The Stinging News

December 17, 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

Bountiful Harvest…All I can say is WOW!!! As you have heard, as a school we collected over 5,000 items for this great cause! Phenomenal job to everyone who donated to support families in need. Awesome job to Karen Nicholson and Deanne Ferrell who braved the elements a few weeks ago by collecting these items in front of our school. Our Hornung Families are the BEST!

Brighton Ford Window Contest… After all the toys were counted, Brighton Ford presented us with a $500 check! We didn’t come in first, but that’s okay. I am so thankful for those who came out to Brighton Ford to support this wonderful event and for those who donated to the “Toys for Tots” campaign! In addition, many thanks to Brighton Ford who has been a partner with our schools for over 20 years! Lastly, great job to Bill Rockwell who has assisted with collecting toys at Hornung this past week

Lost and Found…

Yep, it’s that time of year where our Hornung Elementary Lost and Found is starting to look like Macy’s! There is many items already gracing our Lost and Found area, which includes: coats, boots, hats, mittens/gloves and scarves. Please stop by the Lost and Found if your child is missing some winter gear. It is located in the back hallway just outside the gym doors. If the items aren’t there, our Friendship Center and/or Buses collect items that could be your childs.

Names on all winter clothing!!! If you haven’t already, please write your child’s name (with a Sharpie) somewhere on the inside of these articles. Periodically, our staff/parents do straighten up the Lost and Found. If there is a name on the article, we will get it back to that student that day. If there’s no name, we really can’t do a whole lot. I truly appreciate your cooperation.

Happy Holidays…This is our last Stinging News of the year! Just a reminder that today, Friday, December 17th will be our last day of school before the break. Our Winter Break will begin tomorrow, Saturday, December 18th and go through Sunday, January 2nd. School will resume on Monday, January 3rd 2022. I’m wishing you all an amazing break!!!

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


PTO Buzz

Happy Holidays from the Hornung PTO!!!

Counselor Corner

Welcome to December! At this point in the year, we take time to recognize all that is important to us. I am incredibly grateful for the amazing students and families I am able to connect with and the fantastic support from the staff at our school. We have experienced many challenges this year, and I would like to help support in any way that I can. If you or your child's teacher are noticing any need for social-emotional or mental health support, please reach out to me for ideas or connections.

This month, I will be connecting with new student groups to continue Social-Emotional Growth on specific topics with student peers. I will also continue connecting with students in the classroom with lessons on problem solving strategies or visits for other classroom needs. 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 I will do my best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

Vision Screening

The Livingston County Health is providing Vision Screening for grades 1st and 3rd on January 19th and January 20th. Please call the office if you do not want your child screened.
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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 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.
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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

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