Parent Gatherings

First FridayFIRST FRIDAY is Friends of Northside’s monthly coffee hour at Panera Bread, 6059 N. Lincoln. Please join us on the first Friday of each month when school is in session, 8:00am – 10:00am.

Friday, May 4
8:00 – 10:00 am
Panera Bread, 6059 N. Lincoln

Please join us and feel free to come and go as suits your schedule.


Family Action Network, or FAN, is an organization which connects parents, educators and professionals through collaborative programming that educates, inspires and positively impacts the broader community. FAN sponsors dynamic and important speakers, discussing the issues that interest you. The events are free to all.

Next from FAN

Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen

Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Practicing social-clinical psychologist and international public speaker, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus

Thursday, April 20, 7:00 pm
New Trier High School, Northfield Campus
7 Happ Rd., Northfield

When: The Science of Perfect Timing

Dan Pink
National bestselling author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect TimingDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsTo Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others; and A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the World

Tuesday, April 24, 4:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson St., Chicago

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Glenbard South High School Auditorium
23W200 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm
North Shore Country Day School
310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka
Note: NSCD has 3 lots: The Circle lot is accessed via Green Bay Rd.; the Upper School and Middle School lots are accessed via Elder Lane. Parking is also available at the Indian Hill Metra lot (2 blocks away), or on residential side streets per signage.

Click HERE for the FAN website. To see the complete 2017-2018 speaker schedule, click HERE.