The Stinging News
February 11, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
Please spread the word about our upcoming Kindergarten Round Up…
* KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP IN PERSON AT HORNUNG ELEMENTARY!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 6:30 – 8:00 pm
During our Kindergarten Round Up, myself and other staff members 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 offer 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.
Yearbook Sport Photos
Sport pictures for this year's yearbook. If your child participated in a BAS/BARC sport. Please send me a couple pictures. Preferably, of only Hornung students. A group shot of the whole team would be the best. I will not be able to use all the pictures, but will try my best. The deadline to submit photos is February, 16th.
Thank you, Ruth Schworm
Yearbook Volunteer, SchworR@brightonk12.com
February 18th is our next PTO Meeting at 9:00am in the media center. We will try to post a link for online participation. See you then!
Be sure to register your child for this year’s Feelin’ Good Mileage Club! Students run laps during recess (if they choose) on designated days to earn Toe Tokens for miles ran!
They MUST BE REGISTERED to participate!
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
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.
News from Brighton District Library
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.