Wiggin Street Parent Update

October 22, 2021

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Better Together


As many of you know, research projects through Project Based Learning is a big part of Kindergarten at Wiggin Street. This year students were very interested in Halloween and chose to create their very own haunted house. They have been working on it with their third grade buddies doing research about pumpkins, spiders, skeletons, and more. For example, they learned that spiders have more than two eyes which led to even more research.

Older students had the option to go through the Haunted House, and I had the opportunity to experience it this afternoon. The Kindergarten students were highly engaged and enjoyed making me jump! LOL

I have also experienced watching students problem solve engineering trees they made move, writing stories with pictures, scribbles, beginning letter sounds, and words using a word wall, and working together in small groups. These are all examples of using the "4Cs" for 21st Century Learning: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.

We are so proud of the growth our Kindergarteners and all students have made this quarter! Having a growth mindset is an important skill to becoming lifelong learners. Have a great weekend!


Christy Grandstaff

4th Grade YES Concert: Ballet Met

Wiggin Street Board Report Thrive Kids

Thrive Kids Update

We are excited that we were able to share about Thrive Kids at the MVCSD Board Meeting on Monday! Check out the video above. Our kids are learning to do hard things, and the theme is being heard throughout the building in all aspects of learning.

Thanks to Hannah and Brock for presenting at the meeting and teaching our kids skills that can be applied throughout their life.

Thrive Kids with Coach Hannah

We sure did JUMP today! This week we worked on jumping for HEIGHT by practicing jumping over toilet paper rolls The students had a great time seeing how many rolls they could get over and many surprised themselves with what they could do! Our mindset focus was doing the hard thing when it comes to telling the TRUTH. There are many situations where telling the truth can be very difficult but the more we practice what we will do before it gets hard, the easier it will be!


Before School Movement Activity

10 jump overs (cone, backpack, ball, etc)

20 jumping jacks

10 jump overs

20 high knees

10 jump overs

20 star jumps


Have a great week and we will see you Thursday, October 28 at 8:15am!

Coach Hannah

Hannah J. Kelling

*If your child is interested in joining Thrive Kids, please email hannahkelling@gmail.com for a permission slip or stop by the office!*

Pumpkins on Parade

We are currently collecting craft items for our Pumpkins on Parade Craft Night. If you have items to donate, please send them in a bag to school before Oct. 26th. Beginning at 6 pm, your family is invited to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the front lawn 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 6-7 pm.

Fall Harvest Parade and Parties

We are excited for our Parade and Parties on October 29th! 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, but protective masks due to the Pandemic are optional, since students will be outside. 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. Any treats brought to school for the class parties must be individually wrapped.

3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing

On October 26 and 27, 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 Oct. 28. 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.

Veterans Day

Sadly, we will not be having a Veterans Day assembly this year, but are happily making other plans to educate our students about the holiday as well as honoring Veterans for their service. We will be having a flag ceremony with our students on the morning of November 9th as a culminating event. This ceremony will be recorded and shared with families in the form of a video. We would love to include videos of students recognizing a Veteran that is or has been in their life. It's as easy as going to this site and recording your student thanking a veteran for their service. The following are examples of questions that may be answered in the video:

1. How is the student associated to the Veteran?

2. What years did the Veteran serve?

3. Which branch of our U.S. Military is this Veteran a member of?

Friends of Wiggin Street

October 26- Pumpkins on Parade; 6-7:00 pm

November 2- Friends of Wiggin Street meeting; 5:00 pm

November 11 & 12- Paragraphs Bookstore Book Fair

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Little Stingers/Killer Bees

Sign-ups for Mount Vernon's youth wrestling program (Grades K-6) will take place next week in the field house on Wednesday 10/27 and Thursday 10/28 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
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Upcoming Important Dates

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


26 Pumpkins on Parade (Bring a pumpkin to decorate on the front lawn.); 6-7:00

26 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Part 1

27 YES Concert-Grade 1

27 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Part 2

28 3rd Grade Fall ELA Ohio State Testing Make-ups

29 Fall Harvest Parade/Parties 2:15 pm


2 Election Day

2 Champions of Character Grades 4-8; 10:30 am

2 Friends of Wiggin Street Meeting; 5:00

3 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

5 Popcorn Day

7 Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

10-12 Paragraph’s Book Fair

11 Veteran’s Day

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

12 No School in lieu of Conferences

24-26 Thanksgiving Break

29 Picture Retakes