Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

On Friday, February 17, staff spent the day training on a number of different topics that support the district’s strategic plan. Some of the areas in which staff received training last week included Restorative Practices, Benchmark Assessment, effective feedback, and social-emotional learning. To start our day of learning, the East Grand Rapids staff enjoyed breakfast together.  Please enjoy the pictures below of our staff engaged in learning.


Conference Scheduling
Conferences will take place on Thursday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 14.  Information on conference scheduling was sent earlier last week. The window to schedule conferences via Skyward closes this Friday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Yule Ball- February 25 for students in grades 3-8
Calling all witches and wizards in grades 3-8: The 10th annual EGRPS Interscholastic Yule Ball is coming up on Saturday, February 25. Festivities will run from 6:00-9:00 pm at EGR High School. Look forward to a magical night of Harry Potter fun including returning favorites and new surprises. Please register your EGRPS students in grades 3-8 here: Yule Ball 2023 Registration.  All students must be registered to attend the Yule Ball and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Registration will be open from February 6-23.  Students are encouraged to eat BEFORE they attend this event.  Refreshments will not be provided. Many Gaslight Village businesses are offering special Yule Ball fare the weekend of the event. 

Please also plan to free a house elf with SPEW by bringing a new pair of socks (any size) to the Yule Ball on February 25. Sock donations will be given to Family Promise of Grand Rapids to help warm local toes. Thank you!

This event is made possible through generous contributions from all EGRPS Parent Teacher Organizations and local business interests. Volunteers are needed to conjure up an amazing night. Please sign up here
Yule Ball Signup if you are able to help us on Saturday, February 25. 

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

  • Yule Ball- Saturday, February 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at East Grand Rapids High School

  • Monday, February 27-Friday, March 3 - Teacher Appreciation Week Observed by Wealthy Elementary PTO

  • Tuesday, February 28 - 4th and 5th Grade Choir Performs at the EGR HS Basketball Game at 7:00 p.m.

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

Warm regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Weekly Reminders:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. Please be on the lookout for a letter from your room parents on all the fun activities the PTO has planned for our teachers thanks to all of you!
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up! The book fair money goes 100% back to the PTO & we return all of it directly to the teachers which benefit our children. We cannot run this event without amazing parents like you! Click here to help!
  • 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.

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.**




Thanks to our donors, we had a mini grant bonus big check day last week. Foundation board members presented big checks to Lakeside teachers Whitney Moore, Hillary Klopcic, and Peri denKulk to fund flexible seating for their classrooms. As you can see from the photos, the teachers and students were thrilled! Look for lots more news about grants and mini grants soon as the Foundation considers a big new group of grant requests from our teachers and students in March!

Kindergarten 2023-2024 Intent-to-Enroll Information
If you intend to enroll a kindergartener who is an East Grand Rapids resident for the Fall 2023/2024 school year, you can click 
here for more information. Please complete the online Kindergarten Intent to Enroll form on or before March 1, 2023.

Wealthy Happenings 

Chess Club for Grades 2-5
Wealthy Elementary is excited to again be hosting Chess Club for students in grades 2-5! Chess Club will run on Mondays from February 27-March 27 in the Learning Commons from 3:30-4:15 p.m. To register your child(ren), please click here. Registration closes on Friday, February 24. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Grin at

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! The date is TBD, but we are shooting for May. 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

Choir to sing the National Anthem at EGRHS Varsity Basketball Game!
Click here for more information about this great opportunity for the Wealthy Wizard 4/5 choir scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th.

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

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

2023-2024 and 2024-2025 District Calendars
District calendars for school years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are now available on the district website at
 and can be viewed by clicking here.


Yule Ball is Quickly Approaching!
The 10th annual EGRPS Interscholastic Yule Ball is scheduled for February 25, 2023.
Click here for more information!

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 on Tuesday, March 7 and 9 am. Questions? Want to borrow a copy of the book? Reach out to Katie Flermoen (

Please click here for important volunteer information.


Lunch Menu
Please click here for a digital lunch menu!

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