The Goshen Gazette

May 2021

From The Principal - Mr. Graves

Greetings Goshen Families,

Each month I try to have something new and unique to share in the opening portion of my newsletter, something that I may not have shared before. However, in reviewing newsletters from the past, it seems that what I shared last May, still applies this year in that, never in my wildest imagination would I have imagined a school year like this one. During my career in education, I have seen almost everything, but again, nothing like this year. Yet, through it all, it has been great to see how you as a Goshen Lane community have come together to support the staff, students and families as we all navigated our way though the pandemic. For that, and for all you have done, I thank you.

Looking ahead to next school year, I am hoping that all of our students can be in the school building together with everyone experiencing the sense of community and the joy of learning. I offer my best wishes to our off to middle school 5th graders. I/we have enjoyed getting to know and to work with them all. They will be missed! To everyone who, because of redistricting, will be leaving Goshen, I wish you all the best in your new school. Gahanna is filled with great schools and wonderful people working in those schools. Please know you too will be missed. Finally, to everyone, I trust you all will have a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer. I look forward to the new school year to come, and seeing all of our retuning Goshen Lane students.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Looking for summer learning opportunities for your child(ren)?

  • Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools has summer school offerings for summer 2021. Please consider registering your child(ren) for our summer school program. Click the link for summer school information and registration.

Gahanna Residents in Need

GRIN wants to help you!!!

GRIN is a local organization that provides food to Gahanna residents for free. They are taking their service to another level due to the challenges our world is facing with the pandemic.

The GRIN Mobile Unit will be at Goshen Lane Monday May 10, from 10-11am, and then at the corner of Empire Drive and King George Avenue from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. GRIN will be providing food boxes that include dry goods, eggs, margarine, and cheese. The will also provide information about coming to their pantry for help. Families are welcome to come to either of the locations, whatever is most convenient for you. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Logan, Goshen Lane School Counselor, at 614-643-0806.

1st Day School Supplies

The Goshen Lane PTA is offering school supply boxes again this year to make your back-to-school shopping easier and help raise money for the PTA! Please CLICK HERE to order a box for your student by July 1st! Boxes will ship straight to your home for free!

*These boxes are specific for Goshen Lane. If you are being redistricted to a new school next year, you should not order!*

School Book Fair!

We are working hard to keep kids reading, while at the same time raising critical funds to support our school. This is being done at Goshen Lane with our Spring Scholastic Book Fair. We are excited to be able to offer students a sense of normalcy. While you can still choose to shop online with contactless checkout, we will be hosting a down sized in-person book fair in the school library. Our fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters - helping them become lifelong readers. All purchases will directly support our school!

Spring Book Fair Dates: May 3 - May 14

Visit our Book Fair Home Page to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: Goshen Lane Spring 2021 Book Fair Website

Spring 2021 Book Fair Preview - English

Spring 2021 Book Fair Preview - Spanish

We look forward to seeing your child at the fair!

Sensory Pathway added to Goshen Lane

An exciting new addition has been added to our school! It is a sensory

pathway or “Pride Path”, as we are calling it. This pathway consists of a

series of intentionally planned guided motor movements that are designed

to provide an outlet where students can have the opportunity for developing

gross motor skills, and regulating their sensory systems. Click the links to view this new addition to our school.

Sense Path Photos

10tv video: Sensory path energizes students, offers real-world work experience.

Kindergarten Round Up

Do you have a child or do you know of a family with a child who is ready to start kindergarten at Goshen Lane? If so, please make plans to attend our Kindergarten Round Up event, Thursday, May 20 from 5:00-6:30. Come with your kindergarten student and tour the building, meet the kindergarten teachers, other key staff members, and receive important information about kindergarten at Goshen Lane. To follow COVID safety protocols we are asking families to come at specific times based on last names. See the schedule below.

May 20

  • 5:00-5:30: Last Names beginning with A-L
  • 5:30-6:00: Last Names beginning with M-Z
  • 6:00-6:30: Anyone who couldn’t make it during the scheduled time

Click on the links below for more information about kindergarten in Gahanna Public Schools.

From the PTA

Help our PTA celebrate and appreciate the Goshen Lane staff. Click the links below to see how you can participate.

Happening in May

  • May 3-14: Scholastic Book Fair
  • May 13: PTA Dine Out: Mod Pizza -Gahanna
  • May 20: Kindergarten Round Up 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • May 24: 5th Grade Picnic
  • May 26: Field Day
  • May 27: Last Day of School for Students