The Stinging News

November 20, 2020

Principal’s Message – November 20, 2020

Dear Hornung Families,

As we navigate through these challenging times, I want to commend you for really thinking about our Hornung Community. I truly appreciate when you keep your child home, because they aren’t feeling well. This lone act supports our safe school environment initiative.

Valuable information about COVID 19…Students with pending COVID-19 tests should stay home until test results are available.

It is also recommended that students with in-home family members or close contacts that have tests pending stay home as a precaution until test results are available. "

Ill students sent home with possible COVID-19 symptoms or students that are reported as having a test pending, are still required to submit a physician's note or negative test result copy prior to returning to school.

Thanksgiving…I am thankful everyday that Hornung Elementary is “face to face” and that our children feel safe in our school environment. I am also thankful for the amazing staff we have who support our students in all different ways daily. In addition, I am thankful for all of you parents who are entrusting us with you children. Lastly, I am thankful for my own incredible family who are always there for me in good times and difficult ones…Thank You!

Thanksgiving Break…Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL starting Wednesday, November 25th through Monday, November 30th. There will be no “Stinging News” next week. We will resume school on Tuesday, December 1st. School will be “face to face” for those first four days in December. Lastly,

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary School Principal 8102994451

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

Health Department - Free Flu Shot

Stop by the Livingston County Health Department on Sunday, November 22 to get your FREE flu shot!

As we fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. Get yours at our free drive-thru event for everyone 6 months and older. Remember to wear your mask and comfortable clothing so that our nurses can access your upper arm. We encourage everyone to print and complete our Flu Form prior to arriving (found here:

What: Free Flu Vaccine Clinic

When: Sunday, November 22 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Livingston County Health Department Parking Lot, 2300 East Grand River Avenue, Howell Michigan

Picture Retake Day is December 3rd!

If you would like your students picture retaken simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day.

You can still order on


There will be a sign up genius sent out as we get closer for BVA students to come between 4:00pm-5:30pm .

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Specials Schedule For This Week

Monday, November 23rd - B Day

Tuesday, November 24th - C Day

Wednesday, November 25th - No School

Thursday, November 26th - No School

Friday, November 27th - No School

Monday, November 30th - No School

PTO Buzz

Mark your calendars for our next virtual PTO Meeting on November 30th at 4:00. A link will follow and we hope you’ll join us in brainstorming more fun-filled ideas for all our face-to-face, BVA, and homeschooled families.

You are invited to help Hornung fight hunger this winter season with food drives by both Gleaners and Bountiful Harvest. Ford Motor Company is matching the dollars given to Gleaners through December 11th at:

For Bountiful Harvest, please donate items based upon your child’s grade. No-touch/safe donations will be during drop-off on December 8th-11th. BVA students encouraged to drop-off between 9:00-9:15 as to avoid the morning traffic.

JK/K: canned cranberries & fruit, applesauce & pie filling

1st: Boxed stuffing, boxed cornbread, and pie crusts

2nd: Instant Potatoes and Canned sweet potatoes

3rd: Canned green beans, creamed corn, and corn

4th: Cream of mushroom soup and dried onions

We are hosting a virtual gift shop for our students this winter. All are welcome to participate in this program! The event will only run November 13th - 25th. To shop:


Enter login: Holiday Gift Shop

Click "enter here"

Enter Password: HOR48116

Start shopping!

A percent of sales will come back to support the Hornung Elementary PTO. Be advised that merchandise pick-up will be done AT the school in early December.

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

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Outdoor gym attire

Weather is getting colder and the grass is wet! Please make sure to pack gloves, a hat, and coat every day so you are prepared for outdoor gym class! Also, rubber soled, water-proof boots you are able to move and run in would be great as well.

Thank you!

Mrs. Anderson

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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

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