At many schools and businesses, Friday is a day to dress down. Casual Friday, it is sometimes called. Casual Friday is a nice way to relax after a week of hard work. At Pinnacle Classical Academy, Friday is not a dress-down day. In fact, at PCA, Friday is known as Formal Friday. The students dress up from their normal weekly uniforms to formal plaid jumpers and skirts, pressed white dress shirts, and pants and ties for the boys. Why do we do that?
At PCA, we want to teach our students to finish strong. The end of the week is not the time to let up on your effort, therefore we encourage this idea of finishing strong by giving the best we have on the last day of the week, inside and out. The Student Uniform Policy states it this way, “We have instituted ‘Formal Friday’ because we want our students to learn that we are to work heartily for the Lord each day, which means finishing each week strong – even in the area of appearance.”
As a parent, I can say it makes a difference! Friday is the day the students are tested to make sure they’ve grasped the week’s materials. Friday is Show & Tell for the younger students. Friday is the apex of the week. When my children put on the their formal uniforms, they understand that it’s Friday. Friday is different. Friday is exciting in some ways and important in many ways. Formal Friday is a great way for the kids and me to live out the idea of finishing strong and offering God our best all the way to the end.