Uniforms

The Montessori classroom is a prepared environment. The materials, furniture, the minimal pictures and posters, the books and music have all been selected to create a space, which is conducive to concentration, higher level thinking and creative expression. The clothing worn by the children becomes part of the environment and can have an effect on the children. Just as we would not hang posters on the wall of popular movies, TV or video themes, we ask that you reserve shoes or clothing with such depictions for use outside of the school. OFMS students wear uniforms. Our school colors are Navy Blue, Red, Hunter Green and White.

The Oak Forest Montessori School Dress Code

Please dress your child according to the rules listed below.
  1. All students 18 months and older are required to wear uniforms. Uniforms may be ordered online at http://www.frenchtoast.com/ancillary/schools/specificdresscode.do?SchoolID=500411. The OFMS School Code is QS5AVLH. We do have a very limited supply in the office. If purchased from an outside vendor, we ask that they do not have any other logo or decorations. Items purchased from retail stores other than French Toast may be taken to Longview Embroidery to have the logo put on them. Longview Embroidery is located at 1420 McCann Rd, Longview, Texas 75601.

  2. Uniforms for girls:
    • Polo style shirts in navy, hunter green, red or white (long or short sleeved). All shirts must be embroidered the OFMS logo.
    • Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts and capri’s in khaki or navy blue are to be worn but without decoration.
    • Plaid, navy or khaki jumpers may also be worn. They may be purchased from French Toast and have the OFMS logo on them.
    • White or light blue peter pan collared shirts may be worn under jumpers or with other acceptable pants, skirts etc.
    • Bike shorts or something similar must be worn under all skirts and jumpers.
    • OFMS T-shirts may be worn on Monday’s only, except during the summer semester.
    • OFMS T-shirts may be worn any day during the summer term.
    • OFMS sweatshirts may be worn on cool days as a jacket over the appropriate school shirt.
    • Tennis shoes are to be worn.

  3. Uniforms for boys:
    • Polo style shirts in navy, hunter green, red or white (long or short sleeved). All shirts must be embroidered with the OFMS logo.
    • Shorts or pants in khaki or navy blue are to be worn but without decoration.
    • OFMS T-shirt may be worn on Monday’s only, except during the summer semester.
    • OFMS T-shirts may be worn any day during the summer term.
    • OFMS sweatshirts may be worn on cool days as a jacket over the appropriate school shirt.
    • Tennis shoes are to be worn.

  4. General information regarding uniforms:
    • Clothing
      • Blue jeans, denim shorts or denim skirts of any kind are not allowed.
      • If your child is potty training, please have your child wear clothing that has an elasticized waist. We are developing independence and clothing must be easy for the child to pull down and up.
      • After your child is fully potty trained, please continue to buy clothing that is easy to pull down and up so independence is continued.
    • Miscellaneous
      • Temporary “tattoos” are not to be worn to school.
      • Backpacks are too large for the bins and must be left at home. On a day when a child needs to bring an extra bag for dance or gym, keep in mind that the bag must be small enough to fit in their bin.
      • Students will have outdoor playtime each day as the weather permits, so please consider this when selecting clothes for each day. All outer garments such as sweaters, jackets, caps, and gloves should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
      • All children, regardless of age, should have a complete change of clothing at school. Please send the following, labeled with your child’s name, to leave in their bin: underwear, pants, shirt, socks and shoes. This supply should be maintained t insure your child always has a change of clothes on hand appropriate for the season. For children in Building # 3 (Pre-Primary), two changes of clothing are necessary.
Uniforms Sale/Donation

The Oak Forest Montessori School offers a limited onsite uniform store for your convenience. The store is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Friday. Price Lists are posted throughout the store. Once parents make their selections they need to check out with the office. Checks are made payable to The Oak Forest Montessori School (OFMS). Parents may also purchase uniforms at http://www.frenchtoast.com/ancillary/schools/specificdresscode.do?SchoolID=500411. The OFMS school code is QS5AVLH.

Clothing and shoes your children have outgrown are always welcome. We will use them when children do not have spare clothing in their bins.

Shoes
OFMS students must wear tennis shoes to ensure their safety. A list of shoes NOT permitted is provided below. These shoes hinder the child’s participation in running and climbing activities that are important for their fitness and/or are a distraction in the class room.
    ALL boots (including cowboy/cowgirl boots, Ugg boots, rain boots, etc.)
  • Sandals
  • Flip flops
  • Light up shoes
  • Shoes that make noise (jingle, etc.)
  • Crocks
  • Character shoes
  • Shoes with exposed heels or toes.
Jewelry
Students should not wear bracelets, necklaces or any type of watches. If your child’s ears are pierced, then they may wear stud earrings only.

Thank you in advance for adhering to the OFMS dress code. Our goal is to provide a loving and nurturing educational environment free of distractions. We also want to ensure your child is safe when playing on the playground.

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