Teachers Bethany Wallace and Sarah Sepp (left to right) School garden PTO Slam Dunk Basketball Camp

Gardner-Dickinson School Welcomes New Teachers

Gardner-Dickinson School welcomes two new teachers for the 2014-15 school year, 1st Grade Teacher Bethany Wallace and Special Education Teacher Sarah Sepp. Welcome!

Volunteers Help Make School Garden Grow

The school garden is looking great due to the help of volunteers. "We encourage families to come in over the summer and check it out," said teacher Peter Mesh. "If you’ve got a little bit of time, helping with weeding is greatly appreciated, and, as payment, you are welcome to bring some of the harvest back to your dinner table." Read more…

Students Enjoy PTO's Slam Dunk Basketball Camp

The PTO’s Slam Dunk Basketball Camp was a hit with 50 students enjoying a week at Gardner-Dickinson School in July, learning basketball basics from Bishop Maginn High School Coach Rich Gilooly. Thank you to the PTO for organizing this event for our students! View photos…

CALENDAR

District Calendar Available in .pdf Format

The 2014-15 district calendar will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Download a .pdf of the calendar... Posted 8/05/14.


PTO Hosts Back to School Social – Tuesday, August 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Wynantskill PTO will sponsor a Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us on the Gardner-Dickinson playground to hang out with old friends, make new friends, volunteer for PTO events and enjoy treats and drinks provided by the Wynantskill PTO. The event is open to all incoming K-8 students and their families. Please no drop-offs; parents must supervise students. Posted 8/05/14.


Falls Sports Paperwork Due - Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fall sports paper work is due Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Posted 8/21/14.


Supply Lists for 2014-15 School Year Available

Suggested supply lists for 2014-15 school year are available... Posted 7/08/14.


Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Wynantskill UFSD is seeking substitute school bus drivers. Individuals must have a clean license and the ability to meet a physical performance test. Training is available but a Class B license with P and S endorsement is preferred. If interested, please contact Transportation Supervisor Bonnie Cole by e-mail or by calling (518) 283-4600 ext. 25. Posted 8/019/14.


Graduation Photos Can Be Picked Up in Main Office

Graduation photos for the Class of 2014 can be picked up in the main office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Posted 7/31/14.


Applications Available for Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Did you know your child may be able to qualify for a free or reduced price lunch or breakfast at school? download a parent letter and application form about the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program... This program is completely confidential. Please note, if you have participated in the program previously, you still need to fill out an application for the 2014-15 school year. Applications can be submitted anytime during the school year. Posted 7/10/14.


Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program

This fall, homeowners in Wynantskill UFSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because Wynantskill UFSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. more information is available here.... Posted 7/17/14.


Elementary School Day Extended 10 Minutes for 2014-15

Starting in September, the Elementary School day will be extended 10 minutes to allow recess time for students during the middle of the day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. instead of 2:15 p.m. The start and end times of the school day will remain the same for Middle School students. Posted 7/08/14.


Sign Your Child Up for School Banking Program

This year, Gardner-Dickinson school bankers made 364 transactions this school year totaling more than $3,050. If you are interested in having your child participate in the school banking program, please e-mail Sue Czubek. Posted 6/16/14.


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