Forest Grove’s Mission Statement was written with the belief that every child is entitled to an optimum learning and educational experience. Not stated, yet understood in this statement, is the fact that children have different educational needs and challenges at each grade level. Early primary grades (K-2) focus on beginning reading, language arts and mathematical concepts and skills. Third grade is a transitional year between skill development and concept application. In language arts the transition is from learning to read to reading to learn. There is an emphasis on encouraging independent personal responsibility. The intermediate grades (4-5) emphasize core curriculum while focusing on preparing students for the transition to middle school. Forest Grove is committed to maximizing each child’s learning experience. FOR ALL CLASSROOM REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST TO CONFIRM CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT.