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LAST DAY (extended) IS OCTOBER 28


Applications are for lunch but support much more.  Each Application is worth $550 to the district and to our school.  Please complete by the deadline!


NEW Online Meal Application:  The application will be processed within 24hrs and you will not have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager, Sergio Aguilar.  By going to the link you can access the online meal application.  Apply Now!!!


NUEVO Aplicación de comida online:  La solicitud sera procesada dentro de 24 horas, y no tendrá que llenar una solicitud de papel y enviarlo por correo o entregar al administrador de servicios de alimentos, Sergio Aguilar.  Haciendo clic en el enlace puede acceder a la aplicación en linea de comida.  Aplicar Ahora!



Mission Statement

The Mission of the Palms Elementary Community is to develop productive citizens through a rigorous academic curriculum and appropriate social/emotional guidance.




28 - Fall Festival 1:30-3:00pm (costume parade and concessions)

31 - ELAC MTG #1, 8:30am, Rm 23




2 - Make Up Picture Day - Studio One

7 - Coffee With the Principal - 8:30am, Auditorium

11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day Observed

14-18 - Parent Conference Week; 12:49pm Dismissal M/W/Th/F

21-25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Week



News & Reminders!


~Palms Elementary is proud to welcome Ronda Spotsville to our staff.  Ms. Spotsville is our new Assistant Principal who is joining us from 52nd Street Elementary.  Please be sure to welcome her to our family when she is on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We know that 52nd Street's loss is truly our gain!


~At the same time Palms Elementary is saying good bye to our former Assistant Principal, Tanya Angeletopoulos.  Ms. Angeletopoulos is returning to her passion and her love, teaching the children of Los Angeles.  We wish her all the best and know that our loss is truly a gain for those students!




~MORNING DROP-OFF:  The campus opens at 7:30am.  Students are not permitted on campus before 7:30am.  There are no personnel available to monitor students or ensure student safety until 7:30am.  Do not drop off your child before this time.


~VALET DROP-OFF:  We encourage all parents to please use our Valet Drop-Off on Vinton for the safest and most efficient way to drop off your children.  Our excellent and polite staff are there to assist your child as they exit the vehicle and enter the school grounds.  DO NOT ATTEMPT drop offs in the middle of Motor Avenue by double-parking - it puts you in danger of a ticket; it puts you and your children at risk of an accident; it is something your child will be watching and learning.  Let's make good safe choices daily.  To assist our Palms Parents we keep this gate open for a few extra minutes so that our late arrivals do not have to stop on Motor!


~VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS:  All campus visitors or fully processed volunteers are reminded to sign-in either in the hallway at our Greeting Desk or in the main office.  Visitors and volunteers are further reminded to sign-out before going home.


~AFTER SCHOOL:  Our students staying on campus are to be enrolled in an After School Program.  The campus is to be cleared and secured of other students 10 minutes after dismissal.  Families who wish to stay and visit with each other or who wish to allow children time to play before going home are encouraged to utilize Woodbine Park.


~AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:  We are proud to offer Youth Development Program (YDP) and Youth Services Program (YS) which are free programs run by the district Beyond the Bell Program.  Additionally we are a host site for the fee-based YMCA Program.  All programs operate from the end of the instructional day until 6pm.



Student Handbook

Please check out our 2016 - 2017 Student Handbook.  It is located under the "Students" tab or you can click here.

Teacher's Corner

Staff Directory

Alston, Angela
2nd Grade Teacher
Breeding, Debbie
4th Grade Teacher
Davis, Monica
3rd Grade Teacher
Dorn, Brittany
DHH 2-5 Teacher
Dunham, Carola
5th Grade Teacher
Higashi, Mary
2nd Grade Teacher
Jackson Bassett, Gail
5th Grade Teacher
Karzai, Shinkai
4th Grade Teacher
Kupper, Kirsten
Resource Teacher
Lamb, William
Lee, Jessica
3rd Grade Teacher
Lopez, Mariana
PSC Teacher
Lord, Christal
1st Grade Teacher
Martinez, Jade
TK/Kindergarten Teacher
Murray, Eva "Sue"
DHH PK-1 Teacher
Okafor, Ifeyinwa
SDC K-2 Teacher
Patterson Jones, Suzanne
TSP Advisor
Salazar, Sonia
Kindergarten Teacher
Shannon, Deborah
3rd Grade Teacher
Spencer, Derek
Kindergarten Teacher
Spotsville, Ronda
Temple, Molly
1st Grade Teacher
Tetreault, Allegra
SDC 3-5 Teacher