The Stinging News

June 4, 2021

Last Day of School June 11th, 2021 dismissal time 12:30pm

Principal’s Message - June 4th, 2021


This is our last Stinging News of the school year!!! I hope that the information we have provided has helped in all facets of raising and educating your children. It is remarkable how this is already the last week of school. As I reflect back, I know we have had an awesome year. I do have to admit it has been our most challenging year ever by holding in person learning in the middle of a Pandemic. As you know, our staff rose to the occasion and have done a magnificent job keeping your children safe all year long!

Along with reminiscing, we are always looking towards the future. Academically, Hornung students continue to be very successful in all areas of the curriculum. Many thanks to our devoted staff who work so hard every day to support your children, both academically and emotionally. This year we have continued to incorporate the “Loving Guidance” philosophy. This endeavor involved staff members partaking in Professional Development that focused on “Conscious Discipline”, which has been superb! We also held our first parent workshop on this topic and are planning more in the upcoming school year to enlighten you of this exceptional way of supporting children.

Hornung has sponsored several community service projects that included “Pink Week”, Gleaners Food Drive, “Fund a Life” and the “I Will Right Now” Foundation. Hornung is also community minded and has formed an excellent partnership with Brighton Ford and Northridge Church.

I am thrilled with our Outdoor Education Area, which features the Legacy Walkway with engraved family bricks, along with our pond and waterfall! I truly want to thank the families and staff members who have adopted gardens around our building.…incredible stuff!!!

We couldn’t have asked for a better PTO! The involvement, along with all of the time and effort that has been put into every event has been astonishing. Many, many thanks to PTO President Deanne Ferrell, Vice President Jami Kilduff, Treasurer Karen Nicholson, along with Secretary Bill Rockwell for their commitment and dedication to our school.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for another extraordinary school year. The overwhelming positive and encouraging words from our parents have been inspiring! In addition, I am truly blessed to be in the position of supporting such outstanding, kind, and thoughtful children. And…I need to thank our entire staff who are so talented, caring, and whose dedication to helping children is unmatched.


Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student or anyone in your household have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, use this form to self-report and request a return to work/school letter.

If you are a parent/guardian who tested positive for COVID-19, please use this form to report your positive test results and report any children who are in quarantine due to your positive test results.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form Livingston County

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Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Bullpup Families

Hello Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Bullpup Families!!

We are excited to announce our Maltby June Building Tour for our new Bullpups!

During the week of June 21st families can sign up for their Bullpup to come in and have the chance to see their new school and do a self- guided tour/ scavenger hunt!

Students (with 1 accompanying adult please) can tour the building and collect a sticker at each major building area (cafeteria, Media Center, gymnasium, etc)!!

1 hour time slots are available to tour the building on June 22nd - 25th. Please plan on wearing a face covering and using appropriate social distancing between families- thank you. We are looking forward to getting the chance to meet our new Bullpups as they “Step Up” to Maltby Intermediate!

Please use our Sign-Up Genius page to reserve a day and time for your tour:

Can’t make that week- please do not panic!! We are planning on hosting our typical student orientation for 5th graders on August 23rd. Students can tour the building, see their classrooms, try their locker, and have their portrait taken for our Bullpup ID’s and yearbook!!

Looking forward to another great group of Maltby Bullpup 5th graders!

Mr. Brenner

Mr. Aten

PTO Buzz

The Hornung Elementary Field Day will be next Tuesday, on June 8th, with a rain-day alternate on June 9th. Be sure to pack extra water and lather your kids up with sunscreen prior to drop-off! A big thanks to the parents and staff who are working to make this a fun event. Additional thanks to Steve Williams of EctoHR and Aaron Richards with State Farm Insurance in their contributions to the event.

Our 4th Grade Celebration is also underway and scheduled for June 10th. Kids will be treated with burgers, chips, cookies and a drink and some great games. Huge thanks to Alison Smith and Erin Chunn for all your hard work to celebrate our “graduates”. Will move the celebration indoors if it rains.

Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Summer Reading Program

Hi Hornung Families! We are excited to announce that we are teaming with our Brighton District Library to support their Summer Reading Program! This week in the Library, students are watching the promotional video, receiving the flyer below, and a yummy treat (sponsored by our fabulous PTO) to inspire kids to read s'more this Summer.

In addition, I am discussing all of our Summer resources with the students. There is a page on the Hornung Media Center website with information on the Summer Reading program, Virtual Summer Camps and our BAS Summer Resources Padlet. Here Is the link:

BVA Families: There is a red bin outside of the Hornung Office with these flyers and s'more treat bags for you to pick up at your convenience this week!

Thank you to our amazing PTO for always supporting our students, and for putting these treats together to get students excited about reading this Summer!!

Enjoy and have a wonderful Summer! ~ Mrs. Richards

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Important Dates!

Wednesday, June 9th - IN PERSON LEARNING DAY

Friday, June 11th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! (1/2 Day)

Specials Schedule

Monday, June 7th - A Day

Tuesday, June 8th - B Day

Wednesday, June 9th - C Day

Thursday, June 10th - A Day

Friday, June 11th - B Day

Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM

Regarding Hornung Specials classes, please expect things to continue as in the past, but with an added optional live connection time via Google Meet. Specials teachers will be available for additional connection time should your student want to check in with us. Google Meet links can be found on the Specials/STEAM Bitmoji page and/or Specials Google Classrooms.

Check and Connect Times:

12:30-1:00 Jr. Kindergarten through Second Grade

1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th Grade

Bitmoji Link

Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.

Counselor Corner

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last month, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. From masks and cohort bubbles to virtual lessons and synchronous learning, we have done it all in a year like no other. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths with a Social-Emotional lesson centered around self-concept. We plan to take time with classrooms to reflect on what we CAN DO, what we DO WELL, and what makes us UNIQUE. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.

Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.

Lets 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


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

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.

Important Reminder

Reminder that students should not be playing on the playground before school starts. We have no adult supervision before school on the playground so it is not safe.

Also, only Hornung students can be on the playground during school hours up until Friendship Center dismissal at 5:30 pm.

Thank you!

Hornung Office

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SELCRA Skateboard Sessions

SELCRA is pleased to announce the opening of skateboard sessions

at Meijer Park, 333 Charles Orndorf Dr. in Brighton

Saturdays, May 1st thru October 30th (Closed on 6/19/2021)


$5 per visit for drop-ins

Helmets are required!

A Season pass is available at

Click on Register Now! And use keyword: skate

Under 18 Must have a parental waiver on file to enter the park. Please click below for waiver.

Email the completed form to: Cheryl at

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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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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

BAS Parent Tech Guide

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families