The Stinging News

October 8, 2021


There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, October 11th!

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


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 Principal 8102994451

Don't forget your mask for the bus

Gentle reminder that if your child is riding the bus please don't forget to send a mask with them from home. Thank you:)

PTO Buzz

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 if you are interested in helping with the event and/or providing a Trunk-or-Treat station.

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

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 don't include specific symptoms the school will call you for more information. 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

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Counselor Corner

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.

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

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