February 2016

Half Day Wednesday

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Because of District Training, school will be let out at NOON on Wednesday (Feb. 24).  School lunch will be served an hour earlier than normal.  Students don't have to order lunch that day if you would like them to just eat at home after school, but if they DO order a lunch, they will be required to pay for it.  They can't order one and then decide at lunchtime that they don't want it.  Please make arrangements to have your children picked up after school if they don't ride a bus or walk.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the school.

Kindy 500

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Goshen's annual Kindy 500 will be happening on Wednesday (Feb. 24).  The Kindergarten students have been hard at work making their own box cars and will be doing their parade around the halls of the school right after announcements on Wednesday morning.  Afterwards, they will get to learn all about US history during some fun rotations and activities. ALL Kindergarten students, whether AM or PM will come on the morning busses and will be picked up at noon in the afternoon.

Box Top Wars happening next week!

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Box Top Wars will be starting on Monday, February 22 and will end on Friday, February 26.  Send all of your Box Tops to school and turn them into the office and at the end of the week, the class with the most earned will get a prize!  To help Mrs. Oberg and Mrs. Robinson count them up, you can send them in increments of 25 or 50 per bag (if you do this, please indicate how many are in each bag), or you can pick up a collection page at the office and TAPE your box tops to it before bringing them in (If you do it this way, please use tape ONLY, no glue or staples).  Thanks for saving your box tops for our school!  

Mid-Term

Today is Mid-Term! It's amazing to think that the third term is already half over. Please be watching for your child's mid-term report card to be coming home today. Thanks for your support!

Attendance Activity

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Students were rewarded with a fun attendance party on Wednesday for having 2 or less absences during the second term (2 tardies = 1 absence)  Mrs. DeGraffenried and Mrs. Penrod planned a fun, modified version of dodgeball played with rolls of toilet paper for each grade to play.  The kids had so much fun!  

Author Visits Gohshen

The 4th-6th grade students were excited to hear from teenage author McKenzie Wagner last week.  She came and talked with them about following their dreams and never giving up.  Students were able to submit a short story in the weeks leading up to her visit and some were chosen to eat lunch and visit with McKenzie before the assembly.  During the assembly the students participated in a fun contest and 6th Grader Carlisle Brownfield won a copy of her newest book "Casters of Doovrik"

Reading Carnival

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Last week the students were rewarded for their at home reading by attending a reading carnival held in the gym.  Throughout the first semester, they were given tickets when they completed their mandatory reading minutes every week.  They were able to take these tickets and use them to buy books, school supplies and they were able to play games and win prizes with them.  Fun was had by all.  We will be having another carnival in the spring before school is out, so please make sure your students are handing in their reading minutes every week to earn those tickets!