The Stinging News
October 8, 2021
There is NO SCHOOL this Monday on October 11th!
Morning Drop Off Protocol Reminder – If you are dropping off students in front of school (drop off lane), all students must exit the vehicle on the right side (onto the sidewalk). Secondly, I have seen a few parents walk between vehicles instead of going to the crosswalk where I normally stand, which can be dangerous. Lastly, if parking in our parking lot, please go extra slow and be looking out for families who are making their way to the crosswalk. We’ve observed speeding vehicles in the parking lot…not good. As always, I appreciate your awareness and understanding that will keep everyone safe….Thanks!
Spirit Week is next week!! - Show your spirit with these fun themed days next week!
Wednesday: Favorite Team Day
Thursday: Hat Day
Friday: Black and Orange for homecoming
Scholastic Book Fair!
Save the Date! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hornung on Wednesday, October 27th through Friday, October 29th. Again, this year the Book Fair will be Virtual. Mr. Turner will walk all of our students through the Virtual Fair during their Library time the week of October 25th. Orders can be placed online and shipped directly to your house. Teachers can also create Wish Bins for their classrooms. Happy Reading!
Ways to support young readers…
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here is what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
Set the example. Let children see you read.
Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up
with changing tastes and reading skills.
Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Jack Yates, Hornung Elementary Principalyatesj@brightonk12.com 8102994451
We are working on a make-up date for the kids that missed the Color Run. Stay tuned!
The next PTO Meeting will be on Friday, October 15th at 9am. Weather permitting, we will try to do this outside like before. Sadly, wind damaged our outdoor learning tents. Parts are being ordered to fix them. Luckily, the PTO did install the large blue umbrellas on the playground a few years ago, so the shaded reading space with benches could be used.
Save the Date! Our Monster Mash/Trunk or Treat family event will be on Friday, October 29th from 5:30-7:30pm. This year, we will move our event outside to the bus parking lot. Kenny Privett Productions will provide DJ/dance music and we will also have food trucks. We will also be looking for families to decorate their cars and give out candy for our event. Please contact Rachel Loch at email@example.com if you are interested in helping with the event and/or providing a Trunk-or-Treat station.
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Note from the Attendance Secretary
Please pack a change of clothes
***PICTURE DAY IS NOVEMBER 9TH***
Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! I have very much enjoyed our start to a great school year. I spent the month of September visiting classrooms for a social-emotional lesson centered around forming connections with peers and strengthening friendships. I have also increased visits with individual students needing social-emotional support. I am working hard to add some peer support groups by the end of the month! As the year progresses, I am continuing to connect with classroom teachers for referrals for students who are struggling or may need additional support. 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.
We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.
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.