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Montessori Moment
The Exchange Club of Bowling Green recognized 88 area youth for the good things they have accomplished this past year.

The Exchange Club’s Positive Start program asks teachers to honor students who have done something positive. Students must live in the Bowling Green School District and be in grades 7 or 8.

MANY of the alumni of MSBG were recognized that day. We celebrate all our alumni as each and every one of them make a difference in the world. 
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Monday, April 22

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

Tuesday, April 23
Parent Chat, 8:45am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Al Mar Bowling, 3:15pm
Track and Field, 3:15pm

Wednesday, April 24
Community Music Classes, 9:15 & 10:30am

Thursday, April 25
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm

Friday, April 26
Alma Drum and Dance Assembly, 9:30am

German Class, 3-6 year olds, 3:15-4pm, Final Performance!
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30, BGSU Track

full calendar is available online:
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Alma Drum and Dance Assembly

On Friday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m., Alma Dance Toledo will present an African drum & dance performance complete with costumes, audience participation, and a question-and-answer period for Lower and Upper. The entire school community is invited!

German Club

Our elementary after-school German class had their final performance this week and our early childhood class does next week. Thank you the BGSU Language Services Club and to their teacher, Miss Amanda, for a great session!

Women's Club Writing Contest

Congratulations for all our developing writers! 

These individuals were recognized this year by the Women's Club of Bowling Green:

2nd Grade
1st Place - Hannah Mathey, Prose
3rd Place - Hannah Castor, Prose

4th Grade
2nd Place - Jeremy Mahoney, Poetry
3rd Place - Justin Espen, Prose

5th Grade
2nd Place - JJ Poiry, Poetry

6th Grade
1st Place - Alexa Whyte, Poetry
2nd Place - Mary Grace Korducki, Poetry
3rd Place - Laney VanderHart, Poetry

Remember to save your used fall/winter children's clothing to contribute to Community Closet at the end of this summer! Contact Chelsea Cloeter with any questions: cdcloeter@me.com. Thanks!

Enrollment is going well!

Enrollment is filling very quickly for fall at ALL levels! It's very exciting. We have a lot of staffing and ordering decisions to make in the very near future. If you haven't turned your form in, please do so!

If you know someone who may be interested in enrolling, please encourage them to tour!

Help us fill a 3rd early childhood classroom! We are very close to capacity for our current classrooms, but we can add a third. This has been a possibility for several years but we are more full this year than ever. With enough interest, we can make the 3rd classroom a reality and have additional spaces to accommodate more families!



We are currently interviewing Extended Care, Spanish Teacher, and Intervention Specialist candidates. If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to msbg@montessorischoolbg.org.

Kroger News-Time to Re-enroll

Starting April 1, 2013, 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
www.kroger.com and click Community),
and make sure that MSBG is selected as your non-profit of choice.  If you have any problems with re-enrollment, please contact Alisa Suelzer at 

In the meantime, we plan to give the rebate received  previously by the families to the MSBG PTO.  As members of the PTO, all parents will then have a say in how that money is put to use for the benefit of all of our children.  25% currently goes to the scholarship fund and that will continue as well. So please continue to support this program – the more cards enrolled, the more money that is paid out of Kroger’s charitable fund.   If at any time, Kroger is able to begin giving individual card detail again, we will then resume crediting individual tuition accounts.  Thank you for your support of our school!


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Save the Date
April 26
Alma Dance and Drum Assembly

May 3
Spring Carnival

May 4
National Join Hands Day
(Join us as we plant the garden!)

May 11
WBGU Kids' Extravaganza

May 17
Arts and Music Program

May 27
Memorial Day: No School

June 4 
Last Regular Day of School

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

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
The Clawsons are part of the Toledo Ballet's Peter and the Wolf. CLICK HERE for more information.

There is a benefit night for our alumni family, the Rybaks, in memory of Jeff.  Donations can be made to the "Rybak Family Education Fund" and given to Lisa Cesarini (Zach's mom in Lower El) or at any Huntington Bank location.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

The National Museum of the US Air Force is hosting a Space Fest for all ages on May 4. CLICK HERE for more information.

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, activities and programs.  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 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:

Schooner Farms for helping with our Land Lab project.

All our helpers and volunteers!

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!
Annual Fund
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.
Save on Taxes
Please remember that "daycare" is a deductible expense. Since Bowling Green City Schools only offers ½ day (2.5 hrs) kindergarten, full day students at MSBG (6.5 hrs) can count 4.0 hrs as daycare (meaning 61.53% of their tuition is tax deductable); half day students can count 100% of their tuition as daycare as long as they attend a BG school the other ½ day. All extended care (any age) and all preschool tuition is also tax deductable. Please email Leigh Ann McKinney, our Business Manager, if you need a childcare credit expense report. She will need a two-week turnaround.
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.
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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