Troy Lodge of Elks 141 donates books to students Students pose for each other in art class Students with projects Veggies from school garden North Greenbush Town Fair run First day of school photo Times Union covers Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day Kindergarteners take their first school bus ride

Troy Lodge of Elks Donates Books to Students

Third and fifth graders received dictionaries and thesauruses from the Troy Lodge of Elks 141 this morning, something the organization does every year for Gardner-Dickinson students. “These are great educational tools that will help you build your vocabulary,” explained Walter Hughes. “You learn to read and you read to learn. That’s very important.” Thank you to the Troy Lodge of Elks for your generosity! View more photos…

Kindergarteners Learn About Figure Drawing in Art Class

Kindergarteners learned about figure drawing in art class by posing for each other while their classmates drew them. “It was a fun way to engage students, particularly near the end of the day,” explained Art Teacher Jeanine Mitchell. View more photos...

Students Earn Awards for Health Projects About Stress and Self-Esteem

Congratulations to Nikkita Alcombright, Gavin Bonesteel, Ryleigh Haynes, Caitlin Kelley, Patrick Leinfelder, Austin Millette, Alexis Nash, Kevin Pangburn and Madison Rifenberick who won second place awards at the Schaghticoke Fair this summer for projects they made in Health Class about stress and self-esteem!

Students Enjoy Fresh Vegetables Grown in School Garden

Gardner-Dickinson students enjoyed fresh vegetables at lunch thanks to the school garden. Teacher Peter Mesh organized the garden project behind the school which students helped plant. Thank you to Mr. Mesh and volunteers who helped tend the garden, particularly Janet Bodine who worked on it almost daily over the summer!

Parents and Students Participate in North Greenbush Town Fair Runs

A number of Gardner-Dickinson students and parents participated in the 1 mile or 5K run at the North Greenbush Town Fair in September. Congratulations to everyone who participated! A photo gallery is available…

Parents Share Photos of 1st Day of School

Thank you to the parents who sent photos of the first day of school for our community to enjoy!

Times Union Covers Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day

Thank you to the Times Union for sending photographer Lori Van Buren to cover our Kindergarten Supply Drop Off Day on Sept. 2 for an article with photos.

Kindergarteners Visit School to Help Ease Concerns

Dozens of kindergarteners got a chance to ease their first day of school anxieties by attending the annual Kindergarten Supply Drop Off on Sept. 2. Students met their teachers, dropped off school supplies in their classrooms and took a quick ride on the school bus as their parents helped reassure them.


Gr. 5-8 Parent Math Night – Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Gardner-Dickinson School will offer a Grades 5-8 Parent Math Night on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about expectations for math and how they can help their children. Posted 9/29/14.

Capital Project to Be Discussed at Board of Education Meeting –Thursday, Oct. 2

The Board of Education will meet Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the school library. Anyone interested in learning more about the Capital Project is encouraged to attend as a financial consultant will discuss the project cost and architects will present the latest update. An enrollment study will also be presented. A meeting agenda is available… Posted 10/01/14.

School Taxes: Questions and Answers

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

Information on NYS Property Tax Rebate Checks

Within the next month, 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.... Posted 9/25/14.

Volunteer Application Form Available

To help ensure the safety of our students, all volunteers in the school must fill out a Volunteer Application form... We apologize for any inconvenience but this is a standard school practice to ensure the school knows who is in the building during the school day. Thank you. Posted 9/23/14.

Introducing the Gardner-Dickinson Bowling League - Starts Sept. 30

The Gardner-Dickinson Bowling League will run every Tuesday with two sessions to choose from. Session one runs Sept. 30 to Dec. 16. Session two runs Jan. 13 to Mar. 31. The school will provide bus transportation to Highway Recreation for league participants. Download a sign-up sheet here... Posted 9/18/14.

Help Your Child Learn to Save With CAPCOM School Banking Program - Starts Oct. 1

Last year Gardner-Dickinson School students deposited more than $3,000 at school alone! Signing up is easy! School Banking parent volunteers at your school have applications. You can also enroll online or by calling (518) 458-2195. Email the PTO with any questions. Posted 9/18/14.

School Picture Day - Tuesday, Oct. 14

Gardner-Dickinson school pictures will be taken Tuesday, Oct. 14. Informational packets will be sent home with all students. If you are interested in volunteering to help with school pictures, please e-mail Sue Czubek or call 580-1265. Posted 9/23/14.

PTO Organizes Kindergarten Social - Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Wynantskill PTO will hold a Kindergarten Social on Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Activities will include fall crafts, ice cream, snacks and fun. Families are asked to bring a snack (fruit, cookies, cupcakes, juice boxes, apples) to share. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 15 with the number of people attending and what item you will bring by e-mailing Kyle Belokopitsky (Mrs. Mahoney's class) or Leslie Armstrong (Mrs. Moak's class). Posted 9/18/14.

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.

Architect Provides Preliminary Presentation on Capital Project

On Sept. 10, the Board of Education and community members heard a preliminary presentation about a Capital Project for Gardner-Dickinson School that would have no impact on taxes. Major elements of the preliminary plan include adding classroom space for K-5 and a pre-kindergarten program, creating a stage off the gym, installing solar panels on the school roof at no cost to the district, and addressing infrastructure needs. Read more... Posted 9/11/14.

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