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California Pizza Kitchen logoWe're trying something new with the September CPK Dining for Dollars event... it's the Battle of the Grades!

Each grade will have its own fundraiser date at the three participating locations (Culver City, Century City, and Beverly Hills). Students must sign in at the restaurant to get credit for their grade level. The grade that spends the most money will win a pizza party or an ice cream party (TBD) at school for the students who participated. Palms will receive 20% from each fundraiser event.

 

Download the 6th grade flyer.
Download the 7th grade flyer.
Download the 8th grade flyer.

Posted 8/19/19

clock time 1 30clock time 8 00The Fall 2019 semester begins on Monday, August 19, 2019, with a pupil-free day. Friends of Palms will welcome teachers back with the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast.

The first instructional day for students is Tuesday, August 20. Students should arrive at school in plenty of time to get to their homerooms and be seated before 8:00am.

Feel free to use the Drop-Off Lanes, but be patient and careful when driving near school.

As you'll see on the Bell Schedule, Tuesdays are Professional Development days, so school will be out at 1:30pm.

Posted 8/18/19

Parent Check-In for 6th grade families is Friday, August 16, 2019, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

6th grade students and their parents should come to school with the required forms filled out and signed:

Look for the signs showing you where the check-in stations are. If you need help, ask any staff member.

At the check-in you will receive the student's schedule and textbooks, you can create your PASSport account, and you can purchase PE uniforms.

If you can't come in the morning, come from 1:00pm to 3:00pm instead. This is the make-up time for all families who missed their morning check-in.

Posted 8/15/19

checkmark​​​​​​​Parent Check-In for 7th grade families is Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

7th grade students and their parents should come to school with the required forms filled out and signed:

Also bring a record of the student's Tdap immunization.

You will receive the student's schedule and textbooks, you can create your PASSport account, and you can purchase PE uniforms.

If you miss this event, come to the all-grade make-up day on Friday, August 16, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Posted 8/14/19

checkmarkParent Check-In for 8th grade families is Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

8th grade students and their parents should come to school with the required forms filled out and signed:

You will receive the student's schedule and textbooks, you can create your PASSport account, and you can purchase PE uniforms.

If you miss this event, come to the all-grade make-up day on Friday, August 16, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Posted 8/14/19

Camp Palms

Camp Palms, for incoming students, begins Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 9:00am in the Auditorium. See the campus map if you aren't sure where the auditorium is.

After an initial welcome, 6th grade students will leave the auditorium with 6th grade teachers while parents and new 7th and 8th grade students stay for an orientation until 10:00am.

For 6th grade students, the first day of Camp Palms ends at noon and Camp Palms continues, for 6th grade students only, on Wednesday, August 14, from 9:00am to noon.

Can't attend? Don't worry!

Students who cannot attend Camp Palms will still receive a friendly welcome when school starts on August 20.

Posted 8/12/19

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Posted 8/12/19

parent check-inDownloadable and printable forms are now available for Parent Check-In on August 14, 2019 (8th grade), August 15, 2019 (7th grade), and August 16, 2019 (6th grade).

Visit the Parent Check-In page to download the following letters and forms in English or Spanish.

Bring the completed and signed forms to Parent Check-In.

  • Welcome Letter
  • Emergency Information
  • Parent/Guardian Publicity Authorization and Release
  • Health Policies
  • Responsible Use Policy for District Computer Systems
  • Cell Phone Policy
  • Councils

7th grade families will need to bring proof of the Tdap booster.

Posted 8/7/19

Modern Media and Communications MagnetA new magnet is coming to Palms Middle School, starting with the 2020-2021 school year.

The Modern Media and Communications Magnet will use project-based learning and collaboration to help students build proficiency in a wide range of communication and media skills.

  • 6th graders will learn journalistic writing and reporting.
  • 7th graders will concentrate on presentation techniques and public speaking.
  • 8th graders will learn video production, from writing screenplay to filming to post-production.

Students will research topics of interest to them, collaborate with their peers, and present their work at the Palms Talks and Palms Film Festival assemblies.

Applications for the Modern Media and Communications Magnet will be accepted through the LAUSD Magnet Program. Applications are expected to be available starting in October 2019.

Download the flyer for more information on this new program.

Posted 8/6/19

By now, you should have received a letter informing you about the parent check-in days that will be held on August 14, 15, and 16. Parents and students will submit required district forms, pick up the student's schedule and textbooks, create a Parent Passport Portal account, and purchase PE uniforms.

Please plan to attend the correct day for your student(s). Bring your completed forms with you, including the student emergency information form, the student health policies form, the RUP form, and the cell phone policy. Seventh grade parents, please also bring proof of your child's Tdap shot.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8th grade: Wednesday, 8/14, 8-11 am
  • 7th grade: Thursday, 8/15, 8-11 am
  • 6th grade: Friday, 8/16, 8-11 am
  • All grade make-up day: Friday, 8/16, 1-3 pm

Participating in parent check-in days will make the start of school much smoother and easier! We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted 7/29/19