The Stinging News
April 8, 2022
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
Happy Opening Day…Go Tigers!!!
Medical Emergency…I wanted to let you know that we had another “Medical Emergency” all-call to respond today around 2:20. I also want to report that this individual is doing very good right now!
To reiterate, our protocol is to call a “Shelter In Place”, which means everyone stays in their classroom until we can give the all clear. Our “Medical Response Team” again reacted in an incredible way, which we all appreciate immensely!
I want to thank our entire staff and especially our “Medical Response Team” who assisted the person in need.
M-STEP Testing – Starting next Monday, April 11th, our 3rd graders will be taking the
M-STEP Assessment on Chromebook computers. Our 4th graders will be starting their testing sessions the following week on Monday, April 18th. Both 3rd and 4th graders will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Before these assessments are given, with teacher guidance, our students will be working on the M-STEP Practice Tests to better acclimate themselves with particular test features and how to maneuver the online tools (i.e. highlighter or cross-out feature)
These M-STEP assessments will help us determine how well children comprehend varying subjects. With this information, we can see if the methodologies and approaches that we are using are being successful or need changes for the betterment of each child. The tests are different in length, but students are given as much time as they need to finish.
3rd Grade Dates: 4th Grade Dates:
Monday, April 11th (ELA) Monday, April 18th (ELA)
Tuesday, April 12th (ELA) Tuesday, April 19th (ELA)
Wednesday, April 13th (Math) Wednesday, April 20th (Math)
Thursday, April 14th (Math) Thursday, April 21st (Math)
M-STEP Assessment Tips - How can you prepare your child for these tests? Please make sure that your children are in bed a little earlier and eating a healthy breakfast on the days of testing. Also, please do not plan on taking your children out of school on the testing days. The following lists a couple of strategies that can actually help with taking tests.
“Test Taking Tips”
Read the whole question before making a choice
Eliminate the choices that you know are wrong. Try the rest to see which one makes the most sense.
Check to make sure each answer is next to the right number or letter.
True – False:
Read each sentence carefully
If you do not know the answer, guess. Hint: There are usually more true answers than false.
On a True-False test, your first answer is often correct. So, it’s best not to change it
Do the easiest matches first and then tackle the tougher ones.
If you are not sure, take a guess. An empty blank will never be correct.
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
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 email@example.com
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.
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
Shortness of breath
Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.
Note from the Attendance Secretary
Please pack a change of clothes
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.