PTC Events and Activites



We anticipate our new Knockerball game will be VERY popular at Family Fun Night, don’t miss out! Parent volunteers are still needed. The Knockerball staff does all the real work, you just help as needed and watch the fun!

Family Fun Night! 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Park District of La Grange
536 East Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

SignUpGenius for Cossitt Family Fun Night

Please note that this is different than the date first published in the Cossitt Calendar

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade Author Visit
The Cossitt LRC is delighted to welcome author Josh Funk on Friday, January 25. Mr. Funk will talk with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students about his career as an author and his new book 
Mission Defrostable. Mr. Funk will be offering personalized copies of his books Mission Defrostable, The Case of the Stinky Stench, and Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast. 

To guarantee your personalized copy or copies, please return this order form with payment (cash or check payable to Cossitt PTC) by Friday, January, 25. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through February 1.

Josh Funk Author Visit Order Form

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents
Come get some strategies for parenting in this hyper digital age. As a follow up to our showing of Screenagers and part of the PSCC technology series, Liz Repking of Cyber Safety Consulting will be presenting “Internet Safety.” Learn how to safely and positively use technology at home as well as monitor your children’s technology activity. 

Join us Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 pm in the Park Jr. High Auditorium.  

Register with Eventbrite

Save the Date…Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:00 am is D102’s annual Race to the Finish 5K and 1-mile fun run

Early-bird registration starts February 1st. Sign-up early and get a discount! 

This year’s course will start and finish at Forest Road School. We are also excited to announce that “Run for the Roses” will be joining us on race day to help further support our schools. More details about registration and day of events can be found at Mark your calendars….5/19/19!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Start thinking about the STEM project you might work on for this year’s event. Detailed information coming soon.

S = Science experiment, exploration, or collection
T = Technology project
E = Engineering project or invention 
M = Maker-style project or Math project 

Did you test it? Did you make it? Did you collect it? Did you try it? Did you build it? What did you learn? How cool is that? Come share it with us!

On March 2, STEM EXPO will showcase the talents of our District 102 K-6 students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and creative making. Do a project at home and share it with us. This event is designed to show off our student’s creative and inventive talents in the scientific areas.  

Starr Program–Friendship Group
Parents of K – 3rd grade Girls and Boys

The kids workshop formerly known as the Friendship Workshop for Girls has been renamed! The workshop is now the Starr Program: Guiding the Path to Friendship and will include girls and boys.

Register your child today for this fun program which is an interactive way to address friendship issues and good peer communication in our young kids. Through large group activities, small group discussions, games and crafts, the kids will learn and practice ways to identify their feelings, handle conflicts with their peers and effectively communicate. The session will cap off with a brief yoga/meditation.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2018 at Ogden Ave School
Time: 9:30 am – noon
Cost: $28.00 (Discounted pricing for low income families)
Register through your Pushcoin account. Search the Webstore for Starr.

Contact Rebecca Ramana with questions.

COMPASS Program for 4th and 5th Grade Girls
When: Sunday, March 3 
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Forest Road School

Forest Road is hosting a program partnered with the District 102 Positive School Committee (PSCC). The PSCC is comprised of representatives from the PTC of Congress Park, Forest Road, Cossitt and Ogden elementary schools who came together in 2018. The programs offered are for parents and students that promote positive peer relationships, good communication with peers, empathy and multicultural awareness.  

The program is called COMPASS, formally known as Chick Chat.

Compass is a relationship building program designed for girls to establish healthy relationships with themselves and others. It will be a fun filled day of activities, games and small groups capped off with some yoga and meditation. Throughout the day the girls will find tools to help establish self-confidence, resolve friendship dilemmas and find ways to be comfortable with themselves. It’s a day not to be missed. 

Lunch will be provided.

Keep a look out for more details. In the meantime, LIKE District 102PSCC on Facebook to hear more about the programs PSCC has to offer

Notes to Cossitt Office
When sending to school with your student notes or forms to go to the Cossitt office, please label the envelope with what the enclosed is in reference to (ex: Book Club, Art Club, Yearbook, etc) so that it can be properly routed. This would be a great help to the office staff and much appreciated. Thank you.
Cossitt Property Watch
Please help us protect Cossitt property after hours. If you see inappropriate or suspicious activity after school hours, please call the La Grange Police at it’s non-emergency phone number of 708-579-2333. Thank you.
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

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