Students perform Thanksgiving plays Lost and Found Did You Know? First graders with Mrs. Yodis Veterans Day Celebration Kindergarten field trip Anti-bullying Speaker Mike Spears talks to students Student musicians Students visit water plant Reading Buddies Photo Presentation

Gr. 2 Students Perform Thanksgiving Plays

First graders got in the holiday spirit on Nov. 24 with the help of 2nd graders who performed "Turkey Boy," "Turkey Girl" and "The Meal Must Go On: A Lesson in Cooperation" for them. Great job! View more photos...

Missing Clothing Item? Please Have Students Check Lost and Found

If your child has lost a clothing item, please have them check the Lost and Found in the school cafeteria. Any items not claimed by Nov. 25 will be donated over the Thanksgiving Recess. If you have a question, please email School Nurse Tricia Gibbs or call her at 283-4600 ext. 18.

1st Graders Use Classroom Points to Read to Mrs. Yodis

Two students in Mrs. Wallace's 1st grade class saved up classroom points so they could have an opportunity to read to Principal Mary Yodis. Great job!

Veterans Thanked for Their Service to Country

Local veterans were thanked for their service on Nov. 10 at the school’s Veterans Day Celebration. Students sang patriotic songs, read letters they wrote thanking veterans and applauded their service during a ceremony. Veterans then enjoyed a breakfast in their honor where family joined them. View more photos...

Kindergarteners Visit Farm on Field Trip

Kindergarteners visited Liberty Ridge Farm on a field trip in October. Thanks to a parent for the great photo!

Speaker Brings Anti-Bullying Message

Comedian and former teacher Mike Speirs spoke to students about bullying on Nov. 5. Mr. Speirs shared stories that encouraged students to think about how their actions impact others and to stand up for themselves and classmates if they are ever bullied. "As Eleanor Roosevelt said 'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'" said Mr. Speirs. "No one deserves to be bullied. It's not part of 'growing up'. It's not something 'that makes you stronger'."

Students Represent School at All County Music Festival

Eighth graders Andrew Flannery, Cameron Gagnon, Spencer Gallagher and Andrew Malak will have an opportunity to play music with students from around the region as they represent Gardner-Dickinson at the Rensselaer County All-County Music Festival on Nov. 12 and 14 at Hoosick Falls High School. The concert will take place Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m. Congratulations!

Field Trip Take 5th Graders to Water Treatment Plant

Fifth graders took a field trip last week to the Troy Water Treatment Plant where they learned about the facility from employees who work there. Thanks so much for making time for our students!

Gr. 4 and K Students Are Reading Buddies

To help encourage a love of reading in our students, 4th graders practice their reading skills by reading to kindergarteners through Reading Buddies. “Reading Buddies are fun because I get to help them with reading. I also like to see their smiling faces and they are always happy to see us!” said 4th grader Alex Albert-Thomas.

Mrs. Yodis Creates Photo Slideshow

Principal Mary Yodis created a photo slideshow from the start of the 2015-16 school year. View it here...


News & Events

Phones DownPhone Issue Preventing Outside Calls

An issue with the district’s phone system is currently preventing outside calls from reaching the school; the issue is also preventing the district from making outside calls. Service has been called but it is unclear when the issue will be resolved. If you need to reach the district in the meantime, please email Ms. Fazioli in the main office. We will let our community know as soon as phone service has been restored. Thank you. Posted 11/19/15 at 11:30 a.m.

Honor Rolls1st Quarter Honor Rolls Announced

Honor Rolls for the 1st Quarter are now available. Congratulations to our students! Posted 11/19/15.


Flu Guide for ParentsParent Guide to Prevent the Flu

As we enter flu season, School Nurse Tricia Gibbs would like to share a Parent Guide for the Flu to help parents help their children stay healthy. Posted 11/19/15.


Albany DevilsAthletic Program Organizes Hockey Night: Deadline: Nov. 24

Gardner-Dickinson’s Athletics program is organizing group outings to Albany Devils hockey games in December. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the district's Athletic Equipment and Supplies Fund. An order form with details is available here… Forms due in Main Office by Tuesday, Nov. 24. Posted 10/15/15.

Tae Kwan DoTae Kwan Do Program Benefits PTO - Deadline: Jan. 8

Pai’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do is offering a 5-week program for students with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Wynantskill PTO. The program costs $45 and runs Jan. 18 through Feb. 19. Registration deadline is Jan. 8. More info available here… Posted 11/19/15.

Wynantskill PTO Fundraiser

The Wynantskill PTO is participating in a fundraiser with the store Five Below. If you shop at their Latham store on weekends, please bring this flyer and the PTO will receive 10% off purchases made. More details on the flyer. Posted 11/16/15.

Substitute Nurse Needed

The district is currently in need of a substitute nurse. If interested, please see this application or contact School Nurse Tricia Gibbs. Posted 11/04/15.

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 8/21/15.

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