A students with her penguin presentation Safety award Superintendent Lee Bordick with student 1st graders read to Mrs. Yodis Book Fair Students design lunar vehicle Students have fun with math Guest reader Superintendent Lee Bordick Outside school

2nd Graders Create PowerPoint Presentations About Penguins

Second graders in Mrs. Carmody and Ms. Cronin’s classrooms completed a research project this year about penguins. They then shared the PowerPoint presentations they created with families and guests. Great job! View more photos...

District Earns Highest Level Safety Award

Wynantskill UFSD was recently awarded the highest level Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. The insurance group honors districts with awards based on categories such as bullying prevention, playground safety and transportation. “Safety and health concerns continue to be a priority in our school districts,” said Mark Aquino from Utica National. “Districts that go ‘above and beyond’ to provide a safe, healthy and focused culture for learning are to be applauded, and we’re pleased to count Wynantskill Union Free School District among them.”

Students Read Hundreds of Books in March

In March, 2nd graders tracked books they read at home through a program they called “Bee a Reader.” Principal Mary Yodis and Superintendent Lee Bordick were asked to select one of the hundreds of bees, which represented books read, while blindfolded. Winners were Kade Baker and Gianna Gross from Mrs. Carmody’s class and Dominic Dinardo and Avary Vejvoda from Mrs. Cronin’s class. "Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who read so many books," said Mrs. Yodis. "Great job 2nd graders!" View more photos...

1st Graders Save Up Points to Read to Principal Yodis

First graders saved up their points for good behavior to read some of their favorite books to Principal Mary Yodis. Great job!

Thank You to PTO and Volunteers for Making Book Fair a Success

Wynantskill UFSD would like to thank Sue Czubek, Kate Mercado and all of the parent volunteers who made this year’s book fair such a huge success. Thank you for encouraging a love of reading in our students!

Students Design Space Exploration Vehicles to Learn About Motion

Challenged to be part of an engineering design team, 4th graders designed and built space exploration vehicles this year. “This unit has been about motion and design,” explained teacher Kristin Gilooly. “Students designed vehicles and then tested the effects of force and load on motion.” The lesson encouraged students to be creative as they designing a vehicle to move at a certain rate of speed while being pulled by a weight on a string.

Making Math Fun for 6th Graders

To help make math fun, 6th grade teacher Laura Horacek and parent Mrs. Abbas had students race to correctly answer multiplication facts.

Guests Visit Gardner-Dickinson to Read to Students

Gardner-Dickinson School had lots of guest readers in March to go along with the Parents As Reading Partners program. Readers include police officers, elected officials, authors and more. A photo slideshow is available...

Follow the Search Process for New Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Lee Bordick announced at the Jan. 15 BOE meeting that he will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year. "Serving as Superintendent of Schools has been a wonderful experience for me and I feel blessed and honored to have had this opportunity," said Mr. Bordick. "The future is bright and I am confident that the best is yet to come." Click here to see the latest on the superintendent search process...

To Help Keep Students Safe, Please Do Not Park in Front of School

To help ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff, Gardner-Dickinson School is asking visitors to please avoid parking in the bus loop. Fire lanes must be kept clear to ensure emergency vehicles can access the school in the event of an emergency. Here is a parent letter with additional parking details...

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News & Events

3rd Quarter Honor Rolls Announced

The 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls were recently announced. Congratulations to our students! Posted 4/27/15.


Spirit Wear Sale - Deadline: Thursday, May 7

Don’t miss your final chance to buy a T-Shirt for School Spirit Days and Field Day! All orders are due by Thursday, May 7. Order forms are available here… Contact the PTO with any questions. Posted 4/27/15.


Board of Education Adopts 2015-16 Budget

The Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school budget on April 16, a $8,863,296 budget that requires no cuts to student programs or staffing. The budget requires an estimated 1.91% increase in the tax levy. The community budget vote will be held Tuesday, May 19. A budget newsletter will be mailed to all homeowners in early May. A PowerPoint presentation from the Apr. 16 BOE meeting is available here... Posted 4/21/15.


District Seeking Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Education is seeking an educational leader for the position of its Superintendent of Schools. The application deadline is May 1 with an anticipated starting date of July 13, 2015. For an application and other details, please visit our search consultant’s website... Posted 3/19/15.


PTO to Host Dance - Friday, May 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The PTO will host the Girl’s Choice Sadie Hawkins Dance (formerly known as the Father-Daughter Dance) on Friday, May 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All girls K-8 are invited. Cost is $5. Permission forms are due by Apr. 29. Volunteers for the dance would be appreciated. A flyer with info and permission form is available here… Posted 4/13/15.


Camp InventionRegister Now for Camp Invention at Gardner-Dickinson

Gardner-Dickinson welcomes Camp Invention, a week-long summer enrichment program designed and taught by educators that promotes engagement with STEM through hands-on activities. The camp will be held at Gardner-Dickinson School from Aug. 3 to 7 for children entering grades 1 - 6. For more information, see this flyer. To register, click here or call 1-800-968-4332. Hurry, spots are limited! Posted 3/03/15.


Register Kindergarteners Now for 2015-16 School Year

Gardner-Dickinson School has started phone registration for children who will attend kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year. Children must be 5-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2015 to attend kindergarten next year. To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at (518) 283-4600 ext. 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration forms are available here... Posted 1/08/14.


Substitute Teachers and Aides Needed

Gardner-Dickinson School is currently in need for substitute teachers and aides. For application forms, please visit our Employment webpage... Posted 2/26/15.


School Taxes: Q&ASchool Taxes: Questions and Answers

Question about your school tax bill? Your NYS Property Tax Rebate Check? Check our Schools Taxes Questions and Answers webpage... Posted 9/02/14.


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