It's the Spirit that Counts!


PE Dress Code

September 2016

Dear Skinner Parents, 

The Skinner PE department will be using Lands End for the 2016-2017 school year! All questions related to school uniforms, including sizing, payment, delivery, navigating the Lands End website, etc. must be directed to Lands End. We respect your right to use a different vendor to purchase uniforms, however, We strongly encourage you to purchase Skinner apparel through Land’s End, Please note, a portion of all Lands End purchases is given back to Skinner West, therefore, every purchase benefits not only your child but also our school. In addition, students can earn bonus points toward their grade by wearing spirit wear. If you choose to send your child to school in clothes from home please make sure to abide by the following:

Clothing Type




Any school appropriate t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, sweatshirt, hooded sweatshirt, or athletic shirt

Dress shirts or any button down shirt, dresses, denim shirts, vests, shirts with any type of tie


Athletic shorts/pants, jogging/running pants, sweatpants, yoga pants/leggings (within UG dress code)

Dress slacks, skirts without some form of leggings, jeans of any kind, cargo pants, corduroy pants, jeggings


Gym shoes, sneakers, athletic sandals

Flip-flops, any open-toed shoe, boots, crocs, any shoe with a heel

Keep in mind the CPS dress code as it applies to PE is a plain all white top, plain navy blue bottoms, and appropriate footwear (i.e. gym shoes). If a uniform is not purchased from the Lands End website it needs to be free of any writing, logos, or lettering. If you elect to use Lands End, everything on their website is acceptable to purchase! If you have any concerns about sizes, please contact Lands End before purchasing.

Please visit Lands End or visit the Skinner Newsletter for the direct link to begin ordering your uniforms. Our Preferred School Number is: 900160219

Lands End (800) 963-4816 (they also provide live online help too).

We ask that all Skinner Superstars be in their PE uniform by Friday September 23rd. In the meantime, please make sure students are dressed appropriately for PE classes. Depending on the weather, shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants, and/or sweatshirts are appropriate for movement activities. Most importantly, gym shoes are an absolute necessity for class.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Ryan Johnson & Joy Westendorf, Physical Education Teachers 


Please also see here for more information related to ordering through Lands' End.
Please note that students will not be allowed to change in or out of clothes for PE. We kindly as for you to send your Superstar in clothes that abide by the guidelines shown above on their physical education day.

Also, please be aware that accidents do happen and there's an increased likelihood that they will happen during physical education so please take necessary precautions when it comes to bringing or wearing expensive items such as glasses. If your child wears glasses you may consider having them wear an inexpensive/spare pair for P.E.







Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

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