Weekly Update 10/12/2017

Head of School's Message

“Of all things love is the most potent.” -  Maria Montessori

Dear RMS Parents,

Thank you to all of you who have already responded to our Mission Support campaign.  Thanks to your prompt generosity, we’re off to a great start.

If you haven’t already, please do consider participating with a recurring monthly gift, or a one-time donation.  Every amount helps us offset costs, which in turn helps us keep tuition low and aid high.  Thank you in advance for your generous and prayerful consideration!

God bless,

Sean Garvey

Mission Support Update

We are nearing the one month mark of our 2017 Mission Support Campaign. We are excited to report we have already achieved 20% participation and have raised close to $7K for our school.

Help us reach our goal of 100% participation!


Harris Teeter Rewards

Harris Teeter offers our school a great rewards program (cash) for shopping there over the school year and it requires very little on our part--we just have to sign up and then shop with our VIC card!

So if you are a Harris Teeter shopper and signed up with their VIC program, please email Paula O'Keefe sokeefe407@aol.com your info and she will get you signed up. She simply needs your last name and the phone number associated with the card or the 9 digit VIC number and your last name.

If you prefer to sign yourself up when you are at Harris Teeter, our school number is 8616.

Thanks for helping our school!


Save the Date!  Chick-fil-A in Bristow will host a Spirit Night for RMS on Wednesday, November 15th from 4-7 pm. Come and enjoy a meal at Chick-fil-A and a portion of the proceeds will be given to RMS!  More details to come.

Upcoming Events

  • 10/9/17 - No School - Columbus Day
  • 10/11/17 - Parents Guild Meeting 8:30 AM
  • 10/19/17 - Parent Night #1 (Revised Date)
  • 10/20/17 - No School - Teacher In-Service


Picture Day

It's that time of year again, Picture Day! This year Picture Day will be on Thursday November, 2nd. We are using the same photographer that we used last year. Please make sure to have your children in on time, we will start at 8:45 am sharp and try to get everyone's pictures in before noon. The picture types are: individual, class, sibling and whole school. We will give you more information on the price and packages once that becomes available to us.

If you have a Toddler that comes on Tues/Wed only and you want them to be a part of the class picture, you are welcome to bring them in at 8:45.

SCRIP Update

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.

RMS Family Directory

The 2017-2018 version of the RMS Family Directory is now available. You can download the directory HERE or find it anytime on the Parents Page of the website.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences occur twice a year; once in the fall and once in the spring. The conferences provide parents with one-on-one time with the teacher, to share our joint observations of the child, so we can best acknowledge who they are and what they need next.  Conferences can be scheduled during “office hours”, which are unique to the environment and directress.

In order to make these as fruitful as possible, parents need to have observed at least once in the environment before their conference.

Use the links below to schedule a conference. If there is an emergency and you are not able to make your scheduled time, please contact the office to let us know. Then reschedule through the sign up below for an available time. Thank you in advance for your prompt arrival.

Elementary North Star Southern Cross Toddler

Erd Kinder Conferences Times - Contact Dr. Rubin directly to schedule. Monday 10/09  and 10/ 16 3:15 - 3:45 3:45 - 4:15 Wednesday 10/11 and 10/ 18 3:15 - 3:45 3:45 - 4:15

Volunteer Hours and Tracking

This year we are implementing a new tool to help parents easily find opportunities to volunteer and track hours - Track it Forward. If you did not receive an email from Track it Forward to set up your account, please let Kristina know.

In addition to being able to see volunteer needs and track hours on the Track it Forward website, you can also do both in the "Volunteering" drop down of the parents section of the RMS website HERE. There is also a link to this page at the top of each weekly update for easy access. If you attended the Guild meeting yesterday, don't forget to go ahead and log your hours!

As always, we are here to help so let us know if you have any questions at all!