Weekly Update 5/10/18

Head of School's Message

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” ― Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,

Happy May!  The weather has been beautiful, and let’s hope it continues so.

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for our exciting Summer offerings. We’ll be extending our ‘early bird’ pricing, so don’t miss out!

Also, if you have any paperwork (agreement setups, etc.) I’d like to encourage you to take a moment and get it all squared away. Just think of it as “Spring Cleaning”. Thank you!


Sean P. Garvey Head of School Renaissance Montessori School

Early Access Pricing Extended to June 1st for Camp Renaissance!

Get early access pricing now!

Mornings Only Children ages 3-6 attend Montessori Mornings, where they will experience the full Primary Montessori environment with a trained Directress and Montessori materials. This program is open to both current Montessori students and those with no Montessori experience.

Children ages 6-12 attend weekly specialty activities according to the schedule below.

Or Stay All Day! All Camp Renaissance weeks include afternoons of fun actives such as team building, water play, library visits, nature exploration, arts and crafts and cooking. Come for the morning specialty, stay for the fun afternoon community. Your children will come away with new skills and new friendships!

Get early access pricing now!

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!

Academic Calendar for 18-19

The Academic Calendar for next year is now available. It can be downloaded from the link below.

It is also available in digital form as a Google Calendar. The calendar can be viewed online in the Documents and Info section and can also be accessed through the link in the head of these Update emails.

You can also add this calendar to your digital device. Simply copy and paste this address into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.


Academic Calendar 2018-19

Upcoming Events

  • 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

Local Writing Camp

Mr. Tim Heisler is again offering a summer creative writing camp. It will be a fun opportunity to polish up skills mid-summer and possibly come to a new understanding and love for writing. More information about the camp can be found in the flyer below.

Writing Camp Flyer


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.


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 

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.