The Stinging News

December 4, 2020

Principal’s Message - December 4, 2020


PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

It’s been a great week having some of our BVA students returning to the classrooms! I loved seeing their smiling faces. Many thanks to our teachers who welcomed them with open arms!

Hornung is helping Gleaners feed families this winter - You can double your donation thanks to Ford Motor Company if done before this Friday, December 11th. Please click on the link below if you wish to donate.

https://gleanersfooddrive.org/event/donate-hornung/

Bountiful Harvest - Please donate items based upon your child’s grade to Bountiful Harvest. No-touch/safe donations will be during drop-off on December 8th-11th. Our BVA and homeschool families are encouraged to bring items after drop-off from 9:00-9:15 am.


  • JK/K: canned cranberries & fruit, applesauce & pie filling

  • 1st: Boxed stuffing, boxed cornbread, and pie crusts

  • 2nd: Instant Potatoes and Canned sweet potatoes

  • 3rd: Canned green beans, creamed corn, and corn

  • 4th: Cream of mushroom soup and dried onions


Brighton Ford – Yes! Brighton Ford for the 21st year is supporting our schools along with providing a Toy Drive. Brighton Ford isn't doing the window painting, BUT they are still doing a drive-thru Santa night where we will collect toys for Toys for Tots, pass out candy canes and Santa will be there. Brighton Ford will be donating $5,000 again this year. $3,000 goes to the elementary school with the most votes. 2nd Place will receive $1,000, while 3rd and 4th place will get $500 each.

Lastly…Upcoming Winter Break dates:

Winter Break begins Saturday, December 19, 2020

School Resumes from Winter Break on Monday, January 4, 2021


Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal

8102994451 yatesj@brightonk12.com

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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, December 7th - B Day

Tuesday, December 8th - C Day

Wednesday, December 9th - Virtual

Thursday, December 10th - A Day

Friday, December 11th - B Day

PTO Buzz

A chance to shop and chances to give


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Holiday Shop. All items were delivered and will be coming home with your students today. We will also have the packages available for pickup during our Bountiful Harvest donation times next week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-9:15am. Contact deanneferrell@gmail.com if you need to schedule another time or have additional questions.


Next week, December 6th - 12th, Five Below in the Green Oak Village Place will donate 10% of your purchases back to the Hornung Elementary PTO. Simply show the flyer to their staff at purchase.


Hornung is helping Gleaners feed families this winter. You can double your donation thanks to Ford Motor Company if done before this Friday, December 11th:

https://gleanersfooddrive.org/event/donate-hornung/



Please donate items based upon your child’s grade to Bountiful Harvest. No-touch/safe donations will be during drop-off on December 8th-11th. Our BVA and homeschool families are encouraged to bring items after drop-off from 9:00-9:15 am.


JK/K: canned cranberries & fruit, applesauce & pie filling

1st: Boxed stuffing, boxed cornbread, and pie crusts

2nd: Instant Potatoes and Canned sweet potatoes

3rd: Canned green beans, creamed corn, and corn

4th: Cream of mushroom soup and dried onions


Finally, we are working on a date for BVA & homeschool families to have a virtual lunch with Principal Yates. Details to follow soon.


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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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

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

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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 https://www.brightonk12.com/domain/28. Please email gandola@brightonk12.com 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 https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/7681


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


Richard Browder, Director of Student Nutrition

browder@brightonk12.com

810-299-4171



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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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


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