Arts & Music

Visual Arts

Dance

 

The Arts are an essential part of the Ivanhoe Elementary experience. Through a combination of district-sponsored and parent-provided opportunities, Ivanhoe students are immersed in integrated curricula that include music, fine art, and movement.

 


Visual arts programs are provided by both classroom teachers throughout the school year and in 10-week sessions with Ms. Dana Bradley, our visual arts instructor. Students learn about a variety or art mediums and techniques, art history, and artistic traditions from around the world.

 


Music at Ivanhoe is provided by our beloved and talented music instructor Randy Dreyfuss, composer of our school song, and the foundation for joyful appreciation of music at our school. Our school song can be heard at every assembly and special event at school.  In the fall, Mr. Dreyfuss teaches two songs to every grade in preparation for the spectacular annual Holiday Show.  In addition, Mr. Dreyfuss hosts a drumming circle during lunch and in years past, an after school choir.

 

IVANHOE SCHOOL SONG

Ivanhoe!

Ivanhoe!

Ivanhoe!

 

Ivanhoe

It’s the school near the lake

Where my folks daily take me to.

Ivanhoe

Where the teachers are kind,

They’re expanding my mind

It’s true.

 

And I play might hard

On the whole lower yard

In the library read what’s new.

 

And the ember of memory

Will never fade on Ivanhoe.

September to June,

All the days I spend at Ivanhoe.

I’ll remember forever my time with you.

 

Ivanhoe!

We learn English and Math

And the path of the Golden Rule.

Ivanhoe, music, theater and dance

All the arts that enhance our yule.

 

There are dozens of us

On a bright yellow bus

On a field trip to something cool

Singing:

Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,

Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,

Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,Ivanhoe,-

Our school!

 

And the ember of memory

Will never fade on Ivanhoe.

September to June,

All the days I spend at Ivanhoe.

I’ll remember forever my time with you.

 

Words and music © 2010 by Randy Dreyfuss