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Small asbestos abatement project completed in ES gym, will reopen Saturday

Some exposed pipe insulation in the Elementary School gymnasium led to an immediate asbestos abatement on Thursday, March 23. The air quality is being tested and we expect to reopen the gym on Saturday, March 25. Read more in this letter from Superintendent Dr. Timothy Mundell. ...Read More


Second graders bring history to life at Biography Wax Museum

student dressed as astronaut giving a presentationOn Thursday, March 16, students in the second grade brought historical figures to life at a Biography Wax Museum.

In preparation for the event, students had to research and important historical figure and  construct a four-to-five-paragraph research paper.

Then on the day of the museum the second graders embodied their historical figures for the day. As other students filtered through the museum, the second graders would give brief presentations on their figure.

See photos of this and other great things on our Facebook page.



From the principal: Changes to NYS assessments 

ELA exams administered on March 28-30

As a parent, the decision to allow your child to sit for the New York State assessments can be a difficult one. Over the past few years families have questioned the value and purpose of these exams for many reasons. I too, as a mother of three, have sat at the kitchen table with my family having similar conversations. ...Read More


Our students are real sweethearts!

Elementary students made Valentines for the seniors at the Helderberg Senior Center.  Elementary students made Valentines for the seniors at the Helderberg Senior Center.

See photos of this and other great things on our Facebook page.






Book Madness!

A March Madness style bracket with 16 books listedOur 3rd grade students are running a Book Madness Bracket, much like the March Madness Bracket in college basketball. Students selected 16 books to face off. They read two books competing against each other and vote for the one they like better. The top eight books move on to the Elite 8 and the process starts all over again. ...Read More




Where do all the wild things go?

Mrs. Kinal from the Albany Pine Bush visited the Kindergarten classes recently to present a program called “Winter Ecology: Where Do All the Wild Things Go?” Students learned about migration, hibernation and staying active.

Class of ’18 fundraiser brings circus to town on Jan. 28

You can take in an exciting show and help the Class of 2018 at the same time! ...Read More


Acts of kindness bring Grinch to school

During the month of December, Mrs. Smith’s second grade class earned hearts for acts of kindness to fill our Grinch's heart (that was 2 sizes too small). ..Read More






Students gear up for the holidays at PTA Holiday Shoppe

Elementary students' eyes were all aglow at the BKW PTA holiday Shoppe on Friday, Dec. 2.
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BKW Elementary receives results of lead testing

No drinking or cooking outlets test positive

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires public schools in New York to test for lead in all water outlets. This letter is to inform you of the results of our water testing with the assistance of a state-supported laboratory. Of the 70 water outlets throughout the school building, only one was found to have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level of 15 parts per billion. ..Read More


Charting the course for student success

A look at the data that drives a BKW education

BKW instruction – the academic experience of every student in our care – is driven by numbers. And the trend is that we’re making great strides in many key areas.. ..Read More




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