Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,    

I hope you all enjoyed the long, Labor Day weekend! It certainly feels like fall is in the air, although I am not quite ready to say “goodbye” to the summer temperatures. Last week was a busy but wonderful time for connecting with students and families. It was nice to see so many of our school community members at the PTO Back to School Picnic on Tuesday evening. Friday, during lunch, Mr. Wallace, the School Liaison Officer and I visited students in the lunchroom while some of our high school football players spent time playing with students on the playground. I appreciate how this community comes together, across buildings and organizations, in order to support our students. 

Morning Door Procedure
Each morning teachers will be picking classes and grade levels up at the K-2 or 3-5 doors. Please note that these doors are unlocked from 8:15-8:20 AM for student entry only. Teachers will be leading the students up to their classrooms and are not able to hold the door for students who arrive late. Anyone arriving after 8:20 AM must check in at the main office. This ensures that all students are safely accounted for and that teachers are present in the hallways with their students each morning. Thank you for ensuring your child arrives in a timely manner each day. 

Parent Information Nights
We hope to see you at our upcoming Parent Information Nights this week Wednesday and Thursday. Please check our calendar for exact dates and times. Teachers will share detailed information about curriculum, procedures, field trips, and other relevant material. This is a valuable opportunity to learn more about Wealthy Elementary!  

Please note that this coming Friday, Geskus will be here to take Yearbook Pictures. The make-up or retake day will be on October 4. All ordering for school pictures is completed online. Please let Mrs. Allchin or Mrs. Carnevale know if you need any assistance with this.

Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Jill Fouch 
I am new to Wealthy but not to East Grand Rapids Public Schools.  I spent the last 15 years at the middle school and am so excited to be part of the Wealthy staff this year.  My husband Matt teaches at the middle school, my son Jake is a senior, Maddie is a freshman, and Zac is a seventh grader.  We have two Springer Spaniels, Kabookie (3 years) and our new puppy Louie!  We love to camp, watch football, baseball, swimming. and water polo!  Our family cheers for Notre Dame, MSU and the Redwings!  My favorite treat is chocolate covered peanuts and tortilla chips!  I can’t wait to be part of the Wizard Family!

Click here to learn more about:

  • Back to School Picnic - Thank you!
  • Popcorn Socials
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • First PTO Meeting
  • Connect

Did you know? 

If your children attend East schools all the way from kindergarten through graduation, the Foundation will contribute more than $3.5 million to their education over that time...Read More

Wealthy Happenings

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This year, we are excited to present Disney’s Frozen, Jr!  Our performance dates will be Feb.5, (school show) Feb. 6, Feb. 7, and Feb. 8.  Audition dates are: Tuesday, Sept. 24, Thursday, Sept. 26, and Monday Sept. 30.  Please visit this website to hear the music and to see audition practice dates...Read More

Would you like a break from cutting out tiny box tops? If so, download the Box Tops App. It is very easy to use! You simply open the app, scan your receipt within fourteen days of purchase, and all products with box tops will be applied to the Wealthy Elementary account that you have entered when setting up the app. Feel free to use either method. Wealthy Elementary has obtained new playground equipment, STEM materials, and classroom supplies using the money earned from Box Tops!
Free Piano!
Looking for a piano...for free? This piano is on the third floor near the music room. It needs some TLC (see photos above), but a professional piano tuner informed us that it is fixable! A couple of internal hammers are detached, and some keys need cosmetic repair, but what a great instrument for someone to learn to play tunes on! First come, first serve. You will need to be able to remove it from the building. Email Deanna in the office at if interested!

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

On Friday, September 6th, WOOD TV8 will be at Memorial Stadium for Football Frenzy. The East vs. FHN game will be featured as the highlighted game of the week. They will be filming some TV spots and have asked for as many students and players to be at the field at 6 am to promote that game and our 10/18 Hearts of Gold game, benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. It's early but they are really hoping for our support. Please share this information with your teams and encourage them to stop by and maybe get on TV! 

Click here for EGR Spirit Shop hours of operation and other information!

Don’t forget to order a copy of the spiral bound All School Directory! Save time, paper and ink and support the EGR High School PTO. You may order through School Pay (If you already didn’t do so during online registration) by clicking here 
or by submitting this form with payment to any school office. Interested in advertising in the directory or know a business who would be? Please click here. We appreciate your support!

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