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I Love You to the Moon and Back

The mothers of American Academy Castle Pines (AA) truly love their sons to the moon and back. With the help of the PTO, the inaugural mother-son dance took place on the AA Castle Pines campus for all kindergarten through eighth grade students.

I Love You to the Moon and Back was this year’s dance theme. This popular children’s picture book, written by author Amelia Hepworth, depicts the special bond between parent and child. The theme set the stage for a night decorated in balloon rockets that read “Wow Mom,” floating stars and lots and lots of dancing.

The event DJ, also the school’s daddy-daughter dance DJ, made sure to select music and games throughout the evening specifically suited to boys. A balloon artist made balloons of alien spaceships, moons, stars and ones that read, “I love you to the moon and back.” There was also a photo booth where mothers and sons could get a keepsake of the night for fun, lasting memories.

“My kids and I had so much fun at the American Academy mother-son dance. I’ve never been spun so many times on a dance floor by a 9-year-old,” said Katie Knickerbocker, who brought her sons Abram (3rd grade) and Leo (2nd grade). “We were exhausted by the end of the evening and went home with special moments to look back on for a lifetime,” she said.

Parent Audrey Metcalf agreed, “It was a great opportunity to do something special with my two sons and to spend time away from homework and video games.”

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Nicole Pepin



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