The Goshen Weekly, September 30 , 2019
2019 hayride
The turnout was great this weekend for our Tenth Annual Hayride! Families roasted hotdogs, made s'mores and of course enjoyed a scenic trip around beautiful Wynnorr Farm. The event is sponsored by the General Committee and all proceeds benefit the school.  
Upcoming Events
   
  • 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. 
  • Wednesday, October 16: Fire Department visit - 9:30 a.m. Owls, Bears, Butterflies, Wednesday By My Side
  • Thursday, October 17: Fire Department visit - 9:30 a.m. Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Thursday By My Side
  • Thursday, October 24: Butterflies Field Trip to Highland Orchards
  • Wednesday, October 30: Halloween Parade - 9:15 a.m. - Owls, Bears, By My Side classes
  • Thursday, October 31: Halloween Parade - 9:15 a.m. - Froggies & Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Butterflies
  • Tuesday, November 5: GPC Meeting, Grange, 9:15 a.m.

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen families,  

Thanks so much to all who came out for our 10th Annual GFS Hayride at Wynnorr Farm. It was a beautiful day for a ride into the fields on this lovely Chester County farm. I am grateful to General Committee member Joe Stratton and his wife, Laura, who hosted us on their family farm; Irene Crichton, who coordinated the feast of hot dogs, apples and s'mores;  Tom McGee, who lit the fires; and Jack Armstrong for the lovely flyer that advertised the event. The board donates the proceeds from the Hayride back to the school every year. You helped raise $700 for the school! Thank you everyone, for your support of our school and for being part of our community!

The Harvest Fair is coming, Saturday, October 12! Mark your calendars for a fun day of pony rides, face-painting, bounce houses, crafts, food and more, right here on our campus! This fun fall event is also an opportunity for families who are looking for a Preschool to meet our teachers, tour our classrooms and learn about our program. If you have a friend who would like to tour the school, this is a great time to do it! Please direct them to our website to  register online. (Current families need not register for the event.) Fingers crossed for a beautiful day, but in the event of rain, the rain date is Saturday, October 19.

Have a great week!

In Friendship,
Tr. Mimi

Goshen Parent Community


The school year is well underway and the GPC has found our class representatives! A huge thank you to all the parents who have volunteered their time. We could not do what we do without your help! Look for updates from your class parents about events, sign ups and healthy snack. Please see the class representative list below and don't hesitate to contact them with any questions.

Froggies: Robin Peruggia  and Marne Repetto  
Bears: Kristy Stevens  and Alice Walsh  
Ladybugs: Cate Liguori  and Jamie Tarsi  
Bumblebees: Jacqlene MartinLiliana Escalona and    Ashlee House
Butterflies: Gina Hart  and Julie Arthur  

Happening Now:

Restaurant Night- Join us this Thursday, 10/3 at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza and a portion of your check will be donated back to Goshen Friends. RSVP with this  Event Link. We look forward to seeing you there!


Harvest FairSaturday 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. We ask that each family who attends donate a food or supply item and at least 30 minutes of their time manning one of the activity stations. Look for the Sign Up Genius links that will be sent out from your Class Parents by the end of the week. We can not host this event without the help from our families. Thank you in advance!

Up Next:

Box Tops- Collection due date is 10/21. Keep clipping! 

Looking Forward:
Parents Night Out
Spooky Pretzels 
Scrips Gift Cards

Reminders:
Don't forget to order your KidStuff/Save Around Books and/or return any you have not purchased by 10/7

Our next meeting will be held in the Grang e tomorrow,  October 1,  starting at 9:15 a.m. (after carline). Free Extended Care is provided - please contact  extendedcare@goshenfriends.org  to reserve your child's space. We hope to see you there!

Ongoing:
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Extended Care

Our Extended Care kids always love Pizza Pie Days! Be sure to let us know if you want in on the fun, using the form below:
NOTE: Extended Care is providing free childcare for those attending tomorrow morning's GPC meeting. If you are interested, please  let Patrice Brown know at 610-696-8937 or  extendedcare@goshenfriends.org .

In Other News


Our new website has gone live! 

The new site is designed to update our online look, be more user-friendly and work better with mobile devices. Our online calendar will be updated and we'll also be posting The Goshen Weekly there along with archived editions

We believe the website will be a great platform for us to improve our communication while making it easier for families to register for events and learn more ab out donations an d financial aid . The new site also offers lots of features like surveys and online payment options that we'll be exploring in the future.

If you haven't already checked it out, please go to the new and improved  www.goshenfriends.org and let us know what you think!

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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