NEW and improved...BAM Announcements e-Newsletter

Sign up below to get important announcements from the Principal, teachers, and PTA! The new electronic newsletter will be sent twice weekly, 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.

If you were already a member of the old BAM Announcements Yahoo Group, your email was automatically added to the new system and you do not need to re-subscribe.

 

PTA COFFEE THIS FRIDAY, OCT 24th

Join us for coffee on the K yard after drop-off on Friday morning for some quick updates!

 

Run, Walk or Donate to the Berkeley Half Marathon to Benefit BAM - Sunday November 9th

The Berkeley Half Marathon and 5 K race is on Sunday, November 9th and this year you can run or walk on BAM's team and raise money for our school! Check out BAM's team page here. Sign up to walk or run, or donate to one of our BAM runners!

 

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!

 

Important School Lunch Information

Visit the School Lunch page to fill out your free and reduced lunch forms online and/or setup online payment for your child's lunch account.

 

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!

 

Check Calendar Menu for more events!


 Link to 2014-15 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