The Goshen Weekly, September 24, 2018
Last week we celebrated the International Day of Peace by coming together as a community to hang the peace doves that children made in their classrooms and to share songs on the playground. Children also reflected on what makes them feel peaceful, including "lying in the sun" and "being with my family."  Click here  for more photos.
Upcoming Events
  • 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.
  • October 3: Bumblebees Field Trip to Highland Orchards
  • October 5: In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL OR EXTENDED CARE for All Students
  • October 8: NO SCHOOL OR EXTENDED CARE for All Students
  • October 9: School Resumes
  • October 9: Snack Drive Deadline (see below for more information!)
  • October 10 & 11: Visit from Goshen Fire Company
  • October 13: Harvest Fair & Open House, noon - 3 p.m.
Message from the Head of School

Hello Goshen families!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at Back-to-School Night today and tomorrow. This is when you get to see what your child does all day! You'll meet your teachers, learn about the curriculum and hear ways you can volunteer in the classroom and beyond. We'll start with a brief presentation in the Grange at 7 pm, then parents will go to their classrooms to hear from teachers. See you tonight!

A special thank you to Bumblebee dad Chris Kopp, who donated a number of very useful items through his employer, Georgia Pacific. We will make great use of the plates, utensils and napkins for school events, and the tissues and paper towels for sniffles and spills. Thank you, Chris!

The annual Hayride is Sunday! I love this day! Touring a Chester County farm by hay wagon, roasting hot dogs (including the veggie kind!), enjoying s'mores ... what's not to love? We hope to see you there for this great event sponsored by the General Committee!

Have a great week!
Goshen Parent Community

The GPC will be holding October's monthly meeting this Friday, September 28, at 9 a.m. in the Grange. (There is no school next Friday). If you need Extended Care during the meeting, please notify Tr. Patrice by the morning of September 26 (email or call 610-696-8937).

The KidStuff coupon book sale starts October 1. More information will follow. New this year: color coupons and an app! We earn $12.50 on every book sold.

Please remember to collect Box Tops. These can be found on such items as Ziploc bags, Magic Erasers, Cheerios, Annie's granola bars, etc. Our next collection will be late October.

Extended Care

Thank you to everyone who has participated in Extended Care so far this year - we're off to a fantastic start, and we're looking forward to having more and more friends join us as the year goes on!

To read about all of the offerings in Extended Care this year, 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 ...

Our first Service Project Collection Drive is now underway! Through Tuesday, October 9,  we'll be collecting snacks and drinks for  the members of the Goshen Fire Company to say "THANKS" for everything they do for our school and our community. 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: chips, cookies, pretzels, popcorn, Gatorade, seltzer waters, and bottled water are just a few ideas. Feel free to choose your favorite snack!  The firefighters will be visiting Goshen Friends on October 10 and 11, and we will be presenting donations to them on those days. Click here for more information - and thank you!

Please check the Student Directory that was sent via email last week and submit corrections to If you've already sent corrections, thank you! A new Directory incorporating all changes that have been submitted will be sent via email later this week. 

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 the Office). All proceeds benefit GFS.

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.)

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