The Goshen Gazette

April 2020

From the Principal - Mr. Graves

Greetings Goshen Families,

This is certainly an unusual and challenging time for all of us. I thank you for your support and for the work you are doing with your student(s) during this time of distant learning. I remind you to be sure to take some time to step away from the formal learning, and encourage you to spend time with your family for a spring break. We all need to take time to relax, recharge and be ready for whatever comes next. When you return, here are some tips to help you work with your children.

Tips for parents during the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Children will follow your lead. Try to stay calm and stick to your normal routines as much as possible—this can limit the stress youngsters feel in uncertain times.
  • Ask your children what they’ve heard about the coronavirus. This will give you the chance to clear up any misconceptions they may have. Reassure them that following common-sense advice (washing their hands frequently, staying home if they are sick) is the best way they can help. Note: Limit young children’s exposure to the news. For instance, watch TV news when they’re not around.
  • It’s natural for children to feel disappointed when events are canceled. Empathize with them, and consider doing special at-home activities. Examples: Camp out in the backyard or living room and read books by flashlight. Hold a family movie night—complete with a “concession stand” that offers treats like microwave popcorn and pretzels. Have a dance party or sing-along with relatives via video chat.
  • If children have online assignments, set up a quiet area where they can work. Encourage them to decorate their “home office.” Express interest in the assignments just as you would with regular schoolwork. Stay in touch with teachers and be sure to let them know about any additional materials or support your children need to complete their work.
Two of our Goshen students and their family have used their creativity to help our Goshen community stay connected by continuing to provide news through the distance learning news network. Below is an important message for you from them. Thank you Gee family!

Hello Goshen Families!

I hope you are making it through this crazy time, and that you have a wonderful Spring Break coming up! My kids have been doing the announcements each day - here's a sample from today:

We are just trying to provide a little bit of normalcy during this unexpected time away from school. When we get back from break, we would love to have a slideshow on the announcements featuring our students! This is a great way for our kids to all see their friends, who they probably miss by now. If you would like to participate, please send a picture of your child(ren) enjoying spring break to

Also, if your student would like to be interviewed when we get back from break, include that in an email to me as well. We would love to feature a student and a teacher each day with tips on how to get through this!

Thanks so much! Stay safe and healthy!

sarah gee

Weekly Lessons from our School Counselor

Our School Counselor, Ms. Logan, AKA Super Logan is posting weekly lessons and activities for students and families. She will have resources for parents to use as well. Use this link to access her weekly lessons.

Upcoming in April (Depending on the Reopening of Schools)

April 6-24: 3rd thru 5th Grade State Assessments

April 10: Good Friday (no school)

April 14: PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

April 16: 5th Grade Class Picture Day

April 17: Progress Reports to Parents

April 20-21: Mobile Dentist at Goshen Lane

April 24: PTA Sponsored Skate Party at at Skatezone 71- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

April 28 - May 1: Book Fair (Buy one Get one Free)