Parent Bulletin | December 5, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

* Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 7 – Ladies of Charity Toy Drive

* Monday, December 5 – Moose Preserve Dining Fundraiser, see attached for details

* Thursday, December 8 – All School Mass, Immaculate Conception, 9:00am, Church, please bring $1 (or more) for our Parish

* Thursday, December 8 – OK2SAY presented to all students

* December 15 – 20 – Gym closed

* Friday, December 16 – Deadline to order January lunches

* Tuesday, December 20 – JK-2 Christmas Pageant – parent performance and party, 1:30pm, Gym

* Thursday, December 22 – Christmas break begins

* Wednesday, January 4 – Classes resume

* January 4 – January 6 – No bus service

CONGRATULATIONS to the November Students of the month! Kindergarten – Chloe Samona, 1st grade – Savanah Orow, 2nd grade – Alexa Semma, 3rd grade – Owen Zidar, 4th grade – Addie Mikel, 5th grade – Brendan March, 6th grade Robert MacMichael, 7th grade – Joseph Yaldo, and 8th grade – Jack Dickson. The Fine Arts Students of the month are: Band – Faith VanNorwick, Art – Audrey Thurman, and Lily Higgins.

THANK YOU TO:

* the Teacher Appreciation Committee, especially Mrs. Denipoti and Mrs. Priebe, for the lasagna lunch and Chinese Raffle. It was a nice relaxing lunch with delicious food and fun prizes. Thank you!

* Mrs. Love, alum Sydney Still, and Born Yoga for the fun yoga day benefitting the IHM Sisters. Kinders through 2nd grade learned yoga poses, mindfulness, breathing, kindness and letting the light within them shine! They raised $645 and we are very grateful!

REGISTRATION FOR THE ST. HUGO SCIENCE EXCHANGE ends Monday, December 8! Click on the following link for more information https://sites.google.com/a/sthugoschool.org/science-exchange/home. Questions can be directed to your student’s science teacher.

ONCE AGAIN ST. HUGO will be partnering with the Ladies of Charity to help bring Christmas cheer to hundreds of low income families in Metro Detroit. We will be collecting new, unwrapped books, toys, games, teen items, and sports items for the needy from Thursday December 1 through Wednesday, December 7. Following are some recommendations:

K- Grade 2: cars, trucks, blocks, craft kits, dolls, small train sets, etc.

Grades 3-5: building toys, Legos, Lincoln logs, craft kits, building sets, etc.

Grade 6: new books and board games

Grades 7-8: new, unused teen items such as make-up kits, sports items, hand-held games, jewelry, purses, etc.

Thank you for your generosity!

SAVE THE DATE! Parenting with Love & Logic workshop will be coming to St. Hugo in February/March. This six week program will provide you with simple and practical techniques that will make you more effective at raising your children and will provide you with tools to effectively handle challenging behaviors for children of any age. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bartoli, ann.bartoli@sthugoschool.org.

DO YOU SHOP AT HOLLYWOOD MARKET? Mention St. Hugo at checkout and St. Hugo earns points to choose items for the classroom, playground, and Latchkey.

THE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC CHOIR (The Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra) presents A Christmas Festival of Musicon Saturday, January 7, 7:00pm at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Swartz Creek. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. For more information contact Theresa Harsila, 810-624-5548.

BBFA IS KICKING OFF A BOOK CLUB! The first book will be Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck. The author shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we approach our goals. See the attached flyer for more details.

GENEROUS FAMILIES MAKE WISHES COME TRUE Many thanks to the following 68 families who made generous contributions to the Adopt-A-Book program during this year’s Book Fair: Alvelo-Malina, Becker, Belkin, Boyle Cardillo, Carroll, Carter, chaiyasate, Ciarlone, David Curioca, Derek Curioca, DeFrancesco, DelPup, Devanney, Fernandez, Hakim, Hanna, Harris, Hermann, Herstein, Higgins, Jackson, Jacob, Kalil, Karrick, Kattola, Keena, Don Klein, Koziarz, Krause, Kretschmer, Lazar, Love, Madany, Marini, Mayette, McGrath, Milewicz, Montales, Morgan, Najor, Greg Naman, Namy, Oriani, Palizzi, Ramos, Regn, Rodriguez, Rook, Roye, Sabagh, Sacca, Samona, Schwartz, Seifert, Shammami, Shannon, Robert Smith, Steffanina, Thurman, Torok, Ruliao, VanNorwick, Vitello, Wednieski, Wenzel, Wyciskally, and Zidar. In doing so, not only were 21 books added to the school library, but 125 of the books on teachers’ wish lists went to 26 classrooms throughout the schoo. 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. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your generosity is impressive, and remarkable!

HELP US KEEP OUR EVERGREEN STATUS! St. Hugo recycles eye glasses, batteries, and cell phones. During the Christmas season we will also collect used/broken Christmas lights. We will be collecting lights until January 15.

ATTENTION LATCHKEY FAMILIES Please check for bills in your student’s backpack! Bills are sent home every two weeks. Thank you!

WE ARE IN NEED OF a Mary costume and angel costumes that would fit a 2nd grader. If you can help, please email Mrs. Carolin at penny.carolin@sthugoschool.org.

CRANBROOK WINTER SOCCER training registration is open. For more information go to: http://schools.cranbrook.edu/Page/Camps–Public-Programs/Sports-Camps/Winter-Camps

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

6th grade blankets – The 6th grade students did an outstanding job of making blankets for cancer patients at Mott Hospital. I was very impressed with the effort put into each and every blanket the students created!

Science – A reminder that today is the final day to sign up for the Science Exchange. At this point you just need to sign up. You do not need an idea or to have your project completed. We would like all students in grades 3-8 to participate. Later this school year we are also planning at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Day. All of the science teachers at St. Hugo are excellent and have a creative approach to science.

Survey – Please take the time and fill out the survey in the Parent Bulletin. We really appreciate your opinions. We are gauging some decisions for next school year. Your data can help us make the best decision for our school going forward.

Anti-Bullying – 5th grade students this morning are practicing Anti-Bullying skits and techniques. Techniques include: standing up for each other, making comebacks to mean remarks, saying stop and even owning some comments. The 5th grade teachers did a great job and the students seemed to really understand the need to treat each other well and own our motto “As followers of Jesus it must be different with us.”

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.