The Stinging News

December 11, 2020

*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 - December 11, 2020


Brighton Ford is again sponsoring the 21st Annual “Toys for Tots” Toy Drive! Please bring a new “unwrapped” toy to Brighton Ford from now until 12/16/2020 during their normal buisness hours. Every toy donated is worth “one vote” for Hornung Elementary. More toys equal more votes. The Elementary School with the most votes wins $3,000!! Help Hornung win!!!

Voting is NOW-Wednesday,December 16th during normal business hours.

Drive-thru Santa Night is Wednesday, December 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Names on all winter clothing… If you haven’t already, please write your child’s name (with a Sharpie) somewhere on the inside of these articles. Periodically, our staff do straighten up the Lost and Found. If there is a name on the article, we will get it back to that student that day. If there’s no name, we really can’t do a whole lot. I truly appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


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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

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Specials Schedule For This Week

Monday, December 14th - C Day

Tuesday, December 15th - A Day

Wednesday, December 16th - Virtual

Thursday, December 17th - B Day

Friday, December 18th - C Day

PTO Buzz

Brighton Ford is hosting their 21st Annual “Toys for Tots Drive”. This is a chance for Hornung to win upto $3,000 if we can out-donate our sister-schools. Please drop-off a new, unwrapped toy at Brighton Ford until December 16th. Be sure to specify that the toy is from Hornung Elementary and, yes, multiple toys gets us multiple votes. Please help!

A big thanks to everyone who donated to our food drives this week. Gleaners and Bountiful Harvest greatly appreciated your loving support. It was great to see the generosity of our kids as they happily donated goods at drop-off.

The last day to shop at Five Below in the Green Oak Village Place is December 12th. Five Below will donate 10% of your purchases back to the Hornung Elementary PTO. Simply show the flyer to their staff at purchase.

Next week, the PTO will show appreciation to our teachers and staff during the week via several acts of kindness. We don’t want to spoil the surprises, so you’ll hear about it next time.

Have a safe & fun Holiday and Happy New Year!

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 2020-21

Hi Hornung Families, back by popular demand is the submission form for the Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 20-21. This is completely voluntary, and if you would like to participate, then you will get a link to the completed directory. The due date for form completion is 12/11/20, and the directory link will be sent out to participating families by 12/20/20. See the link below to participate. Thank you!

Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 20-21: Submission Link

Tracie Richards

Hornung Teacher Librarian / Media Specialist: ext 94492

BAS PACK of DOGS December Newsletter

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Counselor Corner

Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! With October being Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, we spoke with students about how to use our voice. We talked about how to support one another, how to stand up respectfully, and most importantly, how to do it in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable. Our theme of “Do Something” is carrying into the months of November and December: generosity and acts of kindness. If we can create a culture of kindness in our classrooms, our little learners are more likely to take risks, celebrate their individuality, and grow as people. To deepen this learning, create opportunities at home for spreading kindness and being generous. We know that in order to create a habit, we must create opportunities for repetition.

Let's 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:

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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 Please email 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

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:, 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:

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

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families