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

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The Beatles Show



On January 12, the first meeting for the Crystal Cave field trip was held at Shakey's Pizza in Culver City.  About twenty-five families showed up.  Over the next two weeks they will decided if they are up for a trip to Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park, once the snow clears.

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Seventh & Eighth Grade Boys Basketball.  Saturday, January 14th Palms Boys Basketball played in a tournament and are moving on.  Watch for updates.


ChipotleJoin us for a Dining for Dollars event next Friday, January 19, from 1:00-9:00 pm, at Chipotle located at 11711 National Boulevard.

Chipotle will donate 50% of proceeds to Palms Middle School! That's a lot! The Dining for Dollars event is good for in-store purchases only; online purchases will not count.

Download the flyer to show on paper or on your phone. See you at Chipotle! 


Ms. March's Social Communication class won tickets to a screening of the movie Wonder along with the chance to hear several of the actors interviewed.

The class had been reading the book and participating in the Certified Kind Classroom program. One of the main themes in Wonder is to choose kindness. In the spirit of kindness, they were able to invite Ms. Tynan and Mr. Gomez's classes as well as a few other super-kind students. Wonder is a heartfelt movie with important themes for Palms students. They had a Wonder-ful field trip!

View pictures of the group here.


LAUSD is hosting a parent workshop for Twice Exceptional Students: Unique Gifted Learners, for students who are identified gifted and also have an IEP. The workshop will provide an overview of twice exceptional students and share resources and district program options.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 9:00-11:00am, at Portola Middle School in Tarzana.

Download flyer in English and Spanish here.



A theater review by noted theater critic William S. Peare:

On December 14, 2017, the Readers Theater students of Mr. Kim put on a fantastic performance, first for students and then for family members.

"The Beatles Show" celebrated the music of the greatest-ever rock and roll band, with skits set to the music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, singing and instrumental performances, and audience participation.

Among the highlights:

  • Girls screamed as Beatles played by Gibson, Ryan, Wesley, and Adam were carried across the stage.
  • Nolan told us facts about the Fab Four.
  • To the tune of "Help!" and "When I'm 64," senior citizens complained about young whippersnappers and their "wiffy" (wi-fi) while their caretakers complained about the senior citizens.
  • Counselor Mr. Acevedo won the swing dance contest.
  • Ukulele-playing Dominic accompanied Danae as she sang "Let it Be."
  • Nolan played "Eleanor Rigby" beautifully on violin.
  • Daniel shook things up with "Day in the Life" on electric guitar.
  • A shark teacher who looked suspiciously like Ms. Clark warned students in the school of fish not to go in the Octopus's Garden, but they didn't listen.

After the audience batted around giant beach balls, Aaron and the other students gave us a final message: All You Need is Love.

Congratulations to Mr. Kim and his students for the excellent performance!

Check out the full slideshow on the Reader's Theater page!


The Beatles Show

On Thursday, December 14, 2017Mr. Kim's Readers Theater class will perform The Beatles Show during 6th period and again at 6:00pm.

Both performances will take place in the auditorium. Everyone is invited!


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What's Happening

Monday, January 15

  • No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16

  • Candygram Sale Begins

Friday, January 19


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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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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!