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
"Happiness and moral
duty are inseparably
( 1st President, 1732 - 1799 )
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.
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 Twice yearly, review the Disaster Supply inventory ensuring that nothing is missing and/or out of date.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.
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.