1. How School Uniforms Help Yeshivahs

    From Image USA Magazine, August 2011 issue - pages 48-50:

    In today’s economic climate, everyone is trying to save money. This is a sentiment that hits especially close to home for parents sending children to private schools, which account for nearly a quarter of all schools in the United States and admit over five million students annually. As tuition rates are on the rise at many community yeshivahs, parents and school administrators are looking for ways to ease the financial strain of educational costs.

    Joe Levy, Director of School Sales at CookiesKids.com, has the inside scoop on which and why yeshivahs are making the switch to school uniforms. He first noticed an increase in school uniform policy enforcement when one of Brooklyn’s largest schools, Magen David Yeshivah, decided to institute such a policy for the upcoming school year. Soon after, other schools in the community began inquiring about uniforms, considering the prospect of adopting a similar policy in the fall.

    "With tuition rates rising in the community, shopping for fashion clothing as school wear just adds to the cost of education," Levy said. "When schools switch to uniforms, it ensures parents will save money."

    Levy heads up the uniform sales department at CookiesKids.com which caters to over 2,000 schools, a number that shows no signs of shrinking. Because the company has a nearly endless inventory of tailor-made school uniform styles, price points and sizes available, Levy has been able to provide for a variety of school uniform policies, no matter how specific.

    Without question, the social impact of school uniforms can have a profoundly positive effect on children. “They have so many pressures right now, and one less thing they have to worry about with school uniform policies is what to wear,” said Levy. “It keeps kids on a more even playing field.”

    Jack Shammah, the Director of Marketing and Operations at CookiesKids.com, agrees. He’s received similar feedback from parents and children about the benefits of uniforms. “It provides a sense of confidence in children when they see their peers in the same clothes. They can excel at other things without being conscious of their clothing,” Jack said.

    In addition to easing peer pressure and self-confidence issues in children and saving parents money on trendy, designer clothing purchases, advocates of school uniforms cite a number of other reasons why they are a positive influence on the educational process. Uniforms make it easier for students to get dressed for schools in the morning, reduce discipline problems in the academic environment, and help set an atmosphere of modesty and professionalism.

    They also help instill and promote school spirit and pride, facilitate a sense of unity among students, and, perhaps, most importantly, increase students’ self respect. Students’ behavior and attitudes toward academics improve because their own expectations of themselves become higher. There’s a certain level of reverence that must be observed and maintained when wearing your school’s uniform.

    According to Levy, shirts and sweaters with embroidered school logos and gym clothes with screen printed mascots - all in the school’s colors - go a long way toward building that sense of belonging. When kids have a uniform on, they’re recognized as a proud student of their school.

    While some may argue that school uniforms suppress individuality, the prevailing thought is that pupils are still very much capable of self-expression when dressed in uniform. Students can make their uniforms fashionable thanks to unique choices in hairstyles, shoes, socks, ties, and accessories. It’s in minor details such as these that students possess the freedom to differentiate and distinguish themselves. Rather than seeing uniforms as an attempt at mass conformity, students recognize the potential to be even more creative and expressive. The thing that must always be remembered is that attitude is very important; if students feel good about themselves, they will act accordingly.

    Lower financial burden, the lack of distraction and competition, the development of one’s self-respect, and the fostering of community spirit are just some of the many positive reasons why the idea of uniforms is attractive to schools like Magen David Yeshivah. Their decision to mandate school uniforms for the upcoming school year indicates a strong dedication to getting their students back to the business of learning. Perhaps it is a decision that more schools will adopt in the near future.

    For more information on school uniform options, visit www.CookiesKids.com or call (877) 94-Cookies.

     
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  5. Easy, Affordable, School Uniform Shopping At CookiesKids.com

    School uniforms are a vital part of back-to-school shopping for many households. CookiesKids.com, the #1 school uniform headquarters and leading kids’ department store, is the place to go for quality children’s clothing at affordable prices.

     

    Wide Selection of Clothing and Accessories

    CookiesKids.com carries a large selection of boys and girls school uniforms for children of all ages. From the latest styles in pants, polos, and dress shirts for boys, to skirts, sweaters, and jumpers for girls, CookiesKids.com has everything you need for school uniforms. CookiesKids.com also features a selection of plus size and junior apparel for girls, and husky and young men’s sizes for boys. 

    For recess and recreation, CookiesKids.com has boys and girls gym wear in stock. Comfortable clothing such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, gym pants, and fleece pullovers are available in a variety of colors like burgundy, grey, navy, and green. 

    In addition to the basic school uniform necessities, CookiesKids.com carries a variety of accessories for all of your school uniform needs. Find ties, belts, shoes, socks, tights, backpacks, and even educational books for girls and boys to finish your back-to-school shopping, all in one place.


    Easy Shopping, Name Brands, Great Prices 

    CookiesKids.com is known for offering easy and convenient shopping at affordable prices. Our online shoppers will find an easy-to-use online store with the ability to search and shop by categories such as size, sex, or clothing style, all in the comfort of your own home. Fashion-conscious shoppers will appreciate the Search by Brand feature. CookiesKids.com is a leading kids’ fashion retailer, carrying many well-known school uniform brands such as French Toast, Universal School Wear, US Polo Assn, and Dickies. 

    It’s easy to select the exact school uniform you need on CookiesKids.com. Detailed product descriptions, multiple garment views, and brand-specific size charts help you make an informed decision. If by chance you should happen to need an item not listed in the size or color you want, let us know and we will try to custom order it for you. Our customers across the country can get the same quality selection and service online as they would in any of our brick and mortar stores. We ship to anywhere in the United States at reasonable shipping costs. All school uniforms orders $99 and above ship for free!

    Our clearance section is packed with even more affordable pricing for brand name school uniforms and kids’ fashion apparel. While most stores offer outdated and out-of-season items for clearance, CookiesKids.com offers name-brand items that are appropriate to wear as soon as it ships for up to 90% off retail price.

    CookiesKids.com is committed to offering you the best prices for quality children’s clothing. We offer a price-match guarantee for up to 7 days after your online purchase. If you find a lower price anywhere else on a new identical item, we will email or call you and beat the price!

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    CookiesKids.com is the online version of Cookie’s Kids, the trusted kids’ school uniform and branded urban fashion clothing store. Customers travel from miles around to Cookie’s Kids for the best deals and selection on quality children’s clothing. Cookie’s Kids thanks our long-standing customers and welcomes new shoppers who want to buy the best school uniforms and kids’ fashion clothing under one roof.