The Goshen Weekly, October 1, 2018
A round of thanks is in order after yesterday's 9th Annual Hayride: to everyone who attended, to the General Committee for sponsoring  the event, and to Joe & Laura Stratton for hosting the hayride at beautiful Wynnorr Farm! The weather couldn't have been better for this fun annual event. Click here  for more photos.
Upcoming Events
  • October 3: Bumblebees Field Trip to Highland Orchards
  • October 5: In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL OR EXTENDED CARE for All Students
  • October 8: NO SCHOOL OR EXTENDED CARE for All Students
  • October 9: School Resumes
  • October 9: Snack Drive Deadline (see below for more information!)
  • October 10 & 11: Visit from Goshen Fire Company
  • October 13: Harvest Fair & Open House, noon - 3 p.m.
  • October 18: Butterflies Field Trip to Highland Orchards
  • October 18: Dine & Donate at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (see more info below!), 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • October 30: Halloween Parade for Froggies & Ladybugs, 9:15 a.m.
  • October 31: Halloween Parade for Owls, Bears, Bumblebees, Butterflies, & By My Side, 9:15 a.m.
Message from the Head of School

Dear families, 

What a beautiful Sunday it was for a hayride! It was not without its adventures! Mud precluded us from riding up into the fields, but that didn't stop Wynnorr Farm owner (and General Committee member) Joe Stratton. He took us into the old barn instead! It was a real treat, and so were the s'mores by the campfire!

Many thanks to all the students, parents, grandparents and teachers (past and present!) who turned out for this annual Goshen tradition. Special thanks to Joe and Laura Stratton for hosting, and to the other General Committee members who organize the event from top to bottom. They, along with all who turned out yesterday, helped us raise $700 for the school! Thank you!!

Just a quick reminder - there will be no school on Friday, when faculty gathers for our October in-service meeting, or Monday, when all of us enjoy a day off!

Have a great week, everyone!

In friendship, 
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Parent volunteers are needed for the October 13 Harvest Fair:
Thank you for your help in making this fun annual event a success!

The KidStuff coupon book sale starts today,  October 1,  and runs through October 15! Books are $25, and we earn 50% from each sale. Please direct any questions about this fundraiser to Carly Nagle at

The first Dine & Donate of the year will be Thursday, October 18,  at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Exton  from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. This fundraiser  will return 20% to the school - eat in, take out, and adult beverages will be included in the total. More information to come. Mark your calendars and save yourself the cooking!

The next submission date for Box Tops for Education is approaching. Please send in your Box Tops via your child's backpack no later than Friday, October 19. A package will come home this week with more information and worksheets to help you save!

To read the minutes from the September 14 GPC meeting, click here . To read minutes from September 28, click here .

Extended Care

We're having a great time in Extended Care this year. Pizza Pie Day on Wednesday is an especially big hit - we'd love for your child to join us! 

To read about all of the offerings in Extended Care this year, visit our website by To download individual forms for Extended Care, click below: 
For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or

In Other News ...

Our Service Project to benefit the Goshen Fire Company ends next Tuesday, October 9!  We're collecting snacks and drinks for  the members of the Goshen Fire Company to say "THANKS" for everything they do for our school and our community.  To contribute to this SNACK DRIVE, please send in nonperishable individual-sized snacks and drinks - f eel free to choose your favorite snack!  The firefighters will be visiting Goshen Friends on October 10 and 11, and we will be presenting donations to them on those days. Click here for more information - and thank you!

The Harvest Fair & Open House is  Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m.!  This annual event hosted by the Goshen Parent Community features fun activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and prekindergartners, including face-painting, crafts, games, a moonbounce, pony rides, and much more. Food and beverages are provided - everything is FREE and open to the community. Save the date and tell your friends! ( Click here for a shareable Facebook link to the event.)

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