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Bruce Holway, Principal

Greetings from Robert Gray!

The land of the blue and gold Explorers has been a busy place with the start of school!  After a well-received “Meet the Teachers” event, school began as it usually does…….returning students excited to reconnect with friends and teachers while new students navigated their new waters with just a bit of apprehension!  We welcomed our full day kindergarteners who came in like they were up for the challenge.  All indications are that they have made a smooth transition from home and pre-school.  . Read more... 

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Longview School District

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School Hours
8:50 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wed. -1-hr late start 9:50-3:30


What is happening at Robert Gray?


Welcome new kindergarten students

New Kindergarten

On April 18th, a large group of incoming kindergartener a registered for next year at Robert Gray . Dana Folz and Deb Hauck , teachers of the program , greeted students with fun and engaging activities while parents completed the necessary paperwork . If you know of any parents who have not yet registered for school , please let them know so that we can prepare a place for them ! See more pictures...

Congratulations Mrs. Woodrum!

Mrs. Woodrum

Congratulations to our secretary Misty Woodrum!  She was selected 2014 Regional Classified Person of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 Region. Classified staff includes everyone but the teachers and administrators in a school, and she is the best of the 31 school districts that make up ESD 112. Read more....

Science Fair


5th grade students at Robert Gray hosted an evening with parents to showcase their recent science experiments.  Students created experiments to test their hypotheses on a number of topics. After  using the scientific method and protocols that had been taught for experimental design, the students prepared presentation boards to share with others.  After brief introductions and light snacks in the classrooms, parents explored the various experiments in the gym.  Students were available to explain and answer questions to the inquisitive viewers.

Parents were impressed by the depth of the students’ thinking!  The 5th grade instructional team consists of Kami Hayes, Rhonda Tilton, Chad Sears and Shane Workman.  This presentation was not only an opportunity for students to share their learning but also an activity to increase parent involvement as one of the school’s goals on the Title 1 School Improvement Plan.    A great time was had by all!


Students of the Month for March

The following students were recognized for Academic, Behavior and Improvement for the month of March.

Academic Excellence

Kindergarten Tyler Wills, Emily Schats and Aisley Hutton First grade- Carter Huhta, Noah Jansen and Geffen Norwood Second grade-Chrisit Pendergraft, Cyprus Bartley, Jazzmyn Trekas and Austin Benson Third grade- Brooke Whitbeck, Talyn Sparks, Mekala Snegirev and Madeline Pospichal Fourth grade-Samantha Swarts, Jordan Chapin and Makayla Davis Fifth grade- Joe Burchett, Chloe Cochran, Natalie Larson, Hailey King

Excellent Behavior-

Kindergarten- Lucas Sears, Cooper Edgemon and Chace Cureton First grade- Koji London, Jorah Yates and Isaac Plough Second grade- Gabe Lee-Houts, Brooklyn Hoffman, Mason Scott and Connie Bryan Third grade- Colten Reynolds, Alex Denman, Jenna Cretsinger and Bianka Perez Fourth grade-Casey Lewis, Aaricka Johnson, Elisa Cothren  Fifth grade- Brock Barker, Kaylee Rodriguez, Sarah Smith and Alyssa Davis

Most Improved

Kindergarten- Odin Frasier, Isabella Armjio and Hailee Russell First grade- Nevaeh Glenn, Maria Williams and Daniel Rahier Second grade- Sage Lillivold, Lucy Kosa, Jacob Isaacson and Cobey Worth Third grade- Austin Rahier, Braydon Golder, Tenai Kennedy and Christian Artega-Taft  Fourth  grade- Nick Torres, Jacob Smith, Elijah Cothren  Fifth grade- Faith Fowler, Hallie Earnest, Megan Martin and Holley Ludwig

Music class of the month

Mrs. Swan

Library Class of the month

Mrs. Sundberg

Rainy Months Series

Looking for something fun to do locally during the rainy months? The Columbia Theatre presents the Rainy Months Series in partnership with Cowlitz PUD, Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund. There will be three different programs. March 2 - Wells & Woodhead "Foolz"; March 23 - Bilbo's Journey and May 2 - Children of the Raven


School Store....

Shopping online? You can help raise money for Robert Gray when you go to the particpating merchants through SchoolStore. SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall with over 400 merchants including Sears, Target, iTunes, Walmart, Disney Store, Family Book Store and many more. When your family and friends make everyday purchases from their favorite merchants, our school earns money!

We've sent this information home, but here is the flyer. The clip off at the bottom says to return by Friday...that is Friday January 24th.


Caught Being Good

Who was caught being good....the week ending April 18th

The following were Caught Being Good at Robert Gray Elementary School for the week Of March 24-28

Kindergarten- Odin Frasier, Clay Kangas and Josie Marlow
First grade-
Jacer Smith, Emily Street and Addison Hearn
Second grade-
Rayne Johnson, Natalie Mejia, Jacob Isaacson and Johnny Jones
Third grade-
Karis Searcy, Mahalia Perkins, Reagan Vandermeer and Alexis  McQuaid
Fourth grade-
Lily Johnson-Schmaltz, Carinne Hammons and Jorden Williamson
Fifth grade-Joe Burchett, Kaylee Rodriguez, Peyton DeGroote and Hailey King

Cookie Dough sales

Cookie DoughThere are a lot of great things we can do for the students at Robert Gray that are possible with our fundraiser.

At the right the vendor who provides the fundraiser talks about some of the prizes students can earn after meeting certain levels of sales.

Another reason for using this picture is so show you how well the students pay attention to the presentation as they sit with their classmates. Elementary schools are one of the few places the newest get the best seats in the house!

Supply List

See the supply list for 2013-14 for all grades...


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.

Clip Box Tops and 'Labels for Education' raise funds!

Look for Box Tops on hundreds of participating products. Cut them out and return them to the school. Each Box Top is worth $.10 which adds up quickly when we all work together.

You can also check out www.BTFE.com the official Box Tops for Education website. There you can print coupons for products that have Box Tops on them, saving you money and earning Robert Gray money at the same time.

It's not just Campbell's Soup Labels anymore. Labels for Education can be found on cereals, snack items, stationery and magazines.Collect the UPCs, beverage and sauce caps from these participating products and return them to Robert Gray.

Every label returned earns points that can be redeemed for art supplies, athletic equipment, games or academics merchandise for the school. It is an easy way to get "Free Stuff" for the Robert Gray students.



2011-2012 Student Handbook (click here)

The staff is excited for the start of another school year. Whether you are a parent of a new or returning student to this great school, we hope that this handbook will be of use in providing you with important information about Robert Gray Elementary. We want all members of our school community to be informed, and we have identified topics that have been found to be of interest.  Feel free to call us if you have any questions about this handbook.  It is important that you take some time to familiarize yourself and your student with the content of this booklet. After doing so, please have your student return this form (Pdf) (Word) to the classroom teacher to indicate that you have received and reviewed this information.


Kindergarten Bus Pass

This year, bus-riding kindergarteners in the Longview School District will wear badges that display their names, as well as where they should be picked up and where they should be dropped off. Need extra badges? Click to print more.

(Letter sent to all Kindergarten parents from the school district)


Parks and Recreation Activities

The Longview Parks and Recreation department provides a program called All Stars and Super Stars Out of School Programs. They provide a wide variety of academics, cultural activities and physical fitness. The programs run from 7:00 AM - 8:45 am and 3:30-6:00 PM. Please view their booklet that explains the program and in interested you can download the application sheet. For further questions, call the Recreation office at 442-5400.

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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