Spirit Week!

Gardner-Dickinson Spirit Week!

Monday – Valentine’s Day – Show Heart!
Wear red or pink

Tuesday – 100th Day of School – Your Future is So Bright!
Wear sunglasses

Wednesday – Sports Training!
Wear your favorite team attire

Thursday – Together as a Team We Win!
Wear red, white, and blue

Friday – Go for the Gold and Cold!
Wear your winter gear and we will go outside for extra fun


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Grad featured in STEM High School at HVCC video

Wynantskill UFSD students can now choose to attend the Questar III STEM High School on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College. Watch a video featuring Hailey Wagner, one of our recent graduates, to learn more or visit https://www.questar.org/education/ptech-echs/. This small high school provides students with the opportunity to explore the fields of computer information systems, engineering, environmental science and health science. Students can earn up to 63 college credits at no cost while earning their high school diploma. Families interested in this program should contact Amy Murphy as soon as possible.

Join us for Kids Day on Feb. 19

Hello GD Families,

The UAlbany Great Danes Men’s Basketball team is sponsoring a Kids day on February 19, 2022 at 4 p.m. on their home turf at the SEFCU Arena located on campus.

Tickets for kids are FREE. Tickets for adults are $8. Gardner Dickinson has reserved a section so that our GD families can cheer on the Great Danes together!  Please mention that you are with GD at the BOX OFFICE to be seated in section 500.

We hope to flood the Great Danes with a sea of ROYAL support!

If you would like to arrange parking in advance please see the link below:


Honor Rolls

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Wynantskill UFSD is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the Second Marking Period. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

High Honors

Grade 7

  • Briana Armstrong
  • Jackson Belokopitsky
  • Abigal Boomhower
  • Liam Casey
  • Gianna Corina
  • Juliana Dinardo
  • Jesse Graiff
  • Ethan Hirokawa
  • Austin Oliver
  • Gianna Palmer
  • Cooper Mack
  • Reese Mahoney
  • Tyler James Mercado
  • Jacoby Muldoon
  • Mya Reed
  • Freya Seebald
  • Isabel Strang
  • Bailey Vincent
  • Andrew Williams

High Honors

Grade 8

  • Gabriel Bentley
  • Raymond Lin
  • Jackson Murray
  • Vanessa Quinn
  • Adelia Saddlemire
  • Winston Smith
  • Colby Vincent


Grade 7

  • Taylor Arienti
  • Isabella Bonaquisti
  • Jayden Denny
  • Nadia Mulinio
  • Sarah O’Brien
  • Lilian Pulcher
  • Logan Rodriguez
  • Nathaniel Ryan
  • Skye Sage
  • Johnny Wang


Grade 8

  • Michael Carey III
  • Kathryn Gilooly
  • Terry Mackenzie
  • Brynn Mahoney
  • Deja Nicholson
  • Calleigh Niver
  • Madison Schmidt
  • Susan Zakarka




Update on masks, test kits

Today, Governor Hochul announced that, while the indoor mask mandate for business will end tomorrow, masks will still be required in certain settings, including schools.

In early March, the state will make an assessment on mask protocols in schools based on the latest metrics. This includes cases per 100K, percent positivity, hospital admissions, pediatric hospitalizations, vaccinations, and global trends. The state is currently drafting proposed guidelines (if the mask mandate were to end) based on feedback from state education groups.

The Governor also indicated that test kits will be sent to students prior to the winter break. These test kits are to be used as a screening tool to be used prior to returning to school on Monday, February 28.

In order to accommodate our families, Wynantskill UFSD will be sending a bag with 2 kits home per student in their backpacks on Wednesday, February 16th. If you would prefer that we do not send the kits home with your child, please let us know by calling the main office at 518-283-4600. 

Thank you,

Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD

G-D celebrates Two’s Day

Gardner-Dickinson celebrated Two’s Day yesterday as a school community, including Twin Day by grade level. This included Pre-K/4th Grade wearing red, Kindergarten/5th Grade wearing orange, 1st Grade/6th Grade wearing yellow, 2nd Grade/7th Grade wearing green and 3rd Grade/8th Grade wearing blue.


Valentine’s Day project deadline extended


With the impending snowstorm tomorrow, we are extending the due date for Valentine’s cards to Monday, February 7.  Stock up on or pull out the crafting supplies – valentines cards would be a great cozy day activity!

Don’t forget our essential workers!  Let’s spread the love and kindness to the nurses at Van Rensselaer too!  💖.

Please leave Valentine’s cards loose (not in envelopes).  Thank you all so much for your amazing caring and compassion!