Events & Calendar
We have an active PTA who put on a number of great events throughout the year, and volunteers are welcome and needed for all events. Here is the list of the events we plan every year.
Below the list is our calendar in list form. All of the major events going on at the school are included. (You may print a PDF calendar for the 2019-2020 school year by clicking here.)
You may view the PGUSD calendar here
Volunteer signups are linked from each event listed as they become available. Or check with our volunteer coordinator if you have something you know you want to do to help. You can get ahold of her through our Contact Us page.
Direct Donation Drive
Starting in August, this is the PTA's main fundraiser to finance school programs such as fun events, art docent, PE equipment, and teacher allowances. No sales, no volunteering, just make a check out to the school!
Ice Cream Social
What better way to celebrate the start of the new school year than gathering with your friends for Ice Cream? The entire family is welcome, and the Ice Cream Social marks the end of the Fall Book Fair. Once you have gotten all the sugar you need, see if you can't find some great reading!
Scholastic Book Fair
Your student's chance to shop for books on campus during our twice a year Book Fair. During the Fall and Spring, volunteers run this event which is a major fundraiser for the school and a great time to teach kids about money and finding new favorite stories.
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Scholastic "Monster" Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Events where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom and to the library.
Outdoor Movie Night
Look for flyers in October announcing Outdoor Movie Night help on 2nd level playground or in the Multi Room at FG. Families can bring a blanket and enjoy a free kid's movie under the stars, when outdoors. Concessions available for purchase.
Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
Every October, the City of Pacific Grove welcomes back the Monarch Butterflies.
The elementary school students of Pacific Grove participate in the Butterfly Parade - with each grade dressing in different costumes. The honor of dressing as a Monarch Butterfly goes to our kindergartners.
The Parade begins at Robert Down Elementary on Pine Street, winds through downtown Pacific Grove on Lighthouse Avenue and returns to Robert Down.
The PTA's for both Forest Grove and Robert Down host a Butterfly Bazaar - an afternoon of games, food and laughter for all to enjoy. A highlight of the Butterfly Bazaar are all the homemade goodies for the Bake Sale and the Cake Walk.
Family Game Night
Fun event to bring the family and play new games and even purchase to take home. Usually January/early spring.
This is an evening activity for the girls at Forest Grove with that special adult in their life (father, uncle, guardian, grandfather, mother, aunt, etc.)
This evening is for the boys at Forest Grove with that special adult in their life (mother, guardian, aunt, grandmother, father, uncle, etc.) Come ready to play some fun games!
A fun filled Forest Grove tradition to mark the end of the School Year. A lot of work goes into this great event for all the students at Forest Grove, and plenty of volunteers are needed to make this an afternoon of fun for all. Held the last full Friday of the year, all the kids at Forest Grove have an opportunity to enjoy the games and activities.