Montessori has its own vocabulary sometimes..."senstive periods," "three period lesson," "concrete to abstract," "absorbant mind," etc. Here are a few definitions and then a link to read more:
– From birth through approximately age 6, the young child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows her to “absorb” learning from her environment without conscious effort, naturally and spontaneously.
Casa dei Bambini
– In Italian, “Children’s House,” and the name of Dr. Montessori’s first school.
– In many Montessori schools, this is the classroom for children ages 2.5 (or 3) to 6 years; other schools call the classroom for this age group Casa, preschool, or primary school. Some schools use this term to refer to the entire school.
Concrete to abstract
– A logical, developmentally appropriate progression that allows the child to come to an abstract understanding of a concept by first encountering it in a concrete form, such as learning the mathematical concept of the decimal system by working with Golden Beads grouped into units, 10s, 100s, and 1,000s.
CLICK HERE for more Montessori terminology.
Summer Office Hours are:
The PTO introduces MSBG’s Community Closet!
Get ready for another year of growth at MSBG—donate gently used kids’ clothing to our sale!
Step One: Clean out your Closet
We’ll take all sizes and seasons of kids’ clothes from baby up through early teen, including shoes and outerwear; plus books, puzzles, and board games.
Step Two: Fill your Closet
Grab some great deals at the sale, Saturday, August 18, 2012, at MSBG!
Please drop off clean clothes in good condition at MSBG by August 8. The school is open Monday through Wednesday, 9am–2pm. Bring hangers, if you can. Please yoke shoes, mittens, etc., in pairs. If you can sort your donations into our piles, we'll appreciate it!
Donations are tax-deductible. If you have questions, wish to volunteer to help with the sale, or would like someone to come pick up your donation, contact Chelsea Cloeter at 262-527-6491
. Thanks for donating!
MSBG wishes to express our deepest condolences to Wendell, Stephanee, and Dawson Wohler. Stephanee is our school librarian and Dawson just graduated sixth grade from MSBG. Stephanee's mother passed away last week.
Orientation packets were sent this week to all current families. Please call or email with any questions. We are so excited for school to start!
GL Scrip Summer News
GL Scrip offers a service called ScripNow! that delivers an electronic gift card directly to your e-mail account within minutes of ordering. This service is available at any time, 24 hours a day throughout the school year and the summer. You will receive the same rebate credit for these orders as you do for physical cards. Many cards have recently been added to the ScripNow! service. Below is a summary of the major cards that are available using ScripNow!
Barnes & Noble 9%
Bass Pro Shops 12%
Bath and Body Works 13%
Buffalo Wild Wings 8%
Build A Bear Workshop 8%
Cheesecake Factory 5%
The Container Store 9%
Dell Computer 6%
Domino’s Pizza 8%
Home Depot 4%
Hyatt Hotels 9%
L.L. Bean 17%
Lands End 18%
The Limited 9%
Macaroni Grill 11%
Old Navy 14%
T.G.I. Fridays 9%
Contact Alisa Suelzer at Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com
if you have any questions or need further instructions to sign up for GL Scrip. It is a great way to earn free tuition money year round!
Enroll with Kroger Rewards!
The Kroger Community Rewards program year runs from May to May. Kroger has a designated pool of money that is given each quarter to those that are enrolled and this is credited directly as a tuition rebate. 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 – enroll today!!!
Instructions to 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.
Welcome "Miss Meg"
"Miss Meg" Vostal is our newest staff member. She will be working a few hours a week assisting with all the wonderful events that our school hosts and all the community events in which we are involved. She will assist in serving as a liasion between the school and the parent community and helping bring new opportunities to MSBG. Meg is a familiar face at MSBG since she is a school parent; her son Charlie is a student in the West classroom.
Meg is a doctoral student in Leadership Studies at BGSU. Formerly a teacher and guidance counselor, Meg was most recently the Co-Director of the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University, a professional development program for K-12 teachers. She is originally from Cincinnati. Meg states, "I love the way in which teachers at MSBG attend to each student’s individual needs and potential for growth."
MSBG has the following positions avaiable.
This individual will provide direct instruction to students grades 3-6 in the area of technology, support the staff with technology instruction, and provide basic IT support for the school. This is a four-hour per week position. The mimimum qualification is a bachelor's degree and experience teaching innovative and engaging technology applications.
One AA will work from 8am-12:30pm, the other AA will work from 12:00-4:30pm M-F. These individuals will ensure all general office procedures are followed, including all students and personnel records. These individuals will provide support to staff and parents. The minimum qualification is a high school diploma.
These individuals work under the direction and care of another teacher as they assist with all the duties of the school day. The minimum qualification is a high school diploma.
The following position are anticipated openings:
This individual is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all services for students with special needs. This individual provides direct support to students as well provides support to faculty/staff and parents. This position requires an Intervention Specialist state license.
This individual manages all the human resources and finance accounting for the school. This position requires accounting experience.
To apply for any of these positions, please complete the employment application available on our website or CLICK HERE
. All applicants will undergo the hiring and training process as well as all background checks and screenings.
Do you have something to list in Friday Features? Please email Jess (Jessica@MontessoriSchoolBG.org
) by Wednesdays at 4:00pm. We love to stay connected.
Orientation Packets Mailed to Current Families
Early Childhood Parent Orientation
Teacher Training and Work Days
Community Closet: Used Clothing Sale
Early Childhood Student Orientation (Extended Care Available)
First Day of School for Elementary Students
First Day of Cross Country Practice
First Day of Chess Club
Boy Scout Recruitment Meeting
PTO Meet and Greet at the City Park
A full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Developmental Soccer League registration is now open. CLICK HERE
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.
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.
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!