The Stinging News

May 20, 2022

Specials Schedule This Week

Monday, May 23rd - C Day

Tuesday, May 24th - A Day

Wednesday, May 25th - B Day

Thursday, May 26th - C Day

Friday, May 27th - A Day

!! End of Year Medication Pick-Up !!

Student medication(s) must be picked up by dismissal time on June 15th.

Controlled medication(s) must be picked up by a parent/guardian on file.

Any medication not picked up will be discarded.

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

Family Fun Night/Sports Silent Auction - What a tremendous evening!!! My sincere thanks goes to our incredible PTO, our wonderful staff, and to our phenomenal Hornung parents, for the overwhelming support of this event. There were so many people who devoted an astounding amount of time, volunteered during the event, and/or donated gifts/prizes, which made this event such an accomplishment!

Scholastic Book Fair - An added bonus this past week that culminated during Family Fun Night was the Book Fair. Much appreciation goes to Scott Turner (Media Specialist), Sheryl Hemphill (Media Center Assistant) and all of the parent volunteers who made this event so successful!!!

Field Day - Field Day is Friday June 10th. We will have lots of fun games, bounce houses and some of our staff will even take turns in the dunk tank! Field Day games will be in the morning from 9-11:30. JK/K teachers will be asking for small group chaperones to walk around with the kids. 1st-4th graders will go around stations with a field day buddy.

During lunch recess, kids will be treated to Kona Ice and have additional bounce house time. After lunch recess, there will be a 50 yard dash competition for each grade.

At 3:00 pm, we will have our fourth grade tug-of-war competition in the west field by the baseball diamond. Fourth grade parents are welcome to attend the tug-of-war!

We need lots of volunteers to make it a success! If you plan on being at the school for field day, make sure your background check has been submitted for this school year. All volunteers must check in at the office first. Only volunteers that have signed up and completed a background check will be allowed to participate at field day. The background check page can be found here:

Here is the sign-up genius for Field Day volunteers:

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal 8102994451

PTO Buzz

A big thanks to Michele Mannooch and all our volunteers who made the return of Family Fun Night a success! Over 250 families made it out. Also to all our volunteers who helped with the Scholastic Book Fair, which brought in over $11,000 in sales. It was a busy week setting-up and doing these events, but the kids had a blast.

A special thanks to Nicole Cullers for coordinating our Hornung Elementary Science Fair. We had over 40 entries and the classes all got to enjoy seeing the projects by our young scientists.

This week, we also helped support our High School Honor Society's “Senior Survivor” event in which money was raised to help families in need via our local “Fund a Life 2022”.

Mark your calendars for Field Day on Friday, June 10th. A Sign-up Genius will be coming out soon as we will need a lot of volunteers to make this successful.

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Counselor Corner

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last few weeks, 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. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths. We plan to take time with classrooms to focus on lessons missed at some other point in the year or revisit specific topics that need a refresher. 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.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Children's Entrepreneurship Fair 2022

Calling all K-8th grade entrepreneurs! Sign up for your FREE spot at The Children's Entrepreneurship Fair in downtown Brighton! Kids – Create a product or service, design your booth, set your pricing, and then sell to real customers at this one-day public fair on Saturday, June 11, 10am - noon. Sign up today at

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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.

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

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