Forest Grove Gazette

October 2019

Message From the Principal

Toolbox Notes from Home

Many parents have approached us with examples of how their students are bringing home with them the skills of our Toolbox social emotional learning program.

To help encourage this school-to-home communication regarding the Toolbox, we would like for parents to write a brief note describing how your child has used the Toolbox.

If you see your child using the breathing tool, the quiet/safe place tool, or any of the 12 tools, send a note to your child’s teacher, and we will post the note in the classroom.

Your child will be proud to see their example posted for the class to see, and you will be reinforcing the important lessons of the Toolbox.

Working together, we hope to provide our students with the skills they need to become more resilient people.

Thank you,

Buck Roggeman, Principal

Butterfly Parade

Do you have 30 minutes to spare?

The Butterfly Parade and Bazaar is this Saturday, October 5th! We need your help to make this a great event! Sign up to set up, monitor a game, or clean up in easy, 30 minute increments. Watch the parade, work a shift, and stay for the Bazaar! Click here to sign up now:

Butterfly Bakers Needed

The Butterfly Bazaar is this weekend, Saturday, October 5th. We are still in need of various baked goods for our bake sale and cake walk to be a success. If you are able please consider going to the following link to sign up and contribute to this worthwhile event which benefits all four PGUSD schools. go/10C0D48AAA92AA0FB6- butterfly8

Chalk Art Celebrities

Many thanks to everyone who was once again involved in our Chalk Art Day. This is an enriching project project for our students, and we have been recognized in our paper. Great job everyone!

Lost and Found

It's that time of year again when the Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and lunch containers, etc. Please come claim any lost items before Fall Break. All items left after break will be donated to a good cause.

Need a night out?

The Mix and Mingle is on Nov 2. This is great and fun way to support all of our schools! Click here to get your tickets now:

Do you love books? Do you love projects? Are you an organizer?

The library is looking for those that are project oriented, to help out with shelving and organizing books. Volunteers may help clean and sort library materials and displays, assist with children’s story times and activities, provide support to library users.

If you would like to volunteer we would love to have you! There will be a short training/meeting on Wednesday October 23 at 9:00am in the library.

Must be fingerprinted for the district

Trunk or Treat and Movie Night

Trunk or Treat and Movie Night is on Saturday, October 26! Want to decorate a trunk? Want to send in goodies? Click here to sign up:

PTA Disney Raffle

Want a chance to win a trip to Disneyland or California Adventure? Disney Raffle is on sale now! Visit to download your form now! Drawing will take place on Saturday, October 26 at Trunk or Treat.


Our 2nd Annual Read-a-thon begins Wednesday, October 23 and ends on November 3. Our goal is to encourage your child's love of reading while raising funds for our school by sharing their profile with family and friends. Be on the look out for more information in your child's folder in the coming weeks.

PTA meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6pm

1065 Congress Avenue

Pacific Grove, CA

Come find out what's happening at Forest Grove! Find out how to get involved! On the agenda: Disney Raffle, Read-a-Thon, Trunk or Treat, Mix & Mingle, and more.

Dine Out for PTA

Michael’s Grill and Taqueria Dine Out is on Wednesday, 10/9. Dine in or take out. Be sure to mention that you are there for Forest Grove!

Yearbook Photos

Share your Falcon Photos! Do you have pictures of Forest Grove events such as Book Fair, Ice Cream Social, Chalk Art, Falcon Football, and Beautification??? The Forest Grove yearbook relies on photo submissions from our parent and teacher community. Please share your pictures with us! Email photos to

How to Stay Connected to the PTA

Have you turned in your PTA Membership form yet? If not, it's not too late!

Why join PTA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:

Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes.

Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Visit to download your membership form now!

Want to be a Chaperone or a Volunteer?

We love to have parents help out at school and join us on our field trips. Before you go, make sure you have been fingerprinted through the District office. It is district policy that all parent volunteers be fingerprinted and cleared before working in the room or chaperoning a trip. Pick up a packet in the office or click here.

Contact Angela Lippert or Kimberly Ortiz at the District Office for more information.

Kimberly Ortiz 831-646-6553

Angela Lippert 831-646-6593

Upcoming Dates:

October 5th: Butterfly Parade

October 8th: PTA Meeting

October 9th: Dine Out at Michael's

October 14-18th: Fall Break - No School

October 23rd: Read-a-Thon starts

October 26th: Trunk or Treat, Movie Night and Disney Raffle

November 2nd: Mix & Mingle (Adults only)

November 4-8th: Minimum days (12:10 dismissal) Parent teacher conferences

November 11th: No School

November 27th: Minimum day - 12:10 dismissal

November 28-29th: No School - Thanksgiving Break