Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended our PTO Scholastic Book Fair kick-off yesterday! We enjoyed playing games and using the photo booth organized by our Student Leadership Team as well as the delicious popcorn from the PTO. The Book Fair will be open throughout the week including some after school hours on Monday and Tuesday and later evening hours on Wednesday. The Fair closes on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Every class will have an opportunity to visit the Fair during library times this week. Please check the Wealthy Elementary Calendar found here for specific hours and the book fair website here. Thank you to our PTO Executive Board for organizing this event as well as all our parents who helped with set-up, clean-up, and popping corn!


It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the month of March! Students and staff are enjoying celebrating Reading Month with a variety of activities including participating in March Book Madness and spirit days chosen by our Student Leadership Team. We have two remaining Spirit Days for this month:

  • Friday, March 17- Camp Out with a Good Book (bring a flashlight and wear pajamas)

  • Friday, March 24 - Reading Gives You a Bright Future (dress in bright colors)

Spring Conferences
Our second evening of conferences will be held this Tuesday, March 14.  If you have any questions on the time of your conferences, please contact the classroom teacher or Mrs. Allchin at 616.235.7550 or with questions.  We look forward to discussing your child(ren)’s growth thus far this school year!

Also, thank you to the PTO and families who signed up to bring in items for staff lunches on conference days this week and next. We have a few more spots available. Staff are thankful to be so well fed on these longer days! 

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.

Wizard Walk
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already well into our planning and preparation for this year’s PTO Wizard Walk and Family Fun Night which will take place on Thursday, May 11. The PTO is currently seeking corporate sponsors to make this year’s event our biggest success yet. Please click here to learn more about being a sponsor. 100% of funds raised goes directly back to the school and students. More information will be coming to families shortly after Spring Break. We look forward to celebrating with our Wizards this May!

Please click here to view upcoming events on the Wealthy Elementary School calendar. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
  • Monday, March 13 - Board of Education Meeting at EGRMS at 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 14 - Spring Conferences from 4-7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17- Spirit Day, Camp Out with a Good Book (bring a flashlight and wear pajamas to school)

  • Monday, March 20- Melodies in March 

  • 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:

  • Please come and enjoy the Scholastic Book Fair! We are open after school during the times listed below. For convenience you may set up an eWallet for your child so they can shop during their school time at the fair.
    • Monday 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.
The book fair money goes 100% back to the PTO, & we return all of it directly to the teachers, which benefits our children. We cannot run this event without amazing parents like you! Click here to help!
  • We are looking for someone interested in Chairing Family Fun Night May 11. Commitment time is minimal. Please reach out to if you are interested.
  • CALLING ALL 5th GRADE PARENTS - the Middle School PTO is looking for board members. Please read this letter if you are interested.
  • If you haven’t had a chance to join the PTO, please do so here.

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.**

It's time to make some magic for our Wealthy Elementary Wizards! The PTO is looking for your support for its annual spring fundraiser, the Wizard Walk. Last year's contributions supported so many events and activities, including the school musical, field trips, visiting authors, and much more. Please click here for information about how to be a corporate sponsor.  Email or Deanna Allchin in the main office (  with any questions. The corporate sponsorship deadline is Friday, March 17th.
Gift sponsorship levels:
Wizard Sponsor: $5,000
Magician Sponsor: $2,500
Sorcerer Sponsor: $1,000
Alchemist Sponsor: $500
Wizard Friend Sponsor: $250



Nominate High School Seniors for Foundation Scholarships 

Do you know a member of this year’s senior class who deserves special recognition? Maybe someone in your neighborhood you’d like to honor? You can nominate them for the student scholarships the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation administers. (Students may apply for some of the scholarships themselves.) The nomination deadline is this Monday, May 1. More details about each scholarship, along with nomination and application forms, are available on the Student Scholarships page on the Foundation website.    

March Book Madness Newsletter
It's that time of year again, when you get your brackets ready and...READ! That's right, thanks to a generous grant from the EGR Schools Foundation, our students are able to participate in March Book Madness. Click here to read more!

Wealthy Happenings

Lunch Change for Tuesday: Hot lunch for Tuesday, March 14th will be Italian Dunkers, NOT chicken nuggets.
Does something look familiar in the photo above? Stop by the Lost and Found outside the office and claim it! Lots of items looking for their owners. All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, March 17th.
Melodies in March Information
Melodies in March, the annual EGR combined choir concert, will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023 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 on Tuesday, March 21st! 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
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