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

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Join us for 2018-2019!


Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Palms Middle School is a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, a School for Advanced Studies, and a Neighborhood School.

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Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

Attend one of our Visitors' Days! The next upcoming date is Friday, October 19, 2018. Full schedule here.



The Sixth Grade Leadership Class presents the Dia de los Muertos Heroes Show with special guests Ballet Folklorico Son De La Palma and Palms Middle School Jazz Band.

This special event will take place on Monday, October 29, during 5th and 6th periods.

Sixth grade leadership students are presenting as Cesar Chavez, Desi Arnaz (with Lucille Ball), Roberto Clemente, Ritchie Valens, Frida Kahlo, the cast of Coco, and Selena Quintanilla.

Ballet Folklorico will perform a dance from Veracruz, Mexico, and Jazz Band will play Guantanamera.

The performance is free and open to the public. A section in the auditorium will be reserved for visitors.

**Parents! Do you know how to do Day of the Dead calavera makeup? Mr. Kim needs your help on October 25, 26 (during Periods 5 and 6) and all day October 29. Please contact Mr. Kim if you can volunteer!**


The eChoices Magnet and SAS process can be confusing! Magnet Coordinator Mrs. Weissmann wants to help any parents who have questions about the eChoices Magnet/SAS applications. Mrs. Weissmann is hosting a short meeting at Palms on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 5-6 pm, in the library, to help you through this process.

The focus of the meeting will be to share information clarifying who needs to apply and who does not, as well as to which programs you should apply to earn and keep points.

Please email Mrs. Weissmann or call her at 310-253-7642 if you plan to come.



A chairperson is needed for the fast-approaching annual PTA Reflections Art Contest.

The Reflections program is designed to enhance the arts education of our students. It provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. This year's theme is Heroes Around Me.
Many Palms students have won local, regional, and state-wide recognition in previous Reflections contests, but we can't participate unless a parent comes forward to help run the contest.

To volunteer, fill out the Parent Volunteer Form.


Grease is the word! Venice Alumni are hosting the annual Rockin' Rydell Singalong featuring the hit movie, Grease. Join us at Venice High School on Saturday, October 20. Gates open at 4 pm, and the movie will begin at dusk. Admission is free, and you can enjoy food, games, music, an auction, and the Greased Lightning car. Bring chairs and blankets to sit comfortably to watch the T-Birds and Pink Ladies strut their stuff!


We will welcome parents and prospective students to Palms Middle School's Visitors Day #2 on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Palms leadership students will lead group tours along with parent volunteers. The tours begin at 9:00am in the Auditorium, and last approximately 75 to 90 minutes.

No sign-up is necessary. Come and visit!

Palms parents are welcome to volunteer to accompany a Visitors Day tour.


Fifth grade students from local elementary schools will visit our campus on Monday, October 15, 2018, for our second elementary school tour this semester.

Students from local schools tour our campus, participate in special activities including seeing a slideshow about Palms, receive Palms gift bags, and learn about middle school. If you see the students, make them feel welcome!

Additional elementary school tours will be held on October 26, 2018, November 2, 2018, and March 7, 2019. 


SPY: Our mission is to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. 
Safe Place for Youth prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. We do this through a continuum of care that includes street outreach, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness, and education and employment programs.

Items needed:
Blankets - new
Beanies- new
Emergency raincoats ( the plastic ones )
Sweaters and hoodies ( new or washed and in good condition)
Men's boxer briefs – new (small, medium)
Men's t-shirts – new (medium, large)
Men's shorts - new (small, medium, large)
Shoes in fair condition

There is a donation box in Student Services and in room 162.
Please contact Ms. Goldin with any questions.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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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.

Future dates TBA.

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.

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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!