Head of School’s Message

“Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word.”
–    Maria Montessori

Dear RMS Parents,

The above quote is most associated with the way a Montessori teacher gives a child a lesson, and that’s very true. But I think it is more applicable to the behavior we model for the children. If you think about it, that’s how all the most important lessons in life are learned… how we treat each other, how we love one another, our patience and forgiveness with one another.

There’s a power in silence, and silent witness, that far outstrips words. I pray we may all experience that power and peace especially as we approach the coming “Silent Night” season.

Sean

Holy Hour for Children

Fr. Noah will be offering the annual Advent Holy Hour for children TODAY from 4-5 p.m at All Saints. It will begin outside the parish library with the children making birthday cards and notes for Jesus and then the children will process into the main church for prayer, song, and to present their gifts to Our Lord exposed in the monstrance. All are welcome!

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Now that winter is upon us, we wanted to take an opportunity to reminder everyone about our closing and delay policy. RMS will follow all decisions announced by Prince William County Public Schools regarding cancellations, delays or early releases due to inclement weather.  In an effort to create a process that is predictable and consistent for parents, we will not make any independent decisions related to schedule changes due to weather conditions.

If PWC announces a delay of any time, we will begin our day at 9:45AM.

You can sign up for alerts from PWC here: https://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=783698

Indoor Later Pick-Up

As the gym is now often in use after school, on cold or rainy days, Later Pick-Up will be held in the Cafeteria. Please park and enter door 5 and walk down the hall to pick up your child(ren.)

Postponing Graduate Round Table

Thanks to all who responded to our survey on hosting a Graduate Round Table this year. The results are in and we will be postponing the next Round Table to the 2018-2019 school year.

Local Santa’s Workshop – Rescheduled

The Brentsville District High School’s Parent Teacher Academic Council (PTAC) is sponsoring a second annual Santa’s Workshop this Friday December 15 from 6-8 PM.

Santa’s Workshop Flyer

Upcoming Events

  • 12/20/17 – Last Day of School for 2017
  • 1/3/18 – Mass and Epiphany Gathering
  • 1/4/18 – School Resumes

Reminders

SCRIP

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.

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.

January Pizza Form