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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone 310-253-7600

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2018 Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Palms' SCRIPPS Spelling Bee champion, Catherine Reilly!  After competing against 19 other contestants, Catherine took the coveted 1st place with the winning word, 'Rosh Hashanah .'  After a tough fight, David Vasquez and Bhavesh Pathak tied for 2nd place. Best of luck to Catherine as she will represent Palms at the regionals on March 4 at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood. Go Catherine and Go Palms!



Spelling BeeThis Friday, January 19th, Palms will be holding the Scripps Spelling Bee competition in the auditorium during periods 3 and 4.  All are welcome to attend and cheer on the 23 sixth and seventh graders competing this year.  The winner will represent Palms in the regional competition to be held in March at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood.


Art in the Afternoon, a popular after-school art program taught by our fantastic art teachers Ms. Goldin and Ms. Purdy, is set to begin soon for 2018.  Classes will be held on ten Thursdays beginning February 8, 2018, from 3:05 pm to 4:10 pm, culminating in an art show to be held on Thursday, May 24th.

Applications are available here and in the Magnet Office, Room 162, and Room 165. Space is limited so availability is first-come, first-served.  Sign up deadline is January 31st.  Completed applications should be turned in ASAP.  For more information see the Art in the Afternoon webpage.



ChipotleJoin us for a Dining for Dollars event next Friday, January 19, from 1:00-9:00 pm, at Chipotle located at 11711 National Boulevard.

Chipotle will donate 50% of proceeds to Palms Middle School! That's a lot! The Dining for Dollars event is good for in-store purchases only; online purchases will not count.

Download the flyer to show on paper or on your phone. See you at Chipotle! 


LAUSD is hosting a parent workshop for Twice Exceptional Students: Unique Gifted Learners, for students who are identified gifted and also have an IEP. The workshop will provide an overview of twice exceptional students and share resources and district program options.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 9:00-11:00am, at Portola Middle School in Tarzana.

Download flyer in English and Spanish here.



A theater review by noted theater critic William S. Peare:

On December 14, 2017, the Readers Theater students of Mr. Kim put on a fantastic performance, first for students and then for family members.

"The Beatles Show" celebrated the music of the greatest-ever rock and roll band, with skits set to the music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, singing and instrumental performances, and audience participation.

Among the highlights:

  • Girls screamed as Beatles played by Gibson, Ryan, Wesley, and Adam were carried across the stage.
  • Nolan told us facts about the Fab Four.
  • To the tune of "Help!" and "When I'm 64," senior citizens complained about young whippersnappers and their "wiffy" (wi-fi) while their caretakers complained about the senior citizens.
  • Counselor Mr. Acevedo won the swing dance contest.
  • Ukulele-playing Dominic accompanied Danae as she sang "Let it Be."
  • Nolan played "Eleanor Rigby" beautifully on violin.
  • Daniel shook things up with "Day in the Life" on electric guitar.
  • A shark teacher who looked suspiciously like Ms. Clark warned students in the school of fish not to go in the Octopus's Garden, but they didn't listen.

After the audience batted around giant beach balls, Aaron and the other students gave us a final message: All You Need is Love.

Congratulations to Mr. Kim and his students for the excellent performance!

Check out the full slideshow on the Reader's Theater page!


The Beatles Show

On Thursday, December 14, 2017Mr. Kim's Readers Theater class will perform The Beatles Show during 6th period and again at 6:00pm.

Both performances will take place in the auditorium. Everyone is invited!


The Beatles Show

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Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during the 2017-2018 school year. 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.

What's Happening

Monday, January 22

Wednesday, January 24

  • Yearbook Group Photos
Complete School Calendar
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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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 

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

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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 here 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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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!