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Forest Grove Elementary School


Greetings Falcons!

The school counseling program at Forest Grove works to serve all students and the larger school community through both individual, 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.

In case you hadn't heard, Zoe Roach is back! Thank you PGUSD for adding much needed counseling time to our elementary schools. Please note our new office hours below. Zoe and Sonda greatly look forward to working together again and supporting Forest Grove elementary school students and families.

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. There are two parent only events and two events for both parents and children. 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 & Thursday

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 22. Movin' & Groovin' is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who are new to our school. KG-2 grades can join 'Ready-Set-Go' or a 'Friendship Group.' Please call or email to learn more about these groups.

September 2017

*Morning Coffee With the Counselor - Tuesday, September 12th from 8:30-9:30am

Come join me for the three C's: Coffee,Community & Conversation.

Outside the Forest Grove Library

*Empowering Parenting Connections:

Welcoming Picnic for New Students & Families.

Saturday, September 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm

Caledonia Park, Pacific Grove.

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

*Promoting Kindness presentations to all students in PE classes.

October 2017

*Introduction to HeartMath curriculum

HeartMath is a classroom guidance curriculum that helps students learn key tools to help develop the motivation, focus, and strategies to neutralize performance inhibiting blocks-such as anxiety, frustration, boredom, and resignation. This curriculum is offered to grades 3-5 during school hours.

November 2017

*Empowering Parenting Connections:

Tuesday, November 14th from 6-7pm. Forest Grove Library

Developing A Growth Mindset In Our Children and In Ourselves.

This is a parent only event. Childcare will be available. Facilitated by the School Counselor.

Look for flyers in early November.

*Classroom Guidance on Mindfulness.

December 2017

*Kindness Books Announced for January Book Club Event

*'Empowering Parenting Connections' parent and child book club event on January 16th at 6:00pm in the Forest Grove Library. The books are listed below. Flyer is also attached below.

*Classroom guidance on 'Whole Body Listening.'

*Happy Holidays!

January 2018

*Empowering Parenting Connections:

Tuesday, January 16th from 6-7pm. Forest Grove Library

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: Monday January 22-26

A week of student organized kindness stations and activities. Please come and join us for some of these events.

*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Caring & Kindness

Friday, January 26th

February 2018

*Coffee with the Counselor: Thursday, February from 8:15-9:00 am

Please join Zoe & Sonda for the three C's: Coffee, Community, Conversation

Forest Grove Cafeteria

*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Trustworthiness

Friday, February 23

March 2018

*Empowering Parenting Connections: Cliques And How They Affect Your Child

Tuesday, March 13th from 6-7pm. Growth Mindset activity for children with Mrs. Roach. Forest Grove Library.

*Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Artistic

Friday, March 30

How To Help Kids With Cliques

April & May 2018

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

*April Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Respect

*Disability Awareness Presentations & Assembly

* May Character Counts Falcon Assembly: Empathy

Books Promoting Kindness

Articles That Inspire Kindness

Resources on Growth Mindset

Learning to Love the Challenge


Permission Slip for Counseling Services

Empowering Parenting Connections Flyer