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Being citizens of the world, is an important part of our Montessori Community and service learning is a wonderful avenue for them to get involved.  Service learning allows students immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support local agencies that exist to effect positive change in the community.  

 The students are already involved in several opportunities this year.  Some include: 

*Peace Pals
*Book Buddies
*Flag Duty
*School wide composting
*Coffee and Muffins in the Foyer
*Making of posters for fundraising (ie-McDonald's)
*Holiday Parade Clean-up
*November Epilepsy Awareness Activities

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Veterans Day
On Site Accreditation Team Arrives

Monday, November 12, 2012
On Site Accreditation Team Interviews and Observations
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Community Toddler Music Class, 6:00pm, Guglielmi
Daisy Girl Scout Troop, 6:30pm
PTO Meeting, 7pm, Lower Classroom

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
On Site Accreditation Team Interviews and Observations
Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Creative Movement, Ages 3-5, 3:15-4:00, Room 201
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On Site Accreditation Team Interviews and Observations
Community Music Class, 10:30am

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Gala Planning Meeting, 8:45am
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Creative Movement, Ages 6-8, 3:15-4:15, Room 201

Friday, November 16, 2012
Youth Karate, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

A full calendar is available online:
http://www.montessorischoolbg.org
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News

Chris Vickers, Meterologist from WTOL-11 was a guest speaker in the Lower Elementary Classroom yesterday. A picture of our class with Chris Vickers' will be on the Ch. 11 news this morning at 6:45a.m. and at 9:30a.m.   




Accreditation

Accreditation is a service provided to full-member schools by the American Montessori Society. It is a voluntary process that takes 1 to 2 years to complete.

Accreditation begins with an intensive self-study, by the school, involving the school’s entire community—students, staff, faculty, administration, board members, and parents.

During the application process, every aspect of the school is examined and documented, including governance, curriculum, fiscal and personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and learner outcomes.

At the end of the self-study period, a thorough onsite peer review is conducted. In addition to determining whether the school meets AMS standards, the review team evaluates the school to see how well it is achieving its own mission and goals—whether the school is what it says it is and does what it says it does. We will welcome Sheila, Pam and Kathryn this week as our review team!

After identifying both strengths and areas to strengthen, the school commits to a strategic plan for improvement which incorporates the recommendations of its peer review team.

All AMS accredited schools must maintain compliance with school accreditation standards and work toward continuous improvement. Each accredited school submits a yearly report outlining progress toward the objectives in its strategic plan.

The Montessori School of Bowling Green was the first school in Ohio to successfully complete accrediation through AMS. We have been accredited for 21 years. 


PTO Meeting

Please mark your Calendars** Our next PTO meeting will be MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH at 7:00pm in the Lower Classroom. The AMS re-accreditation team will be in attendance, and we would love to have many parents there as well. The agenda will include Fall Movie Night and Spring Fundraiser discussion ideas. Hope to see you there! 
 

School delays and closings

The Montessori School of Bowling Green does not follow any other district for delays and closings. School may be delayed or closed when road conditions are hazardous. In order to give our families plenty of notice, we will announce a delay or closing by 6:30am by email and on our Facebook page. A delay may occur if the weather is treacherous at 6:30am and improves by 8am OR if it's challenging to determine to due darkness, lack of road clearance, etc. A closing may be warranted as early as 6:30am if conditions are hazardous. It is also announced on local radio and TV stations listed as "Montessori School of Bowling Green" or "BG Montessori."

Preparing for the weather
Our students love to play outside!  Please ensure that your child has hats, gloves, snowpants (when warranted), a warm coat and boots. For our early childhood families, please check to make sure that their extra clothes are for cold weather.

 

Read the Upper Elementary Blog
Save the Date
November 11-14
AMS On-Site Accreditation Visit

December 11-14
Scholastic Book Fair

December 14
Arts and Music Program, 9am, All Students

December 14
Movie Night

December 20-January 2
Winter Break

February 23
Montessori Gala at Nazareth Hall

May 3
Spring Carnival

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
BGSU's has series of Young People's Concerts. CLICK HERE for more information.

BG Upward Basketball is starting soon. CLICK HERE for more information.

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation has many new fall programs. CLICK HERE for more information.

The Wood County Historical Museum has many upcoming events. CLICK HERE for more information.

BGSU School of Art has upcoming ARTalks and Events. CLICK HERE for more information.

Wood County District Public Library has some great events. CLICK HERE for more information.
School Pictures

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Holiday Parade
Please mark your calendars for November 17 to march with us on our MSBG Float in the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade.

It is great fun for the whole family.

Also, if you have unwanted Halloween candy, please bring it in to the school so it can be used for distribution during the parade!

Elder Beerman Community Days
$5 per booklet, available in the office.  Buy one for yourself and sell to friends and family for pure profit for the school! Community Days are THIS weekend!
News
Each week, the classroom all update their news page on our website for your enjoyment.
East  Classroom
West Classroom
Lower Elementary Classroom
Upper Elementary Classroom
Parent Chat

Parent Chat with Miss Sue


Join Miss Sue on Tuesdays at 8:45am in the foyer to chat!

Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:


All our pregnant moms

All those affected by Superstorm Sandy

Luke Hart and his family

The Suelzer family on the birth of their baby, Cole Alexander!  He was born Nov 7, 2012 at 3:23am. 7 lbs 15 oz, 20 inches. "He's a real cutie," according to his proud papa. 


Notes
Rentals
Things to keep in mind...Another benefit of being part of the MSBG school community is the option to rent our facility. MSBG has a rental agreement policy and has beautiful rooms and kitchens available for your event. Stop in the office for more information. (419) 352-4203 

Vending Machine
Did you know? A portion of the proceeds from the 7up vending machine located by the head of the Slippery Elm Trail benefits MSBG!

Foyer Coffee
Join us for coffee everyday in the foyer and muffins on Friday; a service-learning opoprtunity provided by our Upper Elementary students! 

Free Money!

Kroger Community Rewards
The most recent dispursement from Kroger has arrived and has been credited to families' FACTS accounts. We have recently been informed by Kroger that there may be some changes with their policies on this money. We will keep you informed as we learn the details.

To sign up, you simply need to login to your Kroger Plus website account and link the Kroger Community Rewards benefit to MSBG (our number is 80235).  
 

GL Scrip!
Every week our school places an order for gift cards from all types of retailers including Walmart, Home Depot, Chili’s, Amazon.com, Elder Beerman, and hundreds of other establishments.  Each purchase earns a tuition rebate from anywhere between 2% and 18% of your purchase depending on the store.  Login to www.shopwithscrip.com to check out all that is available.  Send an e-mail toAlisa.Suelzer@gmail.com if you would like to have detailed registration instructions sent to you.  Earning free money has never been easier!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet for Kroger Reward and GL Scrip. Earn FREE MONEY today!


Easy Ways to Help our School!
We collect BOX TOPS and JUICE BOX pouches to raise money for special activities.  Click HERE for fascinating new programs related to BOX TOPS. 

 
We also collect LABELS FOR EDUCATION. The labels are exchanged for school products.

Love TARGET? They have a rewards program that helps benefit MSBG as a nonprofit organization. Click HERE to sign up today!

Save on taxes today!
100 % of our Board of Directors as well as our MSBG Faculty/Staff contribute financially to the school's annual campaign fund. MSBG is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. You can donate to the school and your contribution is fully deductible to the extent of the law. Click HERE to donate today.

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