Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Thank you to everyone who supported the Wizard Walk and Family Fun Night last week! Our students and staff were incredibly flexible as we watched the weather, and thoroughly enjoyed the full walk and evening activities. A special thank you to Laura McMahon, Katie Stein, Tammy Newsom, Leigh Eicke, and the PTO Executive Board for all their efforts coordinating these two events!

I am grateful for the outpouring of support from our school community. Thank you to our PTO for organizing these events and raising funds for our students. This year, the students raised over $37,000, which means many wonderful learning opportunities are in store for the future! Thank you to the many sponsors who supported our students through monetary and in-kind donations and to our parent volunteers who do so through time. It takes the efforts of many generous people to make our events successful.

To view photos from this year’s Wizard Walk and Family Fun Night, please click here. If you have additional photos to share, please email them to Include the event as the Subject line, but leave the message blank. It is helpful if you send the photos in the largest size possible, so that they are of higher quality. We use many photos from our Flickr account to create the school yearbook.


2019-2020 School Supply Information
As we start planning for the next school year, I want to share information with you regarding school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. First, purchasing school supplies is voluntary and not required for your child to attend school.  Below is a link to the suggested list of supplies from teachers that students will use throughout the school year. In addition, some of these school supplies may be used as “community” supplies and shared with the entire class and some may be used by just your child.  Each grade level uses a combination of community supplies and individual supplies.

If your family wishes to purchase school supplies, listed below are some different purchasing options you might consider. As always, we encourage the East Grand Rapids community to purchase their supplies from local vendors and stores that are homegrown in Michigan.  

Some options for purchasing school supplies:

  • Online shopping (May 13-June 7) with delivery to school - Information found here.

  • Online shopping with delivery to your home or pick-up in store - Please use this suggested school supply list when purchasing online at local retail stores.

  • Purchase in stores with this suggested school supply list.

Thank you for your continued support of both the school district and our local businesses. If you have any questions regarding school supplies, please contact Deanna Allchin in the main office at 235-7550 or

Field Day
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out with Field Day this Friday, May 17. We are asking students to please wear their Wizard Walk shirts on Friday as we enjoy some team games together. Also, we are still looking for a few more volunteers to assist at stations. To sign up, please click here. Specific volunteer information will be emailed later this week.

Schedule: K-2 students will have Field Day in the morning.  3-5 students will have Field Day in the afternoon.

Shoes: All students should wear tennis/athletic shoes to protect their feet during the variety of activities.  No sandals or flip-flops. Students cannot participate without appropriate shoes.

Clothing: Please ensure your child is dressed for approximately 3 hours outside, especially if the weather is cool. We hope that all students will wear their Wizard Walk t-shirt on Friday. This makes each grade level easily identifiable for teachers and fosters a sense of collaboration for our team-building activities.

Sunscreen: If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it at home prior to coming to school.

Weather: If inclement weather prevents holding Field Day, it will be rescheduled for Friday May 24, 2019.  A Skyward blast will be sent notifying parents and volunteers of this decision as soon as practical depending on the weather conditions.

We are excited about what we have planned to make this a fun-filled day of play for our students. This is our final celebration of our TEAM Expectations, and we appreciate everyone who has stepped forward to make it happen.

Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Welcome back! Below are the PTO highlights. Click here to read more.
  • Wizard Walk
  • Family Fun Night
  • Connect

Q: “I’ve heard a lot about Now&Forever and I want to contribute. How much should I donate?”

A: That’s a great question, and it’s come up a lot. The short answer is that any amount is important and appreciated. The long answer is a bit more complicated. We’re asking for a three-year pledge to Now&Forever. When we used to do a spring EGRNOW! campaign, we had a suggested donation of $300 per student ...
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The M-STEP testing sessions for 3rd - 5th grade can be found by clicking on the link below. Please be mindful in scheduling any appointments for your student(s) that involves time out of the classroom during the following M-STEP testing periods. This is important because time for make-up assessments is limited.  See Schedule of Testing Dates for each grade.

May 12-18 is Food Allergy Awareness Week.

Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18 which is approximately 1 in 13. Each year, Wealthy Elementary students are taught the importance of not sharing snacks or food in the lunchroom as a way to keep Everyone Safe ... Read More

Support Staff Employee of the Year

East Grand Rapids Public Schools is seeking nominations for its 24th annual Support Staff Employee of the Year Award.  One $500 award is given each year to recognize an outstanding support staff member. Nomination forms and award guidelines are available in the district administration office or by clicking here. Parents, students, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate support staff employees for the award.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2019.

Wealthy Happenings

Parent Meeting Announcement for First Lego League!
KDL and East Grand Rapids are looking to build interest in having a grade 4 and 5 First Lego Robotics team that would start in the Fall of 2019. As team members, students will code a Mindstorms robot to complete complex tasks, build mission puzzles with Lego around a given theme, and also research the science behind the theme ... Read More

New Flickr Uploading Instructions
Flickr has discontinued uploading photos using email; please discontinue using the previously-provided email address. Instead, please email the photos to, and the photos will be added to Wealthy's Flickr account.

Running Club Information

Now that spring is here, it is time to think about Wealthy’s Running Club!  This club is a great opportunity for children because it happens right here at school during 3rd recess!  All K-5 students are invited to participate. Many volunteers are needed. Click here to sign up! ... Read More

The 16th Annual LBW Race is May 29th! Click here for more information!

Children with Hair Loss Hair Drive on May 22nd!
Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts...Make a difference Wealthy Wizards and consider donating your hair!  Wealthy will be partnering with PURE Salon and hosting our annual Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) Hair Drive on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:30 AM during lunch ... Read More

Additional Information

Spruce up your yard and support the EGR Team Boosters!  The EGR Team Boosters is proud to partner with Birch Tree Bark and Stone to deliver high quality mulch products at competitive prices. Proceeds benefit East Grand Rapids student-athletes. Place your order by clicking here.

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