Weekly pertinent information about our calendar and events for our valued MSBG families and supporters.


Kristin Otley's Top 10 List from the Montessori Gala

Top Ten Ways  to tell that your child attends MSBG:


10.   You are eating dinner and they tell you that you really should not eat dessert until you have had your main meal.


9.     They start giving you choices: “Mom you have a choice you can take me to McDonald’s for lunch or for dinner; it’s your choice”


8.     They ask you to speak pianissimo because they are trying to read in the other room.


7.     Even though they can barely say the word pedometer, they wonder how many steps they walked that day.


6.     They start sending happy thoughts for your trip before you even leave!


5.     Your child is obsessed with peace signs!


4.     Your child knows more Spanish words than you in kindergarten and you were in Spanish National Honor Society!


3.     When they bring home the art to remember packet you assume the copy in the packet is the sample because the drawing is so amazing there is no way that a 6 year old drew it.


2.      Instead of saying that they are going to school they refer to it as going to work.


And the number one way:


  1. You take your five year old child to the circus and instead of being amazed at the motorcycles jumping through the rings of fire they say, “That’s not really a very safe choice!”
Thank you to all our donors, attendees and supporters. It was a great night. We raised over $10,500 for the building and maintenance fund which FUELS the FLAME for our children's education.

Click here for the Classroom News Updates

Monday, March 5
Gl Scrip Orders due, 8:30am 
Beginning Chess, 3:15-4:15pm, Room 201
Lil' Dragons Karate, 3:15-3:45pm

Tuesday, March 6
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Creative Movement (3-5 year olds), 3:15-4:00pm, Room 201
Creative Movement (6-8 year olds), 4:00-5:00pm, Room 201
Daisy Scout Meeting, 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 7
Miss Sue's Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Upper El students volunteering at Wood County Humane Society
Intermediate Chess, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 201

Thursday, March 8
Enrollment Opens to Waitlist Families
Al-Mar Lanes Bowling Program, 3:15pm
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-3:45pm, Oberheu
Youth Yoga, 3:15-3:45pm, Room 201
Faculty Yoga, 3:45-4:45pm, Room 201
Parent Talk Class, 6:30-8:30pm, Room 201

Friday, March 9
Extended Care Available - CLICK HERE to register your child.
Teachers are traveling to the Columbus Montessori Education Center to visit their program and to collaborate with fellow Montessorians.

Saturday, March 3
Ohio Girls' Chess Championship

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

PTO News

Parents, please watch for the Spring Fundraising information in your child’s cubby tonight! The fundraiser will end Tuesday, March 20th. We are offering $25 gift certificates to the Myles locations (Pizza & Pub, Bakery & Dairy Queen), Yankee Candles and gifts, and $25 gift certificates to Klotz Flowers. Items will be delivered just in time for Mother’s Day!

March 9 All-Day Extended Care

Friday, March 9 is a Teacher Work Day with no school.  To help accommodate families, Extended Care will be available from 7:15am to 5:30pm.  The cost is $20/child if your child(ren) are already enrolled in regular Extended Care, and $30/child if not already enrolled.  Please turn in your sign-up sheet by Monday, March 5 to reserve a spot for your child(ren). CLICK HERE for the registration form.


The Montessori School of Bowling Green was the first school in Ohio to be accredited by the American Montessori Society, demonstrating our achievement in reaching each national standard. MSBG is currently undergoing our third re-accreditation process.
Would you like to be part of the re-accreditation process?
We are looking for individuals who are interested in report writing, data collection, research and observation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our school and assist in our strategic planning process. Please contact msbg@montessorischoolbg.org


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.  

Save Money

We have some amazing ways to save on tuition with Kroger and GL Scrip. Are you interested in serving our school by acting as the parent coordinator for these programs? If so, please email us at msbg@montessorischoolbg.org.
Kroger Community Rewards
It is never too late, or too early,  to sign up your Kroger Plus card.  
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).  This is open to anyone that wants to register, so feel free to get your family and friends to sign-up too!  You will receive the benefits from their cards as well.  However, in order for us to be able to credit those amounts to you, you must send all the names and Kroger Plus numbers to Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com.   Alisa is also happy to help you with registration information as well.

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 to Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com if you would like to have detailed registration instructions sent to you.  Earning free money has never been easier!


The staff lounge refrigerator has officially died. If you have a gently-used refrigerator you are willing to donate, please let us know. Thanks!

Staff Spotlight

“Miss Jennifer” Sigurdson
Early Childhood (3-6 year old)

Jennifer is a Bowling Green "townie" and is the proud mother of three daughters. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and she has experience working with students of all learning styles and special needs.  She has been at MSBG for five years and this is her second year as a teacher in the East classroom. She is currently in the process of pursuing her American Montessori Society training in Adrian, Michigan.  For seventeen weekends this school year, Jennifer spends her time in training sessions and well as spending a great deal of time writing, creating materials and lessons, and learning the vast scope and sequence to the Montessori curriculum. Jennifer states, “My favorite Montessori materials are the maps. I think it’s wonderful how the students first use them as puzzles and then gradually they learn the names of many of the countries as well as information about the climate, plants and animals.”

Chess News

The Montessori School of Bowling Green won 1st Place last Saturday at the 2012 Sylvania Winter Classic Chess Tournament.  MSBG topped a field of 80 contestants from representing 12 other elementary and junior high schools.
Even though the Montessori only had 4 players attend the event, MSBG scored a whopping 20 points in the 6 round tournament- more than any other team in the history of the Montessori School of Bowling Green.  So successful were these four K-2 players, that they ended having to play each other in the 4th round because all 4 were undefeated up to that point.   
Representing the Montessori Chess Club were 2nd graders Isabelle Broman, Yeowoon Jung and Brian Li, while 5 year old Jaewoon Jung rounded out the MSBG players.  All four players ended up tying for 1st Place with identical records of 5-1 in the K-2 Section.  Based on tie-breaks, Broman was awarded 1st Place, while Yeowwon finished 3rd Place, Brian won 4th Place and Jaewoon finished in 5th Place.  A Toledo player also finished 5-1 and was awarded in 2nd Place.
Click HERE for the most recent Chess Talk newsletter

Save the Date!

March 1
Enrollment opens to current families
March 3
Prime Time Reading Night
March 8
Enrollment open to waiting list families
March 9
Teacher Work Day
March 10
Ohio Girls Chess Championships
March 15
Enrollment opens to the public
March 24
GLCA Scholastic Chess Open
April 14
2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships
April 25
Elementary Field Trip to Art Museum
April 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 27
Spring Carnival
May 12
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.

For Rent

Another benefit of being part of the MSBG school community is the option to rent our facility.

Hosting a baby shower, birthday party or a special family event?
Hosting a special business meeting or community outreach project?

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

Join us for coffee everyday in the foyer and muffins on Friday, provided by our Upper Elementary students!

Easy Ways to Help our School

PLEASE bring your box tops, labels for education and drink pouches early next week. We'd like to send our next shipment. Click HERE for a great box tops activity.
We collect BOX TOPS and JUICE BOX pouches to raise money for an outdoor sign.  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!

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