The Stinging News

April 16, 2021

Fall Educational Choice Form

Fall Educational Choice Form (please submit a response for each of your children currently enrolled in the Brighton Area Schools by Friday, April 16th if possible. If one of your JK-11 students does not plan to return to the Brighton Area Schools in the fall for any reason, please fill out this form as well as there is an option for this as well).

*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

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Principal’s Message - April 16, 2021

M-STEP Testing – Starting Monday, April 26th, our 3rd graders will be taking the M-STEP Assessment on Chromebook computers. Our third graders will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Recently, with teacher guidance, our students have been working on the M-STEP Practice Tests to better acclimate themselves with particular test features and how to maneuver the online tools.

These assessments will help schools with determining how well children are comprehending varying subjects. With this information, we can see if the methodologies and approaches that we are using are successful or need changes for the betterment of each child. All tests will begin approximately at 10:30. The tests are all different in length, but students are given as much time as they need to finish. The dates of these tests are:

Monday, April 26th (ELA)

Tuesday, April 27th (ELA)

Thursday, April 29th (Math)

Friday, April 30th (Math)

How can you prepare your child for these tests? Please make sure that your children are in bed a little earlier and eating a healthy breakfast the days of testing. Also, please don’t plan on taking your children out of school on the morning of the testing. The following lists a couple of strategies that can actually help with taking tests.

“Test Taking Tips”

Multiple Choice:

1) Read the whole question before making a choice

2) Eliminate the choices that you know are wrong. Try the rest to see which one makes the most sense.

3) Check to make sure each answer is next to the right number or letter.

True – False:

1) Read each sentence carefully

2) If you don’t know the answer, guess. Hint: There are usually more true answers than false.

3) On a True-False test, your first answer is often correct. So, it’s best not to change it


1) Do the easiest matches first and then tackle the tougher ones.

2) Ask the teacher if all or only some of the matching choices will be used.

3) If you’re not sure, take a guess. An empty blank will never be correct.


Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal 8102994451

Placement Consideration Form for 2021-2022 School Year

It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin the process of placing students with teachers for the 2021/22 school year. Although teacher styles may differ from teacher to teacher, the content of the curriculum remains the same within the grade level. A great deal of time and effort is given to grouping children into classes. Our primary concern is to establish productive, balanced classrooms where each child has the opportunity to be successful and is challenged to do their best.

If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in a Red labeled folder that can be found on the table outside by the main office doors.

Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by Friday, May 7th, 2021.

This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms.

Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal

PTO Buzz

Our next PTO Meeting is on April 21st at 9:30am via Zoom. We’ll need your help at this one as Field Day and the 4th Grade Celebration events need volunteers & idea people!

April PTO Meeting

WhenWed Apr 21, 2021 9:30am – 10:30am Eastern Time

Joining infoJoin with Google Meet

Join by phone

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Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM

Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.

Check and Connect Times:

12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade

1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade

Bitmoji Link

Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.

Counselor Corner

Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.

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:

Important Reminder

Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.

Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.

Thank you!

Hornung Office

Specials Schedule

Monday, April 19th - C Day

Tuesday, April 20th - A Day

Wednesday, April 21st - Virtual Learning Day

Thursday, April 22nd - B Day

Friday, April 23rd - C Day

Important Dates!

Monday, May 31st - NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 2nd - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Wednesday, June 9th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School (1/2 Day)

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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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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

BAS PACK of DOGS March Newsletter

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families