Wiggin Street Parent Update

October 14, 2022

Better Together


The fall leaves create a beautiful backdrop at Wiggin Street. There are lots of happenings this month so make sure to check them all out in this update! We are also looking forward to seeing all of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you have not scheduled a conference yet, please reach out to your child's teacher. It's so important that we have these conversations and work as a team for your children.

We will be painting 4-square and other activities on the playground Sunday, October 23rd at 1:00 pm. More volunteers are needed, so please let me know if you are available to help. The rain date will be October 30th.

Lastly, your child should have brought home a pre-order form for Richard Cowdrey's children's books. Learn more below about his upcoming visit.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Best wishes,

Christy Grandstaff

PTO Corner

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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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!


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.
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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.

2022 Thrive Kids Video

Thrive Kids

“I am a LEADER!”

Thank you to all the students who came out for our Fall session of Thrive Kids! The students did an excellent job of showing up each week ready to move their bodies and strengthen their mind! Throughout the 6 week program we focused on the different attributes of a leader and how we can be a leader no matter the circumstance!

The students completed a re-test of the 1 minute run so make sure to ask your child how they improved throughout the weeks!

Thank you for your support and we will see you in the Spring!

Keep moving, have fun, and DO HARD THINGS!

Coach Hannah

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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.

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.

1st Grade YES Concert: Sarah Reed- Storytelling Musician

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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Ms. Waugh's Class Sharing Puppet Scripts with Kindergarten

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.

Upcoming Events

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


17 1st Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

18 YES Concert-Grade 3; 9:35-11:15 am

19 YES Concert-Grade 5; 9:35-11:15 am

20 End of 1st 9 weeks

20 Extra Recess Reward w/Kenyon athletes for those that met their PBIS Goal

21 Teacher In-service- No School

23 Playground Painting 1:00 pm (Contact Mrs. Grandstaff if available to help.)

24 Start of 2nd 9 weeks

24 Report Cards go home with students

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

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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