Breton Downs PTO


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The Breton Downs Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group run by parent volunteers that works together with the teachers and administration to provide materials and classroom enrichments for all students at Breton Downs. Look below to find a list of all that the PTO provides and many different ways you can get involved. We hope you will join the Breton Downs PTO in supporting your child throughout his or her educational journey. 
 
Please join us on Facebook! Our FB group provides a quick and convenient way to connect and share information with other Breton Parents. Visit our Breton Elementary PTO Facebook page.
 
 

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Latest PTO News


 

Junior Great Books K-5 online registration

JGB is a book club for kids developed by the nonprofit, Great Books Foundation (www.greatbooks.org). For 4 weeks starting the week of January 14, participating students will listen to a story read by a parent-volunteer leader during lunch and lunch recess followed by a group discussion. ...READ MORE


Cabin Fever Warm Up Sponsorship

The sponsorship form for the 2019 Breton Parent Night Out is available here. Submit forms for a 2018 tax donation by Thursday, December 20, 2018 or by February 12, 2019 for a 2019 tax donation and to be included on the event banner. An online payment option will be available soon. Please contact Lynee Wells atlyneewells@yahoo.com or Sue Keil at ssnkeil@gmail.com with any sponsorship questions.


Madagascar, Jr. auditions for 4th and 5th graders this week
Please remember to bring our audition packet with you when you come for your audition time.  Students are only required to stay for the duration of their audition time. Please check-in with the parents in the learning commons.  Check you time slot here.

Pick up your audition packet in the office.  Music is available here.
If you have any questions about the play please e-mailbretondownsplay@gmail.com.

Mrs. Field’s cookies delivery Tuesday, Dec 11th!

Mrs Field’s cookie orders will be delivered on Tuesday, Dec 11th.All product MUST be picked up between 12:00-5:00pm. Please make arrangements with friends/family if you cannot make this time frame; Breton does NOT have the resources to keep your items frozen. Thank you for supporting the PTO.


Bretonwear Update

Watch for a FB post this week for updates on delivery of Bretonwear!

What the PTO Sponsors

 
Thanks to parents, family and friends support, our PTO was able to sponsor over $30,000 in valuable learning experiences and materials for all Breton Downs students. Below is our 2016-2017 list of sponsored programs, events and materials. 
 
Kindergarten School Wide Programs
Books Bags Alert tools
Learning Station Supplies All School Play
Literacy Center Art - Clay and Printmaking Project
Mentor texts Books for the Learning Commons and Classrooms
1st Grade Box Top$ Collection Program
Animal Adaptations Brainpop Subscriptions
Bats and Animal Habitats Bright Star Theater
Busing to Binder Park Zoo Busing on long distance field trips
Master Art Theater Carnival
Naturalist from Boulder Creek Wild Animal Park Chess Club
Owl Pellets Computer Lab - Adjustable Chairs & Headphones
Quick Work Handbooks Construction Paper
2nd Grade Cultural Arts
Busing to Charlton Park Family Night
Guest Visit: Crystal Bowman - Author Field Day
Guest Visit: John Pigeon - Native American Fifth Grade Farewell
Guest Visit: Pow Wow Dancers Food Lab
Mentor texts Gardening
3rd Grade Harry Potter Book Club & Yule Ball
Accelerated Reader Program High School Scholarship - Kind, Caring and Respectful
Busing to Camp Roger Holiday Workshop
Gynzy (Smartboard Software) IMAX Instructional Theater
Math Workshop Supplies Interactive Smartboards for Classrooms
Mentor texts IXL Math Practice Website Subscriptions
Spelling City Junior Great Books
4th Grade Leveled Reading Books
Accelerated Reader Program Magazines for the Classrooms
Busing to Lansing Mobile Dome Theater
Gynzy (Smartboard Software) Music - Special Guests
Math Manipulatives & Differenting Resources Online Math League
Science Materials P.E. Equipment
Wifi Microscope Playground Equipment
5th Grade Publishing Center
Accelerated Reader Program Running Club
Books for Bookfest Safety Patrol
Busing to Camp Miniwanca Scholastic Bookfair
Glogster Science Alive and Science Fair
Museum Box Subscription Spanish- Cinco de Mayo & Dia de los Muertos events
Online Math League Technology Club
Optical Glass Prisms & Science Flashlights Variety Show
Veterans Day Speaker
Yearbook

How to get involved

 
There are so many ways to offer your support of our students through the Breton Downs PTO. Parents and grandparents can sign up to be volunteers for programs and events, help plan fundraisers or offer monetary support. Follow the links below to join the PTO and explore the different ways you can support Breton Downs students.
 
 

Who to contact

The executive board is a group of parent volunteers overseeing the management of the PTO for the school year.
 
2018-2019 PTO Executive Board:
 
Co-President:  Courtney Cinglie
Co-President:  Venta Norris
Co-Vice President: Laura Schneider
Co- Vice President: Magdalena VanWingen
Treasurer: Stacy Fellows
Asst Treasurer: Stephanie Hoekstra
Recording Secretary: Jessica Benson
Corresponding Secretary: Katie Kujawski
Past Co-President: Anne Petruzzi
Past Co-President: Lucy Shair
 
 
If you have any PTO related questions, comments or requests for information, such as budget, meeting minutes or by-laws contact:
Courtney Cinglie ccinglie@gmail.com
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