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

Dear Robert Gray Families,

Hello!  My name is Dr. Kala Lougheed (Dr. L for short for the students, just Kala for the parents!), and I am so excited to be your new principal. 

Robert Gray is an outstanding school, with a caring staff, smart students, and supportive families.  My family feels very fortunate to be new Explorers!

Though the start of school is still a few weeks away, I encourage you to check our website regularly.  Soon, you will find information posted here about meet the teacher night, a school safety event, and other important information. 

The office will reopen to answer your questions on August 21.  In the meantime, if I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to email me.  I look forward to meeting you as we get ready to kick off the new school year!

Dr. L

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What is happening at Robert Gray?


Summer Office Hours:
The office opens on August 21st 

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

School Supply List for this year

School Hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm

Lunch Times:
K – 11:45-12:15
1st and 2nd – 11:40-12:10
3rd and 4th – 12:10-12:40
5th – 12:20-12:50

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

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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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