March 23 & 28 Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 27 Family night at Air Time 4-7pm (details below)
March 31 - April 7 No School/Spring Break
April 22 The Last Hurrah! EGRSF
April 24 Town Hall Meeting 5:30-7:00
April 27 PTO Meeting 9:30am – Last Meeting
More details available in the weekly Breton Beat email, sent each Monday afternoon
It's time again for the Breton Downs Running Club! The purpose of running club is to get students moving, encourage a "healthy" competition among classes (the winner gets an extra gym class with Mr. Putnam) and is a fun lead-up to the LBW race. Students who choose to participate will run laps around the building during recess, collecting punches on a card for a fun prize! Tuesdays will be double punch days, so be sure to check each week's Breton Beat for Tuesday's theme.
We need parent volunteers to make this possible. Running club will take place this year beginning on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a healthy snack celebration (a favorite for the kids!) on Wednesday, May 31. Volunteers will punch cards during afternoon recess on Mondays and Thursdays and morning recess on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a quick way to be involved and cheer on our students!
Click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094AAFA8238-breton2
NEW EVENT! BRETON FAMILY NIGHT AT AIRTIME! MONDAY, MARCH 27 from 4 to 7 PM
Save the date for a giant play date! On MONDAY, MARCH 27 from 4 to 7 PM, Breton Downs will have use of the entire Airtime Trampoline Park. All Breton students and siblings are invited to attend. Lakeside and Wealthy students recently had their own family nights at Airtime and had a fantastic time. Cost: $8 per child for three hours of fun. Optional pizza dinner and drink for $3.
PTO NOMINATING COMMITTEE 2017-2018
The PTO Nominating Committee is now taking the names of any Breton Downs parent that would like to nominate themselves or another member for the 2017-2018 PTO Executive Board. The committee will start the selection process at the beginning of March. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Charlene Montpetit at email@example.com or Sarah Mulvihill at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following positions need to be filled:
Vice President (3 yr. term - VP, President & Past President), Assistant Treasurer (2 yr. term - Assistant Treasurer, then Treasurer), Corresponding Secretary (1 yr. term), Recording Secretary (1 yr. term)
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - TOWN HALL MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 24
Please save the date! On Monday, April 24th, we are hosting a town hall meeting at the EGR High School Little Auditorium from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Several state legislators will be there to discuss education issues and answer your questions. We will also be highlighting the importance of the proposed Enhancement Millage -- voting on the May 2 ballot -- which would provide an additional $211/student in operational funding for the next 10 years. Details to follow.
The EGR Legislative Committee keeps parents informed about important developments in Lansing that directly impact our kids in school. All are invited to attend the Legislative Committee's monthly meetings. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 8 at 8:30 AM at Woodcliff. If you would like to stay informed and advocate for our kids’ education, please join our FB group and sign up for email and text updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136269413096358/. If you have any difficulty signing up, please contact Lucy Shair at email@example.com.
PTO QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS
Please feel free to contact us at: Melissa Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Keil email@example.com
PHOTOS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK
The Yearbook Committee is in their final weeks of collecting photographs for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos taken during class field trips, special events and holiday parties. Photos will be accepted through Monday, March 20th. Please email photos to Charlene Montpetit at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to the Breton Downs Flickr account by emailing to email@example.com. Please email photos at full resolution and include class name. Thank you!