* January 8 – 12 – Confirmation Interviews as scheduled, St. Hugo Parish Office

* Tuesday, January 10 – Deadline to register for after school Chess, see attached flyer for more information

* Friday, January 13 – End of 2nd quarter

* January 12 – January 23 – Power School shut down

* Friday, January 13 – Deadline to order February lunches

* Monday, January 16 – No school

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

* 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 – Kindergarten Information Night, 7:00pm

* Friday, January 27 – Science Exchange

* Friday, January 27 – No PM bus service


* Jack Nelson. Jack was last week’s TRACK winner. Jack was observed by Miss Bitzinger for showing initiative in the art room. Congratulations, Jack!

* All who participated in the Geography Bee! A special congratulations to those students who placed: 6th place – Marylin Kowalewski, 5th place – Paul Silaghi, 4th place – John Torok, Peter Burg, Maggie Scott, and Xavier Chow, 3rd place – Michael Blaszczak and Thomas St. Andre, 2nd place – Elena Schwegman, 1st place – Mia Mojares. Thank you to Mrs. Zelek and all who helped with the Geography Bee!

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, Child care will be available. To reserve a spot contact Mrs. Bartoli, Child care will be provided by junior high students.

THE NEXT CLAY CLASS will be Thursday, January 12 and 19 from dismissal until 4:45pm. If interested, please contact Ms. Bitzinger at or send a check made payable to Anna Bitzinger in the amount of $45. The art room would graciously accept any donation of baby wipes to help keep our young artists clean. Thanks for your support!

THANK YOU FOR clipping, saving, and sending in those Box Tops! We received a check in the amount of $1,245.40!

ALL-IN FOR ST. HUGO AUCTION 2017 is quickly underway. We are still in need of category Leaders/Captains for the following committees. Please consider joining a super fun team of remarkable women for our largest fundraiser of the year!

> St. Hugo Gift Shoppe: NEW this year. Work with acquisitions for fun items to purchase at the auction, plan and execute set up and process, arrange for any raffle

> All in for St. Hugo Pets: NEW this year – plan and execute an in-school photo showcase of St. Hugo families pets. Also to be in the keepsake book

> Volunteers: Organize all volunteers for committees and for the night of the event

> Live Auction/paddle raise: plan and execute entire process including securing the auctioneer, stage set up, etc.

> Silent Auction: Work with acquisitions to package items together, write descriptions, take photos, distribution if necessary

> Cashier: Oversee exchange for casino chips for funny money

> Reservations: Provide name tags and other guest list accommodations, work check-in the night of the auction

> Family/Corporate/Alumni Sponsors: Contact last year’s sponsors and acquire new sponsors for event and keepsake book

> Business Ads: Contact last year’s advertisers and acquire new ads for event and keepsake book

> Keepsake Book: NEW this year. Plan and execute book to include all sponsors, business ads, family ads, St. Hugo Pets, and more. Work with printer and designer. To be distributed to the entire school. Please contact or Suzanne Tosto, 248.408.0660. Any/all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you! Auction Chairs: Suzanne Tosto, Nicole Pawczuk, Kristin Bujoll

BBFA PRESENTS: Youth Anxiety & Depression on January 12 at 10:00am at the Booth/Doyle Center (7275 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills). Pamela Minelli will present the signs and symptoms for youth anxiety and depression as well as how symptoms present differently than they do in adults. This is a free presentation and pre-registration is not required. BBFA’s book club will be meeting on January 26 at 10:00am at the Bloomfield Township Library. The book club is reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dwek. This event is free but pre-registration is required as space is very limited. And finally, 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.

THE NEXT SCRIP ORDER is due Tuesday, January 10 by 10:00am. Pick up will be at the office in the afternoon of Friday, January 13. Order online at Your login is your email address and it can email your password. Pay by check (payable to St. Hugo PTG) and send to the office in an envelope marked “SCRIP” no later than Wednesday, January 11 or pay with Prestopay (debit from your bank account). Contact Beth Nunning,, for more information. Thank you for supporting our school!

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

> 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!

> 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!


Open House – St. Hugo’s Facebook page has our Open House Flyer. Click “share”, and share this post with your Facebook followers! Please also write a comment of what you like about St. Hugo below your share. Anyone who shares this post from today until Friday at 5:00 p.m. will be entered in a drawing for some new St. Hugo spirit attire. Open House takes place Sunday, January 22 from 11:00-2:00.

4 Year-Old Kindergarten Readiness Program -We are excited to launch a 4-year old Kindergarten Readiness Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Students MUST be 4 by September 1, 2017. Mrs. Przygocki will be teaching this program. Families will have the option of a five full-day or five ½-day (AM) program. All families interested in the program should submit their application to the office as soon as possible. A minimum of 12 students must be registered for this program to be launched. The deadline to register is Friday, March 31. We are confident this will be a great way for our young students to learn that “As followers of Jesus, it must be different with us.”

Music Concert – I was so impressed by our talented Viking musicians at this year’s Christmas Concert. They really got everyone that heard them in the Christmas Spirit. Mr. Pacifico does a fantastic job with the band and his music students. Ms. Calvaneso does an amazing job with the Vocal Vikings as well. We truly have an outstanding music program at St. Hugo of the Hills.

ST. HUGO VIKINGS BOX SCORES (weekend of January 7):

6th grade boys #1 v St. Pat’s L 17-27 8th grade boys #2 v St. Pat’s L 20-36

6th grade boys #2 v St. Pat’s W 19-15 8th grade girls #2 v St. Pat’s W 16-10

8th grade girls #1 v St. Pat’s W 32-23 6th grade girls #1 v St. Pat’s L 4-14

8th grade boys #1 v St. Pat’s W 31-24 6th grade girls #2 v St. Pat’s W 15-4

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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