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 your student or anyone in your household have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, use this form to self-report and request a return to work/school letter.

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.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form Livingston County

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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 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

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


PTO Buzz

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

Bitmoji Link

Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.

Counselor Corner

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!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

Important Reminder

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.

Thank you!

Hornung Office

Specials Schedule

Monday, April 12th - B Day

Tuesday, April 13th - C Day

Wednesday, April 14th - Virtual Learning Day

Thursday, April 15th - A Day

Friday, April 16th - B Day

Important Dates!

Monday, May 31st - NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 2nd - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Wednesday, June 9th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School (1/2 Day)

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Order Your Yearbook Today

Don't forget to order your yearbook online at our school code is 1223821. The order deadline is 4/12/2021
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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

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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

BAS PACK of DOGS March Newsletter

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families