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TWES builds bonds with mother-son game night

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  • TWES builds bonds with mother-son game night
    Participants at Turner Woods’ Mother-Son Game Night playing a game where a notecard is snatched from between cups. ALAINA CLARKE/Staff
  • TWES builds bonds with mother-son game night
    A mother and son duo building a cup tower during a minute-to-win-it game at Turner Woods. ALAINA CLARKE/Staff

Turner Woods Elementary School had their Mother-Son Game Night on Feb. 27, where mother figures could visit the school with their sons and team up to win in different games, creating bonds between them.

Jessica Cobo, a fifth grade teacher at the school who helped planned the event, said she looked forward to the night and watching students at the school create connections with their mother.

“Mother-Son Game Night is a night for mothers and sons to play games together, eat together, spend time together, and just enjoy a time of fun,” she said. “The games are minute-to-win-it games and they rotate between the games.”

She said it’s just a fun night for mothers and sons to be competitive with each other, or with other mothers and sons. She said they were able to do other activities such as getting pictures taken at a photo booth, shop at the book fair and enjoy a pizza dinner.

“I think Mother-Son Game Night is important because it helps us get involved with our families. It’s also important because moms and sons can spend quality time together they might not always get to have.”

The teacher said some of the games the young gentlemen were able to play were sock toss, tower building with cups, a high roller dice game, and much more.

Jay Stinson, a fifth grade student at the event, said his favorite thing about Mother-Son Game Night was getting to spend time with his mom. He said he really enjoyed the games and talking to his friends, too.

“My mom is a big baseball fan, and we came here tonight to spend time together. These games are really fun and challenging. I really like the sock toss game,” Stinson said.

Another student, Ryland Bunce, said he thought it was important to come to Mother-Son Game Night so he could spend time with his mother. He said his favorite game was the sock toss and the balloon game.

“My mom is a real fun mom because she plays games with me. She’s also beautiful,” he said. “I thought it would be really fun to play the games at game night, so that’s why we showed up.”

Cobo said it’s very sweet to see the mothers and sons interacting with each other during the event each year. She said they are all about parents being involved at the school, so they want to hold as many school activities such as Mother-Son Game Night that they can.

“I think the boys should participate to help build that relationship with their mother figure,” the teacher said. “It’s about an evening of bonding and having some fun. Everyone seems to have a great time each year, and the boys are always so excited.”