The yellow PTA Membership/Directory Form was sent home in Thursday Folders on Thursday, September 8th. 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. Filling out this form helps you stay connected via the PTA and the BAM Directory -- an excellent resource! 

If you choose the "PAID ONLINE" option included on the form, please use the Donate button below to pay for your membership dues and directory fees. PTA Membership dues are $10 per person, and the suggested donation for the BAM Directory is $7. Extra donations are much appreciated as they help us cover the costs for anyone who cannot contribute. 




The Fall 2016 After School Enrichment Class schedule and enrollment form was sent home in Thursday Folders. Click here if you missed it and would like to see the electronic copy. Registration deadline is Friday, September 16th and classes start October 3rd


FIRST PTA MEETING -- Thursday, September 22, 6:15 PM

Join us at our first general PTA meeting of the year, on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:15 PM in the BAM Auditorium. Come meet the PTA and find out what we do, how you can get involved, and get your questions answered. Pizza and childcare is provided at all PTA meetings, so bring the family!



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.




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.



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!




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






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!