Forest Grove Elementary School
Welcome Back to School
Dear Falcon Families,
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.
During this ever changing climate we are now living in due to the coronavirus, I am providing services for students and families by utilizing Google online platform. You can schedule an online session with me through this link:
Even though I miss seeing our PGUSD students, I'm taking advantage of modern technology to connect with students and families through my Google Classroom.
Students can access my Google Classroom with this class code: xillk3w
I am also updating our social emotional learning library below. There are books on various topics for both children and parents. I am planning on reading books over the coming weeks in my GOOGLE classroom so don't forget to join.
I work at both Forest Grove and Pacific Grove Middle Schools. Please email if you have questions about the school counseling program.
Zoe Roach, School Counselor
To schedule a meeting:
This year PGUSD will be providing different ways for families to connect, share ideas, and learn.
Opportunities will include informal "Virtual Coffee with the Counselor", Guest Speakers, Parent Education Topics, and New Peninsula Family groups. Check back as dates are scheduled. I look forward to getting to know our PGUSD families!
Next Virtual Coffee with the Counselor:
Join us for our October Coffee with the Counselor where we will discuss supporter self-care, if it is possible, and share ideas
October Coffee with the Counselor
Wednesday Oct 7th 3:00-3:00
Social Emotional at Home
COVID and Distance Learning have turned many of us upside down. IF you are looking for some extra social emotional learning for your child, here is a list...a BIG list of feelings, mindfulness and activities.
Do not get overwhelmed, this is a big list, so go slow:)
Take your time and have fun with your child!
Counseling Program Calendar 2020/2021
Character Trait: Respect
Tool of the Month: Breathing Tool, Quiet Space
*Begin individual and small group counseling.
*Movin' & Groovin' Group:
Movin' & Groovin' is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who are new to our school. Please contact Mrs. Roach or your student's teacher for more info.
Tool of the Month: Listening Tool and Empathy Tool
September 15-October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. Download this pdf with links to books and read-alongs about Hispanic Culture.
Tool of the Month: Personal Space
October is Bullying Prevention Month-see the Bullying Prevention Library below for books and read alongs!
October is also Filipino American History Month-Learn about Filipino culture with the following books and videos
Tool of the Month: Using our words
Tool of the Month: Garbage Can Tool
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
Tool of the Month: Taking Time Tool
Kindness Week: Date TBD
A week of student-organized kindness stations and activities.
Kindness Week Spirit Days
Character Trait: Fairness
Tool of the Month: Please and Thank you Tool, Apology and Forgiveness Tool
*Character Trait: Creativity
Tool of the Month: Patience Tool
April & May 2021
*April Character : Responsibility
Tool of the Month: Courage Tool
* May Falcon Assembly Focus: TOOLBOX SuperStar
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:
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.