About Robert Gray

About Robert Gray 2017-08-01T09:57:32+00:00

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Lori Larson
Lori LarsonPrincipal

Principal update

End of Year Letter – Meet the Teacher 2017-18

Dear Robert Gray Community,

I would like to thank each of you for welcoming me back into the school where I started my teaching career in a first grade classroom.  After teaching each of the elementary grades, working as an instructional coach, literacy specialist and vice principal, I knew the time was right to become an elementary principal and look forward to the challenge and opportunity it will bring!

Over the past few weeks I have been spending time at Robert Gray meeting staff members, students and families-WHAT AN AWESOME TEAM!   As our students move on to the next grade level and our 5th graders head off to middle school, I am reminded of how much growth is made during the elementary years.  It is truly a magical time of watching students learn to read, write, compute and think in a more independent way.  I am looking forward to being a part of that learning cycle again.

A heartfelt “Thank you” to Dr. L for her dynamic leadership these past two years!  She brought in Conscious Discipline, Play works, and a transparent style of collaboration mixed with a “can do” attitude.  Kala will be missed both by Robert Gray and also The Longview School District.

We would like to encourage our students and families to maintain their reading habits during the summer months by diving into the books Dr. L is sending home with each student! If you find yourself in need of more reading material consider frequenting our beautiful Longview Public Library this summer.  Don’t forget to share you reading fun by posting reading photos to the Robert Gray Facebook page.

I look forward to seeing you back at school on August 30th, on the first day of school for grades 1-5. Our all school meet-the-teacher & supply drop off will be Tuesday, August 29th. from 4-5:30p.m.


Lori P. Larson


July 31st, 2017|
Robert Gray (1755-1860) was an American explorer who had previously been in the Navy during the Revolutionary War. Gray sailed from Boston, Massachusetts in 1787 and traveled around Sougrayth America to the northwest coast of North America and on to China where he traded furs for tea. He began his journey with Captain John Kendrick in a sister ship. Gray continued west, and returned to Boston in 1790. Gray was the first American-
born in an America ship to circumnavigate the globe. In 1791, he led another expedition to the northwest coast on a ship called “Columbia.” In 1792, Gray sighted, named and sailed up the Columbia River in Oregon, and also explored Gray’s Harbor in what is now the state of Washington. Because of Gray’s exploration, the United States now laid claim to the Oregon Territory. Gray again continued westwards and circumnavigated the glob, returning to Boston in 1793.
Robert Gray Elementary School was build in 1955. It was remodeled in 1997.
Boomalacka, boomalacka, bow, wow, wow

Chickalacka, chickalacka, chow, chow, chow

Boomalacka, Chickalacka, who are we?

The Explorers at RG!

With great courage, and bravery.

Like Captain Gray, when he sailed across the sea.

Working hard toward our dreams and learning every day.

That’s the Explorer spirit here at Robert Gray!

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