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

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Friends of Palms provides many services to Palms Middle School. In turn, Friend of Palms needs your support for our fundraising programs:

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Send your questions to askfriends @ See selected questions and answers on our Ask Palms page.

Get Involved!

There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

  • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!

Welcome to Palms Middle School!



Each year, students learn about DNA and compete in a DNA Model Contest organized by Mrs. Santana. Here are some of this year's winning students.

From left to right: Natalie Gurzeler, Gloria Martinez, Isaac Ng, Lana Neulander, Ziane Djenidi, Natalie Teng, Rachel Suh (Grand Prize winner), Aaron Ogawa, and Kieran Casenas.

2017 DNA model contest winners

Other winners, not in the photo: John Avellana, Salma Berumen, Kiernan Casenas, Sam Fuchs (Grand Prize winner), John Garcia, Lauryn Johnson, Thomas Kensinger, Amir Moreno, Ehren Partida, and Aislinn Porter.


piggy bankEvery Palms family should make a Family Annual Donation to support their school through Friends of Palms. It's your single most important donation of the school year.

Your 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 26, 2017, 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, email Lori Berman with subject "FIESTA for PALMS" and she'll send you an e-vite.

Download Palms Fiesta flyer

Make your Family Annual Donation


Meet and Greet

The annual Meet and Greet gathering, where new Palms Middle School students and their families meet current Palms students, their parents, and school staff members, will take place on Saturday July 22, 2017, from 10:00am to noon at Rancho Park (2551 Motor Avenue).

Take the first driveway south of Pico, toward the archery range, at the end of the long driveway.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to Lori Berman, so we know how many people to prepare fun and food for!

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GATE Parent Newsletter

The Summer 2017 issue of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Parent Newsletter is now available.

Among the articles:

  • Ideas for Summer Fun in Los Angeles
  • A report on the GATE Conservatory of Fine Arts Final Showcase
  • Farm to Table Gardening and Culinary Arts
  • Family Screen Tips
  • Fun With Palindromes

Download the issue in English or Spanish


Museum of the Jewish People

Palms student Sapir Brand was one of only 50 students worldwide selected in the My Family Story 2017 International Competition.

With air transportation provided by the museum, she will show her winning project -- The Land of Milk and Honey -- at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv on June 8 and June 9, 2017.

More than 20,000 students from 28 countries participated in My Family Story initiative.

Congratulations to Sapir and her family!


East West Players performance

John Paul Campos, Juliana Pincus, T'sai Cade, Alexa Alas, Maya Pincus, Summer Hamzeh, and Andres Chavez

News from Mr. Kim:

Congrats to our incredible Palms actors, from the after-school East West Players drama club, for their performance on Saturday June 3, 2017 in Little Tokyo's historic East West Players theater.

They collaborated with world renowned performance artist, Dan Kwong to write and perform What's Your Story?

The student performances were moving, comical, and poignant.

Great job, actors!


palm treeThe 2016-17 school year is coming to a close! The last day of instruction will be Friday, June 9. Wednesday, June 7, Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9, will be minimum days with 12:20 pm dismissal time.

Congratulations to the Palms 2017 8th grade class, and best wishes to all for a terrific summer!


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Help Us With This Website!

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

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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.

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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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