• Fundraising

    We depend on contributions to make enrichment programming and field trips a reality for our students.  Each year the BSA pays for two enrichment programs per grade and transportation to field trips.  The BSA is also responsible for funding the playground and classroom supplies and teacher needs during the year.  In order to cover the costs (average of $65/student each year) we need to fundraise.

    Here are some easy ways for you to give money to Byam Elementary…all without spending an extra cent!

    Box Tops for Education   Box Tops 

    Turn your grocery shopping trips into easy cash for Byam and encourage friends and relatives to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip the logos off and send them to school—each one is worth 10¢ for Byam.

    Shop at Amazon

    When shopping at Amazon you can automatically raise funds for the Byam School Association. Just click on the following link and then shop away.  Amazon will send a percentage of your sale to the BSA. 


    If you are a current Amazon Smile user, Amazon smile donates 0.5% of your purchase from eligible AmazonSmile purchases.  Instructions for setting up your smile.amazon.com charitable donation to benefit the Byam School Association are below:

    To change your charitable organization:

    1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
    2. From your desktop, go to Your Accounts & Lists, and then select the Your Amazon Smile. 
    3. Click on the Change Charity button on the right.
    4. Search for Byam School Association then click Select.

    Company Match

    As a non-profit, the Byam Elementary BSA is eligible for company-matching donations! Reach out to us at swkaracek@gmail.com if you need our Tax ID.

    Do You Work For or Own a Business That Wants to Make a Donation to Byam School Association?

    The Byam School Association accepts in-kind donations of services, products for auctions and raffles, and other gifts. Please reach out to swkaracek@gmail.com.  We are grateful for your contributions!



    Volunteers Make the Difference at Byam Elementary School

    Did You Know that the Byam School Association sponsors more than a dozen enrichment programs, subsidizes field trips, supplements playground equipment and classroom extras, and organizes and runs community building events like the Boo Bash and Walk-A-Thon that are social highlights of your child’s time at Byam?

    It all happens at Byam because of our Volunteers!

    There are opportunities to help during the school day, on the weekends, and in the evening. Are you a social media maven, a creative artist, an organizer, scheduler, planner or doer? It takes ALL KINDS to make the BSA run. We offer a number of events each year and in order to put on these events WE NEED YOU!  Please take a look at our upcoming events and pay close attention to the weekly school newsletter and our Facebook page to find opportunities that fit your schedule.

    Please note that all classroom volunteers (library, math, etc.) must complete and submit a CORI form to the Byam School office. Please contact the school office for a CORI form.

  •  Attend an Event

    We'd love to see you at our upcoming events.  Below is a partial list of events you can attend to show your school PRIDE!


    BOO BASH (October 20, 2018)

    Time to put on your costumes and come to Byam with your whole gang to enjoy food, activities and a cake walk.  This fun event is also a great fundraiser for our community to cover the costs of enrichment programs and field trips for the year.  Our students love to see their friends and have a great time introducing you to their new classmates.

    UML HOCKEY GAME (November 9, 2018)

    This is a great event for a group.  Always trying to figure out play dates and meet up times outside of school hours?  Get a group together and purchase tickets to this event.  A block of seats is reserved for the Byam so you'll be sitting all together enjoying the game.  Don't forget to wear your Chelmsford/Byam spirit wear to show your school PRIDE!

    COLLECTOR'S FAIR (November 29, 2018)

    Have a collection of Star Wars figures, My Little Pony Dolls, Geodes, or Stickers?  Always putting away tiny collection in your house that your student is proud of?  This event puts it all on display!  Easy to sign up and participate and the students get a kick out of the showcase of fun collections.

    READING CHALLENGE (January 16-February 8, 2019)

    There will be opportunities to volunteer at Byam to support and show your love for reading....stay tuned!

    SWEETHEART DANCE (February 2, 2019)

    Have a great night out with your student.  This event allows students to dress up and enjoy some fun activities and dancing the night away!  Always a great time and allows parents or caregivers a chance to have some 1:1 time with their student.