Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,
Last week, our Wizards enjoyed kicking off Kindness Month with a Spirit Week and the 100th day of school! This month, classes are taking on various challenges on their BINGO boards in order to show that “kindness is magic” at Wealthy Elementary. We hope they will take on the spirit of kindness everywhere they go by performing random acts of kindness at home and in their community, too.
PTO School Musical - Little Mermaid, Jr. This Week
We are excited that this Wednesday afternoon the cast and crew of The Little Mermaid, Jr. will perform their dress rehearsal for students and staff in Pioneer Auditorium. Family and friends are invited to attend the Thursday or Friday evening performances and the Saturday matinee during the times listed below. You may purchase tickets in the office, online by clicking here, or at the door prior to each performance.
Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m.
This year, we have 225 students in grades 1-5 involved in the musical which is nearly half of our student body! It is truly a student led production from the stage crew to the sound and light boards to hair and make-up. Every aspect is managed by students which makes this an incredibly unique experience for elementary aged children. A special thank you to Mrs. Siegel for her continued leadership on this year’s production. She had numerous volunteers assisting her along the way, and I know all their care and dedication will be reflected in our students’ performances. Thank you, also, to our PTO for continuing to support this wonderful opportunity for our students. We hope you’ll come be part of our world during this year’s show, Little Mermaid, Jr.!
As we look forward to spring, it is, once again, time to schedule conferences. Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 14. Information on conference scheduling will be sent the week of February 13.
Valentine’s Day Reminder
Next Tuesday, February 14, classes will hold Valentine’s Day activities. To remain consistent with our policy regarding food in the classroom, we strongly recommend non-food based treats be considered if your child chooses to give valentines to his or her classmates. If Valentines are sent that include candy or pre-packaged treats, those items will be placed in backpacks to be enjoyed at home. Please refer to the Parent Handbook, linked here, for additional information regarding food in the classroom and thank you for helping keep all students safe.
Yule Ball on February 25 for students in grades 3-8
Calling all witches and wizards in grades 3-8: The 10th annual EGRPS Interscholastic Yule Ball is coming up on Saturday, February 25. Festivities will run from 6:00-9:00 pm at EGR High School. Look forward to a magical night of Harry Potter fun including returning favorites and new surprises. Please register your EGRPS students in grades 3-8 here: Yule Ball 2023 Registration. All students must be registered to attend the Yule Ball and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Registration will be open from February 6-20. Students are encouraged to eat BEFORE they attend this event. Refreshments will not be provided. Many Gaslight Village businesses are offering special Yule Ball fare the weekend of the event.
This event is made possible through generous contributions from all EGRPS Parent Teacher Organizations and local business interests. Volunteers are needed to conjure up an amazing night. Please sign up here if you are able to help us on Saturday, February 25.
Chess Club for Grades 2-5
Wealthy Elementary is excited to again be hosting Chess Club for students in grades 2-5! Chess Club will run on Mondays from February 27-March 27 in the Learning Commons from 3:30-4:15 p.m. To register your child(ren), please click here. Registration closes on Friday, February 24. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Grin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO Spirit Wear Sale
The PTO is hosting an online Spirit Wear sale for any families interested in purchasing East/Wealthy Elementary gear for their child(ren). The flash sale ends on Monday, February 20 at midnight. Please visit spirithero.com and choose “Wealthy Elementary” to view current options. Orders from the flash sale will be delivered to school 3-6 weeks after the sale closes. Spirit Wear options will be expanded in the future and the PTO looks forward to offering a variety of East gear to families!
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Reminders
As the variable winter weather continues with both rain and snow in the forecast, please remember to give yourself extra time and to exercise caution when commuting to and from school each day. Families are encouraged to walk, bike, or scooter to school to the greatest extend possible. For those who need to drive, please remember that there are two drop-off and pick-up lanes that may be utilized. If one is busy, you are encourage to use the other. Cars may never be left unattended on the curbs adjacent to the building and should only be parked in marked parking spaces. Please do not exit your vehicle when parked in a “Kiss and Go” lane and remember to pull your car all the way forward so other vehicles may enter the line. Wealthy Elementary’s full parking procedures are linked here.
Please click here to view upcoming events on the Wealthy Elementary School calendar. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
Board of Education Meeting - Monday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the EGRMS Learning Commons
Mid-Winter Break: No Students K-12 on Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Wealthy Elementary Principal