Gilbert Elementary School (GES) recently opened its doors after school for a Girls Night event for students in grades 3-5. The event provided GES female students a place to gather with their friends and teachers, have fun and, most importantly, learn the value of a positive self-image. Through small-group activities, crafting, games, and heartfelt discussion, the students were able to bond, across age groups and grade levels. 

Parent volunteer Laura Turner noted, “It was great to see girls from different grade levels interacting together and making new friends.”

GES Principal Lindsey Gonzalez created Girls Night to help students and teachers form stronger relationships with each other.

Gonzalez said, “It was important to host an event like this because our students don’t get enough opportunities to be on campus, having fun and connecting with their teachers and one another in a non-academic setting. And, as a bonus, it provided an opportunity for parents to have a break that evening while their students made lasting memories.”

After the event, one participant shared, “This was the best night of my life, and I don’t want it to end.” 

And with that statement, it is clear this Girls Night was a success.

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