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Cossitt PTC Friday Folder
October 3, 2019

Cossitt Friday Folder October 3, 2019
Welcome to your emailed Friday Folder. These flyers are also available on the  Cossitt PTC website .
Calling Cossitt Creators, Inventors, Artists & More
We need your help decorating the new STEM Lab for the grand opening! All students are invited to create a picture to decorate the walls and be on display at the STEM Lab Open House, October 21, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm.

Students are asked to create a picture of an invention for the future.  Perhaps the invention is a robot that cleans up toys, or an oceanic vacuum and recycle station for plastic, or a new seed that grows broccoli to taste like chocolate (with all the vitamins and no sugar). 

Students can draw or paint pictures using any kind, color or size of paper, but no larger than 12inx18in.  Artwork  can be dropped off at or sent down to the Cossitt Office by October 15.  Please clearly label the back of the student's picture with first and last name, grade and teacher. 

We look forward to seeing what the students are imagining for the future and hope you will join us for the Open House. 

Questions?  Please contact Julia Cunningham or Casey Livingston
STEM Lab Grand Opening!  
Cossitt STEM Lab Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Monday, October 21, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 pm

The Cossitt PTC is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Cossitt STEM Lab!  

 *   Join us for the ribbon cutting.
     *   Check out the lab & materials through hands-on fun! 
          *   Explore displays and demos from around the community.

For more information, contact Casey Livingston.
Author Visit - Preorder Today!

Mark your calendars!  The Cossitt LRC will host author Stacy McAnulty on Monday, October 7th to speak with 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Ms. McAnulty will talk with students about her career as an author and her new book,  The World Ends in April. To guarantee a personalized copy of her book, please return the order form with payment (cash or check payable to Cossitt PTC) by Monday, October 7th . If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through October 16th. 

A copy of the order form should come home with your student today, but the form can also be found here.
Clothing Sale Thank-You!!
THANK YOU to all who participated in Cossitt's Fall Clothing Sale. Whether you were a volunteer, seller, or shopper, you contributed to the success of the sale. Not only did families near and far have a chance to purchase gently-used clothing and equipment at much-reduced costs, but we were also able to donate a large number of unsold clothes to many worthy charitable organizations. A special thank you to the fabulous Clothing Sale Committee and volunteers under the impeccable leadership of Clothing Sale Chair, Kim Schau, and Co-Chair, Lynn Lach.

  From Kim and Lynn:  "special thanks to Ian Byrne, Dan Colantuono, Casey Livingston and Sandra Vasquez-Weber for their time and expertise, Kelle Scheiber for her amazing photography, the PTC Board (especially Mel Diebold and Michele Cogan), and all of the Cossitt staff who graciously handled any interruptions we caused during sale week, and many, many thanks to our Cossitt Clothing Sale Committee."
PIMA Upcoming Fundraisers
Illuminate Your Holiday with Yankee Candle  6th & 7th Grade Music Trip Fundraiser

Our 6th and 7th-grade band and orchestra members will be selling Yankee Candle items to help pay for the biannual music performance trip in 2021. 

This is an online sale, so ordering is simple and fast, and all orders will be delivered directly to your home. There are over 500 items for sale- fragrant candles and much more! Yankee Candle will bring warmth and beauty to your home or be the perfect gift for family and friends during the holiday season. 

To view the catalog, go to Yankee Candle Fundraising . Place your order under PIMA's Group #: 999985204 .

All orders must be placed by October 17 in order to receive items by Thanksgiving. 

Flying High Pizza Fundraiser, Friday, October 18 7:00-10:00pm

Come and support PIMA by dropping off your kids at Flying High for supervised gym time while you enjoy a quiet evening at home or a night out!  

To register:  Click Flying High, Scroll down to the Pizza FUNdraiser Category.  Where it says "Select Event" click on PIMA Pizza Fundraiser

PIMA fundraisers support:
  • Musical instruments, equipment, and uniforms
  • Scholarship money for summer music camps
  • Music education field trips throughout the school year
  • Monthly instrumental rental fees for students who demonstrate a financial need
  • 7th and 8th-grade out-of-state performance tour
  • Social events to celebrate students' success
Questions? Please contact  Casimira Gorman
Art Appreciation Volunteers Needed!!
Thanks to all those who have already signed up, but we are still in need of more volunteers!  Minimal time commitment (you don't have to come up with the lesson plan!) and a great way to spend time in your child's classroom.  

Some people have said they are intimidated by this volunteer opportunity, but please know that everything has been pre-planned, all you have to do is lead!  You don't need to have any art background at all!!  It is a great time to spend time in the classroom!  It really is fun and the kids enjoy it!  

Future Superstars Basketball Camp

Open to ALL students, boys and girls, from District 102 K - 8th grade.  
Featuring former U of I and professional basketball star Kiwane Garris along with Hoop Dreams star Arthur Agee, and their team of coaches who sponsor youth mentoring programs in Chicago. 
Proceeds benefit the Future Superstars organization. Attendees will receive a T-shirt.
Parents are also invited to attend a Fundraiser with Kiwane, Arthur and the coaches on Friday October 18th.  Details to follow.  

Date:  Saturday October 19th, 2019

K - 2nd grade   9-10:30am
3rd - 5th grade    11-12:30pm
6th - 8th grade    1-3pm

Cost:  $40/child
Automatic significantly reduced cost for low income families. 

Register via PushCoin HERE, or go to the Webstore and search Future Superstars.
Contact Rebecca Ramana or Erika Guest with questions.  
Thanks for Hospitality!
Thank you to the Hospitality Committee for providing refreshments to our clothing sale volunteers! This past weekend's fall sale was a big success and having something special for those that spent their time to help out was much appreciated. Thank you!
Questions about the PTC budget? Please email Melissa Diebold at  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!

The Cossitt PTC