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East Austin elementary school parents come together to 'increase the peace'

Austin elementary school parents come together to 'increase the peace'

Maplewood Elementary School prom
Sara Montoya and ​Bryan Baugher Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
The crowd enjoys tunes from The Recliners and DJ Andy Smith. Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Renei Sims Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Lila Valencia and Michael Velarde Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
DJ Andy Smith Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Robert Miller Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
KUTX DJ and chairwoman of Maplewood's PTA Elizabeth McQueen boogies down. Photo by J. Potter-Miller
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom
Maplewood Elementary School prom

What: Maplewood Elementary School's Third Annual Parent Prom

Where: Spiderhouse Ballroom

The lowdown: Parents and patrons of Cherrywood's Maplewood Elementary School gathered on January 27 for the school's third annual Parent Prom fundraiser. Chaired by KUTX DJ and chairwoman of Maplewood's PTA Elizabeth McQueen, the night featured a silent auction, a peacemaker-themed photo booth, and performances by The Recliners and DJ Andy Smith.

The prom's theme, "Peace and Love," was an homage to the elementary's school motto, "Increase the Peace." Consistently marked an "exemplary" school, Maplewood takes a whole child approach to learning, offering dual language education, fine arts and physical education programs, and tracks for gifted and talented programs. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction went directly to enhancing the programs that have made this school an integral part of the East Austin community for 65 years. 

Who: Elizabeth McQueenRobert Miller, Andy Smith, Renei Sims, Lila Valencia, Erin Dooner, Michael Velarde, Sara Montoya, and Bryan Baugher.