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Principal's Message 

 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

As of April 12, 2019, the East Grand Rapids Public Schools' 2018-2019 District and School Annual Education Reports (AERs) are available on the EGRPS website. You may view the Wealthy Elementary AER Cover Letter here and Combined Report here. The District AER Cover Letter here and Combined Report here. For those who desire paper copies of the AER Cover Letter and Combined Reports, these will be available to parents and members of the community at the Wealthy Elementary office.

First LEGO Code & Build Club
Third and fourth grade students have the opportunity every Friday during their lunch and recess to apply math and science concepts to research, design, build, and program robots. They use software to solve missions based on real-world problems. These activities promote teamwork skills as they work together to overcome obstacles...not to mention it is just plain fun!

   

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

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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.
  • Next PTO Meeting
  • Box Tops Turn In
  • Wizard Walk
  • Family Fun Night
  • Connect

Honor a Teacher or Staff Member with a STAR Award!
Are you looking for the perfect gift to honor your classroom teacher or other staff member this year? Please consider giving them an East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation STAR Award. STAR stands for Staff, Teacher, Appreciation and Recognition. For a donation of $20 or more to the Foundation, you’ll receive a personalized STAR certificate to present to your honoree, and your “star” will be recognized by name in the Foundation’s annual report. Let your teacher, para-educator, or staff member know that he or she is a STAR! Nomination forms are available online.

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 each school office and in the district administration office. 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

East Grand Rapids / Grade 3 & 4 Build and Code Clubs
We have had two successful Lego Robotics Build and Code Club sessions at each building with photos included behind the Read More link below. 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. For more information on the First Lego League please visit the First in Michigan website. This spring, the clubs will continue at all three elementary buildings with details as follows...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.

Running Club will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays during 3rd recess (2:05-2:20 pm).  It begins on Wednesday, April 17th and will conclude on Wednesday, May 29th...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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