The Stinging News
February 26, 2021
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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...https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hornungelementaryschool1. 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 (email@example.com), 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.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
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
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: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hornungelementaryschool1 (won't be available to view or shop until 2/22/21)
We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Hornung's Book Fair Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
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
The Livingston County Health Department Vision Screening
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.
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
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