The Goshen Weekly, January 28, 2019

Happy Monday from Tr. Lauren, Tr. Carolyn, & some of our Owls students!
Upcoming Events
  • 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 Goshen families, 

The faculty and staff here at Goshen Friends School are a lucky bunch. We have the greatest students and the greatest parents! Last week, we all received a gift bag filled with healthy and delicious goodies, compliments of the Goshen Parent Community. It was a welcome treat on an otherwise busy day! From all of us to you, thank you!

Just a quick reminder to all returning families that the Enrollment Reply forms distributed during parent-teacher conferences last week are due tomorrow, January 29. Please know that this first step in the re-enrollment process helps save a spot for your child in 2019. We have robust interest in next year's programs, and we want to be sure our current families get first dibs!

If you by chance did not return the form today and your child will not be in school tomorrow, please consider dropping off the form in the overnight box located by the front door of the Administration building. Please feel free to email Michele Kornegay at if that is not possible.

Thanks for your cooperation. Have a great week!

In Friendship,

Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Check your child's backpack for a flyer 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 this 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 here! Click here to read all about Chicken Tender Tuesday (tomorrow!), Bead It Monday, March Madness Monday, and the return of Spring Craft Week and Art Appreciation & the Modern Masters. Downloadable forms are also available at the link.

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

Enrollment reply forms for current GFS students are due tomorrow! 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!

Our Winter Open House is this Sunday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you know a family who may be interested in a Goshen Friends education, please share the word! Visitors will be able to meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and learn more about Summer Camp and our 2019-2020 school year programs.
January Service Project

We will be collecting donations for Safe Harbor 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!

Don't delay - sign up for camp today! Camp enrollment is now open to new families, so be sure to save your space soon. Weeks are already filling up, and 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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