Wiggin Street Parent Update

May 6, 2022

Better Together

Dear Wiggin Street Families,

This has been a great week of celebrating our Wiggin Street Teachers and Staff! We are incredibly lucky to have some caring individuals working with your students each day. Thank you to all that contributed, and a special thank you to Jenn Grassbaugh, Friends of Wiggin Street President, and her kids for all her early morning surprises for staff.

Also, today is School Lunch Hero Day, and Mary Ann Walker is the best! She cares for each student as if they were her own. We are blessed to have her here at Wiggin Street.

Please notice that next Friday, May 13th, is our End of the Year Picnic during lunch. The school lunch will be hotdogs, orange and apple slices, carrots, and cookies with milk. If your child needs an alternative lunch, please provide them with a packed lunch that day.

Enjoy this week's update with lots of pictures. The next 3 weeks will be full of fun activities as we wrap up the school year! Have a nice weekend.


Christy Grandstaff

Our Wiggin Street School Lunch Hero

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Dress Like a Teacher Day

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43022 Parade

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2nd Grade Field Trip to The Works, Ohio Center for History, Art, and Technology


Middle School Music Opportunities

5th Grade Families:

Choir, Band, and Orchestra are offered as classes beginning in 6th grade. On April 29th, the 5th grade students traveled to the high school to learn about these music opportunities. Students also tried instruments during their music class this week!

Please add the below date to your calendar for more information and to sign up to BE PART OF THE MUSIC!

Parent Information/ Sign Up Meetings : Thursday, May 19 @ MVMS
6pm: Pleasant Street & Twin Oak
7pm: Dan Emmett & Wiggin Street
8pm: Columbia & East

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Donation from the Kenyon Neuroscience Department in honor of Professor Andrew J. Niemiec

This Glockenspiel is a donation from the Kenyon Neuroscience Department in honor of Professor Andrew J. Niemiec to whom it belonged. Professor Niemiec was an avid amateur musician (he owned several guitars and founded and ran a weekly faculty/students guitar circle for many years). His research focused in understanding the auditory system on which he was an expert. He particularly enjoyed teaching classes that explored the subjective experiences of animals; he wanted to understand how they experienced the world. As his friend and colleague for over 20 years, Hewlet McFarlane knows that he would have been most pleased to see the students playing the instrument. So, on behalf of Andy and the Neuroscience Department, Mr. McFarlane hopes the glockenspiel brings the students and teachers many years of music and merry making.

Life Cycle of Bees Dance Performance

Knox County Recorder's Office Art Contest

All students at Wiggin Street participated in the local Knox County Recorder’s Office Art Contest. These students' artwork were selected to be hung in their office and to be awarded a prize.

Ellis Bartal (1st grade)

Caroline Biggerstaff (2nd grade)

Quinn Castro (4th grade)

Lillian Buckwalter (5th grade)

Annie Jiang (5h grade)

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More Fun Festival Pictures

Senior Breakfast at Wiggin Street

We are excited to see Wiggin Street Alumni that are graduating high school this year at the Senior Breakfast!
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2nd Grade Exploring with Magnets

Distinguished Student Scholarship

An application is available online at https://oagc.com/resources/scholarships/.


  • Ohio students who are finishing up the current school-year in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6 and have been identified as gifted or talented according to OAC 3301-51-15 in one or more areas: Cognitive Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Visual/Performing Arts, Creative Thinking

  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas: visual or performing arts, academic achievement, or leadership

  • Furthermore, the distinguished student will show evidence of using their exceptional talent in order to positively impact others in the community or communities that surrounds them.

  • The OAGC will accept nominations from a parent, teacher, community/civic groups, or the student

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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.

Last Day of School

May 26th, last day for students, will be a two-hour early release as in past school years.

Upcoming Important Dates


9 Kindergarten Screening

10 4th Grade Ag Day 9-11:30 am

12 5th Grade vs. Staff Hockey Game, 2:15 pm

13 5th Grade Cases for Smiles

13 End of the Year Picnic, 11:45-12:45

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


20 3rd Grade History Field Trip 9:15-2:00

22 High School Graduation

23 4th Grade Hygiene Talk w/Knox Public Health, 1:55-2:35

23 5th Grade Puberty Talk w/Knox Public Health, 2:40-3:30

24 Talent Show, 2:00

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

26 KDG Graduation, 9:30 am

26 5th Grade Graduation, 10:30 am

26 5th Grade Clap-out, 11:45 am

26 Final Report Cards go home

26 2-hour early dismissal, 1:30

27 Teacher Work Day

30 Memorial Day