Parent Bulletin | October 16, 2017


· Wednesday, October 18 – Picture retakes

· Friday, October 20 – Deadline for round one of Box Tops collection

· Friday, October 20 – Deadline to order November lunches

· Friday, October 20 – Trunk or Treat, 6:30pm-8:30pm, St. Hugo parking lot

· Sunday, October 22 – Kindergarten Readiness/Kindergarten Open House, 11:00am-1:30pm, registration for these programs will begin at the Open House

· Thursday, October 26 – Mom’s Movie Morning

· Thursday, October 26 – St. Hugo PINK OUT, make a donation to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month

· October 26 – November 6 – Power School shut down

· Friday, October 27 – End of first quarter, NO SCHOOL

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Ashley Ramos! Ashley was last week’s TRACK winner. Ashley was nominated by Mrs. Regentik for being friendly in the hallway. Keep up the good work, Ashley!

ST. HUGO FAMILIES that would like to enroll a younger child in our Four Year Old Kindergarten Readiness program (children MUST be 4 by September 1) or in our Kindergarten program (children MUST be 5 by September 1), please contact Mrs. Ryan,, with your child’s name and birthdate. We will open enrollment in these two programs on October 22 and our first priority is to our current families.

WANTED! We are looking for coaches for our boys 5th grade and girls 5th grade basketball teams. Interested parties should contact Mr. Barrett,

PICTURE RETAKES ARE Wednesday, October 18. Students that were absent on the original picture day should have their school picture taken. Students whose original school photo has a flaw in them MUST bring their photo package with them in order to have their picture retaken. Just a reminder that students should dress in appropriate non-uniform attire.

COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC RECYCLING will take place Sunday, November 5 from 8:00am – 12:00pm, and Monday, November 6 from 3:00pm – 5:30pm. Please drop off your computers, printers, and other electronic equipment for recycling in the boxes stationed inside the St. Hugo maintenance garage located between the Ladies of Charity and the carport, behind the church. CRT monitors and TV’s are not accepted due to the mercury gas in them. Wooden speakers are also not accepted. Thanks for helping to make us a “green school”!

THE PTG MOM’S MOVIE MORNING event has sold out! However, a larger theater will be opened to accommodate more moms. Get your RSVP in today!

FUNDRAISING Have a great idea or questions regarding fundraisers? Feel free to contact Colleen O’Brien, PTG President,, or Gina Rook, Fundraising Coordinator,, with your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!

TRUNK OR TREAT! Only 20 car and 1 VIP spots left. Get your spot ASAP. This event will sell out! Go to to purchase tickets. Please see the event details here. You should have received your dashboard ticket via email. If not, please check your spam or let us know at Please print and place on your dashboard for quick entry into the event. VIP parking opens at 5:30pm and regular parking opens at 6:00pm. We need to park 175 cars safely so please stay in your car until the car next to you is parked. Access to upper and school parking lots will be closed at 4:00pm. Latchkey should use Hickory Grove entrance for pick up. Student volunteers should be dropped off at the front of the school and walk back. All kids must come with parents or another family. No dropping kids off at the event. This is our largest Trunk or Treat yet. We look forward to a great evening of dancing, hot chocolate, photo booth, games, 50/50 raffle, food, fun and friends!!!

BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 tutoring will be offered by Catholic high school students and our own 7th and 8th grade students. Tutoring will cost a nominal fee of $10 per session and will be held every Thursday that school is in session from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the library. If your 7th or 8th grade student would like to help tutor or if your student would like to register to come to the tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Bartoli, Tutoring is open to grades 2-8. We hope to see you!

PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING! We are not asking that you support all of these causes but please consider helping in any way you can:

· The St. Hugo Altar Guild is hosting its annual Coat and Clothing Drive to benefit the Ladies of Charity. Target has generously donated large plastic bags that will be sent home with each student. We are kindly asking that you look in your closets for gently used coats, clothing, shoes, boots, cold weather gear, and blankets to donate to help our neighbors in need. Donations will be accepted at the Fr. Esper Room door on Friday, October 20 as well as at all masses on October 21 and October 22. Questions can be directed to Julie Torok, 248-227-7124.

· Halloween is just around the corner and this year St. Hugo is partnering with The Children’s Center in Detroit to help underprivileged kids have a fun, safe, and spooktacular Trunk or Treat of their own. There is a box in the lobby to accept your candy donations through October 25. Our own Mrs. Carolin and her son Jonathan, a social worker at this organization, will be attending their event. If you would like more information about The Children’s Center, please visit their website at Donations will also be accepted at Trunk or Treat.

· Claire Fanning (St. Hugo ’15, Marian ’19) is accepting donations to put together memory-enhancing kits for Alzheimer patients. Please consider donating: simple word searches with large print, large print crossword puzzles, matching card games, decks of cards, balls with different textures, Hacky Sacks, small stuffed animals, thick writing utensils, large piece jigsaw puzzles. A collection box has been placed in the lobby. Donations will be accepted through October 31. All items should be new.

BOX TOPS ARE BACK! This year, all proceeds collected from Box Tops will be used to buy new and needed supplies for our classrooms. These supplies (pencil sharpeners, dictionaries, and educational DVD’s) will directly benefit our students and teachers. Send your clipped Box Tops to the office from now until October 20 in a Ziploc bag marked with your homeroom. The grade that collects the most Box Tops during each contest will win the “Hugo Cup” to display in their homeroom and the overall winner for the year will get a pizza party. Start clipping!


Our Lady of Fatima – This week we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. We celebrated Mary’s appearance to the children of Fatima this past Friday with a school-wide prayer. There is also a statue outside the main office commemorating this event where students can stop to say a prayer. Many of the classes celebrated by doing various activities in their classrooms. Mrs. LoVasco’s 7th grade religion class prayed the rosary together, while the 2nd grade classes watched an informative movie. Each grade level had its own special activity planned to share this event with the children.

Field Trips – The Kindergarten and Kindergarten Readiness classes went to apple orchards this past Friday. Both classes had a fun-filled field trip! The students picked apples, pumpkins, and enjoyed cider and donuts. The teachers and chaperones were impressed at the excellent behavior and willingness to learn about nature.

September Students of the Month – Congratulations to the following September Students of the Month:

Kindergarten Readiness – Jacob Orow for being kind, helpful and a good listener, Kindergarten – Daniel Obeid who every day is smiling, kind and courteous, First Grade – Brendan Bluethmann for working hard in reading and a 5-star listener, Second Grade – Alana Dietz who is a great role-model for other students, Third Grade – Dominick Steffanina for sharing his love of nature with classmates and encouraging classmates to put down electronics to play outside, Fourth Grade – Nicole Alchammas is a new student that has adjusted really well, Fifth Grade – Cullen Hock is a new student that works diligently, is polite, helpful and participates in class, Sixth Grade – Rita Hajjar is a great example for other students, she does what is right and not just what is popular, Seventh Grade – Meghan Quakenbush for being kind to everyone and helpful to her teachers, Eighth Grade – Ian Clark for working hard at adjusting to a new school, he is friendly and puts forth a strong effort in everything that he does. Art – Marlie Hock for paying attention to detail and craftsmanship, she goes beyond expectations, and Drew Ciarlone for exhibiting great control and skill with oil pastels. Band/Music – Jacqueline Slifka for singing correct lyrics and giving her best all of the time, and Grace VanNorwick for playing in upper register of clarinet for the first time.

CYO – The Girls Varsity Soccer Team is in the CYO semifinals. They won their semifinal game as Lily Klein scored two goals, while Charlotte Mustion and Caroline Wells each assisted with a goal. The girls really appreciated their support from their classmates! The Boys Varsity Soccer Team is in the CYO semifinals. They won in an exciting game in overtime. Goals were scored by Joseph Bruck and Xavier Chow. Both teams play tonight at Bishop Foley High School. The girl’s game begins at 6:00pm and the boy’s game begins at 7:30pm. Good luck to our Viking Soccer Teams!

St. Hugo Alumni – Many former St. Hugo students have made the cover of several local magazines. Caroline Reason, ’09 was on the cover of a local fashion magazine, and is also featured inside with seven additional pages. Maggie DePorre, ‘16 (Marian Volleyball) and John Paddock, ‘14 (Bloomfield Hills Football), were both featured on the cover of the local sports page, as both of their teams are having outstanding seasons. Congrats to two former St. Hugo students Jessica Kennedy and Michele Pieper. Each have lead roles of the Notre Dame Prep play Beauty and the Beast. Andrew Cote, ’04 and Bryan Rust ’06 caught up with each other at the White House last week. Bryan and his teammates celebrated their NHL championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Andrew is in the Marine Corps as a Guard Company – First Platoon Commander, and Military Social Aide to the President. We are so proud of our former Vikings!

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.