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THE MONARCH

December 24, 2019
Magnolia School's Christmas Concert

Last Thursday, the Magnolia Monarchs treated our entire community to a beautiful concert to celebrate the Christmas season. Months of hard work, rehearsals, and musical study culminated in an evening of song & story, with a good measure of cookies & cocoa on the side! It was a wonderful gift to see our students share their talents with friends and family. Many thanks are due to Mrs. Julie Sykes, our formidable music teacher, who is entrusted with all of the music classes at Magnolia for grades 2-7. Additionally, we are grateful for the many parent volunteers who transformed the space, graciously shared with us by the community at Our Lady of Czestochowa, into a charming holiday setting for the occasion.
 
From all of us at Magnolia School, we wish you and your families a very happy and blessed Christmas! 
The Monarchs perform a rousing rendition of "Hot Chocolate"; Monarch friends enjoy an after concert treat; Mrs. Sykes with a few of her students and an honorary little sister Monarch; Friends and siblings staying warm in the chilly evening; The Cody Family loves their Monarch!
Spelling Bee
 
We are happy to share that Magnolia School has its first Spelling Bee Champion, our "Queen Bee," 7th grader Clare Hayes. Two champion spellers from each grade level competed in a school wide spelling bee. Our Monarchs demonstrated an enormous amount of fortitude as they carried on, round after round, spelling words of increasing difficultly. Miss Hayes secured the win with the correct spelling of the final word, aquifer.
We couldn't be more proud of all of our competitors' hard work, preparation, and poise, all of which were clearly evident the day of the Bee.

 
Clare Hayes with Language Arts teacher Ms. Yordan & Mrs. Omanga;
the Magnolia School Spelling Bee competitors;
the Queen Bee crown awaiting a winner
Our 2019 Spelling Bee Contestants
 
2nd Grade: Catherine Hayes and Eleanor Baptista
3rd Grade: Allison Meade and Etienne Chincuanco
4th Grade: Sara Thompson and Fatima Morales
5th Grade: Isobella Greaves and Gabby Webber
6th Grade: Madie Uyenco and Anna Thompson
7th Grade: Elizabeth Cerda and Clare Hayes

News from the Admissions Office

Important Dates for 2020 - 2021

December 31, 2019   Online Applications Open

January 24, 2020   Admissions Priority Review Deadline

February 3, 2020   Financial Aid Priority Review Deadline

​March 13, 2020   Decision Letters & Financial Aid Offers Emailed

​April 3, 2020   Common Reply Date
 

Open House

Please join us at our Open House on Friday, January 10, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to see our campus, learn more about the unique education we offer girls in grades 2-7 and meet our Faculty and Staff.  Be sure to register online and view our agenda at www.MagnoliaSchool.org.   We look forward to meeting you!

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.  

Magnolia School Wish List
 
Now that we have moved home and unpacked our boxes, we have been able to determine what books and supplies are still needed for our students. Please consider donating one (or more!) of the items off of this list, which will be updated regularly. If you would like to donate a book in honor of a loved one, please send that information as a note with your order through Amazon.
 
Magnolia School Wish List
Holiday Shopping on Amazon? Please use Amazon Smile!
 
If you are planning to do any shopping on Amazon over the next few weeks, please shop through smile.amazon.com, selecting "Institute for Girls Education, Inc DBA Magnolia School." It doesn't cost you anything, and Magnolia will receive a donation for every order. Thank you for your support! 
Dates & Announcements

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

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

Christmas Break: December 23rd - January 3rd, classes resume Monday, January 6, 2020

Grandparents' Day: Friday, January 17th 

Art Niche

Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst, 1622
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