The Goshen Gazette

August 2023

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From the Principal - Mr. Graves

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Welcome back to everyone who is retuning to Goshen Lane! I am happy that you will continue to be a part of the Goshen school community. Welcome to everyone who is new to Goshen Lane! I am also happy that you are now a part of the Goshen community. You are joining a community where I along with the staff, and parent community are committed to doing our best to inspire, nurture, and empower all students to love learning and to achieve to their fullest potential.

In addition to working with your children, I look forward to working with you. I believe that we are stronger when we work together, and that the best learning for a student occurs when we all work together. It has been written that a rope made of three cords is not easily broken. With the home, the school, and the community working together, our students can stand strong and accomplish many things.

In the coming days and months, I look forward to meeting and working with you. If you want to contact me you may do so by telephone or email. Our school phone number is 614-478-5580. My email is Chances are, during the school day I will not be immediately available. However, my goal is to return phone calls and or emails within 24-48 hours.

One of the best ways to become involved with the school is through the PTA. I invite and encourage you to join and to become an active member in our PTA. They too are a dedicated group. They work very hard to provide all of the Goshen community with an enjoyable experience. They welcome new participation/members, and would be thrilled for you to join. You will find important information from the PTA further down in this newsletter.

One of the more exciting things about beginning a new school year for students (parents as well) is learning who their teacher will be. Teacher assignments should be available for you to view August 11. You will be able to see that information by visiting your parent portal. If you need help setting up you parent portal, click the link to access the GJPS Parent Portal Help Center .To see what supplies are needed for your child's grade level, click this School Supply List 2023-2024 link. Lastly, you can pay school fees and apply money to your student's lunch account using your parent portal.

I trust you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer break and are looking forward to another school year. As you begin to prepare for the return to school below are some important dates to add to your calendar.

I am honored and privileged to serve as the principal at Goshen Lane Elementary School. For those of you returning, I look forward to working with you and your child(ren). For those who are new to Goshen Lane, I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren), and working with you all as well. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Dan Graves


Goshen Lane Elementary PTA & present. School Supply Boxes 2023-2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to offer Yubbler’s school supplies program which will help the

school and make it a breeze for parents to get school supplies for next year. is making our supply lists available for online purchasing at

discounted prices. The best part is that Yubbler will donate 50% of the profits

back to the school. Click on the below flyer to start your order.

Upcoming at Goshen Lane

  • August 13: Back to School Bash (11:00-1:30)
  • August 15: Meet the Teacher Night (5:00-6:30)
  • August 17: 1st day of school grades 1-5
  • August 17: 1st Day of School for Kindergarten Students (last names beginning with A-F)
  • August 18: 1st Day of School for Kindergarten Students (last names beginning with G-L)
  • August 21: 1st Day of School for Kindergarten Students (last names beginning with M-S)
  • August 22: 1st Day of School for Kindergarten Students (last names beginning with T-Z)
  • August 24: All Kindergarten students begin class with their assigned teacher
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Afterschool Care

The YWCA Kids Place provides afterschool care at Goshen Lane Elementary School for Goshen Lane students. If you are interested in their program, see the below flyer for registration information.