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

Montessori Moment 

A great video for the value of the Upper Elementary Montessori curriculum. Higher level critical thinking skills, communication and collaboration are essential elements in the program. Students who complete the cycle truly become Citizens of the World and exceptional adults in the workplace.
Created by: Munir Shivji Please visit our website atwww.montessoriedu.org.

Important Links

CLICK HERE for Classroom News Updates
CLICK HERE for 2012 Gala information!
CLICK HERE for the spring semester SUBWAY ORDER FORM
CLICK HERE to email the office or please stop in if there is any change to your child's milk status. Second semester milk billing will be reflected on your February FACTS statement. 
CLICK HERE for the Yoga Registration Form

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Monday, January 23
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Gala Meeting at Nazareth Hall, 12:30pm
Beginning Chess, 3:15-4:15pm, Room 201
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-3:45pm, Oberheu
Board Meeting, 6:00pm

Tuesday, January 24
Extended Care Training, 8:30-10:00am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Wednesday, January 25
Miss Sue's informal Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Youth Olympic Kick-Off Assembly, 10:30am, Upper El
Intermediate Chess, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 201

Thursday, January 26
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

Friday, January 27
Book Buddies, 9:00am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Easy tips for having a Montessori environment at home.
Bringing Montessori principles into your home is a valuable bridge to what your child learns at school.

Welcome Field Experience Students!

This semester we have seven preservice teachers from BGSU observing in the early childhood classrooms. This dynamic group will be learning more about the Montessori method and the role of the Montessori teacher. Welcome, ladies!

Item Needed: A refrigerator

The staff lounge refrigerator has died. :( We are in need of gently-used, regular sized refrigerator if anyone has one they are willing to donate. Many thanks!

Parent Chat with
Miss Sue

What parenting questions do you have? How can you implement more Montessori methods at home?  

Miss Sue, a veteran teacher of children and adults, holds two American Montessori Society credentials and is a Parent Talk certified trainer.  Many of you have enjoyed her Parent Talk class. She is currently offering a class through Bowling Green Parks and Recreation and will be offering another Parent Talk class at MSBG later this spring.

She is excited to also offer Parent Chat on Wednesday mornings at 8:45am. This is an informal time to chat with Miss Sue, ask her questions, and enjoy some tea or coffee in our foyer. These chats are offered as a free service and are open to the public.

Girl Scout: Amazing Journey

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are offering an exciting program entitled "Take an Amazing Journey" for MSBG kindergarten through sixth grade girls.  In this journey, students will discover their special talents, work together to accomplish goals, and use their personal power to help others.  This is a six week session on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm (Feb 1-Mar 7). There is a $12 cost for the program and scholarships are available. A form went home in cubbies and more copies are available in the office.

Youth Yoga

The next session of yoga runs from January 19 to March 29 (Thursdays only), 3:15pm to 3:45pm. The fee is $5 per child per class and children need to bring their own mats. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

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 Allison Thornton, our Business Manager, at allison@montessorischoolbg.org if you need a childcare credit expense report.

MSBG is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. You can donate to the school to and your contribution is fully deductible to the extent of the law. Click HERE to donate today.

Kroger Community Rewards
So far this year 46 families have earned rebates of $3,018.18 off their tuition with Kroger Community Rewards.  It is never too late to sign up your Kroger Plus card.  You can also have your family and friends sign up their cards for additional benefits.  There is no limit on how many cards you may have linked to your account.
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.   We do have a handful of unclaimed benefits so if you would like the detail of all cards that are currently being credited to your tuition account, please contact Alisa.   Also send her a message if you would like detailed registration instructions for the Kroger Community Rewards program sent to you. 
ALL cards must be registered again in April.  We will be sending out reminders in the Spring when it is time once again to re-register your cards.

Thank you to Miss Barb

"Miss Barb" Wilhelm has been part of MSBG for a long time. She was a school parent, a school administrator, a school grandparent, and our school volunteer librarian. Barb has to decided to relinquish her role as volunteer librarian in order to care for her family. Miss Barb's legacy will remain in many ways, including the beautiful quilts that she made that hang around the school. Thank you so much, Barb, for all your years of service at our wonderful school.  

Join us for an Innovative Workshop and Light Luncheon

Topic: Fostering the important skill of  EMPATHY in children
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11am-1pm
This workshop will explore this crucial concept by presenting research-based studies and other information that helps to foster empathy development. It will also investigate the link between empathy and morality development.

Our guest speaker is Leonore J Esnard, OP, PhD. She is the current director of the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute.  Sister Leonore was editorial assistant for the Journal of Research in Childhood Education and was a faculty member in the School of Education at Barry University in Miami, FL.

Kids' Gala

On Saturday, February 18, from 6:00pm-7:30pm our 3-6 grade students are invited to a dance in the Oberheau Room.  Parents should drop off their child at 6:00pm and pick them up by 7:30pm.  Normal school attire is appropriate. Admission for the event is to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the BG Food Pantry.
This is an up-tempo dance DJ'ed by Doug Michaelis.  Doug has been a DJ for many years and is involved with 4-H.  Miss Antonia will be working with the students on some dance moves during P.E.
We are in need of three chaperones to accompany Miss Megan and Miss Antonia.  We also need volunteers to drop off snacks and drinks.  If you are interested, please contact Miss Megan in room 301 or via e-mail megan@montessorischoolbg.org
Thank you,
Megan and Antonia

Save the Date!

February 2
Open House, 8:30am-4:40pm
February 4
CAHS Chess Challenge
February 18
Empathy Workshop and Luncheon
February 18
Kids' Gala (3rd-6th grade dance)

February 25
Annual Gala at Nazareth Hall
February 27-March 5
International Montessori Education Week
February 28
Curriculum Night
March 3
Prime Time Reading Night
March 9
Teacher Work Day
March 10
Ohio Girls Chess Championships
March 24
GLCA Scholastic Chess Open
April 14
2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships
April 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 27
Spring Carnival

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.

Community Events

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation 
Brown Bag Music Series 
Every Child Ready to Read Program (FREE!)
Musikgarten Classes 
Winter Youth Sports Programs
Wood County District Public Library
Wood County Historical Museum 
Youth Curling (ages 10+)

Make your New Year’s resolution to participate in GL Scrip!
Did you know that you can earn rebates toward your MSBG tuition just by shopping at your regular stores and dining at your usual restaurants?  So far this year, 27 participating families have earned a total of $3,567.70 in rebates toward their tuition!
How does it work?  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.  Ordering these cards is very easy.  We have all participants set up their account so there is a direct link to your checking account and the amount of your purchases is automatically deducted.  You simply need to logon and place your order before 8:30am on Monday and then stop in the front office anytime after 9am on that same Thursday to pick up your cards.  There are also several vendors that send you e-certificates immediately so you don’t have to wait.    The front office tracks your rebates and then you will receive a credit for the full amount applied weekly.  Login towww.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! 

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

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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