The Goshen Weekly, October 2, 2017
Last week  students worked hard as part of our Outdoor Education class to plant radish seeds in our raised bed gardens. After they're grown and harvested, radishes will be donated to the  Chester County Food Bank . We love our partnership with the food bank and will be supporting them all year long! S ee more photos from our gardening sessions on Facebook.
Upcoming Events
  • October 4: Tr. Joyce & Tr. Delee's classes visit Highland Orchards
  • October 6: Inservice Day - No school or Extended Care for all students
  • October 9: No school or Extended Care for all students
  • October 10 & 13: Fire trucks visit campus!
  • October 11: All School Gathering, 10 a.m.
  • October 14: Harvest Fair & Open House, 12 noon - 3 p.m. (see more info below!)
  • October 19: Restaurant Night at the Pour House in Exton, 4 - 8 p.m. 
  • October 20: Deadline to submit Box Tops 4 Education
  • October 30 & 31: Halloween Parades 
From the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Sunday was a beautiful day for a Hayride! Thanks to all who came out for a trek around Wynnorr Farm, followed by hot dogs and s'mores around the campfires. The school gets 100 percent of the proceeds from your visit. We thank you for your support - the event raised an incredible $800!

Many thanks to the school's General Committee for arranging this annual event. Special thanks to GC member Joe Stratton for hosting on his beautiful family farm, and to GC members Irene Crichton, Tom McGee, Wade Robinson, and Sallie Welte for setting up a buffet of hot dogs, apples, beverages, and - very important - s'mores fixins'. Thanks also to Jack Armstrong for lending his photographer talents.  If you didn't make it to this year's Hayride, we hope you'll join us next year!

I am very excited to announce that Goshen is developing a community service calendar of school-organized drives and events to benefit neighbors in need. T eaching children the importance of service is an important part of our mission and an expression of the Quaker values of community and stewardship. We welcome your participation!

Thank you to Kaelyn Barr, mom to Liam Taylor in Tr. Delee's class, for her vision and coordination of this very important initiative!

Our first drive will be a collection of smoke detectors for the Goshen Fire Company, who will distribute them to families in need affected by fire. More information will follow on the drive, which goes in tandem with the children's lessons on fire safety for National Fire Prevention Week.

Be on the lookout for a calendar of more service opportunities throughout the year. Some of the organizations we will partner with include the Chester County Food Bank, the SPCA, and the Devereux community in West Chester. We hope you will join us for events that speak to your interests and fit your schedule.

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to volunteer for the Harvest Fair. Click here to sign up for your time slot!

The GPS is selling KidStuff Coupon Books to raise money for our school. Books are $25, and we earn 50% profit! Save lots of $$$ with hundreds of coupons for shopping, activities, and food! See all 30 editions online by clicking here. One book will be sent home for each Goshen family. Contact Jeanne Czubaroff ( for additional books or any questions. 

The next two Restaurant Nights will be October 19 from 4-8 p.m. at the Pour House and November 30 at SNAP Pizza. Stay tuned for more  information!

Our first  Box Tops 4 Education  collection of the year is approaching. Please continue to collect Box Tops (ask friends and grandparents to collect, too!) and submit them on or before Friday, October 20.

Extended Care

Stay tuned for news about special upcoming activities and programs in Extended Care, including the return of the much-loved Pie Day!

Lunch Bunch and Extended Care is available to all Goshen students Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until at least 4 p.m. Please note that families who would like their children to stay for Lunch Bunch must reserve care for the time period from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

In Other News

Wow! Since August, we've donated 30 pounds of veggies and herbs to the Chester County Food Bank to help hungry families in our area. Learn more about the raised bed program on the Chester County Food Bank's website.

Our Harvest Fair & Open House is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, from noon to 3 p.m.  Enjoy fun activities for kids of all ages - music, magic, face-painting, pony rides, and much more! Food and beverages will also be provided.  The event is free and open to the community - tell a friend! Non-Goshen families may preregister for the event (recommended but not required) by clicking here.

Special thanks to parent Kara Fontes, who is kindly donating 2 "Music Together" performances during the Harvest Fair, at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.  The Harvest Fair will also feature a sale of "hardly-used" books, games, and other items for children up to elementary-school age. Be sure to stop by the Grange to check it out!

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