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

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There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

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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.

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Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

Attend one of our Visitors' Days! The next upcoming date is Monday, November 5, 2018. Full schedule here.



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). 


Three new robotics classes will be starting on Monday, November 5!

Two after-school classes will meet Mondays from 3:15-4:30. Beginning Lego EV3 is for students with little or no experience in robotics or programming. Beginning mBot (MakerBot) is an intro course for students who would like to apply Scratch to robotics programming. 

A third offering for more experienced robotics lovers is held at lunch on Tuesdays starting November 6. Lego EV3 is for students who are experienced with robotics and programming. 

Interested students and parents, please complete this application and turn it in by Friday, November 2, 2018. The classes are free, but Ms. Vogel and Mr. Martinez politely request a voluntary donation of $50-200 per student to defray costs.


Conference times are available for those parents who would like to meet with their child's teachers. Parent conferences are available on these upcoming dates:

November 27, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 26, 2019

May 7, 2019

To schedule a conference with your child's teacher, either email them by clicking the envelope next to their name on the Teachers page, or call the main office or the counseling office and leave a message.


The next Friends of Palms/PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm, in the library. This is a terrific way to get involved and learn about volunteer opportunities at Palms. Additionally, you get a chance to visit with other Palms parents. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Sixth Grade Leadership Class presents the Dia de los Muertos Heroes Show with special guests Ballet Folklorico Son De La Palma and Palms Middle School Jazz Band.

This special event will take place on Monday, October 29, during 5th and 6th periods.

Sixth grade leadership students are presenting as Cesar Chavez, Desi Arnaz (with Lucille Ball), Roberto Clemente, Ritchie Valens, Frida Kahlo, the cast of Coco, and Selena Quintanilla.

Ballet Folklorico will perform a dance from Veracruz, Mexico, and Jazz Band will play Guantanamera.

The performance is free and open to the public. A section in the auditorium will be reserved for visitors.

**Parents! Do you know how to do Day of the Dead calavera makeup? Mr. Kim needs your help on October 25, 26 (during Periods 5 and 6) and all day October 29. Please contact Mr. Kim if you can volunteer!**


The eChoices Magnet and SAS process can be confusing! Magnet Coordinator Mrs. Weissmann wants to help any parents who have questions about the eChoices Magnet/SAS applications. Mrs. Weissmann is hosting a short meeting at Palms on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 5-6 pm, in the library, to help you through this process.

The focus of the meeting will be to share information clarifying who needs to apply and who does not, as well as to which programs you should apply to earn and keep points.

Please email Mrs. Weissmann or call her at 310-253-7642 if you plan to come.


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Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23, 2018

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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?

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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!