The Stinging News

December 3, 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

Brighton Ford Elementary School Event!

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys December 1 - 16. The toy drive will conclude on the night of our DRIVE-THRU Santa Night on December 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Each Brighton Elementary School will be competing to donate the most toys and Brighton Ford will donate the prizes:


1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $500

4th Place: $500


Help us to spread holiday cheer to those who need it most! For more information, please contact us at 1-800-NEW-FORD!


Shelly Compton Squires Memorial Fund…

When our friend and colleague, Shelley Squires Compton died, a fund was established in her name to assist families with one or more children at the junior-kindergarten through fourth grade level who may need temporary assistance. This fund is available to anyone in the Brighton Area Schools who might be in need. Last year, monies were provided for children needing physical, social and emotional support. Shelley’s Fund helped families with housing needs, food, clothing, learning materials and medical care.

Just as Shelley hoped to make a lasting difference in young children’s lives, we are asking you to help make her legacy live on through contributions to this worthy and meaningful cause. Your Angel Tree sponsorship will support us in our fund endeavors. If you feel you and your child would like to make a small donation to the memorial fund, an angel attached to this letter can be cut out and decorated by your child and brought back to school where it will be put on the Angel Tree.

The tree will be in your school beginning Monday, December 6 through Tuesday, December 15. If you are sending a check, please make it payable to the “Shelley Squires Compton Memorial Fund.” This is really a “kids helping kids” project and any small donation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help! You will enable us to help many more families in need.


Bountiful Harvest Food Drive…

All next week (December 6th – 10th), we will be supporting Bountiful Harvest’s Food Drive for families in Livingston County. The breakdown of giving is as follows:


Monday: Gently Used Winter Gear

Tuesday: Canned Goods

Wednesday: Boxed Goods

Thursday: Pet Supplies

Friday: Toiletries


Thank you for donating to support families in our County!!!


Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal

8102994451

yatesj@brightonk12.com

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Brighton Ford Toy Drive

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys December 1 - 16. The toy drive will conclude on the night of our DRIVE-THRU Santa Night on December 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Each Brighton Elementary School will be competing to donate the most toys and Brighton Ford will donate the prizes:

1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $500

4th Place: $500

Help us to spread holiday cheer to those who need it most! For more information, please contact us at 1-800-NEW-FORD!

PTO Buzz

December 6th-10th, we will support BOUNTIFUL HARVEST’S Food Drive for families in Livingston County. The break-down of giving is:


Monday: Gently used Winter Gear

Tuesday: Canned Goods
Wednesday: Boxed Goods

Thursday: Pet Supplies

Friday: Toiletries


We hope you will be able to help. There will be school prize levels for the total number of pieces donated.


The 22nd Annual Brighton Ford Toy for Tot Drive starts December 1st. Last year they hosted a DRIVE-THRU Santa Night and it was a huge success. Brighton Ford will award each elementary school's art department with a donation. Every toy donated will be counted and the school with the most new, unwrapped toys donated wins as follows:


1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $500

4th Place: $500


There is no limit to how many toys each family can donate. Historically, Hornung has done very well and even taken a few first places. We encourage you to call on your students, friends and families to donate ANY TIME until December 16. The funds will go to the Art Department. Our art teacher, Mrs. Cavallaro would like to put the funds towards clay projects and a a first place win could potentially get us started on a new kiln.


Your PTO,

President: Deanne Ferrell

Vice President: Jami Kilduff

Treasurer: Karen Nicholson

Secretary: Bill Rockwell

Counselor Corner

Welcome to December! At this point in the year, we take time to recognize all that is important to us. I am incredibly grateful for the amazing students and families I am able to connect with and the fantastic support from the staff at our school. We have experienced many challenges this year, and I would like to help support in any way that I can. If you or your child's teacher are noticing any need for social-emotional or mental health support, please reach out to me for ideas or connections.


This month, I will be connecting with new student groups to continue Social-Emotional Growth on specific topics with student peers. I will also continue connecting with students in the classroom with lessons on problem solving strategies or visits for other classroom needs. 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 I will do my best to support your child.


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentReferral

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

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:)

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 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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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

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