Note from Dr. Cannon

February 11, 2019

Dear Breton Downs Families,

It took us awhile to get here with the weather we’ve been having, but today we celebrated the 100th day of school at Breton Downs!  Many of our younger students made crowns and enjoyed lessons and activities around the number of “100”! Please see a picture below of Mrs. Borak’s kindergarten students celebrating 100th day!!

As we head into spring it is the time of year to schedule for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 26.  This is a wonderful time to discuss your child’s progress and areas of growth with the classroom teacher.

Once again, the three elementary buildings will provide online scheduling to families through the Skyward Family Access System as the primary means to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The communication for P/T Conferences is listed below:

Wednesday, February 20 - Email Communication:

  • Families will receive an email message indicating how to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences through the Skyward Family Access System

  • Access to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences through the Skyward Family Access System opens.  Parents need to sign up for one classroom time slot per student.

Wednesday, February 27 - Email Communication:
  • Families will receive a reminder email message indicating how to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences through the Skyward Family Access System

Thursday, February 28- Email Communication:
  • Access to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences through the Skyward Family Access System will close at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4- Email Communication:
  • Families who did not schedule for Parent/Teacher Conferences through the Skyward Family Access System will be assigned a conference time

If you experience any difficulties with Skyward, please contact Mrs. Rogers at 235-7552 for assistance.

Warmest regards,

Kindergarten 2019/20 Intent-to-Enroll Information

If you intend to enroll a kindergartener for the Fall 2019/20 school year, click here for more information. Please complete the required documentation outlined on the website on or before March 1, 2019. Thank you!

Safeties of the Month

Congratulations to this month's outstanding safeties!
Maddie Petruzzi, Lyndon Turnage, Katherine Arnold, Hillary Griffin, Ruby McIntyre & Victoria Blackport. Not pictured Brody Marlow and Emily Hingson

Miniwanca Munchies

Looking for a delicious treat during lunch?  The 4th grade class will begin selling sweet treats during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each item will cost $1 and will be put toward Camp Miniwanca expenses next school year for 5th graders.


Madagascar, Jr. Weekly Update

T-shirts are here!!  Keep an eye out for these to be coming home in your child's backpack early this week.

February schedule can be found here and March schedule will be available by the end of this week.   ...READ MORE

Cabin Fever Warm Up Parents’ Night Out

Only 2 weeks left until Cabin Fever Warm Up! Follow this 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.  

Thank you to our Breton Downs Sponsors!

If you would like to become a family or business sponsor for the Cabin Fever event, please use this link for more information and an online payment option (no service fee).  ...READ MORE

EGR Now & Forever Forum

You've seen the news:  Michigan is last in education revenue growth, and students aroun the state are sufferin gas a result.  We've bridged the gap with the EGR Schools Foundation's EGRNOW! annual spring campaign, but there has to be a better way. ...READ MORE

Box Tops

Keep an eye out for box tops this winter as our collection will start in a few eeks!  The spring collection is a competition for a class pizza party so every box top counts.

School News Network

Our district is a proud partner of School News Network, visit their site for news items about EGR and other local schools!

Now&Forever Get-Togethers
Come hear from parents, teachers, and EGR Schools Foundation Executive Director Amy Stuursma about Now&Forever, a campaign to raise a sustainable source of funding for our schools, our kids and our future. ...READ MORE

Additional Information

Denise Brennan Nelson, author of Leopold the Lion and Willow, is coming to Wealthy Elementary and EGR Kent District Library! Click here for more information!

Kent District Library - Mission:  READ!

KDL is offering a reading program for students in grades K-3.  Click here for more information.  

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