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Why School Uniforms?
Uniforms take the competition out of dress.
When students dress similarly, concentration returns to who students are, rather than what they are wearing, or what they can afford. Uniforms aid in fostering self-esteem by eliminating the external differences that may once have led to students being teased.
Uniforms are cost effective.
Costs are approximately $200 per student for these suggested purchases:
3- Polos 3-Polos
2-Jumpers or scooters 2-Shorts
2-Khaki or navy pants 2-Khaki or navy pants
Uniforms create a sense of belonging.
As on athletic teams, uniforms are worn for immediate identification and to inspire a feeling of “oneness”. A sense of loyalty emerges, as does an extra effort to perform at the student’s best.
Uniforms enhance individuality.
Uniforms encourage students to develop their personal flair in areas such as music, art, sports, or academics.
Uniforms raise students’ expectations of themselves.
When dressed neatly and seriously, students tend to be calmer, more polite, and more attentive. Students seem to feel more confident in the way they look, and so they have more confidence in themselves.
School Dress Code
The first day of school, we will begin wearing our uniforms. Uniforms must be worn starting in Kindergarten. The school shoe is a tennis shoe. This is for your child’s safety at P.E. and recess. Sandals, flip-flops and boots are cute, but please insist your child respect the dress code.
Every Friday, or the last day of school that week, children may wear denim and a “spirit” t-shirt. These are only available from the school spirit store, not the Parker uniform store. Jeans, denim shorts, and denim skirts must be in good condition with no holes, and need to be a modest length. If you have any questions, please refer to the school handbook.
Starting in 6th grade, chapel attire will be required to be worn on Wednesday’s. Boys will wear white button up Oxford shirts (with VFS logo) with navy neckties, navy pants, and a belt. Girls will wear white blouses (with VFS logo) and navy skirts, skorts, or jumpers. Pre-K through Grade 5 will wear their normal VFS uniform.