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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone 310-253-7600

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eighth notesParents and families are invited to the Instrumental Chamber Music Concert on Thursday, March 23rd, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. The concert will feature 50 students in all, performing as soloists, as members of the Palms Jazz Band, or as part an ensemble selected from the Band and Orchestra.  An evening of great music from these talented young performers awaits!

All of our instrumental music students are taught by award-winning teacher Ms. West.  Come out to enjoy and support the music program at Palms!


Join Palms Middle School at Pitfire Pizza Mar Vista or Westwood on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 5-9 pm. Fifteen percent of your food and beverage order will go to Palms! Enjoy delicious, wood-fired pizzas and farmer's market-inspired salads in a fun, casual atmosphere where you're sure to run into friends. Download the flyer to show at the restaurant!


Cooking lesson led by Jayla Hill
Cooking lesson led by Jayla Hill

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Every Friday, Ms. Tynan's students cook and prepare dishes from mac&cheese to quesadillas to scrambled eggs.

On a recent Friday they had a lesson they won't soon forget. Our own Jayla Hill, an excellent cook who appeared on the popular 'Chopped Junior' TV show, led their weekly cooking lesson.

Jayla engaged the students in a hands-on, from-scratch method to making delicious mozzarella sticks that students can now make at home with their parents.

Ms. Tynan said:

I have never seen my students so excited. They love cooking on Fridays, but knowing Jayla was coming to cook with them was like a celebrity coming to our room. The students had been shown Jayla’s "Chopped Junior” episode the previous week. So, one week they see her on TV, and the next week she is teaching them how to prepare a dish!

I think one of the reasons this was such a successful event was because a peer of theirs not only taught the lesson, but seemed so knowledgeable and comfortable in the kitchen, that it made my students more excited about their own possibilities as junior chefs at home.


GATE Parent Newsletter

The GATE/SAS Spring 2017 Parent Newsletter covers the SAS application process and lists upcoming GATE/SAS events.

Download in English or Spanish

Other resources for parents of gifted/talented students are available in the Parents section of the LAUSD GATE website.


e-waste event

Sixth Grade Leadership, in conjunction with with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, will dispose of your old electronics in a responsible way.

Bring computers, smartphones, TVs, cameras, printers, game systems, and other electronics to our E-waste Collection Event. Proceeds will go toward our annual sailing trips.


E-Waste Collection
Saturday March 18, 2017
8:00am to 2:00pm
Teacher's parking lot

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Sailing in 2016

Mr. Clair and this year's first group of Palms 6th grade students will take to the seas on Friday March 17, 2017 for a one-day sailing trip.

Palms has participated in the TopSail Youth Program of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute for over a decade. The program enriches conventional school curricula by bringing biology, mathematics, physics, geography, history, literature and the environment to life in the real world classroom of the sea.

Two other groups of Palms students will take one-day sailing trips, first on Friday March 24 and then on Wednesday April 5.

The final sailing voyage for Spring 2017 is the five-day trip to Santa Catalina and the Channel Islands from Monday May 22 to Friday May 26.


soccer ballThe after-school soccer season, operated by Beyond the Bell, begins March 20th.  Interested students can talk to their P.E. teacher or simply show up after school.


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Positive Behavior Support Program

Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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Dress Code


Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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