The Stinging News

April 29, 2022

Specials Schedule This Week

Monday, May 2nd - C Day

Tuesday, May 3rd - A Day

Wednesday, May 4th - B Day

Thursday, May 5th - C Day

Friday, May 6th - A Day

Please remember....

Please remember if you are volunteering at our school to make sure you have your drivers licence or I.D. with you so we can scan it into our Raptor system.

Thank you,

Hornung Office

Important Phone Numbers

Hornung Office - 810-299-4450

Hornung Attendance Line - 810-299-4454

Jack Yates, Principal Office 810-299-4451

Hornung Fax - 810-299-4460

Hornung Friendship Center – 810-299-4461

BAS Central Office - 810-299-4000

BAS Transportation – 810-299-3890

*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19 use this form to self-report.

Principal's Message

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


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PTO Buzz

Monday, May 2nd from 4p-8p, CHIPOTLE will give back to our school. Use the code VDP3BJT if ordering ahead of time.

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:
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.


    Sunday, May 1st: Bring your sidewalk chalk to Hornung and draw a picture or leave a special note on the sidewalk in front of the school or on the playground.Monday, May 2nd: Teacher refueling station. The PTO will be putting together a refueling station for the teachers to include some of their favorite snacks and drinks.Tuesday, May 3rd: Bring a book to add to your teacher’s classroom library.Wednesday, May 4th: Flower bouquet; teachers and support staff will be asked to bring a vase to school. Have your child bring in a flower to contribute towards making a beautiful bouquet!Thursday, May 5th: Make a card with a special note. Lunch to be provided by the PTO.Friday, May 6th: With all of the gift cards and money donations we have collected, we will gift each staff member a chance to win one! If you haven’t done so and wish to donate, please have gift cards in by Monday, May 1st.
    If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay 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

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Counselor Corner!

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.

Mrs. McKiddy


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Placement Consideration Form

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.

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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

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

Thank you!

Note from the Attendance Secretary

Please call in your student's absence to the Attendance Line every day they are absent from school. Please give a brief reason why they are absent, whether it be a vacation, personal or illness. If your student is ill, please provide a brief description of their symptoms. If you do not call in your student's absence, a Robocall goes out around 2 PM. If you receive the Robocall, that means your student has an unexcused absence.

Please pack a change of clothes

Please make sure you pack a change of clothes in your child's backpack EVERY DAY. This is for ALL grades. You never know when your student may have a nosebleed, have a spill, get muddy or have a bathroom accident. If they have a change of clothes, then we can take care of it, otherwise we will need to call home for you to bring up a change of clothing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lunch Schedule

JK and K Lunch 11:45-12:10 Recess 12:10-12:30

2nd Lunch 12:15-12:40 Recess 12:40-1:00

1st Lunch 12:45-1:10 Recess 1:10-1:30

3rd Lunch 1:10-1:35 Recess 1:35-1:55

4th Lunch 1:40-2:05 Recess 2:05-2:25

Important Information from BAS Student Nutrition Department

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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.

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families