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Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

 

With some questions bubbling up about dress code, here's a refresher.  Full details can be found in the Lower School Student Handbook

 

Clothing should be:

●       Whole and clean

●       Modest and simple in nature and allow for play and movement

●       Free of graphics which refer to alcohol, sex, offensive language or violence

●       Not frayed nor torn – this includes not wearing "stylish" ripped jeans

●       Suitable for the season

 

Athletic pants are ok, although they should not look like they have been practiced in for several days.

 

No shorts between winter break until the return from spring break.

 

Camouflage clothing and gear is not appropriate.

 

Sneakers are required for PE.  Children do not change into any other clothes for PE except to put on sneakers.

 

Hair must be appropriate for school and must permit one's eyes to be visible.

 

Hats and head coverings are for outdoors.  Head coverings worn for religious reasons are, of course, permitted.

 

Bodies should be covered from shoulders to mid-thighs.

 

Apologies for dress code definitions by what is not appropriate.  It all sounds more negative than we mean to be.  Dress codes often seem to be a list of NOTs and DON'Ts.

 

In essence, we want children comfortable and clean.  We want their clothing to be of minimum importance for two reasons.  First, their priorities are learning and being children.  Second, we like to keep it simple because simplicity aligns with our Quaker testimonies.

 

Please feel free to set and stand by your own family standards about dress within the above guidelines.  Questions?  Send them my way.

 

Here's to childhood,

Kristin

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Upcoming Events

Lower School Bingo Night which was scheduled for Friday, January 26 has been moved to Friday, March 2. This family-friendly event which is sponsored by Lower School Parent Council will be in the Athletic Center from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there! 

All-School Information

Parent Speaker Series
Join us on Monday, January 29 at 8:15 am in the Belfry for a presentation with Mike Domritz, founder of the Date Safe Project. In this presentation, parents will discover several simple steps to effectively engage their teenagers in discussions about dating, intimacy, and parties. This is open to all, so bring a friend!

 

Fiddler on the Roof
The Upper School will be performing Fiddler on the Roof from February 1 - 3 in the Barton Test Theater at 7:30 pm. This is a family friendly event.    

 

Parent Speaker Series
Join us on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00pm for an Evening with FCD Prevention Works. The FCD's mission is to work with schools and other organizations across the United States and around the world to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol and other drug use. This is open to all, so bring a friend!

 

Community Blood Drive
The next Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Click here to register to give!

 
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