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.
Visit our Square online store for tickets and sponsorship to Cabin Fever Warm Up party and auction on February 22, 2019 at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

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Latest PTO News

Madagascar, Jr. Weekly Update
 We are excited to start practicing with our K-3 students starting today!  February schedule can be found here.  K-3 students will bring their songs home this week.

Cabin Fever Warm Up Parents’ Night Out
Only 3 weeks left until Cabin Fever Warm Up! Follow  link to purchase tickets or submit sponsorship. Join your friends for a night of incredible food and fun at the JW Marriott all while we raise money to support our students and teachers at Breton Downs Elementary. 

Cabin Fever - Thank You To Our Recent Sponsors!
Title SponsorsTeam Craig, JW Marriott
Platinum Sponsors: The Conway Family, The Law Offices of Ryan F. Beach, Meg & Sommer Real Estate Team, Melissa Mitchell Homes, The Patra Family, Wiser Contract Furniture, Zylstra Doors
Gold Sponsors: The Jacoby Family
Blue Sponsors: Brian and Ann Callahan, Mark and Allison Johnson Family, The Moo Family, The Owen Family, The Vranish Family, The Westphal Family
If you would like to become a family sponsor for 2019 or know of a business that would be interested in supporting our bulldogs and the Cabin Fever fundraising event, please use this link for more information and an online payment option (no service fees). ...READ MORE

PTO General Meeting - This Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
The PTO general meeting will be this Thursday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Learning Commons. Our guest speaker will be Kristen Trovillion who will present to us good practices for recycling beginning at home. She is one of two Green Fellows in the state of MI as well as the sustainability coordinator for GRPS. Please join us for all of her tips and tricks!
Free childcare is available during the meeting by contacting Katie Kujawski at We are still looking for a childcare provider for this meeting!  Please let Katie know if you are interested.  Pay is $20 for about 1.5 hours of hanging with some cool Breton Bulldogs siblings.
Mini-Grant Spotlight

When you support the Breton PTO your donations go directly towards supporting teachers and your child’s classroom.  The PTO helps cover the cost of construction paper yearly for all of those beautiful creations your child brings home! ...READ MORE

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