International Walk N Roll To School Day - Wednesday, October 8th

Join millions of children across the world celebrating walking and rolling (bike, scooter, or skate) to school! Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools provides prizes for any student interested in participating. This activity is an excellent kick-off for a year-round Safe Routes campaign in our school.


HELP OUT AT BAM JAM -- Sunday, October 19th, 12 PM

The BAM Jam Carnival is just around the corner and we need lots of volunteers to make it happen. Check in with your class Room Parent, if you haven't heard from them already, about how you can help your grade-level booth. AND, please sign up for one of many other general volunteer slots during the carnival. It's easy, fun, and very helpful to volunteer and this is the event the kids remember the most - so thank you for making it happen!


If you have questions, contact Sue Danne at 


Run, Walk or Donate to the Berkeley Half Marathon to Benefit BAM - Sunday November 9th

The Berkeley Half Marathon and 5 K race is on Sunday, November 9th and this year you can run or walk on BAM's team and raise money for our school! Check out BAM's team page here. Sign up to walk or run, or donate to one of our BAM runners!



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!


Join the e-trees

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


Turn in your BAM Directory Forms!

If you didn't receive a form in your child's Thursday folder, click here to download and print. Turn in your forms via your child's Thursday folder or to the PTA safe in the office.


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 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