Uniform Reminders for 2012-2013

As next year will be the first year of full implementation of the new uniform, an overview of the requirements is being provided this week for easy reference.  This information can also be found on the school website at www.allsaintsvaschool.org.

All students will be expected to wear the new uniform beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year.  The one exception to this will be for those students entering 8th grade in the fall for whom the current uniform has been grandfathered for two years.

Beginning this summer, Flynn & O’Hara will offer two “priority days” for our school at their Fairfax store.  From 9:00 a.m. until noon on July 12th and July 21st, Flynn & O’Hara will provide special staff support and guidance to families from our community.  While the store will remain open for customers from other schools, Flynn & O’Hara will make a special effort to prepare for and accommodate the needs of families from All Saints.  On these days, Flynn & O’Hara will offer free shipping to customer’s homes for items not in stock.  (Please note: These priority days will replace the on-site sale day that has previously occurred during the first week of August.)

Flynn & O’Hara will host two special sale days at the Fairfax Store on July 12th & July 24th during which the staff will be specifically trained to assist our families in the purchase of merchandise.  Due to a high turnout at last summer’s sale days, the hours are being extended from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. this year.

Flynn & O’Hara will also host an on-site measuring day in Father Kelley Hall on August 9th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Girls Uniform (Grades K-5)

Navy, Gold & White Plaid Drop Waist Jumper

White Long Sleeve Peterpan Collar Blouse (Spring/Fall: White Short Sleeve Peterpan Collar Blouse)

Navy Crew Neck Cardigan Sweater

Black Athletic Shoes (Optional Shoe: Black Mary Jane Strap Shoe)

Girls Uniform (Grades 6-8)

Navy, Gold & White Plaid Wrap Around Kilt

White Long Sleeve Button-down Collar Blouse (Spring/Fall: White Short Sleeve Polo Shirt)

Navy with White Trim V-Neck Sweater Vest

Black Penny Loafer Shoe

Boys Uniform (Grades K-5)

Grey Pleated Twill Pants

White Long Sleeve Button-down Collar Shirt (Spring/Fall: White Short Sleeve Polo Shirt)

Grey Tie (Mass Days and Special Occasions)

Navy V-Neck Sweater Vest

Black Athletic Shoes

Boys Uniform (Grades 6-8)

Grey Poly/Wool Dress Pants

White Long Sleeve Button-down Collar Shirt (Spring/Fall: White Short Sleeve Polo Shirt)

Navy/Grey Striped Tie

Navy with White Trim V-Neck Sweater Vest

Black Oxford Shoe

With the selection of a more formal uniform, the committee decided to select shoes that would better coordinate with the overall appearance and styling of the updated look.  While the black athletic shoe remains the standard for all students in grades Kindergarten through five, girls in those grades may opt to wear the black Mary Jane available for purchase through Flynn & O’Hara.  In the middle school, the committee selected a black, rubber-soled penny loafer as the uniform shoe for girls and a black, leather oxford as the standard for boys.  Students in the middle school will continue to bring athletic shoes of their choice to school on days when changing into the P.E. uniform.