Cossitt PTC Events and Activities

Lisa Katzenberger Author Visit Grades K-2
The Cossitt LRC is excited to host author AND COSSITT PARENT, Lisa Katzenberger, on Wednesday, March 7.  Ms. Katzenberger will talk with Cossitt students in grades K-2 about her career as an author and her new book Triceratops Would not make a Good Ninja.

Orders forms were sent home with students in grades K-2 or click on the link below to print a copy. To order a personalized copy of her book, please return the order form with payment (cash or check payable to Cossitt PTC) by Wednesday, March 7. If you miss the date, there will be a limited supply of signed books for purchase through March 16

Cossitt Art Show
Cossitt’s Art Show is coming up March 15.  Students are invited to submit their own works of art for display, including LIVE ART & MUSIC for 5th and 6th graders! Click on the sign-up below so your student can submit his/her very own individual art work, or perform music or live art.  

Art Show Student Submissions Sign-Up

Take part in Cossitt’s largest fundraiser on Saturday March 3.

1. Registration is open until March 1 at

2. Volunteers are needed! Sign up NOW for your desired time slot at Clothing Sale Volunteer Sign-up

3. Technical assistance days – if you need help printing tags or other questions: Monday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00-8:00 at the La Grange Library.

4. Card stock for tagging is available on the front porch at 222 S. Kensington.

5. Clothing donations for the sale are still being accepted. Drop of your clothing donations at 434 S. Waiola by Sunday, February 25.

2018 Run for District 102 – Race to the Finish
Early bird registration is going on now!! Receive $10 off your registration if you register by February 28!  

The 5K and 1 mile run/walk will take place on Sunday, April 29 at 8:30 am, so save the date! It doesn’t matter if you are a super speed runner or a super slow walker – please plan to join us for a great time while benefiting the D102 schools!!

Register to run or to volunteer at the Race website:

STEM EXPO – March 3
Registration is OPEN for District 102’s STEM EXPO 2018 (previously Science EXPO) on March 3. The STEM EXPO will showcase the talents of students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and creative Making. We know that our students are creative and inventive so use those skills to do a project at home and share it with us.

For more information, please access the STEM EXPO Website

Already have a project planned? Please visit: STEM EXPO Registration

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Hohl or Mrs. V at the Science Center at or call 708-215-6405.

Grades 1-3 Flying High Fundraiser
Join us for a night of fun at Flying High Gym in Countryside on Saturday, February 24, 7:30-9:30 pm! Race your friends in the inflatable obstacle course, jump on the trampolines, and enjoy open gym time, pizza, and lemonade.

Please note: there will be NO electronic devices of any kind allowed at this event, including phones and texting devices. Please keep them at home. 

To sign up, click on the link below and scroll down to “Pizza Fundraiser” and click on “Cossitt School February 24.” Be sure to complete the online waiver at the bottom of the payment screen. A receipt will be emailed.

Grades 1-3 Flying High Party Fundraiser Online Registration

Chaperones needed: Flying High Night Chaperone Sign-up

Questions? Please contact Lisa Gibbons at or Vanessa Robertson at

Congress Park School’s Sports Equipment Resale
Congress Park School’s Sports Equipment Resale is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 8:30am to noon at Congresss Park School, 9311 Shields Avenue.  Click below for more information on how you can shop, sell, donate or volunteer.

HEROES for 4th and 5th Grade Boys
Calling all 4th and 5th grade boys!
 Be a HERO and join us for the HEROES workshop at Ogden School on Sunday, March 18 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm! It is a full-day program designed especially for young boys growing into their new role as an adolescent, while staying healthy and having fun on this social-emotional journey.

Registration is open to all D102 schools, and closes February 23. Space is limited.

Click here to register: Heroes Sign-Up

Questions? Contact Jen Stahl at or Rebecca Ramana at

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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