East Austin school returns yet again with its kitschy, funky annual fundraiser; this year’s event is themed ‘The Awkward Years’ and will feature live performances from The Recliners and DJ Girlfriend, a fabulous silent auction, dancing all night and more!
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Dec. 21, 2019; source: Juice Consulting) – Austin ISD’s Maplewood Elementary is thrilled to announce the Fourth Annual Parent Prom on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Getaway Motor Club located at 3700 Thompson St., Austin, Texas 78702. This year’s event is themed “The Awkward Years” and the evening will feature live music by The Recliners (featuring Maplewood Dad Neal Mehta) from 7 – 8 p.m. and DJ Girlfriend from 8 – 11 p.m. There will also be a killer silent auction, a funky photo booth, dancing all night long and much more. G&M Catering will provide food, drink and a cash bar, and proceeds from the evening will go towards the school’s literacy and library support. The event is for adults only (21 and up). General admission tickets for the evening are free or a suggested donation of $25 per ticket. The event is public and all are welcome. For info on advance tickets (as well as boutonnière’s and corsages) please see here.
“This year we wanted to celebrate our school by bringing people together in a way that encourages openness and vulnerability,” said Elizabeth McQueen, Parent Prom Chair and PTA Board member. “That’s why we chose to celebrate ‘The Awkward Years.’ We as parents are constantly helping our kids navigate the trials and tribulations of childhood, despite the fact that many of us our still figuring out how to find our place in this increasing chaotic world. We didn’t know what we were doing as kids, and a lot of the time, we still don’t know! Why not get together, let down the mask of adulthood for a night and celebrate that fact!”
Parent Prom sponsorship opportunities are open to families or businesses under a variety of different sponsorship levels called “Team Awkward.” By joining Team Awkward, Parent Prom sponsors make it possible for other Maplewood families, teachers and staff to attend the event. Team Awkward sponsorships help cover yearly costs associated with literacy support and more on behalf of the PTA. For more information on Team Awkward, or to get involved, click here.
“As PTA Presidents this year, it is important that we host events without barriers to participate, said Stephanie Perrone-Freeborg and Amber Welsh.“By joining a Team Awkward, you support the school’s mission and vision of inclusiveness and peace.”
Maplewood Elementary school is located in East Austin and teaches grades pre-K through sixth. The school, opened in 1951, is known for its diverse student body and its motto, “Increase the Peace.” The school is rated exemplary in the areas of overall performance, the fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parental involvement, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, its Second Language Acquisition Program and its 21st Century Workforce Development Program.
Maplewood also hosts a number of events throughout the year such as Parent Prom, Fall Fest, Spring Fling, Mustang Stampede Fun Run and more. It is a resource to the surrounding community, serving as an official polling location and the venue for the annual Cherrywood Art Fair, one of Austin’s most cherished holiday markets. For more information on Maplewood Elementary, please see
To RSVP for the Parent Prom as working media, or for pre-coverage opportunities or inquiries, please contact the team at Juice Consulting:
Heather Wagner Reed
713 208 3891
Jackie Goff
281 793 4209