Wiggin Street Parent Update

October 8, 2021

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Better Together


As evidenced in the video above, our students have great character and are "Rooted in Respect". Students in each lunch period celebrated students that were pulled out of the jar of Character Cards with a cheer. Thanks to Ms. Waugh for being a great Cheerleader!

This was Homecoming Spirit Week, and the kids enjoyed showing their spirit with tie-dye, jerseys, and some even pulled out their orange and black for picture day today.

Hope you enjoy this update with lots of fun pictures from our week and artwork. Also, there are lots of happenings in October at Wiggin Street, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Have a great weekend!



3rd Grade YES Concert: Jack and the Gentle Giant

Our 3rd grade students traveled to the Memorial Theater this week to see a puppet show, Jack and the Gentle Giant. The website for program information can be found here.
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Not Too Late to Order Pictures!

If you would still like to order pictures, it's not too late! Just go to HRImaging.com to order.

Cross Curricular Fall Artwork

4th Grade learned about the Mexican Holiday, El dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) and created some fun skeleton artwork and watched the Disney movie Coco.
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Great Apple Crunch Event

Apples will be distributed on October 14th to each individual classroom for “Apple Crunch” pictures to be taken!

Thrive Kids Update

Thrive Kids with Coach Hannah

When we decide to do something hard or are working towards a goal, we often run into obstacles. At Thrive Kids, we want to teach youth to be ready for these obstacles and to have a plan to overcome them. This week’s mindset focus was helping the students to come up with a plan for what to do when an obstacle got in their way. Then, we practiced it by doing a fun, high-speed partner workout that raised their heart rate and got them moving!

Weekly Before School Movement Activity

10 jumps 1 foot

20 jumps 2 feet

30 jumping jacks

40 high knees

*Say: I can do hard things!*

See you Thursday, October 14th, at 8:15am!

Coach Hannah

*If your child is interested in joining Thrive Kids, please email hannahkelling@gmail.com for a permission slip or stop by the office!*

Friends of Wiggin Street

Shoutout to the volunteers that toughed it out in the pouring rain during Mumkin pick-up! We truly appreciate your dedication to our students.

PTO Update:

Thank you to those who attended the FOWS meeting Tuesday. The minutes can be found on the district website.

Jenn Grassbaugh

Pumpkins on Parade

We are currently collecting craft items for our Pumpkins on Parade Craft Night. If you have items to donate, please send them in a bag to school before Oct. 26th. Beginning at 6 pm, your family is invited to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the front lawn to decorate a pumpkin. Each child or family needs to bring their own pumpkin and Friends of Wiggin Street will provide decorations and snacks. Parents are expected to stay with their children and help them to create a boo-tiful pumpkin creation. The event will last from 6-7 pm.
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Fall Harvest Parade and Parties

We are excited for our Parade and Parties on October 29th! Children are invited to participate in our annual costume parade. The parade will begin at 2:15 with parties following. The exception is 3rd grade who has a party before the parade due to specials from 2:45-3:30.

Costumes should come to school in a bag and children should be able to get in and out of their costumes easily. (If you feel your child needs help with his/her costume, please contact the classroom teacher.) Please make sure that there are no scary costumes because of our younger students. There should be no Halloween masks, but protective masks due to the Pandemic are optional, since students will be outside. No pretend weapons of any kind are permitted at school even as a part of the costume. Please save those for trick-or-treat night.

We ask parents not to pass out treats along the route. Any treats brought to school for the class parties must be individually wrapped.

3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing

On October 26 and 27, 3rd grade students will take the Fall administration of the state English Language Arts Assessment. In case of absence, the make up day will be Oct. 28. The test will take place between 9:30-11:30 on these days. We would ask that you please not schedule any special appointments for these dates.

Upcoming Important Dates

Click here for the 2021-22 Mount Vernon City School District Calendar


13 YES Concert-Grade 5

13 First Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

14 YES Concert- Grade 2

14 End of 1st 9 weeks

14 Great Apple Crunch

15 Teacher Inservice (No School)

19 YES Concert-Grade 4

22 Report Cards go home 1st 9-wks

26 Pumpkins on Parade (Bring a pumpkin to decorate on the front lawn.)

26 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Part 1

27 YES Concert-Grade 1

27 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Part 2

28 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Make-ups

29 Fall Harvest Parade/Parties 2:15 pm