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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.

Parents Q & A from Principal Chat and Open House Survey

Thank you to our parents for all their great questions at the Principal Chat and Open House Survey. Here is a Q&A. Have a question? Please attend the next Principal Chat on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library.

District Tests Water to Help Ensure Safe School

Wynantskill UFSD tested 53 water fixtures throughout the school on Sept. 20 as part of a new state regulation requiring all school districts test for lead. Read more.

First Day of School Photos

Here is a photo gallery of first day of school photos. Thank you to all the parents who shared their wonderful photos!

Video of Students Exiting School Bus on First Day

Here is a short video of students exiting the bus on the first day of school.

Kindergartners Get Ready for First Day of School

Kindergartners had an opportunity to ease their anxieties about the first day of school with the annual Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day. Students met their teachers, dropped off supplies, explored the school with a scavenger hunt, and took a quick ride on the school bus.

Welcome to Our New Staff!

Welcome to our new staff Kimberly Macica (kindergarten teacher aide), Amanda Barrett (grade 2 teaching assistant), Amanda Rich (grade 2 teacher aide) and Lyndy Sanger (kindergarten teacher)!

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Interested in Serving on Board of Education for One-Year Term?

Wynantskill UFSD is seeking a community member for the Board of Education to replace Katrina Dinan, who resigned at the Sept. 15 meeting. The individual who is selected for the seat will serve until May 16, 2017, when the term expires and the community elects an individual to a three-year term. If interested, please call the district office at 283-4600 ext. 14 by Friday, Sept. 30. Interviews will take place in early October with an appointment expected at the Oct. 20 Board meeting. Posted 9/20/16.


Parent Fliers webpageCheck Our Fliers That Go Home on Parent Fliers Webpage

To help ensure parents see fliers that go home with students, a new Parent Fliers webpage has been added as a link on the left side of the district website. Gardner-Dickinson will post fliers as they are sent home. Check it out here. Posted 9/23/16.


Please Put Student Names on Clothes to Help Missing Items

Main Office Secretary Kathy Fazioli would like to remind parents to please put their children’s name on their coats to help ensure they do not get lost. Thank you! Posted 9/19/16.

 


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.

 


Muscular Dystrophy Walk Information - Saturday, Oct. 8

Gardner-Dickinson faculty and staff are supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Siena College in Latham through parent Kim Demarest’s team “Sam Gompers.” If you would like to help raise money for the MDA please see this flier with information on how to purchase a T-shirt or join the walk. Posted 9/09/16.


Benefit for Sydney Davey - Sunday, Oct. 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A fundraiser to support student Sydney Davey will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hi-Way Recreation Bowling Center in Wynantskill. Cost is $20 per person. Posted 9/19/16.


Active Parenting NowRensselaer County Offers Comprehensive Parenting Classes

Rensselaer County is offering two comprehensive parenting classes this fall for parents and guardians with children between 5 and 12 years old. Classes meet on Tuesdays starting Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. More information. Posted 9/12/16.

 


Help Raise Money for Gardner-Dickinson with Colonie Center Receipts

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.


Free and Reduce Price LunchFree and Reduced Price Meal Information

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.


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