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Who Is In Friends of Palms?

All Palms parents and students are members of Friends of Palms.

See the Leaders page for lists of

  • officers
  • board members
  • committee chairs


Palms Middle School logoFriends of Palms and PTSA combine their monthly meetings. They are the best way to get first-hand and up-to-date news about what's going on at Palms and what's coming up, to contribute to your child's success through your participation, to support the school, and to make sure your opinions are heard.

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm or on a Friday morning mid-month at 8:00 am in the Library (see campus map). No signup or RSVP is necessary. Meetings typically last 90 minutes in the evening or 60 minutes in the morning.

The meeting agenda often includes:

  • Introductions
  • A report from a school administrator
  • News and announcements from the Friends of Palms and PTSA presidents
  • Presentations from featured speakers
  • Funding requests from the school staff
  • Approval of the previous meeting's minutes
  • Treasurer's report
  • Committee reports
  • Discussions of upcoming events and new ideas
  • Questions and answers

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FOP/PTSA Meeting Minutes


2020-2021 FOP/PTSA Meeting Schedule

Morning meetings start at 8:00 am. Evening meetings start at 6:30 pm. During the pandemic, on-campus meetings are being replace with Zoom meetings.

Meeting Schedule

Date and Location

Meeting Topics and Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 7:30pm


Meeting address: click or tap to launch meeting

Meeting ID: 876 8354 5434

Meeting password: 526672

Use your computer microphone or phone 1-669-900-6833

Tue Aug 25, 2020, 6:30pm


  1. Principal's and/or Counselor's Message
  2. Title 1 Presentation
  3. L.A. Public Library Presentation
  4. FOP Opportunities and Updates
  5. Open Forum

⬇ Download full agenda

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 6:30pm


  1. Principal’s and/or Counselor's Message
  2. FOP Opportunities and Updates
    1. General Updates
    2. Budget and Support
    3. Committees and Fundraising
    4. Website
  3. Open Forum

Download full agenda

Download proposed budget

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 6:30pm


  1. Principal’s Report
  2. Counselor’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Nominations for FOP and PTSA positions
  5. Committee Reports

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 6:30pm


  1. Principal’s Report
  2. Counselor’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Committee Reports

Tue Dec 15,

2020, 5:30pm


May require the latest Zoom version.

  1. Principal’s Report
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. PTSA election
  4. Committee Reports

Fri Jan 15, 2021



Tue Feb 16, 2021, 6:30pm


Topics will include clubs and extracurriculars, and the Palms Family Super Fun Night.

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 6:30 pm

➡ Zoom link

Sikivu Hutchinson will speak about inclusivity at Palms.

Judy Chiasson from the LAUSD Human Relations Department will share LGBTQIA+ resources.

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 6:30pm

➡ Zoom link

➡ Mr. Choi's slides

  1. Principal’s Report
  2. Counselor’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Committee Reports

Tue May 18, 2021, 6:30pm

  1. Welcome to incoming parents
  2. Elections for Friends of Palms and PTSA open positions
  3. Principal's Report
  4. Counselor's Report
  5. Treasurer's Report and discussion of the budget
  6. Proposals
  7. Discussion of next year's meeting dates and times