Forest Grove #SpartanNation January 6, 2023

Forest Grove #SpartanNation Announcements


Lunch Menus Next Week:  Double check next week’s menus.  There have been some changes!

PTA Reflections Open House & Awards Ceremony: You and your family are invited to the Pleasant Valley Schools PTA Reflections Open House & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2023 beginning at 6:30pm in the Pleasant Valley High School Cafeteria. The first half-hour will be an open house for you to view students' artwork and the awards ceremony will begin at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Student participants will be photographed for submission to the local paper.

Wall of Honor: The Wall of Honor Program was established in 1999 to recognize distinguished alumni who have graduated from Pleasant Valley High School. Nominees must have graduated 10 years or more prior to induction and must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic Success
  • Outstanding success in their career
  • Distinguished human service

Please submit nominations by March 15, 2023.  Click here to nominate a former Spartan.



January 7: Children’s Theater Workshop, Shows at 1:30pm and 6:30pm
January 16: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr Day
January 17: PTA Meeting, 6:00pm
January 18: Early Dismissal, 1:30pm
January 19: PTA Reflections Ceremony, 6:30pm, PVHS Cafeteria



The Forest Grove Spelling Bee will be hosted on Thursday, January 26th in the Forest Grove Library. Students, if you are interested, please return this filled out permission form to the front office by January 20th. Printed permission forms can also be picked up in the library. Spelling lists can be downloaded here or picked up in the library as well. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ridenour (

FLL Explore Grades 2-4: Does your child like working with LEGO?  Would they like to learn the basics of engineering and problem solving? If so, they would love FLL Explore!  In Explore, teams focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education SPIKE Essential.  Teams will meet twice a week for four weeks from 3:05 until 4:30pm at their school and will culminate with a showcase presentation at a yet to be determined date. The season will run from approximately January 24-February 17.   Registration is open now until January 13.  Sign up here.

Coaches Needed for FLL Explore:  We are also looking for coaches! This is a low level commitment with only 8 meetings - twice a week at school from 3:05pm-4:30pm. We will provide you with materials and plans, so no previous LEGO experience or engineering knowledge necessary.  Each team will have two coaches so you will not be alone. If you are able to help coach, please express your interest in coaching on this form.

PV Girls Wrestling Club: Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club has some very exciting news! Starting Thursday January 12th we are starting an ALL GIRLS club wrestling practice. We will be holding this at Pleasant Valley High School from 6:00-7:15 pm. The cost this year will be FREE! There will be coaches with many years of experience to help teach the girls how to wrestle and have fun while doing it.  High school girl wrestlers will be at practice to coach and mentor! Regardless of whether your daughter has wrestled her entire life or never at all and just wants to try it out, this is a perfect opportunity for her to learn more about the sport of wrestling! Please click here to sign up. 

Pleasant Valley Girls Basketball Youth Night, January 13: Click here for information. If you have any questions please contact Coach Goetz at

Baseball Winter Camp:  Join the High School Baseball Program for the 2nd-7th grade winter camp on January 7th! Sign up through the parent portal.


Meetings: Our first meeting of the new year is on Tuesday 1/17 at 6:00pm in the school library. We would love to get some additional parents involved this year, and hear some fresh perspectives. There are countless volunteer opportunities – many that do not require a significant time commitment.  Please come join us and learn more.

Trailblazers: Congratulations to the second grade participants on winning the December Frosty Toe Challenge! As a team, Trailblazers has covered over 1,300 miles (Bettendorf to Calgary) and we are very proud of the students’ daily efforts! Our January Snowflake Challenge begins today, Friday 1/6. For the month of January, students are encouraged to “refer a new friend” to come try Trailblazers and earn the snowflake charm.


LeClaire Library:  Check out the January events!

Bettendorf Parks and Rec:  Click here to learn about Music Therapy classes starting next week!

Hand-in-Hand ProgramsClick here for the January events!

River Valley Optimist Club Free Basketball Clinic: Click here to learn about the clinic for 3rd-6th grade that starts on February 4.