The Goshen Weekly, January 6 , 2020

Happy New Year! It is great to be back with friends and spend time in favorite places!  

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, January 7: Goshen Parent Community Meeting (Grange) 9:15am
  • Thursday, January 9: All-School Gathering (Meetinghouse) 10:30am 
  • Tuesday, January 14: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am
  • Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School, Morning of Service at the Chester County Food Bank (see details below), 9:30-11am
  • Tuesday, January 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Preschool Classes
  • Wednesday, January 22: Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Preschool Classes
  • Thursday, January 23: Healthy Teeth Presentation (Grange) Butterflies, Bumblebees, Froggies, Ladybugs
  • Friday, January 24: Healthy Teeth Presentation (Grange) Owls and Bears
  • Monday, January 27: Meeting for Worship (Grange), All Classes, 10am 
  • 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
  • Sunday, February 2: OPEN HOUSE

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Happy New Year and welcome back!

If you are a weather-watcher like myself, you already know that January looks like it might cooperate, giving our Preschoolers more than ample opportunity for fresh air and sunshine. We will also take time this month to share the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., who still inspires us all to care for people in need. Service is a core value at Goshen Friends School, and we are committed to giving students opportunities to serve their community. For a look at some of the ways our little ones have helped their neighbors, please take a look at our year in review.

The legacy of Dr. King will be the focus of our next All School Gathering Thursday, January 9 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. We will talk as a group about Dr. King and how we can help others in need; the Bumblebees will sing a song! All are welcome!

School will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20), but we invite families to participate in a special morning of service from 9:30 to 11am at the Chester County Food Bank in Exton. We will tour the facilities and help decorate containers used for delivering food to food-insecure seniors in Chester County. Please bring a box or two of healthy cereal (Cheerios, Rice Chex), and help food bank staff stock your donations for distribution! Please look for a flyer with all the details coming home this week!

Finally, be on the lookout this week for more information regarding Parent-Teacher conferences and enrollment procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Best wishes for another great year of learning, fun and service!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

New Year-New Gear! Don't forget to label up those nifty new backpacks and cold weather gear. Order anytime using the link below.

Happening Now:
Movie Tavern Tickets- 1/3-1/10
Order REDUCED PRICE movie tickets or gift cards redeemable at any Marcus Theater or Movie Tavern. S ome restrictions apply.  Click here for order forms . Return by Friday 1/10.
Up Next:
Restaurant Night -  1/16, Outback Steakhouse in Fraser
Dine for dollars! Take the family out for dinner and 18% of your check will be donated back to the GPC. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home this week!
Looking Forward:
Teacher Appreciation - 1/21 and 1/22
Valentines Dance - 2/7
Bowling Palace -2/29
Teacher Luncheon - 3/20
Book Fair 3/26 through 4/2
        -Book Fair Community Night and SNAP Pizza date TBD
Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on Tuesday, January 7th 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 will be sent home in backpacks on January 8 and 9 and will be due on January 31.

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