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

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

 

THRIVING FAMILIES LAUGH AND TALK!

Have you ever laughed so hard that it hurt?  What’s the funniest thing you have ever seen or heard or even done?  We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine and studies have proven that laughing is great for your health!

This month, we want to laugh with you!  Grab your family and spend some time telling each other jokes.  Then, vote on your favorite joke and post it on our facebook page or email it to us at info@thissideupfamily.org between May 26th-28th.  You could even video yourself or a member of your family telling the joke if you want to get really brave!

For extra entries, tag your post with #TSUFathomechallenge and post it on your personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

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.  Winner will be announced May 30th.

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

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

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

 

This month’s Value is THRIVING FAMILIES SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER!  We’ll enjoy a great evening of BINGO and family connection time!

PLUS Explore Horizons will be here to lead us in a cool, interactive game time called Quizz Whizz.  A blast of a time where kids will have fun learning how to scour through information to find details and facts, then they’ll create their very own quiz to see if parents can distinguish between fact and fiction.  Healthy and fun game time for your whole family! (Explore Horizons is a tutoring and enrichment center for grades pre-k thru 8th grade.)

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:
Christie Elementary
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023

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

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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 Splash Fest @ Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Round LogoLucky Duck Duck Race 2017!

Adopt a Rubber Duck to Show Your Support of
This Side UP! Family

(Need not to be present to win)

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!

Click HERE to purchase your duck adoption TODAY!

The Lucky Duck Duck Race and Spalsh Fest is:
Saturday, 7/22/2017 – 6:45-9:00pm
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
5801 W. Parker Rd.
Plano, Texas 75093

DUCK RACE AT 8pm! We’ll launch them into the pool and the one who crosses the finish line first WINS a $1000 MasterCard®/Visa® gift card! Second place duck WINS big, too!! Top 20 ducks WIN A PRIZE! (Need not be present to win)

All proceeds go to This Side UP! Family’s wellness programs 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
Single Parent/Kids FREE Clothing Giveaway @ Plano Bible Chapel
Aug 12 @ 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 during business hours only please:

 

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

More drop off locations coming as the date gets closer!

Aug
19
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Christie Elementary
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cropped-Round-Logo.jpgFamily Connection Night – Back to School Party!

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

 

We’ll celebrate a great Summer and the excitement of going back to school at the same time!

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:
Christie Elementary
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023

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

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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

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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!