Maplewood Elementary’s Second Annual Parent Prom Returns to Spiderhouse Ballroom, February 4

Beloved East side school invites Austinites to come out for a fun and kitschy fundraiser featuring a live performance from The Recliners and DJ Andy Smith, an exciting silent auction and so much more!

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Jan. 12) – Austin school, Maplewood Elementary is thrilled to announce its second Annual Maplewood Elementary Parent Prom presented by Cherrywood Coffeehouse. The event will take place at the Spiderhouse Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature live music by The Recliners and DJ Andy Smith, a silent auction, photo booth and much more. The event is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Maplewood Elementary. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased here:

“Last year, we really didn’t know what Parent Prom was – we just made it up as we went along,” said Elizabeth McQueen, Maplewood PTA Chair, KUTX DJ and local musician. “It turned out to be so much fun, because it was rare time for the community of parents at our school to interact with each other as adults. We got to have a great time together whether people were dancing to the songs of our youth or just hanging out.”

“Last year’s event went down in history as parents came out for a rare night to themselves to enjoy a throwback to their youth, dressing up to the nines and enjoying some dancing,” said Maplewood Principal Vickie Jacobson. “The school hosted childcare while moms and dads enjoyed a nostalgic time on the dance floor and had a blast. We were thrilled with the ten thousand dollars the event raised as well, which helped the school provide technology, additional books and classroom supplies in 2016.”

“We’re able to help raise much needed funds for our school, while at the same time strengthening our ties as a community,” said McQueen. “And really, that is the best thing about Maplewood, our strong community. On top of that, we are super excited to have Cherrywood Coffeehouse on board as our Title Sponsor this year. They’ve become a central gathering place for so many of our families, and reflect the same community oriented values as our lovely school.”

“This fun and entertaining event demonstrates the positive impact of parental involvement,” said Principal Jacobson. “These events encourage parents and the community to form closer partnerships with our school, and support student learning.”

Maplewood is an elementary school for pre-K – grade 6 located in East Austin. Opening in 1952, the school 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, educational programs for gifted and talented students, its Second Language Acquisition Program and its 21st Century Workforce Development Program.

One of the key attributes of Maplewood is the focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), which can be seen daily in the school’s “Peacemaker” program where students are recognized in front of the whole school when doing something good for others. The school’s mission is “to develop the WHOLE child – one who feels valued and is successful within a cooperative, safe learning environment.” Maplewood also hosts a number of events throughout the year such as Fall Fest and Carnival, Spring Fling and Fun Run, and more. As a resource to the surrounding community, the school is also an official polling location and the venue for the annual Cherrywood Art Fair, one of Austin’s most cherished holiday markets.

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For press inquiries about the upcoming Parent Prom, please contact the team at Juice Consulting:

Heather Wagner Reed
713 208 3891

Madison Snelling
210 213 8934