Box Top Wars


We will be holding Box Top Wars starting this week!  Please gather as many box tops as you can and send them to school with your child.  The class with the most box tops gathered will receive a popcorn party.  The contest will run from 10/17-10/26.  Send those box tops in!!!

2016 Halloween Carnival


Make sure to mark your calendar!  Goshen's Halloween Carnival is going to be held on Friday, October 28th from 6:00-9:00.  We are going to have lots of fun, food and games!  Food and game tickets will be available to buy from October 17-October 26 before school from 8:30-9:00.  Game wristbands will be $5.00 and dinner (sloppy joe, chips and a drink) will be $3.00 if you pay in advance, or $4.00 the night of the carnival.

The schedule of events for the night is as follows:

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Carved Pumpkin Contest (bring your carved pumpkin with you to the carnival for judging.)

8:00 Costume contest (please no masks, weapons, or clown costumes).

8:30 Drawings and Silent Auction ends.

Please join us for a fun filled night!

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Larson


This week's teacher spotlight is Mrs. Larson.  Mrs. Larson teaches 3rd grade here at Goshen Elementary.  This is her second year at our school, and her second year teaching.  Before she started teaching here, she was a substitute teacher.  She loves sharing stories with her students, and also loves camping, swimming, reading and spending time with her family.  She likes Mexican food, ice cream, and root beer.  Her favorite color is blue, she loves basketball and her favorite book is The City of Ember.  A couple of interesting facts about Mrs. Larson is she went to Goshen Elementary as a kid and she lives on a Dairy with her family.

We are so glad that Mrs. Larson chose to teach at Goshen.   

2016 Red Ribbon Week


This week is Red Ribbon Week at Goshen Elementary.  Below you will find the themes for each day:

Monday  October 3rd, Theme: “Kindness Makes a difference!”
      (Wear red to school dress-up day!) 
Tuesday Octorber 4th, Theme: “Put a Cap on Drugs Day!”
     (Wear your favorite hat day)  
Wednesday October 5th, Theme: “Shade out Drugs and Bullying Day!”
   (Wear sunglasses day
Thursday October 6th, Theme: “Hair to a Drug Free Life!”
      (Crazy Hair Day!
Friday October 7th, Theme: “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs!”
     (Wear school colors to show School Spirit and Unity!) 

Parents and Pastries

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Goshen held their first Parents and Pastries event last week with the sixth grade.  Parents of our sixth graders came and brought their favorite book and read to a group of students.  While they read, Mr. Bailey and Mrs. DeGraffenried brought donuts around.  I was a fun time, and we would just like to thank all of the parents and technicians that read to the kids.  We would also like to thank the PTA for providing the donuts.  Next month, the 5th grade will be participating.

Fall Dance Festival


Goshen's Fall Dance Festival will be tomorrow morning (Friday, September 30th) at 10:00 AM., on the Southwest field.  Please bring chairs to sit on.  The students have been practicing so hard, and are so excited to show you what they've learned.  Here is what each grade needs to wear for their dance:

Kindergarten:  Jeans and a bright colored shirts without prints.

First Grade:  Jeans and a bright colored shirts without prints.

Second Grade:  Jeans and a bright colored shirts without prints.  Girls' hair in high pony tails.

Third Grade:  Jeans and white shirts without prints.

Fourth Grade:  Jeans and a bright colored shirts without prints.

Fifth Grade:  Jeans and blue/gold shirts without prints.

Sixth Grade:  Jeans and a bright colored shirts without prints.

We would also like to thanks the following people for helping the students learn their dances:  Maclee Anderson (Kindergarten); Stephanie Stockton (First Grade); Mandy Pyne, Mrs. Penrod and Mrs. Burningham (Second Grade);  Kaylene Savage (Third Grade); Emily Penrod (Fourth Grade); Jaida Renzello, Shareen Carter, Angie Hacking (Fifth Grade); and Mark Robbins (Sixth Grade).  Without their help, we wouldn't have this Dance Festival to enjoy.

We can't wait to see you all tomorrow morning!


Faculty Spotlight: Mrs. DeGraffenried


Mrs. DeGraffenried is the principal here at Goshen Elementary.  This is her fifth year at our school, but she has taught for many years at other schools.  She taught first grade at Wilson Elementary in Payson along with being their Title 1 Coordinator.  She was also the Title 1 Coordinator at Santaquin Elementary and taught Early Childhood classes at BYU.  She loves working with all of the teachers and faculty here at Goshen, and loves to see our students succeed.  She loves to read, play with her grandkids and travel with her husband.  Her favorite treat is chocolate, ther favorite color is blue, she loves her Diet Coke, and loves the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  

We're so glad that Mrs. DeGraffenried is here at Goshen Elementary.