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

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The Beatles Show



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!


Islands restaurant
Celebrate the end of Fall semester with friends and family at Islands this Wednesday 12/13.  Show the flyer (available here).


Middle Years newsletterNew issues of the "Middle Years" newsletter, provided by the Palms Magnet School, are available below and on the Middle Years webpage.  Each issue offers helpful tips and ideas for guiding your middle schoolers through this important, character-building time in their lives.   


November 2017

"Respect all around," "STEM at home"

December 2017

"Be productive!," "Writing for the real world"


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.


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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, December 18 - Friday, January 5

  • No School - Winter Recess


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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!