• November 9-17 – Lighthouse food drive – see details below
  • November 22 – Confirmation retreat for those that did not attend on November 15 (1:00pm-4:00pm, Parish Halls)
  • Tuesday, November 24 – All-school mass
  • November 2527 – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • December 1-8 – Ladies of Charity Christmas Basket drive – see details below
  • Wednesday, December 16 – Christmas Pageant, 1:30pm/Band Concert, 7:00pm
  • Friday, December 18 – deadline to order lunches for January


PROJECT TEAM will be collecting gently used books thru Tuesday, November 24 and sending them to our sister school, Holy Redeemer. Thank you for your generosity!



  • To Gina Rook for organizing our Red Wing Family Night!
  • To Andrea Mychalowych for organizing our family dining night at California Pizza Kitchen. $573 was raised!
  • To Jodi Carroll, Amy Monroe, and their team of volunteers for organizing and hosting the Mom2Mom Sale.
  • For all of your wonderful support of this year’s Book Fair! If there is something you were unable to purchase at the fair, please go to our on line site. The Book Fair is on line now through Monday, November 30 at St. Hugo School will receive credit for your purchase and your order will be delivered directly to school with no shipping charges. Thanks to Molly DeFrancesco, Indigo Stewart, Denise Belkin, and their entire crew of volunteers!


OUR KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Library. Please complete and return the attached planning survey. Thank you for your help!


WE HAVE ORDERED a new clock system and expect installation over Christmas break!


THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT a St. Hugo of the Hills Parish Christmas card design is Tuesday, November 17! Drawings should be submitted on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of white paper. On the reverse side of your drawing be sure to include your first and last name and grade. Remember that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus and your designs should reflect the true religious nature of Christmas. Good luck!


LADIES OF CHARITY CHRISTMAS BASKET DRIVE will begin Tuesday, December 1 and run through Tuesday, December 8. The Ladies of Charity will be preparing Christmas baskets for over 200 needy families. St. Hugo students and their families have always been supportive and generous. Once again we are asking you to help by bringing in new, unwrapped books, toys, games, teen items, and sports items. Please do not send in items until the week of December 1 as there is limited space in the classrooms!

K- Grade 2:      cars, trucks, blocks, craft kits, dolls, small train sets, etc.

Grades 3-5:      building toys, Legos, Lincoln logs, craft kits, building sets, etc.

Grade 6:           new books and board games

Grades 7-8:      new, unused teen items such as make=up kits, sports items, hand-held games, jewelry, purses, etc.

NOTE: At the all-school Thanksgiving mass on Tuesday, November 24 we will take up a collection for the Ladies of Charity to help with their Thanksgiving and Christmas projects. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!


THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for Lighthouse ends November 17 at 9:00am. 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

***We could still use 2-3 parents with vans or SUVs to deliver the food to All Saints Church on Pike
Street in Pontiac on Tuesday, November 17at 9:30am. If you can help, please send a note to the office. Thank you for helping the less fortunate enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner!


THE CHILL OF WINTER is in the air! Be sure your student is dressed appropriately. Outdoor recess will continue unless it is raining or the wind chill dips to below zero. Dig out that cold weather gear and make sure everything is labeled with your name.


OUTGROWN YOUR COAT, BOOTS, OR SNOWPANTS? Keep the Ladies of Charity in mind. They are in desperate need of winter items especially for children ages 1-18. The Ladies of Charity could also use blankets, sleeping bags, and sheets. You can drop off your donations at the Ladies of Charity which is located behind the St. Hugo convent near the maintenance building. Their hours are open Monday – Wednesday from 8:00am-1:00pm.


PROJECT DAY DREAM’S PRODUCTION OF Madeline is starring two St. Hugo students; 8th grader Tess Mervenne and 5th grader Maddie Morgan. Shows are Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 5 at 11:00am. Both performances are at Seaholm High School. An abbreviated performance and tea will be held Sunday, December 6 at 12:00pm at the Townsend Hotel. For ticket information contact or Laura Klein at 248-647-2196.


SANTA SHOPPE is coming to St. Hugo December 1-3. The St. Hugo library will be transformed into a special Christmas store for students to come and do their Christmas shopping. To volunteer for this festive fundraiser go to For more information or questions please contact Jennifer Nykerk, or 248-470-6251. Thank you for your support!

CONGRATULATIONS to Janeen Fakhouri! In a random drawing, she won two free tickets to The Sky’s the Limit, Auction 2016.


LAST CALL to make a donation to the November Teacher Appreciation event. Please have your donation to the front office no later than Tuesday, November 17. Suggested items include gift cards, spirits, scarves, and blankets. Thank you for your help!


SHOW OFF YOUR FAMILY (or your 8th grade graduate, St. Hugo neighborhood kids, team group photo, or Scout troop)! Please consider sponsoring a FAMILY AD for this year’s Auction, The Sky’s the Limit. Kids love to see their photos in the auction catalog. It is an easy two-step process: 1) complete the Family Advertising area on the attached Family Donation Form, 2) send a photo in jpeg or 300 dpi format to Contact Michelle Royer,, or Janie DePorre, with questions. Thank you for your support!


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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