Parent Bulletin | October 2, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

· October 2 – 20 – IOWA Testing, please avoid making appointments if at all possible

· Thursday, October 5 – Hearing Screening, 4 year old Kinder Readiness students

· Friday, October 6 – Mother/Son Event, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Lucky Strike Bowling

· Friday, October 6 – STEAM Day non-uniform, $1, wear Michigan State or University of Michigan attire

· Tuesday, October 10 – Protecting God’s Children Workshop, parish hall, 6:00pm-9:30pm

· Wednesday, October 18 – Picture retakes

· Friday, October 20 – Deadline to order December 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

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

· Ashton Smith! Ashton was last week’s TRACK winner. Ashton was nominated by Mrs. Kurn for being helpful to a student/staff member/visitor in the classroom. Keep up the good work Ashton!

· Our cheerleaders! They brought extra enthusiasm and excitement to the St. Hugo football games this year. The girls were coached by St. Hugo alum, MaryEllen Blaszczak. The cheerleaders are: Ashley Ramos, Riley Smith, Leila Mains, Ava Olah, Emma Filby, Angelica Manni, Bridget Gieselman, and Michela Reala. Great job girls!

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

· In honor of their classmate, Melissa Zwolinski, the sixth grade is collecting gift cards to grocery stores or restaurants or cash donations to help Melissa’s family through this challenging time. Donations will be presented to the Zwolinski family on Friday, October 6.

· 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 will be a box in the lobby to accept your candy donations through October 25. Our own Mrs. Carolin and her son Jonathan, who volunteers at this organization, will be attending their event. If you would like more information about The Children’s Center, please visit their website at www.thechildrenscenter.com.

THANK YOU to Mrs. Sandy Orow and Mrs. Nicole Orow for all they did for Fun Run as well as any others we may have missed. THANK YOU!

LOOKING FOR SERVICE HOURS? The Mother/Son Committee is looking for high school volunteers to help them out at the event. Interested parties should contact Mrs. Elia, zainaelia@gmail.com.

BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 there will be tutoring 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, please contact Mrs. LoVasco, andrea.lovasco@sthugoschool.org. If you student would like to register to come to the tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Bartoli, ann.bartoli@sthugoschool.org. Tutoring is open to grades 2-8. We hope to see you!

IF YOU VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOL and have not yet completed the Protecting God’s Children Workshop, please consider registering for the session to be held in the parish hall on Tuesday, October 10 from 6:00pm-9:30pm (a light meal will be provided). You must register online at www.virtus.org. Click on “first time registrant”, enter your registration information (USER ID – we suggest using your first name and last name in lower case, no spaces, PASSWORD – we suggest using your last name in lower case. Questions on registration may be directed to the Office for Protecting God’s children 313-237-5826. Remember, all school volunteers must complete the Protecting God’s Children workshop!

INTERESTED IN BEING A ST. HUGO ALTAR SERVER? There is now the opportunity to join up…it’s easy! 1. Register online: Go to http://www.sthugo.org/_modules/form.php?id=38 & fill out the form.

2. Come & train at 2 of these Saturday morning sessions:

from 10-11:30 AM in the church: September 30, October 7, October 21, October 28

We’ll get you in the schedule! (We will work around dates that you are not available, so no worries about that.) If there are any questions, please email mason.brown@sthugo.org.

BOX TOPS ARE BACK! This year, all proceeds collected from Tox Tops will purchase supplies for the school. 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!

TRUNK OR TREAT Your family is invited to Trick or Treat in a whole new way! Your vehicle’s trunk will become your “front porch” in St. Hugo’s parking lot providing a fun and safe Halloween experience for your children! Enjoy dancing, photos, trick or treating and music under a tent! Friday, October 20 rom 6:30pm–8:30pm rain or shine. This event sells out quickly so don’t delay in signing up. Please see the included flyer or go to www.bidpal.net/sthugotrunkortreat2017 to sign up and get more details. We are seeking a few more volunteers. Please contact Suzanne Tosto or Sarah Jankowski or please join us this Wednesday at 8:15am in the cafeteria.

SAVE THE DATE! The St. Hugo annual auction will return to Orchard Lake Country Club on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This is one of our favorite events which brings friends together to support our school. More details will follow but be sure to mark your calendars and schedule your sitters!

COMPUTER LAB FAMILIES please be sure to pay your computer lab debts promptly. Also, for accounting purposes, please make any checks for the lab payable to “Cash”.

THE HEALTHY FOOD COMMITTEE is looking for volunteers! If you have knowledge or passion for healthier food alternatives for our school, please join us! Contact Tressa Joseph, tljoseph.3@gmail.com, or Mishel Abdou, mts0303@aol.com, for more information on how to get involved.

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

STEM Our Sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Brandt, is using her former engineering skills to start a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering) curriculum this year. Mrs. Brandt is consistently doing hands on science activities with her students. This is a program we would like to expand in the future. We have a school-wide STEM Day on Friday, November 17. Keep up the good work Mrs. Brandt and her STEM students!

Iowa Testing This week we begin our annual IOWA testing. All the students seem focused on their testing today. Thank you to the many families that provided water for testing this week. It is especially important for all students this week to eat a balanced breakfast each morning, and get plenty of sleep.

Student Council All students that ran for office gave outstanding speeches last week. Congrats to the 2017-2018 St. Hugo Student Council: President-Charlotte Mustion, Vice-President-Wright Paddock, Secretary-Catie New, Treasurer-Grace Roberts, Class Representatives- Ellie Alberts, Aidan McGrath, Lily Klein, Tess Kraemer, Kennedy Marsh and Jenna Okka.

Mrs. Reed’s Fifth Grade Language Arts The fifth-grade students are learning a lot about writing and grammar in Mrs. Reed’s class. Students are constantly engaged in their lesson as Mrs. Reed teaches using individual, and small group activities for her students. The students began class brainstorming a creative writing activity. All the fifth graders were enthusiastic to share what they wrote about. The fifth-grade students are also reading the novel Wonder, and will also be taking a field trip to see the movie later in the year. The novel has a positive message that follows our mission, “As followers of Jesus it must be different with us.” Great job Mrs. Reed and her fifth-grade students!

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.