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

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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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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! The next upcoming date is Monday, February 11, 2019. Full schedule here.



Middle Years newsletterThe October issue of the Middle Years Newsletter covers effective discipline for tweens, speaking up in class, non-fiction reading, taking notes, breakfast, safety when walking, being environmentally conscious, knowing your child's friends, and more.


The November issue covers study secrets, learning history, serving the community, math strategies, anxiety, report cards, conferences, fitness, promptness, and more.

Download the November issue

Download the October issue

Download the September issue


Congratulations to Palms Beyond the Bell boys' soccer team, who won 1st place at the recent section finals. The team will be competing at regionals next. We wish them luck!

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Palms students participated in the LA84 Foundation's annual Run4Fun Festival last Saturday. Our school is fast! Runners from Palms finished first in five out of six categories, including 6th grade boys, 6th grade girls, 7th grade girls, 8th grade boys, and 8th grade girls. Seventh grade boys finished second. All competitors completed a 2K race at the festival following several weeks of practice runs and timed competitions leading up to the big day. Congratulations to all who participated for representing Palms and being committed to their fitness goals.

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Parents are invited to an informational community meeting regarding the $233 million comprehensive modernization project at Hamilton High. The meeting is being held by the Facilities Services Division Community Relations Department.

Meeting information is as follows:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Hamilton High School Auditorium
2955 S. Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034

See flyer in English and Spanish.


California Pizza Kitchen logoCraving pizza? Take advantage of your California Pizza Kitchen Philanthropizza card and CPK will donate 20% of your bill to support Palms! This year's cards are valid from October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019.

Palms families can use the Philanthropizza card every time you dine at any of these three CPK locations: Culver City, Beverly Hills or Century City (new location!).  

For questions, or to request an additional card for friends or family, email Dining for Dollars co-chair, Michele Robinson.


Are you a whiz with maps? Do you know the capitals of all 50 states? Junior Leadership's Geography Bee will be held next Wednesday, November 14, during Period 3 and 4. Mr. Rubin will judge the contest. The Geography Bee is open to 6th graders and interested 7th and 8th graders. Potential contestants must sign up in Room 45 this Thursday, November 8, during lunch, and must be prepared to attend two practice rounds on Friday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 13.


The 2018-19 Palms t-shirts are now available for $10.


The new design is available in youth and adult sizes as well as women's v-necks.

You can buy t-shirts while supplies last by speaking to Ms. Gigi at the front entrance, emailing Kelley Reynolds, or ordering via PayPal (please note the student's name, shirt size, and homeroom number). 


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What's Happening


Friday, December 14

  • Last Day of Fall Semester
  • Minimum Day, 12:20 Dismissal
  • SSC Meeting

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.

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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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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How to order

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

(answer below)

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!