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Montessori Moment
“There are some things money can’t buy.” In my opinion, this school is one of those things.

“Actions speak louder than words.” Please read more below.

Perhaps the most convincing testimonial I can offer about the quality of our MSBG’s education is that I transferred my son back to MSBG in February 2013 in the middle of 4th grade after he went to another private school I assumed I would send him through 12th grade. Because I am legally obligated by a contract to pay for the entire year at the other school, I am now paying for both schools. I decided it was worth the financial cost to switch him back to MSBG. 

He had happily attended MSBG from age 3 ½ to the end of 3rd grade, but I decided to try to make the transition at 4th grade to expose him to a larger social environment. Much to my shock, I realized by January of this year that he was making very little or no progress in math, reading, writing, or science at his new school. He was having a good time socially and well behaved, but he was clearly not challenged intellectually. In addition, his teachers appeared to have little understanding of who he is or what he is capable of doing academically. 

By contrast, the MSBG teachers love him as an individual and facilitate his growth as a whole person. He is once again thriving at every level - socially, intellectually, morally, and emotionally. This is despite, or perhaps because of, the very low teacher to student ratio at MSBG, which allows for a very individualized approach to meet his needs. He is essentially being “home-schooled,” but he is surrounded by peers and adults who have the time and flexibility to build personal relationships with one another, and genuinely understand and care about each other. When I asked him today how he felt about being back at MSBG after three months he said “I feel like I have woken up mentally again.” I could not agree more.

I had my son do a shadow day at MSBG in early February to see if we were merely being sentimental or nostalgic about our prior MSBG experience. The first thing he said in an excited tone of voice when I picked him up was “Mommy, now the weekdays will feel like the weekends again!” referred to his assumption that I would have him return to MSBG. In his and my opinion, instilling “a love of learning” and fostering “the ability to think deeply” are not empty marketing slogans at MSBG.

As a child\family clinical psychologist and a single mother by choice who has been a solo parent since conception, I know all too well that “it takes a village” to raise a healthy and happy child. I am profoundly grateful to all of the people in the Bowling Green community who have helped to build and sustain this gem of a school in semi-rural Ohio over the past 33 years. The relationships between the people who make this school work - between the board, administration, teachers, students, parents, alumni, and donors - are priceless. Thank you all for being here.

If you would like to talk to me personally about MSBG rather than just read something posted to the web, feel free to contact me, Annette Mahoney, at AnnetteMah55@gmail.com
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Saturday, May 11
WBGU-PBS Kids' Extravaganza, 10am-2pm
MSBG Faculty will be there with hands-on fun!
CLICK HERE for more information.

Monday, May 13

Spirit Wear Order Form is Due
GL Scrip Orders Due, 8:30am
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Community Toddler Music Class, 6pm
Daisy Girl Scout Troop, 6:30pm
PTO Meeting, 7pm

Tuesday, May 14
Parent Chat, 8:45am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Al Mar Bowling, 3:15
Creative Movement, 3:15pm, Room 201
Track and Field, 3:15pm

Wednesday, May 15
Community Music Classes, 9:15 & 10:30am

Thursday, May 16
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15, Room 201

Friday, May 17
Spring Arts and Music Program
9am Early Childhood Performance
9:30 Elementary Performance
10am Band Performance
Kindergarten Field Trip, 12:45-3pm
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30, BGSU Track

full calendar is available online:
Read the Upper Elementary Blog

MSBG Wins Another Award!

Montessori School of Bowling Green was honored this week with an "Eco School Award" from the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment. This recognized our work on our Nature Trail and Land Lab. Congrats to our community for this!

New Staff

Lisa Larsen is our new Intervention Specialist for the fall! Lisa holds a bachelor of science is psychology and is currently completing her masters of education in intervention services. Lisa has a great deal of experience working with children in both service and teaching capacities. She is also a school mom with a child in the West classroom. Welcome, Lisa! We're glad to have you on our team.

Spirit Wear

A final order of Spirit Wear is going in before the end of school.  CLICK HERE for the proofs.  CLICK HERE for the order form. These will also be going home in cubbies/mailboxes.

Summer News

Click HERE for the Summer 2013 brochure.

Each Tuesday, we will have Family Meet Ups (playdates) on our grounds.

Chess Camp will also take place June 17-21.
Click HERE for the Information Flyer.
Click HERE for the Placement Form.
Click HERE for the Registration Form.

Lego Camps
Jr Engineering, 1st-3rd Grade, August 5-9, 9-12noon
(We apologize for the time error on the flyer that was sent home.)
CLICK HERE for the (corrected) Registration form.
Elementary Engineering, 4th-8th Grade, August 5-9, 1-4pm
CLICK HERE for the Registration Form.

Miss Susan's Musikgarten classes are available this summer for children birth-age six. CLICK HERE to register.

Jedi Camp
Woodland Mall
Chris Miller (Hiryuu School of Martial Arts)
CLICK HERE for the Registration Form

6th Grade Trip

All the 6th graders picked possible trips for the Capstone Field Trip and they came up with 20 ideas. They each researched 5 of them and reported on their top choices and bottom choices and why that made their choice. After many discussions, it was agreed that they would go to Put-in-Bay on Friday, May 31. They will embark on a historical tour with stops at Perry's cave, the Butterfly House and Putt Putt. The students fundraised $228.06 (THANK YOU to all who purchased bake sale items), researched the learning concepts involved in the trip and budgeted for the trip. 

PTO Update

PTO would like to thank all the families that attended the Spring Carnival! A special thank you to the
Myles Family for their generous donation of dinner and desserts, all the wonderful volunteers and to
Miss Cinda from BG Parks and Recreation for our guided scavenger hunt on the MSBG trail! What a
great evening!
The final PTO meeting will be held this Monday, May 13 at 7:00pm. All parents are encouraged to join
us as we review the year’s events, meet our new leaders and discuss the future vision of PTO. If you
have any ideas or feedback for next year, come share them! We hope to see you there!

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Save the Date
May 11
WBGU Kids' Extravaganza

May 17
Arts and Music Program

May 27
Memorial Day: No School

May 31
6th Grade Trip to Put-in-Bay

June 4 
Last Regular Day of School

June 5
Kindergarten Breakfast
Field Day & Family Picnic
Teacher Work Day

June 21 
MSBG hosting Lunch in the Park

July 30 
MSBG at the BG Chamber Day at the Wood County Fair

A full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
3,200 sq ft Executive “Retreat” House is available for rent academic year 13-14.
Click HERE for more information.

BG Parks and Rec has Lacrosse Skills Clinics. Click HERE for more information.

Summer Registration begins May 6 for Bowling Green Residents & May 20 for Non-Residents for BG Parks and Rec Programs

Day Camps

Nature Camps

Safety Town

Sports Camps

Swim Lessons

BGSU Summer Camps:
Click HERE for more information.

The Wood County Historical Museum has many upcoming events.
Click HERE for more information.

Wood County District Public Library has some great events, activities and programs.
Click HERE for more information.

Project H.O.P.E. has Summer Horse Camps. Click HERE for more information.
Each week, the classroom all update their news page on our website for your enjoyment.

East  Classroom
West Classroom
Lower Elementary Classroom
Upper Elementary Classroom

The Spring/Summer online Montessori Circle is now published. CLICK HERE to view!
Parent Chat

Join Miss Sue on Tuesdays at 8:45am in the foyer to chat!

Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:

All our friends and families.
-Kindergarten students

Do you have a happy thought? Please share it with us today.


Things to keep in mind...Another benefit of being part of the MSBG school community is the option to rent our facility. 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 
GL Scrip
Every week our school places an order for gift cards (actual cards and many online code options) 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 
to check out all that is available.  Send an e-mail to 
if you would like to have detailed registration instructions sent to you.  Earning free money has never been easier!

for the instruction sheet for Kroger Reward and GL Scrip. Earn FREE MONEY today!
Board Nominations
We are currently seeking recommendations for potential new members of our MSBG Board of Directors. Parents and friends of MSBG are very helpful in reaching out to potential volunteers so we are seeking your recommendations. Generally we are looking for individuals who are involved in the community or who have experience with nonprofits. We are especially looking for someone with fundraising and development expertise. Mostly we want individuals who will be passionate about MSBG! Please let us know of any individuals in the Bowling Green area who you would recommend. They do not have to be directly connected to MSBG. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Click HERE for the printable form. Click HERE for the online submission form.
Please enroll (or reenroll) your Kroger Plus cards.

It is very simple to enroll – just login to your Kroger Plus account
or www.kroger.com and click Community),
and make sure that MSBG is selected as your non-profit of choice.  If you have any problems with enrollment, please contact Alisa Suelzer at
Vending Machine
Did you know? A portion of the proceeds from the 7up vending machine located by the head of the Slippery Elm Trail benefits MSBG!

Foyer Coffee
Join us for coffee everyday in the foyer and muffins on Friday; a service-learning opportunity provided by our Upper Elementary students! 

Easy Ways to Help our School!
We collect BOX TOPS and JUICE BOX pouches to raise money for special activities.  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!

Kroger Community Rewards
 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).  The money benefits programming, scholarships and purchase of materials.

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