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Welcome Messages

Cody Ashe-McNalleyDear Palms Middle School new and returning families,

Welcome to a new school year! This year is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to a wonderful middle school experience.

All parents are automatically members of FOP (Friends of Palms), a Palms Middle School parent organization. FOP Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month. Most are at 6:30pm in the Library, except for the October and February meetings at 8:30am. The first FOP meeting for the new school year will be Tuesday, August 28. As usual, we will go over upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, answer questions, and get an update from Dr. Moriuchi and a few of the teachers. Please attend and become an active member in the school and our children’s middle school experience. All ideas are welcome!

Our week long Book Fair, held in the Library, will be September 6-14. Be sure to stop by the Book Fair and let your child pick up their favorite book. The Book Fair is a student favorite so I hope to see you there.

Finally, please go to to get the latest info for what’s happening at school. Our website is a great resource to stay informed, so please use it! Also, be sure to tell your friends to click on the Friends of Palms tab and sign up for the Weekly Email. This is another great way to stay up to date on the weekly and monthly upcoming events!

An important Safety Note:

Please use one of the two Drop-Off Lanes on Woodbine and Palms Blvd. to drop off your child. It will get you in and out quicker and will place your child at the nearest school entrance. If you choose not to use a Drop-Off Lane please do not stop or park in either of the school bus loading zones. Or worse still, please do not double park (even for "just a moment") to drop your child off and make him or her run through moving cars to get into the school. Safety first please!

I hope to see you at our monthly FOP meetings and I wish you and your family a productive and educational year!

All the best,

Cody Ashe-McNalley
President of FOP (Friends of Palms)

Melissa EricksonDear Palms Middle School Families and Supporters,

On behalf of the Palms Middle School PTSAI would like to welcome all of you to the 2018-2019 school year. I am a new parent at Palms with a daughter in the 6th grade and will be serving as the Palms PTSA President. Joining me are Uleses Henderson as Treasurer and Bita Kazemini as Secretary. I am excited to work with an amazing group of parents this year. Feel free to check out the information and resources on our PTSA page, where you will be able to keep updated on Palms happenings and PTSA state and national happenings. 

As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our students and Palms staff. Your membership allows the PTSA to raise funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for the students. Money raised through PTSA memberships helps to fund scholarships for music, support medical and dental clinics for families in need, Reflections art competition, lobbying efforts at the state and national level on legislation affecting children/schools, classroom supplies, campus improvement and much more.

For the PTSA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. We would like to thank you in advance for your support and to thank to those whom have already become members. Dues are only $10 per year and envelopes are available in the main office. PTSA meetings take place concurrently with the Friends of Palms meetings. Have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. 

Best Regards,

Melissa Erickson
PTSA President