The Stinging News
April 9, 2021
Fall Educational Choice Form
Fall Educational Choice Form (please submit a response for each of your children currently enrolled in the Brighton Area Schools by Friday, April 16th if possible. If one of your JK-11 students does not plan to return to the Brighton Area Schools in the fall for any reason, please fill out this form as well as there is an option for this as well).
*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.
Principal’s Message - April 9, 2021
As we are just finishing up with March Is Reading Month, I’d like to suggest the following to support reading skills.
When teaching reading and writing today, we teach our students to "pinch" sounds when we SPELL and use "one breath blending" or read words in slow motion when blending to READ.
Your child has been learning and practicing these two techniques during word study. Encourage your child to use and practice these strategies at home.
Also, please read the article from the “Reading Connection” that focuses on phonics to assist with our younger students.
Use these activities to build your child’s phonemic awareness – their ability to hear sounds in words:
Choose a three-letter word, such as cap. Have your child substitute different beginning sounds from the alphabet to make new words (lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, zap). See how many words they can create.
Pick a long word and tell them to clap once as they say each syllable. For mozzarella, they would clap four times: moz-za-rel-la.
Ask your child to say a word without the first sound. Example: “Can you say sit without the s?” (Answer: it)
Think of a word and give your youngster a “sound” clue to figure it out. For instance, “I’m thinking of a word for something that you chew. The word has an “uh” sound in the middle.” (Answer: gum)
Source: “Resources for Education”, Reading Connection – Beginning Edition
*Also don't forget to order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school code 1223821.
This is your only opportunity to order our yearbook. We will not have an extra yearbooks for purchase at the end of the year.
Orders must be placed by next Monday, April 12, 2021
Questions, please reach out to Ruth at Schworr@brightonk12.com
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
The next PTO Meeting will be on April 21st at 9:30am via Zoom. We’ll need your help at this one as Field Day and the 4th Grade Celebration events need volunteers & idea people! Please join us.
Wednesday, our teachers and staff were treated by the Hornung PTO with a nice spread from Panera. A big thanks to the donors of the Panera gift cards. Our children were also treated this week with an Oreo Cookie Ultimate Dunking Set snack kit.
A final thanks to the businesses that made our 2021 Silent Auction a success: 2 Dandelions Book Store, Airborne Adventure Park, BARC, Belle Ami, Bink & Babs Boutique, Bourbons, Brighton Coffee House, Card My Yard, Culture Beer and Cheese, Elderberry, Grasshopper Gardens , Hush Intimate Apparel, I.catching colors, Ivory Vines, London Beauty, London Beauty, Oak Pointe CC, Orange Theory Fitness, Ore Creek, Phenomenal Clean, Running Lab, Simply Skin, The Ceramic Studio Etc., The HandleBar Pedal Pub, The Pound, Torch Window Cleaning, and Wilson Marine.
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.
Check and Connect Times:
12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade
1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.
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
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.
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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