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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.




10 - Last Day of School





16 - 1st Day of 2016-2017 School Year




Monthly Calendar

Today: 7/26/16

News & Reminders!

End of Year Information:

The 2015-2016 school year is rapidly coming to a close...  June 10 is the last day of school.  June 9 and 10 are Minimum Days with 12:49 dismissal.  Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.



School for Advanced Studies (SAS) News:

This year all LAUSD schools and to reapply to retain their SAS status and we are proud to announce that the Palms Elementary application was APPROVED for another 5 years!  Thank you the team who worked on the application and thank you to the LAUSD GATE office for seeing and honoring our hard work with Systems Thinking!  Applications for SAS are being released by the district soon and WE ARE ACCEPTING SAS Applications for all qualified students.




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