Students listened to guest reader Lori Audi encourages students to try fruits and vegetables Health, Wellness & Safety Festival Fire Prevention Day Community comes together for MDA walk Kindergartners learn about apples Elks Club gives books to students Faculty cook breakfast for students Students read to other students

Family and Friends Encourage Kindergartners to Read

Kindergarten's First Friday Read-In was a great success with family and friends visiting classrooms to read their favorite stories. "Our turnout was amazing!" said Teacher Gina Mahoney. "The children were captivated by our family's love of literacy!" If you would like to attend the next First Friday Read-In, please contact Ms. Mahoney or Ms. Sanger. More photos.

Stickers Help Encourage Students to Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

To encourage students to eat healthier, Food Service Director Lori Audi is rewarding kindergartners and first graders with stickers. "If they try a fruit or vegetable, they get a sticker," explained Ms. Audi. "They love the stickers and it's a way to encourage them to try new foods and eat healthy." Ms. Audi noted that the Food Service program is offering more fresh fruit and vegetables this year. She estimated 90% of the fruit and half of the vegetables served are fresh.

Community Enjoys Health, Wellness & Safety Festival

Families enjoyed fun activities and learned important information from local agencies such as the Sheriff's Department, YMCA and area dentists at the 3rd Annual Health, Wellness & Safety Festival on Oct. 13. Thank you to all the organizations that came out to make the festival a success!

Wynantskill Fire Department Teaches Students Fire Safety

Thank you to the Wynantskill Fire Department for teaching our students about fire safety at the annual Fire Prevention Day on Oct. 13.

Community Comes Together to Support Students

The Wynantskill community showed amazing support for its school and students on Columbus Day weekend. On Oct. 8, more than 50 people gathered for a Muscular Dystrophy Walk at Siena College. On Oct. 9, families enjoyed bowling at Hi-Way Recreation Bowling Center to support student Sydney Davey. Thank you so much for your wonderful support!

Kindergartners Learn About Apples in Science Class

Kindergartners recently enjoyed learning about apples in science class before ending their lessons with a homemade apple sauce taste test. "We completed sinking/floating activities with apples, labeled all parts of the apple, made an apply glyph, and found out the surprise shape inside the apple when cut in half horizontally!" said Teacher Gina Mahoney. More photos.

Troy Lodge of Elks Donate Books to Students

For the 6th year in a row, 3rd and 5th graders received dictionaries and thesauruses from the Troy Lodge of Elks 141 on Sept. 29. "We go out in the community and help out. This is what the Elks Club is all about, helping people," said Walter Hughes. "It's a pleasure to come up here and see you each year." Thank you so much to the Troy Lodge of Elks for visiting our schools and for your generosity to our students! More photos.

Faculty & Staff Cook Breakfast for Gr. 6-8 to Kick Off SWAG

Faculty and staff cooked breakfast for Gr. 6-8 students on Sept. 30 to kick off this year's SWAG (Success, Willpower, Attitude and Goals) Program. SWAG was started last year as a way to recognize students through individual notes of praise and a collective activity once per quarter for students who make a SWAG contribution to the Middle School. More photos.

1st Graders Share Their Writing with 4th Grade Buddies

First graders had an opportunity to share their writing with their 4th grade buddies on Sept. 28. "We just finished launching the Writing Workshop in our class and the students chose one writing piece that they wrote over the past three weeks to publish," explained teacher Bethany Wallace. "The students were so proud of their work and to share it at our Publishing Celebration!" More photos.


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Board of Education Approves Tax Exemption for Veterans

Veterans in the district will be eligible for a new partial property tax exemption next year after the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the exemption at its Oct. 20 meeting. "Our Board was pleased to provide this exemption for the veterans in our community as a way to thank them for their past and continuing sacrifices for our country," said President Andrew Lanesey. Read more. Posted 10/21/16.

Friday Night Out Event for All Students – Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Parents have organized a series of Friday Night Out events this year that will provide a movie, board games and childcare as a fundraiser for the Grade 8 class trip to Washington, DC. The first event will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the school gym. The movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks" will be shown and pizza and a drink will be served. Cost is $10 per student. A permission slip with more info is available here. Posted 10/19/16.

Gardner-Dickinson Joins Coats for Kids Drive

Gardner-Dickinson is participating in the Coats for Kids drive to help ensure all children have a coat for the colder months ahead. New or gently used child-sized coats can be dropped off at Gardner-Dickinson until Nov. 7. Coats will be brought to Colonie Center to be donated and also qualify Gardner-Dickinson for additional points in the School Bucks program. More info. Posted 10/20/16.

School Practices Lockdown Drill to Keep Students Safe

We want to let our families know that Gardner-Dickinson practiced a lock down drill the morning of Oct. 4. The drill was completely precautionary and provided us an opportunity to practice keeping our students safe in the event of an emergency. We would like to thank the North Greenbush Police Department for their assistance with the drill. Here is a parent letter with more details about drills we practice that will be going home today. Posted 10/04/16.

PTO October Newsletter

Here is the Wynantskill PTO's October newsletter. Thanks for all you do for our students! Posted 10/04/16.

Help Raise Money for Gardner-Dickinson with Colonie Center Receipts

Gardner-Dickinson is currently in 6th place in the Colonie Center School Bucks program, which provides funding to local schools. “Please keep turning those Colonie Center receipts into the main office. Every dollar counts!” said organizer Erica Quinn. Thanks to the Wynantskill PTO for coordinating these efforts! Posted 10/20/16.

School Taxes: Q&ASchool Taxes: Questions and Answers

School tax bills will be mailed this week. To help answer common questions, please see our Taxes Q & A webpagePosted 8/30/16.


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