Wealthy Elementary PTO
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 by fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers. We fund events, provide supplies, organize volunteers, and much more.
There are many ways to offer your support of our students. We encourage every parent and guardian to show support by joining the PTO. Annual membership dues help us to fund important programs and events for our students.
We have General Membership Meetings throughout the year and encourage parents to attend or watch live on our Facebook page. Each PTO meeting includes a Wealthy Elementary update from Mrs. Allen, a PTO update, representatives from District Office Administration and the EGRPS Board of Education as well as frequent guest speakers. Meetings are held in the Learning Commons on the second floor. Complimentary childcare and refreshments are provided.
Parents and grandparents may sign up to be volunteers for programs and events or help to plan fundraisers. Follow the links below to learn more.
Donations are always accepted and appreciated. The PTO earns money to support the school through a variety of sources including: Membership Dues, Box Tops, and the Wizard Walk fundraiser.
The Wealthy Elementary PTO is active on social media. We look forward to hearing from you!
What We Provide
Each year the Wealthy Elementary PTO supports over $30,000 toward enrichment activities and vital classroom materials that benefit the students. Below are some examples of activities and items supported by the PTO:
- Kindergarten Art Gala
- First Grade Traveling Zoo
- Second Grade Trip to Camp Blodgett
- Third Grade Fur Trader Visit
- Fourth Grade Mackinac Island Trip
- Fifth Grade Mystic Lake Science Camp
- Parade of Homes
- Student Planners
- Visiting Authors
- Variety Show
- School Musical
- Family Movie Night
- Family Fun Night
- Field Day
- Grants for classrooms including books, Ozobots, flexible seating, and more.
The PTO Executive Board is comprised of individuals who meet with the principal periodically to plan and implement annual activities supporting the school's overall vision.
2022-2023 Wealthy Elementary PTO Executive Board
President: Alissandra Kruer
Vice President: Jessica Kimball
Treasurer: Dan Fowler
Assistant Treasurer: Michelle Abraham
Recording Secretary: Kari Bordoli
Corresponding Secretary: Gena Abbott
Past President: Shannon Iakiri
A big Wizard thank you to our 2022 Wizard Walk Sponsors
New Mill Capital
Pearson Foods Corporation
Team Anders Realtors
The Levan Family
Barnes + Thornburg Law
The Brown Family
Valleau VanDeven and Massie DDS PC
The Brad Ditmar Team - Keller Williams Realty
Emergency Care Specialists
Dave & Joan Porteous
Grand Rapids Dentistry
Paul & Laura McMahon
The Marin Family
Eastown Veterinary Clinic
Tiffany Reinhardt - Greenridge Realty
Each May, the Wealthy Elementary School PTO holds its one and only fundraiser, the Wizard Walk. Students in all grades come together to walk over a mile through Gaslight Village to raise funds for the Wealthy School PTO and its programs for the next school year.
The incredible success of each year’s event enables the PTO to sponsor many programs, in whole or in part, including the First Grade Traveling Zoo, author and poet visits, Family Movie Night, Field Day, the annual musical production, Family Fun Night, 4th Grade Mackinac Island history trip, student planners, Mystic Lake science camp, swimming for grades 1-3, and TEAM celebrations. Without the generous support of our parents and corporate sponsors, we simply would not be able to offer these programs to our children. All proceeds will go to Wealthy Elementary School and 100% of donations are tax deductible.
To meet our goal, each student is encouraged to gather sponsorships from parents, relatives, and friends totaling at least $50. We realize that some will raise less and some will raise more, and we ask you to sponsor at whatever level you are able. Every child, regardless of amount raised, will participate in the walk. Thank you for your continued support!