Calendar

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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Apr
22
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Christie Elementary
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round LogoMeet the Candidates Bingo Night! 

Can local politics and Family FUN be part of the same sentence and the same evening?
YES!!!

We’ll have a blast playing good ole fashioned BINGO and winning FUN prizes.  Meet the Candidates as they serve as VIP Bingo Callers for the night!

This is a VERY important election for our city and This Side UP! Family seeks to raise voter participation by making it real and personal! So… we’ll help you get to know the candidates for City Council and School Board in a casual, FUN way!

CONFIRMED VIP BINGO CALLERS:
City Council Candidates: Kayci PrinceDavid DownsAl Valente, Rick SmithAnthony Ricciardelli, Ann BacchusStirling MorrisEd Acklin
PISD School Board Candidates: Nancy Johnson Humphrey, Greg MyerTrish PattersonNathan RylanderAmanda JacksonTammy RichardsCarissa Picard

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:
Christie Elementary
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Apr
28
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

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

Round LogoMother’s Day Improv Comedy Night! 

“If Mama’s Laughing then everyone’s Laughing!” CELEBRATE THE MOM IN YOUR FAMILY AT FAMILY LAUGH NIGHT!

 

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 serves up heaping portions of laughter – improv style!   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!

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

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This Month’s Topic – Deep Dive Into What a Credit Score Is

Is your credit score high or low, good or bad?  What does that even mean?  What does it effect?  How can you improve it?

For this informative event, we’ll welcome financial expert Mark Ernst, who will teach us everything we ever wanted to know about our credit score, and more!

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)

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!

May
26
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 28 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Jun
10
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Jun
17
Sat
Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Mid-Year Money Check Up!

It’s the middle of the year, so let’s take a minute to check on our finances!  Are you using a budget?  Paying off debt?  Do you need to earn more money?  If so, what does that look like – a better paying job, or a side business?  Are you saving for holiday gifts?  Are you saving for retirement?  Gee, there are so many great money topics we can chat about!

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)

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! 

Jun
23
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Jul
15
Sat
Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Ask a Lawyer!

This MeetUp will actually be Ask a Paralegal and Divorce Financial Expert!

Join us as we welcome Cathy Threadgill.  She will answer your Family Law related questions, and she can also help if you’re in the process of selecting an attorney to represent you.  Cathy is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who assists her clients with financial issues as they are going through a divorce. 

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)

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! 

Jul
22
Sat
6th Annual Lucky Duck Duck Race and Splashfest
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Annual Lucky Duck Duck Race 2017!

 

 

Come cheer on your ducks and enjoy a FREE Family Splash Fest with prizes, food, swimming, games and more! Bring your own picnic dinner or enjoy snow-cones, popcorn , snacks, and/or drinks! Swim, slide AND enjoy FUN activities for the kids!

LOCATION DETAILS and MORE COMING SOON!

All proceeds go to This Side UP! Family’s Wellness Program and moving families from surviving to thriving!

Jul
28
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Aug
12
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Aug
25
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 27 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Sep
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Sep
16
Sat
Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – What Is Up With My Teenager?

Parenting teens is tough, and even tougher if you’re doing it on your own!  Join us as we welcome Cynthia Garrison, Certified Family Life Educator, and we’ll discuss topics specific to parenting those darn teenagers.

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)

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! 

Sep
19
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

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.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Sep
22
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Oct
14
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Oct
17
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

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.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Oct
21
Sat
Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – How to Start a Side Business

This was a popular MeetUp last year, and we’re going to do it again!  It’s absolutely possible to turn your hobby into a side business, to help you earn a little extra money.  We’re not going to discuss network marketing opportunities, or driving for Uber.  We’re going to discuss how to take YOUR passion, and turning it into a business.  Bring your ideas!

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)

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! 

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

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Nov
11
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Nov
18
Sat
Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Ask A Lawyer

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)

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!

Nov
21
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series!!
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


LOCATION, TOPIC, and SPEAKER DETAILS COMING SOON!

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners in bringing you informative discussions with amazing Parenting Experts who will equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age Kids.

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.   

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Nov
24
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

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! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Dec
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgSAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!