* Friday, March 4 – Science Exchange

* Sunday, March 6 – Fine Arts Open House, 1:15pm-3:00pm

* Tuesday, March 8 – No classes, Teacher-in-service

* Thursday, March 24 – Friday, April 1 – Easter Vacation

CONGRATULATIONS to the auction co-chairs; Karla Mekani, Sarah Jankowski, and Stephanie Schwartz, and their amazing team of volunteers on a successful auction. The venue was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious, the auction items were abundant, and much fun was had by all! Thank you to all the generous bidders!

PLEASE PLACE YOUR OPEN HOUSE yard sign back in your yard. Thank you!

ST. HUGO STUDENTS INTERESTED in running track are eligible to participate in the program at St. Regis. There is a parent meeting in the Media Center at St. Regis on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Parents are asked to enter the building through the doors near the dumpster.

FINAL FOUR FUN! Zieben Mare, a boutique in Franklin, is offering a fun shopping fundraiser – it is their own version of the Final Four! On Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10, Zieben Mare will donate 15% of their total sales to St. Hugo families back to St. Hugo. Our competitors for the grand prize of $500 is St. Regis, Holy Name and St. Fabian. For more information contact Mary Wenzel, Yasmine Najor or Patti Chinonis.

OUR OWN MICHAEL ALBANO, an 8th grade student, is organizing an effort to provide support to the homeless population in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. In conjunction with the Ladies of Charity, Michael and his family will deliver donations to warming shelters. Donations of hats, gloves, scarves, gently used totes, gym bags or luggage would be appreciated. Donations are being accepted through February 29. Thank you for your support!

WE RECEIVED $715.56 from Target. Thank you to all that have a Target Redcard and listed our school as their choice to receive funds. To sign up for your Target Redcard go to and click on “Apply for Redcard”. Our school code is 8535.

HAS YOUR CHILD EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN CERAMICS? The next clay workshop is Wednesday, March 16th and March 23rd from Dismissal – 5:00 PM. Students will wait in their grade’s bus room and then will be dismissed to the art room. Student pick-up is at 5 PM from the art room door. Please send a check made payable to Anna Bitzinger in the amount of $45.00. Open to Grades 1 – 8. Kinders may attend if an older sibling is also signed up.

THANK YOU Mrs. Budiongan and the drivers/chaperones on the wonderful Model United Nations experience at Michigan State University! Congratulations to the thirty-nine 7th and 8th grade students that made the trip to East Lansing on Saturday and a special congratulations to the following award winning students: Peter Burg – Best Delegate Award – Economy/Finance Committee, Lauren McFarland – Outstanding Delegate Award – Habitat III Committee, Kathryn Torok – Honorable Mention – Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee, Maura Mustion – Honorable Mention – NFL Owners Committee, and William Nichols – Verbal Commendation – Paris Peace Conference Committee.

EARN TUITION CREDIT BY BUYING GIFT CARDS! The next St Hugo Scrip order is due Monday, March 7 by 10:00am. It will be available for pickup at the School office on Friday afternoon, March 11. Order online at . Please contact Beth Nunning for more information or sign up details (


In connection with our efforts to “go Green”, grades JK-5 will be having a Book Exchange! Here is how it will work: each child is asked to bring in two gently used books to school on March 10. Each child will donate one book to our sister school, Holy Redeemer, and the other book will be put out on the table reserved for that grade and they will “exchange” that book or another they would like to read! So bring in your favorite, gently used books on March 10 and join in the fun! Students in grades 6-8 will also be participating in our Book Exchange and are asked to bring in age appropriate books to donate to Holy Redeemer School.

ANNUAL BABY SHOWER benefiting Ladies of Charity Clothes Closet. Sunday, March 6. Suggested donations: diapers, onesies, socks, baby wipes, receiving blankets, crib sheets, sleepers to age 6. Please drop off your items in the red porch area near Mrs. Bartoli’s office. Thank you for your generous support!


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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