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

Engineering in action!  

The students are building all kinds of interesting structures on our grounds. 

Art in action!  

2nd grade Egyptian papyrus painting....quick study....at the Montessori School of Bowling Green. 

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Just a reminder that there is no school today and the extended care is full.

Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time Begins

Monday, March 12

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

Tuesday, March 13
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
Daisy Scout Meeting, 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 14
Miss Sue's Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Upper El students volunteering at Wood County Humane Society

Thursday, March 15
Enrollment Opens to the Public
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 16
LEVAS African American Music Performance, 9:00am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm
Chess Match at MSBG

Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day

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


Let’s teach our kids about The Great African-American Music Tradition! We have a special opportunity to bring a group of African-American singers from the BGSU College of Musical Arts to the Montessori School to present a program on the history of African-American music. LEVAS (named for “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn tune) is a group of graduate and undergraduate voice majors who have prepared songs and an interactive narration surveying the range of style periods in African-American music. The presentation begins with Negro spirituals that slaves sang in the fields to build community and hope, and to secretly signal workings of the Underground Railroad. It continues through gospel songs sung in churches, jazz sung in clubs, and opera and Broadway highlights for African-American singers, with notes about how music was used in the Civil Rights movement. To bring us up to the current day, the presentation continues with a look at Motown, Rap, and Hip-Hop. The singers are skilled and engaging, and the program is educational and fast-paced. It would be a big hit with our whole school. The only trick is gathering the funds to pay for it! If this is something you would like your children to experience, please consider making a donation to the cause. A donation cup is in the foyer.
Chelsea Cloeter (Mali’s mom)

PTO News

The PTO Spring Fundraiser kicked off and packets went home last Friday! Extra order forms and brochures are available in the office for anyone who needs one. Our sale is almost half over, so think of all those special people in your life that may be interested in ordering. The Fundraiser will conclude on TUESDAY, MARCH 20th, and all orders should be turned into the office on that day no later than 3:00pm. Again, the PTO officers want to thank you for all your support!

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!



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!


The staff lounge refrigerator has officially died. If you have a gently-used refrigerator you are willing to donate, please let us know. Thanks!

Staff Spotlight

“Miss Brenda” Castor
Early Childhood (3-6 year old)

Brenda is originally from Pioneer, Ohio and she has three wonderful daughters. She has her American Montessori Society certification for 3-6 years olds which she completed in the Spring of 2010.  She has been at MSBG for seven years and has experience working with students of diverse needs.  Brenda states, “My favorite Montessori materials are the moveable alphabet and the bank game!  I love how the bank game shows the relationships between the units, tens, hundreds and thousands.”

Parents, take our survey!

We want your third quarter feedback on our school, administration, teachers.

Extended Care

Conferences are scheduled and your conference time was put in your child's mailbox/cubby. We look forward to meeting with all of you!  On Friday, March 23, there will be no school. Extended Care is available that day. Special scientific experiments are planned. CLICK HERE for the extended care form.

Chess News
Montessori Intermediate students only have 2 more chess practices:
March 28 & April 11.
Montessori Beginner students have 3 more chess practices:
March 12, 19 & 26
Montessori Chess Club has 3 more matches:
Friday, March 9th at St. Rose 4:30 pm
Friday, March 16th at the Montessori School 4:30 PM
Wed. March 21 at Toledo Gesu School 4:30 PM

AMS Re-accreditation
The Montessori School of Bowling Green was the first AMS accredited school in Ohio and is the only AMS-accredited school in the Bowling Green area.  We are currently undergoing the re-accreditation process as is required every seven years. If you are interested in being part of our re-accreditation teams, please let us know! msbg@montessorischoolbg.org

Save the Date!

March 9
Teacher Work Day
March 10
Ohio Girls Chess Championships
March 15
Enrollment opens to the public
March 16
LEVAS Performance
March 24
GLCA Scholastic Chess Open
April 2-6
Spring Break, School Closed
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 14
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.

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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