The Stinging News

October 29, 2021

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

Principal's Message

Hornung’s Monster Mash/Trunk-or-Treat is still on!

This event is occurring from 5:30-7:30pm. Get out those ponchos and get ready to have some fun! This is an ALL outdoor event. Parking for event attendance will be in the main school parking lot. The event is being held in the bus parking lot. Trunks will be in a U shape with the flow for candy starting closest to where Heaven on a Roll and Kona Ice of Brighton will be.

Let Heaven on a Roll make dinner! The food trucks are cash only. Kona Ice will be giving back 20% of sales made during the event to Hornung! DJ and music provided by Kenny Privett Productions! Grade level costume contest begins at 6:30pm. 50/50 raffle as well! Please be sure all trash/candy wrappers are thrown away in trash bins around the event. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


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PTO Buzz

The Color Run was a great success! We raised over $17,000 to support the school! A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this happen. A second shout-out to Allie’s Sweets for the cupcake sales, and to our community sponsors. We are starting to look into some new playground equipment with these funds. More details to come as we look into the options.

Our Trunk-or-Treat is tonight, and we again thank all the parents offering their vehicle’s trunks and the sweets. We greatly appreciate Kenny Privett Productions for offering the DJ services. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

We have an Amazon Wish List for the teachers. Feel free to donate online:

A final thanks to everyone who ordered from Chipotle on Wednesday. We raised about $175.

Happy Halloween from your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

A Note From The Specials Teachers

If you have anything you would like to discuss or even wish to simply chat about your child’s progress in art, music, or physical education, Mrs. Cavallaro, Mrs. Chernich, and Mrs. Anderson are available for a quick conference or phone call. Please email us to set up a time at: (Art) (Music) (P.E.)

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Don't forget your mask for the bus

Gentle reminder that if your child is riding the bus please don't forget to send a mask with them from home. Thank you:)

Note from the Attendance Secretary

Please call in your student's absence to the Attendance Line every day they are absent from school. Please give a brief reason why they are absent, whether it be a vacation, personal or illness. If your student is ill, please provide a brief description of their symptoms. If you don't include specific symptoms the school will call you for more information. If you do not call in your student's absence, a Robocall goes out around 2 PM. If you receive the Robocall, that means your student has an unexcused absence.

Please pack a change of clothes

Please make sure you pack a change of clothes in your child's backpack EVERY DAY. This is for ALL grades. You never know when your student may have a nosebleed, have a spill, get muddy or have a bathroom accident. If they have a change of clothes, then we can take care of it, otherwise we will need to call home for you to bring up a change of clothing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lunch Schedule

JK and K Lunch 11:45-12:10 Recess 12:10-12:30

2nd Lunch 12:15-12:40 Recess 12:40-1:00

1st Lunch 12:45-1:10 Recess 1:10-1:30

3rd Lunch 1:10-1:35 Recess 1:35-1:55

4th Lunch 1:40-2:05 Recess 2:05-2:25

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Counselor Corner

Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! I have very much enjoyed our start to a great school year. I spent the month of September visiting classrooms for a social-emotional lesson centered around forming connections with peers and strengthening friendships. I have also increased visits with individual students needing social-emotional support. I am working hard to add some peer support groups by the end of the month! As the year progresses, I am continuing to connect with classroom teachers for referrals for students who are struggling or may need additional support. 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.

We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Important Information from BAS Student Nutrition Department

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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.

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families