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Financial Assistance

If a student's family may require financial assistance for the student to participate in 8th grade activities or to purchase Class of 2023 swag, contact Assistant Principal Ms. Prentice or Dean of Students Ms. Fields-Coleman.

  Tracey Fields-Coleman Dean of Students
  Anita Prentice Assistant Principal

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Eighth Grade Trip

Friday, May 5, 2023, 3:00pm to 1:00am

Eighth grade students have traditionally gone to Magic Mountain for their Spring trip. For Spring 2023, however, they voted for Universal Studios!

This will be a special middle-school evening when Universal Studios is not open to the public.

  • You must wear a Class of 2023 T-shirt or hoodie in order to participate in the Spring  2023 Universal Studios Field Trip.
  • Only a limited number of students can attend. Students who participate must be eligible according to the 10-week report card. Refer to the Eighth Grade Eligibility page for requirements.
  • Tickets will go on sale on a date to be announced.
  • Cost and payment method: to be determined.
  • Students may pick-up Universal Studios permission packets from Counselor Mr. Rodriguez during break or lunch on a date to be announced.
  • There are NO replacement packets if you lose yours.
  • Seats are limited.
  • If students will be able purchase tickets at the Student Store (this may or may not the case), each student must have:
    • 8th Grade Student I.D.
    • Payment
    • Signature pages from the permission packet
  • If a student is ineligible according to the 15-week progress report, they will lose their seat and have their money refunded.
  • Parents with questions should contact the 8th grade counselor.

Students may pick up Permission Packets from Counselor Mr. Rodriguez on a starting date to be announced.

Tickets go on sale on a date to be announced.

Ticket sales close when buses are filled or on a date to be announced, whichever comes first.

Field Trip Schedule

The trip will begin when school lets out at 3:00pm. Students will be given a snack and then ride the buses to Universal Studios.

They will return around 1:00am and should be picked up then.

Palms staff members will chaperone the trip.

Students should have some spending money for food or drinks at the park. Cash and bank cards can be used.

Thank You Friends of Palms

Friends of Palms graciously helps to fund this Spring Trip.

Please remember to support FOP when making annual donations!