Wiggin Street Parent Update

August 9, 2021

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Welcome

We are so excited for this school year! Wiggin Street School is a wonderful place to be, and I'm blessed to have this opportunity to lead an amazing staff and support them in building their classroom communities with the Wiggin Street kids.


We have lots of new faces which is unusual at Wiggin Street, but it's bringing a new energy to the building. I've included pictures and bios of our new staff members in this update. Also Lisa Parker has moved from her 4th grade teaching position to our Grades 3-5 Reading Specialist position.


This is probably the longest parent update that you will receive this school year, but it's packed with lots of information to help you and your child have a successful start to the school year. Thank you for trusting us with your children each day, and please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to getting to know you all better.


Have a great rest of your summer!

Warmly,

Christy Grandstaff

Open House

Our teachers are busy getting their rooms ready to greet students at our Open House on August 17th 6:00-7:30pm. This will be an informal meet and greet and opportunity for students to bring in their supplies. I will be available outside the office and look forward to meeting you, so please stop by to say hello. There will not be a formal meeting in the gym this year.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Below you will see the route to enter our drive for pick up and drop off of your children. Please know that students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:40 am. for the students' safety.


For pick up, please do not arrive until 3:30. There is no stopping, standing, or parking on E. Brooklyn St. allowed, and you will be ticketed. Also, our school is an Idle-free zone. So, please protect our children and the community by turning off your engine.


Children need to be picked up by 3:45. We appreciate your cooperation and efforts to help this process run smoothly. Thank you!

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School Supply List

We are getting ready for an exciting school year! Click here for Wiggin Street's 2021-22 School Supply List.

Bus Information

All bus information will be available on the portal starting August 9th, but please keep checking back for changes in times due to necessary route changes.

School Attendance

Our doors open at 8:40, so students should not be dropped off prior to that time for safety due to supervision. Attendance is taken at 9:00, and your child's success in school depends on them being prompt, so they are ready for morning routines which can reduce student anxiety. If they are tardy for some reason, you will need to come into the office to sign them in. If they are ill and need to be absent, please call the office. A note of explanation is needed in the office upon returning to school including medical excuses if applicable.


You can send a note with your child to the office in the morning if there is a change in their pick up routine. Sometimes changes are necessary during the school day for pick up. If you have a change in the way your child needs to go home, it is preferred that you send an email to your child's teacher and Anne, our secretary, at aphilllips@mvcsd.us. Phone calls must be made to the office before 2:00 pm if needed, so the change can be communicated.

2021-22 Emergency Medical and District Authorization Forms

Please make sure you have completed all of your child(ren)'s Student Emergency Medical and District Authorization Forms in the OneView Parent Portal. The Family Free/Reduced Lunch Form is on the portal. Although all students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch this school year, please fill the form out if you suspect you would qualify.
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Thrive Kids Coming to Wiggin Street!

Let's Move!


Thrive Kids is coming to Wiggin Street and we can't wait to get the kids moving! Thrive Kids is a movement and mindset class designed to help youth strengthen their body and mind in order to become confident leaders who are ready to take on any challenge! Classes are designed to teach youth the importance of proper movement and the power of a positive mindset so they are strong and confident in whatever activity they choose!


Thrive Kids at Wiggin Street will be held on Thursdays at 8:15am-8:45am and is open to all K-5 students! Permission slips will be sent home with your child or can be filled out at Open House!


See you soon and LET'S GET MOVING!

Coach Hannah

Summer Reading Program

All MVCSD Elementary Schools participated in the Summer Reading Olympics Program this summer. There is still time to get some reading in and don't forget to send us pictures of your child reading for the Summer Reading assembly slideshow! Please email them to Anne @ aphillips@mvcsd.us or myself @ cgrandstaff@mvcsd.us.


Information and the reading log is attached, and there are extra reading logs available in the Little Free Library in front of the school, along with many good books to read! Please feel free to take a book home to read or donate!


Please keep track of your child's reading using the log, and reading logs need to be turned in at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Wiggin Street School will also reward our summer readers who meet their "Gold" level with a special Water Fun Day, an afternoon of exciting water games during the school day!


Reading is dreaming with open eyes


2021 Summer Reading Olympics Info

2021 Summer Reading Log

PTO Corner

Interested in being more involved with our school? Our PTO, Friends of Wiggin Street, will have a table set up at our Open House with sign up sheets for different committees and opportunities for parent volunteers. All are welcome!


Next FOW Meeting: September 7th @ 5:00 pm in the Wiggin Street School Library

Visitors

Visitors to our building are required to sign in at the office.
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Upcoming Events

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

August

17 Elementary Open Houses 6-7:30

19 First Day for Students

19-20 Stagger Start for Kindergarten

27 Summer Reading Logs due

September

6 Labor Day (No School)

7 Friends of Wiggin Street (PTO) Meeting; 5:00 pm @ Wiggin Street Library