School garden PTO Slam Dunk Basketball Camp Class of 2014 Students leave on last day of school A father enjoys the first dance with his daughter Students in Alice in Wonderland Students earn 2nd place in Anti-Bullying Poster Contest

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." Click here to 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! Click here to see photos…

Congratulations to Gardner-Dickinson School’s Newest Alumni

Gardner-Dickinson School held 8th Grade Graduation on June 20, celebrating the accomplishments of the school’s newest alumni. Congratulations to our students and good luck! Click here for more photos…

School Comes Together to Wish 8th Graders Good Luck

There were lots of hugs and more than a few tears on June 20 as 8th graders left Gardner-Dickinson School for the last day of school. As students took one last walk through the hallways, younger classmates, faculty and staff held signs wishing them luck. Click here for more photos…

Parents Enjoy Dance with Their Daughters and Sons

Gardner-Dickinson School held its last 8th Grade Dance of the school year on June 13, where fathers and mothers enjoyed the traditional first dance with their daughters and sons.

Drama Club Performs "Alice in Wonderland"

Gardner-Dickinson students in Drama Club performed "Alice in Wonderland" for classmates and the community on June 18. Great job!

Students Honored by Sheriff's Department for Anti-Bullying Poster

Congratulations to Joe Catone, Nicco Perrotti, Vincent Petitti, Bradley Willett and Austin Winchip who were honored by the Sheriff’s Department for a 2nd place award in an anti-bullying poster contest. “The art department received a check for $500 and their poster will be displayed on CDTA buses!” said teacher Jeanine Mitchell.

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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.


Supply Lists for 2014-15 School Year Available

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


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? Click here to 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. Click here for a fact sheet with more information.... 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.


Online Cafeteria Account Payment System to Be Updated

MySchoolBucks.com, the district’s online cafeteria account payment system, will be updated in August with a new design that will improve tablet and mobile phone access, provide more payment options and make it easier to manage accounts. All existing account information – including username/password and recurring payment automatic – will remain the same. Posted 6/10/14.


2014-15 School Day Calendar Available

The one-page 2014-15 school day calendar, which lists school days, holidays and recesses, is available by clicking here... Posted 4/29/14.


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