* November 14-17 – Vision Screening for grades Junior Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th

* Thursday, November 17 – Lighthouse Thanksgiving donations due, 8:30am

* Saturday, November 19 – Mom2Mom Sale, Gym, 8:00am-12:30pm

* Monday, November 21 – Non-uniform for families supporting the Mom2Mom Bake Sale

* November 23-25 – Happy Thanksgiving!

* Monday, December 5 – Moose Preserve Dining Fundraiser, details to follow

* Thursday, December 8 – All School Mass, Immaculate Conception, 9:00am, Church

* Thursday, December 8 – OK2SAY presented to all students

CONGRATULATIONS TO the St. Hugo Band and Vocal Vikings on a successful performance in Chicago at the Field Museum. Thank you to the 37 students and 19 parent chaperones who made this performance and trip a memorable experience. We are already planning our performance and trip for next school year possibly in Mackinac Island, MI. We hope to see our numbers and interest grow in the band program. A special thank you to Holly Mustion for organizing and being our trip coordinator. Also, a special thank you to Anna Bitzinger for assisting with the trip. It was awesome to have the art teacher help and chaperone. Also, thank you to Gracie Calvaneso for getting the Glee students prepared for the performance.

TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE is looking for items to raffle off at their Teacher Lasagna Lunch on November 29. Please consider donating gift cards, accessories, throws, event tickets, etc. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Kelley Priebe,, or Mrs. Rochelle Denipoti,

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING gently used books to the St. Mary’s Catholic Athletes for Christ book drive. St. Mary’s chapter of Catholic Athlete’s for Christ will embark on a new community service project this year involving literacy. A Detroit based movement to establish “Little Libraries” where free books can be obtained, returned, and shared is on the rise. St. Mary’s is looking for books for all age groups – Pre-K through 12th grade. For more information contact Mark Lengel,

CONGRATULATIONS TO St. Hugo alums Julia Barto, Claire Fanning, and Gabrielle Grace on being honored by the Catholic League at the Annual Prep Bowl on Ford Field on October 22. The recipients of the Scholastic All-Catholic League Award were selected for having the highest GPA in their grade at Marian High School, which requires a cumulative 4.3 for the nomination. We are honored to have been part of the foundation of their academic success.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for Lighthouse will run through November 17 at 8:30am. Lighthouse will help needy families in Oakland County. Please, non-perishable and no glass containers. If you would rather make a cash donation to purchase turkeys, please send your donation in an envelope marked “Lighthouse”. Checks should be made payable to “Lighthouse”. If each child brings in one item, we can help many, many people. Thank you! Lighthouse is always in need of peanut butter, tuna, and macaroni and cheese so feel free to add or substitute these items to the suggested list below:

Kindergarten: Canned pumpkin pie filling or canned sweet potatoes

Grade 1: Canned fruit, including cranberry sauce

Grade 2: Stuffing or biscuit mix

Grade 3: Canned vegetables, including sweet potatoes

Grade 4: Rice or boxed potatoes

Grade 5: Canned soup

Grade 6: Coffee, tea, canned or dried milk

Grade 7: Cake mixes, frosting, pie crusts or pie crust mix

Grade 8: Jell-O, pudding or pie filling

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, December 5 St. Hugo will be having a dining fundraiser at Moose Preserve. More details to follow.

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. Flyers were sent home last week. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bartoli,

THE NEXT ST. HUGO SCRIP ORDER of the school year is due Tuesday, November 15. Order by 10:00am Tuesday, November 15 by 10:00am and pick up at the office on Friday afternoon, November 18. 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, Oct 12) or pay with Prestopay (debit from your bank account). Now Available – Low Denomination Gift Cards. Scrip has a limited number of special small denomination gift cards available, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gift-giving! These cards will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait to place your orders. Please contact Beth Nunning for more information or sign up details ( Thank you for supporting St Hugo’s!

ST. HUGO WILL BE PRESENTING the Attorney General’s student safety program, OK2SAY, on Thursday, December 8. The presentation will be made to different grade levels throughout the afternoon to ensure the age appropriateness of the material. Students will be given information on a confidential way to report anytihg that threatens their safety or the safety of others. More information can be found at

SCHOOLSTORE.COM Each student will be bringing a packet home from today. If you are an online shopper, please consider making your online purchases through SchoolStore. It is an easy way to make money for our school. Thank you!



It was nice to see so many of you at conferences this past Thursday and Friday. I was very happy to see the positive exchange between parents and teachers. I believe we are off to a good start after the first quarter. Please stay in contact with your teachers and view Power School frequently as we move into the second quarter.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was really well organized. Thank you Mrs. DeFrancesco, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Belkin and several other wonderful volunteers. I was impressed as students were thrilled to be looking at some of their favorite books in hopes that that they would get some new reading material. The library was a popular hangout area for all during conferences.

Band Trip

Everyone who went on the band trip to Chicago had a wonderful time! Thank you to Mr. Pacifico and Ms. Bitzinger for chaperoning the trip. Students played with many other schools at the Field Museum. Mr. Pacifico felt like it was an outstanding way to get extra band practice and a memorable experience for his students. Great job to the St. Hugo band!

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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