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meal application

Every family with a student at Palms should submit their Meal Application, if they haven't already done so. Submit an online application whether or not you expect to qualify. We need to ensure that every qualified student receives their benefit of free or reduced-priced meals.

Meal Applications also determine our Title I funding, which pays for many Palms programs.

To submit your application:

  1. Go to My School Apps.
  2. Enter Zip Code 90017.
  3. Make sure the district is Los Angeles Unified School District.
  4. Click Select District & Continue.
  5. Click Begin Application Process.

You will need the grade and birthdate of each student in your household, the incomes of your household members, and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

For more information, see the LAUSD Meal Application page.

Posted 10/22/19

As part of their "Reach out to Friends and Family/Thanksgiving Project," Leadership is running a canned foods drive. Students are invited to contribute by bringing canned goods and other non-perishable foods to their homeroom class between now and November 15, 2019. For more information, view the flyer on the Leadership page.

Posted 10/22/19

Westside Saver Card

The Westside Saver Card is a popular discount card that's also a Palms fundraiser. Each year we include local businesses such as restaurants, snack shops, and small businesses in our neighborhood. You get a discount and Palms gets a donation!

We are in the process of adding new businesses and confirming previous contracts for our 2020 edition, and we could use your help.

If you're affiliated with a local business, this would be especially helpful.

To volunteer, contact Friends of Palms.

Posted 10/21/19

Dr. Derek MoriuchiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

As we begin the 10th week of school, I want to commend our students for their outstanding behavior. They've demonstrated respectful conduct, kindness, and effort in their studies. Keep up the good work.

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the auditorium there will be a special presentation of the new Modern Media and Communications Magnet for any parent interested in hearing about this exciting new magnet center, which will open in August, 2020. The theme will be communications, so students will learn about creative writing; making oral presentations; and video productions. We encourage all interested parents to attend. We are the only westside middle school to offer such a program.

Magnet applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2019. Mrs. Weissmann will be there to any your questions. Please call the school at 310-253-7600 with any questions.

Posted 10/21/19

HalloweenThe date of the 6th Grade Halloween Dance has been changed to Thursday, October 24. It will be held from 3-4:15 in the cafeteria. Admission costs $1. Drinks and snacks will be available. Sixth graders: get ready to do the Monster Mash!

Posted 10/21/19

Local District West's Unified Enrollment Fair will be held at Baldwin Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm. Families with students in Pre-K to Grade 12 are all welcome to attend.

The Unified Enrollment Fairs are held across the different local districts to share with parents various LAUSD program options, including:

  • Magnet Programs
  • Dual Language Programs
  • Schools for Advanced Studies
  • Permits with Transportation
  • Admission Criteria Schools
  • Zones of Choice
  • Affiliated Charters
Posted 10/18/19

The Great California ShakeOut

Schools all over California practiced earthquake preparedness on Thursday, October 17, 2019, known as The Great California Shakeout.

Everyone at Palms pretended there had been a large earthquake and practiced emergency procedures.

Ask a Palms student about ways to prepare for an earthquake so they can share what they've learned!


In an emergency...

If your child must be picked up after a real emergency, someone authorized on your child's Emergency Information Card must request your child from the Request Gate on the south side of Palms Blvd., show identification, and then wait for your child to be brought to you at the Reunion Gate. Learn where they are from this map:

Request and Reunion Gates

Posted 10/17/19

Great news from the Beyond the Bell Flag Football program... ​the teams in our Open Division (6th - 8th) and 6th Grade Futures Division have had a very successful season!

The Boys/Coed and Girls Open Division teams earned Southwestern League Championship honors on Saturday, 10/5, and the Western Regional Championships this past weekend at Marina MS. Both teams advanced to the District Quarterfinals for Division I on 10/26 at Marina MS. City Championships will be held on Saturday, 11/9, at Franklin HS; we'll let you know if either team advances.

The Palms 6th Grade Coed Futures Division Team will be playing this Saturday, 10/19, at Marina MS in the Coast Regional Playoffs. If they advance to the regional championships, they will earn a spot in the District Quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday, 11/2.

Beyond the Bell football teamBeyond the Bell football team

Posted 10/16/19

Tomorrow evening is the Middle and High School Fair at Palms-Rancho Park Library and Recreation Center (two locations in the same parking lot). Representatives will be on hand from about 30 public, private, independent and charter middle and high schools. The event runs from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday.

Posted 10/16/19

theater maskCalling all actors... If you love acting or have always been interested in theater, this is a great opportunity to participate in an after school drama group with Mr. Kim. 

Mr. Napoleon Tavale from East West Players, a theater group based in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles, will be the guest drama teacher. Along with Mr. Kim, Mr. Tavale will help students with comedy improv skills, monologue writing, and performance. Students will perform in a showcase for parents and friends at East West Players' historic theater in December.

The class begins on Thursday, October 17, from 3:30-5:30 pm, in the auditorium.

Posted 10/15/19