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THE MONARCH

March 5, 2020
A Beautiful Day for a Beautiful Luncheon
Magnolia School hosted our 2nd Annual Spring Benefit Luncheon today at The Junior League of Houston. A room full of guests enjoyed a wonderful musical performance by all of the founding students of Magnolia School. Our Head of School, Annamarie Omanga gave an insightful and genuine keynote address on the topic of raising daughters from a place of strength. Maria Sotolongo, mother of a 6th grade Monarch, did a splendid job as our emcee and carried the event with grace and wit. Special thanks are due to all of our generous guests: we hope you enjoyed your afternoon with us! Please know you are welcome to visit us at Magnolia School anytime. We are also grateful for the sponsors who helped make today's event a success. 

We would be remiss not to mention the hard word of Tricia Greaves and Brandie Holmes, our key parent volunteers who worked to prepare for the luncheon alongside the incomparable Laura Parra from Magnolia's Advancement Office. Many, many thanks!

 
Monarch Adventures: Birding at Bishop Fiorenza Park 
Our 5th and 7th grade classes ventured off campus this week for an afternoon of birding at Bishop Fiorenza Park. Mrs. Colleen Block (science teacher extraordinaire!) introduced the trip with a talk on Cormorants, Snowy Egrets, and Great Blue Herons so the girls would know about some of the birds they would see on the trip. 

Mary Anne Weber of the Houston Audubon Society started the afternoon by handing out binoculars to all the girls and giving them a little lesson in how to use them. She then led the girls around the park, pointing out birds as they went along and stopping at several spots just to listen to the calls. By the end of the excursion, the girls had seen 28 different species of birds! Most notably, they were able to see a Great Blue Heron, which is one of the symbols used at Magnolia School, both on our Coat of Arms and as the name of one of our four houses. Adventures can be found just around the corner from Magnolia School, and we are thrilled to get to experience them with our students. 

Camp Bluebonnet Leadership Camp for Girls
Camp Bluebonnet seeks to motivate and challenge the participants to be young women with ideals of solidarity, leadership, and service. Inspired by the Christian understanding of the dignity of each person, the camp teaches the virtues needed to become a positive influence on family, friends, and society.

 For girls entering
5th-8th grade in the fall

Dates for Summer 2020: Sunday, July 5th - Saturday, July 11th

For more information and to register, visit https://www.campbluebonnet.org/ 

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

Coming Soon: Registration for Summer Camps at Magnolia School!

We are excited to share that we will be offering several weeks of summer camps on our campus for girls entering grades 2-8! In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information on registration-- look for that here in The Monarch. 

Save the date for "Camp Magnolia," which will be our signature week, June 8th-12th, encompassing many of the elements that make a Magnolia education so unique.

Adventure Awaits at Camp Magnolia! This summer camp for girls is centered around awakening each girl’s natural passion for learning and encouraging her to be brave and daring. Camp Magnolia offers girls a sampling of activities and lessons that will familiarize them with exciting stories of history and literature, games, and a variety of enjoyable hobbies and life skills. The week will include art, music, basketball, volleyball, cornhole, chess, checkers, and much, much more. Campers will hear inspiring stories of women who have paved the way for future explorers. Whether we venture into stories of women contributing to space exploration, science, the arts, or archaeology, girls will learn about the true grit and courage of the strong women who have come before them. Camp Magnolia will culminate in an exciting race to the Trailblazer’s Trophy!   
Dates & Announcements

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

Current Clubs: Art (Ms. Cosgray); Irish Dance (Mrs. Scarpino); Running (Ms. Leger) 

Art Niche
 

The Luncheon
Claude Monet, 1873

 
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