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.

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 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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Food allergies graphic

Food Allergy Information for Families

Food allergies graphic

Dear Gardner-Dickinson families,

To help ensure a healthy and safe environment for all our students, we want to let parents know that homemade snacks will no longer be allowed for school parties or as shared snacks. We are sorry for any inconvenience but food allergies impact almost every grade in our school and this precaution will help keep our students safe.

If you would like to send snacks to be shared, please send store bought items that are sealed and have an ingredient label so we can check for possible food allergies. You may still send homemade treats in with your student for lunch as long as they are not shared items. The exception to this would be if a child with a severe allergy has been identified in your child’s classroom.

If your child has a food-related allergy or sensitivity, please make sure to let School Nurse Tricia Gibbs know by calling 518-283-4600 ext. 18. Ms. Gibbs can also answer any questions you may have.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience but food allergies are a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition. One in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room in this country. Please help us create a positive school environment for our students where they feel safe.


Dr. Thomas Reardon