The Stinging News
January 28, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
Morning Drop Off…
* As I’m reflecting about this past week and how cold it was outside during my “Crossing Duty” (-6 Wind Chill the other day…Yikes), I’m also thinking of what I observe daily during this time. I compliment most of you for the exceptional way that you are being conscious of our procedures. Meaning that you pull as far forward to allow more cars to drop off their kids. In addition, I appreciate students exiting on the right sidewalk side from vehicles. We have well over 100 vehicles dropping off students daily. Therefore, it takes all of us to create the safest environment for these children. Please pass this message along to anyone (e.g. grandparents, babysitters, neighbors) who would be dropping off children at Hornung Elementary.
* Secondly, on days that there are extreme cold temperatures, we will be bringing students into the building. However, if you are parking in the lot and walking your child to their classroom, we are asking you to wait until about 8:45 to walk them to their doors. You may have noticed we have done that with our bussing students. The bus drivers have been instructed to do the same thing. This helps us out tremendously with before school supervision!
In closing, I assure you that the safety of all 550 students at Hornung Elementary is our absolute first concern and priority…always. I truly appreciate our collaborative effort with this endeavor.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Just as a reminder.....
Please do not send your child to school if your child is experiencing any illness symptoms such as,
Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
Shortness of breath
Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.
BAS will celebrate Kindness Week on February 21st - 25th. If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt or hoodie, please go to www.ivoryvines.com/collecitons/kindness for designs. Proceeds will benefit the Sunflower Project and they Carl Nagy Foundation for suicide awareness.
The Hornung Silent Auction is right around the corner. Each class has been tasked with the creation of a themed basket(s) to auction off. We are looking for parent volunteers to coordinate the efforts for each class. Tasks would include creating a signup genius, collecting donation items, and then putting them together for the auction. This is a very easy way to volunteer and all tasks can be done at your leisure. The PTO also has template emails and signup genius examples to help you every step of the way. Most of the work will take place during February with baskets due the first week of March. The auction is planned for mid March. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you are interested in helping out!
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January we are diving into mindfulness, yoga, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.
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
Note from the Attendance Secretary
Please pack a change of clothes
Important Information from BAS Student Nutrition Department
The McKinney Vento Act
The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.
The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.
Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.