Parent Bulletin | August 29, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

  • Monday, August 29 – Thursday, September 1 – ½ day for all day kinders and 1st grade with an 11:10am dismissal, junior kinders arrive at 12:15pm and are dismissed at 2:55, grades 2-8 dismissal is as follows: 3:00pm for carpool and walkers, 3:10pm for bus students
  • Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5 – no school, Labor Day Weekend
  • Tuesday, September 6 – bus service begins
  • Wednesday, September 7 – Meet the Faculty Night grades 6-8, 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 15 – Picture day grades 4-8
  • Friday, September 16 – Picture day grades K-3
  • Wednesday, September 21 – PTG/Meet the Faculty Night grades K-5, 7:00pm, Gym
  • Friday, September 23 – Alana’s Foundation Free Flu Vaccination Clinic, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Library

 

To returning St. Hugo families, WELCOME BACK! To new families we wish you a warm St. Hugo welcome!

 

CONTRATULATIONS TO:

  • Sister Mary Ellen! Sister Mary Ellen celebrated her 70th We are thankful to Sister Mary Ellen for all that she does for our school!
  • Hugo graduate, Marissa Ernat ’16, who received the President Academic Scholarship from Mercy High School.

 

THANK YOU TO:

  • Yasmine Najor for coordinating the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social this past week and to Mrs. Cindy Hermann and Mrs. Gina Thomas for their assistance. Much fun was had by all as the kindergarteners gathered to make new friends.
  • The head room parent committee: Mrs. Melissa Williams, Mrs. Jen Morgan, Mrs. Yasmine Najor, and Mrs. Julie Torok for coordinating buddy’s for new families and for hosting the New Family Pizza Dinner. The dinner was delicious and was a nice welcome to our new St. Hugo families.
  • Our new family buddy’s: Henry Rivard, Matthew Najor, Joey Joseph, Mia Thomas, Alanna Dietz, Matteo Denipoti, Sofia Mushovic, Gino DelPup, Ava Elia, Henry Dietz, Jamie Thomas, Will Mervenne, James Rivard, Catie New, Grace Van Norwick, and Melania Vale.
  • Our Fall Book Sale was a huge success thanks to all of the hardworking volunteers: Gina Rook, Beth Nunning, Jennifer Olah, Susan Roberts, Gina Thomas, Pam Fatur, Tommy Rook, Lauren St. Andre, Zach Olah, Adam Olah, Ava Olah, Grace Roberts, Ben Roberts, Cate Zidar, Natalie Nykerk, Keely Nykerk, Michael New, Caitlyn New, Kathryn Torok, Elizabeth Torok, Caroline Torok, John Torok, Jack Hermann, Meredith Hermann, Colin Mayette, Erin Mayette, Robert MacMichael, Suzanne MacMichael, Regan O’Brien, Megan DeFrancesco, Jackie DesMarais, Kennedy Marsh, Brendan Marsh, Jacob Kalil, Nathan Kalil, Ella Quaine, Molly O’Brien, Michelle Mojares, Ann Lazar, Meghan Zidar, Jennifer Van Norwick, Laurie MacMichael, Elisa Palazzi, Andrea Brzustewicz, Julie Torok, Amy Monroe, Michelle DesMarais, Mike Quaine, Carolynn Krause, Erin Marsh, Laura Kalil, Nikki New, and Colleen O’Brien.

 

ST HUGO ANNUAL IRUN4KIDS FUN RUN will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am-11:00am on the St. Hugo campus. It is a wonderful day of community, friendship, and fun so encourage all your friends to sign up. Besides a run/walk around the beautiful St. Hugo campus we also have tattoo artists, face painting, football toss, DJ Teddy Bear, and a raffle with loads of awesome prizes! Registration is attached and there are still sponsorships available so please check them out as well in attached pages. Register by September 9 to make sure you get a t-shirt and bag!

 

ALL STUDENTS need a St. Hugo gym uniform (t-shirt and shorts) with first and last name on it in permanent marker, white or black socks, and non-marking (white sole) gym shoes. All 4th graders will be bringing their lock home this week to practice 25 times a day. When your student is practicing please help them to clear the lock by turning it to the right two times, go right to the first number, go left past the first number to the second number, and then right to the third number. Thank you for your assistance!

 

TO BE A SCHOOL VOLUNTEER you MUST have completed Protecting God’s Children. Go to aod.org for a listing of classes offered. You do not need to take the workshop at St. Hugo.

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Thursday evenings from September 29-November 3, Kathy Rheaume will conduct seven “Love and Logic” sessions for parents.  The sessions help parents learn a loving, balanced approach to parenting that is neither permissive nor punitive.  It shows parents how to discipline kids without losing their love and respect.  It helps children develop personal responsibility, self-control and learn good decision making skills.  The focus is on nurturing long term relationships and reinforcing good character.  The workshop will be held in the library from 6:30pm-8:30pm. To register, please email Mrs. Bartoli, ann.bartoli@sthugoschool.org. We hope to see you there!

 

GIRLS ON THE RUN (GOTR) IS BACK!  Girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this program. We will begin the week of September 19th and end with a Fun Run on November 20th.  GOTR will be held immediately after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and end at 4:45 p.m.  It a fun way to inspire girls to be healthy and confident.  Register Online at www.gotrdetroit.org.  See Mrs. Bartoli for details.

 

MRS. KELLIE RAO, former music teacher at St. Hugo School is offering private voice lessons from her home in Troy. Email her at kersongbird@yahoo.com.

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

We began last week with all of the new staff members: Mrs. Jennifer Stacer – Kindergarten, Miss Chelsea Estes – 1st grade, Miss Marisa Rosenbaum – 5th grade, and Mrs. Nancy Slifka – 7th grade, worked diligently learning how to teach in the St. Hugo motto “As followers of Jesus, it must be different with us.” They are all excellent additions to the staff and will live the St. Hugo motto. Monday evening was a blast hanging out with future kindergarten students on the playground while eating ice cream. All of the kindergarten students seemed to have an awesome time. Tuesday the entire staff celebrated Mass in the chapel. Fr. Tim gave an inspiration message to the staff. We had an outstanding breakfast thanks to the PTG hospitality committee; Isabella, Matteo, and Mrs. Denipoti. Sr. Kathy Budesky gave an informative combination of science and religion lesson to the staff. We then had a fantastic lunch also provided by the PTG. The lunch helped energize an afternoon of collaborative team building. The St. Hugo staff is really an outstanding team! Wednesday, staff was grateful to start off the day with amazing breakfast sandwiches – thanks again to the PTG hospitality committee. We discussed ways staff can assist in school liturgies. Sister Barb encouraged us to make sure students attend weekly Mass which we universally agreed we would! We spent time working on several technology updates including designing classroom webpages, setting up Power School and going over several different types of educational software like World Book. Thank you to Mrs. Mick for her technological expertise! Wednesday evening we met many new parents who are new to St. Hugo at the new family dinner. Thursday was the book sale and students found out which homeroom they are in. It was a great day to see many of the St. Hugo community members and it was a good day to get back into the school spirit. Students seemed happy to see their friends and yes, even happy to see their future teachers! Friday was the first day of school and it was great to get re-acclimated with friends, teachers and the St. Hugo community. What a wonderful group of students we have!

 

TO FULFILL OUR OBLIGATION AS A GREEN SCHOOL you will no longer receive a hard copy of the Parent Bulletin.

 

  1. HUGO VIKING BOX SCORES:
6th Football v St. Regis W

 

The Mission of St. Hugo of the Hills School is to provide students with an educational experience in which the teachings of the Catholic faith are instilled, nurtured, and demonstrated. These teachings constitute an integral part of the school’s academic program and the St. Hugo community. Strengthened by the values inherent in these teachings, students and staff are challenge to live with the conviction that,

as followers of Jesus, it must be different with us.