The Goshen Weekly, November 12, 2018

Extended Care students helped us make our final harvest from the Goshen Garden last week, picking two huge bags of spinach to deliver to the West Chester Food Cupboard. This growing season, our school donated just short of 400 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Cupboard and Chester County Food Bank. Way to go!
Upcoming Events
  • November 15: Butterflies Field Trip to Colonial Plantation
  • November 19: In-school Friendship Feast for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies, 10:30 a.m.
  • November 20: In-school Friendship Feast for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees, 10:30 a.m.
  • November 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday break - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care
  • November 26: School resumes
Message from the Head of School

Dear families, 

Our first Safe in School drill went off without a hitch this morning. As I mentioned last week, we only tell the children that we're practicing in the event of bad weather. Our second drill will be held tomorrow. Thanks for supporting us in this important work!

When I came to school this morning, I was wowed to find two beautiful, handmade corn hole boards waiting in the administration building. Thank you to Bumblebees parents Marne Repetto and Mike Earyes for making these wonderful pieces that will be used by Goshen children and families for years to come. They are stenciled with our school logo and painted in Goshen green. They even came with very sturdy orange and green bags (fashioned, no doubt, after our Goshen Weekly colors!). Thank you, Marne and Mike! You are wonderful.

I never cease to be amazed by the talent and kindness in our community!

Have a great week, everyone!

In friendship,

Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Give yourselves a break from Thanksgiving meal preparations AND raise money for our school!  Our next Restaurant Night is coming up at Panera in Malvern on Tuesday, November 20. Flyers were sent home via backpack last week. You can also download a flyer
here .

The GPC would like to thank Teachers Patty, Patrice, Carolyn, Jaime, and Kim for volunteering their Friday night to watch our children while parents enjoyed a night out. Parents' Night was so successful that a HOLIDAY EDITION has been planned. A special Parents' Afternoon Out will occur on Saturday, December 15,  from noon to 2:30 p.m. Mark your calendars! A flyer will be coming after Thanksgiving break. Lunch, snacks, and a craft activity is planned. Get some last minute shopping done or just enjoy some eggnog!  This event is open to all Goshen students and their siblings age 2 and up. Children must be 2 years old by 12/15. Any questions, please contact Jeanne at

Do you purchase GIFT CARDS for the holidays? Order through the GPC and the school will receive a percentage of all sales! Look for a flyer coming home via backpack this week. Any questions, please contact Gina Hart (

B&B Christmas Trees has offered to donate 15% of every item sold to our school when customers mention Goshen Friends. The B&B Christmas Trees lot, located next to the new CVS in Exton across from the Pour House and Whole Foods, will start sales on Black Friday. Please show them the flyer ( click here to download!) or just mention Goshen Friends School. Feel free to pass on this deal to any family or friends who purchase live trees for the holiday season! Wreaths and roping are also available.

Save the Date: The GPC's December meeting will be our traditional Holiday Celebration (adults only) on Wednesday, December 19 (Snow/fire date: 12/20), at Jeanne Czubaroff's home.

Extended Care

If you've never taken advantage of Lunch Bunch, now's the chance! We are offering a free pass to all students who are new to Extended Care on select days in November. Check your backpacks for flyers or click here to reserve today!
Check out the Extended Care website by To download individual forms for Extended Care, click below: 
For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or

Annual Fund

Last week, you should have received an Annual Fund request letter via U.S. mail. Thank you in advance for considering a donation to Goshen Friends School! No gift is too small, and all contributions will directly impact our school in numerous ways. Contributions can be returned using the pre-addressed envelope that accompanied the letter. You can also save time (and a stamp!) by

Read the Annual Fund 2018-19 appeal letter by

Read the Annual Report 2017-18 by

November Service Project

Donations for our Service Project to benefit the Chester County Food Bank are due next Monday, November 19!  Please help us feed our hungry neighbors as the weather grows colder by sending in your comfort food donations. Donations can be dropped off at the Office or sent in with your  child  via car line. Click here  for more information. Thank you!
Summer Camp 2019

Believe it or not, we're already thinking about Summer Camp 2019! Check your email later this week for a brief survey about last year's camp and next year's options. Camp registration for Goshen families will begin in January!
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