Wiggin Street Parent Update
December 3, 2021
We hope all had a nice Thanksgiving weekend! This week we have focused on showing kindness, having empathy, and showing appreciation when you are thankful for what someone else has done for you. Thank you for sharing such thoughtful children with Wiggin Street each day!
If for some reason you did not receive this Parent Update through text or email, you will want to sign up for our district's new communication system, Instant Connect. Directions are provided below within this update.
Lastly, we have lots planned before winter break. Make sure to look at our Upcoming Events for information regarding the Kindergarten Gingerbread Man Play, Grades 3-5 Winter Program, and holiday parties.
Have a wonderful weekend!
With Warm Regards,
A Visit to Ms. Waugh's Second Grade Math Class
Holiday Shop and FOW
Next FOW meeting is Dec. 7th @ 5:00 pm. We also have a Zoom option at https://zoom.us/j/98908022169, and the sound should be much better than last month:)
Gingerbread Man Play
Grades 3-5 Wiggin Street Winter Performance
Wiggin Street Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are preparing a winter program for December 16th! (The Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders will prepare a performance in the spring.) Students will walk to and from Rosse Hall the day of the program for rehearsal. Please have your child dress for the weather.
LOCATION/TIME: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students report at 6:30pm. The program will begin at 7:00pm. The program will be at Rosse Hall on the campus of Kenyon College.
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL: Students and families can enter through the Rosse Hall entrance or through the side doors closer to Brandi Recital Hall. Students will meet in Brandi Recital Hall (in the same building as Rosse Hall) and check in with their teacher. Homeroom teachers will sign students out to 1 adult after the performance.
Only two guests per student will be allowed to attend. Plan to sign in. This allows for social distancing in the theatre. Guests should plan to be seated by a volunteer to ensure the safest spacing.
Masks are required for attendance. Students will have the option to remove their masks for the singing portion of their grade level performance (less than 10 minutes).
ATTIRE: All students should dress in nice clothes the evening of the program.
5th graders should wear nice dark clothes, if possible (navy blue, black,etc). Why? It’s a surprise!
Looking forward to a celebration of the season with you!
Mrs. Suzy Springer, Wiggin Street Elementary Music Teacher
December 17th National Ugly Sweater Day
Child Identification Kits for all Ohio's First Grade Students
The Child ID Kits will be coming home with first grade students next week.
Food for the Hungry
Congratulations to Mrs. Brenneman's class for winning the Pizza Party for donating the most "cans"! Also, Logan Miller had the greatest donation and was offered the opportunity to be on the LIVE broadcast with other schools' winners on the day of the Drive and received a goody bag.
Dec. 10 Winning students are interviewed LIVE @ Knox Memorial
Thank you to all that donated, and congratulations, Logan!!!
Instant Connect- New Communication System
Mount Vernon City Schools will begin transitioning from KnoxAlerts to Instant Connect. Instant Connect is a communications system that will allow us to send voice communication, text, and email to our district families. We will be using this software as our notification system for attendance, important district news, alerts, and school closings.
The first step started last year as parents of MVCSD students began receiving messages from Instant Connect through absence notifications and district COVID notifications. Parent contact information was being pulled directly from the Student Information Systems. At the start of each school year parents log in to the Parent Portal and update the contact information on the student’s emergency medical form. The emergency medical form is the location where phone numbers and email addresses are imported into our system.
The second step in the integration, involved having MVCSD faculty and staff register for an Instant Connect Portal account to manage their district communications.
The third step in the rollout is allowing all parents, community members and students to register their own Instant Connect Portal account in order to receive communications from Mount Vernon City Schools. Please read the registration instructions on setting up your Instant Connect portal. Then, select the 'Instant Connect Portal Account Registration Link' below for registration.
Parents of Mount Vernon City School students will continue to receive information and alerts from Instant Connect as their contact information imports through our student information system. However, if parents desire to customize their communications from MVCSD, setting up an Instant Connect Portal account is highly recommended. Parents would have the ability to receive specific building alerts and notifications of their choice.
Thrive Kids with Coach Hannah
We’ve started a new skill this week at Thrive Kids, the wall ball! We will work each week to advance this skill and help the kids to grow stronger in their movements. We will also focus on what it means to be a learner while also being a leader and how they can transfer these skills to their classroom and other activities!
See you next week at 8:15am!
Kroger Community Rewards and AmazonSmile
As grocery and online shopping pickup over the holiday season, Friends of Wiggin Street School (FOWS) would like to inform teachers and 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.
Upcoming Important Dates
7 FOW PTO Meeting, 5:00
10 Holiday Shop (parents may shop with kids from 8:30-9:00 am)
13 Gingerbread Man Play Dress Rehearsal (performance for students)
14 Gingerbread Man Play 6:15 pm (students arrive @ 6:00)
16 Winter Performance Dress Rehearsal (Warm clothing to walk to Rosse Hall)
16 Winter Performance @ Rosse Hall; 7:00 pm (Staff: 6-6:15; Students: 6:30)
17 Holiday Parties
18- Jan. 2 Winter Break