TURN IN YOUR BAM DIRECTORY FORMS ASAP!

The yellow PTA Membership/Directory Form was sent home in Thursday Folders. If you don't have your copy, you can find it here. Please fill out this form and return ASAP to your child's teacher via the Thursday Folders. 

If you choose the "PAID ONLINE" option included on the form, use this button below:

 TO THE BAM PTA MEMBERSHIP AND DIRECTORY FUND

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BAM RUNATHON -- OCTOBER 11 - 17

It's almost time for the BAM Runathon! Students will be running laps on their designated PE day during Runathon week. Look for the Runathon pledge forms being sent home in Thursday folders and ask your friends and family to support our school (they can give you cash/checks or pay online below).

Please support this fun and healthy fundraiser!

TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGED DONATION ONLINE, USE THE PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW  

TO THE BAM RUNATHON - make sure to include the child's name and teacher in the appropriate box when filling out the Paypal form. 

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BAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

Sign up below to get important announcements from the Principal, teachers, and PTA! The electronic newsletter will be sent twice weekly during the school year, usually on Mondays and Thursdays (depending on whether there are any announcements), with compiled updates and information. To post, send your brief message to bamannouncements@gmail.com by Sundays and Wednesdays by noon.

 

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SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

BAM students can either bring their lunch from home or buy school lunch. Visit the School Lunch page to fill out your free and reduced lunch forms online (something all families are asked to do at the start of each year, even if you don't apply for free/reduced lunch), and/or setup online payment for your child's lunch account.  If you do not wish to pay for your school lunches online, you may either send your child to school with the lunch money ($3.50 per lunch) or bring in your payments directly to Ms. Angel in the BAM Cafeteria.

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SUPPORT BAM 

Check out the Support BAM page for lots of great information and links to eScrip, Amazon Smile, and other ways you can help raise easy money BAM!

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BAM CELEBRATES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., January 2016

 

BAM Celebrates Martin Luther King from Chaghig on Vimeo. Slideshow by Mrs. Q!

 

WATCH THE BAM STAFF WHIP! (September 2015)

Watch as our amazing teachers and staff surprise the kids at the first Community Meeting of the year... 

BAM Teacher Dancing 9-25-15 from Chaghig on Vimeo.

  

Check Calendar Menu for more events!


 Link to 2016-17 Berkeley Unified School District Calendar

 

 

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DONATE TO THE GIVING CAMPAIGN!

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The GC hopes for 100% participation from all families so if you haven't yet donated this year, please do - no amount is too small. Checks can be made to BAM PTA and turned into the PTA safe in the BAM office, or donate online by clicking here.

The Giving Campaign is one of BAM PTA's main fundraising efforts, each year raising about half of the entire PTA budget. The campaign started in 2006 with10 parent volunteers and raised $28,000. In 2013 we raised almost $57,000 which represents almost half of the PTA budget, enabling the PTA to pay for critical programs that benefit all students at BAM including:

  • Weekly PE classes with the Berkeley YMCA
  • A lunch time supervisor in the cafeteria and YMCA staff organizing recreation programs during lunch
  • Visual and Performing Arts programs
  • Critical counseling services
  • Field trips, classroom supplies, and much, much more

 

Sign up for eScrip!

eScrip is a hassle-free way for BAM families to raise money through every day purchases. You spend money by credit/debit card as you would normally and a percentage of each purchase is sent to BAM. It's that easy! Just register with eScrip and then just start shopping: 


1) Go to http://www.eScrip.com and click where it says "Sign up - it's free!"
2) Designate Berkeley Arts Magnet School, eScrip Group ID 137634981 to receive your contributions.
3) Once you're registered, you can register your grocery club card from a participating merchant and your debit/credit cards. Or, just start shopping at eScrip's online mall. As long as you start your shopping from the eScrip page, BAM will get money. That's it!