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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
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!


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Welcome to Palms Middle School!



eighth NotesThis year, three Palms students won music scholarships from the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 2018. Eighth grader Jaden Robinson, trumpet player, won for the second year in a row; Annie Min won for violin; and LaVie Saad won for clarinet. Winners use the scholarship funds for private music lessons. Congratulations on this terrific accomplishment!


Have you seen the new mural on the PE side near Palms Boulevard? It's gorgeous and motivational with a theme of, "Reach for the Stars." Ms. Goldin's art students designed and painted the mural earlier this month along with officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division, and artists Zander and Terrence Stasse. Their effort was part of the Los Angeles Community Street Art Initiative, which builds friendships between Los Angeles children and police officers through the creation of public art. Enjoy this time-lapse video of the students hard at work.

Reach for the Stars Mural


Many parents of incoming 6th grade students attended a Garden Party in the Library Garden on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The event was organized by Lori Berman and Friends of Palms.

Many parents brought their 5th graders and other children with them. Friends of Palms co-presidents Maura Howe and Cody Ashe-McNalley, sixth grade teacher Ms. Gipson, and Magnet Coordinator Ms. Weissmann spoke to the group, and Friends of Palms members greeted the new parents inidividually and answered their questions.

New families enjoyed refreshments, had a chance to visit the Library, and made new friends. Many incoming parents signed up for the weekly email list, registered their child for Camp Palms, and filled out a Parent Volunteer Form.


ChipotleJoin us at Chipotle located at 11711 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, on Thursday, May 24, from 4-8 pm, for a Dining for Dollars event. Chipotle will generously donate 50% of proceeds to Palms! Stop by before or after the Choral performances for a bite to eat. Valid for in-store purchases only.

Download the flyer to show in print or on your phone. (Spanish version)


Middle Years newsletterThe May 2018 issue of the Middle Years Newsletter has tips on summer learning, kindness, staying safe at home, keeping a positive outlook, setting goals, making up new words, attending concerts, and bedtime hours.

Download the May issue

Back issues are also available.

This is the last issue for this school year. Please let us know if you find Middle Years to be helpful!


Parents and caregivers of incoming 6th grade students, please join us this coming Saturday, May 19, from 10-11:30 am on the library patio, for a garden party welcoming you to the school. This is a chance to meet teachers, administrators, and other new parents and learn how you can get involved at Palms next year. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Lori Berman by May 15.

Download the flyer here.


kids runningThe Mile Run Challenge was held on Wednesday, May 8, during 3rd and 4th periods. The fastest 40 girls and 40 boys in each grade faced off for 3.5 laps around the track with the top 5 winners in each category receiving medals. Many students cheered on their friends and several parents came out to watch. The festive, competitive spirit provided extra motivation as several competitors achieved personal records during today's run. Visit the Mile Run page for the complete list of the top 5 fastest boy and girl runners in each grade.


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Memorial Day Observed

Memorial DayMemorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 28. Memorial Day honors Americans who died in active military service. Traditionally, the flag is flown at half-mast until noon, when it is raised to the top of the flagpole. Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm local time. 

What's Happening

Monday, May 28, 2018

  • Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

  • Eighth Grade Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • Art in the Afternoon Show

Friday, May 25, 2018

  • Eighth Grade Culmination Rehearsal
  • Eighth Grade Picnic


Complete School Calendar
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Prospective Family Visitor Days

Calling all prospective Palms families. Come and visit our school to learn about all the wonderful programs the school offers and visit classrooms.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 

Your child is welcome to attend with you.The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

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Visitor Days Spanish Flyer

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Help Us With This Website!

Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during 2018. 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.

Order your Westside Saver Cards today!

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How to order

Do you know which restaurant on the WestSide Saver Card is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Los Angeles Restaurants?

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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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Westside Saver Cards

Mayura Restaurant is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2017 edition.

You can get a discount there using the Palms Westside Saver Card!