The Stinging News

October 22, 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

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.

Good Stuff…

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

Sign-up at :!/showSignUp/20f044dada92ba1fe3-host

In an effort to have an appropriate head count for our vendors and trunk hosts, please sign up if you plan to attend:!/showRSVPSignUp/20f044dada92ba1fe3-hornungs1

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


Homecoming Parade 2021

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PTO Buzz

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 Sign-up at :!/showSignUp/20f044dada92ba1fe3-host

**** 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

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:)
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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