Weekly Update 1/11/2018

Head of School's Message

“Independence is not a static condition; it is a continuous conquest, and in order to reach not only freedom, but also strength, and the perfecting on one’s powers, it is necessary to follow this path of unremitting toil.” -    Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!  I trust everyone had a lovely Christmas.

I love the quote above, as it reminds us that although we work with the nature of the child, it is still work, and a continuous one, for them and for us.

Next week is our first Parent Night of the New Year, which will look at one of the most foundational keys to independence – literacy.  I do hope you all will be able to make it, it will be well worth your time.

Until then,


PS – Don’t forget – MARDI GRAS Gala is around the corner!  RSVP today, and make sure to bring all your friends who care about excellent Catholic education! This is our only major fundraiser, and we depend on all of your participation to make it a success! Thank you in advance!

Parent Night - January 18th

How to Joyfully (and successfully) travel the Reading, Writing, and Comprehension Road

Please join us for our 3rd Parent Night of the year. This is an important topic for parents of children of ALL ages and reading levels. You will go home with tips and concrete actions that you can use to help your child in this important piece of their development AND a $10 credit towards your SCRIP goal for each parent that attends. We promise it will be worth your time!

Box Top Fundraiser

Thanks to all who brought in Box Tops and especially to Michelle Clune, our Coordinator. RMS received a check for $139.50! You can always drop off Box Tops with your child's directress/guide or drop them by the office.

Upcoming Events

  • 1/12/18 - Elementary Christmas Around the World 1:15 PM
  • 1/17/18 - Parents Guild Meeting 8:30 AM
  • 1/18/18 - Parent Night #3 6:30 PM
  • 1/19/18 - No School, March for Life
  • 2/10/18 - RMS Gala and Mardi Gras Auction


Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Now that winter is upon us, we wanted to take an opportunity to reminder everyone about our closing and delay policy. RMS will follow all decisions announced by Prince William County Public Schools regarding cancellations, delays or early releases due to inclement weather.  In an effort to create a process that is predictable and consistent for parents, we will not make any independent decisions related to schedule changes due to weather conditions.

  • IF PWC is closed, RMS will be closed as well.
  • If PWC schools run on a delayed schedule, children in all programs should arrive at 9:45.
  • Pick-up times will be as usual.
  • If the school will dismiss early, parents will be notified by email, using the information provided on their emergency contact lists.
  • If Prince William County schools have a scheduled day off during inclement weather, we will follow Manassas City Public schools for a closing or delay and parents will be notified via email.

You can sign up for alerts from PWC here: https://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=783698

Indoor Later Pick-Up

As the gym is now often in use after school, on cold or rainy days, Later Pick-Up will be held in the Cafeteria. Please park and enter door 5 and walk down the hall to pick up your child(ren.)


Don’t forget to order scrip weekly at www.shopwithscrip.com and drop off your cash or checks by Tuesday. Mr Garvey will collect them curbside or you can put them directly into the SCRIP box in the office. If you haven’t set up an account yet, our enrollment code is 8F91287E14129.

Remember that if you want to earn that $300 quickly, it is best to set up a PrestoPay account because you can purchase and use electronic SCRIP immediately from your handheld device or home computer, no more dealing with dropping off checks and waiting a week for your cards to arrive.

Forgot to place an order? No problem, there is a SCRIP binder in the office with an array of cards for purchase. Simply go into the office and Kristina will help you through the purchase process. Any questions or problems please contact Rosanne Garvey at rosanne505@verizon.net or 703-447-9229.

January Pizza Orders

The January Pizza Form is now available. Orders are due with payment no later than the Wednesday before each Friday. The form is below or always at the top of the Weekly Updates.

January Pizza Form