The Stinging News
February 18, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
HAPPY SNOW DAY!!!
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP IN PERSON AT HORNUNG ELEMENTARY!
* Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm*
During our Kindergarten Round Up, other staff members and I will be providing pertinent information, along with a Q and A session! Registering your child for kindergarten is such an exciting and monumental time. The enrollment window is now open for the 2022-23 school year. We are encouraging parents to register on-line. However, after the “Round Up” presentation, our staff will be here to assist with the enrollment process if needed for incoming Hornung Elementary Junior Kindergarten of Kindergarten students.
Please view the Checklist & Detailed Instructions to start this process.
Pre-Enrollment - Keep your login information - it will be needed to make any changes.
To Submit your information, we offer two options:
(1) Upload required documents while in Pre-Enrollment
(2) Click here to make an APPOINTMENT to submit all documents in person.
We will not be accepting enrollment documents via email or fax at this time.
Once your information has been reviewed by our Enrollment Office, you will receive confirmation on the status of the enrollment. Your patience is appreciated.
In addition, here are some things to consider when choosing the right program for your child…
There are options that Brighton Area Schools offers for incoming students, which include Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Both are full day elementary options taught by highly qualified teachers. The State of Michigan is continually striving for stronger academic focus in all grade levels. You can only imagine that aspect places many demands on our young learners. Most children are ready for the Kindergarten day, but not quite all of them. This is where a program such as Junior Kindergarten would come into play. Also, if your child won’t be turning 5 until after August, usually JK is the right option. We call these kids “our young 5’s” and almost always recommend JK. If these students start out in Kindergarten, remember that with fall birthdays would graduate from high school being 17.
Below are some of the Junior Kindergarten program highlights:
* Smaller class size. Lower student to teacher ratio.
* Focus on social-emotional development
* Continuity in instruction with Kindergarten curriculum.
* Opportunities for enhancing social behaviors and healthy habits
* Developing life-long skills including independence and leadership ability
* Foundational literacy skill building that is hands-on and interactive
* Acquiring and strengthening fine and gross motor skills
* Developmentally appropriate academic focus that is differentiated and child specific
* Most importantly, building life-long learners that ENJOY learning
Lastly, If you have reservations about your child’s success in Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten is the place for them. Junior Kindergarten is often considered the gift of time, allowing children a whole year to develop both socially and academically. If you have any questions about Kindergarten or Jr. Kindergarten, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Kindergarten Round Up
If your student is currently attending Jr. Kindergarten in Brighton Area Schools - you do not need to enroll them again. They will automatically roll up to the next grade level which is Kindergarten. The enrollment process is for NEW students only.
Some classes will celebrate the 100th day of school next Tuesday. This varies by classroom, so see your student's weekly newsletters to find out if anything special is planned for the day.
After a couple of shipping delays, we hopefully will have the frames for our Valentine’s Day photoshoot with Shadow in next week. We’ll put these together and plan to distribute them before the month’s end. Thanks to everyone who helped raise money for Shadow’s care.
Kindness Week will be 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 baskets are being assembled by classroom volunteers. Please look to your student’s newsletters as to how you may donate to these baskets.
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 Kindness and Empathy. Brighton Area Schools recognizes Kindness Week during the month of February, and we will connect with students to practice by looking at multiple perspectives in order to 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. Spreading Kindness is always a favorite message of ours, and we hope you continue to spread this message at home with your words and actions.
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!
Parents of incoming Maltby 5th Graders
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.
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.