The Goshen Weekly, November 18 , 2019
Goshen's teachers were treated to the wonderful gift of books last week, when we received 40 books from our collective wish list. The books were purchased from proceeds earned during the Goshen Parent Community's book fair in March. Thank you, parents, for organizing the sale and for helping us to build our classroom libraries! 
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, November 25: Friendship Feast for Owls, Bears, and Butterflies
  • Tuesday, November 26: Friendship Feast for Froggies, Ladybugs, and Bumblebees
  • Wednesday, November 27, to Friday, November 29: SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 2: School resumes for all students
  • Tuesday, December 3: GPC Meeting, Grange, 9:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4: Wednesday By My Side ends
  • Thursday, December 5: Thursday By My Side ends
  • Friday, December 6: Butterflies Trip to Brandywine River Museum
  • Friday, December 6: Holiday Ornament Making Event for Devereux, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Grange
  • Wednesday, December 11: Winter Concert- Owls, Bears, Butterflies, 11 a.m. in the Grange
  • Thursday, December 12: Winter Concert- Froggies, Ladybugs Bumblebees, 11 a.m. in the Grange
  • Wednesday, December 18 thru Wednesday, January 1, 2020: SCHOOL CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK 
  • Thursday, January 2: Classes resume for all students 

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

As we head into the holiday season, I would like to take a moment to talk a bit about our November service project. For many years, Goshen Friends School has supported the Chester County Food Bank by growing vegetables in our raised beds, volunteering in their warehouse, and collecting food for their weekend backpack program. This year, as we have done for many years around Thanksgiving, we are collecting donations of comfort food to help food insecure neighbors get through the coming cold winter months. It is hard to imagine in this prosperous county that there are so many hungry people.  But there are thousands. The Food Bank helps to bridge those gaps, and we are honored to assist in their mission. 

We invite you to help Goshen help the Food Bank through our November food drive. We will be collecting comfort foods (soup, stew, pasta and sauces, rice) through Friday, November 22. Click here for the flyer. And if you and your family would like to volunteer at the Food Bank now or any time of year, check out the "Get Involved" section of their website here

Make sure you ask your little ones how they helped! (Hint: the children will help load your donations for delivery to the Food Bank before our Friendship Feasts next week!)

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Goshen Parent Community

Happening Now:
 
Holiday Gift Card Fundraiser (Scrip) -  Make gifting this Holiday season a snap with Scrip Gift Cards and a percentage of your purchase goes back to the GPC! Look for order forms coming home in backpacks this week!
 
Order gift cards for over 750 of the most popular brands, from groceries to coffee to entertainment to gas. Over 300 brands are available immediately with our eGift card products, and over 100 are reloadable.
 
Click  here  to view the entire list of retailers offered and watch  this short video  to understand more. For questions, contact Gina Hart at   hart.gina@gmail.com .
 
Up Next:
 
Christmas Tree Fundraiser-  Details coming soon!
Adult Social-  Details coming soon!
 
Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on Tuesday, December 3, starting at 9:15 a.m. (after carline). Free Extended Care is provided - please contact  extendedcare@goshenfriends.org  to reserve your child's space. We hope to see you there!
 
Ongoing:
 
Amazon Smile - https://smile.amazon.com
Extended Care

Our ever-popular  Holiday Craft Days will be here before you know it! Sign up for seven days of collectible craft and ornament making. The event will be held December 9-17. Save the dates, and look for the flyer coming home this week!

Use the forms  below to register your child for Wednesday's pizza days or any other time in Extended Care:
Finally, j ust a quick reminder that October extended care payments are due no later than Tuesday, November 26. Thank you!  
In Other News

We are looking forward to our next service project to benefit the Devereux Kanner Learning Center beginning December 2. A winter gear collection for Kanner's children and young adults as well as our 3rd annual decorating event and pizza party are just around the corner! Look for flyers coming home in backpacks before Thanksgiving, and get ready to spread holiday cheer to this very worthy organization. 

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