The Goshen Gazette

March, 2021

From the Principal - Mr. Graves

Change is in the air! I am sure you have heard the statement many times before, and now how very true it is for our Goshen Lane community. We are changing the calendar from February to March, we are changing seasons from winter to spring, our time on the clocks will change to daylight savings time, our students are changing, have you noticed how taller and smarter they have become? And our learning environment is changing from hybrid to full in-person learning in a couple of weeks. Yes, change is in the air.

Hopefully, by now you are aware that the Gahanna Jefferson Public School District is planning for students currently in the hybrid model to return to the building to learn five days a week beginning March 15. Students in the distance learning model will remain in that model with their current distance learning teacher.

If you are not comfortable having your child return to full in-person learning, please fill out the All-In Opt Out Form no later than Thursday, March 4 at midnight. It will be assumed that if an All-In Opt Out Form is not completed, you intend for your child(ren) to return to full in-person learning. Families with students in the distance learning model do not have to fill out the form. If you would like more information about the district's return to learn plan, please view the links below.

Goshen Lane Read-A-Thon

Our first ever Read-A-Thon officially started March 1. The Read - A- Thon is in place of the Walk-A-Thons we have held in the past as our PTA’s biggest fundraiser. The students will be engaging in the Read-A-Thon using Charlotte's Web as a school wide book (that's right - the whole school reading the same book) and tracking their reading minutes! We are asking Goshen Lane Families to engage with the Read-A-Thon by sending out (social media, text, email etc.) your child's specific Read-A-Thon link seeking donations for our school PTA. Check with your child's teacher for specific information on how you can support this effort.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have or know of a student ready to begin Kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year? If so, please note that Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin March 22, 2021. Families may begin the process to enroll your child for Kindergarten by clicking here.

End of Day Office Hours

Please note that the office will be closed for student pick up beginning at 2:00 p.m. If you have an early afternoon appointment that requires you to pick up your student(s) before the end of the day, please contact the office and make arrangements to pick up the student(s) prior to 2:00 p.m. Our end of day procedures begin at 2:10 with the office staff managing end of day announcements, bus rider information and other administrative task. We want to be sure all students leave school safely and on time. Closing the office to visitors at that time will help ensure that goal.

After School Program at Goshen?

The YWCA Columbus is excited to partner with Gahanna Schools to offer YWCA Kids Place After School programs. However, due to low enrollment, several programs were not able to open. Parents who have an interest in attending a site that was delayed in opening can complete this form to indicate an interest in the program. Click HERE. to complete the interest form.

Success Tips

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

  • For active math practice, hold a family long-jump contest. Each person can start at the same spot and jump forward. Let your child mark each person’s landing spot with tape, then use a ruler to measure the distances and announce the winner.
  • Para practicar matemáticas activamente, haga un concurso familiar de saltos largos. Empiecen todos desde el mismo lugar y salten hacia adelante. Su hijo marcará el lugar de aterrizaje de cada uno con cinta y usará una regla para medir las distancias y anunciar el ganador.

  • Proofreading is important for helping your child catch and fix mistakes. But it can also spark new ideas to add to a story or paper. Encourage your youngster to set the work aside for a little while, then come back to it with fresh eyes.
  • La revisión es importante para ayudar a su hijo a encontrar y corregir errores. Pero también puede dar lugar a ideas nuevas para agregar a una historia o a un artículo. Anime a su hijo a dejar el trabajo de lado por un rato para después volver con una mirada nueva.

  • Read a news article together and ask your child to identify the five “W questions” (who, what, where, when, why) that the author answered. Your youngster will get reading practice and see how writers use details to create a complete picture for the reader.
  • Lea un artículo de periódico con su hijo para que identifique las cinco “preguntas W” (quién, qué, dónde, cuándo, por qué) que el autor haya respondido. Su hijo practicará la lectura y verá cómo los escritores usan los detalles para crear un panorama completo para los lectores.

Happening in March

March 1 - 31: Goshen Lane Read-A-Thon

March 5: No School

March 9: PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 14: Daylight Savings Time Starts (Turn Your Clocks Forward)

March 18: PTA Dine Out at Mr. T's Pizza (Gahanna)

March 22: Kindergarten Registration Begins

March 24-25: School Picture Retake Day

March 29-April 2: Spring Break

Home & School Connection

Conexion Entre el Hogar y la Escuela