The Goshen Weekly, March 14, 2017
Upcoming Events
  • Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 19: GFS Book Fair, Exton Barnes & Noble (see more info below - date extended!)
  • Wednesday, March 15: Kids Care/After School Service Club, 3 - 4:15 p.m. (download the form to register your child by clicking here)
  • Wednesday, March 15: Book Fair Community Night, 5 - 8 p.m. (new date - see info below!)
  • Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17: Lower School Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, March 20, to Friday, March 24: Spring Break!
  • Monday, March 27: Classes Resume
  • Saturday, April 1: Get Going for Goshen 5K and Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m. (find more information and sponsorship forms below!)
Updated Book Fair Info!

The Goshen Friends Book Fair has been extended through Sunday, March 19! This year's book fair will take place at the Exton Barnes & Noble. 

(Please note: only the date for in-store purchases has been extended. Online sales still end on March 16.)

NEW THIS YEAR: The event will feature a special Community Night on Wednesday, March 15, from 5 - 8 p.m., with cupcake decorating, guest readers, and bookmark making.  Please note that this is a new date because of today's snowstorm!

Visit and support Goshen Friends School online from March 10 - March 16 by entering Bookfair ID 12098620 at checkout

While you're shopping at the Book Fair, be sure to stop by Buddy's Burgers at Main Street at Exton, which will be sponsoring a Restaurant Week during the Book Fair (through March 16). A portion of proceeds will benefit the GPC.


Thank you to Second and Third Graders for a fantastic job during last week's All School Gathering! Every biographic project was unique and full of information. Thank you also to the Preschool students who did good work as the audience!

Goshen Parent Community

The Spring Book Fair, coordinated by the GPC, is now underway! The event will take place through Sunday, March 19,  at Exton  Barnes & Noble. Check out updated snow-related information above!

Please note: Because of the potential for a delayed opening tomorrow, the GPC has changed the date for distributing pretzels to all students to Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30. 

Read the minutes of the March GPC meeting at this link .

Future GPC meetings  will be held on the following dates: April 7 and May 4.

Extended Care

One more reminder: there will be complimentary conference care for Lower School on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Since there is no Lower School on Friday, March 17, you may sign your child up for Day-Off care. The cost is $9 per hour.

Co ntact Extended Care at   to sign up or if you have any questions.

Tech Time

The new edition of Tech Time is out!  Click here to learn more about "Makerspacemania"!

From the Desk of Barbara P.

Dear Lower School families,

We always appreciate our volunteer drivers when field trips are scheduled. If you intend to help us by driving, please be sure that a copy of your up-to-date driver's license, insurance card and clearances are on file in the office. Once again, thank you for your help.  

In Other News

Did you see Goshen Friends in the Daily Local? Check out this article  by parent Emily Ryan about our recent Hour of Code event with Tr. Scott!

Save the dates for these events in April and beyond, and look for more info to come:
  • Diversity Workshop: Saturday, April 22. GFS is hosting this multi-school event! We will need GFS parents to help with various activities - serving lunch, setting up, help ushering children around. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mimi Ackers. 
  • International Week: April 24 - 28. This year's countries of study are Brazil, Nepal, and Switzerland. 
  • Preschool Open House, Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. - noon (please note corrected date)

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