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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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Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School.

We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our Academic Performance Index (API) score of 878, our State Test Scores, our many cultural, artistic, and other programs, and our friendly and safe atmosphere. Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD has recognized the Palms Middle School Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF).

Ten reasons your family should choose Palms Middle School!

Elementary school parents: Palms administrators can visit your school to speak to a group of parents and answer questions. Have a staff member or parent representative call Palms if you are interested in the Palms Roadshow.

What's Happening

December 22 to January 9: Winter Recess

Monday January 12: First Day of Spring Semester

​Now through January 18: Library Computer Fundraising Campaign


See the calendar for all upcoming events.

What's New at Palms

The 2015 Westside Saver Cards are Out!

WSC 2015 side 1   WSC 2015 side 2

Westside Saver Cards are discount cards that provide you with substantial savings on many restaurants, products, and services in the Palms neighborhood and beyond. The cards, valid now through December 31, 2015, usually pay for themselves after the first or second purchase.

This year we welcome two new vendors to the cards: Rita's (custard and Italian ices) on Pico Blvd. and V.I.P Cleaners and Tailors on Sepulveda Blvd.

The price is still a bargain $10. They make great stocking stuffers!

To buy Westside Saver Cards during the Winter Recess, phone Gail Torr, our Westside Saver Card chair, at 310-429-6885.

Complete list of 2015 vendors:

  1. b Beauty Supply & Salon
  2. Bagel Factory
  3. Baja Bud's
  4. Bella Vista Pizza
  5. Burger King
  6. Champagne French Bakery Cafe
  7. Charlie Kabob
  8. Cheviot Farms
  9. The Coffee Bean
  10. Crest Dry Cleaning
  11. Fatburger
  12. Hamburger Habit
  13. Handy J Car Wash
  14. IHOP Restaurant
  15. Julie's Pizzeria
  16. Lenzini's 2-4-1 Pizza
  17. Marina Family Chiropractic
  18. Mayura
  19. Nails XXI
  20. Panda Express
  21. El Pollo Loco
  22. Rita's
  23. Simpang Asia
  24. Smog Master
  25. Subway
  26. Taco Plus
  27. V.I.P. Cleaners & Tailors
  28. Wing-Stop
  29. Yogurtland
  30. Yum Yum Donuts
Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/19/14

Winter Recess: Three Weeks Off

snowmanThe Fall 2014 Semester ends after Friday December 19, 2014. We hope your child was successful in school and looks forward to doing even better in the Spring Semester. We know they'll enjoy the school break!

Winter Recess is 3 weeks long, from December 22 to January 9, 2015.

The Spring 2015 Semester starts on Monday January 12, 2015.

A few other events and dates to keep in mind:

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/18/14

President Obama Writes to Palms Students

Students of Ms. Luna wrote to President Obama with their suggestions for improving education. President Obama wrote back to Ms. Luna and to her students:

Letter from President Obama
Download PDF of the President's letter

Writing letters to the President provided students with a wonderful opportunity to practice their persuasive writing skills. Congratulations to Ms. Luna and her students for showing us all how we can make our voices heard!

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/17/14

Sixth Grade Dance Changed to December 18

UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre and Half-Baked SoftwareThe Holiday Dance for 6th graders has been rescheduled for Thursday December 18, 2014, from 3 to 4pm in the Student Cafeteria.

It was originally scheduled for December 17.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/16/14

Chorus, Band, and Orchestra at Westside Pavilion: December 16 and 18

In an annual tradition, the Palms choruses, band, and orchestra will perform at Westside Pavilion this week. Attendance is free... and usually crowded!

chorusThe choruses, directed by Mrs. Chi, will be on the bottom floor of the east side of the mall on Tuesday December 16, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

trumpet, courtesy of pureclipart.comBand and orchestra, directed by Ms. West, will perform on the Westside Pavilion bridge over Westwood Blvd. (between Nordstrom and Urban Home)  on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Don't miss the best sounds of the holiday season!

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/15/14

Dining for Dollars at Wahoo's Fish Tacos: December 16 and 17

Wahoo's Fish Tacos logoPalms families can enjoy a meal at Wahoo's Fish Tacos while earning money for Palms. Bring our coupon to Wahoo's on Tuesday December 16 or Wednesday December 17, 2014.

Wahoo's Fish Tacos
4716C S. Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA
Just south of Mindanao, in the Marina Square strip mall.

Download the coupon

You must bring the coupon with you. Print extra copies for friends, neighbors, and coworkers!

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/14/14

Run 4 Fun: December 13

LA84 FoundationThe annual Run 4 Fun Festival, sponsored by the LA84 Foundation, will be held at the Whittier Narrow Recreation Center on Saturday December 13, 2014, from 8:00am to 11:30am.

Participating Palms students are already signed up for the races. We hope that plenty of parents will be there to cheer them on as they give us their best running performances.

Thank you to our P.E. teachers for their continued participation in this fun and rewarding program.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 12/11/14

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