The Goshen Weekly, January 22, 2019

A snowy playground is the perfect spot for recess!
Upcoming Events
  • January 22 & 23:  Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL for all students; Day-Off and Conference Care will be available in Extended Care - contact Extended Care at or 610-696-8937 to reserve your child's space
  • January 24: Healthy Teeth Presentation for Butterflies, Bumblebees, Froggies, and Ladybugs, 9:30 a.m. in the Grange
  • January 25: Healthy Teeth Presentation for Owls and Bears, 9:30 a.m. in the Grange
  • January 29: 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment Reply Forms due
  • January 30: Wednesday Spring Session of By My Side begins
  • January 30: Field Trip to Jumpers for Owls, Bears, and Butterflies
  • January 31: Thursday Spring Session of By My Side begins
  • January 31: Field Trip to Jumpers for Froggies, Ladybugs, and Bumblebees
  • January 31:  2019-2020 Enrollment Agreements (Contracts) mailed
  • January 31:  Restaurant Night at Frazer Outback, 4 - 10 p.m. (download flyer below!)
  • February 8: Goshen Parent Community Meeting in the Grange, 9 a.m.
  • February 8:  Valentine's Day Dance in the Grange, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (snow date: February 22)
  • February 14: Signed 2019-2020 Enrollment Agreements and tuition deposits due
  • February 15 - 18: Presidents' Day Weekend Holiday: NO SCHOOL or Extended Care
  • February 19: School Resumes
  • February 19: Box Tops submission deadline
Message from the Head of School

Dear families,

I hope everyone had a happy, long weekend. We escaped the snow, but man, was it cold!

With parent-teacher conferences underway, I wanted to take a moment to share how much we appreciate all that our families do to maintain a strong home-to-school connection. That connection is essential for the growth of your child, and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership in the 2019 school year. Thank you in advance for meeting the enrollment deadlines listed in the calendar above.

Have a great week!

In friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Look for a flyer soon for  the Annual Valentine's Day Dance, to be held
Friday, February 8,  in the Grange from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.! The cost is $10 per child with a maximum cost of $20 per family. Adults and children 2 and under are free. Volunteers are needed for this fun annual event. Click here to sign up to donate paper products, snacks, beverages, and desserts. The school will provide pizza.

Our next Restaurant Night is Thursday, January 31, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse in Frazer (675 Lancaster Avenue). Present this flyer or identify yourself as a supporter of Goshen Friends School, and Outback will donate 18% of your  total check to GFS!

The GPC will hold its next meeting on Friday, February 8, at 9 a.m. in the Grange. Free childcare will be provided; contact Extended Care at 610-696-8937 or to reserve your space. All are welcome to join the GPC to decorate for the Valentine's Day Dance!

The next collection of  Box  Tops for Education will be  February 19  - keep on clipping!

Save the date for our annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair! The Book Fair will be held March 28 - through April 7 at the Exton Barnes & Noble. Online orders using a special code will also be accepted during this time. The Book Fair Community Night - featuring teacher readings, an in-store scavenger hunt, and a special GFS frappucino - will be held March 28 from 6 - 8 p.m.
The SNAP Pizza Restaurant Night will also be held on March 28, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more info!

Read the most recent GPC minutes by clicking here.

Extended Care

New Extended Care programs are coming next week! Check your email for details and registration forms later today. 

Regular Extended Care, Breakfast Club, and Pizza Pie Wednesday are always available.  Download the form for General Care and Breakfast Club by 
For Pizza Pie Wednesday or any questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at  or 610-696-8937.
From the Admissions Office

If you have questions about re-enrolling for next year or about a new enrollment for a younger sibling , please reach out to Michele Kornegay at or 610-696-8183 . Thank you!

We hope you'll help us spread the word about our Winter Open House on Sunday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.! Visitors will have a chance to meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and learn more about Summer Camp and our 2019-2020 school year programs. Share our Facebook event page (click here for the link) to tell your friends!

January Service Project

Unfortunately, the weather led us to cancel our MLK Jr. Day of Service, but we are still collecting donations for Safe Harbor of Chester County through January 31.  Click here  for the list of items being collected. Thank you!

Summer Camp 2019

Registration is now open for our 2019 Summer Camp - click here to enroll your child! Camp enrollment will be open to new families starting tomorrow, so be sure to save your space soon. We anticipate that our fun-filled camp will be in high demand again this summer! For dates, rates, and more information on camp, click here.
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