The Stinging News

February 3, 2022

*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19 use this form to self-report.

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

February will once again be Kindness Month for Brighton Area Schools. With our Brighton High School leading the way, each school will support kindness in their own way throughout this month. For Hornung, we will celebrate Kindness Month with a special week starting Monday, February 21st. We will be having a couple activities planned for our kids regarding this topic.

We would also like to invite all of you to join in supporting kindness this month and every month. Lastly, as we all know, a kind environment can positively impact our children for many years to come. Here’s to Kindness Month!

If you would like, the following are a few prompts that you may wish to discuss with your child this month:

1) Practice Kindness - The old adage of "you get what you give" is a powerful message for all of us. If we put positive out to others and to the world, good things will also come our way.
2) Helping Others - "Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life." Our children need to see that they can make a difference in the lives of others every day. These don't have to be grand gestures, but could simply be a smile, a greeting, a word of praise, or just the courage to include someone that has been left out. "Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into the water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." (Dalai Lama)
3) Be a Good Friend - As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "the only way to have a friend is to be one." Encourage your children to make new friends, but also to foster the friendships that they currently have. Being a good friend is a great way to spread kindness to others.

Additionally, if you would like to show your support by purchasing a kindness week shirt, you can find them at the following link: Kindness Week Shirts (direct link: Thank you to Michelle Letendre of Ivory Vines for her continued support of our schools and our students.

Thank you all again for your partnership as we work to spread more kindness this month.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


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

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

Thank you!

PTO Buzz

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!

The Hornung Silent Auction is coming soon. Each class has been tasked with the creation of a themed basket(s) to auction off. We are looking for parent volunteers to coordinate the efforts for each class. Tasks would include creating a signup genius, collecting donation items, and then putting them together for the auction. This is a very easy way to volunteer and all tasks can be done at your leisure. The PTO also has template emails and signup genius examples to help you every step of the way. Most of the work will take place during February with baskets due the first week of March. The auction is planned for mid March. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you are interested in helping out!

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

News from Brighton District Library

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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