The Stinging News

February 26, 2021

*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

Principal’s Message - February 26th, 2021

Dear Hornung Parents,

Book Fair Reminder:

The Book Fair is still going on now through March 7th! Here is the Virtual Link again for your family to join in on the fun... In addition, we have Teacher Wish Lists for classroom books available at this link here. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

March is Reading Month:

March is Reading Month starts on Monday!

This year’s reading theme is “Reading is a Sweet Treat for your Imagination”! With a special thank you to our PTO and “Oh My Lolli” for providing a sweet treat for all our students!

We are super excited to have so many activities going on in and around Hornung to promote reading! Each classroom will have their own reading challenges, and there will be weekly prizes for students to enter into our library drawing for posters or books. There will be 1 winner from every classroom each week. A total of 88 winners! In addition, here is our Library reading challenge calendar (attached). These will be handed out to students during their Library time. If the students complete this, they can bring it to the STEAM Center during their Library time at the beginning of April to get their picture taken for the Reading Wall of Fame, and receive a pencil and bookmark.

*Note for BVA Students:

You can participate in the Reading Challenge Calendar too! Follow along with us, and email this completed calendar during the first week in April to me (, along with a headshot for our Reading Wall of Fame. I will have a box of pencils and bookmarks available for pickup on the table by the main entrance.

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Richards

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal 8102994451

Important Dates!

Monday, February 22nd - Sunday, March 7th - Scholastic Book Fair!

Wednesday, March 10th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Friday, March 12th - NO SCHOOL/Records Day

Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd - SPRING BREAK

Monday, April 5th - NO SCHOOL/Records Day

Wednesday, April 7th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

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Scholastic Book Fair!

Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our customized Hornung homepage features:

  • A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse over 200 titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair

  • Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices, at the Scholastic online store

  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates:

Fair Dates: February 22 - March 7, 2021

Virtual Store: (won't be available to view or shop until 2/22/21)

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Tracie Richards

Hornung's Book Fair Chair

PTO Buzz

The next Hornung PTO Meeting will be on March 10th at 9:30am. We hope you will login and join us for this Zoom meeting.

Our Silent Auction will be going live on March 10th through the 21st. A big thanks to all of you who are putting together the classroom baskets and to those of you who helped fill to them with great items.

A follow-up from our holiday fundraisers. We raised $1,122.60 for Gleaners to provide 3,368 meals to families in need. Our Bountiful Harvest drive collected 316 pounds of food too. Thank you all for supporting the community and the cause!

Thank you to everyone that supported Kindness week by purchasing this year's shirt! With the focus of this year - the idea was to "BRIGHTEN" up the schools through color.

Ivory Vines presented checks to 3 very amazing charities:

The Sunflower Project received $1700

The Carl Nagy Foundation received $2200

NAMI, Livingston County received $1700

All possible due to our great community and the support of our BAS families. Each charity was extremely grateful for the support.

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Counselor Corner

Welcome to February, families! Here we are again with another month and another lesson topic for classrooms. We will be visiting students to talk about Empathy and standing in the shoes of others. By looking at multiple perspectives, we can gain a better understanding of how our actions impact others and the world around us. We will discuss how others feel and where they are coming from. This provides a way to learn what we can do to help our family, friends, and peers when they need us most.

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:

Yearbook Activity Pictures Needed

Dear Hornung Families (In Person & BVA),

We are in need of activity pictures for Hornung's year book. If you have a few you could share with us, that would be great. Please send them to Ruth at SchworR@brightonk12.c

Picture Day and
Yearbook Volunteer

Specials Schedule

Monday, March 1st - A Day

Tuesday, March 2nd - B Day

Wednesday, March 3rd - Virtual

Thursday, March 4th - C Day

Friday, March 5th - A Day

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

The Livingston County Health Department Vision Screening

The Livingston County Health Department will be conducting Vision Screening for in person learning students at our school on March 22nd and March 23rd. The screening is for 1st and 3rd grades only. Please let the office know if you do not want your child to be screened.

BVA students can have their Vision Screened free of charge at Livingston County Health Dept by calling (517)552-9850 to make an appointment. Appointments are available twice a month.

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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

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