December 18, 2017


  • Thursday, December 14 – Candy Cane Sale will be open until supplies run out during lunch – $1 each. Proceeds go to Catholic Schools Week student enrichment.
  • Wednesday, December 20 – Annual Christmas Pageant, 1:00pm parent performance, Gym (Kindergarten Readiness – 2nd grade, St. Hugo Bands and Vocal Vikings)
  • Wednesday, December 20 – St. Hugo Bands and Vocal Vikings Annual Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
  • Thursday, December 21 – Green and red non-uniform day. Enjoy a Christmas jeans day but you must include green and/or red (no leggings!)
  • Thursday, December 21 – Deadline for Geography Bee registrations
  • Thursday, December 21 – Junior High Christmas Dance, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Cafeteria, see below for more information
  • Friday, December 22 – No school, Christmas break begins

 OUR FIRST GRADE CLASS celebrates and honors St.Lucia, one of the earliest Christian martyrs with their crown of candles or Star Boy hats.


CONGRATULATIONS TO Jude Shammami!  Jude was last week’s TRACK winner.  He was nominated by Mrs. Kender for being helpful to a student/staff member/visitor in the classroom.  Keep up the good work, Jude!

THANK YOU TO Mrs. Denipoti, Mrs. Priebe, and their teacher appreciation elves for providing faculty and staff with delicious Christmas cookies.  They are delicious and very much appreciated!

PARENTS OF GIRLS IN 3RD – 5TH GRADES sign up now to receive a free GIFT and enroll your daughter in “Girls on the Run”.  It is a 10 week season beginning the week of March 12 and ending the week of May 21.  The purpose of the program is to inspire girls and make them feel empowered, self-aware, and increase their self-esteem.  We also run…although that is not the focus of the program.  Please see the attached flyer to sign up.  If you have any questions contact Ann Bartoli at

 THIS YEAR’S JUNIOR HIGH CHRISTMAS DANCE is Thursday, December 21 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Tickets will be sold to Junior High students during the week of December 11-15.  Tickets will be $2 each and if you purchase a ticket you will be allowed to have a non-uniform day on the day of the dance.  The theme for the non-uniform day is Christmas sweaters or red and green clothing.

 THE GEOGRAPHY BEE will be held on Wednesday, January 10 from 3:45 pm-5: 00 pm.  Sign up forms will be due on Thursday, December 21.

 SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 Sweetheart Dance will be held at St. Hugo on February 2, 2018, from 6:30 pm-8: 30 pm.  Details to follow after Christmas break!”

JANUARY BOOK CLUB!  Any students in grades 4-6 who love to read are invited to join Mrs. Braet in the library on Fridays after school, until 4:30 pm.  January’s book will be The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi.  Book Club will be $60 for a three-week session (January 12, 19, and 26).  Weekly snacks, materials, and a purchased copy of the book for each student to keep will be included in the three-week session.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Braet,, or send a check made payable to Katrina Braet in the amount of $60.  There will be a limit of 12 students for each month’s Book Club.

CLAY CLASSES FOR THE NEW YEAR!  Is your child interested in working more with clay?  Sign them up for a clay class with Miss Bitzinger!  It is open to students in grades 1-8.  Kinders may attend if an older sibling has also signed up.  They are two-day sessions from 3:40 pm – 4:45 pm.  The cost is $45.  Upcoming dates:  Thursday, January 11 and Monday, January 18.  Monday, February 26 and March 5.  Thursday, April 12 and April 19.  Students will practice hand building techniques with clay as they sculpt their project.  On the second day, your child will glaze the piece.  If interested, please contact Miss Bitzinger,, 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.  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.

 NEED A LAST MINUTE TAX-DEDUCTION?  Later this week, packets containing the information you need to get support the auction will be sent home with the children – including information on tax-deductible donations and sponsorships.  Please check your child’s backpack on Wednesday!  If you do not receive the packet, please contact Kristen Bujoll at or (847) 337-9909.


WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that St. Hugo is part of the AmazonSmile program! Shop and earn .5% on all eligible Amazon purchases. This money will go right back to our school! It’s super easy! Here is how it works:

  1. The first step is to click on the link below to set St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic as your charitable organization:

  1. Go to (NOT every time you want to shop! You will notice that the AmazonSmile home page will look exactly the same as your Amazon home page AND that your login/password, account information, Prime membership, shopping cart status, etc. is the exact same and will automatically pop up. The items and prices are the same, the prime shipping benefits are the same.  It’s a seamless transition! The only difference is the website you are shopping on.

This is a super easy way to earn money for our school!  Please share the link with family members, friends, neighbors, etc. and St. Hugo will earn .5 % on all of their purchases.  Please contact Colleen O’Brien, with questions.

THE ONLINE APPLICATION for financial aid through the Archdiocese of Detroit will open on January 1.  Go to to begin the application process.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK all those that donated, attended/supported our major fundraisers this year.  We are so grateful for your generosity:

All In for St. Hugo – 3rd grade teachers, 97.1 The Ticket, A & R Seal Coating, Abdou, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Adamski, Alberts, Alvelo-Malina, Ann Arbor Hands on Museum, Mrs. Bartoli, Atty, Ayar, Bank of Birmingham, Barbat, Bata, Bates, Beach House Day Spa, Becker, Belkin, Beresford, Berrino, Best Brains Bloomfield, Bieth, Bitzinger, Bluethmann, Bluthardt, Bojan, Bowman, Boyle, Brainspring Learning Centers, Brandt,  Brian Kalcyzinski Consulting, Brother Rice High School, Bruck, Brzustewicz, Bujoll, Burg, Carlson, Carolynn Krause, Carroll, Carter, Cerroni, Chaiyasate, Chateau Chantal, Estes, Chinonis, Chow, Ciarlone, CJ Barrymore’s Entertainment, Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness Center, Coffee Talk Creative, Cosgrove, Curioca, Curioca, Cycle Bar-Troy, Czarnecki, Dooley, Dance Academy of Bloomfield Hills, Dave and Busters, Davis, DeFrancesco, DelPup, Denha, Denipoti, Dennis Uniform, DesMarais, Detroit Red Wings, deVarona, Dick O’Dows, Dickson, Dietz, Discenna, Dowd, Dream Dinners, Drew, Ebbing, Eddie Merlot’s, Elia, Fakhouri, Fandino, Fanning, Farnell, Farrar, Fatur, Fernandez, Ferrara, Fig and Olive, Figo Salon, Fitzsimmons, Fleischer, Fr. Tony, Friends of St. Hugo, Gallardo, Gerak, Gesquire, Giglio, Giorgi, Gladding, Goldfish Swim School, Gorcyca, Grabowski, Grube, Guerra, Gumma, Gumma, Hajjar, Hakim, Hanna, Hannan, Harris, Hawkins, Henry, Hermann, Herstein, Hierlihy, Higgins, Hillman, History and Science Family Fun!, Hogan, Hollywood Super Markets, Hue Studios, Hungry Howie’s Jackson, Jacob, Jankowski, Jazrawi, Jennings, Joseph, Joss, Kalamata Greek Grill, Kalil, Kowalewski, Katke, Kattola, Kindt, Klein, Klein, Koziarz, Kraemer, Kretschmer, Krzeszewski, Kurn, Lazar, Leahy, Love, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, MacMichael, Mains, Manni, Margherio, Mariah High School, Marini, Marougy, Marriott Auburn Hills Pontiac at Centerpoint, Marsh, Martinek, Mayette, McGrath, Mekani, Mervenne, Mick, Mikel, Miss Rigterink, Miss Rosenbaum, Mojares, Monroe, Montales, Moose Preserve Bar and Grill, Morgan, Mr. Barrett, Mrs. Ryan, Mr. Vincler, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Carolin, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Fralick, Mrs. Francis, Mrs. Hermann, Mrs. Kender, Mrs. Kurn, Mrs. LoVasco, Mrs. MacLean, Mrs. Mueller, Mrs. Schoenfeldt, Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Zelek, Mustion, Mychalowych, Nagel, Najor, Namy, Nelson, Nelson, New, Nicole Rollins Photography, Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, Nittis, Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy, Nunning, Nykerk, O’Brien, Oh Oh Nine by Kate and Coco Chinonis, Okka, Ong, Orchard Lake Country Club, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Oriani, Orow, Orow, Paddock, Palizzi, Mr. Brogan, Pawczuk, Priebe, Przygocki, Quaine, Ramos, Refresh Bath and Body, Rivage Day Spa, Rivard, Roberts, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Rodriguez, Roehrig, Rook, Roye, Royer, Ruschak, Saba, Sabagh, Sacca, Samona, Schwartz, Schwegman, Shammami, Shannon, Shenandoah Country Club, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Sigler, Simon, SLG Monogramming, Slifka, Smidt, Smith, Smith, Solcz, Spadafore, Spender, Spillane and Reynolds Orthodontics, Sr. Margaret VanVelzen, St. Andre, Stacer, Stampin’ Up, Star Trax Events, Steffanina, Steve Pellegron – Made in Detroit, Sullivan, Tarro Beauty, Thalmann, The Heather’s Club, The Henry Ford, Thomas, Thurman, Tierney Brothers, Tischler, Tocco, Torok, Tosto, Tuliao, Tuohy, United Shore Professional Baseball League, University of Detroit High School, Vachon, VanDieren, VanNorwick, Vaupel, Vincler, Vitello, Vittiglio, Wachowiak, Watters, Wednieski, Wenzel, Wieczorek, Williams, Women First Medical Spa, Wybo, Wyciskalla, Yaldo, Yummy Cupcakes, Zax Express Car Wash, Zelek, Zidar

Fun Run – Abarca, Abdulnoor, ABF Environmental, Abro, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Adamski, Alberts, Alvelo-Malina, Atisha, Ayar, Barbat, Bartoli, Bata, Bates, Becker, Bedia, Berrino, Bieth, Bitzinger, Blaszczak, Bloom, Bluethmann, Bluthardt, Bojan, Bolhoff Corporatiaon, Bortolotti, Bowman, Boyle, Brandt, Brikho, Brother Rice High School, Browne, Bruck, Brzustewicz, Budiongan, Bujoll, Burg, Canyonero Consulting, Cardillo, Carolin, Carroll, Carter, Casper, Cerroni, Chaiyasate, Chow, Clark, Clear Rate Communications, Connolly, Cox, Curioca, Curioca, Daogaru, Davis DC Illuminations, DeLaRosa, DelPup, Denha, Davanney, deVarona, Devlin, Dickson, Dietz, Dowd, Drew, Elia, Ervin, Estes, Fakhouri, Fandino, Fanning, Farrar, Fatur, Fernandez, Ferrara, Fonville, Frost, Fuller, Gappy, Deisz, Gheen, Giglio, Gladding, Glass & Mirror Craft, Goodwin, Gorcyca, Grabowski, Grooms, Guerra, Gumma, Gumma, Hajjar, Hakim, Hanna, Hannan, Harrington, Hayes, Hermann, Hess, Hierlihy, Higgins, Hock, Hogan, Ibrahim, Jackson, Jacob, Jankowski, Jennings, Jesena, Joseph, Joulakh, Kalil, Karrick, Kattola, Keene, Kindt, Klauer, Klein, Klein, Kowalewski, Koziarz, Krzeszewski, Kurn, Lazar, Leon, Lewis, Lievan, Love, MacKenzie, MacMichael, Madany, Manni, Marian High School, Marini, Marougy, Marsh, Matei, Matthews, Mayette, McGrath, McKay, Mekani, Merricle, Mikel, Milewicz, Miller, Mojares, Moms Across America, Monahan, Monroe, Montales, Monteiro, Morgan, Mueller, Murphy, Mustion, Mutone, Najor, Neagos, Nelson, New, Nittis, Notre Dame Prep, Nykerk, O’Brien, Okka, Olah, Ong, Oriani, Orow, Orow, Pacifico, Paddock, Palizzi, Pallisco, Petrosky, Pratt, Priebe, Przygocki, Qarana, Quaine, Quakenbush, Ramos, Ramos, Rasmussen, Reale, Reed, Regan, Regentik, Ricketts, Rivard, Rivera, Rodriguez, Rook, Rosenbaum, Roye, Royer, Ruccolo, Rudnick, Ruschak, Ryan, Saba, Sabagh, Sacca, Sackman, Samona, Schwartz, Scott, Semma, Seneker, Sesi, Shammami, Shamraj, Shannon, Sigler, Simon, Slifka, Smidt, Smith, Smith, Sobieski, Solcz, Sopuch, Spadafore, Spender, Sr. Margaret, Sr. Mary Ellen, St. Andre, Stacer, Stanczak, Steffanina, Stork, Sudomir, Sulatvo, Sullivan, Swider, Thalmann, Thomas, Thurman, Tocco, Torok, Tuliao, Tuohy, Turkot, VanDieren, VanDrie, VanNorwick, Vaupel, Vincler, Vitello, Vittiglio, Wachowiak, Walker, Waltz, Wayne, Wednieski, Weidenbach, Wells, Wenzel, Wieczorek, Wilde, Williams, Women First OB/GYN, Wybo, Wyciskalla, Taldo, Zaleski, Zidar.

Trunk or Treat – Abdou, Abdulnoor, Abro, Abro, Adamski, Alchammas, Alvelo-Malina, Atisha, Ayar, Barbat, Bata, Becker, Bedia, Berrino, Bieth, Bluethmann, Bluthardt, Bojan, Boudreau, Bowman, Boyle, Brikho, Brothers, Bruck, Brzustewicz, Bujoll, Burg, Burke, Cardillo, Carroll, Carter, Cerroni, Chow, Ciarlone, Connolly, Costello, Cox, Curioca, Curioca, Dallo, DeLaRosa, DelPup, Denipoti, deVarona, Dietz, Discenna, Elia, Fakhouri, Fandino, Fanning, Fernandez, Ferrara, Frost, Fuller, Gapp[y, Geisz, Giglio, Gorcyca, Gorcyca, Gumma, Gumma, Hajjar, Hakim, Hannan, Harb, Hermann, Hierlihy, Higgins, Hock, Hogan, Hyde, Ibrahim, Jackson, Jacob, Jaddou, Jankowski, Jazrawi, Jesena, Joseph, Kalil, Kattola, Keena, Kelly, Kindt, Klauer, Kozin, Koziarz, Kozole, Kretschmer, Krzeszewski, Lazar, Love, Madany, Maher, Mains, Manni, Marini, Marougy, Mayette, McKay, Mervenne, Mikel, Milewicz, Mojares, Monroe, Montales, Morgan, Murphy, Najor, Naman, Naman, Namy, Nittis, Nykerk, O’Brien, Okka, Olah, Ong, Oriani, Orow, Orow, Orow, Palizzi, Pallisco, Pawczuk, Priebe, Quakenbush, Ramos, Regan, Rivard, Rodriguez, Royer, Ruccolo, Rudnick, Ruschak, Saba, Sabagh, Sackman, Samona, Savaya, Schwartz, Schwegman, Segura, Seifert, Seneker, Sesi, Shammami, Smidt, Smith, Solcz, Spadafore, St. Andre, Stanczak, Stewart, Stork, Sudomir, Sullivan, Thalmann, Thomas, Thurman, Tocco, Tomas, Torok, Tosto, Triculsescu, Tuliao, Turkot, Vachon, VanDieren, VanDrie, VanNorwick, Vaupel, Vittiglio, Wachowiak, Wednieski, Weidenbach, Wells, Wieczorek, Williams, Wybo, Wyciskalla, Yaldo, Zaleski, Zidar.

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