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


PTO Meeting

We invite you to join us for our first General Membership meeting Thursday, September 20 at 8:30AM. Come hear the latest district and school updates!  Free childcare is available during the meeting by contacting Katie Kujawski at


Box Tops

Please keep cutting and saving Box Tops! There will be a collection in October.  More info to come!


Breton’s Got Talent Committee Chair

Last call to volunteer!  We are still in need of a group of volunteers (specifically committee chair or co-chairs)  to put together our talent show. If you would like to volunteer please let us know by Sept. 21st.  Thank you!

Hearts of Gold

The 2018 Hearts of Gold partner is The Children’s Advocacy Center – Kid’s Have Rights; a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and empower children and adults to recognize, prevent and stop child sexual abuse.  The Children’s Advocacy Center brings all of the resources a hurt child might need under one roof. The Center also offers a variety of support services to help children and their caregivers in the journey to healing.  For more information visit

Since 2009, Hearts of Gold has been an EGR community wide effort to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits that focus on children’s physical and mental wellbeing.  


The Hearts of Gold events are sponsored by all EGR students plus a variety of athletic teams, clubs, and community businesses.  All events culminate at our Hearts of Gold football game - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018


How can you help?

2018 Limited Edition T-shirts will be on sale for $12 each on the following days and will also be sold in the office during school hours.  CASH or CHECK ONLY


Thurs 9/20 3:00pm -4:00pm

Fri 9/21 3:00pm -4:00pm

Thurs 9/27 3:00pm -4:00pm

Fri 9/28 3:00pm -4:00pm


The Pot of Gold coin drive will be 9/17-9/28/2018. Collection bags were sent home last week with your child.  

For questions or more information please contact Courtney Cinglie at

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.
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