October 21, 2020
Ten Little Firefighters
October is Fire Prevention Month, so our Pre-K friends took a little break from pumpkins and learned about fire safety. Of course, we made time for some firefighter-inspired crafts!

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Thursday, October 22 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Taco and Nacho Kit orders due (see order form/flyer link in GPC section below)
  • Thursday, October 29 - Halloween Parties for Froggies, Bumblebees and Butterflies
  • Friday, October 30 - Halloween Parties for Owls and Bears
  • Monday, November 9 - GPC Meeting via Zoom, 8:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 18 - Restaurant Night at Freddy's in West Chester
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break - School closed
  • Monday, December 7 - GPC Meeting via Zoom, 8:15pm
  • December 23 - January 1 - Winter Break - School closed
 
From the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,
 
Just a quick note from me this week to remind you that you should have received an email containing proofs of your child’s school pictures. The message would have come from Picklepuss Photography or an email address ending in photobiz.com. Photographer Mary Parnell has kindly offered to give families until October 30 to place orders online. Prints will be delivered in car line before Thanksgiving.
 
If you do not have an email in your Inbox, please check your Spam and Promotions folders. If you’re still missing an email from Mary, then email me at mimi.ackers@goshenfriends.org.
 
Enjoy this beautiful weather!
 
In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Join us for Lunch Bunch!
We’re having lots of fun in Lunch Bunch and have a regular crowd every afternoon! Check out our Extended Care web page and click on your child’s class name to make your reservation!
 
Be on the lookout for a new reservation form for November and December, including Pizza Days and holiday crafts!
 
One reminder from the business office: payments for September are due October 30. If you have questions, please email our business officer, Karen Andiario. 
Goshen Parent Community
 
Dear Goshen families,
 
Thanks to all who picked up dinner at Panera Bread Monday. A portion of your purchase will be donated back to the GPC and benefits our school! We’ll share fundraising totals in the next issue of The Goshen Weekly.
 
GREAT NEWS! The Taco Time fundraiser has been so popular that we’ve extended the deadline AGAIN to Thursday, October 22! Click here for the flyer! Please complete the order form and drop it off with Tr. Karen or Tr. Mimi in car line by tomorrow. Kits will be distributed next week on October 27 and 28. 
 
Finally, the GPC is please to spread a little Halloween cheer this year with the gift of a pumpkin for every student! Pick up your pumpkin in car line this week. The GPC invites your little one to decorate the pumpkin! And feel free to share your photos on the GPC Facebook page!
 
Thanks, everyone!!
 
In Friendship,
Marne Repetto, Clerk
 
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!

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