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Penheads ClubVisit the Penheads Club page to read stories and see drawings by these students from our lunchtime writing club, led by Ms. March:

  • Destiny Mcdonald (poem)
  • Vonyeah Malone (poems)
  • McKenzie Rundquist (comic)
  • Becca Sharman (story excerpt)
  • Luna Wicks (story excerpt)

You'll be amazed at the quality of their work!

Posted 6/6/19

Palms parents devote countless hours volunteering: sitting on school committees or the Friends of Palms board, helping with the drop-off lanes or lunchtime supervision, chairing events and fundraisers, running PTSA or the Book Fair, helping with food events, helping the music program, leading Visitor Days tours, chaperoning on field trips, managing this website, and much more.

We couldn't be such a great school without you!

Volunteer celebration 2019

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Photos from the Volunteer Celebration, May 2019

Thank you to our parent volunteers!

Posted 6/3/19

The Class of 2019 was all smiles for their panorama photo.

Congratulations to our culminating 8th graders!

class of 2019 panorama photo

Posted 5/30/19

cookieThe Spring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Tuesday May 28, 2019.

Please help us send our teachers & staff off on their holidays in style.

We can use help with food, supplies, money, setting up, and cleaning up.
For details, please email Stacey Shortt or read the latest Friends of Palms weekly email.

Posted 5/26/19

Palms Ballet Folklorico, Son de la Palma would like to invite you to their invitational performance with UCLA's Ballet Folklorico on Sunday, May 26, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Our students will be performing a beautiful dance from the Mexican state of Chiapas, done in ballet style. Please see the invitation and the beautiful dress the girls will be wearing.

Posted 5/17/19

Middle Years NewsletterThe following Middle Years Newsletters issues are available for download:

  • March: Tips on treating people with respect, success on standardized tests, social media, making mornings enjoyable, wordplay, Spring science, family poetry, medication overuse, and what to do if your child forgets to take something to school.
  • April: Tips on reading, conflict resolution, expressing appreciation, designing a logo, mental health education, genealogy and heritage, year-end planning, acne, and sixty-second challenges.
  • May: Tips on continued learning after school is out, peer pressure, sibling bonds, summer routines, student 'zines, computer coding, preparing for exams, self-esteem, and making a first aid kit.

Download these issues or back issues on the Middle Years Newsletter page.

Posted 5/16/19

SBAC testing will take place from Monday, May 13, through Thursday, May 16. Make-up testing will be given on Friday, May 17, and Monday, May 20. Students, get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before heading to school!

Posted 5/10/19

Parents of current 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students: please attend one of several information sessions to learn about pathways that enable your child to take advanced placement (AP) math classes in high school. Dates, times, and locations are noted on this flyer.

As an alternative, watch this informational video that explains the pathways.

Posted 5/8/19

Middle Years newsletterThe following Middle Years Newsletters issues are available for download:

  • December: Tips on responsibility, brainstorming, making writing fun, co-parenting, avoiding gossip, encouraging creativity, keeping up with school news, mealtime manners, and turning in homework on time.
  • January: Tips on everyday math, assertiveness, protecting privacy online, family meals, ADHD, motivation, patience, paying attention in class, and safe use of earbuds.
  • February: Tips on research skills, mindfulness, bullying, chatting, foreign languages, studying engineering, make-up work, finding similarity among objects, and follow-through after mistakes.

Download these issues or back issues on the Middle Years Newsletter page.

Posted 5/1/19

The Art in the Afternoon Art show will be held on Wednesday, May 22, from 3:15-4:30 pm, in the library. Please join us!

Posted 4/25/19