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

* Tuesday, March 7 – GRIT outing, see attached

* Thursday, March 9 – Dick O’Dow Night, see attached

* Friday, March 10 – PTG Mother/Son event, Gym, see attached invitation

* Tuesday, March 14 – BBFA presents Your Teen & the Law, see attached flyer

* Friday, March 17 – deadline to order April lunches

* Sunday, March 19 – Fine Arts Open House, 1:00pm-3:00pm

* Friday, March 24 – No School

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

* Tuesday, March 28 – STEAM Day

* Friday, March 31 – End of 3rd quarter


* Our February Students of the Month: Kindergarten – Maxwell Ramos, 1st grade – Karenna Klein, 2nd grade – August Boudreau, 3rd grade – Katelyn Morgan, 4th grade – Evan Harris, 5th grade – Meghan Chaiyasate, 6th grade – Emma Filby, 7th grade – Ben Roberts, 8th grade – Izabel Toma, Art – Meghan Bluethmann and Addison Sullivan, and Music – Nicholas Fandino and Megan DeFrancesco.

* Last week’s T.R.A.C.K. winner – Rosemary Stork! Rosemary was observed by Mr. Vincler on the playground demonstrating friendliness, helpfulness, kindness, and respectfulness. Keep up the good work, Rosemary!

* Mia Mojares! Mia won St. Hugo’s Geography Bee and has qualified to compete at the Michigan State Bee on Friday, March 31.

* The girl’s 8th grade basketball team on their CYO tournament win this weekend. The girls advance to the CYO semi-final game on Wednesday, March 8 against our Lady of the Lakes at 6:00pm at Immaculate Conception in Warren.

* The boy’s 8th grade basketball team on their terrific season. The boys lost in the quarter-final game against St. Isaac.

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.

ARCHDIOCESE OF DETROIT TUITION ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATON is available by going to If you have questions, contact the office.

THANK YOU TO OUR KROGER shoppers! Last quarter we earned $297.92! If you are a Kroger shopper and would like to support St. Hugo please go to

PUBLIC LIBRARY VISITS for prizes during March is Reading Month! Any student, during the month of March, who visits their public library will receive a small prize when they bring Mrs. Braet or Mrs. Balcer their public library book receipt. Students can earn multiple small prizes if multiple visits are made to their public library. Please note, one prize per a weekly public library visit. Students must be able to voice what books they checked out at their public library to Mrs. Braet or Mrs. Balcer when claiming their prize.


• 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”!

• It is still not too late to sign up for “Parenting with Love and Logic”. It is offered for the next 5 Thursdays from 6:30pm- 8:30pm in the library at St. Hugo. The cost is $65 per family. We welcome you to come to as many of the classes as you can fit into your busy schedule. We offer childcare in the Fr. Esper Room for parents that attend. Just call Ann Bartoli at 248-283-2153 if you would like to sign up!

• 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:


APRIL 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. April’s book will be Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Book club will be $60 per a 3 week session (March 31, April 7, & April 28). Weekly snacks, materials, and a purchased copy of the book for each student to keep will be included within the 3 week session. Please note, April’s book club will be starting at the end of March due to the Fridays we will be off during April. 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.

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.

ALL CATHOLIC TENNIS- GIRL’S LEAGUE 5TH-8THGRADE COACH NEEDED! Job Description: supervise high school coaches, purchase & deliver pizza on match nights, & coordinate matches with other tennis coaches, & update tennis schedule as weather permits. For further questions, please contact: Katy Deighan 248-770-0554,


I enjoyed seeing the first and sixth grade book buddies work well together as they celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday this past Tuesday. They read together and enjoyed some snacks. It was a fun morning for both classes!

Over the next five weeks the fifth grade students are experiencing A World in Motion as they work with Ford engineers each Friday afternoon. Thank you to the fifth grade teachers and parent volunteers for this experience!

I saw two outstanding performances on Saturday by our Viking boys and girls basketball teams. The girls defeated St. Pat’s led by Izabel Toma’s four 3 pointers. Eliana Delusky had a solid game shooting, rebounding and assisting, Izabel Kruse hit several key free throws, Angelica Fandino made a nice jump shot, Ella Quaine made an important free throw, Elena Schwegman steal and score put the game away and Jackie DesMarais made the final basket of the game. The girls also won on Sunday defeating St. Regis 27-21 advancing to the Final Four. Good luck on Wednesday!

The boys’ team won on Saturday in a tightly contested game. Michael Wayne and Ryan Browne led the scoring attack. Jacob Kalil made two big shots in the fourth quarter, James Rivard had a big steal and score, Jayden Arabbo had some key rebounds and Joseph Yaldo and Aidan McGrath made big free throws to clinch the game. The boys lost a tough game on Sunday, but they had a tremendous season.

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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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