Wiggin Street Parent Update

September 15, 2023

Better Together


It's still amazing to me how much happens at Wiggin Street on a daily basis, and I can't even capture it all. Our 2nd and 3rd grade students went to the Memorial Theater to see Matilda Jr., and we are so proud of our current and former students that performed. If you get a chance, check it out this weekend!

Our Peer Mediators started this week helping with small problems on the playground. Some even went into classes to explain their role. These students volunteer to help our school be a safer place, and we so appreciate their leadership!

Check out all the other great things that happened this week in this update! I apologize for the late delivery of this update. Thanks for sharing your kids with us each day.

Have a great weekend,

Christy Grandstaff

4th Grade Peer Mediators Began their Shifts this Week

Graham and Isabel explained their role in both kindergarten classes this week.
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3rd Grade Early Constitution Day Birthday Party

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Kindergarten 3rd Grade Buddies Collaboration

3rd grade students and Kindergarteners have been planning for and teaching lessons to each other using Second Step SEL lessons. Today the Kindergarten talked about following directions and the body parts you use to do so. Then they practiced by taking away one of those. They had to do a dance without hearing it and then without seeing it. They had to decide which was harder for them.

Each grade took turns teaching lessons to each other, and as you can see, they had a great time collaborating together!

K and 3rd grade Second Step Collaboration

2nd and 3rd Grade MTV Arts YES Concert: Matilda Jr.

Matilda Cast: Wiggin Street students and alumni

Presented by MTVarts

Friday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.

Knox Memorial
(112 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050)

Current Wiggin Street Students:

Jane Camillus- Kid

Eleanor Cramer- Kid

Eleanor Goodman- Kid

Wiggin Street Alumni:

Zach Cramer- Nigel

Sarah Clymer- Kid

Faith Major- Kid

Evelynn Brandenburg- Kid

Miracle Bartal- Parent

Tessa Corrigan- Props Runner

5th Grade STEM Marshmallow Challenge

The Marshmallow Challenge Tom Wujec

Art with Mrs. Biggerstaff

5th Graders spent the last two weeks learning about the Japanese Contemporary Artist -- Yayoi Kusama. Some of her work relies heavily on the repeated use of polka dots. The 5th grade students created their own inspired version of Kusama's pumpkin and are proud to show off their masterpieces!

PTO Corner: Mumkin Fundraiser

Thanks to all who supported the Mumkin Fundraiser. We were able to raise over $3,000! We will celebrate with all students and staff soon! Mumkin pick up will be on the playground October 5th from 3-6:00 pm.

Our next Friends of Wiggin Street meeting will be October 3rd at 5:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Johnny Appleseed Festival

3rd Graders will be performing at the Johnny Appleseed Festival downtown Mount Vernon on the evening of October 6th.

Click the link below for more information from Mrs. Springer.

Johnny Appleseed Festival Performance Information

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Upcoming Events

Click here for the 2023-24 Mount Vernon City School District Yearly Calendar


17 Constitution Day

20 Lyme Disease Education Program with 2nd graders 1-2 pm

25 All School Picture (students wear Wiggin Street spirit wear or red shirt) 3:00 pm


2 Art Contest for yearbook begins

2-6 Homecoming Spirit Week

3 FOW Meeting, 5:00

5 Mumkin Pick up from 3-6:00 pm on the playground

6 Popcorn Friday

6 Fall Pictures (Individuals & Groups)

6 Homecoming Pep Rally w/ High School Cheerleaders and Athletes @ 12:50

6 3rd Grade sings @ Johnny Appleseed Festival @ First Friday; 5:15-5:45

11 YES Concert-Grade 1; 9:35-11:15 am

12 YES Concert-Grade 3; 9:30-11:15 am

13 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

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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