The Goshen Weekly, November 19, 2018

We are so thankful every day for our students' smiling faces and joyful hearts. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you spend break surrounded by family, friends, and food!
Upcoming Events
  • 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 20: Panera fundraiser (see more info below!)
  • November 21 - 23: Thanksgiving Holiday break - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care
  • November 26: School resumes
  • December 5: Last day of Wednesday By My Side Fall Session
  • December 6: Last day of Thursday By My Side Fall Session
  • December 6: Butterflies Field Trip to Brandywine River Museum
  • December 12: Winter Concert for Owls, Bears, and Butterflies, 11 a.m. in the Grange
  • December 13: Winter Concert for Froggies, Ladybugs, and Bumblebees, 11 a.m. in the Grange
  • December 15: Parents' Afternoon Out (see more info below!)
  • December 17 - January 1: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care
  • December 19: GPC Holiday Party
  • January 2: Classes & Extended Care resume
Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families, 

Today we had our first Friendship Feast. The children wore the turkey hats they made in class, enjoyed a special snack and watched the teachers perform the story of the first Thanksgiving. It was very sweet!

We talk a lot about gratitude here at Thanksgiving. So in this season of thanks, I would like to say thank you to all the children, families, teachers and staff, grandparents and friends of the school. I am so grateful to be a part of this community!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Dear Families,

The GPC wishes you a wonderful  Thanksgiving. Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm of our events this fall. We hope you have lots of yummy food and safe travels. 

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

A special parents' Holly Jolly 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 - or download the flyer by 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

Order holiday gift cards through the GPC and the school will receive a percentage of all sales! A flyer regarding this fundraiser was sent home via backpack last week. Any questions, please contact Gina Hart ( ).

Do you put your tree up this weekend? Consider purchasing it and supporting Goshen. 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

Lots of fun is planned for Extended Care in the weeks ahead! Sign up for Pizza Pie Wednesdays, Art Appreciation, and the popular Holiday Craft Week, in addition to Breakfast Club and General Care. There's something for everyone in Extended Care!

Get all the details on upcoming programs by To download forms for Extended Care, click below: 
For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or

Annual Fund

Thank you to those who have already donated to Goshen Friends School as part of our Annual Fund campaign! No gift is too small! Contributions can be returned using the pre-addressed envelope that was mailed to each family's home. 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

Service Project Update

Thank you to all who donated to our  Service Project to benefit the Chester County Food Bank! Stay tuned for a full recap on the total donation amount. Our December Service Project will benefit Devereux Kanner Learning Center. Flyers will be sent home via backpack soon, or  click here  for more information. Thank you!
Summer Camp 2019

If you haven't already, please take a few moments to fill out a brief survey about last year's summer camp and next year's camp options. (Access the survey by clicking here.) Your feedback will be considered when planning Summer Camp 2019! Camp registration for Goshen families will begin in January.
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