Wiggin Street Parent Update
January 14, 2022
Our staff has been meeting once a month at 7 am for a book study using the book, Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom. The purpose is to strengthen our understanding of trauma and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. We at Wiggin Street want to build even stronger relationships with our students and create safe spaces to enable our students to learn at high levels. Our mission is for our school to be a place where everyone feels nurtured, loved, appreciated, and accepted.
I want to express my deepest gratitude for our staff and the dedication they show each day in support of your students. Teachers are essential, and we all know that the pandemic has added extra stress. We are blessed at Wiggin Street to have such caring individuals working with the kids each day. Hopefully this long weekend will help to refuel them and the students for a wonderful second semester.
New Year, New Goals
1. Define Small, Specific Goals (Make more specific and concrete goals.)
2. Make it Easy for Yourself (Think of ways to work around barriers.)
3. Get an Accountability Partner (Find someone working toward the same goal as you.)
4. Use External and Internal Reminders (Post-it notes, to do lists, and daily alarms)
5. Give Yourself Time (Allow yourself to make mistakes.)
Inclement Weather Calamity Days
The following link will provide you with details shared by Superintendent Seder on how the decision is made for closings and delays.
We will be using ‘Instant Connect Alerts’ as our closings and delays notification system. Please make sure you have signed up at Instant Connect portal.
2021-22 School Fees
Yearbook Sale January 17th-28th
Friends of Wiggin Street
Next FOW meeting is Feb. 1st @ 5:00 pm.
Thrive Kids will be back in session on Thursday, January 20th at 8:15am! Let's get active and moving before the school day so we can learn and focus to the best of our abilities!
*New students are always welcome and can pick up permission slips upon arrival!*
January Thrive Kids Schedule:
See you soon!
Games to Help Students at Home Learn Self-Regulation
Red Light, Yellow Light, Green LIght-It will help with listening skills, following the directions/rules, self-control
Simon Says-Focusings on listening skills and body control
Balloon Toss-Give him an inflated balloon and ask him to “Not” throw the balloon in the air for 30 seconds. Then, let them throw and play with it. Talk about how, when he waited, he practiced self-control. You can add time or decrease time and then talk about how great he did with practicing listening and self-control.
Freeze Dance-Self-Control, Listening skills
Board Games are awesome to practice impulse control. Games like Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, Don’t Break the Ice, Twister, etc. Make sure he follows the rules of the game, waits for his turn,and practices winning and losing. This is a great time to practice “Good Sportsmanship,” as well!
Organized sports are great, as well. It can help with listening skills, being a good team member, self-control, following rules/directions, good sportsmanship, and friendship building skills.
Upcoming Important Dates
17 M.L.K., Jr. Day (no school)
17-28 Yearbook Sale
18 Pledge envelopes (no money) due
19 Math Olympic Challenge
21 Pledge envelopes (with scores from Math Olympic Challenge) returned to students
21 Report Cards go home 2nd 9 weeks
31 Pledge envelopes and money due