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
*Empowering Parenting Connections: Friday Jan 24
PTA's Family Game Night and EPC join together for a Family Reading: Books That Build Empathy and Kindness. Reading scheduled at 7:00. Stop by the library for a reading while enjoying Family Game Night in the Multi.
*Great Kindness Challenge: Tuesday, January 21-24
A week of student-organized kindness stations and activities. Please come and join us for some of these events.
Bully Free FG Presentations for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PE classes
*Are you new to FG? Contact your school counselor about a new student Movin' and Groovin' group
Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Responsibility
Ability Awareness Day February 12th
ABILITY/DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY @FG! Educating & giving our students knowledge and awareness! Decreases bullying and helps students with empathy and compassion.
Stations will be set up for our 2nd-5th graders where they will be able to experience what it is like to have a visual impairment, autism, cerebral palsy/motor impairment, speech impediment, or, dyslexia/learning disability.
*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.