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The Return of the 1980s!
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Sharing 1980s Favorites Leads to Big Winners

During our first Grand Opening Celebration, our Auction Committee asked for guests to submit some 1980s favorites as entries to win one of three book prizes.  We had some fantastically nostalgic responses!

Prizes offered during our first Grand Opening Celebration – Just for submitting your favorite 1980s song or movie!

Favorite 1980s Songs:

  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds
  • “Friday I’m In Love” – The Cure
  • “Sunglasses at Night” – Corey Hart
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Jon Bon Jovi

Favorite 1980s Movies:

  • “Breakfast Club”
  • “Sixteen Candles”
  • “Pretty in Pink”
  • “Footloose”


And the Winners Are…


Scholastic “Children’s Dictionary”: Kelly J. , Preschool Parent

  • Favorite 80s Song: “Faithfully” by Journey

“Dinosaurs and More”: Lucy M., 4th grader

  • Favorite 80s Movie: “The Breakfast Club”

“Picture Books and Pigeons”: Bethany S., Kindergarten Parent

  • Favorite 80s Song: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”


Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate.  We had a great day, filled with pride for our elementary students. The Elementary’s Water.Org Fundraiser was an enormous success.  The students raised over $4400 to help women and children obtain safe access to drinking water.  The Water.Org foundation states that for every $25 raised, they are able to provide safe, sanitary water to an individual in need.  So many of our students and families brought a large amount of attention and passion for the cause to our community. Thank you for helping raise awareness for the cause.


Celebrate the 1980s with us!

As we continue to celebrate our move to 1980 N. Gary Avenue, please count on joining us!  Our End-of-Year Gala and Silent Auction this year is 1980s-themed, in honor of our new address.  Be sure to “like” the page on Facebook to see all of the donated items, announcements, and sneak peeks of the fun in store for guests!