Principal's Message 

Dear Wealthy Elementary Families,    

I would like to offer a sincere ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers and staff who helped create a fantastic Field Day last Friday. The day requires many people donating their time and energy to ensure its success. The students had a wonderful time; especially when we gathered together at the end for our annual Fifth Grade Tug-o-War. Congratulations to Mrs. Sawade’s class for winning this test of strength! Field Day was a wonderful way to celebrate the year together.


Kevin Box Artist Visit
Last Thursday our Fifth Graders had the opportunity to meet sculptor Kevin Box. He did a wonderful job speaking to the students about how he desires to create art that represents thoughts and feelings. He is fascinated with the concept of origami, or paper folding, but wanted to create something longer lasting and more sustainable. This began his exploration of metal casting. Mrs. den Dulk has been sharing much of his work with students the past few weeks and his time with the Fifth Graders ended with the unveiling of his sculpture, Stone Paper Scissors, which has been installed in the courtyard near the office. The piece was specifically chosen because it is representative of the problem solving strategy students were taught at the beginning of this school year. Students have been using the game Rock, Paper, Scissors, to solve disagreements on the playground and in the classroom. I am thankful to Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park for the long-term loan of this sculpture. Please stop by to view it next time you’re at the building.


Drop Off & Pick Up Safety Reminders
We know that the morning and afternoon times are busy in our parking lots as many people are coming and going. Please remember to abide by our rules and procedures to ensure safety for all students. For those drivers using Parking Lots A or C, please only drop students off at the curb and carefully check blind-spots as you move through the “kiss and go” lanes along the curb. Please park only in designated parking spaces. Do not double park as this creates a safety hazard and further congestion of traffic. Full directions and options for drop off and pick up may be found here. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students.  

Warm Regards,

Carlye Allen
Wealthy Elementary Principal

Thank you, parents for making Field Day 2019 such a rip-roaring success!! Hopefully your kiddos slept well that night! They were a well-worn out, happy group of students. Great teamwork by everyone!

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Also, find us on Facebook! Our page can be found under Wealthy Elementary PTO.

Amy Steketee
PTO President

If you’ve been meaning to make a pledge to Now&Forever but waiting for the right time, now is that time. We’re trying to wrap up the cash portion of the campaign by May 31, and that’s less than two weeks away!

Thanks to our donors, we continue to help make East Grand Rapids one of the best public school districts in the state, offering the extraordinary education our families expect and our students deserve...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.

Wealthy Happenings

Just a reminder to bring all checked out library books back to school this week! If you discover any library books hanging out at home after this week, feel free to return those at any time as well! Thank you!

2019-2020 School Supply Information
As we start planning for the next school year, I want to share information with you regarding school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. First, purchasing school supplies is voluntary and not required for your child to attend school...Read More

Find out about the 7th Annual School Supplies Donation information by clicking here.

Please note the following May lunch menu changes:
May 30th: Beef Nachos will be served
May 31st: Chicken Patty on a Bun will be served




This message is to families interested in signing up their current third or fourth-grade student for East Grand Rapids First LEGO League teams in the Fall of 2019. A heartfelt thank you to those who attended our meeting last Wednesday night or have already shown interest through our survey. If you have not yet done so, please take a few minutes to review our presentation and fill out the survey. Read More...


New Flickr Uploading Instructions
Flickr has discontinued uploading photos using email; please discontinue using the previously-provided email address. Instead, please email the photos to, and the photos will be added to Wealthy's Flickr account.

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!

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

Registration is open for the EGR Football Camps that will be held on June 10th and 11th. Click here for more information (click on "youth activities" tab)!

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 by clicking here.

Our district is a proud partner of School News Network; visit their site for news items about EGR and other local schools!

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