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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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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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Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Prospective Family Visitor Days

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

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Friday, October 20 2017
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • 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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The School Experience Survey was sent home with your student recently. Please make sure you complete either the paper version or the online version of the survey. We strive to have as much parent participation as possible! The School Experience Survey enables stakeholders to give feedback on the culture, climate, and general functioning of Palms Middle School. Both the school and and the district look carefully at parent responses.

Please make sure to complete the survey by this Friday, November 17. The survey can be found here:


Please join your fellow Palms families in this month's Dining For Dollars event:Marie Callender s logo

When:  Thursday, November 16th
              (between 7 a.m –10 p.m.)
Where:  Marie Callender's
              11324 National Blvd

Just show the flyer (download here) to the cashier or waiter and Marie Callender's will donate 20% of your food and beverage order (including takeout and Thanksgiving whole pie pre-orders) to Palms!


Thanks to the many science- and technology-minded students at Palms, both the beginning and intermediate Robotics classes are full for the Fall semester. Please apply to participate in a future semester.


Veterans DaySchool will be closed on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans Day honors all who served in the United States armed forces. 

Originally known as Armistice Day to remember the end of World War I, it was declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. It became Veterans Day in 1954.


Do you love to read? Love to write? Would you like the chance to meet an author in person and win an autographed copy of her book? The FOCAL (Friends of Children and Literature) essay contest is underway! This year's selection is Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko. To participate, students must read the book and prepare a short, 300-word essay. More information is available here, and the Palms library has copies of the book for students to check out.


Dia de los MuertosJoin us this Thursday, November 2, for a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) dance in the cafeteria from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. Sponsored by Ballet Folklorico, the proceeds from the dance will benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as well as the Ballet Folklorico group. Enjoy the festive celebration!

Flyer here.


Collected Stories

Former Palms teacher turned film and stage actress Susan Fisher is starring in a two-woman play at the Dorie Theatre in Hollywood.

Award-winning play Collected Stories tells the story of two women, one a teacher and respected short story writer, the other her student and protégée, over the arc of their friendship.

The show is highly recommended, for adults, by parents who have attended the show since it opened on October 13.

Palms staff and parents can see the show on Friday November 3, Saturday November 4, or Sunday November 5, 2017.

Click here to order tickets


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Help Us With This Website!

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.

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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!