Weekly Update 1/18/18

Head of School's Message

“Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.” -    Maria Montessori Dear RMS Parents,

Believe it or not, even though we are only half way through January, we are already planning for next school year. Re-enrollment begins next week, and this year, we are introducing more ways to streamline the process for everyone, so keep a look out for those changes.

As always, re-enrollment is the first and most critical step in our planning for next year.  It shapes our open enrollment, our staffing, and our program investments – really, everything. So, THANK YOU in advance for your prompt responses.

Speaking of open enrollment, we still want and need your referrals, even though we are full in elementary, and filling Toddler and Primary quickly. If you have friends you believe would love Renaissance, now is the time to encourage them to come and see! And don’t forget, you’ll get $500 tuition discount when a referral of yours enrolls, and we’ll waive they’re application fee!

See you at the Parent Night!


Parent Night - TONIGHT! 6:30 PM

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!


Our very own school nurse Mary Pat Blanchette has just come back from taking a three day training in Bal-a-vis-x, a cognitive integration method. This approach helps increase productivity, improve posture, strength, balance, coordination, and decrease stress. It is also proven to help children with visual and auditory challenges, behavioral disorders and post-traumatic-stress disorder.  Mrs. Blanchette will be working with children individually on a rotating schedule for short sessions throughout the mornings.

For more information on Bas-a-vis-x, you can visit their website here: http://bal-a-vis-x.com/.

Upcoming Events

  • 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