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mosaic for teacher appreciation

The Staff Appreciation Lunch is coming up on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Library Patio.

At this annual event, parent volunteers show their appreciation by providing a luncheon for Palms teachers and staff.

You can help in any of the following ways:

  • Bring food: desserts, salads, or sides
  • Bring supplies: plates, utensils, cups, napkins, plants, flowers, or table take-aways
  • Donate money so we can buy other food and supplies
  • Help set up, serve, or clean up
  • Spread the word about helping with this event!

If you bring items, drop them off at the Library or Main Office by noon. To help set up, come to the Library Patio by 11:45am. To help clean up, stay after 2:00pm.

For more information, contact Friends of Palms.

Posted 12/12/19

GATe Parent Newsletter

The Fall 2019 and Winter 2019 issues of the GATE Parent Newsletter are available. They cover the application process and list upcoming events.

Download them from our GATE/SAS Parent Newsletter page.

Posted 12/11/19

music notesPlease join us for the Palms Middle School Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 11, at 6 pm, in the auditorium. Both Mrs. Chi and Ms. Jones' students will perform, and the concert will feature both vocal and instrumental holiday music. We look forward to seeing you there. Admission is free, and snacks will be sold during intermission.

Posted 12/5/19

Marie Callender s logoPlease join us for Dining for Dollars Day at Marie Callender's West Los Angeles (11324 National Blvd., just west of Sawtelle) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Have breakfast, then stop in later for dinner or a slice of pie!

20% of all sales will be donated to Friends of Palms, including whole pies and take-out orders.

Download the flyer and bring it with you.

Posted 12/4/19

Thanksgiving turkeyLAUSD schools, including Palms Middle School, will be closed during Thanksgiving Week, November 25-29, 2019. Palms students will be dismissed at 12:20 on Friday, November 22, to give everyone a jump start on the holiday break. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted 11/20/19

Ms. Goldin's Advanced Art students are having a very successful school year with three students receiving recognition for their artwork in recent competitions. Eighth graders Noah Smith, Daniel Spagna, and Kevin Yamashita all won awards this fall.

Noah and Kevin competed in the Westchester Rotary Club 7th and 8th Grade Arts Contest. Candidates were required to perform or display their artistic entry and answer written and verbal questions about it. They were asked about their artwork and the meaning behind it, what inspired them, and who was the intended audience. Noah received a $50 award. Kevin won first place and $750!

Daniel's color drawing of a bird standing in front of trees, mountains, and the sun was selected for inclusion in the 2019-20 LAUSD School Calendar representing the month of July. The calendar, featuring art by LAUSD students, is entitled, "Our Students - the heART of Los Angeles Unified 2019-2020 School Calendar," and was created by the Collaborative Student Project, Union Avenue Elementary School.

Palms is immensely proud of our students' artistic achievements in the community!

Westchester Rotary Club Arts ContestKevin Yamashita Art

Daniel Spagna Calendar




Daniel Spagna Calendar

Posted 11/20/19

Congratulations to the 6th grade Beyond the Bell co-ed flag football team. They beat Peary Middle School 50-0 to become the LA City Champions!

Our 7th/8th grade boys team and 7th/8th grade girls team both advanced to the semi-finals of the LA City Championship, but unfortunately, both teams were defeated in that round.

Congratulations to all three teams - and especially our reigning champion 6th grade team - for terrific flag football seasons.

6th grade BTB flag football champs

Posted 11/19/19

Attention Palms students... the question of the day is: 

Marvel Logo or DC Comics Logo


It's Spirit Week! Monday is Marvel vs. DC. Are you a Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman/Harley Quinn kind of person, or do you prefer Spider-Man/Captain America/Black Widow/The Wasp? Heated discussions of Avengers vs. Justice League may now commence.

Stay tuned for more spirited activities this week.

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: 1990s Day

Thursday: Wear Red

Friday: College Day: UCLA vs. USC

Spirit Week

Posted 11/18/19

Subway​​​​​​​All Palms families are invited to Dining for Dollars at Subway (3122 S. Sepulveda Blvd., at National Blvd.) on Tuesday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

20% of all sales will be donated to Friends of Palms.

Come have a great meal and enjoy the party!

Download the flyer and bring it with you

Posted 11/18/19

Dr. MoriuchiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

This is the final week of instruction before the one-week Thanksgiving holidays.

We are asking all parents to complete the annual School Experience Survey, which gives you an important opportunity to comment on your experience regarding the school's climate, instructional program, safety, and support your child receives.

Click here for the survey

Please complete the survey by Friday, December 6, 2019. It must be completed in one sitting. Your answers will help us to improve how the school is run and how instruction is conducted in the classrooms. Your input is very important. Please don't miss this opportunity.

Finally, Friday, November 22 is a minimum day and school will be dismissed at 12:20pm.

Thank you for all you do for Palms Middle School.

Posted 11/17/19