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L.A. Chargers Player Helps Magnolia School District Families

Professional football player, Casey Hayward, of the Los Angeles Chargers, through his foundation Hayward's Hands, partnered with Orange County United Way and Magnolia School District to host a safe and fun early Thanksgiving celebration. Hayward, along with Magnolia School District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan, and volunteers from United Way and the school served 300 ready to heat and eat Thanksgiving meals donated by meal prep delivery company, My Healthy Penguin
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Reopening Plan Update (11/10/20)

As you are aware, at our Board Meeting last week we discussed our School Reopening Plan and a comprehensive guide that we have developed titled "Family and Student Return to School Guide." Both of these documents are now posted on our website under the COVID-19 tab. We have also posted the weekly Coronavirus Test Positivity Rates that are published by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
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Preschool Students Perform At-Home Learning

We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!
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Magnolia School District Continues its Hard Work to Serve the Needs of Our Students and Families

Magnolia School District continues its partnership with Giving Children Hope, an organization that delivers weekly backpacks to some of our District families. Normally, these backpacks are filled with food and put together by members of their organization and then distributed to Magnolia School District families.

During these unprecedented times, Giving Children Hope is able to deliver the food to our District, but is not able to fill the backpacks. We are very proud of our teachers, who step in and volunteer their time to fill these backpacks for our families each week. The District is so thankful to have such amazing and dedicated employees. The teachers response to the call for help was so overwhelming some of the volunteers had to be turned away. Teachers help assemble the food bags and distribute them to our families.
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Students Make Lasting Connections with their Community

Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School students continue to inspire kindness around their community. This year student council members, with the leadership of Mrs. Katrina Barkley and Mrs. Stacy Bugaren, made lasting connections with some of the residents of Brookdale Senior Living in Anaheim. Mrs. Barkley worked as our liaison to Brookdale, arranging visits and coordinating students and staff. Mrs. Bugaren managed the Student Council students to support visits to BP and arranged special projects that were delivered to Brookdale. Their collaborative work is the backbone of this partnership.
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Magnolia Students Shine at Buena Park Elementary Art Show!

Three Magnolia School District artists were honored at Buena Park’s 44th Annual Elementary Art Show on Friday, January 31. From Juliette Low School of the Arts, Itzayana Benitez received Third Place in the Third Grade Division and Jade Nguyen received Honorable Mention in the Fifth Grade Division. From Dr. Albert Schweitzer School, Jhenalyn Arrazola received Third Place in the Sixth Grade Division.
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Why Test Scores Matter

Our District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan wrote a great article on why test scores matter in our District. Check out the link below to read the full story.
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Magnolia School District Recognized with Distinguished California Education Honor

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 11, 2019) – Magnolia School District was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
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2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee was a Success!

The top two spellers from each school participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee. It was a very intense competition with words like tapestry, surmised, and trifecta. Congratulations to Bryan Pham from Walt Disney Elementary School who earned top honors as this year’s champion.
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