KALA FAMILY ART NIGHT - Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 PM

Come to Family Art Night with Kala Art institute this Wednesday, April 22, from 6:30-8:30 PM in the BAM Auditorium. BAM students are invited to bring their families to school for an evening of creativity with their Kala Art Institute teachers. All materials will be provided for two different projects, join the fun!

POETRY OPEN MIC- Saturday April 25, 2-3:30 PM

Come on out to the Poetry Open Mic this Saturday, April 25th, 2-3:30pm at the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Garden, right here at BAM on the corner of Milvia and Lincoln. Students can come and read original poems or ones written by their favorite poets. Poets and poetry lovers of all ages, family members, and friends are also invited to come participate and read or just listen! Light refreshments will be provided.


Drop Everything And Read Day is coming! Among other events that will go on in the classrooms, students are encouraged to come to school dressed up as a character from a book they enjoy. Start planning your outfits now. Similar rules for Halloween costumes apply: no scary/gory costumes, and leave toys, weapons, and distracting props at home.


BAM Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King


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


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.



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






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