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

Montessori Moment 

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 30
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Beginning Chess, 3:15-4:15pm, Room 201
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-3:45pm, Oberheu

Tuesday, January 31
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Wednesday, February 1
Miss Sue's Parent Chat (Topic: Advantages to the Kindergarten Year), 8:45am, Foyer
 Intermediate Chess, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 201

Thursday, February 2

Who do you know that would like to come see our beautiful school?

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, February 3
Peace PALs, (Topic: What to do when you are left out), 9:00am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu

Saturday, February 4
CAHS Chess Challenge


Open House

6 weeks left of winter?
6 week until enrollment!
Thursday, February 2 is our Groundhog Day Open House!
CLICK HERE for the flyer to invite people you know or to hang in your workplace.

Chess Updates

2012 Brain Freeze Results
Four Montessori students joined forces with fellow members of the Great Lakes Chess Association last Saturday when they traveled to Columbus to compete at the 2012 Brain Freeze Chess Tournament.  The tournament allowed "club play", which means players from different schools could come together to form a single team.  Normally teams are limited to a player's school.  

Playing for GLCA Elementary K-6 Team were Montessori students Jeremy Mahoney and Jared Bechstein.  Also playing on the GLCA team was former Montessori student Thomas Chang who now lives in Pittsburgh. The team of Bechstein, Mahoney and Chang combined their efforts to win 2nd Place in a tough section.  
In the Unrated K-3 Section it was Yeowoon and Jaewoon Jung joined by their former teammate Anne Chang to take 4th place among teams.  Yeowoon led her team with 3 out of 5 points, while brother Jaewoon scored 2.5 points.
Thomas Chang and his sister Anne moved with their parents from BG in October to SW Pennsylvania when their father landed a new job.  During the reunion, Thomas and Anne said they missed their friends and teachers at the Montessori.  When asked about their new school, both agreed it was "ok".  Then Anne quickly turned to a friend and added "It doesn't even have a chess club!  Can you believe that?!"

2nd Annual Valentine’s Treat Sale

Support the MSBG staff development fund by purchasing delicious treats for your whole family! Only $10 for one dozen heart shaped, frosted sugar cookies or one dozen valentine themed vanilla cupcakes. $4 from each dozen sold (up to $300 or 75 dozen) goes straight into the MSBG staff development fund. Orders will be accepted through Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. Checks are payable to Alexia Coffman or Love & Confection. CLICK HERE for the order form.

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!

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 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.

Staff Spotlight

"Miss Liz" Resler:
Lower Elementary Teacher

Liz is originally from Port Clinton, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is licensed in Elementary Education.  She also has her Montessori certification for 6-9 year olds and has taught at MSBG for eighteen years. She has served as an instructor and a consultant for prospective Montessori teachers and BGSU student teachers.  She and her husband have lived in Bowling Green for the past 21 years and they have an 18 year old son, Zachary, who is an alumnus of MSBG.    Liz states, "My favorite Montessori material is the test tube division.  Every year when the 'new' students enter the lower elementary classroom they are instantly drawn to this material.  I remember being the same way when I walked into the Montessori classroom years ago. It is a wonderful hands-on method of learning division!"


Join us for an Innovative Workshop and Luncheon

Topic: Fostering the important skill of EMPATHY in children
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11am-1pm
Where: The Montessori School of Bowling Green, 515 sand Ridge Road
Cost: $3
This workshop, designed for educators and parents, 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.
After the workshop, Myles Baker Street is providing a wonderful lunch and dessert.
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. She is presenting this workshop at a national conference in March.
The workshop and luncheon are open to the public; please RSVP to the event to msbg@montessorischoolbg.org or call the school office (419) 352-4203.

Save the Date!

February 2
Open House, 8:30am-4:30pm
February 4

CAHS Chess Challenge 
February 15
Bake Sale in Foyer for 6th Grade Trip
February 18
Empathy Workshop and Luncheon
February 18
Kids' Gala (3rd-6th grade dance)
February 23-March 29
Parent Talk Class

February 25
Annual Gala at Nazareth Hall
February 27-March 5
International Montessori Education Week
**special acitivies each day
February 28
Curriculum Night
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 23-27
Grandparents' Week
April 27
Spring Carnival
May 12
6th Grade Trip: Seneca Caverns

 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 
RecWell at BGSU
Winter Youth Sports Programs
Wood County District Public Library
Wood County Historical Museum 
Youth Curling (ages 10+)

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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