week of respect week  of respect Week of Respect Kick-off George Washington welcomes Rutgers University Tennis Team Clap In 2018 Pennies for Puppies assembly on June 22, 2018. Pennies for Puppies assembly Former Hillside alumnus, Mr. Jerome Eben from JarmelKizel Architects and Engineers presented to our sixth graders for Architect Week.

"Congratulations to the Fifth Grade Honor Roll students" "Congratulations to the Sixth Grade Honor Roll students" West Windsor-Plainsboro School District students funded a George Washington School DonorsChoose grant as a Community Service Project. The eighth graders delivered $652.66 for art supplies.

NEHS Induction Ceremony School Year 2017-2018


October 22 - Wear your favorite superhero shirt - Be a HERO and say NO to drugs

October 23 - Wear your favorite socks - Let's sock it to DRUGS!

October 24 - Red Ribbon Assembly

October 25 - Wear your favorite hat - hjats off to good decisions

October 26 - Wear RED - Love yourself, be drug free!


Immunization Requirements



Dear Parents and Guardians,


The Health Department of NJ requires all sixth graders to have 2 immunizations. The immunizations are Tdap  and meningococcal vaccine after the student’s 11th birthday. These immunizations must be completed by November 2, 2018 or your child will be excluded from school until proof of immunization is provided. Any questions, please contact the George Washington school nurse at 908- 352-7664, extension 7441.


Thank you.


Dr. Sharon Ann Festante, Principal


principal deskDear George Washington Families, 

September was a great month in so many ways and so much has already been accomplished. I keep remarking how quickly the students settled in to learning and the routines. We will continue with our routines in school and it is important for you to continue to stress routines at home including a quiet place for homework, reading for enjoyment at least 15 minutes a night, getting ready for school the night before so the morning is not rushed, and finally getting a good night’s sleep. Working with your child to develop those routines so they are performed independently fosters self-sufficiency and is effective in providing them control over appropriate aspects of their lives. This is also developmentally appropriate for elementary aged children. 

Our Back-to-School Night was well attended and I thank you for your participation. We are doing great things at George Washington School. Our school is an exciting place to be, due to the dedicated staff whose common goal is to do what is best for students. The staff at George Washington is committed to academic excellence for children and high expectations for all students. The children work hard every day to master the required academic skills, as well as, all of the other ones necessary to be successful in life. Stop and talk to the children. They are eager to tell you what they are learning in class. The teachers plan and deliver instruction in a differentiated manner to ensure the successes of each student. We want our children to be good readers, writers, scientists, problem-solvers, and good citizens. 

I look forward to working with you to ensure a successful school year for your child. 


Dr. Sharon Ann Festante 


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George Washington report card

The George Washington report card will be distributed in December, March, and June. Students will receive a percentile grade (0 to 100) for major content areas. The major content areas are Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

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George Washington School 5th & 6th Grade Suggested School Supply Lists

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Pupil Conduct

“Contact Board Office if rules of pupil conduct are required in language other than English” 

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