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Oglesby Elementary is going for the "Gold" 

All elementary school grade girls currently enrolled in Oglesby Elementary School  and their fathers or father figures were invited to attend a Daddy-Daughter Dance sponsored by the School Staff, Oglesby Local School Council (LSC) and the  held at Oglesby Elementary School.

The evening of February 26, 2015, Oglesby Elementary School, an Auburn Gresham GOLD School Partner, the entire school staff, its local school council (LSC) and the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation sponsored the second annual Daddy-Daughter dance.  The dance was for girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  It was held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Oglesby Elementary School gym. Each girl was beautifully dressed, some even coordinated their outfit with their dads. They were all truly dressed like little princesses.

The theme for this year's dance was very fitting of this 2nd annual event. Sixty (6) couples of "Daddys and Daughters" enjoyed a fun filled evening of wonderful food provided by local Auburn Gresham Restaurants, red carpet ready photos by a local photograher Ty Watts, lots of dancing, hugs, and more dancing! 

To make them feel even more special and to show a token of appreciation from the Oglesby staff, each daddy was presented a certificate for, "The World's Best Father." Take a look at some of the photos of the daddy-daughter event:

An album by Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation:


Oglesby's First Father-Daughter Dance A Big Success

There is nothing like the love, affection and glow that exists between a Father and his Daughter.  So imagine a room full of beautiful couples ... dads and daughters enjoying music and enjoying the ambience of a school gymnasium magically transformed into an elegant ballroom.

Whether a father, grandfather, uncle or friend of the family, these men who escorted their young dates beamed with pride as they accompanied their little "princesses" to the 1st Annual Richard J. Oglesby Father-Daughter Dance on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.   

Father-daughter dances are a tradition at many schools, community centers and social halls all across the city. This father-daughter dance is one example of the measures of "gold" level community engagement.  The first dance was to an old, R&B classic, "You're My Latest and Greatest Inspiration," by Teddy Pendergrass.  But this first dance, not only inspired the daughters of this Auburn Gresham "Gold" School, but it has inspired the community as we promote family and parental involvement in our children's schools.