The Goshen Gazette
From the Principal - Mr. Graves
Welcome to September at Goshen Lane. It may be hard to believe, but we are now in our second month of school. Overall, it has been a very good and positive start to the school year. Like many other schools, we have faced, and will most likely continue to face, the challenges of COVID - 19, but we are hopeful that we will be able to keep our school doors open and keep our students in school for the full year.
Speaking of being in school, September is Attendance Awareness Month. Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide recognition of the connection between regular school attendance and academic achievement. A student who misses as few as two days of school a month is considered chronically absent. Data show that chronically absent students in Ohio are 89% less likely to graduate on time from high school and 65% less likely to meet the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Please do your best to have your child at school on time everyday all year and especially during the month of September. I know with our COVID -19 protocols it may be a challenge, but please do your best.
Athletes from around the world recently competed in the 2020 Olympics (actually held in 2021). In keeping with the Olympic spirit, we are excited to be starting TEAM GOSHEN. Classrooms will participate in grade level and schoolwide challenges every month in order to earn gold, silver, and bronze medals with rewards! The challenges will include Attendance, Lexia, Dreambox and a Safe/Helpful/Caring project. The Safe/Helpful/Caring Project for September is Show Your Lion Pride...wear Gahanna colors every Friday in September! Access to Lexia and Dreambox can be gained through Classlink. To allow your student to work on Lexia and Dreambox, click on the below link for instructions.
NWEA MAP Assessment
Beginning this fall, students in kindergarten through tenth grade will take the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment as a universal screener in the areas of English (reading) and Mathematics. The MAP Assessment measures student achievement and academic growth over time. It also compares student, class and grade level performance with other students’ performance across the country. Click the link for more information about the MAP Assessment.
Mobile Dentist is coming to Goshen Lane Elementary on September 20th and 21st, 2021. This easy and convenient service comes directly to our school. Services provided include a cleaning, x-rays as needed, fluoride and sealants as needed. Sign up online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. Paper forms are available upon request. Please sign up before September 13, 2021 to ensure your child’s appointment.
- Build your child’s vocabulary at story time. Before you start reading, have your youngster write random adjectives on separate mini sticky notes and use them to cover up some of the adjectives in the book. Then, read the revised story together.
- Desarrolle el vocabulario de su hijo a la hora de contar cuentos. Antes de empezar a leer, pida a su hijo que escriba adjetivos al azar en pequeñas notas autoadhesivas separadas y las use para tapar algunos de los adjetivos del libro. Luego, lean juntos la historia modificada.
- Here’s a tip for helping your kids expect the best from themselves. After they finish their homework, ask them to give it a grade. Children are often realistic about their own work and may be motivated to try harder when they’re the ones doing the grading.
- Aquí hay un consejo para ayudar a su hijo a esperar lo mejor de sí mismo. Después de que termine su tarea, pídale que le dé una calificación. Los niños a menudo son realistas sobre su propio trabajo y podrían motivarse para esforzarse más cuando son ellos los que califican.
Eager Engineers at Goshen Lane
Free community event for families
PTA Dine Out
Happening at Goshen in September
- September 6: Labor Day, No School
- September 14: PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
- September 17: School Picture Day
- September 20 -21: Mobile Dentist at Goshen Lane
- September 22: PTA Dine Out - Rusty Bucket
- September 24: Student Progress Reports Available to Parents
- September 30: Parent Teacher Conference Night
- October 6: Parent Teacher Conference Night