September 23, 2020
Say Cheese!
Picture days were a great success! Look for an email containing proofs and ordering information from photographer Mary Parnell in the coming weeks.

  • 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, September 28 – FREE Lunch Bunch for Bumblebees (see details below)
  • Tuesday, September 29 – FREE Lunch Bunch for Froggies (see details below)
  • Monday, October 5 – 8:15 pm; GPC meeting via Zoom
  • Monday, October 19 – Restaurant Night at Panera Bread in West Chester
From the Head of School
Dear Goshen families,
Just a quick note from me this week to say thank you for your participation in this years’ Zoom back to school nights. The teachers are really enjoying the connection with you, virtual though it may be!
Enjoy the summer-like weather on this first day of fall!
In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Free Lunch Bunch in Extended Care!
Calling all Bumblebees and Froggies! Check your email for a free Lunch Bunch offer for next week!
We are inviting the Bumblebees to join us Monday, September 28 and the Froggies on Tuesday, September 29 for a complimentary Lunch Bunch. Click on your child’s classroom form below to register for next week and subsequent days in October. Pack your lunch (nut free, please!), a beverage and get ready for a fun afternoon with Tr. Patrice and Tr. Carolyn!
Bumblebees on Mondays in Extended Care (includes 9/28 Free Lunch Bunch reservation)
Froggies on Tuesdays in Extended Care (includes 9/29 Free Lunch Bunch reservation)
Goshen Parent Community
Dear Goshen families,
Happy fall from the GPC! We hope everyone is having a wonderful school year and enjoying this beautiful day. Our kids are really benefiting from this near-perfect weather while they are at school! An area they really love is the outdoor kitchen and its sink, easel, flip-flop drums, tree stump circle and playhouse. The GPC knew the kitchen would be a favorite, which is why we made a contribution to the project in 2019.

This year, we made a larger-than-normal contribution of $4,000 to the school. This money was used to help pay for a new hot water heater in the Preschool building and to buy additional equipment and supplies required by new cleaning and hygiene protocols. In addition, the GPC donated $350 to pay for faculty lunches. They are working harder than ever and need extra nourishment in these busy times!

In short, the GPC has made a big difference over the years. Whether it’s for new playground equipment, the addition of the Grange porch or books for the school library, our contributions are important! We could not do it without the support of all of our parents. We appreciate you and thank you for supporting our 2020 fundraisers!

A few additional notes:

·        The minutes from our meeting on September 14 are hot off the press! Please click here to review them.
·        Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, October 5. Look for the link in next week’s Goshen Weekly.
·        We are looking forward to our next Restaurant Night coming up October 19 at Panera in West Chester. Stay tuned for more details!
·        The GPC would like to keep you informed through our new Facebook group! Join the group by clicking here.
Learn more about our group now by clicking here to get our 2020 flyer.
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 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: