BKW Food and Nutrition

Elementary School Menu | Secondary School Menu

Meal Costs

  • Elementary/Middle/High School Breakfast — $1.70
  • Elementary School Lunch — $2.80
  • Middle/High School Lunch — $2.90
  • Extra Milk – $50 cents

Farm to School

The BKW Food Services department is striving to provide students with more fresh fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to expose students to more fresh and local produce, as well as educate students about where their food comes from.
This year, we will be starting Harvest of the Month & NYS Thursday. One day per month we will be featuring a lunch meal with all NYS food items. Included with this meal will be the Harvest of the Month, which will be a local fruit or vegetable.

Harvest of the Month

November: Apples

School Prohibition Against Lunch Shaming Plan

BKW Schools does not engage in practices that would draw attention to any student who does not have lunch money or whose parents have not paid lunch account balances. Read the plan.

MySchoolBucks Online Payment System

The BKW Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a website called MySchoolBucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

BKW students are urged to take advantage of free and reduced-price meals at school. This confidential program is available to students from households that meet federal income guidelines. Even if you are not sure that you qualify, you can still apply. The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated for BKW Schools by the Capital Region BOCES Regional Food Service Management Program. If you have questions or would like assistance with an application please contact Susan Frank, BOCES Shared Food Service Program Specialist,  at (518) 464-5133. Fax – (518) 862-4903.

Important Update: Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. New York State is now covering the cost previously paid by the student. To see if you qualify, please fill out and mail in the attached free/reduced application.

Prepaid Meal Plans

Cash or checks can be sent with your student in a sealed envelope marked “Meal Program.” The student’s name should also be included, and if for an elementary student, please also include the teacher’s name on the envelope.

Online payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.com

Any number of prepaid meals may be purchased at one time.

Food Intolerance & Allergies

If your student has a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know right away. We will need a doctor’s note. Call the school nurse at (518) 872-2030 for a “Diet Prescription” form.

Birthday Baskets (Pre-K through Grade 5)

The BKW elementary cafeteria offers Birthday Baskets that can be delivered to your student’s classroom. It’s affordable and convenient for you and fun and healthy choices for the student’s special day. Order forms will be sent home the month of your student’s birthday.

The USDA Summer Meals Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text “FOOD” to 877-877

Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city and/or zip code. The summer meals finder is located in the USDA Department of Agriculture website. This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meal locations by entering their zip code. No paperwork is necessary. Must be 18 years old or younger.

Elementary School Lunch Menu

Print-friendly Elementary Menu – November 2019

Everyday Breakfast

All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

  • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

    Daily Offerings

    • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
    • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try
    • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)

    November

    Sandwich of the day: Mon: Ham, Tues: Sun Butter & Jelly, Wed: Turkey, Thurs: Tuna, Fri: Ham

    Nov. 1
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Green Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 4
    Chicken Nuggets
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Caesar Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 5
    Hard or Soft Tacos
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa, Lettuce & Cheese
    Salsa & Sour Cream
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 6
    Pancakes
    Sausage
    Hash Brown
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 7
    Hamburger/Cheeseburger
    Fries
    Honey Dill Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 8
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Edamame Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 11
    Veterans Day – No School

    Nov. 12
    Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa & Sour Cream
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 13
    Goulash with Elbow Pasta
    Roasted Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 14 – Taste Test Thursday
    Mozzarella Sticks
    w/ Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Breadstick
    Sliced Cucumbers
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 15
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Honey Dill Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 18
    Chicken Nuggets
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 19
    Nachos
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Cheese
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 20
    Grilled Cheese
    Chicken Noodle Soup
    Cucumbers & Dip
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 21 – Harvest of the Month
    Turkey with Gravy
    Mashed Potato
    Glazed Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 22
    Conference Day
    No Classes

    Nov. 25
    Chicken Nuggets
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 26
    Chicken & Cheese Quesadil-la
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa & Sour Cream
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 27-29
    Thanksgiving Break
    No School

    Secondary School Lunch Menu

    Print-friendly Secondary School Menu – November 2019

    Everyday Breakfast

    All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

    • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

    Daily Offerings

    • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
    • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try.  September Harvest of the Month: Cherry tomatoes
    • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)

    November

    Nov. 1
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Plain or Buffalo)
    Carrots
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 4
    Appetizer Basket
    (Mozzarella Stick, Buffalo Cauliflower, Chicken Tender)
    Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 5
    Hard or Soft Tacos
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa, Lettuce & Cheese
    Salsa & Sour Cream
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 6
    French Toast Sticks
    Sausage
    Hash Browns
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 7
    Hamburger, Cheeseburger
    Fries
    Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 8
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Plain or Buffalo)
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Cucumbers & Dip
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 11
    Veterans Day – No School

    Nov. 12
    Chicken & Cheese Quesadil-la
    Corn & Black Beans
    Salsa & Sour Cream
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 13
    Goulash with Elbow Pasta
    Roasted Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 14 – Taste Test Thursday
    Mozzarella Sticks
    w/ Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Breadstick
    Sliced Cucumbers
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 15
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Plain or Buffalo)
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Red Pepper Strips & Tomatoes
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 18
    Macaroni & Cheese Bar
    (Plain, Buffalo Chicken, or Tex Mex)
    Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 19
    Nachos
    Corn or Black Beans
    Salsa, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Cheese
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 20
    Grilled Cheese
    Chicken Noodle Soup
    Cucumbers & Dip
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 21 – Harvest of the Month
    Turkey with Gravy
    Mashed Potato
    Glazed Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Harvest of the Month

    Nov. 22
    Conference Day
    No Classes

    Nov. 25
    Hot Dog on Bun
    Baked Beans
    Fries
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 26
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Plain or Buffalo)
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Corn
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Nov. 27-29
    Thanksgiving Break
    No School