PTC Upcoming Events and Activities

How are PTC Dollars Spent?

One way PTC Dollars are spent is through a Teacher Request fund that is part of the PTC Budget each year.  We are happy to say that we recently purchased many items that have been on teachers’ wish lists!  

Some things that were purchased include Classroom storage, Flexible seating, Reading program subscription, Headphones, Lap desks, Activity books, Math tools, Easel pads, Time Magazine for Kids, Snap Circuits, and New books for the LRC!  Thanks for your continued support so we can help our teachers in this way! 

Art Show 2020

Get ready for the 2020 “Cossitt Creates” Art Show which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 4th! We need lots of adult help and student participation to make this event a success. The art show will display grade-level projects being made in art class, and showcase the creative talents students are developing independently too!  
Students can submit their original, independent work in the sign-up link below.
Questions? Contact chairperson Jennifer Rakvin.
Sign-up here to register your student to submit their art, as well as sign up to volunteer.

ATTENTION 3rd, 4th and 5th GRADE GIRLS!

Cossitt Elementary is hosting another season of girls’ running club! The club will meet once a week to work towards running a 5k at the end of the season. While meeting, we will focus on both running and social skills. The girls will also work on building confidence, self-esteem and working together as a team.

This year, Girls’ Running Club will be held on Thursdays after school and coached by Mrs. Daly, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Galloway, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Melberg, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Stamer & Mrs. Wood.

We’d love for you to join us! 

Sign Up Here!

Saturday, March 7th, 9 am-noon, 
Forest Road School
(901 N. Forest Road. LaGrange Park)
Do you have your project planned? Register here!
Register by Feb. 15 to guarantee your t-shirt size.
What is the STEM Expo? 
STEM EXPO 2020 will showcase the talents of K – 6 students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and creative Making. This event is designed to show off those talents in the scientific areas. We look forward to many different kinds of projects and students to share what they have learned. STEM EXPO is an event, like an old-fashioned science fair, but non-competitive, you are all winners!
Watch the video from EXPO 2019.

Do you need some help? Contact the Science Center 708-215-6405 or
For more information about EXPO click here.  


Save the DateOn Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 8 AM is District 102’s annual Race to the Finish 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk. Early bird registration opens on February 1st. Like last year, the race will start and finish at Forest Road School. Like us on Facebook…Run for 102! More details about registration and day of events to come soon! But mark your calendars…5/3/20!!

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’s property after hours. If you see inappropriate or suspicious activity after school hours, please call the La Grange Police at the 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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