Grades: K - 6 • Number of Students: 559
You Never Get A Second Chance to Make A First Impression!
Progress: 100% • Goal: $750
When children head off to school in the morning, they want to feel and look good, but some families just cannot afford to buy them. You can step in and help start their day feeling good and meeting school dress code requirements. It is expensive to purchase new clothing for school. The dress code requires children to wear collared shirts with no images or logos unless it is the school logo. Some children come to school every day dressed in clothes that do not meet the dress code requirements. With your donation, school uniforms or store gift cards can be purchased and given to families so they can purchase new shirts, sweatshirts or pants that meet the school dress code.
School uniforms are required in the Santa Fe Public Schools. School uniforms promote discipline and reduce fighting and violence. They say that children are more likely to take school seriously. Wearing the school uniform signals he or she is going to school with a sense of pride. Schools report that when students dress in uniforms, they take a more serious approach to their studies. School uniforms help maintain school discipline, decreasing the amount of discipline problems. Schools report that school uniforms decrease fighting and violence that arrise out of arguments over fashionable clothes. Children invariably tease those who do not have trendy clothes. Those who can't afford name brand clothes are often sensitive about their clothing. School uniforms stress that individuality and self-expression are not determined by designer clothing or the latest fashion fad. School uniforms are usually less expensive than many other clothes, however many students are still unable to afford school uniforms.