The Stinging News

November 13, 2020

Principal’s Message – November 13, 2020

Dear Hornung Families,

As promised, the Hornung PTO invites you to help us fight local hunger this holiday season. Whether you are BVA or attending school, we have options to support local families this year!

Gleaners: Virtual Food Drive – A convenient, safe, hassle free way to help local families with the click of a mouse. Our goal for 2020 is $2000! Last year we raised $2,300, which is equivalent to 116 holiday meals! $20 provides a holiday meal with all the trimmings for a family in need. For every $1 donated, Gleaners can purchase 3 meals!!! Please start donating today! Last day to donate is Friday, December 11th. Link coming soon!

Bountiful Harvest: Local Family Holiday Meal Collection – Help us build a complete family meal by donating the items assigned to your grade (see flyer below). All donations are welcome but these items help build a meal!

On the mornings of Tuesday, December 8th, Thursday, December 10th and Friday December 11th, we are providing a No Touch/Safe “Drive Up/Drop Off” of donated items. This will occur in the “Drop Off Lane” in front of Hornung until 9:15 on the days listed above!

As always, these charities appreciate our support to help families in need…Thank You!

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal 8102994451

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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

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Specials Schedule For This Week

Monday, November 16th - A Day

Tuesday, November 17th - B Day

Wednesday, November 18th - Remote Learning Day

Thursday, November 19th - C Day

Friday, November 20th - A Day

PTO Buzz

We will be hosting a virtual gift shop for our children this winter. All students - BVA, Face-to face, or Homeschooled - are welcome to participate in the program. The event will only run November 13th - 25th, so now is the time to act. To shop:


Enter login: Holiday Gift Shop

Click "enter here"

Enter Password: HOR48116

Start shopping!

A percent of sales will come back to support the Hornung Elementary PTO. Be advised that merchandise pick-up will be done AT the school in early December. Parents will need to assist their children in the buying process, so try not to peak at what they put in their baskets.

Finally, please consider making the “Parent Teacher Organization of Eleanor V Hornung Elementary SCHOO” your Amazon Smile charity this season.

Your Hornung PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 2020-21

Hi Hornung Families, back by popular demand is the submission form for the Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 20-21. This is completely voluntary, and if you would like to participate, then you will get a link to the completed directory. The due date for form completion is 12/11/20, and the directory link will be sent out to participating families by 12/20/20. See the link below to participate. Thank you!

Hornung Elementary School Student Directory 20-21: Submission Link

Tracie Richards

Hornung Teacher Librarian / Media Specialist: ext 94492

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Outdoor gym attire

Weather is getting colder and the grass is wet! Please make sure to pack gloves, a hat, and coat every day so you are prepared for outdoor gym class! Also, rubber soled, water-proof boots you are able to move and run in would be great as well.

Thank you!

Mrs. Anderson

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Counselor Corner

Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! With October being Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, we spoke with students about how to use our voice. We talked about how to support one another, how to stand up respectfully, and most importantly, how to do it in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable. Our theme of “Do Something” is carrying into the months of November and December: generosity and acts of kindness. If we can create a culture of kindness in our classrooms, our little learners are more likely to take risks, celebrate their individuality, and grow as people. To deepen this learning, create opportunities at home for spreading kindness and being generous. We know that in order to create a habit, we must create opportunities for repetition.

Let's 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!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

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Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools

Student Nutrition Program Brighton Area Schools to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch to all Students

Effective immediately, school breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge to all Brighton Area Schools students under a temporary waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ALL students learning in the classroom, or remotely are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31st or until Federal funding runs out.

A credit will be issued back to student lunch accounts for all reduced-price and full-paid meals purchased as of September 14th through today. Students who do not qualify for free meals will lose this benefit when the waiver expires or funding ends.

Furthermore, the USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals reach all children 18 years and younger in this fluid and fast-changing time.

Brighton Area Schools will continue to serve breakfast and lunch according to our established back-to-school meal service plan. Remote study students may still pre-order meals for pick up on Wednesdays at any Brighton High School.

Families are still encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by October 15th to avoid any disruption of current meal benefits when this USDA waiver expires. We recommend families apply for school meal benefits online. The online process is quick and easy, and we are able to review your application much faster than the traditional paper method. This service is free and facilitates a socially distanced, contact free application process for our families! Online applications can be found at Please email to request a paper application if preferred.

Brighton Area Schools is committed to ensuring that our children have access to safe, healthy, and nutritious meals. We look forward to serving your children! Additional information about the Student Nutrition Program can be found at

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Richard Browder, Director of Student Nutrition


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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

Student device contracts

At Brighton Area Schools we have student devices for educational applications. It's important that students know how to take care of these devices, so that we can continue to offer this technology. Below are links to our device use contracts. Please click on the link below that pertains to your child's grade level. You must sign one for each child attending Hornung.

Thank you!

JK-2nd Grade iPad Use Contract

3th/4th Grade Chromebook Use Contract

~Mrs. Richards, Hornung Media Specialist

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