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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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. See the Site Map if you can't find what you're looking for.
If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.
Wednesday July 1: Online Meal Applications accepted
Saturday August 8: New Family Meet & Greet
Tuesday August 11: Camp Palms, Day 1
Wednesday August 12: Camp Palms, Day 2
Monday August 17: Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday August 18: Instruction Begins!
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
Meet and Greet Preparations Underway
The Friends of Palms booster group is busy preparing for the annual Meet and Greet gathering, where new Palms Middle School students and their families will meet current Palms students, their parents, and school staff members.
The Meet and Greet will take place Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10:00am to noon at Rancho Park (2551 Motor Avenue). If you plan to attend, please send a text to Lori Berman at 310-650-4493 or RSVP to her by email, so we know how many people to prepare fun and food for.
Fundraiser: Baritone Horn for the Band
Instrumental music teacher Ms. West is running a DonorsChoose fundraiser named Baritone Horn for the Band. We're asking for donations of any amount to buy a new baritone horn for our students. Click here for details.
A new baritone horn will enable more students to play the baritone and take it home to practice. Our worst baritone has a removable bell that falls off. No one wants to play it. Learning to play an instrument should be challenging in music terms, not in equipment terms.
Update: We met our goal and a new baritone horn will be coming to Palms!
Online Meal Applications Now Being Accepted: All Palms Families Should Apply
Online applications for free or reduced price meals are now being accepted.
Click here: applyforlunch.com/Home/PickDistrict
Select state "California" and district "Los Angeles Unified School District" to begin the application process.
Every Palms family should apply, whether or not you think you'll qualify, because every qualified student should have meal benefits, and school funding depends on full participation of those who are eligible. The sooner you apply the better!
Health Tidbits: June 2015
The California PTA publishes Health Tidbits, a monthly newsletter for parents.
Download the June 2015 issue -- in English or Spanish -- for information on summer food service, school drinking water safety, social and emotional milestones, and a status report on Children’s Health Programs in California.
Meal Applications to be Mailed in Summer
Parents should watch for their 2015-2016 Application for Meal Benefits, which will be mailed to your household during the Summer 2015 break. This can provide students with free or reduced price meals at school.
The sooner you fill it out and return it the better. Every family should submit this form, whether or not you think you'll qualify, because every qualified student should have the benefits, and school funding depends on full participation of those who are eligible.
Starting July 1, 2015, you can also apply online at:
New Family Meet and Greet: Saturday, August 8, 2015
All new students and their families are invited to join us in the park on August 8!
This will be a fun time to bond and make new friends before Camp Palms and school starts.
Welcome Palms Visitors
We're pleased to welcome a number of prospective Palms families to our campus today (Monday October 6, 2014) for our first Visitor Day for the 2014-2015 school year.
You'll be given a tour of the campus grounds, facilities, and a peek at some classrooms, with a student from Student Leadership as your guide. Enjoy your visit!
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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.:
Family Annual Donation Drive
Please click here to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.
Positive Behavior Support Program