The Stinging News

March 11, 2022

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* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

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

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

Principal's Message

March is Reading Month!

During this month, we really have been placing more emphasis on the importance of reading. We are celebrating in many ways the positive things that reading provides. When I was growing up, sports books were on the top of my list when we had book orders. Yes, way back 40 some odd years ago, us kids looked forward to receiving those books that we loved, just like today. I still have the paperback book “Bobby Orr, Dynamite On Ice” that I ordered in 1972…I know, lol!

High interest books are often a great motivator and as parents you probably already know what kind of books your child enjoys. Topics could include animals, sports, mysteries, or short chapter books (i.e. Magic Tree House, Bailey School Kids). Maybe Dr. Seuss or Curious George books are favorites. Whatever it is, books are always a great investment!

Please encourage your child to READ...READ...READ!!!


Jack Yates,

Hornung Elementary Principal

March is Reading Month

Next week we will continue to celebrate March is Reading Month with our Seuss Week Spirit Days. Attached you will find the schedule of what we will be wearing each day. We are looking forward to a week full of Dr. Seuss fun.



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PTO Buzz

We have a very busy week coming up with several fun activities!

The Hornung PTO Silent Auctions start on Sunday, March 13th and run through the week. These auctions are a major school fundraising event. Over $10,000 of items have been generously donated and collected by parent volunteers. Please check them out and bid on some great deals!

Thursday, March 17th will be Popcorn Thursday. For $0.50, your child may buy a bag of freshly popped popcorn to support the school. Limit of 2 bags per child.

We are excited to announce a long awaited return of Family Movie Night on Friday, March 18th. We’ll be playing Disney’s ENCANTO. Pizza, drinks, and cupcakes will be available for purchase. Please consider ordering a movie blanket from Designs & Sew, who will donate the proceeds to benefit the school. A huge thanks to Laura McGaffney for doing this. Blanket orders must be in by Sunday the 13th. Please see for orders.

Finally, March 14-18 is Dr. Seuss Week for March is Reading Month. Take a little time to read with your kids.

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Counselor Corner

Here we are in March, ready for some sunshine and warmer weather! This month, we will be visiting classrooms for some Read Alouds and social-emotional stories for Reading Month. We are doing our best to meet the needs of students and classrooms by providing additional support with student groups and individual concerns. During this time of the year, needs are high and many students are requiring additional connections. Our goal for this month is to more directly meet the needs of our students during this stretch of the year when we all need a little more TLC.

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!

35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy & Kindness

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

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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!

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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