Is it true that girls in grades K-3 may now wear the jumper?
Yes! After deciding to transition to the skirt for all grades, eliminating the need for parents of girls to make a purchase based on a grade rather than growth, we learned that Flynn & O'Hara had difficulty sizing the smallest girls in the skirts. To eliminate the need for costly alterations, we have decided to allow the girls in grades K-3 to wear either the jumper with a white peter pan collar blouse or the skirt with a white golf shirt, choosing whichever one fits best.
Is it true that Lands End is an official uniform supplier?
Lands End is now an official uniform supplier for Holy Family School! Of course, you can still purchase from Flynn & O'Hara!
What color shoes do I need to purchase?
Black or brown regulation shoes are fine; NO topsiders/docksiders of any kind are permitted.
What color socks does my child need?
Boys’ socks may be black, gray, or white. Girls socks must be white ankle socks (high enough so they can be seen) in the spring/fall and maroon knee high or tights in the winter.
Where do I purchase gym attire?
Flynn & O’Hara carries the gym pants and shorts that you can purchase if you choose.
Parents can purchase plain black cotton sweat pants, or black polyester sweat pants with a white stripe down the side, from any supplier.
All gym shirts are only available from Holy Family School. Holy Family contracts with a company who sells the gym shorts and shirts and the maroon jacket through us as an act of stewardship, giving back to HFS half of the profit from each sale. We have order forms available on the website for the cotton gym shirt, moisture-wicking gym shirt, maroon jacket, and maroon gym shorts.
The old gym shirts will also be available for $2.00 each until we exhaust the available quantities.
How will we deal with hot weather when the upper grade winter uniform is in effect?
In the past, when the weather has become uncomfortably hot in March while the winter uniform was still in effect, we transitioned to the spring uniform ahead of schedule. That option is always a possibility, and we would make that determination if the need arose. Additionally, you may not be aware how cold the upper grade building is in the winter months; many children wear their jacket during the entire school day.
Why white polos for the girls?
In moving away from pink blouses for the younger girls, we wanted a choice that would fit their image as girls, and would be more bleachable than the pink blouse, which often looked more grey than pink.