NEW FAMILY WELCOME - Saturday, August 29th, 3-5 PM

Kindergarten families and new BAM families, please join the Principal, K teachers, and PTA for this fun and informative welcome event held on the Kindergarten yard from 3 to 5 PM. Meet the teachers and gets lots of great new information.

1st ANNUAL BAM END OF SUMMER BBQ - Saturday, August 29th, 5-7 PM

ALL BAM families are invited to celebrate the end of summer and kick-off a great new school year. Meet and reconnect with BAM families and teachers and enjoy the newly renovated big yard at BAM. BBQ'd hot dogs and other goodies will be provided, but RSVPs necessary, click here to RSVP!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Wednesday September 2nd!

School starts at 9:10 AM and ends at 2:25 PM (early dismissal every Wednesday). Class assignment lists will be posted at BAM after 4 PM on Tuesday, September 1st. 



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!


Important School Lunch Information

Once the school year starts, 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.


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.