Forest Grove Gazette

April 2018

Safety at Forest Grove

Safety has been a popular topic of discussion throughout out district over the past month, and this includes Forest Grove Elementary School.

We held our School Safety Night where we discussed our school-wide goal of providing a safe, secure campus that remains welcoming to our families.

There was rich discussion regarding our overall campus safety measures including how we direct foot traffic to the front of school, emergency procedures, and student social-emotional and mental health.

If you have been reading our safety updates regularly, you already know that we have taken several measures to increase safety and awareness at Forest Grove. These safety improvements include:

  • Locking the gate between Forest Grove and the PG High School during school hours.

  • Checking our fencing to insure that it is secure.

  • Requiring adults we do not know to show identification when they are picking up a student from school.

  • Requiring employees to wear identification badges.

The way our families can help the most is to follow the simple guideline, if you see something, say something. If something does not look, sound, or feel right to you, please inform school personnel immediately.

We will act immediately to respond to any potential threat to our safety at school. We are fortunate to have an excellent working relationship with the Pacific Grove Police Department, including access to an excellent school resource officer.

We understand that for students to learn at their best they must continue to feel physically and emotionally safe.

Simply put, our mission is to build a loving, secure nest for our students.


Mr. Roggeman
Principal

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Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is jam packed again with lots of jackets! It's that time of year again when item not claimed will be donated to charity after Spring Break. Stop in the cafeteria today to see if you can find your child's missing jacket(s).

Here is a fun article to read on "How to Stop Losing Things at School"
https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/stop-losing-things-school/
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Yearbooks


Order your yearbook today! There's still time to pre-order your 2017-2018 Forest Grove Yearbook! Order forms are available in the office. We will only have a limited quantity of yearbooks for in-person sales at the end of the year. $25 each. Questions??? Email ForestGroveYB@gmail.com

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Do You Dewey? The Library Needs YOU! Help Needed in the Library

The library needs helpers to get our shelves organized and ready to roll.
You do not need to come during your student's class time.
The hours will be 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00.

If you have some free time, an hour here or there,

and would like to help out, it would be most appreciated.

Fingerprinted preferred.


Contact Christine Gruber in the Library

cgruber@pgusd.org or

646-6560 ext. 204

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Yearbook Lovelines

Forest Grove families are invited to purchase space in the Forest Grove yearbook to send messages to their children or teacher. Tell your child that you are a proud parent, or tell a special teacher or staff member how much you appreciate them! Download the form, send in $10 per message.

You can pay with cash or check (payable to Forest Grove PTA). Love Lines can be returned to your teacher or dropped in the PTA box in the office.

Date has been EXTENDED to APRIL 6.

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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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School Supplies

Get a head start and order your school supplies for next year! Get exactly what your child needs without making multiple shopping trips to the stores.

Order here now:

http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=9290

Deadline to order is May 31.

Falcon Fest Sponsorships

On May 25, students will celebrate academic success with a fun filled day of activities supported by the Forest Grove PTA. Parents and teachers are already hard at work making plans for another fabulous bash. We are seeking sponsorships to help bring fun, age appropriate activities to our school. Many of these activities are very expensive, and this is why we are reaching out to local businesses and families who would be interested in a tax deductible sponsorship. Our Tax ID number is 94-6171945. Please consider being a sponsor and help us make this the best event ever! Visit: http://www.forestgrovepta.com/ to download your sponsorship form. Have questions??? Email Summer Wright at swright@pgusd.org or Hetal Patel at hpatel@pgusd.org

The City of Pacific Grove Parks and Recreation Department needs your input to tell us what recreation programs, events, and park features you need. Please help them by taking a few minutes to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pgrecassessment

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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 escrip.com/shares/. 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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6171945, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 (smile.amazon.com), select “Friends of Forest Grove PTA” to receive donations. Support Friends of Forest Grove PTA every time you shop at AmazonSmile.

Save the Date

April 4: 5th grade Parent Orientation PGMS auditorium 6:00 pm
April 6: Minimum release day 12:10 pm dismissal
April 9-13: Spring Break
April 17: Screenagers talk at Middle School 6:30 pm
April 22: Taste of PG
April 25: Open House 6:00-7:00 pm
May 25: Falcon Fest
May 28: Memorial Day - no school
June 1: Last day of school