October 7, 2020
Leaf People
There are signs of Autumn all around us here at school!
The Butterflies class read Lois Ehlert's Leaf Man then made their own portraits using found leaves and other fall treasures.
DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Monday, October 19 – Restaurant Night at Panera Bread in West Chester
 
From the Head of School
Dear Goshen families,

It’s hard to believe, but we are nearly seven weeks into the school year and what a great year it has been so far! What’s harder to believe is that we have been able to learn and play outside exclusively since August 24.

Being out in nature is so good for our children. Studies have shown that time in nature is an antidote for stress. Being outside lowers blood pressure and stress hormones and boosts immune system function and self-esteem. It lifts our moods and promotes calm. It has even been shown to improve a child’s attention. The health benefits of all that fresh air, Vitamin D and exercise are great for our growing bodies. And it promotes good sleep – something I’m sure our young families appreciate!

So we will be outside as much as we can, whenever we can! Stay tuned to see how we adapt as the weather begins to turn!

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A very big Thank You to Bears mom and GPC Co-Clerk Andi Zampelli for the beautiful face masks she made and donated to all of our students! Andi is a very talented tie-dye artist as evidenced by the cool colors and awesome designs! And to top it all off, Andi's mother-in-law, Susan Lipinski, sewed every mask by hand. Thanks, Andi and Susan! You are true artistes!

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And another Thank You to the GPC for providing lunches for the staff during our most recent faculty meeting this week. We enjoyed delicious boxed lunches from Dixie Picnic. We were so satiated, it's amazing that we got any work done!

Have a great week, everyone!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
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,

Thanks to all for joining us for our October meeting Monday night. Look for minutes from the meeting in the next Goshen Weekly!

And be on the lookout for more details on our next Restaurant Night October 19. This time, the GPC invites you to grab dinner at Panera in West Chester!

Please feel free to always reach out to me with any questions or just to say hi! Learn more about our group now by clicking here to get our 2020 flyer. Thanks for all your continued support!

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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