Cossitt PTC Events and Activities

NEW – Cossitt Back to School Family Picnic
Sunday, August 26, 4-6 pm
Denning Park, 4903 Willow Springs Rd., La Grange

Calling all Cossitt families, teachers and staff — Pack a picnic and join us for some back to school fun. Bring your own food, drinks, frisbees and balls. We’ll provide the bouncy houses, DJ, and more!

Please note, this event will be held instead of the Back To School party that has been held in previous years.

School Supply Kit Distribution VolunteersNeeded
Volunteers are needed on Monday, August 20 from 10am – noon to help distribute the School Supply kits that were ordered in the spring. We will deliver students’ kits to the classrooms. This can be a great way to see the classrooms. Please only bring kids 3rd grade and up who are able to carry the boxes up and down the stairs. Thank you in advance for signing up!

School Supply Kits Distribution Sign-up Genius

Bike Safety Rodeo
The Cossitt Bike Rodeo will be held on Friday, September 7 at 3:15 pm. Volunteers are needed for this event.

The Bike Safety Rodeo is for all 3rd graders who are interested in riding their bikes to school. All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who have not participated in the Bike Rodeo are also invited. At the Bike Rodeo, each child will register his/her bike with the La Grange Police Department and perform a series of bicycle safety tests. Children wishing to ride their bikes to school need to participate in the Bike Rodeo only once at Cossitt.

Additional information and the permission slip will be sent home in the Friday Folder after school begins.

Bike Safety Rodeo Volunteer Sign-up Genius

Fall Clothing Sale — Save the Date
Mark your calendars for the Fall Clothing Sale!

Saturday, September 29 from 8am – 1pm
Online registration to sell is NOW open!

Clean out your closets and start tagging over the summer. Too busy to tag? Donate your items and help Cossitt earn more! New this year, a receipt for tax deductions will be available for sellers who wish to donate their clothing. More to come and see you in September!

Please consider getting involved in Cossitt’s biggest fundraiser!

Visit our website to register to sell:

The Cossitt Clothing Sale has been a very important part of the Cossitt PTC for over 25 years. The Clothing Sale is a large and vital PTC fundraising endeavor which helps to fund many school projects. This sale is important to many of the activities that our kids have grown to love. The PTC funds CCCs, birthday books, LRC support, assemblies, teacher curricular requests, Science Center support, art appreciation, End of the Year Event, Family Fun Night, Halloween and Holiday parties as well as many other items.

In addition to supporting our school, the sale itself also helps the community as we donated 82 bags of clothing items to D102 families in need and 7 charities such as Off the Street Club, Cradles to Crayons and the Northwestern Neonatal ICU.

This event also requires a large number of volunteers. We will send out volunteer information as the school year begins, so please mark your calendar and plan to help out. We cannot run this fundraiser without a large volunteer effort from our Cossitt families.

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, SCRIP order, 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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