Pasadena Education Network Announces Free Parent Programs

Programs Connect Parents with Each Other & Pasadena Unified Public School Options

Published : Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 3:26 PM

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN), a network of more than 1,500 parents who send their children to and support the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), announced their series of free programs to help parents understand their public school options in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.

PEN offers programs for parents whose students are entering kindergarten through high school, including tools for evaluating educational options and an opportunity to meet parents of students who attend PUSD schools. The fall parent programs kick-off with “Choosing the Right Elementary School” on Monday, September 17 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. Parents whose children attend schools throughout PUSD will be on hand during a reception following the presentation.

PEN’s other grade transition programs include “High School Options” on October 3 and “Myth vs. Reality: Middle School Parent Panel” on October 17. Families residing in Altadena are invited to learn about their school options and meet Altadena residents who attend PUSD on October 29. The series concludes on December 4 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

All programs are free. Spanish translation is available upon request. Please contact

The 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 .







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