Weekly Update 4/26/18

Head of School's Message

To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom. -    Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of introducing the elementary children to the sport of volleyball, a sport that was almost entirely new to all of them.  Everyone, even the most gifted athletes amongst them, were humbled by having to acquire new skills and to control their bodies in new ways.  To look at it, especially as compared to their facility with a more familiar sport, such as basketball, there was a pronounced lack of “freedom”.  But that is the nature of freedom, and it reminded me of the quote above.  It is through discipline that we are freed.  It’s a paradox, but a beautiful one.

Thank you to the parents who have graciously agreed to be our new Parent Guild leaders, Paula O’Keefe, Michelle Clune, Kim Cook as well as the gala co-chairs, Paula Hugo and Alicia Rainville.

God bless, Sean

Sean P. Garvey Head of School Renaissance Montessori School

May Pizza Form

The May Pizza Form is now available below and in the office. Please make sure to place orders no later than Wednesday prior to the Friday you are ordering for.


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!

Help RMS with your Shutterfly Orders

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, weddings and gifts for any other momentous occasion (like the sun coming out!) can be found at our Shutterfly link. Shop from our link http://renaissancemontessori.shutterflystorefront.com/and 13% of your total purchase is donated to our school.

Please Log Your Volunteer Hours

As we near the end of the year, please make sure to log all your volunteer hours in Track It Forward before May 25th. Those families who have uncompleted service hours after May 15th will be billed at $10/hour on your June invoice.

You can log your hours in two places:

1. RMS Website Volunteering Page 2. Track It Forward 

Upcoming Events

  • 4/30-5/4/18 - First Communion Retreat
  • 5/4/18 - First Communion Mass
  • 5/10/18 - Ascension Thursday - Mass at All Saints 8:30 AM
  • 5/31/18 - Graduation
  • 6/1/18 - Last Day of School - Half Day followed by picnic


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.


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.