Palms Middle School

Who is in Friends of Palms?

All Palms parents and students are members of Friends of Palms.

See the Leaders page for lists of

  • officers
  • board members
  • committee chairs

Meetings

Palms Middle School logoFriends of Palms and PTSA combine their monthly meetings. They are the best way to get first-hand and up-to-date news about what's going on at Palms and what's coming up, to contribute to your child's success through your participation, to support the school, and to make sure your opinions are heard.

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month, at 8:30am or 6:30pm in the Library (see campus map). No signup or RSVP is necessary. Meetings typically last 90 minutes.

The meeting agenda often includes:

  • Introductions
  • A report from a school administrator
  • News and announcements from the Friends of Palms and PTSA presidents
  • Presentations from featured speakers
  • Funding requests from the school staff
  • Approval of the previous meeting's minutes
  • Treasurer's report
  • Committee reports
  • Discussions of upcoming events and new ideas
  • Questions and answers

2016-2017 FOP/PTSA Meeting Schedule

Morning meetings start at 8:30am. Evening meetings start at 6:30pm.

Meeting Schedule

Date and Location

Meeting Topics and Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 13, 2016

 

Room 111, 6:30pm

  1. Principal's Report from Dr. Moriuchi
  2. Treasurer's Report from Larry & Melissa
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Consider requests
Tue Oct 11, 2016
 

Library, 8:30am

  1. Principal’s Report

  2. Counselor’s Report

  3. Treasurer’s Report

  4. Nominations for FOP and PTSA positions

  5. Teachers’ Presentations

    1. Ms. Vogel: 8th Grade Science

    2. Ms. Millet & Mr. Mullaney: Lacrosse

    3. Mr. Yong Kim (6th Grade): Spelling Bee & Reader’s Theater

  6. Committee Reports
Tue Nov 8, 2016

 

Library, 6:30pm

  1. Principal’s Report

  2. Counselor’s Report

  3. Treasurer’s Report

  4. Nominations for FOP and PTSA positions

  5. Committee Reports

Tue Dec 6, 2016

 

Library, 6:30pm

  1. Principal’s Report (absent)

  2. Counselor’s Report

  3. Treasurer’s Report

  4. Teacher Presentations

    1. Ms. Santana – Ballet Folklorico

  5. Committee Reports

  6. Palms Neighborhood Council (tentative)

January 2017

There will be no Friends of Palms/PTSA meeting in January.

Tue Feb 14, 2017

 

Library, 8:30am

  1. Principal's Report
  2. Counselor's Report
  3. Treasurer's Report
  4. Committee Reports

 

Tue Mar14, 2017

 

Library, 6:30pm

  1. Principal’s Report

  2. Counselor’s Report

  3. Treasurer’s Report

  4. Proposals

    1. Mr. Kravets’ after-school geometry enrichment class

    2. Connecting Cultures

    3. Ballet Folklorico update

  5. Committee Reports

    1. Beautification: 6th Grade Garden

 

Tue April 18, 2017

 

Library

6:00pm dinner

6:30pm meeting

We will focus on volunteer information and recruitment.

Tue May 9, 2017

 

Library, 6:30pm

1. Welcome.

2. Elections for Friends of Palms and PTSA open positions.

3. Principal's Report.

4. Counselor's Report.

5. Treasurer's Report and discussion of the budget.

6. Proposal by the Science Department.

7. Proposal for Video Production supplies.

8. Discussion of next year's meeting dates and times.

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FOP/PTSA Meeting Minutes