Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Last week the Wealthy Elementary fourth and fifth grade Choir sang at the EGR High School basketball game and did a wonderful job! They performed the National Anthem and sang beautifully for the crowd. Thank you to Ms. Pugia and our choir for this fantastic performance.

Also, thank you for treating our teachers and staff extra special last week for an early Appreciation Week. They are so grateful for the show of support; especially during these gray, wintry days. You and the students truly demonstrated that kindness is magic at Wealthy Elementary!

Spring Conferences
Conferences will be held this Thursday, March 9 and next Tuesday, March 14.  All conferences have been scheduled.  If you have any questions on the time of your conferences, please contact the classroom teacher or Mrs. Allchin at 616.235.7550 or  with questions.  We look forward to discussing your child(ren)’s growth thus far this school year!

Also, thank you to the PTO and families who signed up to bring in items for staff lunches on conference days this week and next. We have a few more spots available. Staff are thankful to be so well fed on these longer days!

PTO Scholastic Book Fair
Next week is our PTO Scholastic Book Fair! This coming Sunday, March 12, we will kick-off our Fair with games led by our Student Leadership Team and popcorn from the PTO. The Book Fair will be open throughout the week including some evening hours on Wednesday until 6:00 p.m. and it closes on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. Every class will have an opportunity to visit the Fair during regular library times. Please check the Wealthy Elementary Calendar found here for specific hours and the book fair website here. Thank you to our PTO Executive Board for organizing this event as well as all our parents who are helping with set-up, clean-up, and popping corn!

March is Reading Month
March is one of the most exciting months in an elementary school due to the celebration of March is Reading Month! Throughout the next five weeks we look forward to promoting one of our favorite activities - reading! The PTO will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair March 12-16. Listed below are also some Spirit Days to celebrate the month of March. 

  • Friday, March 10- Be a Good Sport and Read (dress as your favorite sports team or East colors)

  • Friday, March 17- Camp Out with a Good Book (bring a flashlight and wear pajamas)

  • Friday, March 24- Reading Gives You a Bright Future (dress in bright colors)

In addition to our school-wide activities, teachers will host activities unique to their classroom. Thank you to our PTO for providing us the opportunity to participate in March Book Madness again this year. All classrooms will read picture books from March Book Madness 2023 and vote on their favorite titles. We look forward to a great month of celebrations!   

Please click here to view upcoming events on the Wealthy Elementary School calendar. Please mark your calendars for the following events:

  • Thursday, March 9 - Spring Conferences from 4-7 p.m.

  • Friday, March 10 - Spirit Day:  Be a Good Sport and Read (dress as your favorite sports team or East colors)
  • Sunday, March 12 - Thursday, March 16 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair in the Learning Commons
    • Kick-Off on Sunday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons
  • Monday, March 13 - Board of Education Meeting at EGRMS at 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 14 - Spring Conferences from 4-7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17- Spirit Day, Camp Out with a Good Book (bring a flashlight and wear pajamas to school)

  • Monday, March 20- Melodies in March 

  • Friday, March 24- Spirit Day, Reading Gives You a Bright Future (dress in bright colors)

  • Friday, March 31- Sunday, April 9- Spring Break, No school for students K-12

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at

Warm regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Weekly Reminders:

Thanks once again for all your support of our teachers this past week. They are very thankful for our wonderful school community.

  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up!  We hope you are able to come shop during one of our times listed below. For convenience you may set up an eWallet for your child so they can shop during their school time at the fair.
    • Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Opening Party: popcorn, shopping and fun!
    • Monday 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.
  • The book fair money goes 100% back to the PTO, & we return all of it directly to the teachers, which benefits our children. We cannot run this event without amazing parents like you! Click here to help!
  • IMPORTANT: Conferences are around the corner. We love to provide our teachers with lunch on conference days. Here is the signup genius if you are able to help! Thanks in advance.
  • We are looking for someone interested in Chairing Family Fun Night May 11. Commitment time is minimal. Please reach out to if you are interested.
  • CALLING ALL 5th GRADE PARENTS - the Middle School PTO is looking for board members. Please read this letter if you are interested.
  • If you haven’t had a chance to join the PTO, please do so here.

Please follow Wealthy’s PTO on Facebook and Twitter or contact us at

**The Wealthy Elementary Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group run by parent volunteers whose purpose is to support the education of children at Wealthy Elementary.**




With Basketball March Madness just around the corner, March Book Madness is already underway, thanks to a grant this past fall of more than $10,000 from the Foundation (thanks to our donors, the Foundation began sponsoring March Book Madness in 2017). Breton Downs kicked off March Book Madness Thursday morning with a packed gym full of students cheering enthusiastically as this year’s bracket of 16 picture books was announced (Lakeside and Wealthy also had March Book Madness kickoffs last week). Students will vote on the books as the month goes along. A champion picture book will be crowned in March, along with champions in categories for upper grades. “It’s amazing to see how excited the kids are about the books,” says Elementary Learning Commons Coordinator Sarah Webber, whose position was also funded by Foundation donors. 

Here’s a video of selection Thursday.

March Book Madness Newsletter
It's that time of year again, when you get your brackets ready and...READ! That's right, thanks to a generous grant from the EGR Schools Foundation, our students are able to participate in March Book Madness. Click here to read more!

Wealthy Happenings

Does something look familiar in the photo above? Stop by the Lost and Found outside the office and claim it! Lots of items looking for their owners. All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, March 17th.
Melodies in March Information
Melodies in March, the annual EGR combined choir concert, will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023 at the Performing Arts Center at the high school. Wealthy Elementary choir members will be participating with the other two elementary choirs as well as the middle and high school choirs.
Click here for more information about this fun event!
Remember! No choir practice on Tuesday, March 21st! Thank you!

Children with Hair Loss Hair Drive is back!
Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts...Make a difference Wealthy Wizards and consider donating your hair!  After a few years hiatus it’s back! This event will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd. You only need 8 keep growing it out! Adults are welcome to sign up too. Please contact Liz Gohel at with any questions. We will be cutting hair in order of sign up, so contact Liz to reserve your spot. To learn more about this wonderful nonprofit and to print off a donation form, click here

Flickr Uploading Instructions
Don't forget to take pictures of class parties, field trips, project days, etc. Please email photos to, and the photos will be added to Wealthy's Flickr account.

Additional Information

The EGR Spirit Shop has geared up for spring sports! With that being said, we'd love your help in working a short 2 hour shift.  The Spirit Shop is 100% volunteer based and all proceeds go directly to EGR Athletic Boosters.  If you're interested in helping, please click on link here.

Please direct any shift questions to Sommer Dockery @ 773.329.1734.
Thank you!

Click here for more information about Girls Southern Little League Softball!


Mark your calendar! The EGRHS Academic Boosters and EGRHS PTO invite all district parents to join us for our "Book Club" discussion of "Thrivers: The Surprising Reason Why Some Kids Struggle and Some Kids Shine" by Michelle Borba Ed.D. The meeting will take place at the High School tomorrow at 9 am. Questions? Want to borrow a copy of the book? Reach out to Katie Flermoen (

Please click here for important volunteer information.


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