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Welcome Messages

Stacey Short, Friends of Palms PresidentDear Palms Middle School new and returning families,

Welcome to a new school year! As the year begins, I am happy and encouraged to see that so many new and returning families are joining and returning to our community. Our incoming 6th grade class is the largest it has been in many years!

As a parent of 2 Palms graduates and a current student, I am happy to represent this amazing school and parent body, and look forward to getting to know many of you.

All parents are automatically members of FOP (Friends of Palms), a Palms Middle School parent organization. Please join us for our FOP Meetings; they are the generally the second Tuesday of the month in the Library with occasional meetings on Friday morning. Meetings start at 6:30pm for the evening meetings. This is a great place to meet other parents, staff members and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the school.

I hope to see you at our monthly FOP meetings, and wish you and your family a wonderful year!


Stacey Shortt
President of FOP (Friends of Palms)

Melissa EricksonDear Palms Middle School Families and Supporters,

On behalf of the Palms Middle School PTSAI would like to welcome all of you to the new school year. I have a daughter at Palms and I will be serving as the Palms PTSA President. Joining me are Uleses Henderson as Treasurer and Bita Kazemini as Secretary. I am excited to work with an amazing group of parents this year. Feel free to check out the information and resources on our PTSA page, where you will be able to keep updated on Palms happenings and PTSA state and national happenings. 

As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our students and Palms staff. Your membership allows the PTSA to raise funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for the students. Money raised through PTSA memberships helps to fund scholarships for music, support medical and dental clinics for families in need, Reflections art competition, lobbying efforts at the state and national level on legislation affecting children/schools, classroom supplies, campus improvement and much more.

For the PTSA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. We would like to thank you in advance for your support and to thank to those whom have already become members. Dues are only $10 per year and envelopes are available in the main office. PTSA meetings take place concurrently with the Friends of Palms meetings. Have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. 

Best Regards,

Melissa Erickson
Past PTSA President