Mothers and sons are invited to go up, up and away at Super Hero Mother and Son Night on Nov. 13 at Santa Fe 5/6 Center.
The event is designed for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, big sisters or other maternal figures to spend time with the young boys in their lives.
"It's another time to get away from other activities you have to go to, relax and have fun with your child and let someone else do the work for you," said organizer Stacey Musser. "I have three sons and it's always nice to have special one-on-one time with them."
Musser said the idea for the mother-son event came from Santa Fe Principal Jen Smith.
"My son had attended Sedgwick a few years ago and participated in a similar event," Smith said. "It was a lot of fun for me as a mother to spend quality one-on-one time with my son and also have the opportunity to get to know other moms in the community."
Many teachers and some parents are volunteering to host the Super Hero Mother and Son Night.
"It's another great way to get parents into the school and connecting with the school," Musser said.
"At Santa Fe, we have been working on implementing our redesign this year in which we have a big emphasis on relationships and community connections," Smith said. "We saw this an opportunity to reach out to other schools and involve students at multiple schools to join us in this fun evening. Several of our staff have signed up to work the event, which helps them stay connected to the students and the community as well."
As Santa Fe is the only 5/6 Center in USD 373, it receives all students from five different elementary schools.
"We hope this is an additional opportunity for staff to meet and build positive connections with students and parents that will eventually be in our building," Smith said.
Super Hero Mother and Son Night will include dinner and a dessert bar along with games and activities.
"Boys are definitely a different beast than girls," Musser said. "They like to move. Boys aren't ones to sit and play."
While super heroes are the theme of the night, wearing costumes is optional.
"It's about moving, playing, and spending time with their parent," Musser said.
"Since the middle school hosts a daddy/daughter dance, we thought this would be a nice complement to involve our mothers in something fun as well," Smith said.
Musser said one-third of the 300 tickets available for Super Hero Mother and Son Night have already been sold.
"Hopefully, with time, it grows and gets larger," Musser said.
Super Hero Mother and Son Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Santa Fe 5/6 Center, 130 W. Broadway. Tickets, which must be purchased by Nov. 9, are $20 per couple and $5 for additional mothers or sons. All ages are welcome. For more information, call or text Musser at 316-836-3612 or visit http://santafesuperheromothersonnight.eventbrite.com.