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

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The Bruin Experiment - After-School Science Program



trophyPalms students competed against each other and against other middle school students in the annual UCLA Science Fair, which is the culmination of The Bruin Experiment after-school science program.

The Science Fair was held in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA, on April 22, 2017.

The results: Palms students won first, second, and third place, as well as four honorable mentions!

Science Fair Winners:

First place: Navaneeth Srinivasan from Palms!

Second place: Samuel Fuchs from Palms!

Third place: Lana Neulander from Palms!

Science Fair Honorable Mention:

  • Summer Hamzeh
  • Charlene Huang
  • Amelia Moss
  • Tristan Zabala

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the Palms students who participated!


quizAs California State Testing begins, it's worth a little extra effort to make sure your child comes to school on time and that they are well-rested.

It makes a difference as students are challenged to complete math and English Language Arts tests this week and next week.

If your child is absent the day of a test, check the make-up test schedule on the California State Testing page.


A+Parents of 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students who are interested in having their child take AP math classes in high school should learn about changes in LAUSD's procedures for accelerated math placement starting in middle school.

LAUSD will be relying on SBAC results and students grades rather than the Amplify placement test.

Math Coordinators from LAUSD Local District West will be holding parent information sessions to explain the new placement guidelines and the different acceleration options in middle school and high school. One session will be at Palms on Wednesday May 17, 2017, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

For other parent information sessions in April and May, download the flyer:



Dodgers logoVisit for information about special Summar and Fall 2017 events for students and their families, including

  • Teacher Appreciation Night: May 1 at 7:10pm
  • Salute 2 Schools: May 9 and May 24 at 7:10pm
  • Back to School Day: August 13 at 1:10pm -- with backpacks for kids
  • Salute 2 Schools: September 7 and September 25 at 7:10pm

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Art teacher Ms. Purdy is running a fundraising campaign named Lanyards and Laces: Learning to Weave!

She explains:

Learning handwork such as weaving and knot making introduces students to a relaxing and tactile experience -- one that improves focus and concentration, and is also a super fun way to interact with their peers.

My students need assorted colors of plastic lace, a craft book and lanyard hooks to create one-of-a-kind key rings, bracelets, and zipper pulls for their backpacks.

Parents, friends, and other school supporters can donate any amount to help Ms. Purdy reach her goal.

Click to donate

Other recent DonorsChoose Campaigns:

A Clean Classroom Environment

Purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner

Fundraising still in progress

Students Stories are Americas' Story

Purchasing books and magazines

Success! The items have been purchased!


California Department of Education

California State Testing will take place on 6 minimum days:

  • Wednesday April 26, 2017
  • Thursday April 27
  • Friday April 28
  • Monday May 1
  • Tuesday May 2
  • Wednesday May 3

On May 3, eighth graders will take the CST Science Test.

See the California State Testing page for the testing schedule.

See the Bell Schedule page for the bell schedules on these minimum days.


amusement parkEligible eighth grade students can purchase tickets to the annual Magic Mountain Field Trip from Monday April 24 to Friday May 5, 2017.

The trip will take place Friday May 19, 2017. This is a special night reserved for middle school students.

Tickets are $85, cash only, at the Student Store, first-come, first-served. See the details on the Magic Mountain page in the Eighth Grade section.


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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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