The Stinging News
May 14, 2021
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
If you are a parent/guardian who tested positive for COVID-19, please use this form to report your positive test results and report any children who are in quarantine due to your positive test results.
Principal’s Message - May 14, 2021
“Buy a Brick Campaign!” – As our outdoor education area continues evolving, we will begin taking orders for engraved brick pavers for the “Legacy Walkway”. Currently, we have a walkway of engraved bricks, which is located near the pond and bordering the sidewalk leading to the playground. If you haven’t already, please order a brick and have your family be a part of something great. We are taking orders through Friday, May 28th. If you want to order, please make a copy of the form that we attached (see below) or call our office and we’ll send you a form. A 4x8 brick is $30.00 and an 8x8 brick is $40.
Amazing Job…Many thanks to Northridge Church for donating mulch to our flower and planting beds! More kudos the Northridge volunteers for sprucing up the areas around the pond and waterfall, which will take place tomorrow! Very much appreciated!
Conscious Discipline Parent Seminar! A number of our Hornung parents and Staff members listened to Mary Masson, who is the renowned Conscious Discipline authority and our school consultant. The presentation gave a keen insight on how to support children using the Loving Guidance approach. It's amazing information that you can use immediately to support the well-being of your children. If you didn’t get a chance to view the presentation we will have the link available soon.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Our next PTO Meeting is on May 19th at 9:30am via Zoom. It is election time for your 2021-2 PTO Board! If you would like to be considered for one of the positions, or would just like additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help make a difference while you shop with the Amazon app and at NO extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Parent Teacher Organization of Eleanor V Hornung Elementary SCHOO" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Parent Teacher Organization of Eleanor V Hornung Elementary SCHOO" as your charity (yes, it is missing the letter “L” in school)
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.
Check and Connect Times:
12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade
1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last month, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. From masks and cohort bubbles to virtual lessons and synchronous learning, we have done it all in a year like no other. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths with a Social-Emotional lesson centered around self-concept. We plan to take time with classrooms to reflect on what we CAN DO, what we DO WELL, and what makes us UNIQUE. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.
Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.
Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed here at school.
More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequestStudent Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
The McKinney Vento Act
The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.
The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.
Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.
Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.
Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.
SELCRA Skateboard Sessions
SELCRA is pleased to announce the opening of skateboard sessions
at Meijer Park, 333 Charles Orndorf Dr. in Brighton
Saturdays, May 1st thru October 30th (Closed on 6/19/2021)
$5 per visit for drop-ins
Helmets are required!
A Season pass is available at www.selcra.com
Click on Register Now! And use keyword: skate
Under 18 Must have a parental waiver on file to enter the park. Please click below for waiver.
Email the completed form to: Cheryl at email@example.com
BAS Parent Tech Guide
Hornung Families - we are happy to provide you with a resource guide to help with student learning on technology at home. Click on this resource link to access our BAS Parent Tech Guide. We hope you find this helpful! ~Mrs. Richards
BAS Parent Tech Guide