The Goshen Weekly, September 9 , 2019
Back to School! 

Welcome to the first installment of The Goshen Weekly for the 2019-20 school year! This email will be sent at the beginning of each week while school is in session. It will feature  Upcoming Events, Goshen Parent Community news, updated special activities in Extended Care and much more! 
We hope you'll read along each week!
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday         9/10      GPC Meeting -  9:15a , Grange
Wednesday      9/11     Wednesday's By My Side classes begin, 9:30a - 11:00a
Thursday         9/12      Thursday's By My Side classes begin, 9:30a - 11:00a
Friday         9/13     Back-to-School Potluck Picnic, 5:30p                                                                                         (Rain date -  9/20 )    SIGN UP HERE TO BRING A DISH
Monday         9/23    School Photos - Owls, Bears, Butterflies
                    9/23    Back-to-School Night - Owls, Bears, Butterflies: 7:00p 
Tuesday         9/24     School Photos - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees
                    9/24    Back-to-School Night - Froggies, Ladybugs, Bumblebees: 7:00p 
Wednesday      9/25    School Photos - By My Side
Thursday         9/26     School Photos - By My Side
Sunday           9/29    Hayride sponsored by the General Committee):  3:30p - 5:00p

Message from the Head of School

Dear Goshen Families,
Welcome back! It's so nice to see the classrooms and playground filled with happy, smiling children again.

I hope to see you all at the annual Back-to-School Potluck Picnic this Friday. It looks like the weather is going to cooperate for us!
I want to take a moment to remind families that my door is always open. 
If you have a question, concern or idea you'd like to discuss, please feel free to stop in, call or email. My direct line is  610-696-8189  and my email is .

In Friendship,

Tr Mimi

Goshen Parent Community

Welcome back to school from the GPC! We enjoyed catching up with friends old and new at our Pizza Picnic in East Goshen Park last month and at orientation last week. We are looking forward to a great new year!
Our first meeting of the year is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10 at 9:15a in the Grange. To register for free childcare (ages 2 and up) please email Tr. Patrice at
Be on the lookout in backpacks this week for a request for donations to the GPC. Click here for the flyer. 

New this year: You can pay using Venmo! Scan here to access our account:

Thank you for your support!

Extended Care

We are off to a great start in Extended Care, with lots of old and new friends joining us for Breakfast Club, Lunch Bunch, and more! 
Be on the lookout this week for Extended Care forms in your child's backpack. You can also click on the links below.
** Please note: Closing times for afternoon care were incorrectly listed in forms that came home by backpack and by email. Afternoon care is available until 4p.

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

In Other News...

Please check your child's backpack for information about the 
10th Annual Goshen Friends School Hayrideto be held on  Sunday, September 29, from 3:30p -5p  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). If you don't want to wait for us to send home the form, click here to download and send it in with your child!

All proceeds benefit GFS. RSVP by September 27!

Community Service

Goshen Friends School is pleased to support a number of organizations that help our neighbors in the greater community. For example, since July, we have donated nearly 90 lbs of produce  we grew in our own raised beds to the Chester County Food Bank!
We invite Goshen families to begin thinking about our October service event, which will be a drive to benefit the Goshen Fire Company. October is National Fire Prevention Month, and we will collect donations of snacks for our local firefighters. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks!

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