Tori and Patrick Ervin, along with their children, Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth, are our Family of the Month for February. Tori writes, “In 2014, we were looking for a preschool in Cypress. We went on many tours and met many people. However, no place felt quite like the Primrose School of Barker Cypress. When you walk into smiling faces and the smell of pancakes and maple syrup, it’s easy to feel comforted and welcome. Our son, Robert, was in pre-kindergarten, and he LOVED every day at Primrose. He’s in third grade now and still reminisces about playing basketball, creating artwork and learning Spanish at Primrose. Our older son, Thomas, is in fourth grade. While he never attended Primrose as a student, he has thoroughly enjoyed the snack basket and fun family activities like Santa’s Workshop over the years.
When we became pregnant with Elizabeth, we immediately secured a spot for her at Primrose! It was like a family reunion on our initial visit; familiar faces greeted us, and we were so excited to be back! Robert hadn’t been back since his 2015 Pre-K graduation, which was an amazing and heartfelt production that we still cherish.
At three months old, Elizabeth began attending the Primrose School of Barker Cypress in October 2017. As a parent, it can be so hard to leave your tiny baby at school and return to work again. When you walk in after a long day and see the office staff holding your baby and loving them like their own, it eases your worries because your child is obviously being nurtured and cared for. It takes a village, and we are so proud and honored to have the Primrose staff and teachers in our village.
Elizabeth is currently on her fifth classroom, and we’ve loved seeing her grow and learn along the way. There are times when Elizabeth is trying to communicate via sign language at home, and we are comically flipping through the signing cards trying to figure out what the heck she is saying. Thank you for those very helpful cards! I am also beyond thankful for the sweet and personalized notes that get sent home. I’m not certain how long it would have taken us to figure out Elizabeth was asking us to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” if not for one of those sweet notes! She’s learned to roll over, crawl, walk, run, dance, clap and so much more alongside her friends and teachers at Primrose. For that, we are forever grateful.
We are so appreciative for the impact Primrose School of Barker Cypress has had on our family! We will miss everyone when we transfer to the Bridgeland location, but hope to stay in touch.”