Head of School's Message
“Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.” - Maria Montessori
Welcome to the beautiful season of Advent, when we prepare ourselves for the coming joy of Christmas. It is said that ‘joy is the conscious possession of a good’ and ‘peace is the tranquility of order’. It is remarkable to think that each of us, by careful and patient work on our selves, by the deliberate practice of gratitude, can increase our joy and our peace, and thereby increase the amount of joy and peace in the world. Astounding!
Here’s praying we all use this Advent season to the fullest, to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord.
2nd Annual Family Dance - TONIGHT!
Back by popular demand! Please join us tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 for dessert and dancing in the RMS gym. The more the merrier, even if you didn't RSVP!
Earn some volunteer hours by helping with refreshments or clean up for the evening. We are still in need of desserts! Please sign up at https://www.renaissancemontessorischool.org/volunteering/
November SCRIP orders raised $1,013.43 for the school! Thank you to all who ordered. Many of you have gotten into a routine and it is paying dividends! The top family in November is the Marbachs with $159.45 of profit in just one month; that's more than half their goal for the year. Congrats to the Dolan Family, who have already reached their yearly $300 goal!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Local Santa's Workshop
The Brentsville District High School's Parent Teacher Academic Council (PTAC) is sponsoring a second annual Santa's Workshop this Saturday December 9. This event is intended to give families a fun activity prior to the parade and will support the efforts of BDHS PTAC. The flyer for the event is below.
- 12/7/17 - Family Dance 6:30 - 8:30
- 12/8/17 - No School - Immaculate Conception
- 12/9/17 - Nokesville Christmas Parade - CANCELLED
- 12/20/17 - Last Day of School for 2017
New Procedure for All Visitors
In order to support the success of all our environments, as well as ensure the safety of visitors in the case of a drill or actual emergency, we are asking all visitors to check in at the office when they first enter the building.
- Sign the visitors log so we have a count of visitors in the building.
- Receive a Visitor's Badge from the office staff.
- Check back in at the office when you leave to return the badge and sign out.
For large events or gatherings such as a Parent Guild meeting, a sign in sheet and badges will be provided to the meeting organizer for easy check-in.
Thanks so much for your patience as we begin this new process.
Share Shutterfly With Friends and Relatives
Did you know that anyone can use our schools' Shutterfly and Tiny Prints storefront? Have a friend in Peoria or a cousin in Petaluma, they both can use our schools' renaissancemontessori.shutterflystorefront.com website to order gifts and cards! Please consider sharing our link on Facebook, with family and friends. The more people who use our link, the more money that is earned for the school. Happy sharing!
Special Toddler Discount
$500 OFF Toddler Community Tuition - plus we'll refund your application fee
As part of the Renaissance Community of Families and Friends, you are eligible to enroll your child in the January - May semester of our Toddler Community for the discounted price of $1375. This is a drop off program with options to come Tues and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday. That's less than $8 an hour to give your child a Montessori head start.
Don't have a toddler? Refer a friend to give them your discount and get a referral rebate when they enroll.