The Goshen Weekly, October 14 , 2019

Games and food and pumpkins galore - our annual Harvest Fair was an amazing success thanks to the hard work of our  Goshen  Parent Community and everyone else who made this a day to remember for students and visitors. Thank you, one and all! See more photos from the day by clicking  here !
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, October 16: Fire Department visit - 9:30 a.m. Owls, Bears, Butterflies, Wednesday By My Side
  • Thursday, October 17: Fire Department visit - 9:30 a.m. Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Thursday By My Side
  • Thursday, October 24: Butterflies Field Trip to Highland Orchards
  • Friday, October 25: Parents' Night Out, 5 - 7:30 p.m. (more info below!)
  • Wednesday, October 30: Halloween Parade - 9:15 a.m. - Owls, Bears, By My Side classes
  • Thursday, October 31: Halloween Parade - 9:15 a.m. - Froggies & Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Butterflies
  • Tuesday, November 5: GPC Meeting, Grange, 9:15 a.m.

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,

Thanks to all for supporting and attending the Harvest Fair Saturday. The weather made a beautiful fall backdrop for one of the school's most cherished events. The day wouldn't be possible without the help of all the parents, teachers, and friends who donate time, creativity, treats, and more! Special thanks to Goshen Parent Community officers Dana Kelly, Marne Repetto, and Jacqui Martin, who organized a flawless event and inspired many families to lend a helping hand!

Irene Crichton, clerk of the school's General Committee, says it best in her message below:

Dear Friends,

Congratulations and a hearty thank you to all members of the GPC and school community for Saturday's fantastic Harvest Fair at Goshen Friends.  All the activities were carefully planned - not only  what they would be, but also  where they would be - and a colorful map given to each family when they arrived made it easy to select just the right place to get started. Perfect fall weather complemented the day! I saw many families leaving the Fair with hands full of painted pumpkins. Face-painted children carried spin-art and wore pumpkin necklaces filled with colorful sand and medals featuring a York peppermint patty on bright-colored ribbons earned at the obstacle course. And this represented only a few of the wonderful "stations" the children enjoyed. Two bounce houses and the always popular pony rides were also highlights.  

Compliments for the delicious food, snacks, and drinks enjoyed by families both in the Grange and outside at picnic tables whose tablecloths reflected the autumn season.

Much thought had been given to the day, and it showed - before for set-up, during as parents and teachers took turns helping the children at the different stations, and after the event with a very efficient clean-up crew.  Thank you ALL for sharing your talents with both the school community and neighborhood friends. What a glorious event!

In friendship,

Irene Crichton 
(on behalf of the General Committee)


Please mark your calendars for our Halloween parades coming up in just a couple of weeks! Owls, Bears, and both By My Side classes will parade Wednesday, October 30; Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, and Butterflies parade on Thursday, October 31. Events for both days will be held in the Grange parking lot and begin at 9:15 am.

More information will follow! Until then, and if at all possible, I encourage guests to car pool with other parents and with extended family members who plan to join in the festivities. Parking is always at premium for this popular event!

In friendship,

Tr. Mimi
Goshen Parent Community

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to support Goshen Friends at the Harvest Fair! We couldn't have asked for nicer weather or friendlier faces. Goshen was well represented! 

Attendee: "That fall festival was incredible! It was so well organized and there was such a variety of activities ... my kids didn't even want to leave!!! Thank you again for inviting us!" 

To all the families that donated their time, food, and supplies, we are extremely grateful! We couldn't have done it without your help!

Happening Now:

Box Tops - Look for a paper packet coming home via backpack
tomorrow and Wednesday. It includes instructions and some Box Top activities that the whole family can participate in. Keep clipping!
Collection due date is 10/21 . Any questions, contact Marne Repetto at .

Up Next:

Parents' Night Out - 10/25, 5 - 7:30 p.m. Tr. Patrice and her amazing team of helpers have made themselves available for one night only! Drop your children off and enjoy a Parents' Night Out. (Siblings are welcome - min. 2 years of age.) $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional one. Max. $40 per family. Pizza, snack, and dessert will be provided. Download the flyer to sign up by clicking
RSVP by 10/23. Any questions, contact Andi Zampelli at

Spooky Pretzels - Place your order for warm soft pretzels from the Philly Pretzel Factory! All pretzel orders will be delivered during noon car line (or placed in your child's backpack if they attend lunch bunch). 5 for $5. Orders due by 10/28. Order form coming this week. Any questions, contact Alissa Cannon at

Looking Forward:

Gift Card Fundraiser (Scrips)
Restaurant Night (Nov. - TBD)

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

Extended Care is looking forward to Parents' Night Out on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Read more in the GPC section above, and download the form to sign up by clicking here !

Use the forms below to sign up your child for school year Extended Care:
Invoices for September extended care went home in backpacks on October 3 and 4. Please review and submit payments (cash or check to "Goshen Friends School") no later than October 25. Thank you!

REMINDER: Extended Care provides free childcare for those attending any GPC meeting. If you are interested, please  let Patrice Brown know at 610-696-8937 or .

October Community Service Project

This month we're saying "THANKS" to the members of the Goshen Fire Company for everything they do for our school and our community by collecting snacks and drinks for their firehouses on Park Avenue and Boot Road. If you'd like to contribute to this SNACK DRIVE, please send in nonperishable individual-sized snacks and drinks that members of the fire company can enjoy when they have down time between calls: granola bars, energy bars, crackers, chips, cookies, pretzels, popcorn, Gatorade, and bottled water are just a few ideas. Feel free to choose your favorite snack!

Please send in donations via car line, or deliver directly to the Office, no later than tomorrow, OCTOBER 15.
The firefighters will be visiting Goshen Friends on October 16 and 17, and we will be presenting donations to them on those days. Thank you!

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