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 Friday Features-5.09.14
Montessori Moment

Montessori: Upper Elementary Simulations

A pillar of the Upper Elementary program is for students to participate in historical simulations. These simulations provide them opportunties to authentically learn about time periods and think critically while they collaborate in decision-making.

Right now, the Upper class is doing the Pioneer Simulation. In the pioneer simulation, students will simulate events similar to those experienced during the mid-1800’s.  They will face challenges such as floods, droughts, and lack of food.  They will make group decisions about what to do when faced with a challenge.  Their decisions will determine their fate.  This provides students with a realistic view of what happened to the pioneers while expanding westward. 

Students will also:

  • write diary entries
  • take notes
  • make collaborative decisions
  • gain conceptual history knowledge
  • learn problem solving strategies
  • work on the 5W’s (who, what, where, when and why)
  • teamwork
  • gain an appreciation for the pioneers life

Please ask your child about what they are learning in history!

Each student had to determine which supplies they might like to bring with them on their wagon.  The wagon can hold 1,000 bulk weight units (BWU’s).

There were big dreams for the pioneers moving west!   

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Monday, May 12

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

Tuesday, May 13

Parent Chat, 8:30am
Youth Karate, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15-4pm
CAPE: Parent Association Mtg, 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 14

4th Grade Farm Festival
Beginning Chess, 3:15pm, Rm 201
Intermediate Chess, 3:45-4:45, Art Room

Thursday, May 15

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

Friday, May 16

Arts and Music Program, 9am
Youth Karate, 3:15-4pm
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30pm, BGSU Track

TONIGHT: 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

CAPE Officer Nominations

Next week we will take nominations to CAPE officer positions for next year—including nominations for the Class Representative position. We'll have official Class Reps in all classrooms next year. Look for the CAPE Nominations jar in the foyer and nominate anyone (including yourself!) whom you'd like to see in a CAPE leadership position. Wonder what the positions entail? Click here.  Everyone is also invited to our next CAPE meeting, Tuesday, May 13, at 6:30, in the foyer. We will discuss next year's events, leadership, and how to spend our money!
CAPE and the faculty, staff, and students extend an enthusiastic thank-you to all the parents who made CAPE events and special classroom activities happen this year. MSBG relies on volunteers to produce the extra-curricular social events that help build our sense of community, and to raise the funds to make those events possible. The school really would not be the place it is if not for the volunteer contributions of parents. So thank you, parents, for all the extra time, money, and care you invest here!

What to Expect June 5!
Due to calamity make-up days, June 5 is a regularly scheduled school day, with before care beginning at 7:15am and aftercare running until 5:30pm. This year, we decided that with the help of CAPE, we will combine some Spring Carnival elements within our community celebration.

The day will look like this:
8:30-11:15 Regular Morning
11:15 All-school assembly
11:30 Picnic lunch on the grounds
12:15 Recess while carnival games are set up
1:00–3:00 Carnival games, inflatables, and a scavenger hunt
3:00 Resume regular day’s routine—pick up and after care as usual

**parents are welcome to join us for the assembly, the picnic lunch, and any help with the games would be fantastic!
CLICK HERE for more information.

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.


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

Ohio Montessori Alliance
Click HERE for the May Newsletter.
This upcoming September 27, 2014 will the OMA/NAMTA Fall Conference. There will be something for everyone: parents, teachers, admins and supporters! Click HERE to follow the event as more details are published.
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Save the Date
May 10
WBGU Kids' Extravaganza

May 16
Arts and Music Program

May 19
LAST pizza Monday!

May 26
Memorial Day: No School

May 29
Elementary Field Trip: Historical Museum

May 30
Kindergarten Field Trip

June 5
Last Day of School and Community Celebration
(CAPE providing inflatables in the afternoon)

June 6 
Kindergarten Breakfast and Teacher Work Day

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
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.

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Earning free money has never been easier!
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!

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Earning free money has never been easier!

Make sure you

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. 

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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