MESSAGE FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIFORMS
Welcome back to St. Bernadette Elementary School, we hope that your summer holidays were enjoyable.
As your children start to wear their uniforms and the laundry routine is re-established we will take this opportunity to offer a special on clothing labels and share insights to help keep your uniforms looking sharp throughout the school year.
If you have ever spent time searching through the lost and found bin at your school, you likely recognize the value of labelling your children’s uniforms. All orders placed online over $150.00 between September 15, 2018 to September 30, 2018 will receive one complimentary pack of 40 iron on labels and a permanent marker pen, a value of $19.00.
Visit our website to take advantage of this special. Your online school code is: BAM007
Caring for your uniforms, tricks and tips! Please refer to washing directions found on fabric tags of every garment to best care for your uniforms.
Sweaters A common misconception is to hang or flat dry the sweaters. Believe it or not, this actually compromises the yarn leaving the sweater more susceptible to damage. The trick to a long lasting and shapely sweater is to put it in the dryer at a low to medium heat. No zippers, towels or abrasive items with it.
Tartan items The beauty of tartan is that it does not require daily washing. When you do wash tartan please use a liquid soap, cold water wash without anything abrasive and without towels then hang to dry. Do not place tartan items into a dryer. Ideally send the kilt or skirt to the dry cleaners periodically so that the pleats can be heat pressed to keep the garment looking smart.
Zipper Ties You may or may not have noticed that zipper ties cannot be put in the washer or be dry cleaned. Zipper ties can be spot cleaned. Regular ties cannot be washed either. They are dryclean only.
White garmentsWe appreciate and understand that children and white, sometimes do not mix well. Please do not use of bleach on any of our garments, this damages the fibers and may cause the fabric to tear around embroidered logos.
One for wash, One for wear If you have visited our store, you have likely heard this phrase before. A school uniform is worn up to 180 days in the school year. That is a lot of wear on an article of clothing. We encourage having 2 or 3 of each daily-wear items such as pants, shirts, and sweaters to rotate throughout the week. Not only will this help the longevity of each garment, it also means less time for you doing laundry.
Little extras available in our store
• Shoe polish: Easy to apply and perfect for those morning when shoes need a quick polished appearance before a presentation or school photos.
• Sweater stone: Helps keep the uniform garments such as sweaters and tartans fresh. Removes fibers and other particles that may appear as the garment is worn over and over.
• Visit our website here to see what other little extras are available.
Have more questions or feedback for us? We would love to hear from you.
• Live chat with us at www.cambridgeuniforms.com – look for the “How can we help you” on the bottom right side of the website.
• Email us at email@example.com
• Call our client care line at 1-800-924-9069 ext 1 or 604-924-9069 ext 1
Used uniforms are needed to help re-stock the shelves for our used uniforms. If you have any used uniform items to donate, please contact Angeline at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds generated from the sales of used uniforms comes directly back to the school.
PARKING LOT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We had lines painted in the parking lot a couple of years ago to increase child safety. The design is also provides students with more activities during recess and to provide better safety measures during school hours. The solid yellow line running parallel to the school field and playground is not to be crossed by any vehicle from 7am (the start of Stingers Club) to 6pm (the end of Stingers Club). This is to ensure proper safety for our students.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with the drop off and pick up routines in the parent handbook. (If you don’t have a handbook you can download one off our website).
We will continue to close the alleyway beside the church hall. Although this provides a service for parents who want to quickly drop off their child and go, there are too many safety breaches and concerns. The vast majority of our parking lot incidents occurred when the alleyway was open. We also noticed that most safety breaches occur between the time of 8:50 and 9:05am. Please make arrangements to drop off your child(ren) early to avoid parking lot frustrations.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
Any parents who wish to volunteer at the school to work one on one with students and wish to volunteer to drive students must have a criminal record check. You can apply for the Criminal Record Check on line, please see the attached letter in regards to the Access Code. There is no cost associated with the criminal check if you are volunteering.
Parents that are going to be driving for Field Trips, Sports Events, etc. must have the Volunteer Driver Authorization Form completed and returned to the school ASAP. If you did not receive a form and your are requiring one please contact the office.
If your child is going to be late or absent, please call the office before 9:00 am., if calling prior to 8:30am, please leave a voicemail for the school secretary, do not leave a voicemail for the classroom teacher, as the teacher may not have had time to check their voicemail When your child returns to school, please ensure that an Absentee Form is completed with the correct date of the absence, the reason for being absent and a parent’s signature. This form is to be given to the teacher so that we are able to keep an accurate record for the attendance audit. An Absentee form is attached and can also be found at the school office or downloaded off of the school website. If your child is going to be late, please have him/her sign in at the office and get a late slip.
NOTES FROM PARENTS
We require a signed note from a parent when:
• your child has been absent from school for any reason
• your child needs to leave the school for an appointment, etc.
• your child cannot participate in a specific activity
• your child cannot go outdoors during recess or lunch break
• someone other than yourself picking up your child early from school (early dismissal)
Once school has started, children who are late or who have to leave the school early MUST sign in or out at the office.
LABEL YOUR UNIFORMS
We notice that quite often we find uniforms in the lost and found without student names on it. It is important to label your uniforms and to relabel them throughout the year if you are using a marker on a tag.