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Holiday Traditions and Customs

St. Lucia Day
Nora Engebretsen-Broman and her children, Isabelle and Eric, along with some helpers, presented to the school about St. Lucia Day. St Lucia Day on December 13 ranks among the most important days on the Swedish calendar. It honors a young Christian girl, martyred in ancient Rome, who is always portrayed with her head encircled by a halo of lights. Though it's not officially part of Advent, for many Swedes Lucia Day forms the gateway to the Christmas season.

Myron Ruffin, Ahmir's dad, organized a presentation about Kwanzaa. Alumni parent Jeff Halsey, as well as other musicians, assisted in the presentation. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States (and more recently, Canada) but also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.  It is ideological, with seven core principles (Nguzo Saba): Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.

Erin Labbie and her daughter Sophia presented about Hanukkah. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. This year, Hanukkah begins at sunset on December 8 and ends at sunset on December 16. 

Chinese New Year
Man Zhang will be presenting about the traditions of the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
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Monday, December 17
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Community Toddler Music Class, 6:00pm, Guglielmi
Glass Class, 3:15

Tuesday, December 18
Parent Chat, 8:45am
Holiday Assembly, 10:30am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Glass Class, 3:15

Wednesday, December 19
Community Music Class, 10:30am

Have a wonderful winter break!
December 20-January 2.

See you on January 3!

full calendar is available online:
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MSBG Awarded Grant!

GREAT NEWS! MSBG just received another grant from the Bowling Green Community Foundation. We will be installing a greenhouse, a new beautiful community garden, and purchasing GPS systems for geocaching this  Spring!

PTO Movie Night

TONIGHT from 6:30-8:30pm.
Come watch a movie with your friends, enjoy some popcorn and lounge in your pj’s! Movies will be: We Bought a Zoo (upper), Rio (lower), and The Polar Express (EC – Oberheu).

Please remember that all children who attend must have an adult with them; feel free to enjoy the movie with your child, chat with fellow parents or shop the scholastic book fair! As always, this is a free event. We hope to see you there!

The most recent PTO Minutes can be found if you CLICK HERE.

To find out more information about the PTO, please CLICK HERE.

Spring Semester Forms 

NEW:World Language Classes
In conjunction with the BGSU Lanuage Services Group, we will be offering Chinese and German classes to all students. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

Creative Movement
Join Miss Kathy Humphrey to Creative Movement/Dance classes, available for any age. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

Lil' Dragons and Youth Karate classes are available to all children 4 and older. CLICK HERE for  the registration form.

A 10 week Beginner and Intermediate Chess session will begin in January. CLICK HERE for the flyer. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

Al-Mar Lanes offers an after school bowling league. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

A new semester of pizza and subs will be starting in January.
Download next semester's forms:
Spring Sub Order Form
Spring Pizza Order Form

Art to Remember

Art to Remember items were shipped. The plan will be to distribute them as soon as possible.

Fused Glass Classes

Classes are Monday and Tuesday after school. All work will be done for the Holidays! CLICK HERE for the registration form.

The registration form and payment are due to the school office by Monday morning.

Ornament  Class-make 3

Holiday Fused Pendant-make 5



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Save the Date

December 20-January 2
Winter Break

February 23
Montessori Gala at Nazareth Hall

February 24 to March 2
Montessori Education Week

May 3
Spring Carnival

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

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

December 18-
Come and ask your questions!

Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:

Everyone to have a safe and happy holiday break!

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, 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 
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!
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.
Kroger Update

Kroger did release us the detailed report. If you have signed up for Kroger Rewards, you did have a credit to your account this week. We will keep you posted as we learn from Kroger what their future plans are. 
Gala Update
The Gala this year on February 23, 2013 is a new kind of party.

Our Mardi Gras theme means the Nazareth Hall event will be filled with jugglers, dancers, and
even a stilt walker to put you in a Bourbon Street frame of mind.

We will be in the Cadet West ballroom this year and will have grazing stations.

Two of these stations are:

Jambalaya Station:
Build your own jambalaya bowl with shrimp, sausage, chicken, etc.

Fry Daddy Station:
Wings (Boneless) w/ assorted sauces
Fried Alligator
Onion Rings

Stay tuned for more information!

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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