WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL BAM FAMILIES!

 

BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT - Thursday, September 4th, 6:30 PM

Come to Back to School Night to meet your child's teacher, visit the classroom, and get a lot of really important information about your child's school year. This event is tailored for parents/caregivers so leave your kids at home if you can. If you are unable to arrange childcare, do still come and just keep your kids with you at all times.

 

First PTA Meeting - Wednesday, September 17th, 6:15 PM, BAM Auditorium

Join us at the first PTA general meeting to learn all about the BAM PTA and how you can get involved. Pizza dinner and childcare provided.

 

BAM JAM Carnival is Sunday, October 19th, 12-5 PM

Save the date for BAM's most popular event, more info to come!

 

Join the e-trees!

Sign up for BAMannouncements and BAMnet and stay informed about all important school-related activities.

 

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

 

GREAT RESOURCES:

 

- Join our eTrees - BAMannouncements and BAMnet

- Learn about SCHOOL LUNCH FORMS AND ACCOUNTS

- Afterschool Program Information