to not buy ANOTHER pe kit

(12 Posts)
themumfairy Mon 01-Feb-16 08:57:06

Ds1 who's 8 has 'lost' his pe kit at school again. The 3rd one since September. I've replaced them all so far but today I've stuffed an old pair of tracksuit bottoms in. School won't be happy as they have a logo on. All his items are labelled clearly and the are not in lost property so I'm guessing they are too lost for lost property or someone else has took them home.
AIBU or should I replace the kit again?

SevenOfNineTrue Mon 01-Feb-16 08:58:11

Replace it but say that any further losses will be paid for out of his pocket money.

NotTHEBupcake Mon 01-Feb-16 08:58:14

Can you ask the school if they can sell you some second-hand kit from lost property?

MigGril Mon 01-Feb-16 09:01:41

Don't replace with logo kit, school can't enforce this. And am so glad ours don't insist on it epically at primary. All generic from supermarket stuff is very cheap, a lot cheaper then logoed stuff and could be it's being pinched.

DesertOrDessert Mon 01-Feb-16 09:22:40

Is there anything in lost property without a name on? When DS2 lost his school coat in week2, because they knew it was labeled, they found us one in lost property. He was 4 tho.

Whatdoidohelp Mon 01-Feb-16 09:28:24

I would replace the first lost kit but not this one! If he manages to not lose his school bag/coat etc it boils down to carelessness. Take it out of Christmas or pocket money. He will learn.

TattyDevine Mon 01-Feb-16 09:33:50

Is it his fault though (this is mainly to the posters saying take it out of his pocket money). Can he help it if someone else is nicking it?

If he's left it somewhere around the school and it's misplaced for a while, fine, that's his fault, but in theory it should turn up somewhere if it is labelled. If it literally never turns up, it must be in someone else's possession.

I know in my school they don't have locked lockers, just pegs, and there is a parent who goes in occasionally and helps herself to stuff - how do I know this - she told me one night when she was drunk. (And yes, I waited till I saw her a couple of days later and told her that it was bang out of order0

YakTriangle Mon 01-Feb-16 09:35:55

Pretty sure some parents replenish uniforms and PE kit by taking it from lost property regardless of labelling. Some of my DC stuff has never turned up again and logic dictates that it has to have gone somewhere.

Marynary Mon 01-Feb-16 09:45:40

Three times in a short space of time suggests that someone is stealing it. If this wasn't the case, stuff would eventually turn up in lost property. I would replace with cheaper stuff with no logo. I suspect that this won't disappear.
When I was at school we had to embroider our initials in big letters on the front of all P.E. items. Interestingly nothing ever disappeared.

Slowlygettingthehangofthings Mon 01-Feb-16 11:40:23

What can the school really do if you refuse to purchase a new pe kit with the logo on?

Euphemia Mon 01-Feb-16 12:21:12

I read it as the joggers having a logo on them (Nike or whatever) rather than the school kit requiring one.

Where does DS says he puts his kit? The kids I know who lose theirs are the ones who chuck it about the classroom and never bother looking for it to put it away.

Emeraldjan Mon 01-Feb-16 12:37:05

Ask the school to check pe kits for his name

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