Weekly Update 4/19/18

Head of School's Message

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. -    Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,

If you come to observe at the school these days, you can feel the energy of Spring building in the children, even when the weather seems to be stuck in Winter. Joy is the best word for it, I think.

Summer is almost upon us, so now is the time to complete all the prep for next year, if you haven’t already.  Also, keep a look out for the details about CAMP RENAISSANCE, and make the most of your summer!


Sean P. Garvey Head of School Renaissance Montessori School

Turn Summer Boredom into Summer Fun at Camp Renaissance

We are please to announce the specialty schedule for Camp Renaissance 2018!  All weeks include actives such as team building, water play, library visits, nature exploration, arts and crafts and cooking.

Click here for more details!

Weeks*  Ages 3 – 6  Ages 7-12
 7/9 – 7/13   Montessori Mornings  Golf
 7/16 – 7/20   Montessori Mornings  Music
 7/23 – 7/27   Montessori Mornings  Hand Crafts
 7/30 – 8/3   Montessori Mornings  Soccer
 8/6 – 8/10   Montessori Mornings  Basketball
 8/13 – 8/17   Montessori Mornings  Drama

To make Camp Renaissance a reality, we need to meet a minimum number of children attending. To that end, we'd like to offer our special pricing for signing up early. These are huge discounts over last year's pricing!

  • Six one-week sessions from July 9 - August 17*
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 Mornings Only - $195/week**
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Full Day  - $295/week**
  • Receive an additional 10% discount for signing up for all six sessions!

On May 1st, per week pricing will go up to $225 and $360!

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night TONIGHT!

Our next Chick-fil-a Spirit Night is tonight! This will be held at the same location as last time, the one off of Rt 28 near Super Target. 15% of the proceeds earned from 4-7pm will go to RMS!

Come and grab some dinner or a snack and connect with other RMS families!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are here and there are still lots of slots open. Please don't forget to schedule!

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 4/19/18 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Night
  • 4/30-5/4/18 - First Communion Retreat
  • 5/4/18 - First Communion Mass


Graduation - Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for May 31st at 1:30 PM for RMS Elementary Graduation. More details to follow!

RMS Shuttle

We are happy to announce that we’ll are launching a shuttle service this Spring, starting this week!

Here are the details:

  • Drop Spot: The Harris Teeter Parking Lot on the corner of Liberia and Prince William County Parkway.
  • Morning Run will depart at 8 am sharp.
  • Afternoon Run will drop children at the same parking lot (outside the Smoothie King) at approximately 3:30 pm.
  • There will be no mid-day shuttle for this Spring session


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.