Weekly pertinent information about our calendar and events for our valued MSBG families and supporters. Text here will show in the preview area of some email clients.

Montessori Moment: 

3rd Annual MSBG Cross Country Invitational

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed this fabulous event. We probably had close to 1,000 people on our grounds! Special thanks to Miss Megan, Miss Meg, the PTO and all who helped make it a great success!

We still have a few very yummy sack lunches available for the bargain price of $3. It contains: a turkey sub sandwich, carrots, a gogurt and a water bottle. They are in the foyer refrigerator. Help yourself for tomorrow's lunch or dinner!

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Monday, September 24, 2012
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Cross Country Practice, 3:15-4:30pm
Board Meeting, 6:00pm, Room 201

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Game Night planning meeting, all welcome!, 8:45am (after drop off), Foyer
Creative Movement and Ballet, Ages 3-5, 3:15-4:00, Room 201
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Cross Country Practice, 3:15-4:30pm
Pack Meeting, 6:30pm

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PTO Fall Fundraiser Ends: All Orders Due to the Office
5th Great Elementary Lesson, 9am
Chess Club Beginners, 4:00-4:30pm, Room 201
Chess Club Advanced, 4:45-5:45pm, Room 201

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu
Cross Country Practice, 3:15-4:30pm
Creative Movement and Ballet, Ages 6-8, 3:15-4:15pm, Room 201

Friday, September 28, 2012

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

Cross Country Practice, 3:15-4:30pm

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

International Day of Peace

What a fun day! MSBG strives to perpetuate peace in the world through learning to respect emotions, prevent and resolve conflicts, and learn to respect the environment, both indoors and out.

Alumni Success!

Congrats to MSBG Alumnus, Vitto Brown. He has committed to playing college basketball for the University of Wisconsin.  We remember when he wore a size 12 shoe in the fourth grade. :) CLICK HERE to read an article about him.

Congrats also to MSBG Alumni, Erin Peterson and Erica Rybak, as they finish out a great golf season of their senior year! Our own Miss Paige is their coach. CLICK HERE to read an article about them. 

School Picture Day

This upcoming Tuesday is School Picture Day! Your child received information this week on ordering and pricing. Please complete the sheets and give them to either the office or your child's teachers. Please write your child's name on the outside of the envelop. We're excited to have Sherry Couch as our photographer this year. She is an independent photographer who specializes in school photos. She has taken pictures at other Montessori schools and came highly recommended. CLICK HERE for the pricing sheet. CLICK HERE for more information.

What is Peace PALS anyway?

The PEACE PAL program is a K-6 community get-together that is held twice a month on Friday mornings. Each group of PALs has a mixture of students from each grade level. The students in the upper grades act as peer leaders and advisers for their group of six to seven students. 
PEACE PALs is an acronym that stands for Promoting Excellence and Character Education through Peer Advising Leaders. Group leaders meet with teacher advisers who present topics and help the leaders brainstorm ways to teach that concept. Concepts deal with core ethical values such as fairness, honesty, compassion, responsibility, and respect for self and others.
Kindergarten teacher Cindy Brechmacher stated, "One amazing aspect of this program is that the same PALS are together throughout their years at MSBG so that the younger students in the group know that someday they will be the leaders."
Students use a variety of techniques including written expression, role-playing, graphing, scripts and technology to explore the ways in which they can learn effective communication and critical thinking skills.
Deb Reddin, who teaches grades 4-6, stated, "The goal of this program is to prepare our students to be citizens of the world. It offers a tangible way for students to learn."

Cross Country News

The cross country team traveled to Bettsville this past Saturday and competed in the Lakota Invitational.  It was a beautiful day for running!  Eleven schools participated in this race.
Our 3rd year students ran 1/2 mile.  Coming in first for the Mustangs and 29th overall out of 118 runners was Isabelle Broman in a time of 3:43.  In second place for our team was Zach Cesarini.  Zach finished in a time of 3:55 and Maddie Cleland finished in a time of 4:22.  
Our 4th-6th year students ran 1 mile.  Alexa Whyte led the Mustangs pack and finished 35th overall out of 139 runners in a time of 7:20.  Our next finisher was J.J. Poiry.  J.J. finished 64th overall in a time of 7:56.  Other runners included Laney VanderHart (8:30), Lily Martin-Williams (10:24), Sean Bixler (11:00), and Mary Grace Korducki (12:18).  

Sending Happy Thoughts

Please keep Nikhila (a kindergartner in the West classroom) and her family in your thoughts. They had to travel unexpectedly to India to care for an ill family member. They will return in a few weeks.

Kroger Community Rewards

The most recent dispursement from Kroger has arrived and has been credited to families' FACTS accounts. We have recently been informed by Kroger that there may be some changes with their policies on this money. We will keep you informed as we learn the details.

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).  

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!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet for Kroger Reward and GL Scrip. Earn FREE MONEY today!

Parent Talk-

Sign up today!

October 4-November 8
Come learn the 10 Best and the 10 Worst things you can say to your child.

Parent Talk System Features:
  • Practical and motivational: Participants get inspiration as well as concrete ideas to use immediately.
  • Research-based: All Parent Talk System seminars are based on solid educational research.
  • Skill oriented: Each session delivers skills to participants so they can in turn teach skills to their children.
  • Keyed to implementation: Designed to prepare participants to immediately implement the strategies presented.
Spaces are limited! Click HERE for the registration form.

Thank you!

MSBG wishes to extend our appreciation to school grandparent, Jan Hover. She donated new lego figures and green platforms to the extended care room. They are so much fun!


A HUGE thank you to all the families who donated baked goods for the 3rd Annual MSBG Cross Country Invitational held last night! It was a wonderful turnout! We truly appreciate the time and effort given by the parents who helped with set up, during and clean up!
Also, please remember this is the final weekend to ask friends, family and neighbors to support our FALL FUNDRAISER! Orders are due next Wednesday, September 26th. **PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds from this fundraiser will be ear-marked for repairs and additions to the elementary playground!** 
CLICK HERE to read the most recent PTO minutes.

September 25
School Picture Day

October 5 (please note new date)
Family Game Night

October 18
Max and Erma's MSBG Fundraiser

CLICK HERE for the Coupon
Fundraiser is all day, lunch and dinner

October 24

Faculty Work Day

October 26
Fall Harvest Party

October 29-31
Upper Elementary Camp

November 1-2
Conference Days
No School; Extended Care Available

December 11-14
Scholastic Book Fair

December 14
Movie Night

February 23
Montessori Gala at Nazareth Hall

May 3
Spring Carnival

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.

Community Events

Horizon Youth Theatre presents

"Tales from five continents" September 27-29 at the BG Performing Arts Center (between the middle school and high school). The cast includes MSBG alumnae Lily Krueger and Claire Wells-Jensen. Tickets are available now at Grounds for Thought.   CLICK HERE for the 'Tales from five continents" flyer.

La Boheme, Toledo Opera

Mark your calendars to see school parent, Sujin Lee Mathey, in the Toledo Opera's La Boheme October 5-7. Click HERE for more information.


Leopold Education Project Seminar: CLICK HERE to learn more about sustainable agriculture.

New York Life is hosting a Tax Diversification seminar. CLICK HERE for more information.

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation has many new fall programs. CLICK HERE for more information.

The Wood County Historical Society has many upcoming events. CLICK HERE for their newsletter.

The Movementality Yoga Studio has some great opportunities. 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:
Puppet Pals
Paws for Reading

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.   


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 7up 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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