The Goshen Weekly, September 17, 2018
Thanks to everyone - current families, alumni, faculty, members of the General Committee, and friends - who joined us on the playground last Friday for our Back to School Picnic! The evening was capped off by the inaugural ringing of our  Office  cupola bell by Isabella Harrison, an early supporter of Goshen Friends and mother of four GFS alumni. See more photos from the picnic and bell ringing by  clicking here !
Upcoming Events
  • September 19 & 20: In-school Peace Day celebrations
  • September 24: School Photos for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies
  • September 24: Back to School Night for Owls, Bears, & Butterflies, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 25: School Photos for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees
  • September 25: Back to School Night for Froggies, Ladybugs, & Bumblebees, 7:00 p.m.
  • September 26: School Photos for Wednesday By My Side
  • September 27: School Photos for Thursday By My Side
  • September 28: GPC Meeting, 9 a.m. in the Grange
  • September 30: Hayride sponsored by the General Committee, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen parents, 

It was lovely seeing seeing so many friends and families, old and new, at the Back-to-School picnic Friday evening. And what an honor it was to have former Goshen parent, Isabella Harrison, and her son, Bruce, making the inaugural ring of the new bell, dedicated by Bruce in Isabella's honor. We will always think of the Harrison family when we ring the bell that now completes the one-room schoolhouse design of the Administration building. Thanks to all for being with us for this very special occasion!

Have a great week!

In friendship,
Tr. Mimi

This plaque honoring Isabella Harrison now hangs in the Office. We are grateful to the Harrison family for their support of Goshen Friends School.
Goshen Parent Community

Thanks to all those who attended Friday's Harvest Fair Meeting.
Thanks Erin Robins for the yummy donuts!  Our next meeting discussing the Harvest Fair and other fall activities will be Friday, September 28, at 9 a.m.  If you need Extended Care during the meeting, please notify Tr. Patrice by the morning of September 26 (email or call 610-696-8937 ).

Extended Care

Reminder to parents whose children are joining us for Nature Time on Mondays and Tuesdays: please bring rain boots and a rain coat for your child if the weather looks rainy. We will be getting outside and exploring our campus in all weather!

To learn more about all the offerings in Extended Care this year, please 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 ...

A round of applause to Erin Robins (parent of Liam) for her hard work this summer on our new Goshen Friends School T-shirts, which were distributed to children during Orientation and the first week of school. Grownups, look for your chance to order your own Goshen T soon!

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.)

RSVP by September 28 for the 9th Annual Goshen Friends School Hayride, to be held on Sunday, September 30, from 4:00-5:30 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). All proceeds benefit GFS.

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