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

Montessori Moment

What beautiful weather! This picture is of the Lower Elementary class drawing trees from life.

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Monday, March 26

Gl Scrip Orders due, 8:30am 
Beginning Chess, 3:15-4:15pm, Room 201
Lil' Dragons Karate, 3:15-3:45pm
Board Meeting, 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 27
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

Wednesday, March 28
Miss Sue's Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Intermediate Chess, 4:00pm, Room 201

Thursday, March 29
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 30

Book Buddies
Karate for Youth, 
3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 

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

Author Spotlight

by Miss Stephanee (our MSBG Librarian)
The author being featured this week is Maria Montessori herself. She was a prolific author and easily explains her methods and observations. Two books to check out are Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook and Spontaneous Activity in Education. The more we read and undestand the Montessori Methods, the more natural it becomes and carries over from school into our home. Download these books to your Kindle; they are both free!
Library News
While doing your spring cleaning this year, we are asking you to also "clean" out your bookshelves. The library is always accepting well cared for used books, from picture books to more mature fiction and books in a series. We are also accepting donations of electronics such as Kindles, Ipads, laptops, etc. for student use. To make our library more comfortable and inviting, we'd love a couple of bean bag chairs and floor pillos.

We appreciate any and all donations; thanks in advance!

Mulch Day

The Nature Trail path in the Montessori woods has been cleared. We now need to mulch the trail. Please consider joining us on Saturday morning, 9am-12noon, on April 14 for a mulching party! Bring your children, wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels. It will be a fun morning!

Enrollment Incentive

Save $100 off of your child's 2012-13 tuition!
Any enrolled family may refer another family to the school. After the potential student is enrolled, the referring parent will receive a $100.00 credit to their FACTS account.  CLICK HERE for the enrollment incentive form.

Parents, take our survey!

Last chance for the survey! The deadline has been extended until March 30. We want your third quarter feedback on our school, administration, teachers.


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!

Staff Spotlight

"Miss Paige" Bulkeley  
Lower Elementary
Paige serves as an Educational Aide in the Lower Elementary classroom. Paige holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.  She became very interested in the Montessori Method when her four children attended MSBG and she has worked at MSBG for seven years.  

Track and Field

This spring, Track and Field practices will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:15pm, beginning after Spring Break. All interested participants should attend a meeting with their parents on Monday, April 9 at 3:15. Please contact Miss Antonia with any details (antonia@montessorischoolbg.org). Fun!

Save the Date!

March 24
GLCA Scholastic Chess Open
March 27
Field Trip to Recycling Center
April 2-6
Spring Break, School Closed
April 12
Upper Field Trip to Science Labs at BGSU
April 14
2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships
"Mulching our new Trail" Morning, 9am-12pm
April 19
Bowling Green Community Earth Day @ MSBG, 4pm
April 25
Elementary Field Trip to Art Museum
April 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 27
Spring Carnival
May 11
Spring Arts and Music Program
May 14
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.

Community Events

Mark your Calendars for the BG Community Earth Day event on April 19 at 4:00pm

Come listen to our favorite Story Tellers from the Library! Take a Nature Walk with Experts from BG Parks and Recreation!  Plant a live tree with us!  Make an art project! Take home a live sapling! Enjoy special Earth Day stories, activities and Nature Walks!

Kobacker Hall
11 a.m.
MARCH 24, 2012
Join the BGSU Chamber Orchestra in a special 
production of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
Bowling Green Parks and RecreationChildren's Place WCDPL

Easter Eggstravaganza

Schooner Farms- A few CSA membership left!

Westside Montessori Screens "Race to Nowhere"

Wood County District Public Library

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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