What is happening at Robert Gray?
Welcome Humphrey....One School, One Book
We want to thank The Pet Works! They donated Humphrey and all of his supplies to Robert Gray Elementary! We will enjoy him and take very good care of him for a month while we read “Friendship According To Humphrey.”
At our literacy celebration on February 26th we will draw one lucky student who will get to take him home and have as their pet. If you are interested in winning Humphrey please research the care and responsibility that comes with having a pet hamster.
We would love thank you cards, letters, hamster research reports, posters or drawings thanking the Pet Works for their generosity. Please complete this at home, hand it in to your teacher and then your name will go into the raffle for winning Humphrey. We will definitely need parent permission as well. Good luck and hope you are enjoying the book!
Please consider visiting The Pet Works. They have many hamsters that would love a home!
Jodi Wygant and Harriett Sparks
Robert Gray Literacy Teachers
January PTO Newsletter (5 pages of news!)
Students of the Month selected - December
Students were recognized for academic behavior, excellent behavior and improvement.. See who they were...
January's awards assemblies were led by 5 th grade leaders Niko Hawke, Jace Murray and Hope Childers .
Under the direction of Jamaica Hadaller, teacher , her second grade students shared messages of "acceptance " - the school's theme for January . This coincides with the work of some fifth graders work on the messages of Dr Martin Luther King .
Spring Concert...put on your calendar
The Spring Music Concert for our Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2015. The concerts will be the same at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m performances. See flyer
This is a change from the originally scheduled date so please mark your calendars accordingly!
Caught Being Good!
The following students were Striving for Excellence at Robert Gray Elementary for the week of January 12-16, 2015
Kindergarten: Dalton Stevens, Keira Hayes and Brienna Cothren First grade: Madison Castro, Tyler Willis and Evan Allman Second grade: Broden Toney, Sarah Askay, Cooper Katon and Ethan Gray Third grade: Mason Scott, Breyelle Box, Kyler Keith and Shayna Heaton Fourth grade: Matthew Davis, Paris Vath, Krysten Hardee and Madison Mauck Fifth grade: Connor Gambrel, Travis Ruddell and Erica Snyder
The following students were Striving for Excellence at Robert Gray Elementary for the week of December 15-19 2014
Kindergarten-Axton Flemens, Morgan McCutchan and Jessica DeWolf
First grade- Emme MacArthur, Mya McElligott and Hunter Drinnon
Second grade-Anna Jenkins, Noah Wesley, Erich Schumann and Daniel Rahier
Third grade- Natalie Mejia, Dossen Morrow, Emily Foytack and Sydney Fugelberg
Fourth grade- Quinn Harvel, Talyn Sparks, Katelyn Ternyik and Bianka Perez
Fifth grade-Piper Jenkins, Isa Whiteside and Isabella Hadaller
Online math 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.
5th Graders can earn a bike!
Once again Bud Clary is sponsoring a bike give-away for each 5th grader that has perfect attendance for the entire year! That means no tardies, no excused or unexcused absences, no missed class time at all. This includes not leaving early after the winter pro-gram. If you are in 5th grade this is something to work towards!
Points of Pride
Reasons to be proud of Longview Public Schools. See this brochure that points out at least 21 reasons.
Misplace your November Newsletter? Click on the newsletter to your right
Smarter Balanced Assessment System-
This year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English/Language Arts and Math. This is the first year our students will participate in these assessments that are aligned to the Common Core standards.
To get information that will help you understand this assessment system, log on to Smarterbalanced.org.
RGE teachers will be working with students throughout the year to give them experience with the content, the process and the format of these tests that will be taken online in the spring.
You can access our calendar now by clicking on the calendar in the sidebar on the left. When you go to the calendar page you can click on an item to see more information about that item. Click on Oct 1, Robert Gray Pictures so see how that works.
School Supply List for 2014-15
Here is the list of school supplies for this next school year. Supply lists
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.
Cookie Dough sales
There 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!
PTO - Learn how you can help...
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.
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.
Safe supervised quality activities conducted by experienced recreation leaders include organized games, sports, crafts reading, homework time, guest speakers and special events. A current registration form must be completed. Payments must be made at the Recreation Office to receive a receipt for tax purposes. Financial assistance for scholarships and reduced payment may be available for qualifying families.
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.
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