Health Office - Miss Gibbs

School Physicals Provided on Oct. 28

The school physician will be in the Health Office Monday, Oct. 28 at 9:00 a.m. for any student who needs a physical. This includes physicals for sports.

Please contact School Nurse Tricia Gibbs by Wednesday, Oct. 23 to sign your child up.

If you have not submitted a required physical for your child (grades K, 1, 3, 5 or 7) or notified Ms. Gibbs of an appointment date, they will be put on this list.

Please call Ms. Gibbs at 518-283-4600 ext. 18. Thank you.

Student with parent

Seeking Veterans for School Celebration

Family at Veterans Day Celebration

Wynantksill UFSD will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration Friday, Nov. 8 at 9:00 a.m.

This school-wide program will last approximately 45 minutes and includes music and presentations in the school gym.

A breakfast reception for our veterans will immediately follow in the school cafeteria.

If you are a veteran or know someone in our community who is, please encourage them to attend. We would be honored to have them in attendance.

To RSVP, please call Sharon Hillis at 518-283-4600 ext. 14 or email her.

Students with fire department mascot

Fire Prevention Day

Firefighter with student

The Wynantskill Fire Department helped students stay safe Oct. 9 as they visited Gardner-Dickinson School for the annual Fire Prevention Day.

The morning started with a fire drill, which firefighters complimented students for evacuating the school so quickly. Firefighters then shared safety reminders such as having a home safety plan, the importance of having working smoke alarms, and how to stop, drop and roll.

Thank you for visiting our school and helping keep our students safe!

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Author Eric Litwin sings with student

Author Inspires Students with Visit

Author Eric Litwin visits students

Eric Litwin, author of books series such as Pete the Cat, The Nuts and Groovy Joe, had students singing, dancing and laughing on Oct. 7 during his visit to Gardner-Dickinson School.

“We can make reading the most fun thing in the world. Sound good?” Mr. Litwin asked students who roared with approval.

Thank you so much for visiting our school and inspiring our students!

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Video of students welcoming Mr. Litwin.

Students study streams

8th Graders Conduct Stream Research

Students study streamsA hands-on activity in science class challenged 8th graders to make observations and predictions about how water flows through soil.

Teacher Martha Ryan used a stream table in class to engage students and practice science research.

“We are modeling how water formed the Grand Canyon as the Colorado River flowed through the Colorado Plateau,” Ms. Ryan told students.

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Students write

Students Get Creative With Help from Guest

Students write

Students were excited to create their own stories and art Sept. 26 when guest Tammy Robinson, founder and managing editor of Skribblers Magazine Inc., visited Gardner-Dickinson.

Ms. Robinson explained how students could submit stories and artwork to the magazine, which features work by students. She then led sessions where students brainstormed and started writing stories or drew pictures.

Thank you for encouraging our students’ creativity today!

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