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Cossitt PTC Friday Folder
August 23, 2019

Cossitt Friday Folder August 16, 2019
Welcome to your emailed Friday Folder. These flyers are also available on the  Cossitt PTC website .
Welcome Back!!
On behalf of the Cossitt Parent Teacher Council (PTC), welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you had a wonderful summer!  Your student should receive this welcome letter in their backpack today, but here is a digital copy as well the sign up to pay dues.  Thanks for your support of the PTC!   
Back to School Picnic - Volunteers Needed!!

     Sunday, August 25th
               4pm-6pm
            Denning Park
4903 S. Willow Springs Road, LaGrange


Let's BOUNCE into the new school year!!

** We still need a few volunteers for the event, specifically to stand outside the bounce houses.  So if you are coming anyway and don't mind doing this for an hour....sign up with a friend!  It will be a big help!  Thanks so much!! **

To volunteer sign up here!   

The Cossitt PTC invites you to join us for a Back To School Family Picnic to kick off a "Fun"tastic year at Cossitt School!

Pizza, hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available for sale (cash only), or even just drop in for a FREE snow cone, generously provided by Tate's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop. All proceeds will be used to cover the cost of the party and to support the PTC. The fields and basketball court will be open so feel free to bring games and sports gear to play!

There will be music, bounce houses, face painting and lots of friends! Parking is available at Lyons Township South campus or behind Denning park in the neighborhood.

Questions? Please contact: Vanessa Robertson  or Amy Moran
Calling All Parent Volunteers!
It's almost the beginning of the new school year! This means we are in need of parent volunteers. We are a parent community, committed to supporting the school with resources, time and effort. It would not be possible to do all that we do without your support.

Please click below to find several volunteer opportunities, along with a brief description. The respective committee chairs or PTC contacts will reach out to you with more information as the program date nears. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vanessa Prinz.

Social Fundraiser Hosts 
Interested in getting to know other Cossitt parents while raising funds for the school? Social fundraisers are fun events planned by groups of Cossitt parents that happen throughout the year. All are welcome to host or attend! 

 If you are interested in hosting an event, have an idea for an event, or need details before deciding, please contact Amy Carlstead & Carrie Becker at cossittparties@gmail.com. A great slate of parties is in the works, but there is still time to add to it if you have ideas or we're happy to work with you (maybe a Euchre night? Cocktail making at Vie? Bears viewing party at Buckle Down?) The final slate of parties will be announced in mid-September with sign-ups beginning Friday, September 20th. 

NEW this year, the Social Fundraising team is open to new formats and pricing per ticket. Want to host a porch party or host at a local business? We could price under the typical $50/ticket. Or have an idea for a fancy, gourmet dinner party? We could price up to make it worthwhile for your investment. We are here to make it as easy, flexible, and fun as possible. 
Inaugural First Grade Parent Social!

**NEW THIS YEAR -- OUR FIRST EVER FIRST GRADE PARENT SOCIAL - SIGN UP NOW OPEN/SIGN UP TODAY** 

With so many new families joining Cossitt in first grade, we're welcoming first-grade parents to a social fundraiser at Steak + Vine on Wed, 9/18 from 7-9pm. Cost is $20/pp, light apps will be served along with a cash bar. Sign up is open now to the first 55 people to sign up. Thanks to our hosts: The Lane, Welch, Alfaro, Skerrett, and Collins-Maragh families and special thanks to Cossitt parents, Christina and Nick Gangas, owners of Steak + Vine for the generous donation of space and appetizers.

Sign up Here!  
Bike Safety Rodeo
The Cossitt Bike Rodeo will be held on  Friday, September 6  at 3:15 pm. Volunteers are needed for this event.
 
Bike Safety Rodeo Volunteer SignUp Genius
 
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. 
Fall Clothing Sale: Mark Your Calendars!
The Fall Clothing Sale is on
Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Online registration to sell is now open at www.cossittptc.org/clothingsale.

We still have committee positions open!
Please consider getting involved in Cossitt's largest fundraiser.

Join us behind the scenes of what our shoppers call "a well-oiled machine" and "one of the most anticipated sales in the area." Sign up under the volunteer sign up link to indicate interest, and we are happy to discuss the positions in more detail before you are committed. Want to know more right away? Email Kim Schau or Lynn Lach with any questions.

Smile for Cossitt & Box Tops
               
 As you do your back to school shopping, please use AmazonSmile  and help support Cossitt stude nts through the PTC. The next time you are ready to make a purchase, sign in using  AmazonSmile and select Cossitt Parent Teacher Council as your favorite charitable organization. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases. For more information go to https:smile.amazon.com.
 
Box Tops for Education can be found on a variety of products. Since each Box Tops is worth 10 cents, they add up quickly!! Send the Box Tops to school with your child at any time.   Cossitt can earn up to $20,000 a year from this program. For more information go to  www.boxtops4education.com

Questions about the PTC budget? Please email Melissa Diebold at cossittptctreasurer@gmail.com  to receive a copy. The Cossitt PTC budget is also available at all PTC meetings.

Interested in ways the Cossitt PTC has put our fundraising dollars to use in our school? Please take a look at some of the ways our families and community have made a difference!

Sincerely,
The Cossitt PTC