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January 23, 2020
Monarchs Race Towards Promontory
To learn about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad, our 7th grade students competed as the Union Pacific railroad company and the Central Pacific railroad company. Groups were given trivia questions about the construction of the railroad and asked to work as a team with research materials to find the answers. As the girls got questions correct, they received Legos to begin building their own railroad tracks in class. Teams were asked to build tracks from east to west (Union Pacific) or west to east (Central Pacific), meeting at an in the middle, which symbolized the completion ceremony at Promontory, Utah. They even used a yellow Lego to connect their tracks, just like the gold spike used to finalize the last of the railroad tracks at Promontory!
Success!
Snack time with ... Snails!
Our 2nd grade class is full of young malacologists who simply cannot get enough knowledge and experience with snails! Luckily for them, their science curriculum focuses on these delightful creatures, along with insects, reptiles, and amphibians. These four Monarchs spent some of their break time this rainy week hunting for snails to add to their class collection, and they know just the right spots on campus to find a new small friend or two!
News from the Admissions Office

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Academic Year for all grades, 2-8!

Please visit our website, www.magnoliaschool.org/admissions, for all upcoming deadlines and additional information regarding the admissions process.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Tabitha Koby, Admissions 
tabitha.koby@magnoliaschool.org, 281-786-4000
Parenting with Purpose Lecture Series

Texas Family Enrichment is offering a series of lectures via Zoom, covering topics such as conflict resolution, communication skills, and parenting wisdom.

Join them tonight, January 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. for Mr. Guido Caranti's talk, "A Truly Human Sexuality: Educating for Love."

More information and registration available here.
February Evening of Recollection for Women
All women are invited to an Evening of Recollection at Magnolia on Tuesday, February 2nd from 7-9 p.m. Registration is required. 

The recollection is a a time for personal prayer and reflection on topics that have to do with Christian life. It is commonly referred to as a "mini-retreat" that is comprised of 2 half-hour meditations and a short, formative talk.  The recollection allows for silent, personal prayer and reflection with an opportunity to engage in spiritual direction and/or sacramental confession. 
Monarch Families Corner

Friday, January 29th: 2:10 p.m. dismissal (usual Friday time)
Art Niche
Photograph taken at Promontory Summit, May 10, 1869
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