gratefully declined, the school said, because Wiggles was irreplaceable.
Wiggles, who had resided in Room 25 for three years, was remembered fondly yesterday by current and former kindergarten pupils for his endearing trait of sticking his tongue out, in a nice way, at everything and everybody.
"The kids loved watching him do that," a clerk in the school office said. "They thought it was the neatest trick. And it was."