Magnet/SAS parents should see the Magnet School page for available parent/teacher/student conference dates and times.
All calendar events are subject to change.
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Send your questions to askfriends @ palmsmiddleschool.org. See selected questions and answers on our Ask Palms page.
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, for grades 6 through 8. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School. To find what you are looking for, see the Site Map, use the Search box to the right, or simply ask us!
If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.
Ms. Weissmann (in the Magnet Office) is the counselor for students in the Magnet School.
For students in the Home School or the Honors Program, your grade level determines your counselor:
The 17 documents you received in your Orientation Packet are available for download in either English or Spanish.
If you've lost your packet or want to refer to a specific document, see the Orientation Packet page and choose the document of interest or follow the link to the corresponding web pages.
The morning Drop-Off Lanes protect the safety of our children every school day, as they arrive in front of the school on Woodbine (eastbound) or at the back of the school on Palms Blvd. (westbound).
Parent volunteers manage the drop-off lanes and we need additional volunteers, including a coordinator to keep track of the volunteers. Please help us for one day a week from 7:30am to 8:00am.
We can also use volunteers to accompany Visitors Days tours and for other open volunteer positions.
Please fill out the
to let us know how you can help!
The Palms Middle School Counselors and the Dean of Students will go over the school rules at grade-level assemblies on Friday August 26, 2016.
Cell phones, Internet use, bus behavior, deliveries, Zero Tolerance Policy
Attendance, discipline, health & safety, dress code, environment, ethical behavior and respect, hat policy
Harassment, on-campus or online
Parents should review these and the other Rules & Policies with their children.
Many decisions about school programs and policies, as well as how we use budgeted funds, are made by our standing committees, where parents and the school staff work together to oversee our school.
The Local School Leadership Council (LSLC) makes decisions about the school calendar, student discipline, the budget for instructional materials, and professional development. Community members and students from Leadership participate along with parents and school staff members.
Each committee meets monthly. Click the links above for dates, times, and locations.
We ask every Palms family to make a Family Annual Donation to support their school through Friends of Palms.
This is your single most important donation of the school year.
You donation provides supplies for teachers, computers for students, funds for field trips, after-school Library hours, art, and academic activities, tech support, sport uniforms, increased campus safety, and much more.
To kick off the Family Annual Donation Drive, there will be a Fiesta Dinner (adults only) on Saturday August 27, 2015, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, at the home of Palms parents Lori and Bruce Berman. If you would like to attend this fundraiser/dinner, just email Lori Berman and she'll send you an e-vite.
Make your Family Annual Donation
Students can stay on the P.E. side until 6:00pm, and a variety of after-school activities are available.
Other programs are available on specific days:
Read all of the details on the After-School Programs page.
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
Monday August 29
Friday September 2
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
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Family Annual Donation Drive
Please click here 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!
There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:
Positive Behavior Support Program
Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.