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Mar
11
Sat
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 Lawyer

We welcome Family Law Attorney, Camille Borg to our March single parents’ meeting.  She will be happy to answer your family law questions, and also help with pointers on how to choose the right attorney for you.

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.

Click HERE to register for childcare!

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! 

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

Round LogoHealth and Wellness Family Fun Time! 

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

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of BINGO 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:
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:

AMA Black Belt Academy
2035 W McDermott, Suite 450
Allen 75013

Aqua~Fit Swim & Fitness Family Wellness Center
1400 Summit Ave, Suite D2
Plano 75074

Dubs Tea & Water
3100 Independence Pkwy, Suite 100
Plano 75075

Infinite Bounds
1901 Preston Park Blvd
Plano 75093

LegacyChurch
4501 Legacy Drive
Plano 75024

Plano Bible Chapel
1900 Shiloh Road
Plano 75074

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

 

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 Prince for Plano City Council and Al Valente

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!

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 (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!