The Stinging News
February 3, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
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: https://www.ivoryvines.com/collections/kindness-2022). 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
Shortness of breath
Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.
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!
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
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.