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Forest Grove Elementary School


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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.

Listed below is this year's school counseling calendar of events. For those of you new to our school, 'Empowering Parenting Connections' is a counseling-based program that brings our school community together to discuss different topics that pertain to parenting. These events are a favorite of ours because we love meeting our parents, talking about parenting and being a part of a community that supports one another. Raising kids is hard but supporting one another is easy and gives us the boost to keep moving forward despite the obstacles we might face on this great parenting adventure.

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 & Wednesday

Forest Grove Elementary (831)646-6560 X126

Sonda Frudden, School Counselor

Office Hours at Forest Grove: Thursday (1/2 day) & Friday

Forest Grove Elementary (831)646-6560 X126

Office Hours at Robert Down (831) 646-6540 X139

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (1/2 day)

Counseling Program Calendar 2018/2019

August 2018

* Classroom guidance visits & introductions to new students.

*Begin individual and small group counseling.

*Movin' & Groovin' Lunch Group:

Tuesday during lunch beginning August 29. Movin' & Groovin' is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who are new to our school.

September 2018

*Empowering Parenting Connections:

Welcoming Picnic for New Students & Families.

Saturday, September 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm

Lovers Point, Pacific Grove.

Please stop by after 'Walk With Pride' to welcome our new families to PG.

Flyers sent home. If you would like another one, please email me.

October 2018

November 2018

Schoolwide Service Project: Canned Food Drive

December 2018

School wide Service Project: SPCA Donations

*'Empowering Parenting Connections' parent and child book club event in January. Date to be decided. Keep posted!

*Happy Holidays!

January 2019

Character Trait of the Month: Caring

*Empowering Parenting Connections: Friday Jan 25

PTA's Family Game Night and EPC join together for a Family Reading: Books That Build Empathy and Kindness. Readings scheduled at 6:30 and 7:00. Stop by the library for a reading while enjoying Family Game Night in the Multi.

*Great Kindness Challenge: Tuesday, January 22-25

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 Moovin' and Groovin' group

February 2019

Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Empathy

Student Service Leaders created Valentine's Day cards for our neighbors at Canterbury Woods Retirement Community.

March 2019

*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Artistic

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April & May 2019

*5th grade Career Unit: Career discovery activity presentation to all 5th grade students

*April Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Responsibility

* May Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Effort/Perseverance

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.

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