Note from Dr. Cannon



September 3, 2019


Dear Breton Downs Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the long, Labor Day weekend! We experienced our first “indoor recess” today at Breton Down and a visit from EGR Public Safety Officer Collin Wallace.  Officer Wallace, our School Liaison Officer, was re-introducing himself to students and giving walking and biking safety reminders. Please see pictures of Officer Wallace below.

Parent Information Night

On September 4 and 5 Breton Downs Elementary will be hosting our annual Parent Information Nights. Each grade level has a designated time on one of these evenings (listed below) for you to visit your child’s classroom and learn from his or her teacher what curriculum will be taught this year. In addition, you will learn other important information pertaining specifically to the classroom, ways you can support learning at home, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered. We look forward to having you join us!

Wednesday, September 4      Kindergarten 5:15- 6:00 p.m.

                                                 1st grade        6:00- 6:45 p.m.

                                                 2nd grade       6:45- 7:30 p.m.

 Thursday, September 5         3rd grade       5:15- 6:00 p.m.

                                                  4th grade       6:00- 6:45 p.m.  

                                                  5th grade       6:45- 7:30 p.m.

Morning Door Procedure

Each morning teachers will be picking classes and grade levels up at their respective doors. Please note that these doors are unlocked from 8:15-8:20 a.m. for student entry only. Teachers will be leading the students to their classrooms and are not able to hold the door for students who arrive late. Anyone arriving after 8:20 a.m. must check in at the main office. This ensures that all students are safely accounted for and that teachers are present in the hallways with their students each morning. Thank you for ensuring your child arrives in a timely manner each day. 

Important calendar dates:

  • Monday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.-  Board of Education Meeting- Woodcliff

  • September 23-27- Homecoming Week

  • Friday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m.-  Homecoming Parade

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at  

Warmest regards,



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Join the PTO

Thank you for your continued support of Breton Downs PTO!  There is still time to join by logging in to School Pay here.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at Breton Downs Elementary PTO to stay up to date on all of our happenings! 

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your talents for a PTO committee or activity. Sign up can be completed online. We are still looking for Variety Show, Box Tops, Junior Great Books, Mrs. Fields Fundraiser, EGR Now & Forever. If you would like to help with any of these groups please contact Magdalena VanWingen at

Learning Commons

All volunteers (new and returning) will need to attend one of the following training sessions this week:

Wednesday at 2:00pm

Thursday at 8:30am

 Friday at 8:30am


Additional Information

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!

Football Frenzy

On Friday, September 6, WOOD TV8 will be at Memorial Stadium for Football Frenzy. The EGR vs. FHN game will be featured as the highlighted game of the week. They will be filming some TV spots and have asked for as many students and players to be at the field at 6 a.m. to promote that game and our Hearts of Gold game on October 18, to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. It's early but they are really hoping for our support.

All School Directory

Don’t forget to order a copy of the spiral bound All School Directory! Save time, paper and ink and support the EGR High School PTO. You may order through School Pay (If you already didn’t do so during online registration.) here or by submitting this form with payment to any school office. Interested in advertising in the directory or know a business who would be? Please click here We appreciate your support!

Daisy Scouts - Kindergarten

Anyone interested in signing up for Daisy Scouts for Kindergarten, please contact Beth Hill at by Friday, September 13, 2019.  Please include your daughter's name and if you are willing to volunteer this year! More details will follow regarding an initial parent-only meeting to start the year.

EGR Spirit Shop

Looking to spruce up your EGR wear?  Stop and shop at the EGR Spirit Shop located at the high school.  Click here for more information.
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