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The Palms Beautification Day on Saturday March 25, 2023 was a great success. We have many thank-yous to share:

Karen Cavassani organized the event and the deliveries.

Shachar Lavi designed 5 new banners that line the walkway to the 6th grade area.

Charles Almada helped coordinate Anawalt Lumber's donation of soil and planting materials.

Friends of Palms donated the plants and the new banners.
Ms. Arevelo created the video above.

Thank you to Mr. Enriquez, Ms. Gigi, our custodian Josh, and all of our students and parents for working so hard on Saturday!

Sixth grade student volunteers:

  • Issac E.
  • Alessandro G.
  • Spencer H.
  • Danilo H.
  • Aanya K.
  • Abby R.

Seventh Grade student volunteers:

  • Ashley A.
  • Ariana B.
  • Topaz B.
  • Kenyae B.
  • Haley C.
  • Logan D.
  • Doug E.
  • Riley E.
  • Lukah H.
  • Willa H.
  • Gabriel H.
  • Khloe H.
  • Benjamin K.
  • Aditi K.
  • Alekxa M.
  • Aurora M.
  • Evan P.
  • Eli P.
  • Alexander R.
  • Elysiah S.
  • Moa S.
  • Nanom W.
  • Aaron Y.

Eighth Grade student volunteers:

  • Nathan B.
  • Eleanor B.
  • Laila C.
  • Kahea C.
  • Ash E.
  • Tyron F.
  • Eugenie H.
  • Yareli R.
  • Carlos S.
  • Trinity T.

Our apologies to any student volunteer who we failed to mention above.

More we can do

We have plants and soil left. Please let Friends of Palms know if you would like to volunteer to work with our garden coordinator to do additional planting during a school day.

Posted 3/27/23

L.A. Convergence Art Show

More than a dozen art students of Ms. Goldin have been selected to exhibit their art at the L.A. Convergence Art Show, presented by Unity Earth, on Tuesday March 28, 2023.

These students will participate:

Sixth graders:

  • Harshadha Doddi
  • Isaac Elias
  • Rejeanne Facey
  • Brandon Huerta
  • Ulyana Kurylovich
  • Jazlene Mendez
  • Salem Mesele
  • Roxana Santiago

Seventh graders:

  • Lucille Bornand
  • Topaz Brand
  • Alyssa Ho
  • Kennedy Joseph
  • Phaedra Lindner
  • Eleanor Shin

Eighth graders:

  • Deborah Orogbemi
  • Hailey Raucho
  • Grace Villegas
Posted 3/27/23

Acceleration Days

Palms families: Please have your child join us for Acceleration Days on the first two weekdays of Spring Break: Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Whether your student is interested in enrichment or needs additional academic support, Acceleration Days provide a benefit to all. LAUSD is offering enrichment, exploration, discovery, and personalized academic support in reading and math.

Sign up in the Parent Portal.

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To learn more, attend one of these Acceleration Days Zoom meetings:

  • Monday, March 27,  12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 28, 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Tuesday, March 28, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom link

Posted 3/24/23

Parent and child

Prospective Palms Middle School students and their families are invited to attend Visitors Day on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 3:45pm to 5:45pm. Start on the central quad, see the campus, and learn everything you want to know about Palms.

Registration is not required.

There will be a separate Visitors Day event for fifth grade Special Education students and their families, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on the same day, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. School will be in session and you will be able to visit Special Education classrooms and hear about the Special Education programs at Palms. For this Special Education event, you must pre-register:

Posted 3/24/23

caps, shirts, pants

The Palms Gear Store ordering deadline has been extended to Friday, March 31, 2023. Order your Palms shirts, bottoms, and headwear now before time runs out.

Order online using PayPal or a credit card, with either delivery to Palms or shipment to your home. Keep in mind that Palms Gear is listed in adult sizes.

⮕ Palms Gear Store

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Important! — If you prefer free delivery to school, choose FREE- Pick Up From Palms during checkout and be sure to put the student's name and homeroom in the Notes field. Deliveries to Palms will be in April.

Posted 3/23/23

Beautification Day

Please join the Palms community by helping us plant, mulch, weed, and clean up the school grounds on Beautification Day: Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Parents, students, siblings, friends, and neighbors can all do their part. We have shovels, rakes, and brooms ready to go. All we need is people-power!

With soil and fertilizer donated by Anawalt Lumber, and plants we've purchased, we'll be planting Aeonium, Azalea, Hibuscus, Lantana, Plumbago, and Date Palms.

Beautification Day

Sign up now!

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Posted 3/23/23

MOD Pizza

Even though there is no school, all Palms families are invited to participate in Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. This fundraiser helps Friends of Palms help your students.

Mod Pizza is at 8985 Venice Blvd.

Bring in the flyer or order online through the MOD app or website with coupon code MODGIVES20.

MOD will donate 20% of proceeds to Friends of Palms.

Flyer: ⬇ English • ⬇ Spanish

Posted 3/21/23

 Beyond the Bell

For LAUSD Region West middle school students, Beyond the Bell is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm at this location:

Berendo Middle School

1157 S. Berendo Street

Los Angeles, CA  90006

Berendo Middle School is one block south of West Olympic Blvd. and two blocks west of Vermont Avenue in the Koreatown/Pico Union area.


Posted 3/21/23


The following Grab and Go locations are available for LAUSD District West:

Pan Pacific Sports Complex

7600 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Baldwin Hills Recreation Center

5401 Highlight Place

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Mar Vista Boys and Girls Club

4901 Marionwood Drive

Culver City, CA 90230

Posted 3/21/23


School is closed to students from Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23, 2003 during a work stoppage.

Students may complete activities in Schoology by logging in at For additional resources, including a Family and Student Resource Guide, tutoring programs, and a list of free museums, please visit

Students and parents can contact the school using Zoom if they have questions or need assistance with assignments. Zoom is being monitored from 8:30am to 3:30pm during the days of the work stoppage. You can also call the LAUSD hotline.

⮕  Zoom link

LAUSD hotline: 213-443-1300

Posted 3/21/23