The Stinging News
March 11, 2021
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
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.
Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.
Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.
Principal’s Message - March 11, 2021
As we celebrate March Is Reading Month, I’d like to suggest the following to support reading skills. Please read the article from the “Reading Connection” that focuses on comprehension with younger grade levels.
“Read Between the Lines”…
Learning to infer, or “read between the lines”, is one key to good reading comprehension. Consider these tips for helping your youngster make inferences when they read.
Describing the setting…Pick a book and read a few sentences to your child (without them looking). Leave out words that name the setting. Example: “Sand stretched in all directions…cacti dotted the landscape.” Can they tell you where the story is set? If they aren’t sure, give a hint (i.e. “Where do you see lots of sand and cacti?)
Look for Lessons…Fables are great for reading between the lines. Read one by Aesop, and help your child figure out the lesson. For instance, “The Tortoise and the Hare” teaches that even if you’re slow, you can win if you just keep going. Have them point out parts that are used to make the inference. (“The tortoise never stopped and he took one good step after another.”)
Use Prompts…Questions that start with “Why do you think…?” or “How do you know…? can encourage your child to infer. You might ask them why do you think the character behaved the way he did or how did he know that it’s going to snow. Together, look for clues in the book that may help your child answer the questions.
Source: “Resources for Education”, Reading Connection – Beginning Edition
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Parent Information Night
Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Parent Information Night!
Who................ Parents of incoming Maltby 5th Graders
When.............. Thursday, March 18th at 7 pm
How................. Zoom Link (We will send out next week)
Please plan on joining us for our virtual incoming 5th Grade Parent Orientation where we will be presenting information on scheduling, curriculum, Encore classes and much much more!!
The virtual presentation will begin at 7pm via Zoom Link. Please plan on joining us if you can, we are excited to meet our new Maltby Bullpup parents!
*Please note this presentation is for parents and not students- thank you.
We hope to see you there!
Maltby Intermediate School
The next PTO Meeting will be on March 17th at 9:30am. We hope you will login and join us for this Zoom meeting. In-school and remote-learning families are welcome!
Our School Silent Auction is live through March 21st. Please take a look at the amazing baskets that our volunteers have put together and start bidding!
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
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 also focusing on the needs of students and classrooms and providing additional support with student groups and individual support. 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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
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Yearbook Activity Pictures Needed
Dear Hornung Families (In Person & BVA),
We are in need of activity pictures for Hornung's year book. If you have a few you could share with us, that would be great. Please send them to Ruth at SchworR@brightonk12.c
Picture Day and
The Livingston County Health Department Vision Screening
BVA students can have their Vision Screened free of charge at Livingston County Health Dept by calling (517)552-9850 to make an appointment. Appointments are available twice a month.
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
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