News & Events
Supply Kits Delayed; Parents Do Not Need to Purchase Replacement Supplies
We want to let parents know that Staples recently informed us that the school supply kits that parents ordered last spring will not be ready for the first day of school due to production issues. However, parents who bought the kits do not need to purchase replacement supplies; the school will provide whatever supplies students need to get them through the first few days until the kits arrive, hopefully by the end of the first week of school. Posted 8/23/16.
School Supply Lists for 2016-17
Parents of children who will attend kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. You child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 to attend kindergarten in September. Please contact Ms. Fazioli at 283-4600 ext. 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to register your student. Forms and registration information are also available here.
The Wynantskill PTO has again enrolled Gardner-Dickinson in the Colonie Center School Bucks Competition, with a chance to win up to $8,000 for the district. Please turn in your Colonie Center shopping receipts from any store dated Aug. 1 or later to the mall’s Customer Service within 60 days of purchase in order to earn points for Gardner-Dickinson. This includes Regal Cinemas, Whole Foods, restaurants and the food court. You can also turn in receipts made on a store credit card. Please see this flier for rules and triple bonus points opportunities. Please email Erica Quinn with any questions. “Last year, GD came in 9th place and won $500. Let’s try to do even better this year!” said Ms. Quinn. Posted 8/15/16.
Families are invited to the GD Back to School Social on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school playground. The event is organized by the PTO and YMCA and features a bounce house, treats, drinks and opportunities to learn about the PTO and Y-Time program. More info. Posted 7/11/16.
Kindergarten Supply Drop Off will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Incoming kindergartners and their parents can visit their classrooms, drop off supplies, tour the building and ask questions. Students will also take a short bus ride to help them adjust for the first day of school. More info. Posted 8/02/16.
Updated Physical and Athletic Forms Needed for Students Interested in Sports
An application for St. Jude School Community After School Enrichment (CASE) Program for 2016-17 is available here. Posted 7/14/16.
The Troy YMCA offers the Y-Time After School Program during the school year at Gardner-Dickinson. Here is an application form. Posted 8/02/16.
To help ensure all students have a healthy summer, the USDA's Summer Food Service Programs provides free meals when school is out. Click here to find the many local organizations participating in this program. Posted 6/17/16.
Applications for the federal Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk Program are now available. If you think you may be eligible for free or reduce price meals for your children, please apply. This program is completely confidential.
Please note, applications for the program must be filled out each year, even if you have participated in the program previously. Applications can be submitted anytime during the school year. Posted 7/07/16.
Question about your school tax bill? Your NYS Property Tax Rebate Check? Check our Schools Taxes Questions and Answers webpage... Posted 8/21/15.