Wiggin Street Parent Update

June 6, 2022

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Better Together

Dear Wiggin Street Families,

We are happy to welcome some new families to our Wiggin Street Family! I hope that this summer parent update finds you having a great summer. Make sure you are following our website and our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We also have a Wiggin Street Alumni Facebook group which now has over 300 members!

For those of you that are new, we have a summer reading program, and I've included the links to the parent letters and recording sheets in this update. We encourage all to participate, and students will love the reward of a Wet-N-Wild Water Day. As you can see in the picture above, it's a fun time for all. There will be all kinds of fun water activities and games here at the school. You won’t want to miss out! As an EXTRA BONUS, students that continue to use Lexia Core 5 to practice skills over the summer, will also be rewarded. Our school wide goal is 50,000 minutes and 50 units gained. Any student that earns over 1,000 minutes during the summer will get a chance to soak me during water day. The way you read this summer is up to you! JUST KEEP READING!!

While your child reads, you can take digital photos and email them to Mrs. Phillips at arphillips@mvcsd.us. We will share all the pictures of students reading in a back-to-school video. You can also share the photos you post on social media with #WigginStReader. It’s always fun to see all of the interesting places students enjoying reading!

Lastly, With high gas prices, many find themselves sticking close to home this summer. The MVCSD Social Workers including our very own, Tamara Carlson, have created a wonderful list of summer things to do in and around Mount Vernon which is included below. Other summer fun ideas and the free summer food program are shared below. Check out the Summer Learning ideas from GreatSchools.org! #4 has terrific math tips for every grade.

Remember that we are "Better Together". Have a great summer!


Christy Grandstaff

Summer things to do in and around Mount Vernon:

  1. Bike, walk, climb the tower or fish at Ariel-Foundation Park
  2. Play at Riverside, Memorial, or Phillips Park
  3. Storytime at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County
  4. Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County Summer Reading program
  5. $1 movies at Premier Theater- Wednesday’s at 10:00 am June 15-July 6th
  1. June 15- Sing
  2. June 22- Trolls World Tour
  3. June 29- Secret Life of Pets
  4. July 6- Abominable
  1. Summer concert series at Ariel-Foundation Park
  2. Mount Vernon Farmers Market--9-12 Saturday mornings on the square
  3. MVNU Summer Quests www.mvnu.edu/summerquest
  4. Science and Art Camps https://www.spi-mountvernon.org/
  5. SpiSpot” Science & Play Center --400 S Main St, Mt Vernon, OH
  6. Children’s Garden at Knox County Career Center--306 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon
  7. Honey Run Waterfall, Millwood- 11416 Hazel Dell Rd, Howard, OH 43028
  8. First Fridays downtown
  9. Visit the Brown Family Environmental Center 9781 Laymon Road, Gambier
  10. Visit the Knox County Historical Society 875 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon
  11. Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival in August 10-13, Downtown Mount Vernon
  12. Heart of Ohio USA Days, June 16-18 at Centerburg Memorial Park (Fireworks on June 18!)
  13. Knox County Fair, July 24-30, Knox County Fairgrounds
  14. Great Mohican POW-WOW-September 16-18, Mohican Reservation Campgrounds & Canoeing
  15. Take the Historic Mount Vernon Walking Tour www.mountvernonwalkingtour.info
  16. Visit Ramser Arboretum in Danville
  17. The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
  18. The Schnormeier Gallery-221 South Main Street, Mount Vernon
  19. MTVArts--Oliver! July 9-17
  20. MTVArts--Shrek Jr.. Workshop (cost $100)
  21. Go for a hike at Wolf Run Regional Park (they also have a 2 acre dog park!)
  22. Cruise-ins at Southside Diner, 620 South Main Street, Mount Vernon (3rd Monday of each month)
  23. Go swimming at Hiawatha Water Park And Pool
  24. Fireworks!
  1. July 4 at Ariel Foundation Park
  2. June 18 at Centerburg Memorial Park
  1. Get ice cream!!!
  1. Round Hill Dairy-300 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon
  2. Dairy Queen-1600 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon
  3. Martinsburg Dairy Isle-18 South Market Street, Martinsburg
  4. Twist & Shake -3940 Columbus Road, Centerburg
  5. Velvet Ice Cream--11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica
  6. Whit’s Frozen Custard-500 South Main Street, Mount Vernon
  7. Young’s Drive-in-206 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon
  8. Riverside Dairy--1 Fountain Street, Mount Vernon (across from Riverside Park)
  1. Kokosing Gap Trail (be sure to visit the train in Gambier)
  2. Visit Schnormeier Gardens Thursdays-Sundays in June
  3. Weavers Farm and Furniture - 29217 Mickley Road, Danville, Petting Zoo and Free Soft Pretzels on Wednesdays
  4. Aureum June 18, at Knox Memorial Theater
  5. TRAILapalazooza June 25 at the CA&C Depot
  6. Hang out at the Dog Fountain (downtown Mount Vernon)
  7. Kokosing Splash Pad in Fredericktown

Wiggin Street Summer Reading Program

Fun summer learning opportunity

Wonderopolis.org is a free online summer-learning destination with fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker Experiments. I plan to share this in tomorrow's parent update.
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2022-23 Class Lists

Class lists will be posted August 3rd on our front doors as well as being shared through Instant Connect. They will not be going home in their report card envelopes. A lot goes into creating class lists. Teachers meet with the next grade level as well as other staff that work closely with the grade level to make sure the classes are well balanced. This continues into the summer as we are made aware of new enrollment. For these reasons, we feel it is important to wait till August to share the final lists. Thank you for understanding.

Upcoming Important Dates

2022-23 District Yearly School Calendar


3 Class lists will be posted and sent through Instant Connect to parents

18 First Day of School/Staggered Start for Kindergarten

Idle-free Zone

For pick up, please do not arrive until 3:30. There is no stopping, standing, or parking on E. Brooklyn St. allowed. Also, please reminder that our school is an Idle-free Zone. Protect our children and the community by turning off your engine.
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