The Stinging News
October 9, 2020
Principal’s Message – October 9, 2020
Morning Drop Off Protocol Reminder – If you are dropping off students in front of school (drop off lane), all students must exit the vehicle on the right side (onto the sidewalk). Secondly, I have seen a few parents walk between vehicles instead of going to the crosswalk where I normally stand, which can be dangerous. Lastly, if parking in our parking lot, please go extra slow and be looking out for families who are making their way to the crosswalk. We’ve observed speeding vehicles in the parking lot…not good. As always, I appreciate your awareness and understanding that will keep everyone safe….Thanks!
Scholastic Book Fair!
Save the Date! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hornung on Friday, October 23rd through Thursday, November 5th. New this year: the Fair will be Virtual. Mrs. Richards will walk all of our students through the Virtual Fair during their Library time the week of October 19th. Orders can be placed online and shipped directly to your house. Teachers can also create Wish Bins for their classrooms. We hope that you will join us in our Book Fair Time Machine this Fall - where books will take us anywhere we want to go! Happy Reading!
Ways to support young readers…
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
Set the example. Let children see you read.
Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up
with changing tastes and reading skills.
Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books
Jack Yates, Hornung Elementary Principalyatesj@brightonk12.com 8102994451
Picture Day Information Update
Hornung’s Picture day for Hornung students is Tuesday, October 20. Hornung BVA students will be photographed on the morning of Wednesday, October 21.
BVA students have been emailed additional information regarding their picture day.
In order to minimize the handling of unnecessary paper on both picture days. We are requesting you place your order on line, prior to picture day. The forms have been sent home for reference only, please place your order online.
Classroom composite pictures ARE PART of the picture day order form packages. This is the only opportunity you will have to order the classroom composite picture.
Yearbook orders are NOT part of the picture day order form. There will be a separate order for the yearbook at a later time.
Questions can be directed to Ruth (Picture Day and Yearbook Volunteer) at SchworR@Brightonk12.com
We’ve almost hit our goal for the classroom air purifiers. They have been ordered and we are just awaiting the shipment to arrive. If you would like to help, please have your child send in a check (payable to the “Hornung Elementary PTO”) or give to the link below:
We also encourage you to help us passively raise funds by picking Hornung as your Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile charities. Links below:
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs McKiddy! I have very much enjoyed our start to a great school year. I spent the month of September visiting classrooms for a social-emotional lesson centered around resiliency and working through challenges. I have also increased visits with individual students needing social-emotional support. I am working hard to add some peer support groups by the end of the month! As the year progresses, I am continuing to connect with classroom teachers for referrals for students who are struggling or may need additional support. 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.
We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools
Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch to all Students
Effective immediately, school breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge to all Brighton Area Schools students under a temporary waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ALL students learning in the classroom, or remotely are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31st or until Federal funding runs out.
A credit will be issued back to student lunch accounts for all reduced-price and full-paid meals purchased as of September 14th through today. Students who do not qualify for free meals will lose this benefit when the waiver expires or funding ends.
Furthermore, the USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals reach all children 18 years and younger in this fluid and fast-changing time.
Brighton Area Schools will continue to serve breakfast and lunch according to our established back-to-school meal service plan. Remote study students may still pre-order meals for pick up on Wednesdays at any Brighton High School.
Families are still encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by October 15th to avoid any disruption of current meal benefits when this USDA waiver expires. We recommend families apply for school meal benefits online. The online process is quick and easy, and we are able to review your application much faster than the traditional paper method. This service is free and facilitates a socially distanced, contact free application process for our families! Online applications can be found at https://www.brightonk12.com/domain/28. Please email email@example.com to request a paper application if preferred.
Brighton Area Schools is committed to ensuring that our children have access to safe, healthy, and nutritious meals. We look forward to serving your children! Additional information about the Student Nutrition Program can be found at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/7681
If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Richard Browder, Director of Student Nutrition
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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
Student device contracts
~Mrs. Richards, Hornung Media Specialist