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Parent Community

The Goshen Parent Community (GPC) is a group of parents who work together to enrich the experience of our children at Goshen. We celebrate whatever gift of time and service each parent can contribute to make our school the vibrant place it is. Whatever your schedule looks like—if you think you can come to an hour-long meeting or take on a leadership role for an event—you are always welcome. Even if you are unable to attend any meetings, you can still be involved in events. Most of our communication is electronic. Please read each month’s minutes for opportunities to get involved.
 
2019 CLASSROOM REPRESENTATIVES

Froggies: Robin Peruggia and Marne Repetto 
Bears: Kristy Stevens and Alice Walsh 
Ladybugs: Cate Liguori and Jamie Tarsi 
Butterflies: Gina Hart and Julie Arthur 
 
Here is a little about what we do each year:
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
Book Fair

Each year we partner with Barnes & Noble for our annual Book Fair. A percentage of all sales benefit the school. Teachers also choose books for families to purchase to donate to their respective classrooms.
 

Restaurant Nights

Throughout the year, various restaurant nights are planned. A portion of the night’s sales are donated to the school. Past restaurants include Buddy’s Burgers, Iron Hill, The Pour House, and Snap Custom Pizza.

KidStuff

The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books are available through our school. KidStuff Coupon Books are only sold through schools, and our school earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell. Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. Remember to keep the book in your car! You will enjoy fabulous savings from area restaurants, stores and entertainment establishments. Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff. The books are great for gifts too! Visit the KidStuff website for more information. Your family earns one FREE book, worth $25, for every five books you sell.

Scrips

The Scrips Program enables GFS families to purchase gift cards from a wide selection of retailers. We provide a hard-copy form for each family so that they can select which gift cards they would like to purchase. (Note: Ordering cannot be done online, but you can research retailers by clicking here.) The gift cards are then mailed to Goshen Friends School and sent home in your child's backpack.

We receive a rebate from Scrips based on the dollar amount of gift cards ordered. The gift cards make great gifts, of course, but also consider purchasing cards for stores you shop at regularly, like grocery stores, home improvement stores or even gas retailers. You spend the same amount, and the school benefits!

Box Tops for Education 

A great way to help raise funds for Goshen Friends School is by clipping Box Tops for Education. These Box Tops are found on hundreds of products (click here for a list). All you have to do is snip along the dotted lines, gather them up, and send them in to school in your child's backpack. The GFS Box Tops representative will take care of the rest! Each Box Top we collect is worth 10 cents; that may not sound like a lot, but it can add up quickly! Deadlines for submitting Box Tops are in October and February, but you can send them in any time you'd like.

For more info about Box Tops for education, please go to www.boxtops4education.com. Marne Repetto is the parent contact; email her with any questions.

HARVEST FAIR

The GPC plans an outdoor afternoon of fun fair games—including pony rides, bounce houses, spin art, pumpkin painting, and more—in the early fall.

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Each year the GPC delivers special breakfasts or lunches to let the teachers know that the parents of Goshen recognize the time and effort they have devoted to our children.

CLASSROOM PURCHASES

The GPC often funds extra requests by teachers during the school year.

CLASSROOM REPRESENTATIVES

The success of the GPC and, ultimately, Goshen Friends School relies very heavily on Classroom Representatives. Each classroom should have at least one parent who serves as its representative. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attend monthly GPC meetings
  • Assist teachers with special projects or activities as requested by the teacher
  • Encourage participation by parents in special events and campus activities
  • Act as a liaison between the GPC and fellow class parents
  • Coordinate volunteers for special activities/fundraisers

Being a class representative is a great opportunity to get to know fellow parents. It is also a positive way to promote and support our school—its students, faculty, and friends!

ACTIVITY FEE DONATION

Each family is asked for a nominal donation ($25).