October 1, 2020
Fall Beauty
The Bears took a nature walk one morning and found beautiful things growing all around campus. With Tr. Patrice guiding them on the art of flower arranging, they made these stunning bouquets and gifted them to Tr. Karen and Tr. Mimi. Thank you, Bears! Our hearts are full and our offices brightened by the beauty of fall! 

  • Monday, October 5 – 8:15 pm; GPC meeting via Zoom (see link in GPC section below)
  • Monday, October 19 – Restaurant Night at Panera Bread in West Chester
A Note From the General Committee
It is my pleasure to share this note from the school’s General Committee. This small but formidable group are champions of our school and true friends to the faculty and staff. Thank you, GC! – Tr. Mimi
Dear Goshen Friends Families,
I’d like to introduce you to Goshen Friends School’s General Committee, known in other organizations as the Board of Directors. I serve as Clerk or Chairperson. There are 10 of us: past parents, former teachers, friends of the School, Quakers and non-Quakers, who meet every other month with the Head of School and Business Officer. 
Our responsibilities are four-fold:
  1. to have financial responsibility for the school. 
  2. to hire and support our Head of School, the General Committee’s only employee. It is Tr. Mimi’s responsibility to hire all faculty and staff and run the day-to-day operation of the school. 
  3. to ensure that the school lives its mission: “Guided by the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, community and peace, Goshen Friends School provides a strong academic foundation through a responsive curriculum and small classes to nurture joyful learning.”
  4. to plan for the future of the school.
Thank you for entrusting your children to the dedicated, caring teachers and staff at Goshen Friends. 
With best wishes from the General Committee for a wonderful year,
Irene Crichton, Clerk 
Join us for Lunch Bunch!
Tr. Patrice and Tr. Carolyn love seeing all of their friends for lunch and playtime after school. We would love for you to join us!
Check out our Extended Care web page and click on your child’s class name to make your reservation! 
Goshen Parent Community
Dear Goshen families,

We are looking forward to our next meeting coming up Monday, October 5 at 8:15pm. We meet via Zoom and all are welcome. Meeting link and details are below:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 741 908 0681
Passcode: 766915

Did you know you can raise money for Goshen when you shop? For every item you purchase with the Box Top label on the package, our school gets a portion of the proceeds. Just download the app, purchase Box Top products, take a picture of your store receipt, and our school gets credit. (See the Box Tops logo below for more information and a link to a helpful video.)

This program is so easy that our school earned an impressive $170 last weekend alone. That’s more than the school made all last year with Box Tops! Thanks to all who are supporting this great program. Make sure to check your Box Tops app for promos and check out our Parents Facebook group for reminders!

You may remember the days of clipping Box Top labels from your favorite products. Though the program is going all digital, you can still submit clippings! The next submission occurs at the end of October, so bring them to school, give them to Tr. Mimi or Tr. Karen in car line and they will get them to our new Box Tops coordinator.
Speaking of which, I am proud to announce that the torch has been handed off to our new Box Tops Queen...Katie Fahey! Thank you, Katie for taking this job from me! (I’ve held on to it for too long!) Please email Katie if you have any questions about Box Tops.

Looking forward to seeing families at our Zoom meeting Monday evening! Please don’t be shy and jump on to see what we are all about. It’s a fun time and I will keep the meeting to an hour this week, I promise!

Please feel free to always reach out to me with any questions or just to say hi! Thanks for all your continued support!

In Friendship,
Marne Repetto, Clerk
Learn more about our group now by clicking here to get our 2020 flyer.
Support our School!
An important function of the GPC is to raise funds for the school. In the past, our contributions have helped buy books for the library, make playground improvements and purchase items for the outdoor classroom.
You can help raise money for the school while you shop by making purchases through the vendors listed below. Set up these apps on your phone, shop for yourself and your family, and help earn money for Goshen Friends all year long! 
Amazon Smile

  1. Join Amazon Smile. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member: Log in to your existing Amazon account at http://smile.amazon.com and enter Goshen Friends as your charitable organization.
  2. Get the App. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iPhone, or Google Play for Android.
  3. Turn on AmazonSmile. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (=). Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
BoxTops for Education App

Download the BoxTops app to your phone. Sign in or create an account and register Goshen Friends School as your school. Purchase items that have the Box Top logo at your local grocery store. Then scan your receipts to earn money.

Click here for instructions.  
Oliver's Labels 

Get prepared for school and activities with these personalized labels for all your kids' gear. Dishwasher, microwave and washing machine safe, these labels are a must have!

Shop using the link: