Cossitt PTC Events and Activities

In August, the La Grange School District 102 Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to place a referendum on theNovember 8 ballot asking for an increase to the limiting tax rate. Referendum FAQs
Cossitt Book Fair
The Book fair will be held Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3. This is a great chance to volunteer! Click here and choose a shift during the sale.  Click here for more info on the fair and teacher gift certificate. Vote for Books!
Questions? Contact:

Steak & Vine
If you haven’t heard the buzz, Cossitt parents Nick and Christina Gangas have opened their new restaurant, Steak and Vine, in La Grange (37 S La Grange Rd). Help welcome them to the neighborhood by dining there next week (Monday, October 24 through Thursday, October 27). They’re giving 15% back to Cossitt when you mention that you’re there for the fundraiser! For reservations call (708) 579-0520.
Questions contact Dawn Collins at

Box Tops
Nicely done. We had box tops turned in from every grade level! Keep up the good work. Please send in all box tops ASAP and continue to collect throughout the year. Attached is a collection sheet and information on the new Box Top Bonus App which allows us to get bonus points. Check them out! Box Top Halloween Collection sheet  Box Top App information Thanks for your support of the PTC!

Join us to make stuff and “un-make” some things too. Be inspired by makers and tinkerers.  The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Use cardboard to make music, gather nature items and build something that moves, learn from demonstrations how a 3-D printer works and how light art is created. You can also see what some local high school students are inventing. Could it be robots?
The STEM Mini Maker Faire will be held:
Date: Saturday October 22
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: District 102 Science Center and grounds, 930 Barnsdale, LaGrange Park
Talent Show
Do you have a special talent you want to share? Do you have a group of friends who want to put an act together? Mark your calendars forThursday, March 9 for “Cossitt’s Got Talent”! Parent information meetings and try outs will be in January after Winter Break, but start preparing now! We can’t wait to see YOUR talent!
Corporate Matching
Did you know that Cossitt PTC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? This means many employers will match employee contributions to nonprofit organizations – like the PTC! So check you personnel manuals or talk to human resources today to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Please contact the PTC Treasurer for more information at
Award for Excellence
Each year the Golden Apple Foundation selects ten outstanding teachers to be recipients of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This year, they are looking for full-time, 4th-8th grade classroom teachers currently teaching in any public or non-public school in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will counties.  Nominations must be received by the Foundation no later than December 31, 2016. Nominate your favorite District 102 teacher today!
Golden Apple Nomination Form
Chick Chat
Ogden is holding a new event this year called “Chick Chat” for 4th-6th grade girls on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30am -3:00pm at Ogden. This is a new event for us, but Chick Chat has had resounding success in Downers Grove and Batavia for 10 years. HGNA, who’ve developed Chick Chat, would now like to extend their program into the La Grange area. We’d love for your 4th-6th grade girls to join in!
Questions? Contact Kerry Forsythe
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