Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

While it may not yet feel like it, today is the first day of Spring! Please continue sending students with winter gear and boots as the playground becomes quite muddy this time of year. At times, portions of the playground may have cones on it to mark muddy areas and puddles which students are instructed to avoid. Sending an extra set of clothes to school is always helpful and appreciated.   

We continue to enjoy celebrating Reading Month with a variety of activities including participating in March Book Madness and spirit days chosen by our Student Leadership Team. Our last Spirit Day for the month is this Friday, March 24 and is Reading Gives You a Bright Future (dress in bright colors).

Wealthy Elementary Playground Information
As many of you know, the passing of the November 2022 parks millage results in the exciting news that the three elementary school playgrounds in East Grand Rapids will be completely renovated in 2023. Since the vote, tremendous amounts of collaborative planning has taken place between the school district, the city of East Grand Rapids, and the EGR Parks and Recreation Department. The result of these efforts is a beautiful new playground project that will break ground very soon.  Please see this communication from Dr. Kattula regarding the Playground Improvements and view the Wealthy Elementary Equipment and Site Plan. Construction at Wealthy Elementary is intended to begin at the start of summer break and more specific information will be send to families on Thursday, June 1. 

Directory Information Reminder
As a friendly reminder, the Wealthy Elementary Directory is solely to foster communication and connections amongst families in our school community and is not to be used for other reasons. This information shall not be disclosed to businesses or organizations that plan to use the information for commercial purposes. For more information on Board of Education Policy related to the Directory, please reference policy #8940.

State Assessments
The M-STEP state assessment for third through fifth grade students begins after Spring Break based on windows of time determined by the state. Our M-STEP testing schedule is found below. Please try to schedule appointments around these dates and times to prevent your child(ren) from missing class time to complete make-up test sessions.

Fence Closing
In order to support a student safety need, the stairwell on the lower elementary playground to Lake Drive will be temporarily closed. Thank you for your patience and support.

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

  • Monday, March 20- Melodies in March 
  • Thursday, March 23 - Wealthy Elementary PTO Meeting in the Learning Commons at 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, March 24- Spirit Day, Reading Gives You a Bright Future (dress in bright colors)

  • Friday, March 31- Sunday, April 9- Spring Break, No school for students K-12

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

Warm regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Weekly Reminders:

  • Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting our Scholastic Book Fair!
  • PTO Meeting this week, Thursday, March 23 at 8:30 AM in the Learning Commons. Child care will be available. Hope to see you there.

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.**



Printed invitations to Hurrah! were delivered to mailboxes this week, and an electronic version appeared in email inboxes Wednesday. 

Food, fun, friends, flannel, fleece, fundraiser for the kids. 

On Saturday, April 22, HURRAH! Adventure Awaits will bring our entire community together to celebrate our schools and explore all the possibilities the Foundation provides for our students. HURRAH! Adventure Awaits will transform Wege Plaza behind the library and overlooking Reeds Lake, providing hundreds of happy campers with a spectacular night of food, fun, music from Troll for Trout, and more to benefit our schools. It will be a great night for a great cause in the great outdoors. We want you to be a part of it and you’ll want to be there. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today!

EGRPS Camp East

Wealthy Happenings

Melodies in March Information
Melodies in March, the annual EGR combined choir concert, will take place tonight 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 tomorrow! 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! This event will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd. 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

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

The EGR Spirit Shop has geared up for spring sports! With that being said, we'd love your help in working a short 2 hour shift.  The Spirit Shop is 100% volunteer based and all proceeds go directly to EGR Athletic Boosters.  If you're interested in helping, please click on link here.

Please direct any shift questions to Sommer Dockery @ 773.329.1734.
Thank you!

Please click here for important volunteer information.


Lunch Menu
Please click here for a digital lunch menu!

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