The Stinging News
April 29, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
Staff Appreciation Week! Just a reminder, that this coming week we’re honoring our wonderful staff! Their kindness, dedication, and compassion for our students is amazing!
Having fun and learning…it’s always our goal at Hornung Elementary School! The following paragraphs fit that bill and have some great suggestions.
Goal Setting for Reading - We all set goals and priorities during the day, through the week, or even over a lifetime. Aspirations are something that all of us should have and strive to accomplish. When it comes to becoming a good reader, goals should be set for our young children to achieve. The following can be useful when trying strategies that will help our beginning readers.
Story Time - Want to spend time with your youngster, build their reading skills, and help them learn to love books? You can do all three when you read aloud to them. Here are some suggestions.
Read Regularly – Try to read to your child every day. You might aim for 10-15 minutes of bedtime reading for a peaceful end to the day. Bring along a book and read to him/her during a sibling's sports or dance practice. Or curl up together with a book when you get home from work.
Take turns choosing books – Your child may want to hear old favorites again and again. Use your turn for new titles and variety (i.e. nonfiction poetry).
Let them participate – Ask your child to turn pages while you read. Also, they can finish sentences that rhyme or fill in words that they know. Go slowly so that they have time to understand the story and look at the illustrations. They’ll enjoy read-aloud time more if he/she plays an active role.
Be playful – You can use different voices for different characters (e.g. a high, squeaky voice for a mouse or a deep, booming voice for a horse). Or substitute your child’s name for the main character’s name, and use other family members’ names for other characters. Note…You don’t have to be an expert reader – your child will love it when you read aloud because it’s you!
Source: “Reading Connection” – Beginning Edition
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Wednesday, May 4th will be the LAST DAY to register for the Science Fair. This week, our kids enjoyed a PTO sponsored Science Assembly, so hopefully they're now excited to participate in the Science Fair. Details and registration at: http://hornung2022.oursciencefair.com
The 4th Grade Celebration is underway! 4th grade parents, please be sure to get your checks/funds in for this event. Fliers will be in the take-home folders.
Next week is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Tupper:firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reference the Stinging News or the PTO Facebook page.
Hornung Elementary PTO
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Welcome back from break, here in the final stretch of the year! We hope the month of April brings us some warmer weather and time outside. This month, we will be providing classroom lessons on the topic of Wellness. We will focus on creating a healthy body and mindset as well as promoting wellness within ourselves. Students will be asked to reflect on their choices that make them stronger as learners as well as humans! We would like to encourage you to continue conversations at home about the things that help us all grow with our mindset and skills to make us healthy and happy.
The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will do our best to support your child.
Over the next two months, we will be developing class lists and student assignments for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click above for the form and for more information on this.
Just as a reminder.....
Please do not send your child to school if your child is experiencing any illness symptoms such as,
Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
Shortness of breath
Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.
Note from the Attendance Secretary
Please pack a change of clothes
Important Information from BAS Student Nutrition Department
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.