Maplewood’s 4th Parent Prom is Feb.9 @ Getaway Motor Club

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School families, friends and neighbors are invited to Maplewood’s 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) click 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, email president@maplewoodelementary.com.

“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 Parent Prom 2017

Photo credit: J. Potter-Miller

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