February 5, 2018


  • Monday, February 5 – no afternoon bus service, dismissal: 3:15 pm – carpool, 3:30 pm – bus and walkers
  • Thursday, February 8 – Middle School Preview Night, 6:30 pm
  • Friday, February 9 – deadline to purchase Auction tickets or sponsorship(s) to earn a non-uniform day on Friday, February 23
  • Saturday, February 10 – Confirmation, 11:00 am, Church
  • February 12-13 – Candy Cane Sale, $1 each, during lunch
  • Tuesday, February 13 – $1 non-uniform day, proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (details below)
  • Thursday, February 15 – deadline to register for 2018-2019 school year at reduced fee
  • Thursday, February 15 – deadline to order March lunches
  • Thursday, February 15 – mid-quarter
  • February 16 – 20 – Mid-winter break
  • Thursday, February 22 – Grade 2 students and parents. Eucharist Meeting, 7:00pm-8: 30 pm, Church (if unable to attend, please attend on March 1)
  • Friday, February 23 – deadline to submit Box Tops
  • Friday, February 23 – non-uniform day if you purchased your Auction ticket or sponsorship(s) by February 9

PARKING LOT DUTY: Monday – Ciarlone, Collins, Cox, Tuesday – Dallo, Daogaru, DeLaRosa, Wednesday – Kattola, Denipoti, DeVarona, Thursday – Dietz, Discenna, Dowd, Friday – Elia, Fakhouri, Fandino. If you are unable to fulfill your obligation, please trade with another family. Thank you!


  • Vincent Ferrara! Vincent was last week’s TRACK winner. He was nominated by Mrs. MacLean for his thoughtfulness; Vincent offered his pizza and bagel to a student that hadn’t purchased any while he was home sick. Keep up the good work, Vincent!
  • Nino Cerroni! Nino was the winner of last week’s Auction Item of the Week! Nino and his B2 classmates will be enjoying cookies and milk on Wednesday!



• The following Bear, Webelo and Cub Scouts who were recognized at St. Hugo’s annual Scout Mass this past weekend: The Light of Christ Award – Beau Devanney, Finn Devanney, and Gavino Marini, The Parvull Del (Children of God) Emblem – Ben Bruck, William Bujoll, and Dominick Steffanina. A special thank you to Mr. Jamie Stewart, Mrs. Anita Petrosky, and Fr. Tim.






  • When reporting absences, requesting homework, and early dismissal for your student, please contact the front office. Teachers do not have an opportunity to regularly check email during the day. St. Hugo follows the Center for Disease Controls recommendation that a student should be fever free without fever reducing medication.
  • Student cell phones, in grades 5-8, are permitted on school grounds with signed parent/guardian consent form under the following conditions:
  1. Student cell phones are not permitted in classrooms. They are to be kept in a student’s backpack, in their locker/cubby, in the OFF position. Other students are not to be made aware that the cell phone is present.
  2. Cell phones are not to be used for picture taking.
  3. No harassment or threatening of persons via the cell phone is permitted.
  4. Misuse of the cell phone policy results in the school confiscating the cell phone for two weeks.

St. Hugo’s cell phone policy can be found on page 63 of the Student/Parent Handbook which is on the school’s website. The Cell Phone Authorization Form can also be found on the website.

LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY NON-UNIFORM DAY St. Hugo alums Kylie Scott and Gabrielle Grace are co-candidates in the Students of the Year program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over a seven-week period, the girls are organizing campaigns to raise money for LLS. Gabrielle’s younger brother, Charlie, is an acute myeloid leukemia survivor and the Kylie and Gabrielle’s campaign, Team Charlie’s Angels, is in Charlie’s honor. Please consider supporting our alums and this worthy cause by enjoying a non-uniform day on Tuesday, February 13 – $1/student.

CLAY CLASSES Is your child interested in working more with clay? Sign them up for a clay class with Ms. Bitzinger. It is open to children in Grades 1-8. Kinders may attend if an older sibling has also signed up. There are two-day sessions from 3:40 pm – 4:45 pm. The cost is $45. Upcoming dates: Monday, February 26 and March 5, and Thursday, April 12 and April 19. Students will practice hand building techniques with clay as they sculpt their project. On the second day, students will glaze the piece. If interested, please contact Ms. Bitzinger, anna.bitzinger@sthugoschool.org, with your child’s name, a parent’s name, and the best contact number. Students will be registered upon payment of check made payable to Anna Bitzinger. Cash is also accepted. Students are encouraged to bring a snack to have before class begins. Parents will pick up their child from the art room door outside in the lower courtyard. A confirmation email will be sent with more information prior to the workshop.

LOOKING FOR A WEEKEND BABYSITTER? Mrs. MacLean’s daughter, Maureen, is graduated from college and working full-time. However, she is free on weekends for babysitting and tutoring. Please contact her at maumaclean@gmail.com if you are in need!

CANDY CANE SALES ARE BACK! Monday and Tuesday, February 12 and 13 candy cane sales will be sold for $1 each outside of Mrs. Bartoli’s office during lunchtime. Please let your student buy a candy cane for their sweetheart … or their sweet tooth, next week!

IT’S TIME FOR OUR NEXT BOX TOP drive so remember to keep clipping and sending them in over the next few weeks. The deadline to submit is February 23 so there is a lot of time to show your support in this easy and fun way! Our last Box Top drive raised $1,115 and was used to purchase needed supplies for our classrooms. Our next drive will be used to start a much-needed library renovation. So let’s all support Mrs. Braet and help her improve the library for our children. Box Tops really do add up! Here is a list of what your Box Tops have already given our school this year: 48 pairs of scissors for latchkey and the library, 9 hole punches, a 3-hole punch, a tape dispenser, a Spanish-English dictionary, 72 privacy desk partitions, 16 pack of Expo dry erase markers, set of public speaking DVD’s for junior high, 12 packs of washable crayons, 30 glue sticks, 6 packs of Crayola washable markers, 5 student dictionaries, 15 scrapbooking hole punches, and 24 Popplet apps for our school Ipads. It is amazing the impact you can make just by clipping some Box Tops!

IN LIEU OF A SCHOOL-WIDE SURVEY this year, we are asking that you complete an Archdiocese of Detroit survey. Please click the following link:   Archdiocese of Detroit Survey

THE DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE was a sell out! Everyone seemed to enjoy the “icing station” (where girls were glittered up with glittery necklaces, rings, bracelets, face glitter, glitter tattoos and nail bling), the “snowy” dessert table and sparkling crafts, as well as the limbo contest and end-of-the-night dance off (where 17 impromptu “teams” danced off one by one in the middle of a huge dance circle)! Many thanks to Mrs. DelPup, Mrs. Cerroni, Mrs. Jacob, and Mrs. Spadafore. Volunteers included: Mrs. Curioca, Mrs. Vittiglio, Mrs. Stork, and Mrs. Tosto, as well as students: Mia Tosto, Haley Guerra, Gabby Mekani, Bridget Gieselman, Natalie Burg, Anna Zidar, Megan Quakenbush, Lilah Chow, Gabby Hock, Marylin Kowalewski, Regan O’Brien

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