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December 2017

Goshen Students are Reading Heroes!

Submitted by l.degraffenried on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:16

Goshen student's are reading to earn a Wonderful Water Party in May!  They need to read a combined total of 160,000 minutes to earn it.

Our December goal is 120,000 reading minutes. Parents please help your student by encouraging them to read nightly.  The students need to remember to turn in their reading minutes.  

Goshen Students Only Achieve Reading POWER when they READ everyday!!!

Where is Spirit Wednesday?

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:11

Spirit is back!!!  Where is he visiting today?  Leave your guess in the office and a winner will be announced during Friday's announcements!

December Newsletter

Submitted by l.degraffenried on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:33

December Newsletter 2017

Falcon veces December 2017 El boletín de Goshen Elementary

 PTA Pop Bootle Decorating Contest Information

  Falcon Times

The Newsletter of Goshen Elementary

December 2017                                                                  Number 4

P.T.A News

Happy Holidays from Goshen PTA!!! 

We hope you truly enjoyed Thanksgiving with your friends and family. It is such a GREAT time of year! We just want to thank ALL of you who have committed your time, and support to helping us grow and keep doing all the awesome things this year. Our volunteers are simply THE BEST!!!!

A Couple of things to keep on your calendars:

Dec 4- 8 Christmas Pop Bottle Decorating Contest – see enclosed note.


**Notes will be sent home, so watch for them!

The next couple of weeks we will be doing some FUN activities with the students to gear up for the holiday. We would love to bring a great spirit to all this year, we will keep you all posted on those activities coming up!! 

If you would like to volunteer with us, let us know. The more the merrier. Also, we would like to remind you all to check in with your teachers and see if there is any assistance they need. It is always nice to have the extra help if desired. 


SEP Conferences:

Thursday December 7, 2017 by appointment only.  Please select a time on our website  If you are unable to attend, please email the teachers to make another appointment.

School Christmas Program

The Christmas Program will be a school wide sing-along held Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.


The mountain of coats found in the Lost & Found seems to grow and grow at Goshen School.  They will be on a table in front of the office.  Please put your student’s names in their coats and jackets, it helps us find their owners. 

Student Council Christmas Week

The student council has planned a fun week for the students at Goshen School.  It will be the week of

December 11 through December 15.  It will include our annual PENNY WARS and Food Drive.

  1. Monday, Dec 11                        Red and green day.
  2. Tuesday, Dec 12                        Santa or Elf hat day.
  3. Wednesday, Dec 13                   Ugly Sweater Day or just a Christmas sweater.
  4. Thursday, Dec 14                       Christmas socks day
  5. Friday, Dec 15                           Christmas Character day- dress up like your favorite Christmas character- elf, reindeer, Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolf, Who's, The Grinch, Nutcracker, Elsa, Ana, etc.  

Ambassador of The Month for November
Theme: Achieve Your Best         

Tyler Young                  Iris Garcia                              Maddox Barbone  Scarlett Balzly               Kamri Rigby                            Johan Vazquez    Mayzie Moffitt              Kai Filimoeatu                         Bellamie Davis  Reva Whalen                 Kara Cook                               Jayce Perez      Brookelyn Ercanbrack    Logan Johnston                      Rhett Carter 

Dates to Remember 

NetSmartz Assembly: (K-2 9:30 am) (3-6 10:00 am)        December 4
PTA Meeting (2:00 pm)                                                     December 5
SEP Conference #2 (3:30-9:30)                                         December 7
PTA Movie  Night                                                              December 8
Student Council Week (Penny Wars/Food Drive         December 11-15
Monday- Red and green day.
Tuesday- Santa or Elf hat day.
Wednesday- Ugly Sweater Day or just a Christmas sweater.
Thursday- Christmas socks day
Friday- Christmas Character day- dress up like your favorite Christmas character- elf, reindeer, Jack              Frost, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolf, Who's, The Grinch, Nutcracker, Elsa, Ana, etc. 
Parents and Pastries Kindergarten                                   December 11
Math Olympiad #2 (9:15 – 9:45)                                      December 13
Falcon Pride Assembly (9:30 am)                                     December 18
Christmas Sing Along (9:30)                                            December 20
Early out (12:00 pm)   No Afternoon Kindergarten           December 21




Mrs. Openshaw receives the Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by l.degraffenried on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:23

Mrs. Openshaw was selected by her colleagues to receive the Crystal Apple Award.  The award was presented during faculty meeting by Craig Havey.  Her colleagues said the following:

She has a positive attitude with her students and her colleagues. She works hard to make her classroom a wonderful place of learning. She expects a lot from her students and pushes them to go farther than they believed they could go. She goes the extra mile as a teacher. She has innovative ideas and tries to find more and more ways to help her students learn. It is a pleasure working with her.

She often takes extra jobs or volunteers for a committee to help improve our school.  She works tirelessly to help her students succeed both as students and as individuals trying to find their way. She thinks outside the box and finds ways to make learning fun and engaging for everyone. Her students feel safe, respected, and excited to be in her classroom every day. 

She brought the arts into her class by doing the opera last year and this year. She has positive communication with the students and parents. She is great at helping fellow teachers and staff.


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