* Tuesday, October 18 – PTG meeting, 7:00pm, Library

* October 20 OR 27 – Grade 2 and 8 parent only Sacrament meeting, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Church

* Friday, October 28 – Deadline to order Pistons Night tickets

* Friday, October 28 – Trunk or Treat for those registered

* Monday, October 31 – NO SCHOOL

* Tuesday, November 8 – No bus service

* Thursday, November 10 – evening conferences

* Friday, November 11 – No school, morning conferences

* Friday, November 11 – deadline to order December lunches

* Friday, November 11 – Magazine Drive ends


1. When exiting campus in the afternoon there should only be one line of traffic going down the hill. School traffic is not the only traffic on campus. Often times Fr. Tony, Sr. Barb, and other visitors are trying to come up the hill at dismissal.

2. Buses have the right of way! Friday during morning drop-off a bus had to slam on its brakes to avoid a car exiting the drop-off zone. Please be attentive to the stop sign.

3. The Hickory Grove Road entrance opens at 8:30am. We have watched cars enter from the wrong way and cars back into this driveway. Students arriving before 8:30am must enter through the Fr. Esper Room door.

T.R.A.C.K. Also known as a Thoughtful Random Act of Character and Kindness. Students observed by a faculty or staff member or any adult of authority demonstrating friendly or courteous behavior, being helpful to a student/staff member/visitor, showing kindness to a student/staff member or visitor, respecting school rules, showing initiative, trustworthy behavior, etc. can receive a TRACK. When a student earns a TRACK they place their TRACK in a weekly drawing. The winner of the drawing receives a $10 gift card to Coldstone Creamery and the TRACK is posted on the bulletin board at the end of A corridor. Congratulations to all of the students who have earned TRACK’s so far this year and keep up the good work – As followers of Jesus, it must be different with us!

BOX TOP FAMILIES This week is the final week of our Box Top Scramble. Please keep the Box Tops coming in! While we already have a pizza party winner, the fourth grade, we also had several grades hit the 500 mark earning themselves a non-uniform day. They are kindergarten/junior kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth and sixth! Congratulations and thank you to all those clippers! There is still time for seventh and eighth grades to qualify. Our contest will officially end on Friday, October 21 and we want to gather as many Box Tops as we can to earn CASH for our school so keep on clipping!

THIS WEEK’S TRACK winner is Brooke Gregory. Brook was observed by Mrs. Budiongan being friendly, kind and respectful. Congratulations!

AT THE WEEKLY MASSES this week (Wednesday and Thursday) we will be collecting money for victims of Hurricane Matthew that devastated the people of Haiti. Please consider donating $1 or more!

DON’T MISS THIS FAMILY FAVORITE EVENT Trunk or Treat on October 28, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Download the form and return to school office ASAP. This event sells out quickly every year. Once your reservation is received, a dashboard ticket will be sent via EMAIL (not kidmail) this year. Extra security will be provided (no clown costumes allowed). Looking for dads to help with the parking lot; must be at the school by 5:15pm and your family will get early entry. Call or text Suzanne Tosto at 248.408.0660 or

THE MOM2MOM SALE will be November 19 from 8:00am-12:30pm. There are only 40 tables left to sell gently used children’s clothing and toys. For more information on selling please email We will also need volunteers for clean up on Saturday, November 19 at 12:30pm. This is a great opportunity for dads to help with this event. Please email or text Mrs. Deb Wednieski, 248-245-5707.

THE TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE is looking for items to raffle off at their Teacher Lasagna Lunch on November 17. Please consider donating gift cards, accessories, throws, event tickets, etc. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Kelley Priebe,, or Mrs. Rochelle Denipoti,

FOUND! A rather large amount of money was found in the school last week. Contact the front office if you think it might be yours.

CONFERENCES Conferences will be held the evening of November 10 and the morning of November 11. The link to the SignUp Genius will be coming soon. In the meantime, please keep in mind that our teachers are very happy to meet with parents but we ask that you email them directly to schedule a time. Often they are engaged in morning grade-level meetings, prepping for the day, meeting with another parent, or are tutoring. Thank you for your consideration.

THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming soon! The shopping dates are November 10 from 8:15am – 8:00pm and November 11 from 8:00am – 11:00am. We will be looking for volunteers to help with this school fundraiser. Watch for a Sign-Up Genius link to be coming soon. We will need help with set up, assisting students browse (a perfect opportunity to purchase books before the crowd) and clean up.

THE MAGAZINE DRIVE is underway. If you, a family member, neighbor or friend purchase magazines, please consider renewing or purchasing your magazines through this school fundraiser. The sale ends Friday, November 11.

THE ART ROOM is in need of old CDs/DVDs for art projects. Do you have any laying around or taking up space? Send them to the art room and they will put them to creative use. The art room is also in need of parent volunteers to help wash a load of art smocks throughout the year. Thank you in advance for helping keep our young artists clean!

THE NEXT CLAY CLASS will be Monday November 7 and November 14 from dismissal until 4:45pm. Students will learn hand building techniques with clay while they create their sculptures. On the second day, your child will glaze or paint the piece. If interested, please contact Miss Bitzinger at or send a check made payable to Anna Bitzinger in the amount of $45.

OUR FIRST GRADERS learned about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.


CYO Athletics – Congrats to the 5th and 6th boys’ soccer team as they finished the year with a 4-1 win over Our Lady of Refuge. Matthew Jaddou had three goals to power the team to the win. The boys finished with an 8-1-1 record.

Great season to the girls’ varsity soccer team! They lost a heartbreaking overtime playoff game 2-1. Charlotte Mustion had a powerful kick from about 20 yards out to tie the game late in the second half. The girls overall record together stands at 89 wins with only two defeats. Awesome season girls! The varsity volleyball team is moving on to the quarter finals! Good luck to the girls as they play at Madison Heights Bishop Foley this Tuesday at 6:00pm. They had two outstanding wins this past Saturday. Come out and cheer on our Vikings!

Kindergarten – All three kindergarten teachers do an amazing job. Mrs. Grabowski, Mrs. Przygocki and Mrs. Stacer were all happy after their field trip to Westview Orchards. It was a beautiful day and the students represented St. Hugo in a perfect manner. The teachers were also very grateful to the wonderful kindergarten parents that chaperoned. Great job Kindergarten teachers and students!

School Rules – As a school we follow the Behavior Rubric posted in all classrooms. Any discipline involving students will follow this rubric. This was discussed at Meet the Faculty Night and teachers have discussed this with their students. Feel free to contact me or see the handbook for any questions regarding school policies.

Upcoming Events:

Trunk or Treat on October 28. See flyer above. If you don’t want to commit to decorating your car, no worries! Attendees vary from zero decorations to full car décor. There is a little bit for everyone including car-to-car trick-or-treating, DJ/dancing, socializing, making new friends, and more! Some adults dress up too. It’s a great, family fun event for everyone.

Conferences – This is your chance to meet one-on-one with the teachers to discuss how everything is going with your children. Daytime and evening time slots will be available on a first-come basis, so open the email promptly to reserve the time that works best for you.

Book Fair during conferences. The library turns into a fantastic scholastic book store. Students have the opportunity to peruse and make a wish list before the fair is open to the public. Books are organized by grade, reading and interest level. Prices are great and a portion of every book sold is donated to the school. This is a great chance to stock up on Christmas presents, birthday gifts, etc. while helping St. Hugo.

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