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Montessori Moment

Alumni Spotlight:
Tommy Reddin

Tommy Reddin attended MSBG through sixth grade and is a current senior at Bowling Green High School. He has lettered in Track and Cross Country, won a Scholar Athlete Award, and has been on the Honor Roll all 4 years. He plans to attend Ohio University in the fall.
Tommy had this to tell us:
I think Montessori goes above and beyond when it comes to academic preparation for middle schoolIn the Junior High I wish I would have gone into honors classes. I heard from multiple sources that the public school curriculum is so much different and will be really challenging so I should stick to regular classes. This wasn't the case. I found that in most of my classes it was easy. I had previously excelled in Montessori because of the "independent learning."  It seemed I was already doing 7th grade and sometimes 8th grade work in Montessori. So most things felt like review. The home work was not an issue. Most of the time I overdid every project and got an A, but it would be the same grade as the slacker that sat next to me.

Montessori makes learning effortless. I thought public schools were doing way harder stuff from the sounds of it. I always heard "oh I have so much homework tonight" and stuff of that sort, only to find out they were six months behind the material I was learning in class.

One thing Montessori has taught me is that there is a sea of knowledge out there. I learn things for the sake of learning them, not for an upcoming test. I would read ahead in my history book because I wanted to know what happened next, not because it was assigned. So overall it taught me to enjoy learning.
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Today, Friday, May 17
Spring Arts and Music Program
9am Early Childhood Performance
9:30 Elementary Performance
10am Band Performance
Kindergarten Field Trip, 12:45-3pm
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30, BGSU Track
Daisy Troop, 6pm

Monday, May 20
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Community Toddler Music Class, 6pm

Tuesday, May 21
Parent Chat, 8:45am
Upper Elementary Swim Outing 
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Al Mar Bowling, 3:15
Creative Movement, 3:15pm, Room 201
Track and Field, 3:15pm

Wednesday, May 22
Community Music Classes, 9:15 & 10:30am

Thursday, May 23
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15, Room 201

Friday, May 24
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30, BGSU Track

full calendar is available online:
Read the Upper Elementary Blog

Intern: Nicolas Cabanillas

Nico is a senior at Toledo School for the Arts. We are honored that he chose to do his capstone senior intern experience at MSBG! All this week, he has been assisting in the classrooms and learning more about how the school functions "behind the scenes." He will be our featured Senior in next week's Friday Features. 


This year, the Upper Elementary students have been working hard to boost their technology skills.  Here are some things they’ve been working on:

  • Using Google Drive to create and share documents

  • Creating Power Point Presentations

  • Working between Microsoft Word and Google Drive

  • Creating a website on Google Sites to serve as a digital portfolio of work

  • Learning how to use the new Asus Tablets


The Case Against Grades

by Michael Thomsen

They lower self-esteem, discourage creativity, and reinforce the class divide.

"Schools built on these values have flourished in the margins of state-funded, graded education throughout the 20th century. The most famous example is the Montessori schools, noted for their lack of grades, multiage classes, and extended periods where students can chose their own projects from a selected range of materials. The schools have educated many of today's wealthiest entrepreneurs, including Google's Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales, business management legend Peter Drucker, and video game icon Will Wright."

CLICK HERE for the article published May 1, 2013.

New Staff

Welcome Kelley Schlereth!
We are excited to welcome "Miss Kelley" as our new Spanish Instructor this fall.  Kelley holds a Bachelor's in Spanish and Ethnic Studies and has spent a great deal of time studying and serving abroad in Spain, Guatemala and Honduras.  She has spent many hours in the classroom working as an instructor and teacher's assistant.  Kelley will spend time working with Amy this spring to ensure a smooth transition; please welcome her if you see her!

We are still interviewing extended care applicants. Please contact us with your letter of interest today!

Summer Camps

Sign up for camps today!

Chess Camp will also take place June 17-21.
Click HERE for the Information Flyer.
Click HERE for the Placement Form.
Click HERE for the Registration Form.

Lego Camps
Jr Engineering, 1st-3rd Grade, August 5-9, 9-12noon
CLICK HERE for the Registration form.
Elementary Engineering, 4th-8th Grade, August 5-9, 1-4pm
CLICK HERE for the Registration Form.

Miss Susan's Musikgarten classes are available this summer for children birth-age six. CLICK HERE to register.

Jedi Camp
Woodland Mall
Chris Miller (Hiryuu School of Martial Arts)
CLICK HERE for the Registration Form

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Save the Date
May 27
Memorial Day: No School

May 31
6th Grade Trip to Put-in-Bay

June 4 
Last Regular Day of School

June 5
Kindergarten Breakfast
Field Day & Family Picnic
Teacher Work Day

June 21 
MSBG hosting Lunch in the Park

July 30 
MSBG at the BG Chamber Day at the Wood County Fair

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
3,200 sq ft Executive “Retreat” House is available for rent academic year 13-14.
Click HERE for more information.

BG Parks and Rec has Lacrosse Skills Clinics. Click HERE for more information.

Summer Registration begins May 6 for Bowling Green Residents & May 20 for Non-Residents for BG Parks and Rec Programs

Day Camps

Nature Camps

Safety Town

Sports Camps

Swim Lessons

BGSU Summer Camps:
Click HERE for more information.

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.
Click HERE for more information.

Project H.O.P.E. has Summer Horse Camps. Click HERE for more information.
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

The Spring/Summer online Montessori Circle is now published. CLICK HERE to view!
Parent Chat

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

Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:

The Hamiltons on the birth of their son, Liam's little brother, Evan!

Do you have a happy thought? Please share it with us today.


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 
GL Scrip
Every week our school places an order for gift cards (actual cards and many online code options) from all types of retailers including Walmart, Home Depot, Chili’s,, 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 
to check out all that is available.  Send an e-mail to
if you would like to have detailed registration instructions sent to you.  Earning free money has never been easier!

for the instruction sheet for Kroger Reward and GL Scrip. Earn FREE MONEY today!
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. We are especially looking for someone with fundraising and development expertise. 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.
Please enroll (or reenroll) your Kroger Plus cards.

It is very simple to enroll – just login to your Kroger Plus account
or and click Community),
and make sure that MSBG is selected as your non-profit of choice.  If you have any problems with enrollment, please contact Alisa Suelzer at
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 opportunity provided by our Upper Elementary students! 

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!

Kroger Community Rewards
 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).  The money benefits programming, scholarships and purchase of materials.

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