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    Friends of Palms provides many services to Palms Middle School. In turn, Friend of Palms needs your support for our fundraising programs:

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    Send your questions to askfriends @ See selected questions and answers on our Ask Palms page.

    Get Involved!

    There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

    • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
    • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
    • Show your Palms Pride!


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    Join us for 2018-2019!


    Welcome to Palms Middle School!

    Palms Middle School is a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, a School for Advanced Studies, and a Neighborhood School.

    Principal's MessageOverviewWhy Choose Palms?Site Map

    Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

    Attend one of our Visitors' Days! The next upcoming date is Monday, February 11, 2019. Full schedule here.

    coffee cupJoin Dr. Moriuchi on Friday, February 22, at 9 am, in the Library for Coffee with the Principal. He'll provide updates on WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), the Title 1 program, and the Communications Magnet program.

    Posted 2/15/19

    Big congratulations to Ms. Carina Garret, history teacher, who was recently awarded the Joseph O'Flaherty Teaching Award by the History Society of Southern California. The award honors "creative excellence in the teaching of history in grades K-12 in the schools of Southern California." We are proud of Ms. Garret for her excellent accomplishments and well-deserved recognition!

    Posted 2/11/19

    Join Superintendent Cheryl P. Hildreth and local district staff on Wednesday, February 13, for a chance to discuss ideas and exchange information. 

    The meeting will be held at Webster Middle School from 9-11:30 am.

    See the flyer in English/Spanish here.

    Posted 1/31/19

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    DonorsChoose fundraisers help Palms teachers obtain supplies and equipment for their students.

    The recent Empowered Through Pop Art! fundraiser was successfully completed this month, providing supplies for students of Ms. Purdy, and bringing the total raised for Palms through Donorschoose to $16,443.

    Three DonorsChoose campaigns for Mr. Westhoff's students are still in progress:

    Posted 1/28/19

    8 00 clockDue to bad weather and the UTLA Strike, the Friends of Palms monthly meeting scheduled for Friday January 18, 2019, at 8:00am has been canceled.

    Coffee with the Principal, which was to follow the meeting, will not take place either.

    The cancelation decision was made late Thursday.

    The Friends of Palms meeting may be rescheduled, so watch this page for news.

    Posted 1/17/19

    Connecting Cultures mask exhibit

    Connecting Cultures at the Los Angeles Central Library

    The Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum, which began at Palms Middle School, was one of two dozen selected exhibitors at the Los Angeles Central Library's first-ever Mobile Museum Fair on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

    The Connecting Cultures Exhibit at Palms will run from April 2 to April 9, 2019.

    Posted 1/14/19

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    The DonorsChoose website lets families and friends help teachers purchase needed supplies and equipment.

    There are three Palms donation drives in progress:

    To date, Palms teachers have raised $15,8743 through DonorsChoose.

    Posted 1/13/19
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    Presidents' Day

    Washington and Lincoln

    Presidents' Day, held on the third Monday of February, celebrates US presidents, past and present.

    What's Happening

    Monday, February 18

    • Presidents' Day (No School)

    Friday, February 22

    • Coffee with the Principal

    Complete School Calendar
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    Prospective Family Visitor Days

    Calling all prospective Palms families. Come and visit our school to learn about all the wonderful programs the school offers and visit classrooms.

    Future dates TBA.

    Your child is welcome to attend with you.The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

    Visitor Days Flyer (English and Spanish)

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    Help Us With This Website

    Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during 2018. Prior web experience is not required; we'll teach you everything you need to know.

    Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form if you're interested in being a Palms Website Manager or Palms Website Reporter.

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    Family Annual Donation Drive

    Please click to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

    Parents: What's Your Choice

    Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

    Fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!

    Positive Behavior Support Program

    Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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    Dress Code


    Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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    Westside Saver Cards

    Mayura Restaurant is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2017 edition.

    You can get a discount there using the Palms Westside Saver Card!