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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.

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 2017/18

August 2017

* 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 2017

*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 2017

*Bully Prevention Month - classroom guidance lessons offered throughout the month.

November 2017

*Empowering Parenting Connections Event

Date and topic to be determined.

December 2017

*Kindness Books Announced for January Book Club Event

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

*Happy Holidays!

January 2018

*Empowering Parenting Connections: Date to be decided.

A Book Discussion Group for Parents and Children Celebrating Kindness.

The books are posted below. PJ's welcomed. Facilitated by the School Counselor.

*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.

February 2018

March 2018

*Empowering Parenting Connections: Date to be decided.

*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Artistic

April & May 2018

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

*April Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Respect

* May Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Empathy



Resources on Growth Mindset

Learning to Love the Challenge


Permission Slip for Counseling Services