The Goshen Weekly, November 4 , 2019
Goshen Friends celebrated not one, but two days of Halloween! Thanks to all the families and friends who came out to watch their little ones parade in costume and sing a few spooky tunes. Happy Halloween!
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Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, November 5: GPC Meeting, Grange, 9:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6: All School Gathering in the Meetinghouse, 10:30 a.m. - Parents are welcome to attend!
  • Sunday, November 10: Community Day at West Chester Friends Meeting, 10:30 a.m. 
  • 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.

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Here we are, feeling like the first day of school was just yesterday, and suddenly, it's November! This is a magical time of year, where at school we talk about gratitude, giving back, traditions that are filled with light, and the importance of family and friends. It is so warm and lovely!

Speaking of lovely, so many thanks to all of Goshen's parents for the Post-Halloween Breakfast for teachers and staff, which we all enjoyed this morning in the Grange. The food was delicious, and the room was very festive! We appreciate the opportunity to sit down and celebrate with each other. See all the pictures on Facebook by clicking here. On behalf of all of us who work here, thank you, families!

This coming Sunday, November 10, West Chester Meeting invites families and staff from Goshen Friends School to attend a special semi-programmed worship at their Meetinghouse at 425 N. High Street in West Chester borough. Worship will begin at 10:30 am, and will include songs with Tr. Jeff Domenick from West Chester Friends School, a story and waiting worship. Meeting will be followed by fellowship. If you've never attended a Quaker Meeting before, this will be a lovely way for you and your children to experience it. A flyer will come home in backpacks this week. Click  here for more information. 

Also this month, we will be collecting donations of hearty comfort foods and nutritious fruits for the West Chester Food Bank. The children will help us load all of the donations for delivery to the Food Bank Thanksgiving Week. A flyer will come home in backpacks this week. Click  here for more information.  

Be on the lookout for school photos, which Picklepuss Photography tells us should be delivered to school next week! Just in time for sharing with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Finally,  a reminder that our first All School Gathering of the year will be held Wednesday, November 6 at 10:30 am in the Meetinghouse. The theme for the program is Thankfulness. Our own Butterflies will perform! All children and families are welcome to attend! 

Have a wonderful week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi
Goshen Parent Community

Coupon Books, Box Tops and Pretzels - oh my! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first fundraisers. We couldn't do it without your support.
Money raised to date $821.96!
Happening Now:
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast 11/4 - Thank you to everyone who signed up to donate time, food, and supplies. We were so excited to honor the Teachers and Staff of GFS, who do so much for our children!
Up Next:

Holiday Gift Card Fundraiser (Scrip) - What is Scrip? Watch this short video to understand more. Whether it's physical gift cards for your holiday gifting needs or reloadable digital cards for your everyday purchases, Scrip has your shopping and fundraising for our school covered! For questions, contact Gina Hart at

Looking Forward:
Restaurant Night- Nov. date coming soon!
Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on  Tuesday, November   5, starting at 9:15 a.m. (after carline). Free Extended Care is provided - please contact to reserve your child's space. We hope to see you there!
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Extended Care

Have you been thinking about Lunch Bunch? Try it on us! A free Lunch Bunch coupon will come home in backpacks this week! Tr. Lauren's Butterflies are invited to join us this coming Friday, with all other classes invited next week. Click  here for the flyer.

Also, invoices for October extended care will be sent home in backpacks on November 7 and 8. Payments are due to the office no later than Monday, November 26. Thank you!  

Use the forms below to sign up your child for school year Extended Care:
November Community Service Project

Our November Community Service Project will benefit the Chester County Food Bank! We will be collecting comfort foods (soup, stew, pasta and sauces, rice) to help our neighbors in need get through the upcoming cold winter months. Click here for the flyer, which will be coming home in backpacks soon!
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