Forest Grove Gazette

August 2018

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Respect and Responsibility - Building a Kinder Campus

The Forest Grove community believes strongly in helping our students build positive relationships with each other and the adults on campus.

One important element to teaching them how to interact in a healthy way is our Character Counts program.

Each month, we emphasize one character trait that we hope will reduce interpersonal conflicts while improving the educational environment at our school. We opened the school year in August talking about respect, and in September, our teachers and staff will be teaching our students the importance of responsibility.

With regard to respect, we focused on treating others the way we would like to be treated.

This month we will encourage our students to “do what you are supposed to do.”

Our monthly efforts culminate in a Falcon Assembly where our third through fifth grade students who have demonstrated the month’s trait are recognized with a certificate at the assembly, then their photos are displayed on a poster in the front office.

Working together with our families, we hope to provide some powerful lessons about responsibility this month.

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Keeping our Drop Off and Pick Up Safe

We would like to thank all of our parents for driving safely during our drop off and pick up times.

Here are a couple of reminders that will keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible before and after school

  1. Remember the green zone is only for dropping off and picking up your student.

  2. You should never leave your car to walk a student into school if you are in the front circle drop off zone.

  3. Always pull as far forward as possible in the drop off/pick up zone.

  4. Always park in the parent parking lots if you want to walk your student to class. There are spots available on Congress Avenue and by Breaker Stadium. Also, there are more than 100 spaces available above campus in the lot you can enter off of Forest Lodge Road.

Most importantly, stay patient, be alert, and drive carefully.

Thank you so much.

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Butterfly Parade and Bazaar

Each year, every school in PGUSD is asked to provide volunteers for the Butterfly Parade & Bazaar. This is an excellent source of funds for our Parent Teacher Association, and we need your help to help fill a volunteer space.

The time commitment is not too large, and families have always enjoyed their time helping with the cake walk or some other fun activity.

Here is a link to make signing up as simple as possible:
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Attendance Questions?

Have questions about your child's attendance? What do I do if my child has a doctor's appointment?

All the answers to these questions and more can be found in the school handbook here

or on the FAQ's that your child's teacher should send home to you this week.

Always call in your absences to 831-646-6559 x222 or you can email

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Save the Date

September 11: PTA meeting in the Library 6:00 pm
September 14: Chalk Art Festival

September 15: Walk with Pride Lover's Point Trail 10:00 a.m

September 21: Falcon Football Friday at PG High stadium

September 26: School Picture Day

September 29: Site Beautification Day

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PTA Dine Out Fundraiser

Our next dine out fundraiser will be at Mountain Mike's on September 13th. Save the Date!
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Mix and Mingle 2018 Event for PG Schools

Come out on September 22nd for the PTSA Mix and Mingle event. You can purchase tickets for this great event here
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Volunteer Opportunity

The 119th U.S. Open Championship hosted by Pebble Beach Golf Links is June 10-16, 2019. We are recruiting over 600 volunteers in exchange for $100,000 for PG Pride! Please go here to sign up and use the registration code: pgusd2019.
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Need a gift idea?

Teacher and Staff Favorites binder can be found in the office by the PTA box. (Not every staff member has filled out a form)

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Your New PTA Board

Please welcome your new PTA board

Rebecca Gamecho - President

Katie Ryan - Executive Vice President

Alysia Hernandez - Secretary

Parlimentarian - Kyle Krasa

Treasurer - Arpesh Patel

VP of Fundraising - Jennifer Fletcher

VP of Events - Eri Misawa


Simple ways to make EASY $$$ for the Forest Grove PTA

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