Forest Grove #SpartanNation October 22

Forest Grove #SpartanNation Weekly Announcements

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

As Fall Break is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our families, students and teachers for making the first term at Forest Grove exceptional. Thank you! Not only have we successfully launched our new school but we have had a fantastic Fall Frenzy and are looking forward to the remainder of the school year and events. Upcoming will be Fall Conferences, Winter Band and Orchestra Concert and Doughnuts with Grownups. These events, although modified, are a good way to bring our community together in support of our students. I look forward to seeing you at one or all of these events.

Common Question FAQ

Where do I drop and pick up my student(s) if they are a car rider?

Family drop off and pick up: Students should be dropped off on the east side of the building in the morning and picked up on the east side after school (Big Parking Lot)These are the main entry doors for students. Link to the parking lot procedures document. 

Is the front entrance used for car riders?

The front entrance dropoff is utilized for specific circumstances between 8:00am and 3:30pm. 

What time can my student arrive at school?

  • Students may arrive at 8:00 (Learning starts at 8:30) and report to Trailblazers. 
  • Students may enter the building at 8:15. 
  • Students eating breakfast may enter the front entrance and report to the lunchroom.

What is “Trailblazers”?

  • Trailblazers is a supervised walking or morning run that takes place on the playground.
  • The program starts at 8:00 and ends at 8:15 when we enter the building. 

What do I do if I have an appointment in the building during the school day?

  • All visitors to the building will need to check in with the front desk and obtain a visitors badge. (Between 8:00am and 4:00pm.)
  • We are limiting the visitors in the building and advance notice is appreciated. 

Where is a good place to say goodbye to my student in the morning?

Independence is an important trait for our students to develop. Saying goodbye in the morning outside of the school door helps to promote students' independence. 

Thank you again for working to make Forest Grove’s best even better! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 563. 332.0208.

-Mr. Welch

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parking Lot Procedures:  Please click here for an important document about coming to and leaving at dismissal.

Elementary Conferences: It’s time to schedule the first conference of the year!  We’re excited to share your student’s growth and partner with you to support their success!  Elementary Conferences will start the week of November 1, 2021.  This year, we will offer in-person and virtual conferences.  Conferences on November 4 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm will be in-person.   The scheduling window is open now and will close on Noon on Friday, October 29, 2021. Click here to sign up for a time.

School Board Elections:  On November second, PV residents of Director Districts 1,2 and 7 can vote for school board directors in three districts.  Click here to learn about your voter district and polling places.

Flu Shot Clinics:  Genesis Flu Free Quad Cities is holding a free flu shot clinic for PV elementary schools.  We have scheduled Forest Grove Elementary School for Wednesday, October 27 at 8:30 am. If you are interested, please fill out this form 2 days prior to the event to give parental consent. 

Halloween Parties will be at the end of the day on Friday, October 29.  We will limit in-class visitors to the two PTA room parents.  However, all families are invited to our outside parade at 2:10pm – weather permitting.  As a reminder, please have your child choose a costume that brings out the best in them.  No weapons or particularly gory costumes.  We can't wait to see your creativity!

Student Hunger Drive: Students for Pleasant Valley High School will be Trick-or-Treating Halloween weekend (10/30 &10/31) not for candy but for non-perishable food items as a part of the Student Hunger Drive. If you would like to donate but will not be home or someone does not stop by your house, please contact hartrachel@pleasval.org or millerzach@pleasval.org to make arrangements. Thank you for your support!

Work for PV!  Pleasant Valley is looking for a building mechanic and building maintenance assistant.  All positions are full-time and have an excellent benefit package!  #WeArePV

 

FROM THE PTA

Fall Frenzy: The final numbers are in!  We are thrilled to announce that together we raised $12,082 net profit! We are so grateful to all of the volunteers and participants that made the event such a success. Because of your generosity, we will be able to purchase both indoor collaborative and outdoor playground enhancements in our inaugural year. If you have any questions regarding the PTA budget and allocation of funds, please contact our PTA Treasurer, Elizabeth Thistlethwaite at ethistle267@gmail.com. 

Book Fair & Teacher Conferences: The Book Fair will be open during teacher conferences on November 2nd and 4th in the school cafeteria. If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up here. We will also be providing dinner (sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts) for the staff during in-person conferences on November 4th. If you would like to donate, please sign up here.  

Reflections: Reminder, this year's theme is "I will change the world by..." and entries are due before school on October 27th and 28th. Click here for how to enter, official rules and entry form. You can also visit the Reflections virtual art gallery for inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships.  Please email pvreflectionsprogram@gmail.com with questions. 

Donuts with Grown-ups: Save the date! Our fall Donuts with Grown-ups event will be Friday, November 5th from 7:30-8:20am in the cafeteria. The Book Fair will also be open at this time. Order forms went home last week. Funds raised from the event will go towards the 6th grade legacy gift.  Come support the school while enjoying a delicious breakfast with your kids.  

Meetings: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 16th @ 9am in the school cafeteria. If you would like to join virtually, please use this link. Please note the time and location change. We will alternate morning (9am) and evening (6pm) times each month going forward.  

Box Tops: Help earn money for our school by using the Box Tops app! Click here to review how it all works, and then here to download the app and get started today! Each Box Top is worth $.10, which adds up fast! Our school ID is 9683841. Use the referral code HP9S3EQ1 when you sign up to get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 5/29/22. 

 

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

FLL Robotics:  Forest Grove is looking for a coach for its FLL Robotics Team!  The coach would work with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. The program will start this year in Spring, but only if we can find a coach. If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to Varsha Saroha at sarohavarsha@pleasval.org.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Davenport Junior Theater: Shows are now FREE for all to see! Click here to learn about the current production of Winnie the Pooh.