Student arrival changed to 8:00 a.m. Freeze Pop Meet and Greet Students garden Last day of school Last day of school Last day of school Students perform school musical Amaya George, Gracie Driscoll and Justin Cioffi

Student Arrival Time Changed to 8:00 a.m.

Parents please note that student arrival time will change to 8:00 a.m. for 2015-16. This change will ensure students are supervised and minimize idle time before the start of school. Please do not drop off students before 8:00 a.m. Students in K-5 will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. (instead of 2:25 p.m.). This will ensure they have adequate time for recess and lunch. If you have any questions, please contact the district office at 283-4600 ext. 14.

Thank You to Community for Coming Out to Meet and Greet

Thank you to everyone who came out to the school playground on July 23 to enjoy freeze pops with Superintendent Tom Reardon! We had a great turnout with more than 40 students, parents, faculty and staff members. Dr. Reardon plans to host similar events this summer to introduce himself to the community and listen to parents and students.

Summer Community Gardening

Community members are invited to help out in the school garden over the summer on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. “Our kids worked hard during the school year planting and weeding,” said teacher Peter Mesh. “Now, volunteers are needed during the summer to weed and harvest. Families are welcome to take home food from the garden over the summer. We only ask that you spend a little time weeding with your children when you do.” Any extra harvest during the summer is brought to the Hope 7 Food Pantry. If you have a question, please mail Mr. Mesh.

Students Enjoy Summer Basketball Camp

More than 70 students enjoyed this summer’s Slam Dunk Basketball Camp at Gardner-Dickinson School. Thanks to the PTO for sponsoring the event, Rich Gilooly for running the camp and all the families and children who participated! View more photos...

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Family and friends packed the school gym on June 24 to celebrate Gardner-Dickinson’s latest alumni, the 8th Grade Class of 2015. Congratulations to all our students! View a photo slideshow...

Last Day of School Photos

There were plenty of smiles, hugs and more than a few tears as students left school for the last day of the school year today. Students in grades K-7 lined the hallways to cheer 8th graders as they walked out of the school. Congratulations to all our students and have a happy and safe summer! View more photos...

School Musical Photos

Gardner-Dickinson students enjoyed a sneak preview of the Drama Club’s musical "Rags to Riches" on June 23. View more photos...

Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorians Announced

Wynantskill UFSD is proud to announce the top students of the 2015 8th Grade Class. The Valedictorian is Justin Cioffi. The co-Salutatorians are Gracie Driscoll and Amaya George. Congratulations! Read more...

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News & Events

Question about school year?Question About 2015-16 School Year?

please email us if you have a question about the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Posted 7/08/15.

 


Register studentsRegister Kindergarteners Now for 2015-16 School Year

Need to register your child for the 2015-16 school year? Click here for information and registration forms... Posted 7/16/15.

 


Board of Education Special Meeting - Wednesday, July 29 at 7:15 p.m.

The Board of Education will meet Wednesday, July 29 at 7:15 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing a prospective Board candidate. The Board expects to enter executive session for much of the meeting to interview the candidate and to discuss a personnel matter. Posted 7/27/15.


Supply ListsSuggested Supply Lists for 2015-16 School Year


TractorBids for Tractor, Lawn Tractor and School Bus

The district is seeking bids for a Ventrac tractor, John Deere lawn tractor and a GMC van/school bus. Bids will be opened Thursday, July 30 for the tractor and Monday, August 3 for the lawn tractor and school bus. See photos and more info here... Posted 7/02/15.

 


One-Page 2015-16 School Calendar Available

The one-page 2015-16 calendar, which lists school days for next year, is available here… Posted 3/24/15.


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. Posted 7/16/15.


Updated Physical and Health History Form Needed for Fall Sports

Students who would like to compete in fall sports will need to have an updated physical. A health history form will also be required by the first day of practice. The first day of soccer practice for boys and girls will be Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Posted 6/16/15.


Summer Reading Information

To help students continue to learn over the summer, Gardner-Dickinson School encourages students to read. Below is information about reading that was sent home with students. Posted 7/07/15.


Back to School Social - Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The PTO will hold a Back to School Social on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school playground. The event is open to all students and their families. Treats and drinks will be provided by the PTO. Please, no drop-offs; parents must supervise students. Posted 7/02/15.


Dr. Thomas ReardonBOE Appoints Dr. Thomas Reardon Next Superintendent

The Board of Education is proud to announce it has appointed Dr. Thomas Reardon, an educator with 13 years of administrative and classroom experience, the next superintendent of Wynantskill Union Free School District. “I want to offer my sincerest gratitude to the community for offering me this opportunity,” said Dr. Reardon. “From the moment I walked in the door it felt like the right fit because everyone is so positive and has such a sense of pride in the school. I feel honored to be a part of that and look forward to helping the district continue what they do and hopefully adding to it.” Read more... Posted 6/19/15.


Summer Meal ProgramSummer Meal Program Helps Ensure Students Eat Healthy

To help ensure all children receive nutritious meals during the summer when school is out of session, the USDA has created a website to help those in need find free summer meal programs. Visit the website here or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY. During the school year, 21.4 million children in the United States receive their lunch at a reduce-price or at no charge through the National School Lunch Program. Yet when school lets out for the summer, only 3.8 million children participate in summer meal programs. Posted 6/02/15.


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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