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Students Learning in School Library

Library Media Specialist Linda Fecura has provided highlights of what students are learning in the school library this year…

Students Learn Research and Presentation Skills

Eighth graders Joseph Catone and Austin Winchip learned research and presentation skills by collecting data on the distance from planets to the sun. “Once they collected the data, they expressed their lengths in scientific notation and created a visual,” explained Teacher Sarah Sepp. “It was a great project to end our unit on Scientific Notation.”

6th Graders Learn About Ecosystems

To help 6th graders learn about ecosystems, students played Food Web War. After learning about the energy pyramid and food webs, students played a card game to make the lesson more engaging. “Whoever had the organism that was higher on the energy pyramid won the hand,” explained Teacher Sam Swart. View photos...

Families Enjoy Kindergarten Social

Kindergarten families enjoyed an evening of crafts, snacks and fun at the Kindergarten Social on Oct. 17. Thank you to the Wynantskill PTO and all our volunteers for organizing such a great event!

Hands-On Activity Teaches Math

To help 2nd graders learn place values, teachers Karin Carmody and Kate Cronin came up with a fun hands-on activity that helped students learn the concept that serves as a foundation for their math learning. Read more...

4th Graders Learn About Electricity

Fourth graders learned about electricity as part of their science unit this year by experimenting on what materials would conduct electricity. “This type of hands-on activity really engages the students and helps all types of learners by getting them excited about science,” explained teacher Kristin Gilooly. Read more…

CALENDAR

Community Invited to Health, Safety and Wellness Fair – Thursday, Oct. 30

Gardner-Dickinson School will host a free Health, Safety and Wellness Harvest Festival for the entire community on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend. There will be a variety of booths with health information and activities, including fitness classes, a flu shot clinic, information about local health services and more. A flyer with more details is available here... If you would like to volunteer or have a suggestion for the Wellness Fair, please e-mail School Nurse Tricia Gibbs or call her at 283-4600 ext. 18. Posted 10/02/14.


Capital Project Proposed; No Impact On Local Taxes

The Wynantskill UFSD is planning a Capital Project that would improve instructional space and address school infrastructure needs with no impact on taxes. A community vote on the Capital Project is expected to take place in December. A newsletter providing details about the Capital Project will be mailed to all community members in November. Read more… Posted 10/16/14.


District Newsletter Available

The Wynantskill UFSD mailed a newsletter to our community the week of Oct. 20. A pdf of the newsletter is available... Posted 10/16/14.


PTO Night Out Fundraiser – Friday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Wynantskill PTO will hold a PTO Night Out fundraiser at Paolo Lombardi’s restaurant on Friday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person (adults only) with a buffet including chicken marsala, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmesan, tossed salad and more. Reservations required by Thursday, Oct. 30. A registration form with more details is available… Posted 10/20/14.


Students Need Current Physical on File to Play Basketball

Any student who would like to try out for basketball this November will need to have a valid physical (dated Nov. 10, 2013 or after) on file in the Health Office. If you have concerns whether your child’s physical is valid, please ask your child to check with the school nurse or call Ms. Gibbs at 283-4600 ext. 18. A doctor from Riverview Pediatrics will perform physicals for anyone who needs one at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the school health office. Please let Ms. Gibbs know if your child will need to be scheduled for a physical that day. Thank you. Posted 10/06/14.


School Taxes: Questions and Answers

Question about your school tax bill? Your NYS Property Tax Rebate Check? Check our Schools Taxes Questions and Answers webpage... Posted 9/02/14.


Precautionary Information for Parents About Enterovirus EV-D68

At the recommendation of the NYS Health Department, we would like to advise parents about the signs of enterovirus EV-D68, a respiratory illness that has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York including the Capital Region. Precautions include following the same common sense steps to prevent flu and other contagious illnesses. Read more… Posted 9/16/14.


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