* March 20-23 – First Grade Lenten Mission project, see attached flyer, all grades are to participate

* Friday, March 24 – No School, end of the 3rd quarter

* Saturday, March 25 – All in For St. Hugo Auction

* Tuesday, March 28 – STEAM Day

* Tuesday, March 28 – Middle School Preview Night, 7:00pm-8:00pm

* Thursday, March 30 – 6th grade musical, 7:00pm, Gym

* April 3 – 7 – No bus service, carpool families dismissed at 3:20, bus families and walkers at 3:30

* Wednesday, April 12 – deadline to order May lunches

* Thursday, April 13-21 – Easter Break


* Last week’s T.R.A.C.K. winner Sam Karrick! Sam was observed by Miss Rosenbaum being helpful to a staff member moving items in the library. Keep up the good work, Sam!

* The following students for receiving art awards from Open House:

Grade 4: 1st Place- Ada Kowalewski, 2nd-Abby Chaiysate, 3rd-Molly Quakenbush, Honorable Mention- Nico Fandino, Jack Palizzi and Dominic Kretschmer. Grade 5: 1st Place- Rita Hajjar 2nd-Lily Mojares 3rd-Maggie Scott, Honorable Mention- Ashley Priebe, Connor Monroe, Ryan Wells and Serena Simon. Grade 6: 1st Place- Catherine Carter and Ella Spender 2nd-Meghan Ferrara and Audry Ong 3rd-Robert Silaghi and Lilah Chow, Honorable Mention-Anna Jennings, Maddy Morgan, John Torok, Anna Zidar, Sean Jasper and Claire Becker. Grade 7/8: 1st Place: Melania Vale, Paul Silaghi, Olivia Mutone and Elena Schwegman 2nd place- Lauren St. Andre, Maria VanDieren, Lauren Tuohy and Charlotte Mustion 3rd – Jackie DesMarias, Keely Nykerk, Ashley Dixon and Ellie Alberts, Honorable Mention: Maria VanDieren, Caroline Krause, Andrew Priebe, Regan O’Brien, Elijah Venos, Evan Fatur, Anya Keena, Kathryn Torok, Melania Vale, Charlotte Mustion, Kate Binkley, Jacob Kalil and Ben Roberts.

* The S.T.E.A.M. banner winners Anya Keena and Grace VanNorwick. Many terrific submissions were received and the committee was overwhelmed by the creativity and talent. All submitted designs are on display along the stairwell near the cafeteria and gym. Anya’s and Grace’s illustrations will be made into a large banner and they each received a Target gift card. Congratulations!

SAVE THE DATE! Current and prospective students and parents are invited to join the Middle School teachers, St. Hugo alums, and St. Hugo alum parents on TUESDAY, MARCH 28 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in D5 for a St. Hugo Middle School Preview Night. Brief presentations from teachers will cover academic expectations and student and parent alum presentations will include how St. Hugo prepared students for high school.

THE NEXT AND POSSIBLY FINAL CLAY CLASS will be occurring Thursday, March 23rd and 30th from dismissal until 4:45pm. Please send a check made payable in the amount of $45.00 to Ms. Bitzinger if your child is interested. Open to Grades 1 – 8.

HELP WANTED! Grade 6 is in need of empty, clean milk cardboard cartons 1.75L size for our STEAM activity. Please send them to D3.

SAFETY IS A PRIORITY at St. Hugo. Only one parent showed up for parking lot duty this morning. If you are not able to fulfill your obligation, please trade with another family. Please be sure you are in the drop off zone before your students exit the vehicle. The drop off zone does not begin until vehicles are down to one lane. Thank you for your attention

AUCTION NEWS! Only a few days until All-In for St. Hugo Auction & Casino Night. Get your tickets ASAP. Final numbers to the Marriott are due on Thursday. 250 tickets sold. Our goal is 300. Let’s get there! We have a great night planned. The details of the evening will be sent out via email from Mr. Vincler in the next day or two. Look for his email. Go to to purchase your tickets and browse our wonderful items. Some of them include: Signed guitar by the Rolling Stones, fabulous grade parties and Adult Social Scene Parties, signed football by Mark Dantonio, U of M football tickets, Tiger Tickets and more! People have been extremely generous to us so let’s bid them up! Auction opens on Friday, March 24, 2017. Time TBD. Get all of your items purchased before you even arrive then enjoy the event mingling with friends and playing on the casino tables. You will receive a notice via email once the Auction is open. We look forward to seeing there.

ATTACHED IS THE SCHOOL CALENDAR for the remainder of the year. Items added appear in bold. The 2017-2018 school calendar is also attached.

ATTENTION ST. HUGO BUS FAMILIES! Thank you for your patience with Bloomfield Hills Transportation. They are actively looking to hire additional drivers to fill spots of retiring drivers and some that are on medical leave. Until they are 100% staffed, bus service will be compromised; late busses and combination of routes (sometimes with public school students). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or Transportation.


• Time for spring cleaning? Get rid of those dusty old computers! Computer recycling will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 from 3:00pm-5:00pm and on Sunday, April 2 from 8:00am- 12:00pm. Please drop off your computers, printers, and other electronic equipment for recycling in the boxes stationed inside the St. Hugo Maintenance Garage, located between Ladies of Charity and the carport, behind the church. NO CRT monitors or TVs are accepted due to the mercury gas in them. Wooden speakers are also not accepted. Thanks for helping make us a “green school”!

• Dr Hallowell, a prolific writer and researcher for adults and children with ADHD, has created a one-of-a-kind week long camp for families. Children and parents attend separate morning sessions throughout the week, then have the afternoon and evenings to spend together. Parents participate in a highly interactive discussion-based seminars, while the children work and play in a highly experiential adventure learning program. For more information check out the following web site:

GIRLS IN GRADES 4-7! Fall and winter cheer is a CYO sport. For the past few seasons we have not had cheerleading at St. Hugo due to lack of interest. Former St. Hugo student, Mary Ellen Blaszczak who recently took 1st place on the Marian Dance Team, has offered to coach. If you would be interested in cheering fall and/or winter, please let Mrs. Bartoli know. Sign up for cheer and other CYO sports will begin in the next few weeks.

ST. HUGO OF THE HILLS HEALING MASS The pleasure of your company is requested at the 44th Annual Healing Mass sponsored by the Altar Guild. A luncheon will be served after Mass in the Parish Hall. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 11:00am. To better accommodate your needs, please R.S.V.P. to Bonnie Gentilia (248) 650-2223 or Mary Lou Kopmeyer (248) 642-2072

K-3 READING & MATH STEAM PROGRAM and 4-7 MATH PROGRAM & BOOK CLUB BONANZA Details on both programs will be coming soon! Questions for K-3 contact 4-7 contact

SINCE 2005, more than $20 million in Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program has helped make a Catholic education more affordable for 17,000 families. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance program for Catholic Schools is Friday, April 7. The program is designed to make a Catholic education more affordable for families.

THANK YOU to all who donated to the Ladies of Charity Baby Shower this past weekend! Your donations are very much appreciated!


State Science Competition – Congrats to Declan McGrath, Michael Blasczak, Evan Fatur and Aidan McGrath on competing in the State Science Fair at Cobo Hall. Aidan and Evan’s project, “Get a Grip: Silicone Robotics in Space” received the highest designation of “Outstanding” and moved on to the 2nd round of judging where they placed 3rd overall for the entire category. Michael and Declan’s project “Which Gender (follows the) Rules: Gender Differences in Following Directions” received the designation of “Excellent” for the Team division. Thank you for representing St. Hugo’s in such a positive manner!

Fine Arts Open House – Thank you to the entire staff especially Ms. Bitzinger and Mr. Pacifico who highlighted our Fine Arts Open House on Sunday. The art work on display was tremendous and everyone enjoyed hearing the band and our talented Vocal Vikings. It was great to see so many of our current families and several new families.

March is Reading Month – Mrs. Braet has done an outstanding job with March is Reading Month. Some of the activities include: Dr. Seuss Day, designing bookmarks, book tastings, Battle of the Books and a theme for each week. Mrs. Braet really makes reading fun for all of the St. Hugo students.

A Couple of Items – Please view the document you received via email from our bookkeeper, Mrs. DeAgostino. It is important to follow what is outlined in that document. Next year we will be using a company called Smart Tuition. This should make paying tuition easier on St. Hugo families. Please also view the calendar for the remainder of the year. We have a busy end of the school year. Please mark on your calendar all of the upcoming dates.

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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