Student at Field Day

Field Day Information

Gardner-Dickinson School will celebrate Field Day Tuesday, June 25 (rain date is Wednesday, June 26). Here is helpful information for parents.

Pre-K through Grade 5
  • Please make sure your child wears their bathing suit to school under their clothes so they will not have to change as soon as they get here.
  • Students are encouraged to wear ANY color G-D Spirit Wear or blue and white to show their school pride.
  • We suggest your child also bring extra dry clothes, water shoes, a towel, water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Please make sure to apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive at school.
  • Field Day events will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will include water slides, relay races and several fitness activities including a tug-of-war, class vs class competition held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • If you plan to attend Field Day, please make sure to sign in at the tent by the entrance to the parking lot. Also, be sure to sign your child out at the end of the day at the same tent.
  • Feel free to join us for a picnic lunch at the cost of $2.90 for a child and $4.37 for adults.
Grades 6-8
  • To provide Middle School students an experience different from their past six or more Field Days, Grades 6-8 will take a field trip to Grafton Lakes State Park for Field Day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Students should bring a bagged lunch, a bathing suit, sunscreen and a towel (if they plan to swim).
  • A variety of games and activities are planned to make it a fun day no matter a student’s interest.
Student wearing tie-dyed shirt

Spirit Days at Gardner-Dickinson

Student wearing tie-dyed shirt

Gardner-Dickinson School will celebrate the end of the school year with Spirit Days beginning Friday, June 14.

  • Friday, June 14 – Red, White & Blue Day – Show your patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue.
  • Monday, June 17 – Mix & Match Monday – Mix and match patterns and colors. The more mixed up the better.
  • Tuesday, June 18 – Tie-Dyed Tuesday – Wear tie-dyed shirts, socks, shorts, etc.
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Favorite Sports Team Day – Wear your favorite team’s colors, jerseys or gear.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Throwback Thursday – Wear clothes styles from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
  • Friday, June 21 – Fancy Friday – Dress to impress.
  • Monday, June 24 – Crazy Socks Day – Wear your craziest looking socks.
  • Tuesday, June 25 – GD Wear for Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Wild West Wednesday – Wear cowboy boots, plaid shirts or bandannas.
  •  Thursday, June 27 – Half-Day Hat Day – Wear your hat for the last day of school.
Wynantskill UFSD

Grade Level Changes for 2019-20

Below is a list of teaching assignments for 2019-20, including some changes.

While specific teacher requests can not be accommodated, please contact Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon with any questions.


  • Jacquelyn Glaz
  • Jennifer Kelleher

First Grade

  • Kaelyn Madelone
  • Jamie O’Brien

Second Grade

  • Gina Mahoney
  • Keli Pautler

Third Grade

  • Lauren Curran
  • Bethany Wallace

Fourth Grade

  • Kristin Gilooly
  • Kathleen Cronin

Fifth Grade

  • Daniel DiSotto
  • Laura Horacek

Sixth Grade

  • Samantha Swart
  • Karin Carmody

Seventh/Eighth Grade Team

  • Matthew Lutz – Social Studies/Technology
  • Rebecca Delaney – English Language Arts
  • Martha Ryan – Science
  • Therese Bucher – Math
  • Lisa Hancock – Foreign Language/FACS


  • Peter Mesh – Math
  • Timothy Flannery – Math
  • Judith Dutton – Reading
  • Katie Sheehan – Reading
Field Day

Gr. 6-8 Heads to Grafton for Field Day

To create a new experience for our older students, Grades 6-8 will take a field trip to Grafton Lakes State Park for Field Day on Tuesday, June 25 (rain date Wednesday, June 26).

“We talked with our older students about Field Day and they really wanted something different. Our Middle School Planning Team spent months coming up with a day full of fun activities that we think our students will enjoy no matter their interest. It should be a fun day!” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon.

More info in this parent letter.