The Stinging News

April 22, 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 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

Dear Hornung Families,

Senior Survivor Week is upcoming, May 16-20th, 8 teams of Brighton’s own senior class will be living at the school and devoting their time to raising money for the charity Fund A Life. This charity provides grants to families faced with life-altering situations such as cancer diagnosis, disease, or even house fires.Survivor Teams are selling t-shirts in support of the Senior Survivor Fundraiser. Profits from these shirts go towards this amazing charity. We are excited to see everyone wearing these shirts in support of the survivor teams! Buy your student (or yourself) a shirt through the Kensington Valley Varsity website.

To learn more about the Senior Survivor teams or make a monetary donation online visit the Fund A Life page .

Links to visit:

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal 8102994451

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PTO Buzz

We hope you enjoyed last Friday's day-off from school at AIRBORNE! We raised about $400 for our BAS Pack of Dogs. A big thanks to our organizers and everyone who attended. You can further support the BAS Pack of Dogs by shopping at Buff City Soap in downtown Brighton next Thursday, April 28th from 4p-7p. 10% of purchases will go to supporting our furry friends, who will be there for photos and helping you shop.

Our next school event is a ROLLERAMA Skate Night on Thursday the 28th from 5p-7pm. Drop in to skate and/or buy some pizza if you'd prefer not to cook.

To celebrate TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, we have many things planned! Below is the schedule for the week of May 1st:

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. Please reference the signup genius for donation requests. (These

donations need to be sent in by Friday, April 29th).

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. Teacher lunch will also 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).

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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


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