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Mission Statement

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


FEB. 1-5, 2016 - School Experience Survey Week

FEB. 1 - Surveys Sent Home

FEB. 5 - Final day to return Surveys


FEB. 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

FEB. 16 - ELAC Mtg #4 - 8:30-9:30am, Rm 23

FEB. 22 - SSC Mtg #4 - 2:45-3:45pm, Rm 23

FEB. 24 - Dolphin Pride Assemblies *date change

FEB. 26 - Black History Month Programs - 8:30am / 1:15pm

FEB. 26 - 2nd Quarter Ends




Monthly Calendar

Today: 2/10/16

News & Reminders!


February 1-5, 2016 is our School Experience Survey Week.  Our goal is 100% participation by Staff, Students, and Families.  Surveys will be sent home on Monday, February 1 to all families.  All surveys are to be submitted by Friday, February 5, 2016.   We are expecting all Staff to complete and submit the surveys by Tuesday, February 2.  All students in grades 3-5 will complete on Wednesday, February 3.  Please assist us in getting a full and accurate picture of how well we are doing at Palms by completing you School Experience Survey!



Our $40 Difference Direct Donation Campaign started on November 6 with flyers going home.  As of December 9, there have been 77 Palms Families who have made their donation and we have raised $3,300!!!!  We thank those 77 families and are looking forward to more families adding to the $40 Difference Direct Donation Campaign.  It is never too late!  More envelopes are in the office to make your Tax-Deductible Donation.   Our goal is $12,000 to support additional field trips, instructional materials, instructional technology, and more...



TUESDAY 1:33pm DISMISSAL:  Parents please be reminded that dismissal  EVERY TUESDAY, is at 1:33pm so plan accordingly.  The after school programs will be present and operational at this time.  If your child is not participating with an After-School Program please be sure to make proper child care arrangements.


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!


Student Handbook

Please check out our 2015 - 2016 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
2nd Grade Teacher
Lord, Christal
1st Grade Teacher
Martinez, Jade
Kindergarten/TK Teacher
Murray, Eva "Sue"
DHH PK-1 Teacher
Okafor, Ifeyinwa
SDC 1-3 Teacher
Salazar, Sonia
Kindergarten Teacher
Shannon, Deborah
3rd Grade Teacher
Spencer, Derek
Kindergarten Teacher
Temple, Molly
1st grade Teacher
Tetreault, Allegra
SDC 4-5 Teacher
Vazquez, Hector
Assistant Principal
Zuboff, June
3rd Grade Teacher