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Principal's Message


Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Welcome back! It was exciting to see all the smiling faces this morning. I enjoyed the time with my family in the Florida Keys, but it was wonderful to welcome the students and see them filling our hallways and classrooms again this morning.

Report Cards
The first semester concluded prior to the holiday break. Report cards will be available to parents online through Skyward Family Access this Friday, January 11.  A specific email communication announcing the availability of report cards will also be sent to parents as a reminder. In the meantime, if you need assistance in learning how to access Skyward, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Allchin in the main office.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Assembly
The Cultural Ambassadors Committee has been planning our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly and Dream Keeper activities. Each year, we hold a whole-school assembly on a common theme that aligns with the teachings of Dr. King. Following the assembly, our students will participate in an outdoor, silent march. One way we extend this learning for our second through fifth grade students is by participating in Dream Keeper groups. Students will hear and discuss a picture book, learn a little about Dr. King’s life, and create an artifact to remind them of our theme. Our kindergarten and first grade classrooms also participate in a modified version of the lessons.   

This year, teachers will read aloud the picture book, “The Day You Begin” written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López. The book is about finding the courage to connect with others. In preparation for our activities, all students are creating Identity Webs to explore who they are as a person right now. Students will have an opportunity to connect with one another as they share their Identity Webs.

This year’s theme is, “Begin With…” and will focus on ways each of us can begin to connect with one another whether it is by beginning with kindness, respect, a smile, etc. Students will be decorating a rock with a word of their choice. Our hope is that they will take these rocks and place them somewhere in the community or beyond on MLK Day as a way to spread MLK’s message. We will also be individually creating a small piece of artwork that we will combine into a whole school display. Our MLK Day activities are one way we teach the appreciation of diversity. Our staff will continue to deepen these lessons throughout the year.  

Warm Regards,
 

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

https://twitter.com/principalcallen

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We met our match! Only $1 million to go!

Over the holiday break, donors to the EGR Schools Foundation’s Now&Forever campaign surpassed the $110,000 end-of-year matching grant provided by a generous group of donors.

As we enter the final phase of the campaign, our goal is now in reach, thanks to you!...
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Wealthy Happenings



Wealthy's Groove Club will begin the week of January 14th! First and second grade will dance during first recess on Tuesdays and third, fourth, and fifth grades will dance during first recess on Wednesdays. Click here to sign up!

Shrek Jr. Ads and Well Wishes!
Would you like to share your support and encouragement for a special cast or crew member participating in Shrek Jr.? Click
here for more information and click here to place a well wish online!

Would you like to place an ad in the Shrek Jr. playbill? Click
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Girls on the Run Sign Up!
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is pleased to announce registration for the 2019 Spring season will begin on December 1. GOTR is a national organization that strives to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running...Read More 

Additional Information

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EGR Soccer Camp

Click
here for information about a soccer camp on January 13th.


Click here for more information about a presentation at the high school by Officer Jermaine Galloway "Tall Cop", a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and a resource for those involved with prevention, education, and enforcement.
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