Fundraising is an important part of the Cossitt PTC and plays a vital role in providing programs to all Cossitt students such as Celebrating Cossitt Curriculum (CCC), Art Appreciation and grade-level and all-school assemblies. Fundraising by the PTC also provides Cossitt teachers with support to make our school a better place to work and for children to learn. Parent volunteers and supporters play a key role in fundraising which makes the PTC thrive. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the committees listed below or have any questions about our fundraisers, please contact the Vice President of Fundraising listed in the current Cossitt School Directory.
Book Fair – This Cossitt fundraiser takes place annually in early November. Committee Chairs work with a local book vendor, school staff and parent volunteers to run a three-day fair in Cossitt’s LRC. All Cossitt students are given classroom time to visit the Book Fair. The Cossitt PTC provides Book Fair Scholarships to qualified students.
Boosterthon – is a fundraiser that not only raises funds for laps run around the Cossitt blacktop; it also promotes Integrity, Enthusiasm, Leadership, Results and Community. Boosterthons last 9 days, beginning in late April and culminate with a Fun Run on May 2. Boosterthon stars with an all-school assembly. Throughout the days leading up to the run, the Boosterthon team will be in the school helping with assorted activities and programs around the yearly theme focused on character development.
Brick Pavers – Can be purchased for the Cossitt Education Garden. Pavers can be customized to show Cossitt spirit, acknowledge a teacher or faculty member, celebrate a child’s success or favorite activity, or share a positive thought or saying.
Cossitt Clothing Sale – This is the Cossitt PTC’s largest fundraiser; held twice a year in the fall and spring. This fundraiser requires the most volunteers out of any of the Cossitt fundraisers. The Cossitt Clothing Sale is a children’s consignment clothing sale featuring gently-used children’s clothing, athletic shoes, dress shoes, uniforms and costumes as well as infant equipment, accessories and more. For more information, please click on the Clothing Sale tab above.
Cossitt Spiritwear – Spiritwear gives students a sense of belonging and pride in their school. Cossitt Spiritwear can be purchased all year long and offers athletic clothing such as t-shirts, hoodies, and pajama pants all displaying Cossitt’s Tiger or paw print logo. Orders can be placed by going to www.cossittspiritwear.com
Original Works – The Cossitt PTC works with Original Works, an art-based fundraising company, which offers quality, functional products for displaying children’s artwork. All Cossitt students create an original artwork during art class that can be transferred onto a keepsake item such as a clay tile, mouse pad, tote bag or t-shirt.
Rebate Programs – Cossitt families are encouraged to participate in rebate programs such as AmazonSmile and and BoxTops4Education. Send neatly clipped BoxTop labels with your child to school and the PTC’s Rebate Coordinator will submit them for cash for the Cossitt PTC.
Restaurant Fundraising – If you’re planning to go out to eat with your family during the school year, then Restaurant fundraising is an easy fundraiser for you to support. The Committee Chair dedicates a local restaurant one day per month for Cossitt families to dine in or take out.
“Run for District 102” Fun Run and 5K – This fundraiser is held in cooperation with District 102 schools in order to encourage physical fitness, build district spirit and raise funds for participating schools. For more information, please click on the following link: Run for District 102 5K and Fun Run
Social Fundraising – Social fundraisers are organized and hosted by Cossitt parents and signups are offered online. These fundraisers raise funds for the school while providing an avenue for the Cossitt parent community to meet and build relationships. Past fundraisers have included themed parties, progressive dinners, wine tastings and child focus activities.