Note from Dr. Cannon
September 9, 2019
Dear Breton Downs Families,
You might have seen an EGR snowplow parked at each of our elementary buildings. We are excited to announce that all of our third and fourth grade students at Breton Downs, Lakeside, and Wealthy have a very unique opportunity to collaborate with the city of East Grand Rapids. They will be painting the blades of three city snowplows that will be featured in the Homecoming Parade on September 27! This is a special opportunity to share the arts with our community and we feel so honored to be part of this!
First PTO Meeting
I would like to invite all parents to our first PTO meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Breton Downs Learning Commons. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, sign-up for volunteer opportunities, and become involved in your child's school. In addition to building and district updates, our PTO hosts rotating speakers on various topics.
East Grand Rapids Public Safety
This year we are excited to grow our partnership with East Grand Rapids Public Safety. You may have noticed officers present around the exterior of the building during arrival and dismissal. Public Safety will continue to be present throughout the year to assist with safety procedures and to answer any questions students and parents may have.
Safety- Crossing Guards
We are asking all parents and students to please walk down the sidewalk and use the adult crossing guards located on Boston/York and Boston/Breton. There are two crosswalks on Boston and York that are hard to navigate and do not have student safeties. Photos of our crosswalks are below. Too many times a student sees an adult crossing the street and they cross after the adult, putting themselves in traffic. Please encourage your student to use the crossing guards.
Hearts of Gold- Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Each year East Grand Rapids Public Schools participates in a community-wide fundraiser called Hearts of Gold. Students, staff, parents, and community members work together to raise money for a local organization that supports a great cause. This year’s Hearts of Gold partner is the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures and 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy during their lifetime. The Epilepsy Foundation works with those diagnosed to learn how to manage their neurological condition, as well as raises money for treatment and research to find a cure. There are members of our East Grand Rapids community that have experience with this organization. Please see their story here and view with your child if you feel it is developmentally appropriate. We look forward to the official kickoff to our Hearts of Gold fundraising event happening Friday, October 4. The culmination of the fundraiser takes place on Friday, October 18 where a check of all funds raised will be presented to the Epilepsy Foundation. The check presentation will take place at mid-field of the varsity football game at 7:00 p.m. on Memorial Field. We look forward to seeing you at the game!
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