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 Friday Features-5.02.14
Montessori Moment

Montessori: Dads are Making a Difference


The Montessori Madmen are a group of dads across the country who are uniting to help advocate for Montessori methodology. They have written and published books and videos as well as designed apparel and billboards. They have started a letter-writing campaign, a resources list, and various other useful tools to help increase Montessori awareness. Most recognizably, Trevor Eissler (author and creator of the Montessori Madness book and video) is one of the leading madmen. 

Just this week, their efforts have included flying a large banner over Manhattan in an effort to attract Mayor Bill de Blasio's attention. They are hoping to convince de Blasio to incorporate the Montessori teaching philosophy into the mayor's universal pre-k plan.

They are certainly an interesting group to watch as they gain national momentum. Some of our MSBG dads (or moms because they do involve women too) might be interested in their efforts; more information can be found at their website: www.montessorimadmen.com.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/dad-group-fly-banner-manhattan-education-message-de-blasio-montessori-blog-entry-1.1773355#ixzz30NM5nJ00
 
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Calendar

Monday, May 5

GL Scrip, 8:00am
Track and Field, 3:15-4:15pm, MSBG East Lawn
Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Girl Scouts, 6:30pm
 

Tuesday, May 6

Youth Karate, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15-4pm


Wednesday, May 7

Beginning Chess, 3:15pm, Rm 201
Intermediate Chess, 3:45-4:45, Art Room
 

Thursday, May 8

Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15-4:15pm
 

Friday, May 9

Youth Karate, 3:15-4pm
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30pm, BGSU Track
Capture the Flag in the Dark, 3rd-7th graders, 8:30pm
 

Saturday, May 10

WBGU Kids' Extravaganza
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News

Registration Forms Due!

To ensure accuracy of all our information and to best prepare plans for Fall, it's important that we have your registration forms as soon as possbile. Thank you!
 

Capture the Flag in the Dark

Friday May 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm
MSBG Soccer Field
 
Calling all MSBG 3rd through 7th graders. Come join the fun and play Capture the Flag with a dark twist: We’ll play at night, wearing glow bands and using glow in the dark flags. Dress in black clothing and bring a flashlight if you’d like. Glow bands will be provided.
 
After the games, we’ll make s’mores by the fire pit!
 
* Parents: Please plan to stay. And bring lawn chairs, if you’d like, for watching the games!
* We are looking for a parent volunteer to referee the games. Please note that If anyone is willing, school parent, Pam Phillips would be grateful if he or she would email her at pphillianda@yahoo.com

Board Nominations

We are currently seeking recommendations for potential new members of our MSBG Board of Directors. Parents and friends of MSBG are very helpful in reaching out to potential volunteers so we are seeking your recommendations. Generally we are looking for individuals who are involved in the community or who have experience with nonprofits.  Mostly we want individuals who will be passionate about MSBG! Please let us know of any individuals in the Bowling Green area who you would recommend. They do not have to be directly connected to MSBG. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Click HERE for the printable form. Click HERE for the online submission form.


Women's Club Writing Contest

Congrats to our 1st place winners: Guo Wells-Jensen (5th grade poetry), Alexa Whyte (7th grade poetry) and Zach Cesarini (4th grade poetry).

Other winners included: Owen Cleland (1st grade, 3rd place prose), Mali Cloeter (2nd grade, 3rd place prose), Bryan Li (4th grade, 2nd place prose), Maddie Cleland (4th grade, 2nd place poetry) and Monica Turner (5th grade, 2nd place poetry)

Library Update
Special thanks to our library committee (Meg Vostal, Erin Hachtel, Jason Wells-Jensen, and Ruth Schroeder) who worked diligently this semester identifying the needs and resolving issues with our school library. We are currently seeking a 2014-15 librarian ($500 stipend).  The position would be approximately 10+ hours/week and would involve general support of the library as well as media support for the classrooms.  If you are interested in serving in this way, please drop a note to office@montessorischoolbg.org.

Summer Camps!

MSBG offers a few summer camps to engage learning. Individual learning opportunities and playdates are also offered and more information will be shared in the upcoming weeks.



The Lego camp registration forms are here!
Lego Camp: Wacky Wheels
Lego Camp: Vehicle Brick Building

Arbor Day Assembly
Thanks to Mayor Edwards, the BG Tree Commission, and our upper elementary students for the great Arbor Day assembly last week.


Earth Day & Art Walk Pictures
Last weekend was busy, beautiful and fun! Click HERE for Earth Day pictures and HERE for Art Walk pictures. Thanks to all who helped and supported these great community events! And special thanks to Sue Clanton from the Bowling Green Community Development Foundation for taking the pictures!

The 

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Save the Date
May 7
McDonald's Fundraiser
EAST WOOSTER

May 9
Capture the Flag after Dark
MSBG Middle School Sponsored Event designed for our 3rd grade-7th grade students.
Click HERE for more info.

May 10
WBGU Kids' Extravaganza

May 16
Arts and Music Program

June 5
Last Day of School and Community Celebration

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
May 3
Skate for Hope
Olympic gold medalists Scott Hamilton and Sarah Hughes will join 12 National, World and Olympic figure skaters at the BGSU Ice Arena on May 3, as guest emcees in this year’s Skate for Hope Awareness and Research Fundraising Show. The show will also include local skaters of all ages (including some MSBG students and alumni) who raise funds for cancer research to earn their spots in the cast. 

Saturday, May 24
BGSU is organizing the 3rd Annual Falcon 5 Miler & Lil’ Falcon Half-Miler. Click HERE for more information.

May 19, 21, 23 BGSU is hosting hearing screenings and speech/language screenings. Click HERE for more information.

Saturday, May 31
Leadership BG is organizing a Spring Fling 5K. Click HERE for more information.

BG Parks and Recreation has a variety of activities for all ages.Click HERE for more information.
Summer Camp schedule is out! Click HERE for more information.

Know anyone who needs in-home childcare? Anna White has openings. Click HERE for her updated  info!

The Studio Connection has a variety of music lessons and classes available. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE for Summer Music Programs!

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

Wood County District Public Library has some great events, activities and programs.
Go to wcdpl.org for more information.

BGSU Summer Music Institute 2014 Program. Click HERE for more information.
Classroom News
Each week, the classrooms all update their news page on our website for your enjoyment.

Read them today! 

East  Classroom
West Classroom
Lower Elementary Classroom
Upper Elementary Classroom
Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:




The Herringtons are moving to Minnesota this summer. :( They are having a 'goodbye' party. Click HERE for the info.

Do you have a happy thought? Please share it with us today.
Parent Development
Miss Sue offers
Parent Chat on
Tuesdays at 8:45am


Join us!

This informal chat time after drop-off is intended for parenting help and Montessori education questions.
GL Scrip
Earn Free Money!

Scrip is a great way to save on tuition money! 

With gift cards and scripnow, shopping can save you money!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet.

Login to 
shopwithscrip.com 
to check out all that is available. 

Send an e-mail to 
Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com
for assistance.

Earning free money has never been easier!
 
Kroger
Earn Free Money!

Kroger offers an excellent community rewards program.

This can benefit your family by saving you tuition money (you will need to print an additional form four times a year) or it can benefit the school by providing additional money to the parent association and scholarship fund!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet.

Login to Kroger
to re-enroll today!

Send an e-mail to 
Alisa
for assistance.

Earning free money has never been easier!

Make sure you
re-enroll!

 
Starting April 1, 2014, all Kroger Plus cards must be reenrolled to continue to receive benefits paid to MSBG.  Reenrollment must happen before April 30th in order to avoid any interruption in the rebates paid.  This is for ALL Kroger Plus cards, even if you just enrolled your card for this year.  It is very simple to reenroll – just login to your Kroger Plus account

Login to Kroger
to re-enroll today!
and make sure that MSBG is selected as your non-profit of choice. 
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 
Ways to Help Our School

There are lots of ways to earn cash and supplies for our school with things you already buy or use!

 

Target’s ‘Take Charge of Education’ Program!

Box Tops For Education!

  • One of our most popular! Find more information and participating brands at www.btfe.com
  • We have e-labels also! Check it out!
  • Register on-line to earn eBoxTops – a super convenient way to earn $ for our school!

Labels for Education!

  • The school can earn free products in exchange for labels cut from a variety of grocery items you use!
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