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A message to our parents

Blue Ivey School will remain open next week, March 16-20, while Garland ISD extends its spring break. We are committed to providing a healthy, happy environment for your children in the face of this national uncertainty. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical professionals and […]

By |March 17th, 2020|Health & Safety, Parenting|Comments Off on A message to our parents

Finding a routine

Can you never seem to find the school menu or calendar when you need them? They are posted on the Blue Ivey School website under current events at the beginning of each month. Life with little ones can be hectic to say the least. Click here for ideas on how to help your toddler establish […]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding a routine

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and Blue Ivey School will celebrate with a parade. Dress your child as his or her favorite Dr. Seuss character, then join us for a parade next Monday in his honor at 9:30 a.m. The celebrated author was a master of rhyme and is responsible for countless children learning […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Curriculum, Parenting|Comments Off on Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Round ’em up!

So you blinked and suddenly your child is ready for kindergarten! Come visit Blue Ivey School for our Kindergarten Round Up this Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:15 p.m. We’d love to tell you what makes our kindergarten a great choice for your child, including our small teacher-to-student ratios and individualized attention. Click here to learn more about […]

By |February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Round ’em up!

Sibling love

With Blue Ivey School’s whole child approach to development, we want to make sure your child is ready socially, emotionally and academically to make the transition to elementary school. As parents, we’ve all seen how the easiest-going child can seemingly lose it the minute they get in the back seat with a sibling. There are […]

By |February 11th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on Sibling love

Gift an experience

Take a look at the calendar and the opportunities for gift giving are endless. While Christmas and birthdays tend to bring the most expensive gifts, there always seems to be a Valentine’s Day treat here or an Easter basket here that need filled. Skip the sugary treats and expensive gifts and go for a gift […]

By |February 4th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on Gift an experience

The positives of playing sports

As millions prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, let’s think back to where it all begins — making physical activity a part of everyday life for your preschooler. It’s never too early to teach your child fun ways to keep moving. A healthy body isn’t the only benefit of daily exercise and team […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Curriculum, exercise, Parenting|Comments Off on The positives of playing sports

The love of language

At Blue Ivey School, we believe exposing children to a second language plays an important part in their development. We start with American Sign Language for our youngest students and add a weekly Spanish class once they enter Preschool 2. Research shows learning a second language boosts critical thinking ability, problem-solving and listening skills, and […]

By |January 21st, 2020|Curriculum, Parenting|Comments Off on The love of language

Weathering the weather

The holidays are over and the new year has begun, but sometimes all those festivities leave us feeling drained and even a little sad. It doesn’t help that the winter days are shorter and cloudier than our typical warm Texas weather. Here are a few ideas to put a little spring in your step, even […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on Weathering the weather

New year, new habit

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when many of us make resolutions – from losing weight to eating healthier and exercising more. Websites, social media and magazines tout the advantages of getting organized. Teaching your child how to help and giving them responsibilities will help make your life easier and teach them valuable […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on New year, new habit