Forest Grove Gazette

October 2016

Teaching Digital Citizenship

Our Character Counts trait for the months of September and October has been citizenship. As our students progress through elementary and prepare to enter the Middle School it is important for the adults in their lives to help them navigate the digital world that exists today.

Pacific Grove Unified School District has a couple of resources that will help parents guide their students as they begin to interact with technology.

First, PGUSD is proud to present Josh Ochs, founder of Safe, Smart, and Social who will be sharing his practical strategies for how we can guide students in making responsible choices when using social media. Open to all district parents and community members, this digital citizenship event will include timely and relevant information about the latest social media apps and their implications, and question and answer session, and free copies of Ochs’ latest book Light, Bright, and Polite . Please mark your calendars and join us in the Pacific Grove Middle School auditorium for this important presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Another useful resource is a link on the district’s website to Common Sense Media. This site provides reviews and ratings for movies, music, television shows, video games, and apps. Parents looking to find out more about the media their children are accessing can use this link to the site or find the link at under the Ed-Tech menu.

Together, we can take steps to keep our students safe in our digital world.

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Halloween Costume Parade

Our entire school will parade around the high school track at 9 a.m. on
Monday, October 31st. All parents encouraged to attend.

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Spooky Movie Night!

What: Pizza, Popcorn, Candy, and Hotel Transylvania 2

Where: Forest Grove School, Second Level near the Library

When: This Friday, October 21, 6-9 p.m.

Look for a flyer coming to home to order pizza. Fill out the form and return it to the PTA Box in the front office by Wednesday, October 19 at 9 a.m.

Please note: there is a misprint in the flyer and the information in this newsletter is correct regarding pizza orders.

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Second Annual 3K Halloween Run

Friends and families, it's not too late to sign up for the 2nd Annual 3K Monster Dash.

The entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18 years. No running ability needed. Costumes are optional but fun. In addition, PGHS Culinary Club will be selling homemade muffins and smoothies for a small fee.

Support our schools by signing up. Click on this link and sign up:

Thank you for supporting PTA's of Forest Grove Elementary, Robert Down Elementary, PGMS and PGHS.

Have a great week see you on Saturday!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

Where: Pacific Grove High School Track

Register at

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are just around the corner! PLEASE be sure to sign in at the office when you come for a conference. If you come before 7:30 am or after 4:00 pm, signing in at the office is not possible. Please also remember that there is no supervision on the playground before 8:30 am and after 2:00 pm on Thursdays and after 3:10 pm every other day. You may of course take your child to BASRP as a drop in. Thank you
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Second chance for Butterfly Gear!

Second chance for Butterfly Gear!

The Butterfly Bazaar Planning Committee heard some of you still missed the chance to order your 2016 Butterfly Parade apparel, with the beautiful logo designed by Sheryll Hahn, and printed on snappy Middle School Blue gear.

Well, here's you chance!

Go NOW to and place your order TODAY.

This is a limited time, last chance to get this great clothing. Store closes October 31, 2016. All orders will be delivered to your child's class room by about November 15.

If you don’t currently have children attending PGUSD schools, your order will be available to pick-up at the Robert Down front office, 485 Pine Ave.

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Bicycle Safety on Campus

Please remind your student of these important bike safety rules on campus. This is for the safety of the bicyclists and pedestrians.
  1. All bikes must be walked on and off the school grounds. Bike riding is not permitted on the school grounds during school hours.
  2. All bikes must be parked in the bike rack.
  3. Bike riders must always walk their bikes only on the sidewalks surrounding the school.

Save the Date

October 31-November 4: Parent Teacher conferences Early Dismissal at 12:10 pm
November 11: Veteran's Day Holiday NO SCHOOL
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL
December 22: Early Dismissal at 12:10 pm
December 23- January 6: Winter Break NO SCHOOL
January 9: Teacher Prep day NO SCHOOL for students
January 16: Martin Luther King Holiday NO SCHOOL!events/cjz0