Free Programs Help Local Parents Choose a School for Their Children

first_imgSelecting a school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make, yet myth and misperception often cloud conversations about public schools. As more families consider Pasadena Unified public schools, the Pasadena Education Network (PEN), a network of nearly 1,200 parents who send their children to and support the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), presents a series of free programs to help parents understand their public school options in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.PEN’s series of programs offers an overview of PUSD options from kindergarten through high school, including tools for evaluating educational options and an opportunity to meet parents of students who attend schools across the district. The fall parent programs kick-off with “Choosing the Right Elementary School” on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall, 132 No. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena. Dr. Mikala Rahn, the president of Public Works, a non-profit organization that evaluates schools throughout the state, provides parents of pre-school aged children with valuable information about what to look for when evaluating an elementary school for their children. Parents whose children attend schools throughout PUSD will be on hand during a reception following the presentation.PEN’s other programs include “Myth vs. Reality: Middle School Parent Panel” on September 28 at Norma Coombs School and “High School Options” on October 18 at McKinley School. The series concludes on November 29 at the Pasadena Central Library with a program devoted to understanding the district’s open enrollment process whereby families can apply to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school. Complete program information and times, school information, and school tour schedules are available at www.penfamilies.org.All programs are free. Spanish translation is available upon request. Please contact [email protected] Pasadena Education Network (PEN) is an independent, grassroots nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to ensure a quality education for all students in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. PEN provides services to help parents explore, evaluate, and engage with our community’s public schools. For more information visit www.penfamilies.org . Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News center_img Community News Education Free Programs Help Local Parents Choose a School for Their Children Programs Connect Parents with Each Other & Pasadena Unified Public School Options From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 2, 2016 | 4:19 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newslast_img read more