Forest Grove Gazette
Message From the Principal
Tools for Life
Welcome back to another wonderful school year!
Forest Grove Elementary School is implementing a new program designed to teach students that they have the power within themselves to solve problems, calm themselves, and control their emotions.
The curriculum is called The Toolbox by Dovetail learning, and its goal is to teach students that they have 12 tools within themselves that can help navigate relationships in school and handle anxiety when it arises in their lives.
The school’s goal is that using the skills taught in the Toolbox, students can experience:
Increased sense of sense of awareness and self-control
Improved relationships with peers and family
Capacity to effectively manage conflicts
Better academic performance, and ultimately, more success in life
The Toolbox came to Forest Grove because staff felt like our school needed to have a program designed to address the social emotional needs of our students.
Our plan is to have the Toolbox inundate our school across all settings.
You can support our efforts by using these tools at home. At Back to School Night, our teachers will explain how the Toolbox is being used in their classes, and they will have a copy of the 12 Tools that you can post on your refrigerator at home.
When you use these tools at home, you will be reinforcing the lessons that your children are learning at school. In turn, when we use the tools at school, we will be supporting your work at home, and ultimately, we will be transforming our community.
It’s a lofty goal, but we think we have the tools to do it.
See the Toolbox Key Principals here as well.
To learn more about the Toolbox, watch this video
Buck Roggeman, Principal.
Drop Off - Pick Up Zone
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
Remember the green zone is only for dropping off and picking up your student.
You should never leave your car to walk a student into school if you are in the green drop off zone.
Always pull as far forward as possible in the drop off/pick up zone.
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.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair will be coming to our Forest Grove library Monday, August 19th- Friday, August 23rd. It will be Snow much fun!
To put on this awesome event we need lots of volunteers. If you are able to help please sign up here: (all volunteers will require fingerprinting at the school district)
Exciting and new for this year - Book Fair eWallet:
✴ Great alternative to cash
✴ Safe and Secure
✴ Free to set up
✴ Funds available immediately
✴ Easy to set a spending limit
✴ Unused Funds are returned to your card
✴ KIDS CAN MAKE THEIR OWN PURCHASES!
If you would like to order books online or set up an eWallet account for your child, please go to our schools book fair homepage:
Keep a look out this week for a light green flyer that will be coming home with your child. The flyer will have more info, including times that the book fair will be open.
Your PTA Book Fair Chairs
If we have not heard from the parents to report an absence, an automated system will call and send an e-mail to let you know your child is not in school.
Please make sure we have your current phone number and e-mail address on file.
* Parents/Guardians may verify student illnesses up to 14 days throughout the school year before a note from a doctor/clinic is required, including students who arrive at school after 9:15 a.m. for an illness/medical appointment or for an all-day absence for illness or medical appointment – or combination thereof. Each subsequent absence (15 or more) requires a note from a doctor/clinic.
*Any students arriving late to class are considered tardy. Students arriving to school more than 30 minutes late or students leaving school more than 30 minutes early without presenting a valid written excuse from a doctor, dentist, or orthodontist are considered truant, and report as an unexcused absence. All students arriving late to campus must report to the office before going to class. Students leaving school must be signed out at the office by a parent or an adult listed on the student’s emergency card.
*Taking a vacation? or missing school? You can apply for up to 10 days of Family Leave with the school so that your child's absences do not count towards truancy. Forms need to be turned in to the school office at least 2 weeks prior to the missed school days. Fill out the form here
Message from Ms. Natalie our Health Clerk
Please remember that your child should not carry his or her medication in their backpack. All over the counter medications, epi pens and inhalers, must be checked into the nurse's office with the necessary paperwork from the doctor.
If your child needs to have medicine given to them at school, please get the appropriate paperwork from the health office.
All medication must be brought to school in the original labeled container prepared by the pharmacy, doctor, or pharmaceutical company (i.e., no envelopes, foil, or baggies). The label should include the following:
Name of medication
Dosage of medication to be given
Frequency of administration
Route of administration
Name of physician ordering medication
Date of prescription
Back To School Night
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm for our Back to School night. Parents only please join us on 1st level for the Principal's welcome and then meet your student's teacher in the classrooms from 6:15-7:00 pm.
BASRP will offer daycare for $10/family that night if you need.
Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 6pm
1065 Congress Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 831-646-6553
Angela Lippert email@example.com 831-646-6593
August 15th: Mountain Mike's Dine Out
August 19-23rd: Book Fair in library
August 21st: Back to School Night (parents only)
August 23rd: Ice Cream Social 6:00 pm