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January 30, 2020
A Syrupy Sweet Celebration for 4th Grade

4th grade enjoyed a delicious end to a syrup themed unit of study in Mrs. Thompson class. They read and loved Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen, and watched a documentary called Sap to Syrup, made by a family in Canada. With the generous help of three volunteer moms (thank you, Mrs. Klimchuk, Mrs. Gallo, and Mrs. Zarich!) the girls feasted on pancakes and real, organic maple syrup for lunch. It was a sweet end to a wonderful batch of learning!

Cultivating Greatness: A Purposeful Plan for Parents
Join us tomorrow night!

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 ( 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, 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.  

7th Grade's Great Race to 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 x 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!

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  Your visit will include meeting with the Coordinator of Admissions and a personal tour of the campus.  

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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.

Art Club: Tuesdays until 4:00 p.m. with Ms. Cosgray

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

Maple Sugar Season
Horace Pippin, 1941
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