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Palms Middle School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Support Palms

    Friends of Palms provides many services to Palms Middle School. In turn, Friend of Palms needs your support for our fundraising programs:

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    Ask Friends of Palms!

    Send your questions to askfriends @ See selected questions and answers on our Ask Palms page.

    Get Involved!

    There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

    • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
    • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
    • Show your Palms Pride!


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    Join us for 2018-2019!


    Welcome to Palms Middle School!

    Palms Middle School is a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, a School for Advanced Studies, and a Neighborhood School.

    Principal's MessageOverviewWhy Choose Palms?Site Map

    Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

    Attend one of our Visitors' Days! We will have new dates beginning in Fall 2019.

    Penheads ClubVisit the Penheads Club page to read stories and see drawings by these students from our lunchtime writing club, led by Ms. March:

    • Destiny Mcdonald (poem)
    • Vonyeah Malone (poems)
    • McKenzie Rundquist (comic)
    • Becca Sharman (story excerpt)
    • Luna Wicks (story excerpt)

    You'll be amazed at the quality of their work!

    Posted 6/6/19

    Palms parents devote countless hours volunteering: sitting on school committees or the Friends of Palms board, helping with the drop-off lanes or lunchtime supervision, chairing events and fundraisers, running PTSA or the Book Fair, helping with food events, helping the music program, leading Visitor Days tours, chaperoning on field trips, managing this website, and much more.

    We couldn't be such a great school without you!

    Volunteer celebration 2019

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    Photos from the Volunteer Celebration, May 2019

    Thank you to our parent volunteers!

    Posted 6/3/19

    The Class of 2019 was all smiles for their panorama photo.

    Congratulations to our culminating 8th graders!

    class of 2019 panorama photo

    Posted 5/30/19

    cookieThe Spring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Tuesday May 28, 2019.

    Please help us send our teachers & staff off on their holidays in style.

    We can use help with food, supplies, money, setting up, and cleaning up.
    For details, please email Stacey Shortt or read the latest Friends of Palms weekly email.

    Posted 5/26/19

    Palms Ballet Folklorico, Son de la Palma would like to invite you to their invitational performance with UCLA's Ballet Folklorico on Sunday, May 26, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

    Our students will be performing a beautiful dance from the Mexican state of Chiapas, done in ballet style. Please see the invitation and the beautiful dress the girls will be wearing.

    Posted 5/17/19

    Middle Years NewsletterThe following Middle Years Newsletters issues are available for download:

    • March: Tips on treating people with respect, success on standardized tests, social media, making mornings enjoyable, wordplay, Spring science, family poetry, medication overuse, and what to do if your child forgets to take something to school.
    • April: Tips on reading, conflict resolution, expressing appreciation, designing a logo, mental health education, genealogy and heritage, year-end planning, acne, and sixty-second challenges.
    • May: Tips on continued learning after school is out, peer pressure, sibling bonds, summer routines, student 'zines, computer coding, preparing for exams, self-esteem, and making a first aid kit.

    Download these issues or back issues on the Middle Years Newsletter page.

    Posted 5/16/19

    SBAC testing will take place from Monday, May 13, through Thursday, May 16. Make-up testing will be given on Friday, May 17, and Monday, May 20. Students, get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before heading to school!

    Posted 5/10/19
    More News...

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    Use your smart phone to read our mobile news page.

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    Prospective Family Visitor Days

    Calling all prospective Palms families. Come and visit our school to learn about all the wonderful programs the school offers and visit classrooms.

    Future dates TBA.

    Your child is welcome to attend with you.The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

    Visitor Days Flyer (English and Spanish)

    Stay Informed
    Help Us With This Website

    Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during 2018. Prior web experience is not required; we'll teach you everything you need to know.

    Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form if you're interested in being a Palms Website Manager or Palms Website Reporter.

    Order Your Westside Saver Cards Today!

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    Do you know which restaurant on the WestSide Saver Card is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Los Angeles Restaurants?

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    Family Annual Donation Drive

    Please click to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

    Parents: What's Your Choice

    Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

    Fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!

    Positive Behavior Support Program

    Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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    Download this poster and share it!

    Dress Code


    Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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    Westside Saver Cards

    Mayura Restaurant is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2017 edition.

    You can get a discount there using the Palms Westside Saver Card!