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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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:
Winter Recess: Three Weeks Off
The 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:
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:
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!
Sixth Grade Dance Changed to December 18
It was originally scheduled for December 17.
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!
Don't miss the best sounds of the holiday season!
Dining for Dollars at Wahoo's Fish Tacos: December 16 and 17
Wahoo's Fish Tacos
You must bring the coupon with you. Print extra copies for friends, neighbors, and coworkers!
Run 4 Fun: December 13
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.
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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!
This is the only way to receive weekly news from Palms.
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.