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

October: Sweet Potatoes

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 – October 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)

    October

    Oct. 1
    Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
    Sour Cream, Salsa
    Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Sun Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    Oct. 2
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Green Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Turkey and Cheese

    Oct. 3
    Chicken Nuggets
    Fries
    Roasted Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Tuna

    Oct. 4
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Sweet Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Chicken Caesar Wrap

    Oct. 7
    Zig Zag Baked Ziti
    Caesar Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Ham and Cheese

    Oct. 8
    Hard or Soft Tacos with Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese
    Golden Corn or Black Beans
    Varity of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Sun Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    Oct. 9
    Mozzarella Sticks w/ Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Green Peas
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Turkey and Cheese

    Oct. 10
    TASTE TEST THURSDAY
    Turkey with Stuffing
    Gravy
    Glazed Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Tuna

    Oct. 11
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Crisp Cucumber Slices
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Chicken Caesar Wrap

    Oct. 14
    No School

    Oct. 15
    No School

    Oct. 16
    French Toast Sticks
    Sausage
    Hash Browns
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Turkey and Cheese

    Oct. 17
    NY THURSDAY
    Hamburger or Cheeseburger
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    Mixed Green Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Tuna

    Oct. 18
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Chicken Caesar Wrap

    Oct. 21
    Sloppy Joe on WG Bun
    Fries
    Roasted Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Ham and Cheese

    Oct. 22
    Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
    Sour Cream, Salsa
    Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Sun Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    Oct. 23
    Chicken Nuggets
    Sweet Potato Fries
    Green Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Turkey and Cheese

    Oct. 24
    Meatball Sub
    Crisp Cucumber Slices
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Tuna

    Oct. 25
    Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
    Honey Dill Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Chicken Caesar Wrap

    Oct. 28
    Chicken Nuggets
    Fries
    Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Ham and Cheese

    Oct. 29
    Nachos
    Lettuce, Cheese Sauce,
    Salsa, Sour Cream
    Golden Corn or Black Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Sun Butter and Jelly

    Oct. 30
    Hot Dog on WG Bun
    Baked Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Turkey and Cheese

    Oct. 31
    Mozzarella Sticks w/ Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Tossed Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    Sandwich of the Day: Tuna
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    Secondary School Lunch Menu

    Print-friendly Secondary School Menu – October 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)

    October

    Oct. 1
    Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla
    Sour Cream, Salsa
    Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 2
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Green Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 3
    Philly Cheesesteak
    Curly Fries
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 4
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
    Bread Stick
    Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 7
    Baked Ziti
    Bread Stick
    Tossed Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 8
    Hard or Soft Tacos with Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese
    Corn or Black Beans
    Varity of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 9
    Mozzarella Sticks
    Warm Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Green Peas
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 10
    TASTE TEST THURSDAY
    Turkey with Stuffing
    Gravy
    Glazed Carrots
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 11
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
    Bread Stick
    Fresh Vegetable Medley
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 14
    No School

    Oct. 15
    No School

    Oct. 16
    French Toast
    Sausage
    Hash Browns
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 17
    NY THURSDAY
    Hamburger or Cheeseburger
    Roasted Sweet Potato
    Mixed Green Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 18
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
    Bread Stick
    Sweet Corn
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 21
    Meatball Sub
    Roasted Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 22
    Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla
    Sour Cream, Salsa
    Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 23
    Hot Dog on WG Bun
    Corn
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 24
    Sloppy Joe on WG Bun
    Sweet Potato Fries
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 25
    Chicken Nuggets
    (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
    Bread Stick
    Roasted Cauliflower
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 28
    Pulled Pork Sandwich
    Sweet Potato Fries
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 29
    Nachos
    Lettuce, Cheese Sauce,
    Salsa, Sour Cream
    Corn or Black Beans
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 30
    Chicken Alfredo Pasta
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Broccoli
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk

    Oct. 31
    Mozzarella Sticks
    Warm Marinara Sauce
    Garlic Bread Stick
    Tossed Salad
    Variety of Fruit
    Milk
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN