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THE MONARCH

January 23, 2020
Grandparents Warmly Welcomed to Magnolia School
Our first annual Grandparents Day was wonderful opportunity to celebrate the roots of all of our Magnolia families. We welcomed almost 100 grandparents to campus to see where their granddaughters grow, learn, and play every day. It was a pleasure to see that the joy that we witness in our Monarch students extends back several generations. We are grateful for the many guests who joined us last week and for the volunteers who made the day so beautiful and are looking forward to this celebration again next year!
"Very often it is grandparents who ensure that the most important values are passed down to their grandchildren...their words, their affection or simply their presence help children to realize that history did not begin with them, that they are now part of an age-old pilgrimage and that they need to respect all that came before them." -Pope Francis
Special thanks are due to the following volunteers:

Nancy Vargas, Michele Carfello, Tricia Greaves, Christa Klimchuck, Joan Mateker, Kristen Lancton, Brandie Holmes, Veronica Garcia, Heather Camfield, Laura Lima, Susan Parker, and Katie Armentor

Additionally, to Elena Nieto and Helena Mestre, who coordinated many aspects of Grandparents Day beforehand and served tirelessly the day of the event. As our Office Manager, Helena is often working behind the scenes to make sure Magnolia is running beautifully and seamlessly and Elena has been an invaluable regular volunteer over the course of this first academic year. Thank you, Elena and Helena!

Cultivating Greatness: A Purposeful Plan for Parents


We are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for our Magnolia School community: on Friday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Pat Fagan will join us to present a talk that will encourage and inspire us in our mission of raising children in truth, beauty, and freedom. Dr. Fagan will speak on "Cultivating Greatness: A Purposeful Plan for Parents." 

Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital issues, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Initiative (www.MARRI.us) first at Family Research Council, now at The Catholic University of America.  The thread of continuity in all these has been a pursuit of ways to help the family thrive. He is publisher and editor of Marripedia.org, and the weekly Faith and Family Findings, and has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned from others dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice.  He and his wife Theresa have eight children and thirteen grandchildren. 

The evening will begin with wine and cheese at 7:00 p.m., with the talk to begin at 7:30 p.m. This evening is for adults only. Please make plans to join us and RSVP for what promises to be a wonderful evening of friendship and formation.  

Harvesting Oranges from our Generous Neighbors
Our 3rd grade class took a quick lunchtime field trip next door to our friendly neighbor Dr. Robert Battle to harvest oranges. The girls were able to observe the tree, were surprised by the presence of thorns, and engaged in a discussion about predators and natural defenses. To top it off, they got to enjoy a healthy snack and a generous dose of Vitamin C! Thanks, Dr. Battle!

News from the Admissions Office

Important Dates for 2020 - 2021

Dec 31, 2019   Online admissions open for new applicants; Online financial aid open for returning families and new applicants

Jan 24, 2020    Admissions priority review deadline for first round of new applicants

Feb  3,  2020    Financial aid priority review deadline for all applicants
Feb 14, 2020    Re-enrollment offers emailed      
Feb 28, 2020    Re-enrollment agreements and enrollment fee due

Mar 13, 2020    Decision letters and financial aid offers emailed to new students for those completing the process by the priority deadlines

April 3, 2020     Common Reply Date for new students
April 10, 2020   Starting April 10, financial aid offers emailed to new and returning students for those submitting after the priority review deadline

Campus Visits

We are excited to welcome potential students and their parents who are interested in learning more about the beautiful impact of a Magnolia School education!  Schedule a campus visit today by contacting Claire Pelletier at (281) 786-4000 or claire.pelletier@magnoliaschool.org.  Your visit will include meeting with the Coordinator of Admissions and a personal tour of the campus.  

Apply Now

The Well-Read Mom 

Magnolia is happy to host a visit with Marcie Stokman, the founder of Well-Read Mom, an international book club that encourages women to read more and read well. The event is Saturday, February 1st, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 
Dates & Announcements

Study Hall: offered immediately after school on Mondays - Thursdays until 4:00 p.m.

Announcing our new Art Club: Tuesdays until 4:00 p.m. Contact Miss Cosgray with questions.

Basketball Practice: for participating students, Mondays & Wednesdays until 4:00 p.m.

Basketball Game: January 29th, 4:30 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal (South Campus - Crum Gym). Come cheer on the Magnolia Monarchs!

Cultivating Greatness: A Purposeful Plan for Parents: Friday, January 31st, 7:00 p.m.

Father-Daughter Dance: Friday, February 7th

Magnolia Spring Luncheon: Thursday, March 5th 

Art Niche


 
Mrs. Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren
Mary Cassatt, 1880
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