The Goshen Weekly, October 21 , 2019

Last week members of the Goshen Fire Company made their annual visit to our school. The children learned about fire safety and prevention, explored the fire truck, and even got to squirt the fire hoses! We also presented the firemen with donations from our October Service Project Snack Drive. Thank you to the firemen for making this fun annual event possible, and thank you to the members of our community who contributed to our service project! See more photos from our firetruck visit by clicking 
 here !
Upcoming Events
  • 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.
  • Wednesday, November 6: All School Gathering in the Meetinghouse, 10:30 a.m. - Parents are welcome to attend!
  • 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 families,

Welcome back from what I hope was a restful, happy weekend! Just a quick note from me to say that we will conduct fire drills Tuesday and Friday this week. (We may postpone Tuesday's drill to Thursday, if it is raining tomorrow morning.) Teachers will prepare the children so they understand it is just an exercise. With last week's fire safety lessons, and a visit from the Goshen Fire Company, they certainly understand the importance of practice and prevention! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Up next ... Halloween! 

In Friendship, 
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Happening Now:

Box TopsCollection due date was today, 10/21. If you forgot to send in your Box Tops, there is still time. Send them in ASAP! Any questions, contact Marne Repetto at .

Parents' Night OutFriday  10/25, 5 - 7:30 p.m.  If you haven't reserved your spot, now is the time! $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional one. Max. $40 per family.  (Siblings are welcome - min. 2 years of age.) 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

Up Next:

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. Download the order form by clicking here. Order forms will also come home in backpacks this week. Any questions, contact Alissa Cannon at

Looking Forward:

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Gift Card Fundraiser (Scrips) - Start planning your holiday shopping list!
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 !

Take your child's GFS experience to new heights - use the forms below to sign up your child for school year Extended Care!
Reminder: Payments for invoices sent October 3 and 4 (for Extended Care in September) are due to the office no later than Friday, October 25. Thank you!
November Community Service Project

Thanks to all who sent in drinks, chips, pretzels, crackers, and all types of goodies for our firefighter friends as part of our October Service Project on behalf of the Goshen Fire Company. The firefighters loved this much-deserved thank you for the amazing work they do in our community. Thanks also to the GFS family who made a generous financial donation and to Tr. Lauren and Tr. Coleen's classes, who made cards for the firemen.

Stay tuned for information about our November Community Service Project to benefit the Chester County Food Bank!
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