The Goshen Weekly, October 22, 2018
On October 13 we welcomed Goshen families, friends, and visitors to campus for our annual Harvest Fair & Open House. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a fantastic event!  See more photos from the Harvest Fair by
Upcoming Events
  • October 26: Soft pretzel orders due (form below!)
  • 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.
  • November 2: GPC Meeting, 9 a.m. in the Grange
  • November 2: Parents' Night Out (see more information below!)
  • November 7: All School Gathering, 10:30 a.m. in the Meetinghouse - Parents invited and encouraged to attend!
  • November 15: Butterflies Field Trip to Colonial Plantation
  • November 19: In-school Friendship Feast for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies, 10:30 a.m.
  • November 20: In-school Friendship Feast for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees, 10:30 a.m.
  • November 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday break - NO SCHOOL or Extended Care
  • November 26: School resumes
Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen friends and families, 

This morning, the children attended their first Meeting for Worship. Those who have attended Quaker Meeting would agree: this is not your typical Meeting for Worship. It's Meeting for Worship for Preschool!

I started by telling the children to think of Meeting as circle time, only with all of Goshen's friends, and with more relaxation than learning. Next, the children shared what the word peace means to them. Some said peace was sharing toys with friends, others said it was being with family. Some said peace was being alone, or lying in the grass. In short: they get it! Even at this tender age, the children grasp that peace can be something you give and receive from people you love, but it can also be something we achieve all on our own.

After reading Susan Verde's "I Am Peace," we brought down the silence (ask your child if she remembers how we do this in Meeting!), then took slow, deep breaths for....a minute or two! Hopefully, it's just enough to remind the children that slowing down and living "in the moment" can make us all feel a little bit better. 

Wishing everyone a happy week!
In peace,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

We are still taking orders for our Soft Pretzel Sale on October 30 & 31. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Order forms are due October 26!

Parents' Night Out is back! Friday, November 2, from 5:30 - 8 p.m., enjoy a night out with your spouse or friends, or take some alone time for yourself! The GPC and Extended Care are hosting this "Adult Only" night. Pizza, fruit, veggies, and a snack (e.g. popcorn, chips, etc.) will be provided. Click here for more information and to download a form to register. Please note: Reservations must be received by October 30.

Extended Care

We are looking forward to Parents' Night Out on Friday, November 2. Please note that there will be no Art Appreciation that afternoon. Children can still sign up for afternoon Extended Care, however!

Check out the Extended Care 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 ...

Last week we delivered 24.5 pounds of lettuce and kale harvested from the Goshen Garden to the West Chester Food Cupboard! Ready to be wowed? Since June of this year, Goshen Friends has donated 391 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Cupboard and Chester County Food Bank - way to go, gardeners!

Our next Service Project will be a Comfort Food Donation Drive to benefit the Chester County Food Bank! Click here for a flyer . Flyers will be distributed via backpack later this month.

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