The Stinging News
January 29, 2021
*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting
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.
Principal’s Message - January 29, 2021
Dear Hornung Families,
Just a reminder that there won’t be school this coming Monday, February 1, 2021. Brighton Area Schools Elementary Teachers will be involved with Professional Development. School will resume on Tuesday, February 2nd. There will be no “Remote Wednesday” this coming week. Live sessions at Hornung will occur Tuesday through Friday.
Secondly, please read the article from the “Reading Connection” that focuses on comprehension with younger grade levels.
“Read Between the Lines”
Learning to infer, or “read between the lines”, is one key to good reading comprehension. Consider these tips for helping your youngster make inferences when they read.
Describing the setting - Pick a book and read a few sentences to your child (without them looking). Leave out words that name the setting. Example: “Sand stretched in all directions…cacti dotted the landscape.” Can they tell you where the story is set? If they aren’t sure, give a hint (i.e. “Where do you see lots of sand and cacti?)
Look for Lessons - Fables are great for reading between the lines. Read one by Aesop, and help your child figure out the lesson. For instance, “The Tortoise and the Hare” teaches that even if you’re slow, you can win if you just keep going. Have them point out parts that are used to make the inference. (“The tortoise never stopped and he took one good step after another.”)
Use Prompts - Questions that start with “Why do you think…?” or “How do you know…? can encourage your child to infer. You might ask them why do you think the character behaved the way he did or how do he know that it’s going to snow. Together, look for clues in the book that may help your child answer the questions.
Source: “Resources for Education”, Reading Connection – Beginning Edition
Sincerely, Jack Yates
Hornung Elementary Principal
Thank you Hornung Parents!!! We received enough gift cards to fully fund a staff luncheon! You are the best!
There are still some snacks and coffee left, if you would like to participate.
We have over 60 staff members at Hornung. They all make it a great place for our kids to learn. It’s awesome when we get to show our appreciation.
If you ordered from the wishlist, and shipped to your home instead of the registry address, please drop your items to the front office.
Our next virtual PTO Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 10th at 9:30am. Please join us as we start planning the Family Fun events and activities for the rest of the year.
We will host our sixth annual Hornung Silent Auction virtually this year. A big thanks to the parents who have volunteered to oversee a classroom basket. Please keep an eye out for emails/sign-ups that will allow you to contribute to the effort. This auction is a major source of income in keeping our PTO’s activities funded. Volunteers will have an online meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 11:00 am to further discuss the plans.
Your Hornung PTO,
President: Deanne Ferrell
Vice President: Jami Kilduff
Treasurer: Karen Nicholson
Secretary: Bill Rockwell
Picture Retake Day!
Hornung Picture re-take and makeup information
The following information is for In-Person students only.
BVA students will receive separate information regarding your instructions.
Hornung's picture re-take / makeup day is February 8, 2021
--If your child was absent on the original picture day please go to mylifetouch.com and use picture day ID EVTVVKJRR to place your order on line.
--If your child is having their picture re-taken, please return the original picture packet the day of pictures. They will then have their picture retaken.
--Please complete the attached Google Form to give us an idea of how many students to expect on Make Up / Retake Day.
--Any other questions, please direct them to Ruth at SchworR@brightonk12.com
Picture Day and
Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January, we are taking time to further acknowledge and support that extra added stress this crazy year has brought us. We are diving into mindfulness, coping skills, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
Art, Music, PE & Library/STEAM
Please use the link below to access all remote Wednesday specials lessons.
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