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 Kindergarten to Eighth Grade Uniforms

Mary Queen of Apostles School has a school uniform that is worn by students in grade K-8.  The uniform options can be found in the handbook under Uniforms.  The dress code is based on uniformity.  It is grounded in basic, simple, colors and non-descript clothing and accessories.  This includes socks, tights, hair accessories, etc.  The school uniform includes the physical education uniform.

The full Mary Queen of Apostles School Uniform Policy can be found in 

children in uniform the Parent/Student Handbook. We ask that you please visit Schoolbelles to order online​ and/or view the options for your child. You can also find additional school uniform form information under the forms section within Family Resources.

MQA Sweatshirts & Hoodies and  Physical Education Uniform
MQA sweatshirts and hoodies may be worn as part of the school uniform. The hoodies are offered at selected times of the year. The sweatshirts are included in the physical education order form.  The physical education uniform consists of a sweatshirt in red or navy, navy sweatpants, a gray t-shirt, and navy shorts. All pieces are silk screened with our school logo. The uniforms​ are ordered at the beginning of each school year using a form that comes home in the First Day Envelope or by downloading the order form.​ The school stocks a limited number of uniform pieces for those who have growth spurts.​

PNUT Days

PNUT days (Please No Uniform Today) are to be Catholic school appropriate. If a dress up day is listed, this means that this day is for wearing clothing that is nicer and dressier.  Our picture day is a dress up day.  Dress down days mean that jeans and shorts and non-uniform shoes and clothing can be worn.  However there are basic levels of appropriateness that also apply here, jeans cannot be ripped; shorts, skirts, or dresses must be at least fingertip length; shirts should be appropriate in designs and style; legging style pants must be worn with a tunic top.  The body should be covered and the tightness of the clothing should be negligible.

 Uniform Options

​All school uniforms are to be purchased only from Schoolbelles and all physical education uniforms are purchased from Tees N Tops.  While other companies make school uniform pieces, they are acceptable only if they match the Schoolbelles design and color and are purchased at the risk of not being permitted.

Options for Boys:

Navy or khaki uniform trousers, flat or pleated fronts, from Schoolbelles

Navy or khaki uniform shorts from Schoolbelles only

White oxford shirts or red, white, or navy banlon shirts with a collar, or turtlenecks , or the banlon shirts with bottom band that do not need to be tucked into the slacks.  Any shirt can be monogrammed with the school logo and turtlenecks may be monogrammed by Schoolbelles with "MQA".  These banlon polo shirts are not form fitting

Navy or red uniform sweaters or vests from Schoolbelles (may be monogrammed by Schoolbelles with logo).  All sweaters are to have a banlon or oxford shirt underneath

Red or navy MQA sweatshirts and/or the MQA monogrammed hoodie from Tees N Tops with a uniform shirt underneath

Tennis shoes or tennis type shoes are to be worn with the school uniform.  Shoes are to be white, black, brown, gray, navy or tan.  They may be a combination of these colors, too.  (For example white with black trim and gray accents.) Tennis shoes with accents of red are permitted.  The shoe itself is not red.

Boots in the same colors may be worn during the winter months

Physical education uniforms of navy shorts, gray T-shirts, and navy sweatpants for cold days from Tees N Tops.  Tennis shoes must be worn to school for physical education class.  These are to follow the same rules as the school tennis shoes.

Socks are solid colors of navy, red, white, black, or khaki

Options for Girls:

Plaid or navy drop waist uniform jumper with box pleats from Schoolbelles

Plaid uniform skirt with box pleats from Schoolbelles

Plaid adjustable kilt from Schoolbelles

Plaid uniform skort from Schoolbelles

Navy or khaki uniform slacks, flat/low rise or pleated fronts, from Schoolbelles

Navy or khaki uniform shorts from Schoolbelles

White blouses/oxford shirts or red, white, or navy banlon shirts with a collar, or turtlenecks (any shirt can be monogrammed with the school logo and turtlenecks may be monogrammed by Schoolbelles with "MQA").  These banlon polo shirts are not form fitting.

Navy or red uniform sweaters or vests from Schoolbelles (may be monogrammed by Schoolbelles with logo).  All sweaters are to have a banlon or oxford shirt or a blouse underneath.

Red or navy MQA sweatshirts and/or monogrammed hoodie from Tees N Tops with a uniform shirt underneath

Tennis shoes or tennis type shoes are to be worn with the school uniform.  Shoes are to be white, black, brown, gray, navy or tan.  They may be a combination of these colors, too.  (For example white with black trim and gray accents.)  Tennis shoes with accents of red are permitted.  The shoe itself is not red

Other shoes are to be flat, not having a wedge or a high heel or narrow heel.  No sandals or sling backs are allowed. 

Boots in the same colors may be worn during the winter months.

Physical education uniforms of navy shorts, gray T-shirts, and navy sweatpants for cold days from Tees N Tops. Tennis shoes must be worn to school for physical education class. These are to follow the same rules as the school tennis shoes.

Socks and tights are solid colors of navy, red, white, black, or khaki.  Leggings are not permitted.

 General Dress Code Information

All school uniforms are to be purchased only from Schoolbelles and all physical education uniforms are purchased through the school.  While other companies make school uniform pieces, they are acceptable only if they match the Schoolbelles design and color and are purchased at the risk of not being permitted.

 

o     The dress code for students in Levels K-8 is the school uniform worn properly at all times. Shirts are to be tucked in for both boys and girls.  Banded polo shirts are meant to be worn outside the skirt then bloused over the band to give the appearance of a shirt that is tucked in.  Belts are to be worn with slacks and shorts to help keep shirts tucked in.  Skirts, kilts, jumpers, and skorts are to be right above the knee.  No other apparel can be worn in place of the school sweaters/vest/sweatshirts/hoodies.  Clothing with logos or brand symbols or school spirit wear may not be worn.

 

o     Make up is not permitted.  Jewelry is simple and neutral.  Boys may not wear pierced earrings to school.  Tattoos are not allowed.  Hair styles are to be conservative, including the length of hair for boys.  Boy's hair should not be in the eyes, or over the collar.  Other accessories to the uniform including hair accessories are to be minimal and neutral.  Other fads, trends, fashion statements, or hair fashions may be disallowed.

 

o     Tennis shoes or tennis type shoes are to be worn with the school uniform.  Shoes are to be solid white, brown, navy, or black.  They may be a combination of these colors, too.  Tennis shoes with accents of red are permitted.  The shoe itself is not red.  The shoes are to be flat, not having a wedge or a high heel or narrow heel.  No sandals or sling backs are allowed.  Boots are allowed in winter only.

 

o     A gym uniform is to be worn to and from school for physical education class.  Tennis shoes for physical education class are also worn on gym day.  These are to follow the same rules as the school shoes.  Students do not call home for gym uniforms but have an alternative assignment for class.

 

o     Uniform catalogs are available prior to the uniform fitting in May.  Uniforms may be ordered at the annual uniform fitting in May, through the Schoolbelles catalog, online, or at the local Schoolbelles store.  Physical education uniforms are purchased through the school at the beginning of the school year to allow for summer growth spurts!

 

o       A uniform exchange is held in the summer at the Greenwald Site annually.  Gently used, clean and non-faded uniform pieces are accepted for resale or donation.  Items sent in are scrutinized and put out for sale as appropriate.  Information on the event is sent home during the summer via email.  Passing on uniforms from family to other family does not mean that the uniform piece will be acceptable the next school year.

Visit Schoolbelles online at www.schoolbelles.com to see the MQA line using the school code 1875.