September 16, 2020
Walking the Line
We learned all about lines in art class today – straight, broken, dotted, zig-zag and spiral. First, we walked on chalk lines, then we headed to the art table to trace lines on paper with our fingers and crayons. Thanks, Tr. Chris for teaching us in fun and clever ways!
DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Friday, September 18 – By My Side begins
  • Monday, September 21 – Picture Day for Owls, Bears and Butterflies (Rain date 9/23)
  • Tuesday, September 22 – Picture Day for Froggies and Bumblebees (Rain date 9/24)
  • 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)
  • Friday, September 25 – Picture Day for By My Side (Rain date TBD)
  • Monday, October 5 – 8:15 pm; GPC meeting via Zoom
From the Head of School
Dear Goshen families,
 
I hope you are all enjoying this cool, refreshing September! It is great to be outdoors on days like these, particularly here at Goshen Friends School. I love to hear the children singing, laughing and the chattering from all corners of our campus every day!
 
Please make a note that Mary Parnell of Picklepuss Photography will be here next week to take individual photos of each child. The schedule is in the “Dates to Remember” above. After picture day, Mary will send you proofs via email and you will have the option to order from there. Special request: as you are selecting your child’s attire for school photos, please remember that they will be playing in those clothes all day! It is a good idea to choose outfits that can stand up to the great outdoors.
 
Speaking of clothing, we are adapting our routines to cooler mornings and have put away some of the more drenching water activities. There is no need to send your child to school in a bathing suit anymore (but it is still wise to keep a towel in the car at pick-up just in case). A few additional requests:
 
  • As the mornings are getting cooler, feel free to send your child to school in a light-weight jacket or hoodie. A zippered one works great!
  • Please continue to dress your child in shoes that can get wet. The grass is dewy in the mornings, and we still enjoy some water play.
  • Your teachers will talk more at Back to School Night about exchanging your stay-at-school clothes for ones better suited to cooler temperatures.
 
 
Finally, your teachers will reach out to you this week with a Zoom link for your Back to School night meeting (see schedule above). Save the date and get ready to learn more about what your Preschooler is up to!
 
Have a great week!
 
In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Goshen Parent Community
 
Hello Goshen families!
 
We are up and running and off to an awesome start to the school year! We held our first GPC meeting via zoom Monday night and I have to say that I was super excited by the impressive turnout! I cannot thank you all enough for joining in. I know it was a very long two hours (promise to keep them to an hour moving forward). But I think we had some fun right?!

Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, October 5 at 8:15pm. We will share the meeting ID and passcode as the date gets closer.

Learn more about our group now by clicking here to get our 2020 flyer. Also – new this year – the GPC would like to keep you informed through our new Facebook group! Join the group by clicking here.
Our first Restaurant Night of the year was a success! Thanks to all who came out to Chipotle in West Chester to get carry-out as part of our “Dine and Donate” fundraiser. We raised $145 last night! Our next Restaurant Night will be held October 19 at Panera Bread in West Chester. Be on the lookout for more details!
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!
 
Thanks, everyone! Feel free to reach out to me directly with questions!
 
In Friendship,
Marne Repetto
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: 
By My Side starts FRIDAY!
 
Tr. Carolyn is looking forward to leading the fall session of By My Side beginning September 18. Held every Friday morning from 9:30 to 11 am, By My Side gives toddlers and their grown-ups a gentle introduction to Preschool. Do you have a friend who is interested in the program this year? Please have them contact Tr. Mimi at mimi.ackers@goshenfriends.org
Extended Care:
 
Tr. Patrice and Tr. Carolyn have had a great time making new friends and spending time with “old” friends at Lunch Bunch! We would love to see all of our friends for lunch after school! Look for special offers to try Lunch Bunch for free in the coming weeks. Want to sign up now? Please complete this form to let us know you’re interested. Thank you!
Friendly Reminders...
*Please remember to complete your Health and Safety Acknowledgment Form. We appreciate you completing your form (one per family, please) by the end of this week. Thank you!