Wiggin Street Parent Update

November 4, 2022

Better Together


This week started out with our Fall Harvest Parade and Parties, and it was so nice to be able to share costumes with all of you! Our teacher theme was Nursery Rhymes, and I was dressed as Mother Goose. It was fun for all of us to share the Nursery Rhyme that inspired our costumes with the kids!

Our 3rd Grade students worked hard on their fall Ohio State Tests this week, and I'm so proud of the other students too for respecting others by being quiet in the hallways. We also talked a lot about being feeling detectives this week to have empathy and compassion for others.

There were also lots of other events to check out in this update. We had our first Chess Club meeting for grades 3-5, and over 50 students participated. The 5 Kenyon students were amazing and thankful for us starting the club. They get as much from the collaboration as our students.

Hope you all have a healthy and restful weekend!

Best wishes,

Christy Grandstaff


Please remember that students will go outside on days where the temperature with wind chill accounted for is 20°f and above. Be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each day. Coats, hats, and gloves are necessary at this time of the year. Boots are required for playing in the snow. If you need assistance with winter outerwear for your child, please contact our school, and we will happily find warm clothes for them.


We will be having a flag ceremony, weather permitting, with our students on the morning of November 15th in observance of Veterans Day. We would like to invite any Veterans that are available to attend, so you may be recognized. The flag ceremony will take place on the front lawn around 9:10 am and is the same day as our "Donuts with Grownups" that begins at 8:00 am, so you are welcome to observe the ceremony which will include the flag raising, Pledge of Allegiance, poems, and the National Anthem.

Food for the Hungry

Wiggin Street will be participating in the annual Food for the Hungry drive from November 14-18. Each class will have a collection box. Students can contribute non-perishable food or monetary donations.


Friends of Wiggin Street School (FOWS) would like to inform parents of two easy ways to earn cash-back rewards for the school. Below are instructions provided by Kroger and Amazon on how to sign-up for their charitable rewards programs.

Kroger Community Rewards

Create a digital account, link your card to the organization "Friends of Wiggin Street School” and cash rewards are sent directly to this charitable organization at no added cost to you



To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.


Fall Harvest Parade and Parties

5th Grade Pumpkin Chunkin'

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Pumpkin Chunkin' Strategies

Grades 3-5 Chess Club

5th Grade American Red Cross "The Pillowcase Project"

Lynda Small, substitute teacher for MVCSD, is a Red Cross volunteer certified to teach emergency preparedness for grades K-5. This week, she used "The Pillow Case Project" to teach students about personal and family preparedness and safety skills through a "Learn, Practice, share" framework.

Playground Painting Phase 1

Thanks so much to Mr. Evans for organizing our first phase of the playground painting and to all the volunteers that helped in the painting! The kids are loving the new space that includes 4-Square, 2-Square, Slam ball, Half-court basketball and shooting drill areas, sensory walks, and a path that is a mile long when traveled 5 times.

PTO Corner

Donuts with Grown-Ups

Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 8:00 in the gym! Donuts, juice, and coffee will be provided for any student and their grown-up to share together. Immediately following at 9:10 am will be a Veterans Day Observance Flag Ceremony on the front lawn.

Holy Guacamole!

Save the date for our Chipotle Fundraiser Night on November 16th!
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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.

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.

There is a lot more in lost and found than pictured. It's overflowing! Donations will be made over winter break, so please remind your child to check out the Lost and Found.

Upcoming Events

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


6 Daylight Savings Time Ends

8 Election Day

9 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

11 Veteran’s Day

14-18 Food for the Hungry

15 Donuts with Grown Ups; 8:00 am in the gym

15 Morning Flag Pole Ceremony/Veterans Day Observance; 9:10 am

23-28 Thanksgiving Break


1 Picture retakes

2 Popcorn Friday

6 FOW Meeting, 5:00

7 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

8 Richard Cowdrey- visiting author/illustrator

9 Holiday Shop; 8:30-11:15

13 Grades 3-5 Winter Performance Dress Rehearsal during school

13 Grades 3-5 Winter Performance @ Rosse Hall; 7:00 pm (Students arrive at 6:30)

15 Gingerbread Man Play Dress Rehearsal during school

15 Gingerbread Man Play 6:15 pm (students arrive @ 6:00)

16 Holiday Parties

19-Jan. 2 Winter Break

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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