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Principal's Message

Dear Parents & Community,


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  We are excited to welcome you all back to Palms Elementary!  Our school is a much-desired school with an enrollment of 350 students in grades TK-5.  Our school population represents a rich diversity of ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. 


I look forward to continuing our efforts to improve Palms in our push to become the best school on the Westside.  It is my pleasure to work with our talented and hard-working staff, our Very Important Parent Partners, and our amazing children.  At Palms Elementary, students receive an excellent academic education that is being transformed by Systems Thinking.  Students are beginning to guide their own learning across disciplines by analyzing the world and finding interconnectedness by searching for “systems.”


In addition, we continue to ask four questions to ensure our students are succeeding.  These questions are:

  • What do we want students to learn?
  • How will we know when students have learned?
  • How will we respond to those students who did learn?
  • How will we respond to those students who did not learn?

While I am excited to continue as your Proud Principal I am also proud to be a husband and father to two lovely and talented young ladies.  I encourage all of my staff daily to remember how important their mental and physical health and wellness are and I try to meet this goal as well.  When not at the school site I can often be found roaming the softball fields in the area as I coach each of my daughter's teams.


I look forward to working with you as we continue to build and strengthen our school and community for long-term success for ALL.  The upcoming school year will be filled with exciting and wonderful learning opportunities. My goal is for all stakeholders to reflect on their practice to find ways to improve by 10%.  If all of us can find a way to Be 10% Better as parents, or students, or simply as human beings just imagine how much our world can improve!


Join us as we continue Learning Our Way - The Palms Dolphins Way!




William Lamb, Principal