The Stinging News
April 23, 2021
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
If you are a parent/guardian who tested positive for COVID-19, please use this form to report your positive test results and report any children who are in quarantine due to your positive test results.
Principal’s Message - April 23, 2021
3rd/4th Grade Parents…Change in M-STEP Testing Schedule:
3rd Grade – April 29th/30th ELA May 3rd/4th Math
4th Grade - May 6th/7th ELA May 10th/11th Math
Teacher Appreciation Week!!!…From May 3rd through May 7th we’ll be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. We are honoring those individuals who care very deeply about every student that attends our school. Teachers are kind, competent, thoughtful, considerate, devoted, and dedicated. They are also professionals who are tremendously hard-working and intelligent people. Think about planning exciting and inspiring lessons, or keeping children’s attention over a long time span? Teacher’s do that daily for 25 students or more! Our teachers use reading and writing workshops to differentiate instruction. They use “Everyday Math” to be consistent and check for understanding on a constant basis. Think about planning for eight different subjects daily and presenting them with conviction and devotion. Yes, presenting….they are like being on stage for 6 hours every day with a smile. Can you imagine? To say the least, being a teacher is extremely difficult, yet our teachers make it look easy. Why, because they love what they do and want what’s best for every child. And…doing all this in a Pandemic Epidemic year…Wow! I am so very proud of our entire teaching staff!!!
How can you honor our teachers? Special notes and cards are always welcome and endeared. Just letting your child’s teacher know that you appreciate their hard work is something that is truly treasured!
Teachers are always there if there is a problem or concern. If an issue occurs, the following article is a great way to get support.
“Work with Your Child’s School to Solve Problems”
When kids have trouble at school, it is right to get involved. When parents and teachers work together, even the most difficult problems can be overcome. Whenever you have a concern, go straight to the teacher. Call ahead to schedule a virtual conference. Simply say you have concerns about your child that you would like to discuss.
Before the meeting:
Don’t jump to the worst conclusions. Often problems aren’t as big as you first imagine.
Jot down your concerns. This helps you put the problem in perspective and helps you stay calm during the meeting.
Think of solutions. Your suggestions will show the teacher you’re there to help.
During the meeting:
Make the problem your enemy, not the teacher. Say you want to work with the teacher to find the best result.
Get the teachers opinion. Listen openly.
Look for common ground. Focus on what you can both agree on.
Agree on a plan of action. What will you, the teacher, and the child do to help solve the problem? When will you touch base to see how the plan’s working?
Talk about ways to monitor progress. Consider making a simple chart your child can check off.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principalyatesj@brightonk12.com 8102994451
Placement Consideration Form for 2021-2022 School Year
It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin the process of placing students with teachers for the 2021/22 school year. Although teacher styles may differ from teacher to teacher, the content of the curriculum remains the same within the grade level. A great deal of time and effort is given to grouping children into classes. Our primary concern is to establish productive, balanced classrooms where each child has the opportunity to be successful and is challenged to do their best.
If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in a Red labeled folder that can be found on the table outside by the main office doors.
Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by Friday, May 7th, 2021.
This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms.
Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Teacher allotments from the PTO have been well-spent this year. This week, we provided the classes with additional recess equipment to enjoy in the warming weather. The PTO’s outdoor classroom tent is also coming back this month.
Teacher appreciation week will be May 3-7. We hope that you will bring your children to the school the weekend before, to decorate the sidewalks with chalk art & messages of thanks. A thank-you luncheon is also planned for our teachers & staff on May 6th.
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.
Check and Connect Times:
12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade
1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.
Lets Connect: 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.
More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.
Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.
SELCRA Skateboard Sessions
SELCRA is pleased to announce the opening of skateboard sessions
at Meijer Park, 333 Charles Orndorf Dr. in Brighton
Saturdays, May 1st thru October 30th (Closed on 6/19/2021)
$5 per visit for drop-ins
Helmets are required!
A Season pass is available at www.selcra.com
Click on Register Now! And use keyword: skate
Under 18 Must have a parental waiver on file to enter the park. Please click below for waiver.
Email the completed form to: Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAS Parent Tech Guide
Hornung Families - we are happy to provide you with a resource guide to help with student learning on technology at home. Click on this resource link to access our BAS Parent Tech Guide. We hope you find this helpful! ~Mrs. Richards
BAS Parent Tech Guide