You made it through college pulling all-nighters. But getting your kindergartner into school is one test you don’t want to cram for.
That’s where Tanya Anton comes in. For parents thinking of going public, she’s the unofficial expert on navigating the Westside public elementary school system.
Gather a group of four or more for a 90-minute house chat tailored to your questions. She’ll break down different kinds of institutions (charters, magnets, open enrollment), demystify the complicated points system, and provide practical reminders about choosing a school that requires battling rush hour traffic.
Want the CliffsNotes? Invest in a copy of her newly updated guide.
Either way, you get an ‘A’ for effort.
For more information, go to gomamaguide.com.
Knuckleheads & Hula Mula Trunk Show
What: Check out the new spring collections for minigreasers and petite Pink Ladies.
Why: Rockabilly the kid.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Tough Cookies Children’s Boutique, 13638 Ventura Blvd., b/t Woodman & Ventura Canyon Aves., Sherman Oaks (818-990-0972).
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
What: Hudson Vagabond Puppets put on a larger-than-life production of the classic Beatrix Potter tale. Free tix are first come, first served.
Why: A quacker-jack performance.
When: Sat., 10 & 11 a.m.
Where: Dorothy Chandler Music Pavilion, Grand Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave., b/t Temple & First Sts., Downtown (213-972-8000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Got Kids L.A.
What: The just-released 2009 edition of the go-to reference guide for all things tykes.
Why: Places to go, people to see.
When: You need ideas. Fast.
Where: For a list of stores, go to gotkidsla.com.