Daily Schedule

8:25-10:25: Greetings inside the classroom & Individual & Group Work Time

10:25-10:45: Circle Time and transition to Outside play time

10:45-11:25: Outside Time & Dismissal from the playground


Catalpa Documents
 TitleModified Date
Catalpa Orientation Handout7/23/2018
Parent Handbook5/21/2018
ADP Orientation8/2/2018
Catalpa Class List7/26/2018
Catalpa Class Announcements
Welcome! - Thursday, July 26, 2018

I am Somdatta and my son is a MSGL alumnus. He was in the Catalpa room from 2007-2009. So my journey with MSGL began in 2007 first as a volunteer, then as a substitute teacher and then an assistant teacher. I went for Montessori training at Seton Montessori Institute in Chicago in 2011 and became a certified Montessori teacher in 2012. I then became a lead teacher. I have been a part of this beautiful community for 11 years and am so excited to be sharing this journey with you this year. 

Ginette grew up in The Netherlands. She and her husband moved to West Lafayette in 2003. Their two daughters are both MSGL alumni. She served as a Board member for two years, but learned that she enjoyed working in the classroom more. She became a substitute teacher and then an assistant teacher. She completed her paraprofessional training in Indy this summer.

Our heartiest welcome to all the new and returning families. We are looking forward to meeting all of you next week and getting to know and work with your beautiful children! Thank you all! 

From the Office
Kroger Cares - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Our Pay Less number has changed, so when you sign up for Kroger Cares please use - AX108 . Directions on how to sign-up to support MSGL are in the comments.

Thank you to all the families who are currently supporting MSGL this last quarter we earned $386.97. Please sign up to help us reach our goal of $450 a quarter.


How to Sign up for Kroger Cares

Register online at

Sign In or create an account
- If you don’t already have an account, follow the directions to create one.
- If you use your phone number when you check out and don’t know your card number, call 800-576-4377 to get your Payless/Kroger Plus card number. 
- Click on Welcome Valued Customer and select My Account
- Go to Community Reward and click Edit
- Enter our enrollment number AX108
- Click on Montessori Parents Inc. #AX108 (This is our Non-Profit 
Corporation name)
- Select Enroll.

Now you are signed up and for one year, your purchases will generate income for MSGL at no extra cost to you!

Please make a note to sign up again next year at this time; enrollment lasts only one year. 

You will know you are enrolled the next time you shop because the bottom of your receipt will say “At your request, we are donating to Montessori Parents Inc.”

Silent Journey - August 29, 2018 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Montessori Explained Series presents:

Silent Journey and Discovery

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

A teacher explaining a geography work to a parent

Have you ever wished you could experience Montessori through a child's eyes?  We would like to offer you the next best thing.  


This is your opportunity to see the classrooms as your children do and to use the same materials they use to develop their bodies, minds, and spirits.  


The Silent Journey and Discovery will take you on two guided tours of the school, starting as an infant and progressing through the Toddler, Preprimary, and Elementary classes.  silent journey.jpg


The first tour is silent, spending time in each room looking, but not touching.  The second tour is where you get to discover, use the materials, ask questions, and take part in the teacher's presentations.  We will wrap up by gathering together for refreshments and discussion.


New families to MSGL are strongly encouraged to attend.  Registration is required and limited to the first 36 families.  Childcare is available to all current MSGL students and their siblings ages 2 to 9.  The cost for childcare is $10 per child and includes age appropriate activities and pizza.  Reservations MUST be made for childcare. Once you have signed your child up for childcare, you will be billed. Food and staffing are based on registration numbers. Childcare cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Thank you for your understanding.


Please register online today. Deadline to register is Friday, August 24th.


All events in the Montessori Explained Series qualify as part of the service hour requirement; up to a maximum of 6 hours.  


Mabel's Labels Fundraiser - Monday, July 16, 2018

Keep your child's items out of the lost and found this school year with labels from Mabel's Labels and support MSGL at the same time. Find more information here.

Catalpa Calendar