BLACK HISTORY MONTH is here again...join us this year as we learn about The Great Migration, and America's Black Cowboys and girls on Fridays in February, after school with Mr. Hill and Shauntee Joseph-Edwards, BAM parent and PTA VP of African American Affairs. We will cover mapping the migration, and famous black cowboys and girls! We will also be working on performing a skit for BAM's Black History Celebration which will be on Wednesday, February 28, 6:15 PM at BAM. Save the date for this fabulous evening of food (yummy BBQ), community, and celebration of Black History. Admission is free!

To complement this messy meal, we are asking families to bring their favorite batch of cornbread for our cornbread potluck table! If you don't have a favorite already here are a few fun ones:

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Gluten Free Cornbread

Moist & Easy Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread With Bacon

Please sign up with Shauntee at shaunteejoseph@gmail.com if your child would like to participate in the skit or if you can help volunteer during any of the BHM activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE -- 9TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHT AUCTION

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The 9th Annual Starry Night Auction will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the lovely Easton Hall Conference Center. This important fundraiser raises much needed funds for Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School and is a fun adults-only evening of delicious food, great community, and fabulous auction items. 

Stay tuned for lots of details, but in the meantime, we need donations from YOU, the BAM community -- sports tickets, vacation homes, art work, unopened toys, professional services, lessons, tour of your fascinating work place, or host a party (dinner party, Dad's night out, wine tasting, kid's beading party, etc.).

FILL OUT AN EASY FORM HERE, or contact Maya (mgeurtsen7@gmail.com) or Chaghig (minassianwalker@yahoo.com) with questions. 

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PAYMENT FOR BAM JAM PARTIES/TEACHER OUTINGS

There are still some BAM JAM Teacher Outings and Parties for Sale -- check the list out here!

Use this Paypal link if you are paying online for a Party or Teacher Outing sold after BAM Jam: 

Parties/Teacher Outings

 

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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 ($4.00 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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 Link to 2017-18 Berkeley Unified School District Calendar