Parent Teacher Association

The BKW PTA is part of the national Parent Teacher Association, which comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  

PTA offers after school art enrichment for second year

The BKW PTA is again sponsoring an after school art enrichment program presented by The Studio for Art and Craft. Three, six-week sessions meet Thursdays, September–February 2:35 – 3:25 p.m. Full 18-week program is $225. Individual six week sessions are $85 per session. Payment due at registration. Learn more from the flyer (PDF)

Jean Forti Run for Education – Kids Fun Run and 5K 

The BKW PTA will hold its 2018 “Jean Fort Run for Education” on Saturday, Oct 13 at Thompson’s Lake Campground, Thacher State Park in East Berne. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for BKW graduates.

Join the fun as a participant. Youth age 12 and under will run the Fun Run at 8:15 a.m. Adults can compete or simply join in the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Download and complete the registration form or register online at

If you’re not up to running and want to help, consider becoming a sponsor. Download and complete the sponsorship form.

Thanks to this year’s sponsors

  • Helderberg Kiwanis Club
  • John Foley’s Garage
  • Reddy’s Deli
  • Gades Farm
  • Altamont Auto
  • Starbucks
  • Forget Me Not Farm
  • Stewarts
  • Indian Ladder Farms
  • Helderberg Bluestone
  • Altamont Enterprise
  • Plaza Travel
  • Beliveau Mechanical, Inc
  • Mountain Winds Farm
  • Avon
  • Corner Stone Heating and Cooling
  • Paisanos
  • Altamont Fair
  • Ace Phillips Hardware
  • East Berne Hardware
  • Price Chopper
  • Town ‘N’ Country
  • Main Brothers Oil, Inc.
  • Girl Scout Service Unit 194
  • Mountainview Prosthetics
  • Paisano’s
  • Davey Trees
  • Guilderland YMCA
  • Township Tavern
  • Elemental Landscapes, Inc.
  • The Westener
  • Fredendall Funderal Home
  • Stewart’s Shops
  • Hannaford
  • Altamont Martial Arts
  • The Spinning Room
  • HMA Contracting, Inc.
  • Drs. Fass and Edwards
  • Phil and Valerie Walton
  • Snap On Tools
  • Lularoe
  • Norray Farm


The BKW PTA invites new members to join the organization and volunteer to support BKW students. To become a member, download a membership form or contact the PTA president. If you are unable to access the membership application file, contact Anne Farnam, Secretary to the Superintendent, at (518) 872-0909 or

Support the PTA


Shoppers can support the BKW PTA through iGive, an online shopping site that supports nonprofit and charitable organizations. 

Every time you shop at any of the 700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion you spend benefits BKW students. It’s a free service and you’ll never pay more. Participating stores include, Staples, Best Buy, Ebay, PETCO, Expedia and many more. Visit to get started. 

Tools for Schools

Sign up for the Price Chopper Tools for Schools program to help BKW get needed equipment such as school supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for free. 

To sign up, visit Price Chopper and link your AdvantEdge Card to Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools. The code for the Elementary School is 15709, and the code for the Secondary School is 15710.

Year-Round Fundraising

Does your child enjoy Movie Nights, classroom enrichment programs, Science Fair, karate and other fun programs? These programs and much much more are sponsored by the PTA. But in order to bring these programs to BKW students, the PTA needs your support. 

During the past few years, many people have expressed a dislike for our Fall Fundraiser. The timing has made it difficult for many, as it coincides with back-to-school and tax time.

The PTA has decided to ask that donations be made instead. If this effort is successful, it can eliminate the need for at least the Fall Fundraiser. Parents are asked to give no more than they can afford. The hope is to raise $10 per enrolled child, but this is only a suggestion. Parents may feel free to give more, or less. The PTA is grateful for whatever families can afford to give. Support will help the PTA continue to provide quality programs for children.

Contributions can be addressed to the BKW PTA and sent in to school, or dropped off in the PTA mailbox in the Elementary School.