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Principal's Message 

 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Last week the students and staff recognized Administrative Professionals’ Day by celebrating Mrs. Allchin and Mrs. Carnevale! These two fantastic women take excellent care of our students and are valuable members of our TEAM. If you see either of them this week, please thank them for all that they do!

Wizard Walk
Next week is our annual PTO sponsored Wizard Walk and Family Fun Night! Thank you to all the sponsors who are so generously supporting our school. Your donations make many favorite events and activities possible including the school musical, Fifth Grade Science Camp at Mystic Lake, the Kindergarten Art Gala, and numerous classroom grants. We look forward to honoring you next week as we walk.

Below is a picture of the altered route for this year. Due to construction near the hospital, we will be taking a slightly different path through the community. For safety reasons, I ask that parents refrain from walking with students as the sidewalks become too crowded. I encourage you to cheer us on at the start of the walk by waiting outside the K-2 playground doors. The walk begins promptly at 1:30 PM next Thursday.

This week Wednesday through Friday, students will have an opportunity to purchase Wizard Ride tickets. The Student Leadership Team will be selling raffle tickets during lunch for fifty cents each. Before the Wizard Walk, I will pull five tickets and announce the winners who will get the opportunity to ride in the golf cart with Mr. Morris at the front of our walk.  

Harry Potter Read Aloud
This week Mrs. Gohel is finishing the reading of, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” with interested students in grades 3-5. Students who have been attending the readings will have an opportunity to watch the film during their lunch recess. I am grateful to Mrs. Gohel for filling in this year while Miss Monica takes on her expanded role at KDL. Hearing a great book read aloud is one of life’s simplest pleasures!

Class Placement
Class placement forms are due this coming Friday, May 3, 2019. I will meet with staff in May to begin student placements for the 2019-2020 school year.  To guide us in this important process, we will follow the East Grand Rapids Board of Education Policy #8040:

To the extent possible, students are assigned to specific classes, grade levels and teachers by the building Principal.  In making assignments, Principals may consider (with input from teachers and parent(s)/guardian(s) the following factors:  (i) individual student needs; (ii) learning styles of students; (iii) teaching styles; (iv) gender ratio; (v) heterogeneous make-up of the class; (vi) class size; and (vii) special education needs.

Your input in this process is valuable.  If you wish to contribute information about your child, please use the Student Placement Information Form that is attached here.  Please do not request a specific teacher as many factors go into the placement decision and we have yearly changes in teaching assignments.

Please print and return this information to the office no later than this Friday, May 3, 2019.  Please note that all information received will remain strictly confidential. I look forward to your input.

Field Day
Field Day is rapidly approaching and we are in need of about 20 more volunteers! It will be held on Friday, May 17 (Rain Date of Friday, May 24). To join us by volunteering, please click here. This day is always a staff and student favorite as we celebrate together with team games.  

Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

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MAY 7 ELECTION INFORMATION
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.
  • Last PTO Meeting Recap
  • Box Tops Turn In
  • Wizard Walk
  • New SchoolPay Wizard Walk Link here 
  • Family Fun Night

This week, the EGR Schools Foundation’s Annual Report will be in your mailbox. If you’ve seen annual reports before, and are expecting lists of numbers and confusing charts, prepare to be surprised. This Annual Report celebrates our donors from 2018 and the many ways their contributions make a powerful, positive difference in our students and our schools. It’s bolder, more colorful, more interesting, and more informative than just about anything we’ve done before. So look it over. Tell us what you think. And if you have recently donated or intend to, your name will appear in next year's annual report. Thank you for your support!

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


Calling all Chess Players in Grades 2-5!!! Last chance to sign up for the annual Wealthy Chess Tournament.  Many students have already signed up to participate but we wanted to offer one more chance to sign up.  If your child is in grades 2-5, he or she needs to see Mrs. Grin by 1st recess on Tuesday morning.  The Chess Tournament begins Tuesday, April 30 during lunch time.

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


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


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!


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


MULCH SALE
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 at 
www.egrmulch.com



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