The Goshen Weekly, September 23 , 2019
The Pre-Kindergarten helped plant 60 turnips in the raised beds last week! This newest addition to the Goshen garden joins our beets, broccoli and peppers already in progress! We've already donated 90 lbs of veggies from our garden since July. We're looking forward to donating more this fall. Check out more of the fun on facebook!
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.
  • Wedn esday, September 25: School Photos - Wednesday By My Side
  • Thursday, September 26:  School Photos - Thursday By My Side
  • Thursday, September 26: Bumblebees field trip to Highland Orchards
  • Friday, September 27: Bears field trip to Highland Orchards
  • Sunday, September 29: Hayride (sponsored by the General Committee),  3:30 p.m - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 1: GPC Meeting, Grange, 9:15 a.m.
  • Monday, October 7: Meeting for Worship, Grange (all classes attend) 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 12: Harvest Fair 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families, 

I am excited to announce that Goshen Friends School has a new  website! We have added a few new things, including a sliding bar of upcoming events and a "Spotlight On" page of feature stories from around campus. The site is mobile friendly, which means it's much easier to view on your phone. No matter where you're viewing from, the site is easy to navigate and, I think, very sharp-looking! 

If you come across any glitches or other issues (hopefully not, as it was tested and retested over and over again!) please feel free to let me know. And make sure you check back regularly, as we are updating and refreshing the content all the time! 

It's not too late to sign up for the 10th annual Hayride which is happening this Sunday from 3:30 to 5 pm at Wynnorr Farm (see flyer at the bottom of this issue). This is one of my favorite Goshen events, and is a great way to usher in the fall! Maybe your little one has never before taken a ride in a tractor-pulled wagon or roasted hot dogs (Veggie options included) and marshmallows (hello, S'mores!). This is the time to do it, among friends and families from Goshen! We are accepting payment and RSVPs until this Friday. (Feel free to send in by backpack). All proceeds benefit the school. I hope to see you there!

Tonight and tomorrow, we welcome parents and guardians to Back-to-School Night. The program begins at 7 pm in the Grange. This is a great way to learn more about what your child will be doing this year!

Finally,  Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday, September 29 at sundown. To our Jewish friends, I wish you L'shanah tovah!

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Fall is here and the GPC has been working hard on putting together some amazingly fun events and fundraisers for the Goshen community!  Thank you to all the parents who have offered their time and energy thus far. For those of you looking to get involved, stay tuned!
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!

Class Parents:
We still have openings for classroom parents in the Owls, Froggies and Ladybugs classes. Please contact Dana Kelly at or inquire at back to school night for more information.
Happening Now:
-KidStuff/Save Around Books- Books and order information should have come home last week via backpack. Place your order by 10/7, share this link with family and friends so they can purchase (even out of state) and please  return to school via back pack any unpurchased books ASAP.
Up Next:
-Restaurant Night
Thursday October 3rd. Join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Exton for our first Restaurant Night! Take the family out for dinner and portion of your check gets donated back to Goshen Friends. Please RSVP here. 

- Harvest Fair
Saturday October 12th 12-3 pm. Join us 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.    The volunteer and food donation Sign Up Genius will be sent out via email next week!

-BoxTops for Education
Keep clipping! Collection information to be announced next week.
Looking Forward:
-Spooky Pretzels
-Parents Night Out
-Scrips Gift Cards
-Amazon Smile -

Extended Care

We are taking advantage of the summer-like weather in Extended Care! Haven't tried XC yet? Now's the time!
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:
For questions about Extended Care, contact Patrice Brown at 610-696-8937 or .

In Other News

The  10th Annual Goshen Friends School Hayride is this Sunday!! It's not too late to sign up! The Hayride is  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

Each year, the Goshen Fire Company visits our school in October to teach us about fire safety and prevention. Students are always so excited to learn about what firefighters do, explore the fire truck, and even squirt the fire hose! 

This fall we'll be 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 TUESDAY, 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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