Spurred by some beginning of the year dress code questions from parents, students and teachers we decided to go over the specifics of dress code at our Lower School assembly this week. What better way to talk about what to wear and what not to wear than with a fashion show. As the leaders of the Lower School, fourth graders felt up to the challenge and used the week to plan a fashion show addressing each element of the EFS dress code. Here are some pictures of our fashionistas on the runway.
Here are some shopping suggestions for solid colored clothing: Old Navy, Lands' End, Target, and Primary.com. Each carry children's lines that have great options.
We feel that our dress code is important for several reasons. Taking care to dress appropriately for school helps to set a tone for the day and prepare children for the expectations at school. Eliminating distractions and competition over labels and brands on clothing can be helpful for students, socially and academically. We also know that when our children are riding the bus to school or running an errand with a parent after school, they are representing EFS, and we hope that their brightly colored, thoughtful dress is reflective of our community. Personally, I love to see all of the brightly colored clothing as the children are lining up for lunch, running around on the playground, or huddled in conversation in the classroom.
Thank you for your help in sticking to the dress code and keeping us all looking good!