Calendar

Jan
27
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – Jan 29 @ 11:59 pm

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AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

We all know that teams have a common goal—and families are the most important type of team!

This challenge starts Friday, 1/27 and goes through Sunday 1/29 at midnight.  It is super EASY to enter and you could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

Step 1: Sit down with your family and brainstorm a word that you want your family to be about/focus on this year.  Give each member an opportunity to choose a word and take a vote to pick your family word.

Step 2:  Use the 2017 WORD template on this event page (or make your own WORD template/sign) to tell everyone your Family Word of the Year.  Get creative—you can draw it, type it or even cut out letters from fun, patterned paper.  Make it as unique as your family!
Template – TSUF Family Word of the Year 2017

Step 3: Post a pic of your family with your 2017 Word sheet on This Side UP! Family’s FB page or email it to info@thissideupfamily.org by midnight, January 29th.

WHY??!!!

YOU COULD WIN.  All entries will be submitted for a Family FUNnection basket that contains a gift card, board game and more!

THE BIG WHY.  Because Family Time is so important and has been proven to be a key indicator of a child’s success and well-being.  Children who are positively connected to their family relationships are less likely to make poor choices and more likely to become confident, content community participants as they grow up!  That relationship building starts NOW, no matter the age of your child!  It’s never too early and it’s never too late to focus on family connection!  And the results are trajectory-changing, for the family and community strengthening!

Thank you for participating in this purposeful challenge to increase FAMILY TIME in your home and our community. HANG YOUR 2017 FAMILY WORD IN A COMMON AREA FOR YOUR FAMILY TO FOCUS ON ALL YEAR LONG!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!
Winner announced 2/1

Feb
11
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Davis Elementary
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoFree Family Connection Night

Bingo plus A Family Valentines Evening TOGETHER!

 

BINGO and all the traditional elements of Valentines… Flowers, Chocolate and even a little Music and Dancing!

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Davis Elementary
2701 Parkhaven Drive
Plano, TX 75075 

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Feb
18
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting (February) @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Parenting Q&A / 5 Love Languages

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Feb
21
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

Children today are very technology savvy, but they do not always comprehend the safety risks associated with their Internet and social media activities. Learn ways to protect and keep your children safe, because technology is not going away.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 2/21!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Mar
11
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting (March) @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Ask an Attorney

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Mar
18
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Hughston Elementary
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoFamily Laugh Night! 

The Understudies serve up heaping portions of laughter – improv style!

 

If you’re hungry for some family-friendly fun and a great way to celebrate Spring Break… see you at FAMILY LAUGH NIGHT!

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The Understudies is a hilarious Improv group trained and sponsored by Fish Sticks. Kids and adults will enjoy this fun night of laughter and fun together! We will also have an open mic joke sharing time for the kids to share their fave joke!

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Hughston Elementary
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, Texas 75023

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Mar
21
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

What an annoying behavior for parents. But, it is normal for children to argue and fight. This topic focuses on the growth of social and conflict resolution skills as well as creating a win-win situation in the charged atmosphere of homes with more than one child.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 3/21!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Mar
25
Sat
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 27 @ 12:00 am

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AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

This challenge starts Friday, 3/24 and goes through Sunday, 3/26.  It is super EASY to enter and you could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY! (You can complete the challenge anytime, as long as you submit the picture by 3/26!)

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!
(Winner announced 3/28!)

Single Parent/Kids FREE Clothing Giveaway @ Plano Bible Chapel
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The Single Side UP! program of This Side UP! Family hosts a Free Single Parent/Kids Clothing Giveaway twice a year.  

Single Parents – this is for YOU and YOUR FAMILY!  
Get ready for the change of season and receive the blessing of great clothes donated by our loving community!


Clothing Giveaway Location:
Plano Bible Chapel
1900 Shiloh Rd, Plano, TX 75074Plano Bible Chapel

Come to the Fellowship Hall Building on the south end of campus.  Enter from Shiloh Road onto Blossom Trail to enter the south parking lot.

 

WE NEED GENTLY USED OR NEW CLOTHING DONATIONS!
WE ARE ONLY COLLECTING CLOTHING DONATIONS; PLEASE DO NOT DONATE NON-CLOTHING ITEMS.

Drop-off locations for clothing donations only; drop off during business hours only please:

This Side UP! Family Ops Office
1201 E. 15th Street, Suite 202
Plano 75074

Additional drop-off locations coming soon!

 

Apr
8
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoSave the Date! 

We are planning a fun family time for you and your family to enjoy.  Check back soon for all the details!

 

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Apr
15
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting (April) @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – TBD

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Apr
18
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

Using the research of Thomas and Chess who studied children and coined three different types of temperament: Easy, Slow to Warm and Difficult, we will help understand that personalities are different and we need to use different parenting strategies for each to create a harmonious family.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 4/18!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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May
13
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoSave the Date! 

We are planning a fun family time for you and your family to enjoy.  Check back soon for all the details!

 

We’ll have family fun and send you home with an At-Home Family Connection Tool too!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

May
16
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!! @ Haggard Public Library
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partnering up once again to bring you informative panel-style discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids on the following topics:

1/17 – Allowances: Effective Guideline
2/21 – Internet Safety and Sexting
3/21 – “She Hit Me First!” Sibling Rivalry
4/18 – Are We Born That Way? Understanding Temperament
5/18 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work: Effective Positive Discipline

Discipline is not easy, even for the experienced parents. This topic will include discussion on effective positive discipline strategies, strategies which don’t work and the wisdom to know the difference.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 5/16!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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May
20
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting (May) @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – TBD

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!