Forest Grove Gazette

December 2017

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Holiday Concert

Our Holiday concert this year will be held on
Wednesday, December 13th for grades TK-2nd and
Thursday, December 14th for Grades 3-5. Both nights will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Please note that the performance will be held at the Pacific Grove Middle School. Come enjoy some beautiful holiday songs written by Mr. Masar himself
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PTA Dine Out Fundraiser

Head out to Islands tomorrow, December 5th from 11:00 am -9:30 pm to help support Forest Grove. Take a break from cooking dinner and dine out for the school!
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PGUSD School Text Messenger

Stay informed of school events and messages by getting a text message from Messenger! In an emergency, we will notify everyone using our “School Messenger” system to send an message to every email address on file. The text message will be sent first. If you don’t sign up for text messages, you will still be notified, but there will be some necessary delay before an email can be written and sent.
School Messenger texts is an OPT-IN system.
To join, text “Y” or the word “YES” to 68453

To join, you can reply to the one-time text message or you can text “Y” or the word “YES” to 68453 (from an eligible mobile phone number that is stored in PowerSchool.) The service is free to join; your standard phone company data rates to receive messages apply.
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Food Bank Donations & Holiday Toy Drive

We will be collecting food donations for the Food Bank for Monterey County from November 6 - December 22nd.
We also have a Toy barrel sponsored by PG Kiwanis Club. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a child in need this Christmas.
Barrels will be located in the front office for your convenience.
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Lost & Found

Is your child's closet becoming empty? Please make sure you come check the overflowing lost and found in the cafeteria for your children's lost jackets, lunchboxes and water bottles. All items left after the winter break will be donated to a charity.
*Don't forget to write your child's name in any of those new holiday clothes you get....*

Taking a Vacation?

Just a reminder if you will be missing school due to vacations during the upcoming months....Family Leave requests must be turned in to the Principal at least 2 weeks prior to the dates of travel.
Here is the link to print off the form:
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Simple ways to make EASY $$$ for the Forest Grove PTA

Lucky/Save Mart Shares is now powered by eScrip! Getting started in the Shares program is easy! Once you sign up and register your phone number, you earn up to 3% of your purchase amount for our school. It’s simple!!! Visit During the registration process, be sure to support “Forest Grove Elementary School.” All you have to do is provide your registered phone number or Save Smart Rewards card number at checkout.

Box Tops for Education – Every square saved is $.10 for the school. Please cut them out, glue or tape them on to the contest sheets, drop them in the collection box in the office and be entered to win prizes.

AmazonSmile-is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Friends of Forest Grove PTA. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Forest Grove PTA. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, select “Friends of Forest Grove PTA” to receive donations. Support Friends of Forest Grove PTA every time you shop at AmazonSmile.

Save the Date

December 13: Holiday Program TK-2nd grade
December 14: Holiday Program 3-5th grade
December 21: Minimum Day 12:10 dismissal
December 22-January 8: Winter Break - No School
January 15: Martin Luther King Holiday - No School
February 15-19: Presidents' Holiday - No School
February 20: Staff Development Day - No School