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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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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
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Welcome to Palms Middle School!



Students may use the P. E. field at lunch time. 


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For the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. In Los Angeles, we will experience a partial eclipse from approximately 9:00 am until noon. While it is a rare educational opportunity, please talk to your children and the entire family about the risks of looking directly at the sun. Some teachers and classrooms at Palms are planning safe viewing experiences for their students.

The students in Mr. Scott's class have prepared pin-hole cameras so they'll have a safe way to view this celestial event from the quad between 9:05 am and 11:45 am, the period when the moon will be blocking part of the sun. Peak darkness will occur at 10:20 am.



Parent Check-Ins scheduled this week are for parents to take care of all school related business prior to the first day of school.  Documents to be submitted at Parent Check-Ins (e.g., emergency card and related forms) were mailed out in July.  If you did not receive them, a copy of the packet is available for download here.

Parents will also obtain their child's class schedule; pick up all textbooks; and purchase P.E. uniforms.  Assistance in signing up for the Parent Portal and Schoology will also be available during this time.

Check-In Times:

  • 6th Grade - Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
  • 7th Grade - Thursday, August 9, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00
  • 8th Grade - Friday, August 10, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00
  • Make-Up Day for all grades - Friday, August 10, 1:00 - 3:00

2017 Meet and Greet panorama
2017 Meet and Greet

Over 100 new Palms students, parents, and siblings got together at the 2017 Meet and Greet on July 22, 2017.

While students met old friends and made new friends, parents listened to Principal Dr. Derek Moriuchi, Camp Palms organizer and teacher Ms. Andersen, Meet and Greet organizer Lori Berman, Fundraiser Co-Chair Kelley Reynolds, and Friends of Palms Co-Presidents Maura Howe and Cody Ashe-McNalley.

Parents and students also met 6th grade math and science teachers Ms. Clark and Ms. Igarashi and English and history teacher Ms. Gipson.

The Team Prime Time after-school program set up activities for kids.

Many students and parents said they are looking forward to Camp Palms on August 8 and 9, 2017.

Check out our 2017 Meet and Greet slideshow!


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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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

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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