The Goshen Weekly, November 26, 2018

Simply amazing! For our November Service Project to benefit the Chester County Food Bank, our community donated 358 pounds of soup, pasta, fruit, tuna, macaroni and cheese, rice, veggies, sauce, and more to help needy families in our area. Thank you all! To see photos from our annual Friendship Feast, click here.
Read below for information about our December  Service  Project to benefit Devereux's Kanner Learning Center.
Upcoming Events
  • 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 7: Service Project Gathering & Tree Decorating Party to benefit Devereux's Kanner Learning Center, noon - 2 p.m. in the Grange
  • 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 14: December Service Project Donation Drive deadline
  • 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, 

Welcome back! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was peaceful and that quality time with family and friends was had by all.

We have just three weeks until we break for our next holiday December 14. They will be three very busy weeks. We have rehearsals, a field trip, parties, concerts, service events and more. We're looking forward to seeing you around campus this holiday season.

Thanks to all the Pre-K families who have completed the Kindergarten survey. We are still accepting responses from Pre-K families. Just click here to take the survey.

Thanks also to all families for completing the Summer Camp survey. Your feedback is very helpful as we begin to make plans for the 2019 season. It will be here before you know it! Click here for the camp survey. 

I realize that Thanksgiving is over, but our gratitude for what our families do for Goshen never wavers. Thanks to all who have already given to our Annual Fund. Thank you in advance to those who are planning to give to the school on Giving Tuesday tomorrow. Your support for our school is so appreciated!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

A special parents' Holly Jolly Afternoon Out will occur on Saturday, December 15,  from noon to 2:30 p.m. Mark your calendars! Check your child's backpack for a flyer this week - 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  jeannekan@gmail.com.

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. Download the order form by clicking here. Any questions, please contact Gina Hart ( hart.gina@gmail.com ).

Purchase your Christmas tree and support Goshen at the same time! 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. RSVP and sign up to bring an appetizer, drink, or dessert to share by clicking here.

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

Supporting GFS at the Holidays

On  Tuesday, November 27,  Goshen Friends School will be participating in Giving Tuesday as part of our 2018-2019  Annual Fund Campaign On this globally recognized day of giving, we invite all members of our community to join the Giving Tuesday movement and donate to Goshen Friends' Annual Fund via our secure online donation page. To make your online donation, visit Thank you for your support!
 
Did you know? You can support our school while shopping on Amazon - during the holidays and all year 'round! When you shop through smile.amazon.com , y ou'll find the same low prices, selection, and shopping experience ,  with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Goshen Friends School! 

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, before you begin shopping, select Goshen Friends as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases. Or click here to go directly to Goshen Friends' AmazonSmile page without searching. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Thank you!

December Service Project

Our December Service Project will benefit Devereux Kanner Learning Center. Families will have two opportunities to participate - via donations of hats, mittens, and art supplies and at a special Tree Decorating Party on Friday, December 7. Look for a flyer via backpack this week, or  click here  for more information. Thank you!
Summer Camp 2019

Whether you attended camp last summer or are interested in attending camp in 2019, 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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