August 25, 2020
We're Back!
We are so happy to be reunited with teachers and old friends, and to be making new friends, too!
Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 7
School closed for
Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, September 22
Back to School Night for Froggies, Bumblebees – 7 pm (via Zoom)

Wednesday, September 23
Back to School Night for Owls, Bears, Butterflies – 7 pm
(via Zoom)
From the Head of School
Dear Goshen families,
 
On behalf of the teachers, staff, and General Committee members, I would like to welcome you back to school! Yesterday we welcomed Owls, Bears, Bumblebees and Butterflies. Today, we said hello to our littlest friends, the Froggies. We had great fun playing outside, meeting new friends, exploring the campus and learning new routines. It was nice cooling off in our water play areas. It is still summer after all!
 
I want to thank all Goshen families for the amazing support and patience you have shown us these last few months. We’ve changed things up quite a bit and we are grateful to you for being right there with us.
 
Please know your teachers and the Administrative team are always here to answer your questions and assist in any way we can. My email address is mimi.ackers@goshenfriends.org. To find faculty and staff addresses, please check out their bios on our website. Email addresses are at the end of each bio.
 
Have a great week, everyone! See you soon!
 
In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Health & Safety Acknowledgement
Goshen Friends School is committed to doing all that we can to protect our community from the spread of illness, including Covid-19. Our Health and Safety Plan explains how the school and community will be impacted by new routines in the 2020 school year. This plan is a living document that will be updated as needed.
 
It is very important that all families read the Health and Safety plan carefully. We also ask that families support measures that prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our greater community. These measures include wearing face coverings, avoiding areas with high rates of infection and staying home when sick.
 
After you have read the school’s plan, we ask that one person from your family complete and sign a Health and Safety Acknowledgment Form (click below).

We will follow up with your family if we have not received your family’s Acknowledgment Form by Tuesday, September 1. Thank you!
Stay Healthy!
Cold and flu season will be here before you know it. Please remember these simple measures for keeping you and your family healthy this year:

  • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.

  • Wash often!
 
  • Wear a mask when you leave your house.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
 
  • Stay home when you are sick!
In Other News...
You may remember Goshen Friends alumna Lily Knowles (daughter of Tr. Chris) from her many appearances in her dad’s YouTube videos last spring. Or you might recall her from the dance classes she led at Goshen’s summer camps. Lily, a rising sophomore at Muhlenberg College is home for remote learning this fall, and would love to help a family with babysitting needs. Here’s a message from Lily:
Hello!
 
My name is Lily Knowles. I am a rising sophomore at Muhlenberg College, and am studying Dance with concentrations in Education and Performance! Muhlenberg is having remote learning this semester, but I will still be taking online courses. 
 
I’m looking for a part-time babysitting job for this Fall (no word about plans for the spring yet). I would prefer to stick to one family to abide by safe Covid-19 precautions. I can also ensure that my family has been mindful of and adhering to Centers for Disease Control guidelines. My schedule is as follows:
 
Monday-Thursday: available after 5 PM
Fridays: available after 12 PM 
Saturday & Sunday: available all day

I have previously worked at Goshen Friends’ summer camps as a counselor, as well as at Salt Performing Arts in Chester Springs as a summer counselor. I have worked with children of all ages! I love to dance, sing, do theatre, color, play, and anything fun! I also believe in a peaceful and supportive environment for children to flourish! My contact information is:
 
facebook name: Lily Knowles 
phone #: (610) 400-5847
 
 
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you! 
 
Lily Knowles 
Pronouns: she/her/hers