Wiggin Street Parent Update

September 17, 2021

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Better Together


It has been a great week talking with classes about my job as Principal. I often get called the President LOL! This weekend ask your kids about what a principal does and what I say on the announcements each day. They have surprised me with all they know about our school expectations and why they are important. We also read the following books together and talked about the "Golden Rule".

K-2 I AM Human: A Book of Empathy

3-5 The Potato Chip Champ

This Saturday is "Respect Day" and our kids have shared this week what Respect looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Check out our Respect Tree that Ms. Carla and Ms. Tammy designed. Next week, I will share the video about Respect with lip sync by our staff!

Today, our Kindergarten students took their first field trip to see Frozen Kids at the Memorial Theater. More information is below with dates, times, and a link to buy tickets. We have some students in the performances too, and we are so proud of them!

Have a great weekend!



Break a Leg!

Best wishes to our Wiggin Street Kids performing in Frozen this weekend and next weekend. Check out their bios in the Playbill attached below!

Current Students

Zachary Cramer

Eleanor Cramer

Natalie Hoffman

Past Students

Ryder Witt

Camilla Witt

Isabel Foley

Marley Carrico

Esme McDonald

Maddie Jones

MTV arts

What is the difference between Frozen KIDS and JR?

Both Kids and Jr are shortened from the Broadway version, but KIDS has a runtime of only 30-45 minutes, and JR runs a little over an hour.

Frozen Kids

Friday, September 17 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 18 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 18 @ 7:30 pm

Frozen JR

Friday, September 24 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets are $15 Main Floor and Balcony- $3 Discount for children 10 years of age and younger

Tickets may be purchased online or at Park National Bank Mount Vernon Downtown Office at One South Main.

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Constitution Day

Today is designated as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The day also celebrates US Citizenship and is sometimes called Citizenship Day. It's like the birthday of the United States government! Our 5th grade students are greatly appreciated for putting up the flag each morning under the supervision of Mrs. Croswell.

Help Wanted

Would you like to have a job at Wiggin Street, so you could be on your child's schedule and work with our amazing teachers? We are in need of a 1:1 Student Aide and would love to have you join our team!

Below you will find a general job description for an aide position with the Knox ESC. Here is a link to the job posting on the ESC website. To apply, click on this link and complete the Substitute Aide Application (although this is not a subbing position). Lastly, please email me at cgrandstaff@mvcsd.us to let me know you're interested and applying, so I can alert the ESC of your interest to work at Wiggin Street.

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Thrive Kids Update

What a great week at Thrive Kids! We had over 40 kids join us on Thursday morning to get their bodies and brains MOVING before school! We worked on jumping for distance with a specific focus on using our momentum (and our arms!) to help propel us forward! Our mindset discussion was focused on having courage in order to help us do hard things and taking small steps in order to help us overcome a fear - ask your kids about broccoli ;) The kids all came home with a bracelet to help remind them "I can do hard things!"

Getting kids moving and increasing their heart rate is an excellent way to help their brain get prepped for school.

Here's this week's before school activity to try at home:

10 jumps for distance

Sprint 100m (or as far as reasonably possible in the space you have!)

10 jumps for height

Sprint 100m

10 left footed jumps

Sprint 100m

10 right footed jumps

Sprint 100m

See you Thursday, September 23! Keep MOVING!

Coach Hannah

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

Friends of Wiggin Street

Friends of Wiggin St,

That’s a wrap on the Mumkin Sale... time to celebrate!
Thank you so much for all of the support. With over 600 Mumkins being sold by our kids and staff, we have reached our goal of raising over $3,000! This will allow FOWS to purchase a piano for our music class and all the students will celebrate with a popsicle/extra recess celebration!
In case you still need to order, your online ordering link will be active till midnight September 18th!

Thanks again,
Jenn Grassbaugh
FOWS President

Great Apple Crunch Event

Apples will be distributed on October 14th to each individual classroom for “Apple Crunch” pictures to be taken!

Upcoming Important Dates

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


17 Constitution Day

24 YES Concert- Grades 1 and 2


1 Popcorn Friday

3 Mumkin Pickup 9-1:00

5 Friends of Wiggin Street Meeting, 5:00

5 Gifted Seminar

6 YES Concert-Grade 3

8 Individual Fall Pictures

10 Wiggin Street Book Fair @ Paragraph's Bookstore