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PTA welcomes new families to BKW on Monday, Aug. 29

The BKW PTA invites new students and their families to its “Welcome to BKW!” event for all new students entering Pre-K thru 6th grade in September. Please plan to come to the elementary school cafeteria on Monday, Aug. 29, any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about our school community. ..Read More


Elementary supply lists, 6th grade reading assignment available

Click on the links below to view or download the supply lists for the 2016-17 school year.

Grade 1 [PDF].

Grade 2 [PDF].

Grade 3 [PDF].

Grade 4 [PDF].

Grade 5 [PDF].

Grade 6 [PDF].

Grade 6 Reading Assignment [PDF].


Changes to pick-up, drop-off procedures for 16-17 school year

Throughout this past school year, our transportation department and building level administrators have monitored morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off procedures. Historically, BKW has tried very hard to accommodate family needs for changes in student drop-off locations, even making changes very late on a given day..Read More


Students in 4H collect bottles to support the Backpack Program. They've raised over $100!Elementary students pitch in for Backpack Program

Students in 4H collect bottles to support the Backpack Program. They've raised more than $100!





Volunteers still needed for Celebration Day, June 17

Attention 4th, 5th and 6th grade parents:
We are still in need of volunteers for Celebration Day on June 17.
If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the form linked below and send it in to school with your child as soon as possible. Click here to download the form [PDF].
(Please remember: In order to ensure the safety of all students, no siblings or spectators are invited to attend. Thank you for understanding.)


picture of Emily Edwards holding a potholderKnitted with love: Student sells potholders to raise funds for ill cousin

It took nearly an hour for Emily Edwards, a 9-year-old in in Mrs. Cranker’s class, to knit her first potholder to raise money for her cousin Cameron, who has cancer...  Read More


BKW hosting kindergarten orientation on April 20

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School will be holding a parent orientation on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. for incoming kindergarten. If you have a child that turns five on or before December 1, 2016 and have not yet received a packet in the mail, please call Mrs. Farnam at (518) 872-2030.


BKW Elementary students celebrate Pick a reading Partner month

Last month, many BKW retirees, local community members, and staff members read to each of the elementary classes for PARP, Pick a Reading Partner month.  Read More




BKW Sports Boosters thank everyone for another successful dodgeball tournament

The BKW sports boosters would like to thank all the elementary students, teachers, aides, parents and the full gym of spectators who helped make this year’s Elementary Dodgeball Tournament such a great success. Thanks to the 16 teams and more than 125 students who participated. Also a big thanks to Mike Flower, Dylan Duncan and Justin Houck who helped this amazing event run smoothly.






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