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

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Many Palms students participated in a peaceful walkout last Wednesday, March 14, to protest gun violence. The walkout was held on the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with similar demonstrations held in many US middle schools and high schools on the same day. The Palms administration and parent volunteers were on hand to keep students safe. Palms is featured in this article published by KPCC.


Join us for Dining for Dollars at Panda Express at Venice & Overland on Thursday, March 15, from 10 am to 10 pm. Panda Express will donate 20% of event sales to Palms Middle School. Guests may dine in or take out. In-store, please show the flyer. For online orders, enter code 245782 in the promo box at checkout.

Download the flyer here.


Today, renowned Asian American theater group East West Players performed their play, "Tam Tran Goes to Washington," at Palms during Periods 4 and 5.

The play is a triumphant, yet tragic, story of Vietnamese-American, Tam Tran, a UCLA graduate, who spoke in front of Congress about the Dream Act and was killed tragically by a drunk driver while vacationing in Maine. This show honors her legacy.

A UCLA film crew and Tam's UCLA professor planned to attend the play.



The Palms Neighborhood Council is hosting a clean-up day on Saturday, February 24, along Overland Avenue. It's a great opportunity for students who need volunteer community service hours! A small breakfast will be served at 10am, with pizza following the clean-up at 1pm; t-shirts are also available for the first volunteers who show up. Interested Palms families and kids should meet at the corner of Overland Ave. and Woodbine St. Please RSVP to Thanks! 


trumpetEighth grader & trumpeter Jaden Robinson just returned from playing in the California All-State Junior High Jazz Band in San Jose. He was selected from a pool of over 2400 applicants throughout the state after submitting his audition tape to the CA Band Directors Association. Congratulations, Jaden!


Mama s Original PizzaMake room for Spaghetti a la Mama or your favorite pizza pie! Join Palms families at Mama's Original Pizza & Pasta on Wednesday, February 28, from 11 am to 10 pm, for a Dining for Dollars event. Mama's is located at 3311 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles. They will donate 20% of food and beverage purchases to Palms whether you dine in, take out, or have your meal delivered. Download the flyer to show when you order.


basketballWe are pleased to announce the boys' basketball team finished in 3rd place in the Coast Region this season, qualifying them to compete in the Jr. NBA Invitational Tournament. The boys have advanced to the "Elite 8" of the 64-team tournament and will take on the Hughes Middle School (Long Beach Unified) on Saturday, February 17th, at 9am, at the Los Angeles Convention Center as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend Festivities. We'll keep you posted on their progress!

The girls' team also qualified for this special tournament and played San Fernando Middle School, but they lost in the first round of play. 

Check out the Beyond the Bell page for pictures of both teams and a list of players.


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What's Happening

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • LSLC Meeting

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Friends of Palms/PTSA Evening Meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Vocal Solo/Ensemble Concert

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Vocal Solo/Ensemble Assemblies
  • Spring Gifted Meeting

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Minimum Day (12:20 Dismissal)

Saturday, March 24 - Friday, March 30, 2018

  • 8th Grade East Coast Trip

Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30, 2018

  • No School (Spring Recess)

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • No School (Cesar Chavez Day Observed)


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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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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!