The Stinging News

October 1, 2021

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

Color Run is tonight!…

Here’s the running times:

Kindergarten: 5:00 – 5:20

1st Grade: 5:25 – 5:45

2nd Grade: 5:50 – 6:10

3rd Grade: 6:15 – 6:35

4th Grade: 6:40 – 7:00

If for some reason your child can’t attend tonight’s Color Run, our PTO is graciously offering an alternative Color Run evening! The date will soon be determined.

Goal Setting… We all set goals and priorities during the day, through the week, or even over a lifetime. Aspirations are something that all of us should have and strive to accomplish. This is so important for us as adults, but it also pertains to our children. Please read the following article that explains more on how to support your child by helping set achievable goals.

“Help your child set attainable goals for a successful school year”

Want your child to be a self-motivated learner? To start a school project well before the due date? To finish schoolwork on time without having to bribe or nag?

Then take time now to teach your child the “fundamental success skill” of goal setting. Take these steps:

  1. Explain what a goal is. It’s something your child shoots for -- like a football player trying for a touchdown. Goals often start as dreams or wishes. For dreams to come true, your child has to work hard.

  2. Give your child a “Goal Notebook” in which to record their goals, progress, and achievements.

  3. Help your child make a “dream list” of short term goals…things that they’d like to have, to achieve, or improve this day, week, or month. Goals might be about friends, hobbies, sports, exercise, savings, or new skills. Encourage them to also think of school…homework, behavior, reading, grades, etc.

  4. Select one goal and write it down using a simple formula. I will _______ (do)_______ (what) + ______(when). For example; I will spell at least nine of the ten words right on my next spelling test. Or, I will learn all the state capitols this month.

  5. Make sure the goal is achievable. It should be within your child’s control and ability. They should have enough time and resources to do it.

  6. Plan for success. Help your child decide what steps they’ll take and when to achieve their goal.

  7. Track progress. Each time your child takes a step toward their goal, have them mark their effort in their goal notebook. Give them a sticker.

  8. Celebrate Success. Take pictures. Have a “victory dinner”. Say, “See what you can do when you try!”

Source: Michelle Borba, Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts


Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary School Principal


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

A big thanks to everyone that helped with the Color Run. Setting up the event and assembling the packs was no small task! There will be a window for a make-up run in the next couple of weeks, so look to The Stinging News or Facebook for details. We are also very appreciative of our local sponsors and hope you might consider their businesses:

  • EctoHR

  • Wingman Pest Control

  • Niles Industrial Coating

  • Mend Physical Therapy

  • Global Building Maintenance

  • APT Services Inc

  • Uptown Exchange

  • Walnut Street Marketplace

  • Joe Halabicky Insurance Group

  • TK's Irrigation & Landscaping

  • Kenny Privett Productions

  • Grace and Porta

  • The Pound

  • Snedicors GreenEarth Cleaners

  • State Farm - Erik Kramer

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.


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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:

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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