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


Dried out markers?...RECYCLE THEM!

Collection boxes for marker recycling will be out in the office hallway starting Thursday, June 7th.  Any brand, any kind (washable, dry erase, etc.)!


Online School Supplies… Back by Popular Demand!  Order by June 30

Did you order NEXT YEAR’s (2018-2019) school supplies yet?  You can do so here until June 30th. Like last year, your child's supplies will be placed on his/her desk in time for teacher meet and greets!  You don't HAVE to buy online, this is simply a convenience service. If you choose to shop in stores, use this link to view items and print the list.

The link will remain live throughout the summer, past the ordering deadline so that those shopping in store still can access the lists.

NOTE TO 5TH GRADE PARENTS: you have the option to buy with or without a zipper binder. You may choose to order without the binder if you feel you can buy elsewhere for less, but you will still need to supply a binder for your 5th grader.



Box Tops for Education

If you have box tops laying around please turn them into the office by June 1st!  We will do one more summer submission!


Mary Poppins DVD’s

If you ordered a Mary Poppins DVD they are ready and available to be picked up in the office!  $5 per DVD cash or check made out to Breton Downs PTO.


2018-2019 PTO Executive Board Nominations

The PTO Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate for the 2018-2019 PTO Executive Board positions:

Co-Presidents: Courtney Cinglie & Venta Norris

Co-Vice Presidents: Laura Schneider & Magdalena VanWingen

Treasurer: Stacy Fellows

Assistant Treasurer: Stephanie Hoekstra

Corresponding Secretary: Katie Kujawski

Recording Secretary: Jessica Benson

Co-Past Presidents: Anne Petruzzi & Lucy Shair


Thank You to our Generous 2018 Breton Downs Sponsors!

Title Sponsors
Team Craig - The Alguire Family
The Wolford Family
Platinum Sponsors:
 The Conway Family, The Patra Family, Ingrid Nelson Group - Keller Williams Realty, Keil Lasik Vision Center, McDonald’s - The Schulz Family, Melissa Mitchell, Realtor, Parent Technology, 2/90 Sign Systems - The Montpetit Family, Smitty’s Specialty Beverage, Zylstra Doors, Inc.
2/90 Sign Systems logo      Zylstra Door Inc Logo


Gold Sponsors:

 The Barnes Family, The Jacoby Family, The Keil-Kern Family, The Marx Family, Kumon Math & Reading Centers of Cascade

Blue Sponsors:

Andrew & Tamara Shreiner, Brian & Ann Callahan, Casity Kao - Realtor, Claudine & Ted Duncan, David & Jennifer Wiener, Dr. Cannon and Family, East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation, Jose Babushka’s, The Shair & Baker Family, The Beach Family, The Hingson Family, The Kaleefey Family, The Kuhl Family, The Matthysse Family, The Moo Family, The Owen Family, The Paul Family, The Vranish Family, The Westphal Family, The Zdravecky Family

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

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.
2017-2018 PTO Executive Board:
Co-President: Anne Petruzzi
Co-President: Lucy Shair
Co-Vice President: Courtney Cinglie
Co- Vice President: Venta Norris
Treasurer: Samantha Mellish
Asst Treasurer: Stacy Fellows
Recording Secretary: Rachael Anderson
Corresponding Secretary: Stephanie Hoekstra
Past Co-President: Sue Keil
Past Co-President: Melissa Mitchell
If you have any PTO related questions, comments or requests for information, such as budget, meeting minutes or by-laws contact:
Anne Petruzzi 
or Lucy Shair