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Palms Middle School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    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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    Welcome to Palms Middle School!

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

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    Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

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

    Thank you to all parent chaperones who went with students on the two field trips on Thursday, April 4th. We appreciate you volunteering to go and spending the day with us. Your participation helps to give Palms students these kinds of educational opportunities!

    Posted 4/22/19

    Blaze PizzaJoin us at Blaze Pizza on Thursday, April 11, for a Dining for Dollars event! Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds to Palms. Valid for dine-in and take-out meals only; alcoholic beverages are excluded. Blaze is located at 4114 Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City. The event will run from 4:30-8 pm.

    Download the flyer to show on your phone.

    Posted 4/6/19

    Palms families are cordially invited to our students' showcase show, Familylogues, at East West Players in Little Tokyo/DTLA. The showcase takes place this Saturday, April 6, at 10 am. East West Players is located at 120 Judge John Aiso Street.

    Our Palms students will be performing the monologues they wrote in honor of a particular family member with all their mannerisms and quirks.

    See the flyer.

    Posted 4/4/19

    California Pizza Kitchen Philanthropizza cards are still going strong! Palms families who dine at any of the three CPK locations--Culver City, Beverly Hills or Century City--any time between now and May 1, 2019, can use the card to automatically donate 20% of their bill to support Palms Middle School! Cards are good on any take-out or dine-in purchases. There is a limited supply of extra cards available at the Main Office, so pick one up today!

    Posted 4/2/19

    Four sixth grade boys were accidentally locked in the Student Cafeteria on Friday when the wind blew the doors shut.

    Luckily, Carol Danvers heard their pleas for help and blasted a hole through the cafeteria doors so the students could get out safely.

    Carol Danvers saves Palms students

    As it happened, plant manager Mr. Sanchez was already on the way with the key, but the students still thanked Ms. Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, for saving them so heroically.

    Friends of Palms is organizing a fundraiser to replace the damaged doors. Please contribute when you receive the flyer.

    Boys with thank-you signs

    This news was brought to you on April 1, 2019 by Palms Middle School!

    Posted 4/1/19

    Art in the Afternoon with Ms. Goldin and Ms. Purdy starts today, after school, at 3:05 pm! Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are welcome, and acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All materials are generously provided by Friends of Palms, and there are no fees to participate, but students must commit to attending all five sessions. See Ms. Goldin in room 162 or Ms. Purdy in room 165 for more information.

    Download, sign, and return the permission slip to Ms. Purdy, Ms. Goldin, or the Magnet Office.

    UPDATE: Ms. Goldin is also teaching Art in the Afternoon on Thursdays. Thursday classes will be held on March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2, and May 9.

    Posted 3/27/19

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is hosting an Open House in Santa Monica for parents of academically advanced students. CTY "specializes in recognizing and developing the academic talents of elementary, middle, and high school students."

    This free event will be held on Thursday, March 28,2019, at 7 pm, at the Santa Monica Public Library Multipurpose Room. The open house will give parents information about CTY programs (Family Academic, Online and Summer), Talent Search and testing. Parents will have the chance to connect with other families and ask questions about CTY.

    Download the flyer in English and Spanish. 

    Posted 3/26/19
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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)

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    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.

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

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    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!