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Montessori Moment
Spring Carnival is TONIGHT!
Come out and celebrate long days and sunshine, with games, nature hikes, and even a maypole dance. Dinner will be provided by the generous Myles family, with sandwiches, pizza, and bakery treats, for a suggested donation of just $5 per family. Otherwise the event is free. Come out from 6:00-8:00 tonight and think SPRING!
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Calendar

Saturday, May 4

National Join Hands Day
Help us get starting planting our MSBG garden!
10:30-11:30 with pizza lunch afterward.
Thank you the BG Arbor Troop for donating $500 of materials and coming to help us!

Monday, May 6
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 7
Parent Chat, 8:45am
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
NO Al Mar Bowling- CLOSED because of Election Day
Creative Movement, 3:15pm, Room 201
Track and Field, 3:15pm

Wednesday, May 8
Fourth/Fifth Grade Farm Tour
Community Music Classes, 9:15 & 10:30am

Thursday, May 9
Karate Lil' Dragons, 3:15-4pm
Creative Movement, 3:15, Room 201

Friday, May 10
Peace PALS: Planning a Garden
Karate for Youth, 3:15-4:00pm, Oberheu 
Track and Field, 3:30-4:30, BGSU Track

Saturday, May 11
WBGU-PBS Kids' Extravaganza, 10am-2pm
MSBG Faculty will be there with hands-on fun!
CLICK HERE for more information.

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

We have 7th Grade!

Well, it's official! We have a seventh grade starting this all!  We're so excited for this endeavor. The 7th and 8th grade years encompass a time of rapid growth and change in the early adolescent. In response to the developmental needs of this age group, The Montessori School of BG Middle School Curriculum is adapted from the research of Elisabeth Coe, PhD in Development Psychology, the writing of Dr. Maria Montessori, and current learning theory. The National and Ohio model for courses of study were developed into a holistic, developmentally-appropriate program.
 
The program seeks to empower adolescents by encouraging both individual responsibility and cooperative skills.
 

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.

Jump Rope for Heart
Results: $608 raised
Proceeds go to funding research as well as educational and advocacy programs for the American Heart Association. Thank you!

Summer News

Among other events this summer, mark your calendar for:

Outdoor Summer Meet-Ups (Playdates)
Parents and students are invited to meet up at MSBG each Tuesday for play and a picnic lunch. Older kids will enjoy games like Swedish and four square while younger ones can play on the playground. All kids can explore the nature trail, water the garden, and even harvest produce as it ripens!
Age range: EC, Lower, Upper
Dates: Tuesdays
Times: 10:00-12:00
Fee: FREE
Parents must accompany kids
Location: MSBG

Chess Camp
Daily sessions begin with chess puzzles designed to peak student interest and transition into the lesson of the day. Students are taught tactics and strategies for openings, mid-games and the endgame that give them the advantage.
 
Camp staff provides snacks and beverage to students mid-morning and students are encouraged to stretch their legs on our playground, soccer field or try their hand on the
chess camp’s Giant Chess Set!
 
Age range:K-8
Dates: June 17-21
Times: 9:00-12:00
Fee: $75
Instructors: Jim Van Vorhis, Erick Horn, and Josh Bittner
Location: MSBG

Family Music
Musikgarten Mixed-Aged Family Class
Age range: Birth-5
Dates: Mondays (6/10, 6/17, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22)
Times: 6:15-6:45
OR
Dates: Tuesdays (6/11, 6/18, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23)
Times: 9:15-9:55
Fee: $55
Instructors: Susan West
Location: MSBG

Enrichment
Students of all ages and abilities will benefit from personalized time with a Montessori-trained teacher during the summer months. Your child can work to improve math,language, and/or fine motor skills while staying connected to school and maintaining the progress he or she has made during the year.
Age range: EC, Lower, Upper
Dates: By appointment
Times: One-hour sessions
Fee: $20 per session
Location: MSBG
 

Remember to save your used fall/winter children's clothing to contribute to Community Closet at the end of this summer! Contact Chelsea Cloeter with any questions: cdcloeter@me.com. Thanks!
 

Miss Susan: Singing Games

Singing Games are a delightful way for you and your child to make music with your class-mates.  They are a joyous way to experience melody, rhythm, and form (the organization of the music).  Many singing games take on the shape of a circle, providing both you and your child the sense of community and energy that comes from being part of a group.  Also, because circle dances are part of our history, both our collective history as a culture and many of our personal or family histories.  When we engage in circle dances with our children we are passing down a treasured tradition from one generation to another.  In our classes we've been working on The Mulberry Bush as our most recent singing game.

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Save the Date
May 4
National Join Hands Day
(Join us as we plant the garden!)

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
The Bowling Green Swim Club is having a Casino Night fundraiser on May 10. 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.

Summer Musikgarten Classes. 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.


News
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:


Stephanee Wohler as she recovers from surgery.

Thank you to Beth Jones who has been volunteering for her in the library.

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



Rentals

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 
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!
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.
News
Please enroll (or reenroll) your Kroger Plus cards.

It is very simple to enroll – just login to your Kroger Plus account
www.
krogercommunityrewards.com
 
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
Alisa.Suelzer@gmail.com.
Notes
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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