The Stinging News

April 14, 2022

Please remember....

Please remember if you are volunteering at our school to make sure you have your drivers licence or I.D. with you so we can scan it into our Raptor system.

Thank you,

Hornung Office

*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

* NO SCHOOL TOMORROW…School Resumes this Monday, April 18, 2022

* Airborne Fundraiser – Hornung’s time is from 12:00 to 2:00 tomorrow!

* 4th Grade M-STEP begins on Monday…

Staff Appreciation Week!!!…From May 2nd through May 6th we’ll be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week. We are honoring those individuals who care very deeply about every student that attends our school.

Starting with our Teachers...they 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. 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.

In addition, our secretaries, paraprofessionals, lunchroom staff, ancillary staff and custodians are also stars!!! They are all amazing individuals whose heart is in the right place. They also are caring people who want what is best for every one of your children. And…doing all this again in a Pandemic year…Wow! I am so very proud of our entire staff!!!

How can you honor our staff members? 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! In addition, our PTO will be honoring our staff members the week of May 2nd!

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 conference…virtual or in person. 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 teacher's 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 Principal 8102994451

PTO Buzz

Friday, April 15th, is a no-school day, so we're hosting an event at AIRBORNE! Please hit the link below for details and sign-up for a spot. This should sell-out, so act soon. Online passes give us a $5 donation back!

Friday, April 22nd is our next PTO Meeting in the Media Center. In May, we'll have elections for the 2022-23 board. If you are interested in running or learning more about what the officers do, please email

Every month we try to do something special in recognizing our amazing Hornung teachers and staff. If you have any GIFT CARDS that are gathering dust, please consider donating them to us. Email and we can arrange to collect them from you. If you'd like to buy cards, we will take anything too.

Family Fun week will start in May. During this week, your children are invited to participate in the SCIENCE FAIR. Registrations are due in early May, but start thinking about ideas now! See the attached flier for more details. We also could use help during Family Fun Week:

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Counselor Corner!

Welcome back from break, here in the final stretch of the year! We hope the month of April brings us some warmer weather and time outside. This month, we will be providing classroom lessons on the topic of Wellness. We will focus on creating a healthy body and mindset as well as promoting wellness within ourselves. Students will be asked to reflect on their choices that make them stronger as learners as well as humans! We would like to encourage you to continue conversations at home about the things that help us all grow with our mindset and skills to make us healthy and happy.

The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will do our best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


Placement Consideration Form

Over the next two months, we will be developing class lists and student assignments for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click above for the form and for more information on this.

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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!

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.

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