Wiggin Street Parent Update

October 21, 2022

PBIS Extra Recess Reward with Kenyon Athletes

Better Together


This 4 day week has been fun-filled with First Grade going on a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch, 3rd and 5th Grade going to a YES Concert, and our first PBIS quarter reward event! Students were joined by Kenyon athletes and coaches for an extra recess reward. The event cost 25 PBIS points, and it was a hit! Check out details in this update regarding the next quarter's PBIS reward event.

Did you know that our district's website has a Community Bulletin Board for Available Flyers for all Elementary Schools? You can check it out here!

Unfortunately, we had to move the playground painting date to October 30th at 1:00 and are keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather. We will be painting 4-square and other activities on the playground. More volunteers are needed, so please let me know if you are available to help by emailing me at cgrandstaff@mvcsd.us.

Details are also included in this update about our Spirit Wear Sale that goes through Monday, Pumpkins on Parade Tuesday night, and the Scholastic Book Fair. We look forward to seeing you all at conferences!

Best wishes,

Christy Grandstaff

Monday is the Last Day of the Sale!

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Wiggin Street Spirit Wear Sale

Our Wiggin Street Elementary Spirit Store is open thanks to Rod Zolman and Sharx Apparel and Design. The Spirit Wear sale will be open October 10-24th and includes the new "Rooted in Respect", traditional W, and retro "Wiggin Street Kids" (Parent, Teacher, and Alumni) shirts and other apparel! This is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to show your school spirit!


PTO Corner

Join us next week for all sorts of fun...

Pumpkins on Parade: Tuesday, 5:00-7:00pm

Book Fair OPEN for PARENTS: Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm & Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm

We are also providing meals for our teachers during conferences. Please sign up if you are able to help donate. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ba5af2da4fb6-meals

The next Friends of Wiggin Street meeting is Tuesday, November 1st at 5:00 pm in the library. All are welcome!

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during Pumpkins on Parade and Parent/Teacher Conferences. Students will also be able to create a wish list and/or purchase items on Wednesday, October 26th during school hours. A digital e-wallet shopping link will be provided next week in the update that can be shared with family and friends.

Pumpkins on Parade

Beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 25th, your family is invited to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the sidewalk outside the Wiggin Street gymnasium 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 5-7 pm. You will also have the opportunity to browse the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym.
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Fall Harvest Parade and Parties

We are excited for our parade and parties on October 31st! 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. 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, however some of the local businesses may pass out candy to kids. Any treats brought to school for the class parties must be individually wrapped.

5th Grade YES Concert- Eric "The Fish" Patton- Multicultural Drumming

5th Grade YES Concert 2022-23

3rd Grade YES Concert- MadCap Puppets

PBIS Extra Recess Reward- What's next quarter's event?

Our PBIS reward event for this first quarter was a great success. The students received an extra recess on Thursday afternoon with the Kenyon athletes for earning at least 25 PBIS Rewards' points. The Kenyon athletes jumped right in to cheer the students on and play all the games the playground has to offer. The students even got some extra equipment to use. The huge parachute was a hit. The smiles on the students' faces says it all!

For our next PBIS reward, students will be earning points to redeem for a Popcorn and a Movie event. Students will be working on earning 50 points for this next quarter to be able to attend. We are so proud of our students for showing respect for themselves, others, and the space!

-Mrs. Carlson

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Richard Cowdrey- Visiting Author/Illustrator

We are excited to share that Richard Cowdrey, bestselling author and illustrator of the Fiona the Hippo series and Gambier resident, will be visiting all of MVCSD Elementary Schools during the month of December!

The Fiona book series is based on the beloved hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo. Cowdrey's children's books "Bad Dog, Marley" and "A Very Marley Christmas" also made him a New York Times No. 1 Bestselling illustrator.

He will visit Wiggin Street on December 8th, and the pre-order books are planned to arrive in time for the visit. This is a great opportunity to have a book for a signed copy. These orders are due by November 1st.

Coats for Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon, in collaboration with Gault's Plaza Cleaners, Annual "Coats for Kids" drive is going on now through the month of October. We have a drop off box outside our school office where you can donate new or gently used coats. Gault’s Plaza Cleaners will clean the coats and Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army will distribute them before winter arrives to children in need.
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3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing

On November 2nd and 3rd, 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 November 4th. 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.

Lost and Found

Fall has arrived! Please remind your student to get their sweatshirts and jackets from lost and found. You can also submit this form to let us know what you are looking for, and we will do our best to get it to your child.

Remember that it is helpful to label all jackets, lunchboxes, bookbags, etc.

Peer Mediators Explain their Job as a Leader at Wiggin Street

How our Wiggin Street Teachers Spent the Day- Learning!

Upcoming Events

Click here for the 2022-23 Mount Vernon City School District Yearly Calendar


24 Start of 2nd 9 weeks

24 Report Cards go home with students

24 Last day for Spirit Wear Sale

25 Pumpkins on Parade; 5-7:00 (Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the evening.)

26 Gifted Seminar (change from previous updates)

26 Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00 p.m.

27 Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

26-28 Scholastic Book Fair

27 No School due to Conferences

28 No School in lieu of Conferences

30 Playground Painting Rain date

31 Fall Harvest Parade/Parties 2:15 pm


1 FOW Meeting, 5:00

2 3rd Grade Fall ELA OST Part 1

3 3rd Grade Fall ELA OST Part 2

4 3rd Grade Fall ELA OST Make-up Testing

4 Popcorn Friday

6 Daylight Savings Time Ends

8 Election Day

9 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

11 Veteran’s Day

15 Morning Flag Pole Ceremony/

Veterans Day Observance

15 Donuts with Grown Ups

14-18 Food for the Hungry- Students bring donated food to school to place in a box in their homeroom.

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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