Weekly Update - 3/8/18

Head of School's Message

“Development is a series of rebirths.”    -    Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,

As we journey through Lent and anticipate the rebirth of Easter, we remember you and your families in our prayers and penance.

God bless,


Spring 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.

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 – Contact Dr. Rubin directly to schedule.

Referral Flyer Coming Home

You can earn $500 in tuition credits just by referring a family to RMS, when that family enrolls! As a tool to help you, we will be passing out flyers about the school that you can hand to your friends and family with small children. Look for us in the carpool line or download the flyer here below.

RMS Flyer

Please Review RMS

In our digital world, parents often look for online reviews when considering the best school for their family. We'd like to encourage you to post a review about your experience at RMS. We believe that we offer something unique in our area and we'd love for you to share your RMS story.

Financial Aid Application Deadline

As with Admissions and Enrollment, RMS uses the services of TADS to process tuition assistance applications. The TADS Application and Worksheet are available here: https://www.renaissancemontessorischool.org/financial-aid/

The deadline to apply for aid for the 2018-19 school year is March 15, 2018. 

Pizza Day Make Up

The wind closure last week meant no pizza day. We will have a make-up day on Monday, March 12th. If you ordered pizza for last Friday, your child(ren) will receive their pizza Monday!

Uniform Vest Discontinued

The Lands End sweater vest that is an option for our elementary uniform is being discontinued by the manufacturer. Going forward our uniform guidelines will not offer that as an option. However, if you have one, your child may continue to wear it. The full sweater and the fleece remain available at Lands End and continue to be options for warmth in the classroom and the dress uniform.

Upcoming Events

  • 3/13/18 - First Communion Meditation - 6:30 PM
  • 3/15/18 - Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • 3/16/18 - No School - Teacher In Service
  • 3/30/18 - Re-enrollment Deadline



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.

"Front Door" Change

The current main door - Door 4 - is not only far from the office but has not been functioning properly. We have installed a bell on Door 3 and will be using that as the school's main door. Please use that door and bell whenever you need to gain entry to the building.


Re-enrollment has officially begun. By now, you should have received an invitation to re-enroll directly from TADS. If you have not received this email, please check your spam folder and then contact Kristina Fox in the office if unable to locate.

As always, you will need to submit a $100.00 tuition deposit per child ($50.00 for RMS Atrium and Parent/Infant). This year, we have streamlined the process so after you have enrolled each of your children, you will be led directly to your payment agreement.

Because we are at or near capacity, in order to secure your child(ren)'s spot, the enrollment form, the deposit and the payment agreement will need to be set up prior to the March 30th deadline, after which open enrollment begins.

Should you encounter any problems with the forms, don't hesitate to contact TADS Parent Support at 800.477.8237, Monday through Friday 7 to 8 Central time.