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Montessori Moment: Alumni Spotlight

Brett Bushong is a member of the National Honor Society, a scholar and varsity athlete for four years, and swim team captain for two years. He has been on the honor roll every year of middle and high school and he is on track to receive a honors diploma when he graduates high school this spring with a 4.1 grade point average.

Brett states, "I felt that the work and help that I got in Montessori made me very prepared for anything that junior high and high school throw at me. I am confident that Montessori has given me the skills necessary to be prepared for life to come." He also remembers lunch time at Montessori. "I remember the chores we had to do such as cleaning the tables or trash pick up. I remember always yelling "trash!" along with everyone else so that the person on trash duty would do their job so we could go to recess." The practical life, social, and strong academic skills will take Brett far in his life. Congratulations to him on all his accomplishments.

Brett attended the Montessori School of Bowling Green from age three through the sixth grade.

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Calendar


Saturday, April 14 is Mulch Day

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

The Chess Players are also competing tomorrow in the 2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships. Best of luck to them!

Monday, April 16
Gl Scrip Orders due, 8:30am 
Fire Prevention Assembly, Grades K-4, 8:45am
Lil' Dragons Karate, 3:15-3:45pm
Track and Field, 3:15-4:15pm
Educational Outcomes Mtg, 3:30pm
Educationa Nature Mtg, 5:30pm
Daisy Scout Meeting, 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 17
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
Wolf and Tiger Den Meeting, 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 18
Miss Sue's Parent Chat, 8:45am, Foyer

Thursday, April 19
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


BG COMMUNITY EARTH DAY, 4:00pm, East Lawn
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 4pm. Mayor Edwards and investors from the Chamber of Commerce will be here for our celebration!
Tree Planting at 4:30pm with Gene Klotz from Klotz Floral
There will be Nature Walks with BG Parks and Rec, Storytime with WCDPL, demonstration of bee pollination by Schooner Farms, art activities and much more!
Special thanks to Lara Lengel's Environmental Communications BGSU class for all their help with this project.
Last year we had over 100 people in attendance; let's make this year even bigger!
Please come celebrate the new Nature Trail and invite all your friends!




Friday, April 20

OPEN HOUSE, 8:30am-4:30pm
Invite your friends! If you refer a family who enrolls, you can save $100 off your child's tuition!









Book Buddies, K-6, 9:00am
Track and Field, 3:15-4:15pm
Karate for Youth, 
3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 

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

Congratulations
MSBG Writers!

The Montessori School of BG is pleased to announce that we have eight winners in the Women's Club of Bowling Green Creative Writing Contest!

First Grade:
Albert Yang, 2nd Place, Poetry

Second Grade:
Isabelle Broman, 1st Place, Prose
Yeowoon Jung, 1st Place, Prose

Third Grade:
Justin Espen, Honorable Mention, Prose

Fifth Grade:
Alexa Whyte, 1st Place, Poetry

Sixth Grade:
Rona Mejiritski, 2nd Place, Poetry
Dawson Wohler, 3rd Place, Prose
Jared Bechstein, 3rd Place, Poetry

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up April 24-27. It's open to the public and will have a wide array of brand new books. Can you help volunteer? Click HERE to choose a convenient time! Click HERE for more information.

 

Grandparents/Special Adults' Week
Calling all grandparents and special adults!  Your grandchildren would love to have you spend some time with them in the classroom.  Please see the sign-up sheets located in the foyer.  If you have questions, please email or speak with the classroom teachers or the office.  Time slots are available in one-hour increments in order to accomodate all the grandparents but you may sign up for more time slots if the schedule allots.  If you are interested in visiting during one of the enrichment programming time (Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Art, Band), please check with the classroom teachers for the schedule. We're so looking forward to our special visitors week! All sign up sheets are in the foyer on the white board.

 


 


 

Earth Day

Come one, come all and celebrate Earth Day!  This year's theme is BEE POLLINATION! Schooner Farms is bringing an observation bee hive and Janet from the WCDPL will be reading, "Are you a bee?" Corresponding art activities, a tree planting, and nature walks will all be options for people of all ages.
This event is rain or shine.
Presented by: BG Parks and Recreation, Klotz Flower Farm, Montessori School of BG, Schooner Farms, Wood County District Public Library and the Wood Soil & Water Conservation District. 

It’s Kroger

Re-Enrollment
Time!

 
For all of you that receive tuition rebates through your Kroger Plus card, please note that you must RE-ENROLL each card during the month of April in order to continue benefits without interruption for the coming year.  The Kroger Community Rewards program year runs from May to May.  At the end of each year, Kroger requires that each Kroger Plus member re-establish their link to MSBG or benefits will no longer be paid.  Kroger has a designated pool of money that is given each quarter to those that are enrolled.  Because it takes many members awhile to login and re-enroll, it really benefits you to login right away and receive benefits in the 1st quarter.  The 1st quarter has historically been the largest payout per participant.  So don’t delay – re-enroll today!!!
 
Instructions to re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card:
1.        Go to www.kroger.com
2.       Click the sign in button on the banner near the top of the screen and enter login info
3.       Click on My Account
4.       Click on Community Rewards and select “Edit Community Rewards Information”
5.       For the 1st option, type in “80235” and hit “Search”
6.       For the 2nd item, select “Montessori School of Bowling Green”
7.       Save the changes at the bottom
8.       Enjoy your tuition rebates for another year!
 
If you have any questions, contact Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com.  Also please let Alisa know if you register any new cards so that she is sure to credit your account for the rebates received.
 

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.  

Staff Spotlight

Holly Smith
Early Childhood 

Holly is as an Education Aide in both the East and West classrooms.  Holly holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and is licensed in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3).  She and her husband live in the Bowling Green community and have a young daughter who will be a student at MSBG in the fall 2012.

Montessori PTO

Interested in getting more involved with the Montessori PTO?
The 2012-2013 PTO officer nominations
will run Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 27th. A table will be located in the foyer for you to fill out a slip. You may either nominate yourself or a friend (with their permission) for any of the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer. If you would like additional information about any of these positions, or have any questions, please contact Kate Balusik.  
 
Also, the Spring Fundraiser items will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, April 17th! All items will be handed out in the foyer, please take a moment to pick-up your order. Thank you again for making this fundraiser such a huge success – our total profit was $2,057.42!
 

What's New in the Library?

Our library has expanded to include a new section: Videos and DVDs! All titles are family friendly and include the entire "Land before Time" series and many Disney selections. The items may be checked out for a two week period.

To continue to grow this section, we would love donations of any family friendly movies (G-PG) that your child may have outgrown or no longer watches. If you are cleaning out your media cabinet, please consider sharing your appropriate movies with us!

This new section is intended to bring children of all ages into the library, expand our offerings of media and help our library stay current in all areas.

Come in and check it out; we have over 30 titles available.

 

April 14
2012 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships
"Mulching our new Trail" Morning, 9am-12pm
April 16-20
ERB Testing: 3rd and 6th year students
April 19
Bowling Green Community Earth Day @ MSBG, 4pm
April 25
Elementary Field Trip to Art Museum
April 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 24-27
Scholastic Book Fair
April 27
Spring Carnival
May 3
Kindergarten Field Trip to the Nature Preserve 
May 4
Registration Packets Due to Office
May 11
Spring Arts and Music Program 
May 14
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

A
 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

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation

Children's Place WCDPL

FREE speech, language and hearing screenings to the public  

String Fling at BGSU 

Wood County District Public Library
 
 

Save Money

We have some amazing ways to save on tuition with Kroger and GL Scrip.

GL Scrip!
 

Every week our school places an order for gift cards. Each purchase earns a tuition rebate. 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!

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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