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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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Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, for grades 6 through 8. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School. To find what you are looking for, see the Site Map, use the Search box to the right, or simply ask us!

If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.



Blaze Pizza

Dining for Dollars is a fun family event where Palms families eat out, see each other, and local restaurants donate to Palms.

Our first Dining for Dollars event for this school year is at Blaze Pizza, 4114 Sepulveda Blvd. (at Washington Blvd.) in Culver City, on Thursday September 29, 2016, 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

You get to eat out, and 20% of your payment will be donated to Palms

How it works:

  1. Download this flyer
  2. Bring it to Blaze Pizza - on paper or on your phone
  3. Show it to the waitstaff
  4. Blaze Pizza donates to Palms!

Share the flyer with family and friends (but not strangers at the restaurant). We'll see you there!


You can get in touch with parents from Friends of Palms in any of the following ways:

Be sure to add to your Address Book, whitelist, or other "safe senders" list so you don't miss email from Friends of Palms!

2016-2017 Friends of Palms President: Cody Ashe-McNalley

2016-2017 Volunteer Coordinator: Stacey Shortt


Friends of Palms has purchased 10 extra copies of the award winning book "Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain" by Russell Freedman, a book that many students have been asking for.

Students are invited to enter the annual FOCAL (Friends of Children and Literature) contest by writing an essay about this book, with a deadline of Tuesday 11/15/16. .

Essays can tell your reactions to the book, describe a character or scene that stuck with you, and say what it would mean for you to meet the author.

They can enter on their own or ask their English or History teacher about it. See the FOCAL page for details.


iPads will be distributed to all students in Homeroom on Thursday, 9/22/2016, and setup on on Friday 9/23/2016. Thursday will have a 76 minute extended homeroom. Friday will have a 46 minutes extended homeroom. SEE the bell schedule page for period by period times. Before using iPads students should review the iPad Rules for Students with their parents. 


Last Saturday the Beyond the Bell Flag Football Team played their first round of the Regional Conference Tournament with 1 win and 2 losses. Great effort by the athletes and BTB staff! 

Come out to cheer them on in their next round of games on October 1st at Wright Middle School, 6550 W 80th Street, Los Angeles, 90045.Flag Football Team 2016


All Palms students are encouraged to get their own library cards from the Los Angeles Public Library.  Parents must complete the Youth/Pre-Teen Library Card Pre-Registration Form with their child. See the Library webpage for more information.


Ms. Hoffman recently shared a video on the Palms Middle School YouTube Channel featuring the solar system projects of her 2016 science students:




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What's Happening

All Palms families should submit a Meal Application. It takes only a few minutes.

Now through Oct. 21

Monday Sept. 26 to Friday Sept. 30

Thursday Sept. 29

Friday Sept. 30

See the calendar for all upcoming events.

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How Will you Help for 2016-2017?

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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!

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!

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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