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

Montessori Moment: Collaborative Outdoor Play!


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Calendar

Monday, February 20
NO SCHOOL
President's Day
Daisy Scout Meeting, 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 21
Gl Scrip Orders due, 8:30am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Wednesday, February 22
Miss Sue's Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer
Intermediate Chess, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 201

Thursday, February 23
Kindergarten Planetarium Field Trip
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 Click HERE to register!

Friday, February 24
Book Buddies, 9:00am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Saturday, February 25
"Denim and Diamonds" Gala, 6:00pm, Nazareth Hall
Click HERE for more details.



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

 

Last Call for the
Parent Talk Class

Thursday evenings
February 23-March 29
6:30-8:30pm
Childcare Available
This six-week class is back by popular demand!  The Parent Talk System is a style of communicating with children that creates emotionally healthy family relationships. It is a skill-based program that teaches parents a series of verbal skills and language patterns to help them achieve their desired objective of raising responsible, respectful children while reducing stress, strain, and family conflict. Come learn the 10 Best and the 10 Worst things you can say to your child. This course is designed for children of all ages! Parents of preschoolers through teenagers will find this course extremely helpful. CLICK HERE for the registration form.


Reaccreditation

The Montessori School of Bowling Green was the first school in Ohio to be accredited by the American Montessori Society, demonstrating our achievement in reaching each national standard. MSBG is currently undergoing our third re-accreditation process.
Would you like to be part of the re-accreditation process?
We are looking for individuals who are interested in report writing, data collection, research and observation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our school and assist in our strategic planning process. Please contact msbg@montessorischoolbg.org

Prime Time Reading Night

We are planning a special event to celebrate the love of reading. Friday Night Prime Time is an overnight reading event for the 3rd-6th grade students and will be held on Friday evening, March 2, 2012. Its purpose is to encourage students to read by
providing the time to read and by combining reading with other enjoyable activities. Of course, the more your children read, the better readers they will become. Students across the country who have participated in Friday Night Prime Time have shown an increased interest in reading. This is an exciting event!
Click HERE for the registration form.
Click HERE for the agenda.

BIG NEWS!
Creative Movement Class
with "Miss Kathy" Humphrey
 

Kathy is a real mover and shaker, specializing in dance and creative movement. As a dancer, choreographer and teacher, she has worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities for more than 30 years. Kathy initially studied ballet in Toledo, Akron and Chicago. She is excited about offering a creative movement class at MSBG for our students!  On February 28, there will be a introductory day for children to try her class and decide if they want to register for an eight-week session.

February 28, "Come try it!" Day
3:15-4:00pm, 3-5 year old class
4:00-5:00pm, ages 6+ class

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 Ruth" Schroeder
Upper Elementary (4th-6th Grade)
Teacher


Ruth is originally from Kalida, Ohio.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Reading Education from BGSU.  She received her International Montessori Diploma from the North American Montessori Center in 2006.   She has taught in the upper elementary and lower elementary programs at MSBG since 1993.  She and her husband have three sons and four grandchildren. They are active outdoors and she has keen knowledge of botany and zoology. She states, "My favorite Montessori materials are the grammar symbols and using them to diagram sentences, but I also love the botany nomenclature and the Timeline of Life."


Chess News

2012 Spring Match Schedule
GLCA North Division
 
Friday, March. 2nd      
at Ottawa Hills Elementary School 4:30 PM
                
Friday, March. 9th
at Perrysburg St. Rose 4:30 PM
                
Friday, March. 16th
at the Montessori School of BG 4:30 PM
                
Wednesday, Mar. 21
at Gesu School 4:30 PM
        
Click HERE for the most recent Chess Talk newsletter


Save on Taxes today!

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 the Date!

February 18
Empathy Workshop and Luncheon
February 18
Kids' Gala (3rd-6th grade dance)
February 23-March 29
Parent Talk Class

February 23
Planetarium Field Trip for Kindergarteners
February 25
Annual Gala at Nazareth Hall
February 27-March 5
International Montessori Education Week
**special activities each day
February 28
Jump Rope for the Heart (K-6th grade)
February 28
Curriculum Night
February 28
"Come try it" 
Creative Movement Classes
March 1
Enrollment opens to current families
March 3
Prime Time Reading Night
March 8
Enrollment open to waiting list families
March 9
Teacher Work Day
March 10
Ohio Girls Chess Championships
March 15
Enrollment opens to the public
March 24
GLCA Scholastic Chess Open
April 14
2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships
April 25
Elementary Field Trip to Art Museum
April 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 27
Spring Carnival
May 12
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

A
 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.
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   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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