PTC Upcoming Events and Activities

Although the days of shorts and t-shirts seem far off, the Cossitt spring clothing sale is less than a month away! Many of the programs that make the Cossitt experience memorable for our students- yearly CCC programs, birthday books, the end of year event and more- are fully funded by the PTC. The clothing sale is the PTC’s largest fundraiser, and can only be successful with the support of Cossitt parents. 

How can you help? We’re glad you asked! 

Clean out your closets and keep 60% of the sale price. Visit our revised website to learn how to successfully sell your gently used spring clothing, accessories, and books. Register to sell today at 

No time to tag? Donate your items and let us do the work for you. 100% of proceeds will go to the Cossitt PTC. Items can be dropped off now through March 3 at 444 S. Waiola.

The sale thrives with the help of our volunteers. Not only will you feel good about helping your school, but you will also gain access to the best items at the presale the Friday before the sale. Opportunities are available during the day, evenings and weekends, so there is a time that can work for all schedules. Sign up today at:

Stay tuned to the Friday Folder for more clothing sale information as we prepare for sale day on March 9! Meanwhile, contact with any questions.

Box Top Redemption Time
Box Tops Redemption Time is Here! February 22 is the deadline for the winter collection of Box Tops! NOW is the time to send them in to school with your child! This is the last collection for this school year. 

Need a fun collection sheet to help organize your box tops? 

Download the Collection Sheet


Cossitt Family Day at the Movies

Cossitt Movie Night RESCHEDULED to:
Cossitt Movie Morning

Thursday, March 7 (no school due to parent-teacher conferences) at the La Grange Movie Theater, 80 S. LaGrange Rd.

Spiritwear Sale!

What better way to show someone you are thinking of them than customized apparel from the online spirit store!

Questions? Contact Kim Howell or Julie Welch

Time to order your Cossitt Yearbooks!
This full-color, 88 page yearbook captures student events, activities and memories from the 2018-19 school year.  

  • Yearbooks are $14 each and will be distributed to students during the last week of school
  • All yearbook orders are done online through our vendor with payment via PayPal or credit card
  • This is only time for Cossitt yearbook orders (you did not order Cossitt yearbooks in the fall when you may have ordered them for Park or LT)
  • If you do not order a yearbook for your child, he/she will not receive one when they are delivered to student classrooms…we mention this as it can be disappointing to students expecting a book. Surplus books will be available on the last day of school in the office while supplies last.

To Order: 

  1. Visit our vendor store at
  2. Enter “Cossitt” at top of page to select our school
  3. Select the 2019 yearbook
  4. Enter student info and homeroom teacher, click “Next”, verify info and click “Add to Cart”
  5. To add a yearbook for another child, click “Continue Shopping” and repeat the process for each additional child
  6. When you’ve ordered all yearbooks for your family, click “Checkout”
  7. Keep your order confirmation, which will be emailed to you. This is your proof of purchase.

If you have questions, please contact Vanessa Blasco at



Saturday March 2, 2019

This school year’s STEM EXPO is coming soon!  Start thinking about the STEM project you might work on for this year’s event. More 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.    

 STEM EXPO 2019 Flyer


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 OPEN NOW. 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. For more information, please visit

Register Here!

Attention 6th Graders!
E-Colors in Education-Making Better Decisions 

Monday, March 11
3:30-5:30 pm
Park Jr High Auditorium

The PSCC is excited to bring back Lynn Kachmarik of True Brand Sports to work with our 6th graders at this FREE workshop.

This is a great opportunity for your child to come and find out more about their personality based strengths and things that might hold them back as it relates to friendships, school work, sports and family relationships.  This workshop will help your child understand how they can use their personality strengths and manage their potential limiters to make safe and better decisions as it relates to technology moving forward.

Each child must go the website and “Discover they’re E-Colors.”  They must print their results and bring with them to the workshop.  Each child needs to go to the website for In the top right hand corner there is an orange tab, “Discover your E-Colors.” Go to this FREE link and take the PDI indicator. Look for an email response within a few minutes. Read over the information and print this page and bring to the workshop.

Please register with Eventbrite

COMPASS Program for 4th and 5th Grade Girls
Sunday, March 3 
10am – 4pm
Forest Road School
Lunch will be provided.

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. 

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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