ES Breakfast honors veterans

BKW Elementary School honored about 40 of the communities’ veterans with a Veterans Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 9 in the elementary cafeteria. Students invited family members who had served in the military, then joined them for breakfast served by Erin Snyder’s students. Each veteran was greeted with a flower and fifth graders presented each with …

BKW students take the lead to fight bullying

The BKW Elementary Student Council and the High School Student Senate joined forces to combat bullying during the district’s anti-bullying week Oct. 22-26. Each day was filled with activities reinforcing the simple message—there is no place for bullying at BKW. Elementary events included: Daily anti-bullying messages read each morning during announcements. Principal Annette Landry read …

BKW Elementary launches Instagram page

Are you looking for a great way to see some of the great things taking place at BKW Elementary School? Just check out our Instragram page at https://www.instagram.com/bkwelementary/ Our teachers and students are out and about each day with cameras in hand to capture life at BKW. Take a look and be sure to follow us!

Impressive growth in latest BKW 3-8 assessment results

At Tuesday’s BKW Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Mundell shared good news—the district is showed steady growth on the 2017 New York State Grades 3-8 ELA and math assessments. The following day he described his presentation. “Because the rigor and format of the exam changes from year to year, it is impossible to …

They are because we are – Chris Lewis

Custodians keep school buildings clean and safe, but do they really have an impact on our students’ lives? The simple answer is, “Yes!” Everyone who interacts with our students can make a difference. If you have any doubt, just watch BKW Elementary School custodian Chris Lewis share his love for our country and the American …

Combating bullying in our schools

What is BKW doing to stop bullying? BKW Schools takes bullying seriously. State and federal laws prohibit bullying and require schools to take steps to stop and prevent it. New York’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) specifically addresses all bullying that may interfere with a child’s right to learn in a physically and emotionally …

A message from our school nurse – watch for Coxsackie Virus

Elementary School Nurse Katie Johnson shares the following to help all BKW students stay healthy: Much like several schools in the Capital Region, we have seen an increase in Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) here at BKW. It is often difficult to determine if someone has this virus due to the fact that …

Our call to action “They Are Because We Are”

When Class of 2018 valedictorian Marcy Forti spoke at graduation, she acknowledged the role others played in her success. She told the audience, “I am because you are.” Those words remind the entire BKW community that we must live into our roles—whether as teachers, parents, fellow students, administrators, or community members. We must act, knowing …

BKW Elementary—Code of Conduct

Student Rights To: Learn in a positive school community  Be treated with respect and dignity Have a clean and safe school environment Student Responsibilities Follow the student code of conduct Tell an adult if there is a problem Contribute positively to the school community Parent Responsibilities Send children to school ready to participate and learn  …