The Goshen Weekly, September 16 , 2019

Our Back to School Picnic on Friday was a fantastic way to kick off the new school year with plenty of food, friends, and fun! Thank you to all who attended. See more photos on Facebook by clicking here .
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, September 23: School Photos - Owls, Bears, Butterflies
  • Monday, September 23: Back-to-School Night - Owls, Bears, Butterflies, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24: School Photos - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees
  • Tuesday, September 24: Back-to-School Night - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25: School Photos - Wednesday By My Side
  • Thursday, September 26: School Photos - Thursday By My Side
  • Sunday, September 29: Hayride (sponsored by the General Committee), 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m.

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families, 

There was a chill in the air, and rain looked imminent, but it was still a great night for a picnic! Thanks to all who attended this annual Back-to-School tradition. I hope you all got to reconnect with old friends and make a few new ones, too! (If you left behind a baking sheet, spatula, or serving platter, please stop by the office. We're keeping it safe here for you!)

Please mark your calendars for Back-to-School Night Sept. 23 (Owls, Bears, Butterflies) and Sept. 24 (Froggies, Ladybugs, and Bumblebees). The program begins both nights at 7 p.m. in the Grange. There will be a brief presentation there before parents/guardians head over to the classrooms to hear from teachers. It's a wonderful time for you to see how your child's classroom has taken shape since the first day of school and learn about curriculum and routines. Please note: this is a parents-/guardians-only event! 

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

The GPC kicked off our first meeting with some familiar faces and so many new ones! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend or contribute to this week's meeting!  Read the minutes from the meeting by clicking here

Our next meeting will be held in the Grange on October 1, 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!


We still have openings for classroom parents in the Butterflies, Ladybugs, Froggies, and Owls classes! For more information, contact Dana Kelly at


Harvest Fair, October 12, noon to 3 p.m.!  Save the date for pony rides, bounce house, pumpkin painting, food, fun, and friendship. This event is open to the public - bring a friend who may be interested in a GFS education. Signups for volunteers to follow!

Box Tops for Education  - Keep clipping! The next Box Tops collection will be in October.

  • Spooky Pretzels
  • Restaurant Night
  • Scrips Gift Cards
  • Parents' Night Out
Extended Care

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week in  Extended Care!  It was great to see old and new friends in Breakfast Club, Lunch Bunch, and more. We're looking forward to a terrific year!
Please check your child's backpack for forms to sign up for Extended Care. You can also click on the links below to access the forms:
** Please note: Afternoon care is available until 4 p.m. Some forms that came home may have listed the incorrect end time.

For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or .

In Other News

Check your child's backpack for information about the  10th Annual Goshen Friends School Hayride,  to be held on  Sunday, September 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  at Wynnorr Farm. The event, sponsored by the General Committee, includes a scenic hayride, campfire, hot dog roast with s'mores, and more!
The cost is $15 per person, $50 maximum per family. Checks should be made payable to "Goshen Friends School" and sent in via your child's backpack (or dropped off in in the Office). Click here to download the flyer!

All proceeds benefit GFS. RSVP by September 27!

Community Service Project

Our October service event will be a drive to benefit the  Goshen Fire Company.  October is National Fire Prevention Month, and we will collect donations of snacks to say thanks to our local firefighters for all they do for our community. Donations will be given to the firefighters when they come for their annual visits to GFS on October 16 and 17. More information coming soon!
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