A special Christmas message from the Head of School
Dear friends and families of Magnolia School,
Christmas greetings from the Magnolia Monarchs! I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy, flourishing, and ready to enter into a new year.
Even though the temperate weather in Magnolia’s home of South Texas very rarely requires the warmth of a fire burning in the hearth, it remains true that one of the most fitting images of the Christmas season is that of a cozy fire, around which friends and family can share stories, gifts, and all manner of good cheer. However, before a yuletide fire can be enjoyed, it must be built. This process is simple yet important, with each element being placed carefully to ensure that the fire can burn efficiently and pleasantly.
At Magnolia, we believe that the work of educating a child is not unlike this task of building a fire. Indeed, the Greek philosopher Plutarch posited that “the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” Each piece of the education we offer at Magnolia School is thoughtfully coordinated to kindle our students’ interests, foster their gifts and talents, and encourage growth in areas which are not yet burning brightly.
As this year draws to a close and we reflect on its joys, challenges, and abundant blessings, I would like to ask each of you to consider making a year-end contribution to Magnolia School. Outside of tuition revenue, we rely entirely on the generosity of friends to continue to be able to provide this remarkable education to girls in our community. Please remember that donations must be postmarked by December 31 in order to qualify towards tax deductions for 2020.
May this Christmas season be full of warmth, peace, and wonder for you and those you hold dear.