The Stinging News
October 22, 2021
Scholastic Book Fair…
Save the Date! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hornung on Wednesday, October 27th through Friday, October 29th. Again this year the Book Fair will be Virtual. Mr. Turner will walk all of our students through the Book Fair during their Library time the week of October 25th. The Book Fair is actually set up in the media center.
Orders can be placed online and shipped directly to your house. Teachers will also create a “Wish Bin” for their classrooms.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a virtual reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Remember, 100% of the proceeds go back into our students in our school Library and your child’s classroom. Happy Reading!
The Monster Mash/Trunk-or-Treat…Hornung’s Costume and Dance Party -
This event will be on Friday, October 29th from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. This is a free outdoor event and families are welcome to get fully costumed with their kids. Spare yourself having to make dinner as “Heaven on a Roll” and “Kona Ice” food trucks will be there (cash only). There will be a grade level costume contest with prizes! Music and DJ services by Kenny Privett Productions! Please contact Rachel Loch if you are interested in providing one of our “Trunk or Treat” stations 8106235095 or at email@example.com
In an effort to have an appropriate head count for our vendors and trunk hosts, please sign up if you plan to attend:
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Homecoming Parade 2021
The Color Run makeup date will be Monday, October 25th from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. This is for all PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS who missed the first race. A reminder to bring a few dollars for cupcakes and the raffle. All remaining rewards from the Color Run have been distributed now.
Our “Truck-or-Treat” is on Friday, October 29th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a free event and families are welcome to get fully costumed. Spare yourself having to make dinner as “Heaven on a Roll” and “Kona Ice” food trucks will be there (both are cash payment). There will be a grade-level costume contest with prizes and DJ services by Kenny Privett Productions! Please contact Rachel Loch if you are interested in providing one of our Trunk or Treat stations (810) 623-5095 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-up at :
**** ALSO, Please help us estimate how many will attend the Truck-or-Treat by RSVPing to the event ***:
Finally, we hosted our first Popcorn Thursday since quarantine started. Kids loved having the snack delivered to their classrooms. These will typically fall on the third Thursday of the month, so our next one will be November 18th.
Happy Halloween from your PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Note from the Attendance Secretary
Please pack a change of clothes
***PICTURE DAY IS NOVEMBER 9TH***
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.
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.