Margaret Peregrine is a high school sophomore. Most of the time, she's either at school, at the school robotics club, at the school chess club, or doing schoolwork. Today, she's cleaning out her late great-grandmother's attic.
She writes it down. And then they can do the rest of the medallion batch, now with scientifically unnecessary handholding.
Handholding is nice. Though a little hard to maintain when she collapses.
This is true.
Time keeps passing; there's a bunch of back and forth with the real estate people but eventually they're convinced by a combination of phone calls from Margaret's mother and a very large cashier's check. Now they have a school, but no students.
Bella amuses herself shopping for furniture and school supplies while they mull over how to acquire students.