Happy summer vacation BAM Families!

School resumes August 30th -- look for information about the 2016-17 school year in your mail the week before school starts. In the meantime, save the date below and make sure you are signed up for BAM Announcements. 

 

MULCH AND GREENING DAY -- SAT, AUG 27, 9 AM to 12 PM

Come help get the BAM Yards back into shape for the school year! Our first Green Day of the year will be on Saturday, August 27th, from 9 AM to 12 PM. We'll be doing general yard cleanup, weeding, and mulch placement. If you can, bring work gloves, wheel barrels, shovels, and clippers. Light refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to BAM parent Jorgen Bloomberg at JBlomberg@esassoc.com if you think you can make it. BAM Green Days are a fun way to meet and be part of the BAM community and all are welcome and invited, please join us!

NEW FAMILIES WELCOME EVENT -- SAT, AUG 27, 3 to 5 PM

Kindergarten and other new incoming families are all invited to the BAM K Yard, Saturday, August 27th, from 3 to 5 PM for our New Families Welcome event. Come meet the Kinder teachers, Principal, and other families and learn all about the first weeks of school!

BAM SUMMER BBQ -- SAT, AUG 27, 5 PM

Please join us for the 2nd Annual End of Summer BAM BBQ, Saturday, August 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm on the BAM Big Yard.  After the long summer break, this will be an opportunity to reconnect with friends, teachers, and the school community.  We will be barbecuing hot dogs and will provide refreshments and other goodies.  Hope to see you all there!!!  To ensure we will have plenty of food, it is VERY important that you RSVP at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B044BA9A62FA20-2ndannual

 

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BAM ANNOUNCEMENTS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

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 bamannouncements@gmail.com by Sundays and Wednesdays by noon.

 

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SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

 

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.

 

BAM CELEBRATES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

 

BAM Celebrates Martin Luther King from Chaghig on Vimeo. Slideshow by Mrs. Q!

 

WATCH THE BAM STAFF WHIP!

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.

 

SUPPORT BAM 

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 2016-17 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

 

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!