Cossitt PTC Events and Activities

Fall Clothing Sale – Register to Sell and Volunteer
Time to clean out your closets and get ready to sell your gently used children’s clothes! Online registration to sell and volunteer is NOW open!
Visit our website to register to sell:
Sign up to volunteer:
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
Parent Social
Rock it with Cossitt — Friday, October 21 at Harry’s Sports Bar and Grill in Countryside
8:00 – midnight (New Parents invited to come at 7:30)
8:15  Social Fundraiser sign ups begin
9:00  DJ Cash bar
Join us at Harry’s to mingle with other Cossitt parents. Please see the flier for to complete for the preregistration. RSVP in advance: Return the registration flier for $10/person in advance or pay $15/person at the door. While you’re there, sign up for the many social fundraisers planned for this year!
Social fundraisers are great events planned by groups of Cossitt parents for men, women, or children to attend throughout the year. They provide an opportunity to meet new people and have fun in a smaller setting. All are welcome to sign up and pay for multiple social fundraisers. Sign ups only take place at the Parent Teacher Social, unless an event does not sell out that evening. In order to give as many people an equal opportunity to participate in these fundraisers, we have set a limit this year on how many additional people other then yourself you can sign up. Each person can sign up one other person: for example a friend or spouse. Or a couple can sign up one other couple. This means the best way to sign up for the social fundraisers is to attend the Parent Social! Each event will have a limited number of spaces and may sell out, so come early to sign up! Most importantly, ALL proceeds from the social fundraisers go straight to the Cossitt PTC.
Check your calendars, arrange for sitters and be sure to sign up. Stayed tuned for more details and information on the social fundraisers planned for this year!
Questions? Contact Heather Shepard at
Additional Art Appreciation Volunteers Needed
We need a minimum of 4 volunteers in each classroom, and at this time are in need of more volunteers for classrooms 3M (we only have 1) and 6M (we only have 2).  We can always use additional volunteers, so please feel free to sign up! You don’t have to be artistic to lead an art appreciation lesson.  The lessons are provided to you with suggested projects to go along with the lessons, although if you have better project ideas, we’d love to hear about them.

We will be having an orientation meeting in the MPR Monday, October 3, 6:30 pm.  It should not last more than an hour.  We will explain the program and show you where you can find the lessons and materials.

Please contact:
Jennifer Vander Wagen Grades 1, 5, 6
Sarah Baur Grades 2-4
Clip and Click
We can earn up to $20,000 a year simply by clipping Box Tops for Education, up to $12,000 a year sending in Tyson Project A+ labels and .5% back on participating purchases through Amazon Smile. Box tops and labels can be sent to school with your child in a bag, envelope or in the case of box tops, taped or glued to a collection sheet (see attachment). Additional collection sheets will be located in the Cossitt office for your convenience.
Amazon Smile program be joined simply by going to you for your help to support the Cossitt PTC!
Questions? Contact Bess Shinsako at
Science Center – Mini Maker Faire
The Science Center Parent Enrichment Group of District 102 is planning its first ever Mini Maker Faire with the goal of making makers through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We are looking for parents (or friends and neighbors) who create or make something related to STEM and would like to join us in our Mini Maker Faire debut. Specifically, activities must be one or more of the following:
* Interactive (ex-trick out your bike)
* make and takes (ex-making bath bombs)
* Special Guests with highly engaging demo (ex- 3-D printer)
The Mini Maker Faire will be on Saturday, October 2210am – 2pm  at the District 102 Science Center and grounds.
To confirm participation or if you have any questions, please contact Ann Roth at
Spring Bulb Fundraiser
September 9 – October 7
Fall is here, and it’s now officially planting time! Make your spring gardens colorful and help the PTC create a beautiful school year for our children. Order your flower bulbs such as tulips and daffodils and 50% of the proceeds go to the PTC. Flower Power brochures will be sent home in your student’s folder.
These make great gifts and you can have your friends and family order online: Flower Bulb Online Sale
Forest Road – Toy Sale
Registration for the 29th Annual Forest Road PTO Used Toy Sale is open online thru Sign Up Genius!
Toy sale tags will be available in the Main office at Forest Road School, 901 Forest Road, La Grange Park; and at 114 Scotdale Road or 1406 Kemman Avenue, both in La Grange Park.
The Toy Sale will be held Saturday, October 15 from 8am – 1pm at the school. Sellers keep 60 percent of the sales price. Forest Road Used Toy Sale Seller Registration
Questions? Contact Melissa at or (708) 280-4784.
Language Stars
Language Stars begins on Monday, October 3. Please remember to register online if you would like your child to participate.  Register for Language Stars
Right at School Registration
Registration for after-school extracurricular programs is being handled through Right at School. Your child does not need to be enrolled in The Right Club, their after-school care program, to participate. Available Programs:
Sticky Fingers Cooking (grade K-5) Mon, 3:15-4:30 pm
Girl Power Yoga by Mission Propelle (grade 1-5) Tues, 3:15-4:30 pm
Jr. Lego Engineering by Bricks for Kids (grade K-4) Wed, 2:30-3:45 pm
Chess Scholars (grade K-6) Thurs, 3:15-4:30 pm
Multi-Sport Madness by Legacy Sports Camp (grade 3-6) Thurs. 3:15-4:30 pm
Questions? Please call Customer Support 855-287-2466
To Register Click Here (Scroll down to Electives, halfway down the page)
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