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Palms Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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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.

    VISON STATEMENT 

    Our vision is to create a learning environment that is based on students' construction of their own knowledge.  Students will engage in real life problem solving and have access to the global learning community through the use of technology.  Our learning environment will provide for differentiation, the infusion of the arts and multi-tiered intervention.  Palms strives to be an educational institution where parents are equal partners in the education of their children and our local business community and universities are actively involved.

    Upcoming Events

    OCTOBER

    OCT 04 - Dolphin Pride Assemblies

    OCT 07 - Robotics Team Competition #1

    OCT 09 - NO SCHOOL

    OCT 10 - GATE Mtg #1

    OCT 17 - CA SHAKE Drill

    OCT 18 - Fun Friday

    OCT 21 - ELAC & SSC Mtgs #2

    OCT 31 - Costume Parade

    NOV 01 - Fall Picture Make Up Day

    NOV 11 - NO SCHOOL

    NOV 25-29 - NO SCHOOL

    News and Reminders

    AFTER SCHOOL REMINDERS...

    ~Our regular dismissal times are 2:33pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Every Tuesday students are dismissed at 1:33pm.  Any children staying on campus after dismissal are to be students of Palms Elementary and need to be enrolled in either Youth Services or the Youth Development Program.  The campus is to be cleared and secured of students and guests 10 minutes after dismissal.

    ~Youth Services is open until 6pm and serves students in grades 2-5.  This free program has one coach and has rolling sign out times.

    ~Youth Development Program is open until 6pm and serves students in grades K-5.  This free program has multiple coaches but students are expected to remain in the program daily until about 6pm.

    ~Middle School and High School Siblings are not to wait on campus with their elementary-aged brothers and sisters.  We have no personnel responsible for their safety.  These students are to be either at home or enrolled in after school programs at their own school site.

     

    CAMPUS SAFETY REMINDERS

    ~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 Avenue 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.  Each programs operate from the end of the instructional day until 6pm.

    Student Handbook

    Please check out our 2019 - 2020 Student Handbook.  It is located under the "Students" tab or you can click here.