The Goshen Weekly, March 5, 2018
"It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!" Last week  we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with PJ days, art projects, silly hats and snacks, a story with The Cat in The Hat, and lots & lots of reading and rhyming! Visit our Facebook page for more photos of our celebrations!
Upcoming Events
  • March 6 - 11: GFS Book Fair & Restaurant Week at Buddy's Burgers (see more info below!)
  • March 6: Community Night at Exton Barnes & Noble, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • March 7: All School Gathering - parents invited! 10:30 a.m. in the Meetinghouse
  • March 15 & 16: March Pretzel Madness GPC fundraiser (details below!)
  • March 26 - April 1: Spring Break! School closed for all students
  • April 2: Classes resume
From the Head of School

Hello Goshen families!

In my house, my family is amused by my annual proclamation that there will be no more winter as of March 1. This year was particularly hilarious, as there was a show-stopping snow event on March 2. Now, everyone is talking about the next snow event that may (or may not) be coming this week. I refuse to accept that we will not have an early spring. I will continue to not wear a coat when I walk the dog and not wear gloves around my freezing cold steering wheel on the drive to school each morning.

In protest of the predicted snow this week, I hope that you will all plan to join us for our third All-School Gathering of the year Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Meetinghouse. The theme will be the Quaker testimony of Peace. Students in Tr. Joyce's and Tr. Delee's classes will perform a song. I hope you can join us!

Have a wonderful week!

In Friendship,

Goshen Parent Community

Book Fair This Week!

The annual Goshen Friends Book Fair is this week, from Tuesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 11! Participate by:
  • Visiting ANY Barnes & Noble and using the Book Fair code 12330807 when checking out.
  • Shopping online at from March 6 - 11. Use the Book Fair code 12330807 when checking out. (For more information, visit
Community Night March 6

Come to a special community night at the Main Street at Exton Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.!  Go on a scavenger hunt, decorate a bookmark, have a special drink at the cafe, and enjoy storytime with Goshen Friends teachers. See the storytime schedule by clicking here.

For all the details, and to download a coupon to present at checkout, click here !

Volunteers are needed to greet families and direct them to activities. Sign up to lend a hand at

Restaurant Week!

While you're enjoying the Book Fair, head to Restaurant Week at Buddy's Burgers Breasts and Fries, also located at Main Street at Exton. Visit any night from  March 6 - 11, present the coupon (click here to download), and Goshen Friends will receive a portion of the proceeds!

March Pretzel Madness March 15 & 16

The GPC is taking orders for soft pretzels during the start of March Madness! Pretzels will be delivered during noon carline on March 15 and March 16 (or placed in your child's backpack if he or she is staying for Lunch Bunch). Pretzels are $5 for 5; proceeds benefit the GPC's year-end school gift for playground updates. Download and print the order form (to be returned via backpack) at Forms are due by March 13.

Parents' Night Out April 20

Save the date: The next Parents' Night Out will be held April 20! Enjoy an evening out while your children play and eat dinner in Extended Care. (Children age 1 and older welcome.) Details and sign-up form to come!

Box Tops Update

Thank you all for saving and submitting Box Tops. We were able to earn $82.70 for the school from this collection! Don't stop saving ... we will have a final end-of-year collection in May. Look for more information later this spring.

Read the March GPC meeting minutes by

Service Project Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February service project. The residents at Bellingham loved singing songs, sharing ice cream, and having wonderful conversations with all of you. We really brightened their day! To see photos from our visit, head to our Facebook page at this link.

Stay tuned for information about our March Service Project for the Brandywine Valley SPCA !
Extended Care

There are only a few more weeks left in our Winter Craft Days. Come to  Extended Care every Thursday & Friday from noon to 3 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays for friendship and fun!  The cost is $38 for each 3-hour session, which includes a snack and a take-home craft.  To register, send an email to or fill out the form by  clicking here and return via your child's backpack to the attention of Extended Care.

Remember, Extended Care is here for you from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. To make a regular Extended Care reservation, fill out the online form by  clicking here.

In Other News

Ready for summer? Register now and get a 5% early enrollment discount for Summer Camp 2018 (valid through March 31)! Multi-week and sibling discounts are also available. Join us from Memorial Day through June and the last three weeks of August for splishing, splashing, and lots of summertime fun in the sun! Find more details and enroll online on our website at !

Note from Admissions for current  Preschool parents: Enrollment Agreements for next year are now due. To ensure your spot for 2018 - 19, please return your agreement with your deposit.  Questions? Call Michele Kornegay at (610) 696-8183 or email .

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