Principal's Message 


Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Warmer weather appears to be here on a consistent basis and along with Spring’s arrival comes some of our favorite school community events. The Wealthy Elementary Wizard Walk and Family Fun Night will occur on Thursday, May 9. That afternoon, at 1:30 PM, students in all grades will come together in a rainbow of colors to walk approximately a mile through Gaslight Village to raise funds for the Wealthy Elementary PTO and its programs for the next school year.

I want to thank our PTO and parent community for supporting our mission so generously.  Without these resources, opportunities such as the Fifth Grade Camp experience, author visits, Field Day, and Shrek, Jr. musical would not be possible. We strive for 100% student participation and appreciate each family supporting the event in whatever capacity they are able. Each Friday we will draw and give away two free Family Fun Night wristbands to students who have returned their packet and/or participated via SchoolPay. Note that this is a new School Pay Wizard Walk link. Family Fun Night will be from 5:30 - 8:00 PM on our school grounds and is a favorite of our students. We hope you will join us for games, cake walks, and more! Many volunteers are needed for Family Fun Night. Please sign up for a convenient 1/2-hour shift by clicking here. Please contact the office if you have any questions about the events.   

Field Day
We are seeking parent volunteers for Field Day which will be held on Friday, May 17 (Rain Date of Friday, May 24). This is our final TEAM celebration of the year where we reward our students for their hard work and positive choices. Our goal this year, as a school, is to earn 20,000 TEAM Recognition Cards, and we are well on our way! To join us by volunteering, please click
here. No athleticism is required! I hope that many of you will join us to support one of our favorite events of the school year.


Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

The May 7, 2019, election ballot will have an important item for your consideration, the renewal of the Non-Homestead Operating Millage. This millage is a portion of the per-pupil state foundation allowance and provides significant operational funding for the district. For important information about this ballot issue, please click here.   

Welcome back! Below are the PTO highlights. Click here to read more.
  • Next PTO Meeting
  • Box Tops Turn In
  • Wizard Walk
  • Family Fun Night
  • Connect


Confession: Most of the mail I get, I carry from the mailbox to the recycling box without even looking at it.

Later this week, though, there’s going to be something important in your mail. It’s a letter about Now&Forever, the EGR Schools Foundation’s campaign to build a sustainable future for our schools ... Read More


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.

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 (Photos Below!) ... Read More

Family Fun Night!
Mark your calendars, rain or shine, for Wealthy Elementary's PTO Family Fun Night, Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 PM - 8PM on the school grounds. Don’t miss this annual tradition that includes: fun games, inflatables, cake walk, face painting, mock ER, balloon artist, Dunk Tank (only 5th graders will be dunked) and much, much more! We need your help ... Read More


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

Clothing Needed!
Spring clean out? Your child has grown a couple of inches since December? If so, Wealthy is in need of pants for both girls and boys! Leggings and sweats with an elastic waist work the best. The office supply of shirts is abundant, but pants are needed! Thank you!

Class Placement
One of our most important tasks is preparing the class lists for next year.  I will meet with staff in May to begin student placements for the 2019-2020 school year.  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

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