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.
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/SaveAround Coupon Books & Mobile App
The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff/SaveAround Coupon Books are available through our school. Each coupon book comes with a code for the free mobile app to help you save on the go. Goshen Friends School will receive up to 50% of each book we sell. The books are great for gifts too! Visit the KidStuff website for more information. You will enjoy fabulous savings from area restaurants, stores and entertainment establishments, and it will only take a few coupons to make up the $25 cost! (Remember to keep the book in your car!)
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
Those days of clipping Box Tops are coming to an end! Box Tops for Education has been raising money for schools for years by asking us to cut, rip and hoard those tiny coupons, but the times are changing and Box Tops is going digital! Now all you have to do is download the app and scan your receipt. Hopefully the result is a more efficient way to help raise money for GFS, with fewer tattered cereal boxes in the pantry! These Box Tops are found on hundreds of products (click here for a list). 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. Even with the new app, we can still accept any physical Box Tops coupons that haven't expired.
B&B Christmas Trees
Purchase your Christmas tree, wreaths and swag at the B&B Tree Lot in the Whiteland Town Center and a percentage of your purchase is returned to Goshen Friends School.
Giant A-Plus Rewards
Register your BONUSCARD at www.giantfoodstores.com. Log in or Register and select Goshen Friends School for A+ Rewards under the Rewards and Savings tab.
Log in with your existing Amazon account at http://smile.amazon.com and enter Goshen Friends School as your charitable organization.
Get prepared for school and activities with these personalized labels for all your kids' gear. Dish washer, microwave and washing machine safe, these labels are a must have! Shop using the link www.oliverslabels.com/GoshenFriendsGPC.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.
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.
The GPC often funds extra requests by teachers during the school year.
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).