The Goshen Gazette

December 2020

From the Principal - Mr. Graves

Greetings Goshen Families,

Welcome to December! 2020 continues to bring us challenges. Some we have seen before and some we have not, but through it all we made it through the first semester of learning. Through distance learning, hybrid learning, and back to distance learning, our students, teachers and our families have been resilient and continue to do their best to keep teaching and learning occurring everyday. For that diligence, I am appreciative and thankful.

As you are well aware, we are in and will remain in our distance learning model up to the winter break. What that means in terms of the school day is as follows.

  • Students will work with their teacher five days a week.

  • The regular daily schedule (8 AM-2:30 PM) will be followed, and teachers will share specific class links and details as appropriate.

  • Related arts will be held as follows:

    • Mondays will remain choice board days

    • Tuesday- A-Day, Wednesday-B-Day, Thursday C-Day, and Friday D-Day

      • Teachers will share which special the students have each letter day.

What happens after the winter break is still to be determined. Our plan at this time is to return to hybrid learning on January 5, 2021. The district will continue to monitor the situation through the winter break. Please check your email regularly for any updates.

Thank you all for your support down through this year. As we close out this calendar year, I wish you all a safe, and enjoyable holiday season and I look forward to the time when I can see all of you and your children back inside Goshen Lane.

Success Tips

Here are a few things to do to help your child experience more success.

  • What does “rat-a-tat” mean? What is a “plethora”? Build your child’s vocabulary by taking turns posting an interesting word of the day on the refrigerator. Everyone can write what they think the word means. At the end of the day, look up its definition together.

  • ¿Qué significa “rat-a-tat”? ¿Qué es una “plétora”? Expanda el vocabulario de su hijo turnándose para colocar una palabra interesante del día en el refrigerador. Todos pueden escribir lo que crean que significa la palabra. Al final del día, busquen su definición juntos.

  • On separate slips of paper, have your child write 10 people (teacher, parent, athlete), 10 places (beach, library, home), and 10 things (lollipop, computer, train). Deal the slips to family members, and take turns making up a story that includes all your words.

  • En distintos trozos de papel, pida a su hijo que escriba 10 personas (maestro, padre, atleta), 10 lugares (playa, biblioteca, casa) y 10 cosas (paleta, computadora, tren). Reparta los papeles entre los familiares y túrnense para inventar una historia con todas sus palabras.

  • Let your child make his own hands-on science museum. He can research simple experiments in library books or online and provide materials so family members can try them. Have him write step-by-step instructions for each experiment.

  • Deje que su hijo haga su propio museo de ciencias práctico. Puede investigar experimentos sencillos en libros de la biblioteca o en línea, y darles el material a los familiares para que puedan probarlos. Pídale que escriba instrucciones paso a paso para cada experimento.

SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES (check out these resources)

Happening in December & January

December 7 - PTA meeting at 7:00 p.m.

December 21-January 4 - Winter Break (no school)

December 29 - PTA Dine Out at Chipotle in Gahanna

January 4 - Teacher Professional Development Day (no school)

January 5 - School Resumes

January 15 - PTA Sponsored Virtual Paint Night (more details to come)