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Subway​​​​​​​All Palms families are invited to Dining for Dollars at Subway (3122 S. Sepulveda Blvd., at National Blvd.) on Tuesday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

20% of all sales will be donated to Friends of Palms.

Come have a great meal and enjoy the party!

Download the flyer and bring it with you

Posted 11/18/19

Dr. MoriuchiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

This is the final week of instruction before the one-week Thanksgiving holidays.

We are asking all parents to complete the annual School Experience Survey, which gives you an important opportunity to comment on your experience regarding the school's climate, instructional program, safety, and support your child receives.

Click here for the survey

Please complete the survey by Friday, December 6, 2019. It must be completed in one sitting. Your answers will help us to improve how the school is run and how instruction is conducted in the classrooms. Your input is very important. Please don't miss this opportunity.

Finally, Friday, November 22 is a minimum day and school will be dismissed at 12:20pm.

Thank you for all you do for Palms Middle School.

Posted 11/17/19

peopleThe last Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting of the Fall Semester will take place on Tuesday November 29, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Library.

All Palms parents are invited to come to the meeting, hear staff reports, learn what's happening on campus, and have their questions answered.

Posted 11/17/19

Congratulations to the winners of the Eight Grade East Coast Trip Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Friends of Palms!

2020 East Coast Trip Scholarship Winners

From left to right:

  • Briselda Nunez won $2,100 and a spot on the trip.
  • John Zurita won $2,100 and a spot on the trip.
  • Aamani Indraganti won $300 and a spot on the trip.

They will join over 50 other 8th grade students who will visit Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC on April 3 through 9, 2020.

Posted 11/15/19

piggy bankA message from Friends of Palms:

We are happy to announce our Family Donation Drive Participation Push Contest.

Great things are happening at Palms and we need your help to keep them going. Your donation matters at any level, and participation is key!

We have pushed the deadline to Friday, November 22, 2019, but get your forms in today!

Our goal is 100% participation for all students and families! Complete the form that went home with your kids, donate what you can (consider adding a little more if you already donated), and turn it in to the homeroom teacher.

Every homeroom that reaches 100% participation will win a donut party and coffee for the teacher.
Every donation helps and we need everyone to participate to make this drive a success. Your donation matters at any level, participation is key!

Posted 11/14/19

Pams T-shirtStudents should show their Palms Pride by dressing for Spirit Week from November 18 to 22, 2019.

Monday Nov 18: Marvel versus DC Day!

Show off your favorite character or movie.

Tuesday Nov 19: Twin Day!

Match your outfit with your BFF.

Wednesday Nov 20: 1990s Day!

Dress like it's 1990 thru 1999.

Thursday Nov 21: Wear Red Day!

Wear anything red.

Friday Nov 22: College Day!

Wear your favorite college T-shirt. Saturday is the UCLA-USC football game.

Posted 11/13/19

6th grade students from Palms Middle School showcased their STEAM innovations at the First Lego League (FLL) Los Angeles Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, November 9th, at Boyle Heights Stem Magnet High School. At the competition, 23 teams from across Los Angeles competed in tasks that included engineering robots, using CAD and 3D printing to improve urban communities, and programming robots to achieve tasks on a game board. Palms students were able to participate thanks to Black Eyed Peas musician’s Foundation, which sponsored our 30 scholars in attendance.

The Palms community is tremendously proud of our students’ successes. All three teams representing Palms Middle School earned trophies! The prestigious Champion’s Award for first place overall went to our all-girls team, The Watermelons. Second place for Robot Score Trophy went to Team EV12, and second place for Robot Design Trophy was awarded to The Norwegian Ridgebacks.

Team Watermelon will be advancing to compete in the Southern California FLL Regional Finals Competition on Saturday, December 14th, at La Canada High School.

Photos of the winning teams are below. See the Robotics page for more photos of the event. Congratulations to all the teams who participated and to Ms. Czujko for leading them!


Posted 11/13/19

Vision To Learn, founded by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Buetner, is a non-profit organization that provides free vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses to students in low-income communities, regardless of parent income.

The Vision to Learn van will be at Palms Middle School on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019.

Vision to Learn began in Los Angeles and now serves students in more than 328 U.S. cities across 13 states. It is funded by foundations -- including the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the LA Clippers Foundation -- businesses, community organizations, individuals, and government funding.

Posted 11/11/19

Dr. MoriuchiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veteran's Day, and all LAUSD schools will be closed. Palms will resume instruction on Tuesday at 8:00am.

This is an important reminder to all parents who are interested in having their children apply to the Modern Media and Communications and/or the Gifted/High Ability Magnet: The application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019. You may apply online at or you may come into the Magnet Office and either Ms. Green or Mrs. Weissmann will assist you.

The Vision to Learn program will examine students' vision on Thursday and Friday. It's a free program and will also provide eye glasses free of charge regardless of parents income. We are excited to bring this program to Palms.

Lastly, I want to thank all parents again who participated in the WASC interviews. WASC will formally notify our school in a couple of months with an accreditation letter. I'm so proud of our students, teachers, staff, and parents who shined during the visit.

Please contact the school at 310-253-7600 with any questions.

Posted 11/10/19

The LAUSD eChoices application deadline is quickly approaching! If you are interested in applying to a magnet, SAS, dual language, or affiliated charter program, log on and make your selections by Friday, November 15. The online application is available here. Placements will be announced in March 2020.

For parents of incoming 6th graders, don't forget that Palms has a new Modern Media and Communications Magnet starting next fall to supplement our existing Gifted/High Ability Magnet and School for Advanced Studies programs.

Parents of 8th graders may be interested in applying to one or more high school magnet programs.

Posted 11/10/19