Pasadena Unified Launches Kindergarten Readiness Parent Workshops

Ready, Set, Kinder! Classes Introduce Families to PUSD

Published : Friday, March 6, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Parents can learn how to get their children ready for the first day of school during the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) kindergarten readiness parent workshop series, Ready, Set Kinder! starting March 9, 2015. Parents of entering kindergarten students will meet PUSD early education specialist teachers, learn how to prepare for the first day of school, discover summer “kinder prep” options, and participate in interactive “make and take” games and learning activities to practice at home with their children.

“We invite parents to become familiar with our school district, learn about our teachers, their classroom practices and how to partner with us to so that their children enter school prepared to excel,” said PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D. “The workshops are a wonderful opportunity for parents to learn how to support their children’s achievement and connect with teachers, staff and other parents during the first steps of their child’s journey through preK-12 education.”

Four Ready, Set, Kinder! parent workshops are scheduled this spring:

Monday, March 9
1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m. (In English)
Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center
980 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena

Friday, March 27
10 a.m. — 12 p.m. (In Spanish)
Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center
980 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena

Wednesday, April 22
8:30 a.m. — 10 a.m. (In English with Spanish translation)
Jefferson Elementary School
1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena

Tuesday, May 19
8:30 a.m. — 10 a.m. (In English with Spanish translation)
Madison Elementary School
515 Ashtabula St., Pasadena

To be eligible for kindergarten in the 2015-2016 academic year, a child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2015. PUSD also offers transitional kindergarten for children who turn 5 between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015.

Kindergarten registration begins at PUSD school sites on Monday, March 9. Families can also learn about PUSD early education options and enroll their child for kindergarten at the PUSD Early Education Extravaganza March 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the McKinley School Library, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.

For more information, contact (626) 396-3600  or visit

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