Forest Grove Elementary School
The school counseling program at Forest Grove works to serve all students and the larger school community through both individuals, group and classroom guidance counseling. As student advocates, we recognize the uniqueness and personal worth of each child. Our job is to support the social and emotional growth of our students so that they feel connected to their school community and confident in their ability to learn.
Our office hours are below. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions about the school counseling program at Forest Grove.
Zoe Roach, School Counselor
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday
Forest Grove Elementary (831)646-6560 X126
Sonda Frudden, School Counselor
Robert Down Elementary: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (1/2 day), Friday
Robert Down (831) 646-6540 X139
Back to school jitters
Is your child nervous about starting or returning to school after a relaxing summer at home? Check out some great books to read with your child in preparation:
Counseling Program Calendar 2019/2020
*Begin individual and small group counseling.
*Movin' & Groovin' Lunch Group:
Tuesday during lunch beginning mid-August. Movin' & Groovin' is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who are new to our school.
School wide Service Project: Canned Food Drive
Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER
Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6:30pm
PGMS Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Avenue, PG
PGMS is happy to announce PGUSD’s screening of the new Screenagers movie, Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER
From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.
Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their e
motional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
School wide Service Project: SPCA Donations
*'Empowering Parenting Connections' parent and child book club event in January. Date to be decided. Keep posted!
Character Trait of the Month: Caring
Kindness Week: Tuesday, January 21-24
A week of student-organized kindness stations and activities. Please come and join us for some of these events.
Join us for our first community based reading group. Sponsored by PGUSD’s Center for Student and Family Engagement
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Robert Down Elementary Cafeteria
5:30 pm family dinner
6:00-7:00 pm book discussion
Kindness Week Spirit Days
Tuesday-Rock Star Day-
“Rock Stars for Kindness”
Rock T-Shirt, Black Clothes, Stars
”Ride the Wave of Kindness”-
Hawaiin Shirts, Sunglasses, Leis
Thursday -Crazy Day
“Crazy for Kindness”
Crazy Hair, Crazy Socks or Mismatched Clothes
“Dreaming of Kindness”
Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Responsibility
*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Creativity
April & May 2020
*April Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Fairness
* May Falcon Assembly Focus: TOOLBOX SuperStar
Community Mental Health Resources
For searchable lists of area therapists and specializations:
Sam's Guide to Monterey County Family Resources - provides a comprehensive list of area resources from Mental Health, Wellness, Caregiving, Food and Shelters
YWCA Monterey County - 831-422-8602
provides counseling for families, couples, children, and individuals experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking or other crimes.
Community Human Services- 831-394-4622
CHS’ Family Service Centers offer a variety of professional, affordable mental health programs for low-income individuals and families.