Wiggin Street Parent Update

March 11, 2022

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Better Together

Dear Wiggin Street Families,

The background and some of the content for this update was created by our Principal of the Day on Wednesday, 5th grade student Austin Higgins. He did an amazing job on the announcements and then spent the day doing what principals do, problem solving! We started by going to classrooms to make observation notes. He even had the opportunity to recognize some of our students by presenting them with Lexia Core 5 Certificates and Brag Tags for their positive behaviors. He took his job very seriously and was dressed professionally as you can see by the pictures. Near the end of his day, we were notified of water coming up from the floor in Mr. Evan's gym office. That area originally was the boy's locker room when the building was a primary, middle, and high school. Mr. Higgins and I went down to investigate, and Ed, our custodian, was on the job with a Shop-vac and had already contacted the MVCSD Maintenance Dept. Little did we know at that time what a big project this would turn out to be in the end.

The clay pipe that is being replaced is the original pipe for the building built in 1904. As you can see in the video, the digging has been quite extensive and at last visit was being continued on Brooklyn Street. Our hope is that we can be back in school on Monday, but water will need to be back on before then. We may also have to be creative with recess and hopefully pick up and drop off can be as normal. Any necessary information will be shared with you prior to reopening.

Today, we were able to pass out Chromebooks to those needed, and we were pleasantly surprised when Christy (parent), Abby (senior and alumni of Wiggin Street), and Levi (kindergartener) Taylor arrived with Dunkin Donuts for the Chromebook Distribution Team. This is another example of how students, teachers, parents, and the community are Better Together!

Have a great weekend and know that you are all appreciated for your support every day!


Christy Grandstaff

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Just for Fun- Historical Maps of Gambier

As I was looking at some of the History and Culture of Wiggin Street that I collected during my Administrative Internship four years ago, I came across these maps. I hope to share more of the history at times through these updates because we have rich history at Wiggin Street!
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Principal for the day, Austin Higgins

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Kids Heart Challenge

Mr. Evans kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge with students this week, and students have until Friday before Spring Break to collect. Money is due anytime during the week of March 21-25.

Picture Orders

Spring Picture orders need to be turned in by Wednesday, May 16th.

Homework Club

Homework Club is canceled for next week.

Fifth Grade Camp

Fifth grade students will be taking a day trip to Heartland in May. Schools are partnering with their shared specials school.

May 2nd Twin Oak & Columbia

May 9th Dan Emmett & East

May 16th Pleasant St & Wiggin St

Buses will leave at 9 am to be there by 10am. We will leave Heartland around 5pm. Heartland will provide lunch in their cafeteria and a snack will be provided a little later so kids are not hungry on the way home.

More details will be coming.

Friends of Wiggin Street

Save the date! Friday, April 22nd the Spring Fun Festival is BACK!!!

We will be needing donations of cookies, brownies, and Rice Crispy Treats for desserts in the cafeteria:)

Thank you to the Mount Vernon YMCA for making a fun donation for the basket raffle. More info. to come!

Next FOW meeting is Thursday, April 7th @ 5:00 pm. This is a change from the originally scheduled April meeting due to the K-2 Spring Mini-Musical being performed April 5th.

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Thrive Kids

Thrive Kids Weekly Update


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If your child is interested in joining the fun they can pick up a permission slip be attending any Thursday class or by emailing hannahkelling@gmail.com!

Have a great week and do hard things!

Coach Hannah

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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Upcoming Important Dates


7-18 Kenyon Spring Break

13 Daylight Savings Time

16 Gr. 3 Dental Screening

16 Spring Picture Money Due

17 End of 3rd 9 weeks

18 Teacher In-Service Day (No School)

21 District Spring ELA Testing Opens

22 Battle of the Books @ HS theater

22-23 4th Grade ELA State Testing

23-24 5th Grade ELA State Testing

25 Report Cards go home 3rd 9 wks

25 EXTRA Popcorn Day:)

26-31 MVCSD Spring Break


1-3 Spring Break continued

4 School Resumes

5 Spring Mini Musicals beginning @6:30 in the WS gym

5-6 3rd Grade ELA State Testing

7 PTO Meeting, 5:00

8 Popcorn Friday

11 District Spring Math & Sci Testing Opens

13 Gifted Seminar @ Ohio Historical Center

14 District Spring ELA Testing Closes

15 No School

19-20 3rd Gr. Math State Testing

20-21 5th Grade Sc. State Testing

22 Spring Fun Festival 5-8:30

26-27 4th and 5th Gr. Math State Testing

29 Arbor Day


2 District Spring Math & Sci Testing Closes

2 NWEA MAP Window opens

2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

3 PTO Meeting, 5:00

6 Popcorn Friday

6 Kenyon Dance Collab. Performance

9 Kindergarten Screening

12 5th Grade vs. Staff Hockey Game

13 5th Grade Cases for Smiles

13 End of the Year Picnic

16 5th Grade to Heartland Camp for the day with Pleasant Street

18 Field Day

19 Field Day Rain Date

20 NWEA MAP Window closes


22 High School Graduation

24 Talent Show

26 End of 4th 9 weeks/Last Day of School

26 KDG Graduation 9:15 am

26 5th Grade Graduation 10:30 am

26 Final Report Cards go home

27 Teacher Work Day

30 Memorial Day