• Wednesday, December 16 – Christmas Pageant, 1:30pm/Band Concert, 7:00pm
  • Friday, December 18 – deadline to order lunches for January
  • Friday, January 8 – deadline to order Catholic Schools Week t-shirt
  • Thursday, January 14 – Kindergarten Information Night, 7pm – Library
  • Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classes
  • January 22 – last day to order lunches for February
  • Saturday, January 23 – First Reconciliation
  • Saturday, January 3 – Confirmation
  • Sunday, January 31 – Open House, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • January 31-February 5 – Catholic Schools Week – see the attached flyer
  • Friday, February 5 – SAVE THE DATE! First annual PTG Sweetheart (daddy/daughter) Dance


WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that our tuition rate has been frozen for the 2016-2017 school year! The parish Finance Committee made the decision to keep rates the same for next year in the hopes of providing relief to those families currently enrolled at St. Hugo and to hopefully encourage more families to pursue Catholic education. We would also like to remind you that we offer a $100 referral fee to current families if you recommend a family and they register at St. Hugo.


GREEN SCHOOL! St. Hugo is once again collecting used and or broken Christmas tree lights.  Please send with your child to A4. Thank you for helping us remain a Green School!


ALL ST. HUGO LADIES are invited to share in our Christmas blessings and friendship at the St. Hugo Altar Guild Christmas Brunch on Tuesday, December 15 from 10:00am until noon in the Parish Hall. A lovely brunch, dessert, and beverage will be served. The guest speaker, Jack Krasula, will be presenting “A Spare Tire vs. The Steering Wheel”. Please bring a new, wrapped Christmas ornament to exchange and bring a friend to join us!


CANDY CANE SALE ends this Friday or when the last candy cane is sold! Candy canes are $1 each and proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please support this worthy organization!


A NEW ST. HUGO FUNDRAISER!  The Archdiocese of Detroit has created an official Catholic Schools Week t-shirt.  The t-shirt will be sold for $10 with a $2 donation to St. Hugo and $2 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Students who wear this t-shirt on Friday, February 12 (the last day of school before Winter Break) can also wear jeans.  A picture of the t-shirt and a downloadable order form is on the St. Hugo website.  Order forms for the t-shirt must be turned in no later than January 8.  T-shirts will be delivered by Wednesday, January 27.  A great way to support St. Hugo and St. Vincent DePaul!


SAVE THE DATE! St. Hugo’s Science Exchange 2016 will take place on Friday, March 4, 2016. Registration forms will be available in January. This is a great opportunity to check out project ideas or to complete a science experiment using the scientific method.


TARGET RED CARD – Take Charge for Education! If you have a Target Red Card, please take a moment and go to to enroll in Take Charge for Education. This free program from Target will donate up to 1% of your Target purchases to St. Hugo. Our school ID is 8535. Currently, there are 42 families enrolled and we anticipate our next check from Target to be over $600. An easy way to support St. Hugo if you have Target Red Card. Thank you!


BUSCH’S CASH FOR EDUCATION makes it even easier to support St. Hugo! To enroll in Cash for Education, log in to your MyWay account through and click the Cash for Education icon and select St. Hugo School.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION Remember to keep clipping and saving throughout Christmas break!


THE ART ROOM is in need of egg cartons, shoe boxes, large yogurt containers with lids and plastic/paper bags. Over Christmas break you might be able to collect a few of these things. Please send them to the art room and we will put them to good use. Thank you!


A SUCCESSFUL 2015 BOOK FAIR! Thanks to your generosity, the Book Fair Committee is pleased to report that we raised over $3,800 for St. Hugo School! We could not have done it without the help of many: Mrs. Balcer, Mrs. Braet, Mrs. LoVasco, Gina Thomas, Heather Koziarz, Gina Rook, Kristin Ruschak, Megan Kindt, Julie Cardillo, Linda Callaghan, Michele Mojares, Linda Bata, Kati Becker, Erica Thurman, Allison Mayette, Jennifer morgan, Stephanie Fanning, Amanda McGrath, Suzanne Tosto, Katie Warren, Ann Lazar, Kate Bandol, Cherly Abarca, Brigid Jackson, Watcharee Paiboonporn, Rochelle Denipoti, Stephanie Schwartz, Tegan Higgins, Nicole Orow, Meghan Zidar, Melissa Williams, Sue Bruck, Stliana Silaghi, Lauren Oriani, Tom Discenna, Lenora Branham, Tracey Jacob, Suzanna Cerroni, Sienna Dietz, Nikki New, Erin Marsh, Elisa Palizzi, and Amy Monroe. Tand thanks to our student volunteers: Megan DeFrancesco, Kathryn Torok, AKanzi Aziz, Henry Mansky, Michael Roberge, Jayden Arabbo, Cole Fatur, Jackie DesMarais, Kate Binkley, Christian Sharkas, Jamie Stewart, Hayden Belkin, Riley Belkin, Reid Hadad, Tommy Rook, Ellie Alberts, Michael DeFrancesco, and Paul Silaghi. And finally, many thanks to the St. Hugo staff, volunteers, and the Book Fair Committee – Molly DeFrancesco, Indigo Stewart, and Denise Belkin.


GENEROUS FAMILIES MAKE WISHES COME TRUE Many thanks to the 82 families listed below who made generous contributions to the Adopt-a-Book program during this year’s Book Fair. In doing so, not only were 30 books added to the school library, but 134 of the books on teachers’ wish lists went to 26 classrooms throughout the building.


In addition, many families contributed to the All for Books program which provided books to Holy Redeemer School and to several other deserving charitable organizations.


Abarca Albano Alberts Apsey Becker Belkin Benedict
Berrino Bojan Bonema Braham Brzustewicz Bujoll Carroll
Carter Chumiecki Ciarlone Cormier Curioca Del Pup Denha
Denipoti Dietz Disienna Ebbing Ervin Fandino Fernandez
Gruba Hakim Higgins Jackson Jacob Jankowski Karrick
  1. Klein
Koziarz Laurencelle Lazar Love MacMichael Madany
Mayette McGrath Mekani Mojares Monroe Montagano Morrow
  1. Naman
Namy Nunning Oriani
  1. & N. Orow
Riculette Rivera Rook Roye Sackman Samona Schwartz
Schwegman Shammami Shannon Simon St. Andre Stewart/Hadad Sudzina
Tuliano Tuohy Turner Venos Vitello Wachowiak Warren
  1. Williams
Wyciskalla Zidar Zwolinski

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your generosity is impressive and remarkable, indeed!



Merry Christmas!


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.

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