* Friday, February 10 – Deadline to order March lunches

* Friday, February 10 – donate $2 for a non-uniform day, see details below

* Friday, February 10 – deadline to register for Spring sports

* Saturday, February 11 – Celebration of Confirmation, 11:00am

* February 13-17 – Winter Break

* Tuesday, February 21 – Yearbook group photo day, students may wear scout uniforms, team uniforms, etc.

* Friday, February 24 – Daddy/Daughter Dance (see attached invitation)

* Saturday, February 25 – 7th/8th graders to MSU for MUN competition

* Tuesday, March 7 – No school, teacher in-service day

IT WAS A FABULOUS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK and there are so many people to thank:

* The room parents for their help in organizing the week, especially ice cream day and Pizza Day: Sandy Orow, Rita Kattola, Gina Thomas, Jen VanNorwick, Carrie Jesena, Valerie Marougy, Laura Sabagh, Jodi Carroll, Cherly Abarca, Kate Wybo, Carli Vaupel, Jennifer Nykerk, Victoria DeVarona, Kati Becker, Ann Lazar, Allison Mayette, Regina VanDieren, Sonia Vittiglio, Reta Shammami, Rochelle Denipoti, Stephanie Schwartz, Megan Kindt, Karen Abro, Mary Farrar, Veronica Steffanina, Tracey Jacob, Stephanie Fanning, Lisa Seneker, Darlene Sullivan, Stacy Madany, and Dylan Hogan.

* All of the families that donated items – the agencies were impressed with the items they received.

* Mrs. MacLean and Mrs. Kurn for spearheading Volunteer Vikings Day of Service. All of the parent drivers who took our 7th and 8th graders to the various agencies.

* Mrs. Carter for organizing a fun Ninja Warrior Obstacle course, Mr. Pacifico and his band for their fantastic performance.

* All of the faculty who organized letter writing and card making, and students for making some creative and thoughtful cards and letters.

* Mrs. Bartoli for organizing the Animal Magic show, bringing in Anthony Ianni to talk about bullying, for helping Mrs. Carter with the obstacle course, and for working with Project TEAM on the bagel sale that supported the Timmy Vachon Foundation. The bagels were delivered to classrooms by Timmy’s classmates, who are working to keep Timmy’s legacy of joy and zest for life alive and exemplifying his mantra of “Never Give Up”. A donation of $402.35 will be made to the Foundation which will provide financial aid in the form of scholarships for students attending metro Detroit Catholic schools as well as grants to other children charities. Thank you to the Margherio family for providing all of the bagels!


CONGRATULATIONS TO Max Petrosky! Max was last week’s T.R.A.C.K. winner. Max was observed by Mrs. Kurn in the classroom for being helpful to a student.


* Friday, February 10 is the last day to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year without penalty! After February 10 the registration fee increases from $300 to $350 per family.

* Carpool students will be supervised in the drop off zone until 3:40pm. After that time, remaining students will be taken to the after school Computer Lab. The exception to the time would be inclement weather (i.e., thunderstorm).

SIGN-UP FOR MARCH’S 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. March’s book will be Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. Book club will be $60 per a 3 week session (March 3, 10, & 17). Weekly snacks, materials, and a purchased copy of the book for each student to keep will be included within the 3 week session. If interested, please contact Mrs. Braet at 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.

AFTER SCHOOL CLAY CLASSES: The next two workshops are Monday, February 20/27 and Thursday, March 23/30. Class begins after dismissal and ends at 4:45pm. If interested, please contact Ms. Bitzinger,, or send a check made payable to Anna Bitzinger in the amount of $45.

ATTENTION! A school wide art contest will be part of our upcoming STEAM Day. Students in all grades are invited to submit a drawing that illustrates the acronym STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). If chosen, you will receive a gift card and your illustration will be printed on a large banner to be hung in the school. Artwork will be judged on content, originality, and neatness. You may use marker, chalk, paint, crayon, pencil or create in a digital format. Submissions are due Friday, March 10 to Miss Bitzinger. If interested, please pick up drawing paper from the art room.

LOVE & LOGIC is a six week program hopen to all St. Hugo School families and friends. Learn to raise your children with confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline. Love & Logic is an approach built around crafting caring and respectful relationships. It will provide you with simple and practical techniques that make you more eff

THE NEXT ST HUGO SCRIP ORDER of the school year is due Tuesday, February 7.

Order by 10AM Tuesday, February 7 by 10 AM and pickup at the School office on Friday afternoon, February 10. Order online at . Your login is your email address and it can email your password. Pay by check payable to St Hugo PTG (send to the office attention SCRIP no later than Wednesday, Feb 8) or pay with Prestopay (debit from your bank account). Please contact Beth Nunning for more information or sign up details (


* BBFA presents What’s With the Boys? On February 9 at 10:00am. Led by Ted Braude, learn how to guide your quiet, withdrawn son through the challenges of social media, risk taking and making good choices, following directions, and much more. This is also a free event and pre-registration is not required. The program will be held at the Booth/Doyle Center.

* SENSEational Story Time at the Bloomfield Township Library: 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302 (248) 642-5800 This sensory story time is geared to differently-able children ages 3 – 10 years who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or have developmental delays and/or sensitivity to sensory overload. Visuals, rhythmic preschool-level stories, and sensory activities will be included in this interactive story time. Siblings are welcome! Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:30p.m. Registration begins January 14, 2017.

* Special Needs Workshops – Supporting Students with Dyslexia presented by Pete Pullen, Head of School at ETON Academy. Learn what dyslexia is. Experience what it may feel like to have dyslexia and how to partner successfully with your student’s school and teacher. Pete will also discuss strategies to help support your student at home with reading and comprehension challenges at school. Bloomfield Township Library: 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302 (248) 642-5800 Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm. Registration begins January 16, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 is a non-uniform day for student’s bringing in $2! Money collected will be used to offset costs associated with the March 28 S.T.E.A.M. day.


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week was a lot of fun! Students enjoyed many fun activities and also assisted many in our community. Mrs. Bartoli organized two informative presentations. The first was Animal Magic. I do not think Serena Simon will ever forget as a fake spider was hurled in her direction, but beside that students learned many interesting animal facts. The second presentation by former MSU basketball player Anthony Ianni gave students perspective to think how they can be the postitive difference in each others lives by treating one another with respect. Mrs. Kurn did a great job of organizing 7th and 8th graders Day of Service. Students went and assisted at the Lighthouse in Pontiac, the Bottomless Toy Chest in Troy, St. Vincent DePaul in Waterford, Angels Place in Southfield, Gleaners in Pontiac, Christ Child House in Detroit and the Ladies of Charity on our campus. Students and parents really felt uplifted in their experience of helping others. Mrs. Carter did an outstanding job setting up an obstacle course for the end of Catholic Schools Week pep rally in the gym. The blue team set a course record in their final run winning the first ever event. The band played fight songs while the crowd cheered. The entire St. Hugo of the Hills Community all came together to make Catholic Schools Week a memorable week for our students!

Intramural Basketball

Intramural basketball has finished for over 84 students in Grades K-4. A focus on fundamentals, teamwork, and rules of the game was the goal. A special thank you to our volunteer coaches Jim Spadafore, Doug Wyciskalla, David Curiaco, Ryan Murphy, Steve Nykerk, Katherine Wybo, Fred Abdou, Michael Marougy, Joe Love, Phil Oriani, Jim Rivard, Kevin Kindt, Jason Geisz, Katie Hierlihy, Scott & Amy Monroe, Rob Bluthardt, Gino Del Pup, John & Jen Morgan, Mike McMichael, Mike & Paula Quaine, Nate Tuliao, John Higgins.

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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