Wiggin Street Parent Update

November 11, 2021

Wiggin Street Veterans Day Flag Ceremony 2021

Better Together


All of us at Wiggin Street want to thank all Veterans for serving our country and helping keep us safe and free. Our students had the opportunity to be a part of a longtime tradition at Wiggin Street. If you are an alumni, you may remember having flag ceremonies while you were in elementary school.

It was so nice to gather as a Wiggin Street family which has been difficult to do over the past couple of years. We are blessed to get to spend time with your children each day.

Have a great weekend!


Christy Grandstaff

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Friends of Wiggin Street

November 11 & 12th please help support our amazing teachers and a local business by shopping at Paragraphs Bookstore downtown Mt Vernon! Our teachers have wish lists of books they would love to have for their classrooms, or you can purchase for yourself and a percentage of the sale comes back to our School! Happy Shopping!!

Easy Ways to Help our School

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.


Food for the Hungry

Wiggin Street will be participating in the annual Food for the Hungry drive from November 15-19. Each class will have a collection box. Students can contribute non-perishable food or monetary donations. Once donation boxes and envelopes are collected, all money is "converted" to a "can" count, $1=4 cans. The classroom with the most "cans" donated per student will win a gift card for a delivered Pizza Party (at a date of the teacher's choice).

The student(s) in each school who donates the largest number of "cans" (based on the same calculation) will be offered the opportunity to be on the LIVE broadcast with other schools' winners on the day of the Drive (December 10th) and will receive a good bag.

Winter Weather

Please remember that students will go outside on days where the temperature with wind chill accounted for is above 20°f. 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.

Lost and Found

With winter weather approaching, we are getting a collection of sweatshirts and jackets. If you are missing items from your child's wardrobe, please remind them to check out our Lost and Found located at the top of the cafeteria steps.

Also, please label all clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. We will try to get it to the owner before making donations.

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Upcoming Important Dates

Click here for the 2021-22 Mount Vernon City School District Calendar


11 Parent/Teacher Conferences; 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; No School

11 Veteran’s Day

10-12 Paragraph’s Book Fair

12 No School in lieu of Conferences

15-19 Food for the Hungry collection

15-Dec. 17 NWEA MAP Testing Window

24-26 Thanksgiving Break

29 Picture Retakes


1 Gifted Seminar

3 Popcorn Friday

7 PTO Meeting; 5:00

10 Holiday Shop

17 Holiday Parties

12/18-1/2 Winter Break