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Breton Downs PTO

About Us

 
 
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. 
 
 
There are so many ways to offer your support of our students through the Breton Downs PTO:
 
Join
Parents and grandparents can show support by simply joining the PTO. Follow the links to become a Breton Downs PTO General Member and to connect with our private Facebook group:

Attend
Breton Downs PTO holds General Membership Meetings throughout the year. Attend these meetings to learn more about what is happening with the PTO, School and District.

  • October 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
  • November 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer
Parents and Grandparents can sign up to be volunteers for programs and events or help plan fundraisers or offer monetary support. Follow the links below to get involved:

Donate
Donations are always accepted. Visit https://squareup.com/store/Bretondownspto to make a donation or offer financial support by participating in one of the following fundraisers:

  • Membership Dues
  • Box Tops
  • Mrs. Fields treats sale
  • Parent Night Out Event and Auction
 
 
 
 

What We Provide

 
 
Each year, the Breton Downs PTO supports over $30,000 worth of educational materials and enhancements to benefit the students and teachers of Breton Downs Elementary.
 
Educational Materials
  • Classroom Libraries
  • Classroom Periodicals
  • Construction and Craft Paper
  • Laminator
  • Learning Commons books
  • Spelling City
  • Gynzy
  • Playground Equipment
Educational Experiences
  • Author Visits
  • Busing for field trips
  • John Ball Traveling Zoo
  • Science Fair
  • Field Day
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Haiti Day
  • Spelling Bee
Student Groups
  • Safety Patrol Appreciation
  • Chess Club
  • Tech Club
  • Service Club
  • Running Club
Events
  • Veterans Day Reception
  • Harry Potter Yule Ball
  • All-School Play
  • Family Movie Night
  • Back to School Carnival
  • Staff Meals during Conferences
Mini Grants
Each year teachers can request funding for classrooms and instruction.
Examples of previous Mini Grants:
  • Owl Pellets
  • Flexible seating for classrooms
  • Busing to Greenfield Village
  • Desk Privacy Dividers
  • Rockalingua software subscription
 
 
 
 
 

Our Board

 
 
The executive board is a group of parent volunteers overseeing the management of the PTO for the school year.
 
2020-2021 PTO Executive Board:
 
Co-President:  Catherine Chamberlin
Co-President:  Kristen Trovillion
Co-Vice President: Teresa Taylor
Co- Vice President: Vacant - Please contact anyone on the board if you are interested
Treasurer: Lisa Burgess
Asst Treasurer: Christina Crawford
Recording Secretary: Carrie Walton
Corresponding Secretary: Kerry Parent
Past Co-President: Laura Schneider
Past Co-President: Magdalena VanWingen

Our Sponsors

 
Interested in sponsoring the Breton Downs PTO, contact Catherine Chamberlin at rinchamberlin@gmail.com or Kristen Trovillion at k.trovillion@gmail.com.
 
 

Meeting Dates

 
 
Breton PTO General Membership Meetings cover topics related to our PTO, Breton Downs and the EGRPS School District. Meetings are family friendly and take place in the Breton Downs Learning Commons. Please join us on the following dates:
 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.