Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,
Congratulations to our FIRST LEGO League Explore and Challenge teams for their hard work and efforts in preparing for last week’s events! Our FLL Explore teams, with students in grades K-2, showcased their efforts last Thursday evening at EGR Middle School. They had a wonderful turnout and did a marvelous job explaining their projects to attendees. On Saturday, our FLL Challenge teams, with students in grades 3-5, competed at the regional level at That One Robo Battle of the Minds. Lakeside Elementary Lego Lions placed first in robot design and fifth overall. Wealthy Elementary Team Power Up placed second in the innovation project category and third overall. Both teams will move on to compete at the State level this Saturday at Mason High School. Congratulations to all our FLL teams!
This Friday Wealthy Elementary will host a Winter Showcase at 1:00 p.m. in Pioneer Auditorium. This event is a musical performance for students, teachers, and families, and will include a slideshow of photos demonstrating work in Specials courses (Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish) throughout the first semester. To learn more about this event, please click here for a letter from Ms. Pugia.
Students are encouraged to dress in their “wintry best” for the performance. Guests are invited to attend and will be allowed entry no earlier than 12:30 p.m. All guests must enter through the main office, sign in, and wear a visitor sticker. Seating for guests will be clearly marked and mainly available in the balcony of the auditorium with some seating on the main floor behind the sound booth. The performance is anticipated to last approximately 45-60 minutes with each grade level singing one song. We hope to see you on Friday!
Kids’ Food Basket Collection Continues Through Thursday
At Wealthy Elementary, we learn about Making a Difference for others all year long. One way we Make a Difference for others in our community is through our annual Kids’ Food Basket collection drive led by the Student Leadership Team. You can learn more about Kids’ Food Basket by clicking here.
Our building has become a major donor for KFB over the past few years and the experience of assembling Sack Suppers, decorating paper bags, and loading the KFB van with our completed bundles is truly meaningful for students. Thank you to the Student Leadership Team, led by Mrs. Eggert and Mrs. Griffith, for coordinating this service learning experience!
Below is a list of the items to consider donating for this year’s collection. Please refer to the note from your classroom teacher for more information. We’d love every child to participate by either donating, if able, or decorating a paper bag for the Sack Suppers. Items may be sent in with your student to the classroom teacher anytime from today through Thursday, December 8. Once all items are received, students will assemble the Sack Suppers for pick-up by KFB the following day. Thank you for Making a Difference!
Sack Supper Packs
- Pretzel or Cheez-It Bag (1.5 oz or smaller)
- Pudding Cups (shelf stable)
- 0.28 or 0.5 oz meat sticks
- Fruit Pouch or Cup (no foil tops)
- Quart Sized Ziploc Bags
Harry Potter Yule Ball is Back!
On Saturday, February 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. East Grand Rapids will be hosting a Yule Ball for all Harry Potter enthusiasts in grades 3-8. We are looking for one Wealthy Elementary parent/guardian who may be interested in being the lead volunteer for our building. This lead volunteer would serve on a committee with the other building’s lead volunteers Please reach out to me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Please click here to view upcoming events on the Wealthy Elementary School calendar. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wealthy Elementary Principal