Principal's Message

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,       

Welcome back! It was far too quiet in the building last week. I am excited to see students once again filling our hallways and classrooms with their energy and smiles.

East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation
Wealthy Elementary will be hosting a NOW&FOREVER get together this Thursday, February 7 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM and 6:00 - 7:00 PM. We encourage all our families to come hear about this historic effort to raise a sustainable source of funding for critical programs, supports and enhancements for our schools.

Kindness Month
February is Kindness Month and at Wealthy Elementary students have a special opportunity to recognize one another for being TEAM leaders. Typically, staff members pass out TEAM Recognition Cards (TRCs) to students who display our expectations in classrooms, hallways, the playground, etc. This month, students are empowered to pass out special Traveling TRC's to one another. This extra dose of kindness is especially important during what is typically a cold and gray time of the year. I look forward to seeing how our students celebrate and recognize one another all month long!

Safety Reminders
As we head into the month of February, it is also important to review and remind our children of important safety precautions as they walk to and from school. Please take this opportunity to discuss safety procedures with your children, including:

  • Whenever possible, use a buddy system while walking to and from school

  • “No, Go, Yell, Tell” - Teach children to say no, run away, yell as loud as they can, and tell someone they trust right away if they think they are in a dangerous situation and not to worry about feeling embarrassed or hurting the other person’s feelings

  • Walk directly home after school to check in before playing with friends

Many resources on keeping children safe are available online that you may want to include in your discussions. One site that is appropriate for elementary students may be found here.

Remember,  report any  suspicious activity directly to  the East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department immediately and, as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yule Ball
Wealthy Wizards had a wonderful time at the 7th Annual Interscholastic Yule Ball this past Saturday. Thank you to many of our district staff members for providing this unique experience for our students!


Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Welcome back! Below are the PTO highlights. Click here to read more!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Box Tops

Come hear from parents, teachers, and EGR Schools Foundation Executive Director Amy Stuursma about Now&Forever, a campaign to raise a sustainable source of funding for our schools, our kids and our future...Read More

Wealthy Happenings

Shrek Jr. Ads, Well Wishes, and Cast Party Donations!
Would you like to share your support and encouragement for a special cast or crew member participating in Shrek Jr.? Click
here to print well wish form if paying by cash/check (pay in office) and click here to place a well wish online! Click here to contribute to the cast party ($5 suggested donation) and click here to donate to the director's gift. Would you like to place an ad in the Shrek Jr. playbill? Click here for more information! Click here for more information about purchasing a Shrek Jr. t-shirt!

Additional Information

Kindergarten 2019-2020 Intent-to-Enroll Information
If you intend to enroll a kindergartener for the Fall 2019/20 school year, click here for more information. Please complete the required documentation outlined on the website on or before March 1, 2019. Thank you!

Mischief Managed! 
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dumbledore's Army of volunteers and donors who made the 6th Annual Interscholastic Yule Ball a spectacular success...Read More

Mission Read!
Click here for more information about this out-of-this-world reading program for K-3rd graders!

Denise Brennan Nelson, author of Leopold the Lion and Willow, is coming to Wealthy Elementary and EGR Kent District Library! Click here for more information!

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