The Goshen Weekly, February 19 , 2020

Signs of Spring and a mild Winter!

Before Thanksgiving, we sowed seeds in all four 
raised garden beds.  Voila, spinach, thus marking 
the start of another season of growing for the 
Chester County Food Bank. 
Want to volunteer in Goshen's gardens this year? 
See Tr. Mimi's message below!

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, February 25: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am
  • Saturday, February 29 - GPC Bowling Event at The Palace in Downingtown, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 3:  Goshen Parent Community Meeting (Grange), 9:15am - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, March 4: Dr. Seuss Birthday Party (Grange) - Owls, Bears, Butterflies, Wednesday By My Side, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 5: Dr. Seuss Birthday Party (Grange) - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Thursday By My Side, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 11: All School Gathering (Meetinghouse) 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 19: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am
  • Friday, March 20: In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL OR EXTENDED CARE
  • Wednesday, March 25: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

I have never been much of a gardener, so when my friends at the Chester County Food Bank told me to plant spinach seeds in our raised beds last winter and to look for full plants by March, I was astonished! Who knew things could grown in winter months? 

I have learned much about raising vegetables, and my little friends here at school have, too. They love to water the plants, dig up potatoes, hunt for pesky worms and sample sweet tomatoes right off the vine. It is a wonderful way to learn a new skill while helping our neighbors in need.

Would you like to volunteer to help out in Goshen's Gardens? We would love to have you, whether you're a skilled gardener or a novice like me. We know you're busy, so we can work with your schedule! Please email me to learn more at mimi.ackers@goshenfriends.org. Thank you!


Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Goshen Parent Community
 
Thank you to everyone who RSVP'd for bowling at The Palace! We are looking forward to seeing you there on February 29! Questions? Contact Jacqui Martin at jsamp4@verizon.net.

Happening Now:
 
Box Tops - Collection 2/21
Send in your remaining clipped box tops  but don't forget to scan your receipts as well!


Up Next:
 
Parents Night Out - 3/6 Save the Date!
Teacher Patrice and her amazing team have once again made themselves available for an evening. Drop your children off at Goshen Friends School and enjoy a parents' night out! $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional child. $40 max per family. Look for flyers coming home in back packs next week.
 
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - 3/20
We will be hosting a lunch for the teachers and staff during their in service day. Help us give thanks by signing up to donate a soup, salad or beverage. Look for the Sign Up Genius link coming in early March.
 
Looking Forward:
 
Book Fair Community Night at Barnes and Noble - 3/26, 6pm-8pm
Buddy's Burgers in Exton - 3/26, 5pm-9pm
Pour House in Exton - 4/21
 
Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on Tuesday, March 3rd starting at 9:15 a.m. (after carline). Free Extended Care is provided - please contact  extendedcare@goshenfriends.org  to reserve your child's space. We hope to see you there!
 
Ongoing:
 
Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com
Extended Care

The very popular  Art and the Modern Masters Class  begins tomorrow - Thursday, February 20! If you are interested in reserving a spot,  download a reservation form here. Your Preschooler is invited to join us for lunch, then make a piece of art inspired by the modern masters. We hope you will join us!

Use the  forms  below to register your child for pizza days or any other time in Extended Care:


Invoices for  January were sent home in backpacks February 6 and 7 and are due February 28.  Please submit payment to the office or by your child's backpack.    Thank you!   
From the Admissions Office

Greetings! We are continuing to re-enroll students for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for having your agreements and tuition deposits back to the Admissions Office by the due date noted at the top your agreement. 

If you have questions about re-enrolling for next year or would like to discuss a new enrollment for a younger sibling, please reach out to Susan Swanson at  susan.swanson@goshenfriends.org or 610-696-8183. Thank you!
Summer Camp 2020

Enroll now for Summer Camp!  Don't delay, several weeks are already filling up!

It's going to be a fun, fun summer at Goshen Friends School! Sign up for camp today! 

For dates, rates and more information,  click here.  

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