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Kala Lougheed, Ed.D.
Robert Gray Elementary
Ready to learn.  Ready for life.

Hello Explorer families!

We are off to a good start! I hope this update finds you and your student(s) settling in to the school year,

This past week was a busy one - as we continued to get settled in for the year, the Kindergarteners joined us...read more

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School Hours
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wed. -1-hr early release




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What is happening at Robert Gray?



Robert Gray Title I Overview


Striving for Excellence

The following students were recognized for Striving for Excellence at Robert Gray Elementary for the week of September 21-25

Kindergarten- Cayden Crook, Chloe DeWolf and Bethany Fenn First grade- Gracie Huhta, Kean Robertson, Teagan Chapin and Hailey McNeil Second grade- Paige Burleson, Ethan Pittsley and Iyana Littleleaf Third grade- Ben Bilger, Broden Toney, Hailey Roessler and Chyenne Wagner Fourth grade- Cameron Richey, Caroline Buck, Dossen Morrow and Sage Lillevold Fifth grade- Paige White, Tessa Huckleberry and Tristen Middleton


Robert Gray PTO Newsletter

Here is the first newsletter of the school year.

  • Box Tops/Labels for Education
  • Upcoming Events - as well as and entire year calendar of events.
  • PTO contact Information
  • Volunteers needed
  • Flash Alert (notices on school closures)
  • Spirit Day info
  • Speaking of Spirit - examples of shirts and sweatshirts with Robert Gray logos you can order.

See it now....

More PTO info

See something good happening at Robert Gray or have a question of concern?

We see great things happening every day at Robert Gray.  However, if you see something, we would like to hear from you!  And on the other hand, if you have a question about something, or a concern, we want to hear that too.

Click here or on the image at left to fill out this online comment card, which will automatically send a notification to the Principal to review your comment or concern..

Robert Gray hosted its first safety night in August.

Thank you to Cowlitz 2, Longview Fire, and the Cowlitz Sheriff who provided information about safety for our families.  Special thanks to Chief Phil Jurmu, Captain, Ken Plampin, Sergeant Corey Huffine, Lieutenant Mark Jurmu, Firefighter Edward Foytack, and Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig.


The Little Free Library is now open at Robert Gray!


Superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn assisted Dr. Lougheed and her family, along with Robert Gray staff, students, and families, in cutting the ribbon and officially opening the library in August.  The idea of a Little Free Library is that anyone can "take a book, give a book" - or just take a book if they do not have one.  Located at the stop sign near the parking lot entry, the library is regularly checked and stocked with donated reading material.  Stop by and help yourselves to a good book!



Strive for 5! What does our new principal do during the summer?

Summer Reading Matters!

If your family is anything like ours, summer is busy!  Between work, camps, and fun, it’s easy to forget about school until September!

But did you know, summer is a critical time to keep reading?  One study I read recently said reading just five books in the summer can defend against one of our biggest enemies as Explorers – the summer slide!  Summer slide, or learning loss, refers to the loss of skills and knowledge as students fall out of “practice” in the summer. 

Reading for just a few minutes a day – and getting those five books in over the summer – can help keep minds busy and skills sharp to pick up right were learning left off in the spring!

So…will you join me in “Strive for 5” this summer?  Even if you haven’t read anything yet – it’s not too late!  Grab a book and get started today!  Our local library has a great summer reading program – and free books! – for those who choose to participate.  It’s free – and fun!  In case you can’t tell from our tee shirts – we sure enjoyed the program this year!

Turn in your “Strive for 5” form to me when you get back to school – available here or in the office – and I’ll trade you for a super cool new bookmark for your next book – whether it be your 6th or 60th!

Happy reading!

Dr. L

“Let’s Read Let’s Move.” United We Serve.  The White House, n.d. Web. <http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/lrlm



New playground equipment for kindergarten

See more pictures of this project


Online math resourcesMath resources

Looking for some math resources that families can access at home?

Please take a look at these sites and encourage your students to use these with your permission.

PTO - Learn how you can help...

See this year's PTO flyer with how you can help at Robert Gray. Visit our PTO web page for more info.


What do we do when the weather or other emergency impacts out school day?

Our school hours and other emergency info can be found on the Longview School District website. You will find info about bus snow routes and hours of school operations.

In addition to local radio stations announcing weather delays, you would like to get notices sent to your my email. Sign up for a free service called "Flash Alert". Please note: you must subscribe and keep your contact information updated; some spam filters block these messages; you can get messages pushed to your smart phone or tablet with the FlashAlert Messenger App. Info is on the FlashAlert signup site.
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