Biscuit the Paw Washing Dog Teaches Elementary Students Proper Hand Washing Techniques

Biscuit the Paw Washing Dog will visit several Des Moines elementary schools to teach students proper hand hygiene.

Assemblies will take place at:

Monday, January 23
1:15 p.m. Willard Elementary School, 2941 Dean Avenue

Tuesday, January 24
8:45 a.m. Perkins Elementary School, 4301 College Avenue
2:00 p.m. Hanawalt Elementary School, 225 56th Street

Wednesday, January 25
8:30 a.m. Capitol View Elementary School, 320 E. 16th Street

 Thursday, January 26
8:30 a.m. McKinley Elementary School, 1610 SE 6th Street
1:45 p.m. Studebaker Elementary School, 300 E. County Line Road

Biscuit the Paw Washing Dog is a mascot for Symmetry Soap Company and Buckeye International, Inc., manufacturers of a new foam soap being distributed throughout the school district. Their program for preschool through third grade students includes an interactive video titled What’s Wrong with This Picture? that emphasizes when students should wash or sanitize their hands. Students learn information about germs followed by proper hand wash­ing and hand sanitizing steps. At the end of the assembly, each student receives an “I Wash My Hands” sticker to remind them of the importance of hand hygiene.

Symmetry Hand washing Assemblies are strictly educational and help raise hand washing awareness among elemen­tary school students. The goal of these assemblies is to help elementary students develop good hand hygiene habits to use for the rest of their lives while having fun doing it. The program launched in March 2011, and continues to visit elementary schools throughout the United States.