Principal's Message 

This Friday we look forward to honoring those who have served our country during our Veterans Day Assembly. Thank you to Mrs. Griffith and Mrs. Eggert for working with the Student Leadership Team to plan our assembly. Each year we focus on a different topic or aspect related to service in the armed forces. This year, we will be learning about “women in service” and will have an opportunity to learn more information from some of our Student Leadership Team representatives. We will also listen to some beautifully arranged songs sung by our students and led by Ms. Pugia. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue this Friday to commemorate the occasion. 

Recess Items and Weather Reminders

Although the forecast for this week does not yet look very cold, we are heading into colder and wetter months soon. Please help your child enjoy outdoor recess by ensuring he/she is dressed appropriately for the weather. We go outside for recess two times per day, weather permitting. If the wind chill drops below zero degrees, students will remain inside for recess. Snow pants and boots are required for students who want to leave the paved areas of the playground when there is snow. Certain areas of the playground may be “closed” when it is extremely wet and muddy. As always, please label all of your child’s items to ensure they can be returned quickly if lost on the playground. Thank you for preparing your child to enjoy outdoor recess!

Harry Potter Read Alouds Continue for Grades 3, 4, 5

Our reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone continues to take place on Wednesdays in the Learning Commons and will continue until the book is complete. All students in grades 3-5 may participate in the Harry Potter readings from 11:40 a.m.- 12:05 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Our 3rd and 4th grade students should bring a sack lunch on reading days. Our 5th grade students will participate during their lunch recess if they choose to join.       


Please click here to view upcoming events on the Wealthy Elementary School calendar. 

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

Warm regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Weekly Reminders

If you haven’t had a chance to join the PTO, please do so here.

PTO Supported Grants YTD:

One of the roles of the PTO is to offer teachers mini-grant requests throughout the year for things they need or want for their students or classrooms. As a PTO, we evaluate all the grant requests and would like to keep our Wealthy community updated on grants that we have accepted. Please see the below section every week to find out where we are supporting our teachers and students. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

3rd Grade Michigan Studies - Stencils of Michigan, custom fit to 2ftx2ft to fit on the tag board paper for Michigan map presentations

Special Education - IMSE Asynchronous Phonological Awareness Course

Music - Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (GRSO) Artists in Residence (AIR) Program

Amazon Smile 

If you use Amazon Prime, please check out their Amazon Smile program. This is another way you can support our school! You simply designate “Wealthy Elementary PTO”, and we will receive a kickback from Amazon.

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.**

Parent-teacher conferences. Halloween. Daylight savings time. Your kids’ teachers have had a challenging couple of weeks. Why not reward them with a STAR Award? 

STAR (Staff Teacher Appreciation and Recognition) Awards honor outstanding teachers and staff members for everything they do for our students. For a donation of $25 or more to the Foundation, we’ll produce a STAR Award for your favorite teacher or staff member and either present it to them or give it to you to present it yourself. To honor a teacher or staff member quickly and easily, just visit the STAR Awards page on

With fall sports wrapping up, you can also honor your children’s coaches with a Gerken Appreciation Award

Volunteer Consent Form

In order to volunteer in our school buildings or school-sponsored events, EGRPS has a process that requires volunteers to complete a background check. If you have not completed the Volunteer Consent Form via registration through Skyward, click here to do so. This form is not available in the office and must be completed online. It is recommended that volunteers complete this form as far in advance as possible to ensure the background check process can be completed prior to the date of volunteering. The completion of this fillable form online ensures that a badge will be in the office for you to wear when you check in as a school volunteer. It is required that this form is filled out each year. To best support the students and staff as a volunteer, refrain from bringing younger siblings with you when serving in a volunteer role. 

Volunteers: Driving Students on Field Trips

In order for any parent/guardian/volunteer to drive students on a field trip, they must have an approved volunteer consent form on file that includes submission of a driver’s license and an unrestricted driving record. 

Please note: Regardless of when an incident occurred, if a driving record includes any of the following citations or violations, the volunteer will be restricted from driving: alcohol or drug-related charges, points, excessive speeding, reckless driving, etc. If a driving record contains any of the above listed citations, you will receive an email notifying you that you are restricted from driving students other than your own. 

Additionally, individuals with an out-of-state driver’s license are unable to be approved for transporting any students other than their own as we are not able to complete a full background check without a Michigan driver’s license. 

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we review, consider, and ensure the safety of our students.     

Santa Claus Girls Information

Santa Claus Girls (SCG) is a non-profit organization that provides both toys and clothing items to children ages 12 and under in time for the holidays. Their mission is to ensure that children ages 12 and under do not go without gifts during this time of celebration. Presents are gift-wrapped and delivered to the children’s residence on Saturday, December 10 by volunteer drivers to be received by a parent or caregiver. Online registration is currently available at  Several languages can be selected on the website for ease of registration. Ongoing updates are posted to the Santa Claus Girls Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding the program or gift distribution, please visit their website. More details are available on their flyer linked here.                              

Wealthy Happenings 

Please be advised of the following hot lunch menu changes for this week:
  • Chicken nuggets will be served on Thursday
  • Orange chicken will be served on Friday

Little Mermaid, Jr. Information

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

Lunch Menu
Please click here for a digital lunch menu!

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