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The Bruin Experiment - After-School Science Program
Palms students competed against each other and against other middle school students in the annual UCLA Science Fair, which is the culmination of The Bruin Experiment after-school science program.
The Science Fair was held in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA, on April 22, 2017.
The results: Palms students won first, second, and third place, as well as four honorable mentions!
Science Fair Winners:
First place: Navaneeth Srinivasan from Palms!
Second place: Samuel Fuchs from Palms!
Third place: Lana Neulander from Palms!
Science Fair Honorable Mention:
Congratulations to the winners and to all of the Palms students who participated!
As California State Testing begins, it's worth a little extra effort to make sure your child comes to school on time and that they are well-rested.
It makes a difference as students are challenged to complete math and English Language Arts tests this week and next week.
If your child is absent the day of a test, check the make-up test schedule on the California State Testing page.
Parents of 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students who are interested in having their child take AP math classes in high school should learn about changes in LAUSD's procedures for accelerated math placement starting in middle school.
LAUSD will be relying on SBAC results and students grades rather than the Amplify placement test.
Math Coordinators from LAUSD Local District West will be holding parent information sessions to explain the new placement guidelines and the different acceleration options in middle school and high school. One session will be at Palms on Wednesday May 17, 2017, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
For other parent information sessions in April and May, download the flyer:
Visit www.dodgers.com/schools for information about special Summar and Fall 2017 events for students and their families, including
Learning handwork such as weaving and knot making introduces students to a relaxing and tactile experience -- one that improves focus and concentration, and is also a super fun way to interact with their peers.
My students need assorted colors of plastic lace, a craft book and lanyard hooks to create one-of-a-kind key rings, bracelets, and zipper pulls for their backpacks.
Parents, friends, and other school supporters can donate any amount to help Ms. Purdy reach her goal.
Other recent DonorsChoose Campaigns:
Purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner
Fundraising still in progress
Purchasing books and magazines
Success! The items have been purchased!
California State Testing will take place on 6 minimum days:
On May 3, eighth graders will take the CST Science Test.
See the California State Testing page for the testing schedule.
See the Bell Schedule page for the bell schedules on these minimum days.
Eligible eighth grade students can purchase tickets to the annual Magic Mountain Field Trip from Monday April 24 to Friday May 5, 2017.
The trip will take place Friday May 19, 2017. This is a special night reserved for middle school students.
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Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during the 2017-2018 school year. Prior web experience is not required; we'll teach you everything you need to know.
Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form if you're interested in being a Palms Website Manager or Palms Website Reporter.
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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!
Positive Behavior Support Program
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