The 2nd graders at Goshen Elementary have been working hard to learn some patriotic songs, and learn speaking parts for their annual Veteran's Day Assembly. They performed their program for the school and parents on Friday November 11th (Veteran's Day) and Monday November 14th. They did such a great job at honoring those brave men and women that have fought, and continue to fight for our country. As one of their songs state: "Thank you military, our country's proud of you! We are all so grateful for everything you do!"
Our PTA put on a great party Monday night. Parents and students had a great time. The PTA was able to sell out almost everything they brought and we got to visit and build our Goshen family ties. Mr. Atkin brought his wife and five kids to help with the face painting and they were busy all evening brightening the smiles of students in the school. It was a super fun activity. We want to thank the PTA for their support of the school and the Parents for Supporting our PTA. It truly is an oasis out here in Goshen. "One Home One Family"
Our amazing PTA helped us celebrate Hispanic Heritage month last month. They made the teachers delicious food and had a fun contest during lunch. They Had a glass Jar full of Mexican candy and teachers got to guess how many pieces of candy were in the jar. The winner received a gift certificate and the candy, and the second-place winner got a gift certificate. Mrs. Larson won first place and Mrs. Carreno won second. Thank you to the members of our PTA!
4th Grade students at Goshen are learning about first responders in the Rad Kids program. It is so important that students know what firefighters in full fire gear looks like. Kids will sometimes hide from firefighters because the gear they wear as protection can look scary. Hopefully, this lowers levels of concern and helps prevent tragedy if there ever is a fire in one of our student's lives. Special thanks to Mr. Despain for bringing in the gear and to Bryton for modeling for the class.
Mrs. Openshaw's class learned about Dia de los Muertos during the month of October, and then on November 1st & 2nd, celebrated the holiday by putting together an ofrenda. Students brought pictures of loved ones to be displayed on their class ofrenda, and enjoyed telling their classmates about the person in their picture. They also had the opportunity to eat Pan de Muertos, a sweet eaten and displayed on ofrendas during the holiday. It was a great opportunity for students to learn about another culture, and the way they celebrate their loved ones.
Halloween is always a fun time at Goshen School! The kids and staff all came in such fun costumes, and participated in our annual Halloween Parade. In the afternoon, PTA members and parents came and helped with fun parties in the classes. The teachers would like to thank those parents who are always so willing to help in the classroom so our kids can have fun activities!