* January 12 – January 23 – Power School shut down

* January 19 OR January 26 – Confirmation Rite Meeting for 8th grade parents, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Church

* Friday, January 20 – Little Caesar Pizza Kit orders due

* Saturday, January 21 – First Reconciliation

* Sunday, January 22 – Prospective family Open House, 11:00am-2:00pm

* Monday, January 23 – Report cards available at 4:00pm

* Thursday, January 26 – Little Caesar Pizza Kit order pickup, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

* Thursday, January 26 – Kindergarten Information Night, 7:00pm

* Friday, January 27 – Science Exchange

* Friday, January 27 – No PM bus service

* January 30 – February 3 – Catholic Schools Week (see attached calendar of events)


* Dominic Kretschmer! Dominic was last week’s TRACK winner. Dominic was observed by Mrs. Kender for being kind and thoughtful in the classroom.

* The December Students of the Month: Kindergarten – Ava Wybo, 1st grade – Hope Manni, 2nd grade – Henry Dietz, 3rd grade – NJ Tuliao, 4th grade – Francesca Daogaru, 5th grade – Abigail Hannan, 6th grade – Gabby Mekani, 7th grade – Lily Higgins, 8th grade – Elena Schwegman, Art – Owen Zidar and Elijah Venos, and Music – Adelina Ayar and Ella Harris.

THE ROOM PARENTS are in need of a few volunteers to help with pizza day tallying on Wednesday, January 25 from 8:15am-10:00am. If you are able to help, please contact Melissa Williams,

ST. HUGO IS STARTING a monthly book club! Students in grades 4-6 who love to read are invited to join Mrs. Braet in the library on Fridays after school until 4:30pm. February’s book will be The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Book club will be $60 for a 3 week session (February 3, 10 and 24). Weekly snacks, materials, and a purchased copy of the book for each student to keep will be included with the fee. If interested, please contact Mrs. Braet,, or send a check made payable to Katrina Braet in the amount of $60. The book club is limited to 12 students each month.

LITTLE CAESAR PIZZA KIT orders are due Friday, January 20! Order pick-up is Thursday, January 26 between 12:00pm – 4:00pm (we are not responsible for orders not picked up!). Contact Sonia Vittiglio (586-242-0071, or Gina Giglio (231-884-1924, with any questions. Thank you for your support!

AUCTION NEWS: Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 25, 2017. Join us for the All-In for St. Hugo Auction/Casino Night at the Marriott Auburn Hills/Pontiac. We are looking for some great donations: gift cards, sports tickets, vacation homes, airline miles, technology products, experiences and more. please contact Gina Rook at Please consider joining the auction team. We still need your talents for many areas. See the attached flyer for details.

ALL-IN FOR ST. HUGO AUCTION 2017 donation update:

o First grade families have donated 35 bottles of wine, so far. We are looking to have 100 bottles of wine donated for the “wine wall” at this year’s auction. If you are able to donate a bottle (or more!), please drop off at the office marked “Auction” – include your name, address and phone number for donation purposes. We are looking for $15-$25 per bottle value for this project. Thank you for your generosity to reach 100!

o Calling all Catholic School Alum…..Every year we recognize the appreciation for Catholic School Education in our Auction. You will be recognized, along with the high school you attended.

A $50 donation to St. Hugo to have your name (include maiden name if applicable), Class of “____ “. and school listed. Boast about your college for an additional $20.

A$50 donation to St. Hugo to have your name, (include maiden name if applicable), if you or a family member is a St. Hugo Alum.

Send your check (write “Auction” in the memo line) and information to the office in an envelope marked “Auction”. You may also go on line to the St. Hugo website auction section to pay direct. Please contact Carolyn Still-Love with any questions, Thank you for participating and making a difference!


St. Hugo of the Hills Technology – We are fortunate to have such great technology resources. I witnessed this past week 5th grade students designing a map project with ozobots. Remarkably, the students were able to track the voyage of the early explorers by programing their ozobot. Students gained a better perspective of exactly the voyages of these early explores by using modern technology. Great collaboration was displayed between computer teacher Mrs. Mick and 5th grade Social Studies teacher Mrs. MacLean. In 8th grade Mrs. Kurn had students type out on chrome books their final assignment for Call of the Wild. Mrs. Kurn went around to all of her students making sure their assignments were grammatically correct.

Kindergarten Readiness – The Kindergarten Readiness program will take place next year. We currently have 12 students and will take up to 18 as Mrs. Przygocki will have an aide. Any families interested in registering should do so soon as once we have 18 registered the rest of the students will go on a waiting list.

CYO – Congrats to the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team as they were victorious over St. Anne this past weekend and remain undefeated. Congrats to the fifth grade boys’ team that picked up their first win of the season. Continued good luck to all of our Viking teams!

Open House – Open House is this Sunday, February 22 11:00am-2:00pm. The Jasper Family is our Facebook “sharing” winner! They will be receiving some St. Hugo Spirit Wear. Please remember the best form of marketing is you. We appreciate all our community inviting people that you may know interested in an outstanding Catholic education.

Commitment Mass – Yesterday Fr. Tony expressed his gratitude to me for all of the students that helped out with our Commitment Mass this past Sunday. Thank you to: Daniel Palizzi, Olivia Tosto, Natalie Nykerk, Keely Nykerk, Bowen Waltz, Jackie DesMarais, Michael New, Cate New, Caroline Krause, Tatum Casper, Lauren St. Andre, Xavier Chow, Caroline Wells, Andrew Priebe, Drew Kramer, Gabriella Saba, Lilly Klein, Ben Roberts, Marylin Kowalski, Jose Segura, Kara Sigler, Megan DeFrancesco, Timmy Nelson and Jack Nelson. Thank you also to Mrs. LoVasco for her work organizing the students. St. Hugo of the Hills School and parish work hard to support each other!

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