Principal's Message

Welcome back!  I hope you and your family enjoyed the Spring Break.  As the temperatures start warming up, more students will be walking and biking to school. Please review these safety reminders with your child(ren).

Remember to always try and walk with other students on the way to school and home.

  • Please cross at intersections that have our safeties or crossing guards.
  • Students should not be walking across parking lots.  Please use the sidewalks.
  • It is important to wear a helmet if you are riding your bike or scooter.
  • When on school property, please walk your bike or scooter.
  • Remember to always look both ways before crossing a street.
  • Never approach a car that you don’t recognize and never go with a stranger or accept anything from a stranger.

Bike Safety Reminders
Biking to school is a wonderful option many of our students use to get to and from school. Since school safety is always our first priority, please help support this message by making sure your child is wearing a helmet when riding their bike, walking the bike on school property, and also locking it up while they are in school. One step that can be taken for theft prevention is to register your bike with the city of East Grand Rapids. If you would like assistance with getting a bike license, please visit East Grand Rapids Public Safety at 770 Lakeside Drive. In addition, please click here for a bike safety video.
Class Placement
One of our most important tasks is preparing the class lists for next year.  I will meet with staff in May to begin student placements for the 2019-2020 school year.  To guide us in this important process, we will follow the East Grand Rapids Board of Education Policy #8040:

To the extent possible, students are assigned to specific classes, grade levels and teachers by the building Principal.  In making assignments, Principals may consider (with input from teachers and parent(s)/guardian(s) the following factors:  (i) individual student needs; (ii) learning styles of students; (iii) teaching styles; (iv) gender ratio; (v) heterogeneous make-up of the class; (vi) class size; and (vii) special education needs.
Your input in this process is valuable.  If you wish to contribute information about your child, please use the Student Placement Information Form that is attached
here. Please do not request a specific teacher as many factors go into the placement decision and we have yearly changes in teaching assignments.
Please print and return this information to the office no later than Friday, May 4, 2018. Please note that all information received will remain strictly confidential. I look forward to your input.


Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Welcome back! Below are the PTO highlights. Click here to read more.
  • 2019-2020 Executive Board Slate
  • Upcoming PTO Meeting
  • Box Tops Turn In
  • Wizard Walk
  • Family Fun Night
  • Connect

Support Staff Employee of the Year

East Grand Rapids Public Schools is seeking nominations for its 24th annual Support Staff Employee of the Year Award.  One $500 award is given each year to recognize an outstanding support staff member. Nomination forms and award guidelines are available in each school office and in the district administration office. Parents, students, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate support staff employees for the award.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2019.

The May 7, 2019, election ballot will have an important item for your consideration, the renewal of the Non-Homestead Operating Millage. This millage is a portion of the per-pupil state foundation allowance and provides significant operational funding for the district. For important information about this ballot issue, please click here. 

The M-STEP testing sessions for 3rd - 5th grade can be found by clicking on the link below. Please be mindful in scheduling any appointments for your student(s) that involves time out of the classroom during the following M-STEP testing periods. This is important because time for make-up assessments is limited.  See Schedule of Testing Dates for each grade.

Wealthy Happenings

Running Club Information

Now that spring is here, it is time to think about Wealthy’s Running Club!  This club is a great opportunity for children because it happens right here at school during 3rd recess!  All K-5 students are invited to participate.

Running Club will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays during 3rd recess (2:05-2:20 pm).  It will begin on Monday, April 15th and conclude on Wednesday, May 29th...Read More

Children with Hair Loss Hair Drive on May 22nd!
Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts...Make a difference Wealthy Wizards and consider donating your hair!  Wealthy will be partnering with PURE Salon and hosting our annual Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) Hair Drive on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:30 AM during lunch...Read More

Additional Information

Find out more information for the Sweetheart Dance 2019 Masquerade Ball by clicking here!

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