Every Friday morning our Wildcats gather together to honor our country and sing a patriotic song. We welcome our parents and community members to join us at 8:00 a.m. on the blacktop. Continue
George Washington Parent Teacher Club
The objectives of this club are:
President: Christina Banning
Executive Vice President: Ludi Vasquez
Vice President Fundraising: Monika Blair
Vice President Membership: Open
Secretary: Maggie Johnson
Treasurer: Bertha Castro
Auditor: Priscilla Spagnola
Parliamentarian: Katie Jay
Admin. Mr. Faith
Mrs. Banning-PTC President
"Happiness and moral
duty are inseparably
( 1st President, 1732 - 1799 )
3rd & 4th
Wildcat Nurse Pam applied for a grant and we WON!!
Elk Grove's Sharon Scott owner of “I Made It" & crew
Came to Washington Bridge and all of our students were able to make a plate and coaster.
Each plate was personalized to each student but followed the same pattern including the following food groups:
Protein, Grains, Fruits and Vegetables.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO NURSE PAM AND THE I MADE IT CREW
For giving our wildcats such a rewarding art project and experience we'll never forget!
Washington School Gives Back
held a Penny Drive
for the Miranda Family.
The Washington community opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to help a local family that tragically lost their lives at the corner of Ham Lane and Vine Street. Eden Miranda, age 9, is the only survivor of the terrible car crash that took his parents and 4 siblings. The children attended Heritage Elementary and Lodi Middle Schools in our district, and the family is being hailed as outstanding members of our community. We thank everyone that was able to gather their pennies, nickels, dimes, and dollars together to help Eden and his extended family. Together we raised $1000 that we know is desperately needed for all of the expenses. Thank you Wildcat families for all your kind thoughts and generous donations.
AAA Stands for:
Attendance Achievement & Attitude
Wildcats Learn Strong!!!
AAA 2nd Quarter Primary Winners!!!
AAA 2nd Quarter Intermediate Winners!!!
Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You'll also learn more about how you can support your child's learning and other helpful information.
Please be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible with your behavior online and offline.
LYRICS TO SING ALONG!
Pause and Think Online
Use your head to hold your hat, and your smarts will tell you where
From your head down to your toes, pause, think about it.
Use your heart to grow and grow and to give yourself a healthy glow
Use your arms to hug a pet and to keep your clothes from getting wet
Use your gut to store your food and to listen to its growling mood
So, think with your head
Use your legs to run and kick and to jump and bounce on a pogo stick
So, think with your head
Feel The Power
A Powerful Demonstration
with a Powerful Message
Feel The Power’s assembly program
uses feats of strength- bending steel bars,
breaking baseball bats- to captivate students.
Jon Pritikin uses humor and inspirational
stories to connect with students of all ages.
Having overcome a multitude of obstacles in the
area of self-esteem, and proving wrong all those who
Spoke the words “You Can’t” to him, Jon has a gift
For speaking to issues of self-worth and the value of
In the past 17 years, over 5 million people around the
World have heard his motivational message.
Anti-bullying Assemblies with Steve Granada
2013-2014 School Year Calendars
Get Ready to Shakeout!
October 17, 2013
Great California Shakeout!!!
On October 17, 2013, Lodi Unified School District will participate in the 2013 Great California ShakeOut™. Last year more than 19.4 million people were registered in Shakeout drills worldwide. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover from damaging earthquakes. Fires started after or during an earthquake can more than double the losses caused by the shaking alone, and may overwhelm the capacity of fire departments to respond. Everyone should have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it and know how to prevent fires from starting (for example, by properly strapping your water heater so that it doesn’t fall over and rupture gas lines).
The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
Step 1: Secure Your Space – secure your space by identifying your hazards and securing moveable items.
Step 2: Plan to Be Safe – plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and identifying communication needs.
Step 3: Organize Disaster Supplies- organize disaster supplies in convenient locations. Twice yearly, review the Disaster Supply inventory ensuring that nothing is missing and/or out of date.
Step 4: Safeguard Your Finances – safeguard your finances by strengthening your property and considering insurance.
Step 5: Drop, Cover and Hold On- Drop, Cover and Hold On when the ground shakes.
Step 6: Improve Safety – improve safety by helping the injured, preventing further damage and evacuating from tsunami zones.
Step 7: Reconnect and Restore – restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community.
Washington Wildcats Thank Lodi Fire Department
Lodi Fire gives our
a nice Safety Presentation
Devlin Washington's Facility Dog
He's from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), who gives highly trained service dogs to people with special needs, free of charge.
He is called a Facility dog, which is a service dog who works in facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, therapy settings, classrooms & libraries.
Devlin's main job, besides being a comfort and friend to the special-ed students, is to be a "bridge" between general-ed & special-ed students.
Kids are drawn to Devlin when he is with a special needs child, which sets up a nice situation for interaction / socialization between the students.
Devlin knows about 40 commands, his newest job at school, being to carry the key to the gate at the bussing area, so we can unlock it to load the busses. He then carries the key back to classroom.
He also listens to students read. He is a non-judgmental listener helping kids build their confidence to read out loud. On Tuesday & Thursday, Mrs. Nitschke sends 2 readers to sit on Devlin's sofa to read to Devlin.
Devlin is used as reinforcement for some kids who chose him as their reward for good behavior.
They will work for time spent with Devlin. They can play ball, read to him, pet or groom him during their time with him.
Devlin has about 15 costumes that he likes to wear on special occasions. Every 2 months, he makes visits into the classrooms with special stories to read and sharing of information about himself and dogs in general. Kids always have lots of good questions of me, his handler.
Every year he has had a birthday party at Washington, with Ellie our cook, providing cake for all.
Devlin loves to swim in the pool and fetch tennis balls. When he's not working, he is at home with Mrs. Huggett, being a wonderful pet dog.
Here We Are!
Lodi, CA 95240
Friendly Faces in the Office:
The picture on the top of this page is taken of the front lawn of the school. We're located on the north side of Lockeford St., and we're a block to the east of Ham Lane. The school office is just inside the front main door. Come visit us!
Please call us if your student is not in school.
are proud to be a
Bully Free Zone!
The G.R.E.A.T. program:
Gang Resistance Education and Training Program.
Is a federally funded program is in its 3rd year and has been adopted by George Washington Elementary.
This G.R.E.A.T.program is teaching our wildcats how to manage their anger, respect their community and avoid joining a gang.