Last day of school Last day of school Last day of school Students perform school musical Amaya George, Gracie Driscoll and Justin Cioffi Wax Museum Sixth grader reads with kindergartener Students with Skribblers magazine 5th grade class trip Students in Washington, DC

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...

4th Grade Creates Wax Museum for Research Project

As part of a research project, fourth graders created their annual Wax Museum on June 17. Students chose an individual, completed research about the person and wrote a biography. Students then recreated the person for their Wax Museum. Great job!

Gr. 6 Students Help Kindergarteners

Sixth grade students helped kindergarteners with their English Language Arts by practicing word families, writing about their ladybugs, reading books and writing words. Great job! View more photos...

Students Have Work Published in Magazine

Gardner-Dickinson students had the opportunity to submit stories they wrote to Skribblers, a magazine that features stories, artwork and poems of students ages 4-12. Several of their stories were featured in the summer edition of the magazine... Congratulations!

Students Learn about Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on Class Trip

Fifth graders had a great time learning about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on their class trip on June 1.

Gr. 8 Class Trip to Washington, DC

Grade 8 students are enjoying their class trip to Washington, DC!

CALENDAR

News & Events

Meet and Greet with New Superintendent - Thursday, July 9

The Board of Education will hold a Meet and Greet event with new superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon on Thursday, July 9 following their meeting at 7:00 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend. Posted 6/30/15.


4th Quarter Honor Rolls Announced

The 4th quarter honor rolls have been announced. Congratulations to our students for all their hard work! Posted 7/07/15.


TractorSchool BusTractor and School Bus for Sale - Bids Due by Monday, July 13

The district is seeking bids for a John Deere lawn tractor and a GMC Van/School bus. Bids will be opened on Monday, July 13. See photos and more info here... Posted 7/02/15.


Suggested Supply Lists for 2015-16 School Year

Here are suggested supply lists for the 2015-16 school year. Posted 6/30/15.


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.


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.


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 1/08/15.


Summer Fun and Fitness Day at Grafton Lakes State Park - Friday, July 24

Rensselaer County will hold a Summer Fun and Fitness Day on Friday, July 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Grafton Lakes State Park for children ages 4-15. Activities will include a fun obstacle course, nature hikes, Zumba and more. Pre-registration required by July 17. Click here for a form... Please note, while the event itself is free there is an $8 fee to enter the park. Posted 7/02/15.


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.


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.


Substitute Nurses Needed

Wynantskill UFSD is currently in need of substitute nurses. If interested, please complete this application and return it to the District Office. Please note, applicants must be a registered professional nurse. Posted 5/28/15.


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.


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.


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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