The Goshen Weekly, January 27 , 2020

Thanks to Butterflies mom Gina Hart and daughter June Hahm for sharing their traditions for celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, January 28: Re-Enrollment Reply Form due
  • Wednesday, January 29: Wednesday By My Side Class Begins, 9:30am - 11am
  • Wednesday, January 29: Jumpers Family Fun Zone - Owls, Bears, Butterflies, 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, January 30: Thursday By My Side Class Begins, 9:30am - 11am
  • Thursday, January 30: Jumpers Family Fun Zone - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Friday, January 31: Enrollment Agreements (contracts) mailed
  • Sunday, February 2: OPEN HOUSE, 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, February 4: Goshen Parent Community Meeting (Grange) 9:15am - 10:15am
  • Thursday, February 6: Meeting for Worship (Grange) All Classes Attend, 10am - 11am 
  • Friday, February 7: Valentine's Day Dance (Grange) 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, February 13: Signed Enrollment Agreements and tuition deposits due
  • Friday, February 14: Presidents Day Weekend Holiday- SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Monday, February 17: Presidents Day Weekend Holiday- SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Tuesday, February 18: School Resumes for All Students
  • Wednesday, February 19: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am
  • Tuesday, February 25: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Thank you for joining us for parent-teacher conferences last week. I hope you enjoyed being with teachers and that you are pleased with your child's progress thus far. We have lots more learning to do and plenty of fun planned between now and early June! 

To all returning families, please remember to return your Enrollment Reply forms by tomorrow, January 28. These forms are the first step toward saving your child a spot for 2020. If you did not return the form today and your child will not be in school tomorrow, please consider dropping it off in the overnight box located by the front door of the Administration building. Please feel free to email Susan Swanson at
 if that is not possible. Thank you for your help!

Camp registration opens up to the general public next Wednesday, February 5. Our summer camp has become well-known in the area, and we have significant interest from new families. We limit enrollment to keep the experience intimate, so we encourage you to sign up soon! Please see more details at the end of this newsletter. 

We have an Open House coming up this Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 3 pm. If you have friends who are looking for a Preschool, please encourage them to attend!  Registration is appreciated, but not mandatory! 

We are looking forward to jumping with our families at Jumper's this week! We will see Owls, Bears and Butterflies on Wednesday (1/29) and Froggies, Ladybugs and Bumblebees on Thursday (1/30). Remember: we will meet you at Jumper's!

Finally, I would like to send a warm welcome to our new By My Side families who start this week. We are happy to have you in our community!

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Movie Tavern Update: Tickets have arrived! Keep a look out for yours coming home in back packs this week!
Happening Now:
Valentine's Dance-2/7, 5:30-7:30 pm RSVP by 2/4
Join us for an evening of dancing, food and fun. Bring the whole family. Tickets are $10 per child, $20 max. per family. Adults and kids under 2 are free. Click here to view the flyer . Consider donating a snack or dessert using the link below. For questions contact Dana Kelly at
Up Next:
Box Tops - Collection 2/21
Send in your remaining clipped box tops but don't forget to scan your receipts as well! Keep an eye out for collection bags coming home this week!
Bowling Palace -2/29, 5:30-7:30 pm RSVP by 2/14
Join us at The Palace in Downingtown for a night of bowling! Tickets are $16 per person and include; 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, bumpers, 2 slices of pizza and unlimited soda/juice. Click here to view the flyer.   For questions contact Jacqui Martin at
Looking Forward:
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon-3/20
Book Fair Community Night Barnes and Noble- 3/26 6pm-8pm
Buddy's Burgers Exton- 3/26 5pm-9pm
Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on Tuesday, February 4th starting at 9:15 a.m. (after carline). Free Extended Care is provided - please contact  to reserve your child's space. We hope to see you there!
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Extended Care

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

Just a reminder that payments for previously billed extended care are due to the office (via backpack, mail, or in the dropbox outside the main office door). Invoices for December extended care were sent home in backpacks on January 8 and 9 and will be due on January 31.

From the Admissions Office

Enrollment reply forms for current GFS students are due tomorrow, 1/28! If you have questions about re-enrolling for next year or about a new enrollment for a younger sibling, please reach out to Susan Swanson at or 610-696-8183. Thank you!

Our Winter Open House is this Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 3 pm. If you know a family who may be interested in a Goshen Friends education, please spread the word! Visitors will be able to meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and learn more about Summer Camp and our 2020-2021 school year programs.

Summer Camp 2020

Registration is now open to current families and returning campers for our 2020 Summer Camp.  Click here to enroll your child!

Don't delay - sign up for camp today! For dates, rates and more information,  click here. 

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