The Goshen Weekly, September 11, 2018
We're back! Yesterday we welcomed this year's Owls, Bears, Bumblebees, and Butterflies classes, and today our Froggies and Ladybugs classes arrived for their first day of school. We are looking forward to a tremendous school year! To see photos from Monday, Today's photos can be viewed by clicking here !
Upcoming Events
  • September 12: First Day of Wednesday By My Side
  • September 13: First Day of Thursday By My Side
  • September 14: GPC Meeting, 9 a.m. in the Grange
  • September 14: Back to School Potluck Picnic, 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the Playground (bring a dish to share!)
  • September 19 & 20: In-school Peace Day celebrations
  • September 24: School Photos for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies
  • September 24: Back to School Night for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 25: School Photos for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees
  • September 25: Back to School Night for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 26: School Photos for Wednesday By My Side
  • September 27: School Photos for Thursday By My Side
  • September 28: GPC Meeting, 9 a.m. in the Grange
  • September 30: Hayride sponsored by the General Committee, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Welcome back! What a treat it is to see the classrooms filled with happy children again! We really missed them over the summer. And parents, too!

Many thanks for your patience as we smooth out the car line kinks. We'll get there!

Just a short note from me this week, but I do want to remind you that my door is always open! If you have a question or concern that you'd like to discuss, feel free to stop in. You can also email or call. My direct line is 610-696-8189; email is  mimi.ackers@goshenfriends.org

I hope to see you all at the Back-to-School picnic Friday! Fingers crossed for good weather!

Goshen Parent Community

Welcome back everyone! Good luck to you and your little ones this week. Thank you for all the excitement at Orientation about volunteering this year. 

There will be a Fall Harvest Fair GPC Meeting this Friday, September 14, at 9 a.m. in the Grange. If you need Extended Care during the meeting, please notify Tr. Patrice by Wednesday morning (call 610-696-8937 or email extendedcare@goshenfriends.org). We hope to see some new and those always familiar smiling faces!

Extended Care

We are off to a great start in Extended Care, with lots of old and new friends joining us for Breakfast Club, Lunch Bunch, and more this week! 

To learn more about all the offerings in Extended Care this year, please visit our website by To download individual forms for Extended Care, click below: 
Paper forms for all Extended Care programs will also be sent home via backpack this week.

For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or

In Other News ...

The Back to School Picnic is scheduled for this Friday, September 14, from 5:30-7:00. This event is a potluck meal - please bring a nut-free dish to share! If Mother Nature is not cooperating and we need to postpone the picnic to our rain date of September 21, we will notify parents via email by Friday morning. We will also share updates on  Facebook and Twitter . Stay tuned!


Please check your child's backpack for information about the 9th Annual Goshen Friends School Hayride, to be held on Sunday, September 30, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Wynnorr Farm. The event, sponsored by the General Committee, includes a scenic hayride, campfire, hot dog roast with s'mores, and more! The cost is $15 per person, $50 maximum per family. Checks should be made payable to "Goshen Friends School" and sent in via your child's backpack (or dropped off in in the Office). All proceeds benefit GFS. RSVP by September 28!
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