Wednesday, January 21, 2015

School Uniforms in the News - early January 2015

Below are articles that feature school uniforms from all over the world! They are complied from my twitter stream. Follow me at @NavyPlaid to get updates on these types of headlines as they are published.

US School Boards Discuss School Uniforms:

  • No surprises here: Students oppose school uniform proposal at Christina School District in Newark, NJ - http://goo.gl/alerts/t4fe 
  • ASD Parents Surveyed about Uniforms - (Kittenning, PA) goo.gl/alerts/TWL6

Assistance Efforts:

  • Group provides young Haitians uniforms to attend school -goo.gl/alerts/kC6O
  • Children go to school in new shoes and uniforms (TEMERLOH) – thanks to donors - http://goo.gl/alerts/oScP

Cost of School Uniforms:

  • School trips and uniform 'unaffordable' for many UK parents | via @Telegraph fw.to/8cBc6bS
  • Parents claim children put in isolation for uniform breaches is 'unreasonable' - http://goo.gl/alerts/1fDy #GoogleAlerts
  • Resourcefulness cuts down uniform costs - http://goo.gl/alerts/zYLl 
  • Price relief for school uniforms -goo.gl/alerts/J7Pt

Enforcement Issues:

  • UK School sends 40 pupils home on first day of term for not wearing the correct uniform goo.gl/alerts/ZPXw
  • Cheras school sends student home for wearing baju kurung - http://goo.gl/alerts/loQ7 
  • School has apologised, says dad in baju kurung incident - http://goo.gl/alerts/VUtW 
  • No directive banning non-Muslim students wearing 'baju kurung' uniform in KUALA LUMPUR- http://goo.gl/alerts/UX7l

International News:

  • School kids put Target school uniform through their paces in new Aussie ad -goo.gl/alerts/aw1N
  • Postie launches generic school uniform range - goo.gl/alerts/3Iy1
  • Back to school in NZ - one uniform to dress them all - goo.gl/alerts/E4Wr#Postie
  • Non-uniform day racks up the cash -goo.gl/alerts/W0Vn
  • Relief as uniform prices fall in zimbabwe- goo.gl/alerts/Ddgq
  • Kenyan parents, learners step up for new school term - goo.gl/alerts/jjrV
  • Pingle School pupils to enjoy non-uniform day to raise money for Burton Albion Ghana trip - http://goo.gl/alerts/iMTP
  • Mixed Reaction To Casual Wear For Sixth Formers (KUALA LUMPUR) - http://goo.gl/alerts/QEfD 

Industry News:

  • Guelph high school uniforms (Ontario, Canada) store on Arrow Road has closed - http://goo.gl/alerts/AkbZ
  • End of an era as Mann's prepares to shut up shop in Spalding (UK)- http://goo.gl/alerts/Nk6K
(photo used with permission from Microsoft Press)

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Phys Ed Wear from Children's Place

I was browsing online at Children's Place when I noticed what I think are a few new uniform items in their uniform collection intended for PE class.

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Sweatpants
For Boys, they have expanded their uniform collection to also include basic short sleeve tee shirts in 8 different colors, long sleeve basic tee shirts in 9 colors, a uniform pullover sweatshirt in navy and gray, and basic sweatpants (see left) in navy and gray.  They continue to offer the uniform hoodie zip up in 5 colors. And even though these basics are listed in the boys section of the site, These items could also work just fine for most girls.

Uniform Hi-Low Hoodie

For the girls, they added a few new items that also serve as PE basics.  The added a uniform gym pullover in navy and gray.  It has a cute front pocket. The uniform hi-low hoodie in navy is more feminine with a ruffle style bottom that is a bit longer in the back. The girls uniform gym sweatpants also come in navy and gray.

Uniform Gym Skort

As I have mentioned before, my daughter and I are fans of the Children's Place active short from the Active collection.  My daughter has lives in them during the summer months and we have several in navy that she wears on PE days in early Fall and late Spring.  We even have 3 of them that I picked up on clearance tucked away in my daughter's next size.  So, I love the cute and comfy look of the uniform gym skort made in french terry and offered in gray.   I hope they add an option for this skort in navy.


Uniform Gym Shorts

I realize that I might be one of the only people that gets excited about new school uniform items, but I am excited about the new girls uniform gym shorts.  Like the skort, they are a 100% cotton french terry.  What makes them different is that they have a longer inseam that will pass the fingertip test and comply with most uniform dress codes.




I look forward to checking out these new items in person.  I will add an update when we do.  You should note that most of these items are offered online only and can only be returned via mail.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekend Shopping Guide for January 17, 2015


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For the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Weekend, many retailers are promoting special sales. Winter Clearance sales continue.  Overall, it is a great time to refresh the wardrobe of items lost, worn out or outgrown so far this school year and you can stock up on uniform items for next year.  I am noticing some retailers are beginning to run low on inventory as fewer color selections are in stock and not all sizes are available.  I wouldn't advise a visit to the local store, you will find the best selection at this time of year online.  The best sales going on this week are highlighted below in BOLD.

Children's Place
GAP
Lands' End (School Uniforms)
French Toast
Hanna Anderson
Cookies (Shop Online)
    Children's Wear Outlet
    Shoe Stores

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    Saturday, January 3, 2015

    Weekend Shopping Guide for January 2, 2015


    Happy New Year!

    The after holidays sales and clearance events are happening now.  Some of the best deals are highlighted below in bold.  It is time to stock up on basics that your kids will need for the rest of the school year.  If you find one of their favorite styles on clearance now, consider buying it in a size up and put it away for next year.


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    Lands' End (School Uniforms)
    French Toast (Shop Online)
    Children's Place
    GAP
    Gymboree
    Hanna Anderson
    Children's Wear Outlet
    Cookies (Shop Online)
    Zulily
    Shoe Stores

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    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Black Friday Shopping Guide for November 27, 2014


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    Lands' End
    French Toast
    Gymboree
    Hanna Anderson
    Walmart
    CookiesKids
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