Maplewood

Maplewood MakerSpace, Fun Run, Parent Prom & More

Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

Last spring, thanks to the leadership of Librarian Amanda Braziel, Maplewood applied for and won an innovation grant from Austin Ed Fund to create a centralized makerspace that is available to…

Maplewood Plants Mini Orchard on Campus

Cross-posted from maplewoodelementary.com

Maplewood Elementary students planted a new orchard at the school this spring. The orchard is located between the building, the playground, and the portables along Ashwood Rd., and includes two fig trees, three plum trees, two mulberries, a…

Maplewood Celebrates 65th anniversary

By Maplewood PTA Cross-posted from the Flea newsletter

Maplewood Elementary is turning 65, and is celebrating with a new piece of public art, some fresh landscaping, and a commemorative illustration of the school. Chris Levack, who created the Rocket Ship…

Cherrywood Art Fair Returning to Maplewood December 9 & 10

By Chula League (cross-posted from maplewoodelementary.com)

The Cherrywood Art Fair will be held at Maplewood Elementary School December 9 & 10, 10am-5pm. The fair benefit the Little Artist, Big Artist program,  a unique mentoring experience that pairs professional…

CodeNEXT Looming!

by Girard Kinney, Chair LUT Committee Cross-posted from the Flea newsletter

The CNA Land Use and Transportation (LUT) committee continues to work on the process by which we respond to upcoming construction and transportation projects in the neighborhood, but most of…

Robin Hood Switches Sides: Funding Maplewood Elementary School

With apologies to Jim Hightower: Robin Hood school funding scheme more like a plot cooked up by dastardly Prince John

Written by Steve Wilson (Re-posted from The Flea)

At a recent Maplewood Campus Advisory Council meeting, much to-do was made about…

Maplewood Stampede Raises 14K for Elementary School

Written by Melissa Nicholson

Maplewood Elementary Mustangs galloped into action for the 2nd annual Mustang Stampede Saturday, March 28th at Mueller Lake Park busting through their $14,000 goal to raise $14,498.22 for computers, dye cuts, WOW & PE equipment while promoting…

Maplewood Teams up with Alamo Drafthouse for Fundraiser

Written by Ursula Banks

On Saturday, January 24 approximately 90 Maplewood students and their families enjoyed the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Alamo Drafthouse Village.  It was good food and good fun to benefit the school.…

Maplewood’s Spring Fling a Hoola Hooping Hit

Written by Deb Palmer

Did you hear the drums and ukeleles emanating from Maplewood Elementary School’s outdoor stage last Saturday May 3? It was the annual Spring Fling! Maplewood’s 4-6th graders played their best in a sound off between the…

Austin Neighbors Invited to Final Showing of Little Artist BIG ARTIST Exhibit at Pump Project Art Complex Saturday, May 10

Written by Carmen Maverick, Chula League

Every spring “Little Artists” from East Austin elementary schools learn how art — such as pottery, painting, film, and photography — moves from a budding idea to the marketplace. BIG ARTISTS provide their time and…

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