The Goshen Weekly, March 18, 2019

All of our classes had so much fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day last week! For more photos from their shenanigans ,

Upcoming Events
  • March 22:  In Service Day - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care for all students
  • March 28: Restaurant Night at SNAP Pizza (Main Street at Exton), 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • March 28: Community Night at Exton Barnes & Noble, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • March 28 - April 7: Barnes & Noble Book Fair
  • April 3: Wednesday By My Side photos
  • April 4: Thursday By My Side photos
  • April 4: All School Gathering in the Meetinghouse, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 8: In-School Fiesta for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 9: In-School Fiesta for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 11: Butterflies Field Trip to Milky Way Farms
  • April 15 - 22: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care for all students
  • April 23: Classes resume
  • April 24: Last day of Wednesday By My Side
  • April 25: Last day of Thursday By My Side
  • April 27: Community Spring Cleanup Day, 9 a.m. - noon
Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families, 

Three times a year, faculty and staff come together for an in-service day of professional development and program discussions. I look forward to these days, as they always deliver conversations that are lively and heartfelt. I personally come away feeling rejuvenated about the work we do here at Goshen Friends, and reminded of how caring and committed this staff is.

This Friday marks our third and final in-service of the year, and we are excited to host Melinda Wenner Bradley, the youth engagement coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the organizing body for all Quaker meetings in the Philadelphia area. Melinda will share a unique storytelling method used in Quaker schools to teach children about Quaker faith and practice and Friends testimonies (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Stewardship). Through its use of quiet storytelling and simple props, Faith and Play is a beautiful way to teach children about these values. I'm excited for the teachers to witness Faith and Play, and to talk about ways we can share this resource with our little friends here at Goshen.

I'll take this opportunity to share a quick reminder that, due to the in-service, there will be no Extended Care or Preschool classes this Friday, March 22.

Have a great week!

In Friendship,

Goshen Parent Community

Thanks to everyone who supported our yummy pretzel sale!   

The annual Barnes & Noble 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 March 28 Book Fair Community Night is fast approaching! Volunteers are needed to work 20-minute shifts during the teachers' reading times to instruct parents on how to purchase books from the Teacher Wish lists and direct families to the different activities in the store. Your child/children can listen to a favorite teacher reading while you stand at the table nearby. To  volunteer, please
The Book Fair Community Night, which will be held from 6 - 8 p.m., will feature teacher readings, an in-store scavenger hunt, and a special GFS frappucino.  Teachers will be reading their favorite stories in 15-minute increments with the following schedule:
  • 6:00 - Tr. Jaime
  • 6:15 - Tr. Karen
  • 6:30 - Tr. Delee
  • 6:45 - Tr. Patrice
  • 7:00 - Tr. Joyce
  • 7:15 - Tr. Kim
  • 7:30 - Tr. Mimi
The SNAP Pizza Restaurant Night will also be held on March 28, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.  50% of your check at SNAP custom pizza will be donated to the GPC. Purchases include dine-in and take-out orders!

Extended Care

Visit our website to learn more about our special Thursday and Friday afternoon Spring Craft Days! 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.
Summer Camp 2019

2 weeks left to get a 5% early enrollment discount for camp!

The early enrollment discount for our 2019 Summer Camp ends on March 31. Sign up today for a 5% early registration discount! A 5% discount is also offered for multi-week registration and sibling registration. For dates, rates, and more information on camp,  visit our website . 

Click here to enroll your child! 
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