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Hearts sold and Boxtops collected until February 17

The Elementary Student Council and Mrs. Mahoney's first grade class are selling hearts for the Ronald McDonald House now until Friday, Feb. 17. Red Hearts are $1 and Gold Hearts are $5.
Also, the Winter Box Top Contest is in full swing!
The contest also runs until February 17. Students who fill out the sheet and return it with your name and class name on it, will be entered into a drawing to win a homemade quilt! Parents, please check the dates on the Box Tops to make sure they are not outdated!


Pre-K Information Night on Tuesday, March 7

On Tuesday, March 7, the Elementary School will host a Pre-K information night from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Elementary Cafeteria.


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



From the principal: Reading levels key to instructional goals

Student reading levels to be assessed in coming weeks

Before the holiday break, all of our grade level and special education teachers participated in a training on the new edition of the Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Benchmark Assessment System. We’ve decided that using this new guided reading level test would provide us with more accurate and reliable reading levels for all of our students. ..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.
Visit BKW's Facebook page to see more pictures.




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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