Last Thursday we harvested the last of our radishes from the Goshen Garden for delivery to the Chester County Food Bank! Since August we've grown 40 pounds of produce for our neighbors in need. We'll continue to support the Food Bank into the cold weather months with our November Breakfast Food Drive. Read more about our current service project below!
- November 15: Tr. Joyce & Tr. Delee's classes visit Tyler Arboretum
- November 22 - 24: Thanksgiving break - No School or Extended Care for all students
- November 27: School resumes
- November 30: Restaurant Night at Panera in Malvern - more info below!
From the Head of School
Dear Goshen families,
Thank you to everyone who came for our All School Gathering last week. Students, parents, and teachers reflected on the Quaker value of simplicity and shared our thoughts on everything we are grateful for during this month of Thanksgiving.
Three more All School Gatherings are scheduled for the school year: Thursday, January 11; Wednesday, March 7; and Thursday, April 5. All will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is invited to come, parents and children alike, whether your child is attending school that day or not. We hope you'll join us!
Goshen Parent Community
Read the November GPC Meeting Minutes here.
The next Restaurant Night will be held at Panera in Malvern on November 30. Download a flyer by clicking here!
Forget about Black Friday and Cyber Monday ...
Shop with SCRIP this holiday season
! Earn money for GFS and get your shopping done early. Shopping with SCRIP is easy:
- Look through the SCRIP order form by clicking here.
- Select your store/denomination.
- Send in the form and a check (made to Goshen Friends School) via backpack by December 1.
- You will receive your cards 5-10 days later. GFS will earn a percentage for every card purchased!
Check for the stores where you spend every day (Giant, Target, Toys R Us, and more) to purchase for yourself, or c
hoose from a huge selection to get special gifts for family, friends, teachers, babysitters, mail carriers ... everyone on your list!
For questions on the SCRIP program, contact Gina Hart via email.
There's still time to sign up for Extended Care's current offer (available to ALL parents): Buy 4, Get 1 Free Lunch Bunch! Simply sign up for Lunch Bunch using the online enrollment form; we will track your child's attendance.
come to 4 Lunch Bunch sessions before December 15, 2017, and your 5th Lunch Bunch will be free. The free Lunch Bunch will be reflected on your invoice.
Extended Care invoices for October were mailed via email or US Mail (whichever you chose on your enrollment form) last week. If you have not yet received your invoice, please contact the Business Office at
November Service Project
Our Breakfast Food Donation Drive on behalf of the Chester County Food Bank is underway! Thank you to all who have contributed so far. As a reminder, we are collecting the following items needed by the Food Bank year round:
- Healthy cereal
- Canned fruit (no glass jars, please!)
- Breakfast bars
We'll be accepting donations through Tuesday, November 21. Donations can be dropped off at the Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or sent to school with your child.
Read more about the Chester County Food Bank and the Breakfast Food Donation Drive by clicking here!
December Service Project
Stay tuned for information about our December Service project to benefit Devereux's Kanner Learning Center. We'll be spreading warmth and brightening the holidays at Devereux in two ways: through a collection of new hats & mittens and by decorating a holiday tree for the young men and women who call Devereux home. Save the date for an Ornament Decorating Party on Friday, December 8, from noon to 2 p.m. Details to come!
In Other News
In advance of our Annual Fund campaign for 2017-18, Goshen Friends would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to the school during the 2016-17 fiscal year. We are so grateful for the support we receive from current and former parents, alumni, local businesses, and friends of the school and acknowledge them in our Annual Report.
to read the Annual Report for fiscal year 2016-17.
We're looking for a pre-lit tabletop tree, approximately 3 feet tall, to decorate for Devereux as part of our December Service Project. If you've got one to donate, please contact Michele in the Office at 610-696-8183 or
In case you
it: Recently Goshen Friends was featured in both
The Daily Local
and the CCIU's
to read about faculty kid Brian Andiario's summer Eagle Scout project to refurbish our playground's wooden train, and
for coverage of our September seed-growing service project!
If online holiday shopping is in your future, consider using Amazon Smile! Simply go to
ollow the quick steps to select Goshen Friends School as your charity. A donation will be made to the school for p
urchases through smile.amazon.com!