The Stinging News
January 15, 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.
Wednesday, January 20th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY
Monday, February 1st - NO SCHOOL/Records Day
Wednesday, February 3rd - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY
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 mylifetouch.com and use picture day ID RRJKVVTVE 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 SchworR@brightonk12.com
Picture Day and
Principal’s Message - January 15, 2021
Dear Hornung Families,
This weekend marks the halfway point of our school year…Whew!!!
This week’s Principal’s Message is emphasizing the importance of reading. The following is some excellent information to support reading from our Brighton District Library!
Reading Aloud to Your Child Spells Success!
Reading aloud to your newborn offers a special one-on-one bonding time, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics reading aloud also increases an important part of your child’s brain development that occurs within the first three years of their life.
Reading enhances your child’s vocabulary and communication skills, enhances logical and critical thinking, and improves concentration. When children hear stories, their imaginations soar. By reading to your child, you’re helping them develop a deeper understanding of the story which will help them become better readers and writers later.
The Brighton District Library uses the American Library Association’s research-based national model for our story times. The program, Every Child Ready to Read, incorporates five early literacy practices:
Talking: When you talk with your child, your child is learning the meaning of words. Talk about things around you, tell stories and have them tell you stories. You are modeling ideas and words for them.
Singing: Singing slows down language so children can hear the smaller sounds in words. Children who grow up hearing music, singing songs, and moving to the beat are enjoying what experts call “a rich sensory environment.” Researchers believe this forges more pathways between cells in the brain.
Reading: Shared reading is the single most important activity that you can do to help your child get ready to read. Have fun reading, use expressions and ask questions about what you’ve read. Reading the same story over and over again helps kids transition from verbal language to reading.
Writing: In young children writing goes through stages from light markings, to letter forms, to drawing letters, to forming them. Writing helps children understand that print has meaning. Allow your child to scribble and draw. Drawing helps with eye-hand coordination and exercises the muscles in the fingers and hands which develops fine motor control needed for writing.
Playing: Play, in addition to being fun, helps children to think symbolically. One item represents another; a block might represent a telephone. Symbolic thinking is the same kind of thinking used for reading. Play teaches children to cooperate and communicate with others; a skill needed for school readiness.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
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.
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
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