The Stinging News

January 22, 2021

*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student or anyone in your household have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, use this form to self-report and request a return to work/school letter.

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.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form Livingston County

Important Dates!

Monday, February 1st - NO SCHOOL/Records Day

Wednesday, February 3rd - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Monday, February 8th - Picture Retake Day

Principal’s Message - January 22, 2021

Kindness…Everyone likes to be complimented for a job well done. Every school year we make a concentrated effort on spreading kindness throughout the day! A great message to give our children is for ways to use “kindness” all the time, which will lift people’s spirits! As educators, we support kindness in many ways. We will sometimes ask students to invite someone to play with you or maybe work with you, that you have never played with or worked with before. We also suggest to look around for someone who needs help today. The goal is to make someone feel better with words of kindness or with caring behaviors. Positive words and actions speak volumes!

Motivation…The following describes certain motivations. Intrinsic can sometimes be more meaningful, but all of us work for extrinsic rewards too. Think of what types of motivation inspire your child and yourself.

Intrinsic motivation involves engaging in a behavior because it is personally rewarding; essentially, performing an activity for its own sake rather than the desire for some external reward. Examples of behaviors that are the result of intrinsic motivation include:

  • Participating in a sport because you find the activity enjoyable

  • Solving a word puzzle because you find the challenge fun and interesting

  • Playing a game because you find it exciting

In each of these instances, the person's behavior is motivated by an internal desire to participate in an activity for its own sake.

Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from outside an individual. The motivating factors are external, or outside, rewards such as grades or money. These rewards provide satisfaction and pleasure that the task itself may not provide. An extrinsically motivated person will work on a task even when they have little interest in it because of the anticipated satisfaction they will get from some reward. The rewards can be something as minor as a smiley face to something major like fame or fortune.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


News from the Art Room

Hello Parents!

I am so excited to tell you that we are preparing to re-open the art room! Much thought, planning, and precaution has been put forth to create a safe plan to transition back to our studio! We know that our young artists will thrive in the studio environment and adapt quickly to our new routines. If you are able to donate a tub of sanitizing hand wipes or pump of hand sanitizer, we would appreciate it! We will divide your donations evenly between the music, gym, media and art specials classrooms, as each will at some point in time be transitioning back to their rooms as well.

In addition, thank you from the bottom of our art hearts for the overwhelming participation in our Art to Remember program! Your purchases raised over $2,000 worth of much needed supplies for our program. During a year when our program faced COVID budget cuts, this was a blessing! A large order of new supplies has been placed and I'm excited to introduce them to our artists!

Sincerely, Sandy Cavallaro

In Partnership, Art Educator

Hornung Elementary School

4680 Bauer Road, Brighton, MI 48116

(810) 299-4450

PTO Buzz

Our next online PTO Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 10th at 9:30am. We hope you’ll join us as we start planning our virtual Family Fun events. Volunteers will be needed to help put together classroom baskets for our online auctions.

Hornung PTO is participating in BoxTops for Education. Just download the app; select “Eleanor Hornung Elementary School”; and scan your grocery bill. The process is very easy and the returns are a great help to the school.

The PTO has created a wishlist for our next staff luncheon. In a typical year, we would ask families to bring in food and donations. We are not able to do that this year. Our only choice is individual boxed lunches.

Our funding has been slim this year, so we are asking for parents help. If you would like to assist in the next teacher luncheon please use the attached amazon link.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send through PayPal,

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Picture Retake Day!

Hornung Picture re-take and makeup information

The following information is for In-Person students only.

BVA students will receive separate information regarding your instructions.

Hornung's picture re-take / makeup day is February 8, 2021

--If your child was absent on the original picture day please go to and use picture day ID EVTVVKJRR to place your order on line.

--If your child is having their picture re-taken, please return the original picture packet the day of pictures. They will then have their picture retaken.

--Please complete the attached Google Form to give us an idea of how many students to expect on Make Up / Retake Day.

--Any other questions, please direct them to Ruth at



Picture Day and

Yearbook Volunteer

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

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Specials Schedule

Monday, January 25th - A Day

Tuesday, January 26th - B Day

Wednesday, January 27th - Virtual

Thursday, January 28th - C Day

Friday, January 29th - A Day

Kindergarten Round Up Information

Please click this button for Kindergarten Round Up Information

Counselor Corner

Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January, we are taking time to further acknowledge and support that extra added stress this crazy year has brought us. We are diving into mindfulness, coping skills, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.

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!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

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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

BAS PACK of DOGS December Newsletter

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families