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Welcome to the Breton Downs PTO 2014/15 Website!

This page is intended as a resource for parents of Breton students to keep up to date on all events, activities, volunteer opportunities and PTO meeting information.

Please take a moment and look around for helpful links and additional information.



New this year: the Breton Downs Elementary PTO Facebook page. Become a member today, and join our community!


Upcoming Events:

**Breton Downs Parent  Night Out**
 
Saturday, September 20
Mark your calendars for our first Breton Downs adult only fundraiser, Light Up The Night, Saturday, September 20 at the Grand Rapids Yacht Club.  This is a great opportunity to meet new Breton Downs parents, as well as reconnect with friends you haven't seen in a while. Click on the following link for your email invitation. Please RSVP by September 15.  http://sendomatic.com/lightup2014

**Brick by Brick Campaign**

Families will have an opportunity to purchase personalized bricks that will be installed around the flagpole in a newly landscaped area. Look for additional information in weeks to come!

**Hearts of Gold**

The EGR Hearts of Gold football game will be Friday, October 10th at 7 pm at Memorial Field vs. Caledonia high school.


Note from Mrs. Cannon

September 8, 2014
 
Dear Breton Downs Families,
 
Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year!  It has been such a joy to see our Bulldogs come back with smiles and their faces and the eagerness to start learning!  We are off to a great start!

For two years, Breton Downs has been working closely with the Power of Education Foundation (PEF).  The PEF is a global, non-profit organization that has built a primary school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Power of Education School has 146 children and they go to school approximately 21 days per month.  Our students have helped support this school and their students by participating in special activities and fundraisers throughout the school year. Last year with the help of Mrs. denDulk and Mrs. Masternak, our students created two murals with our friends in Haiti.  One mural was for the PEF school in Port-au-Prince and the other mural for Breton Downs.

At our Flag Raising ceremony last week Mrs. Masternak announced our mural will be featured in ArtPrize this year!  The Courtyard Marriott Downtown has agreed to host our piece entitled, If Everyone Does a Little, in their lobby. ArtPrize runs September 24 through October 12 with the first round of voting from September 24 at noon to October 4 at 11:59 p.m. Our vote code is 57153. This link will take you to our entry on the ArtPrize website:
http://www.artprize.org/jen-masternak/2014/if-everyone-does-a-little  The Courtyard Marriott Downtown has also graciously offered to host an ArtPrize Kickoff Celebration for our Breton Downs students, parents, and community members on Sunday September 21 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown!   Please RSVP using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artprize-kickoff-celebration-tickets-12983944327. I hope to see you there!

A big thank to the Breton Downs PTO for a fun-filled family carnival!  Despite the rain, our students enjoyed getting balloon animals from Stormy the Clown and the many games including bucket bonanza, the pig race, and spin the wheel.  It was a fun night for all!

Please continue checking the Breton Downs website and calendar for the many school events and activities.
 
Warmest regards,
Mrs. Cannon
















 

 


 


 





Parent Teacher Organization
East Grand Rapids PS - Breton Downs Elementary
2500 Boston Street, SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506