Come on down to BAM for Math Night on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:30 pm. We'll start with a FREE pizza dinner, follow with a brief overview of the Common Core and our math curriculum and then move on to breakout sessions for different grades. Teachers will present about important grade level vocabulary, models, and problem solving strategies. The evening will finish off with some fun math games, puzzles, and activities for kids and adults to enjoy together.



Please volunteer to host a tour of BAM for the new incoming families. You only need to give a brief description of the school, introduce the principal and be available for questions after the families have looked around. Tours will take place every Tuesday & Thursday starting November 17th 2015 through January 28th 2016, 9:30 am -11am.

Click here to sign up!



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.



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.



Please note incorrect information was printed in the BAM Welcome Packet mailed to families about BAM Announcements. We no longer use a Yahoo Group to run BAM Announcements and the information below is the only way to subscribe:

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 by Sundays and Wednesdays by noon.




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!


Check Calendar Menu for more events!

 Link to 2015-16 Berkeley Unified School District Calendar






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 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!


BAM Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King


BAM students honor and learn about Dr. King in celebration of his birthday. Slideshow by Mrs. Q.