Wiggin Street Parent Update

May 26, 2023


Dear Wiggin Street Families,

This, being the last full week of school, was packed with fun times! Enjoy the many pictures from the week.

We will be wrapping up the year next week with a quick flag ceremony Tuesday morning in honor of Memorial Day. Then, we have the 5th grade vs. Staff Hockey Game at 2:00. If you are coming to watch the game, you may want to bring some ear plugs. The kids get very excited and the acoustics are not great in our gym. We are hoping that some of the issues will be remedied this summer. As for the hockey game, the first puck will drop no later than 2:15, so you will want to get a seat on the bleachers before that time.

The last day of school will include Kindergarten graduation at 9:30 am and 5th grade graduation at 10:30 am. There will be a quick 5th grade practice at 9:00 am, so Kindergarten parents will need to wait till 9:15 to take a seat. The all school 5th grade Clap Out will be at 11:45, and all students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 pm for the 2-hour early dismissal.

Lastly, we want to take this moment to recognize Mrs. Ballard for all the care and love she has shown Wiggin Street students over the years. She is retiring this year, and we are so happy for her that she can spend more time with her family, including her dogs, and travel more. We wish her the best.

Enjoy the long weekend.


Christy Grandstaff

Yearbooks for Sale

We have about 10 extra yearbooks for sale. If interested, you can email Mrs. Phillips to secure your copy.

Field Day

Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading Rewards

We are excited to announce the Summer Reading Goals and Rewards for this year! Everyone loves Water Day, and the goals are achievable! Please read this letter to learn more. Also, don't forget to send Mrs. Phillips pictures of you reading this summer.

Summer Reading Goals

Going into K&1 - 45 books
Going into 2nd - 400 pages
Going into 3rd - 800 pages
Going into 4th&5th - 1,000 pages

Peer Mediator Picnic

Snow Cone and Extra Recess Reward

Class of 2023: Always "Wiggin Street Kids"

Art with Mrs. Biggerstaff

Making Baskets of Kindness in Mrs. Clippinger's Class

Mrs. Wegmiller's Class Played Math Board Games They Created

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing, and we only have 2 more days. Please remind your children to check for any lost clothing. These items will be donated after school is out.

Summer Reading Book List from IMSE

Check out this Inclusive Summer Reading List from the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. The books highlight diverse characters, covering themes like kindness, family, the environment, growth mindset, imagination, self confidence, and friendship. Hopefully, you can find some books appropriate for your child from this list of recommendations that also have questions for discussion as a family.

Your Kids Love Epic!

The free student account works when school is in session from Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in access for the summer, you can get three months for $11.99 at getepic.com/voucher/redeem, Code: SUMMER2023. Epic has over 40,000 books and learning videos, including “Read-To-Me books” and audiobooks.

Fun Summer Learning Opportunity

https://wonderopolis.org/ is a free online summer-learning destination with fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker Experiments.

2023-24 Class Lists

Class lists will be posted August 2nd on our front doors as well as being shared through Instant Connect. They will not be going home in their report card envelopes. A lot goes into creating class lists. Teachers meet with the next grade level as well as other staff that work closely with the grade level to make sure the classes are well balanced. Students' academic levels and Social Emotional needs are just a couple of ways that teachers look at to balance the classes. This continues into the summer as we are made aware of new enrollment. For these reasons, we feel it is important to wait till August to share the final lists. Thank you for understanding.

Upcoming Important Dates

2022-23 MVCSD Calendar


29 Memorial Day (No School)

30 Morning Flag Ceremony/ Memorial Day Observance

30 Hockey Game 2:00 (puck drops by 2:15)

31 Last Day of School/End of 4th 9 wks (2-hour early dismissal, 1:30 pm)

31 5th Grade Grad Practice 9:00 am

31 KDG Graduation 9:30 am

31 5th Grade Graduation 10:30 am

31 5th Grade Clap-out 11:45 am

2023-24 MVCSD Calendar

Principal-Wiggin Street Elementary