* Thursday, October 27 – Grade 2 and 8 parent only Sacrament meeting if you did not attend the meeting on October 20, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Church

* Thursday, October 27 – PowerSchool shuts down at 4:00pm through November 7 at 4:00pm

* 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

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

THE T.R.A.C.K. winner this week is Isaac Jacob who was observed by Mrs. Herman for showing initiative and being helpful to his class. Congratulations, Isaac!

WE COLLECTED $685.45 for the people in Haiti that were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Thank you for your generosity!


1. The following students who were chosen to participate in the Student Art Town exhibit this past week at the Birmingham Community House: Elizabeth Torok, Maddie Monroe, Ada Kowalewski, Meghan Chaiyasate, Jazzelle Yaldo, Ryan Wells, Claire Ruschak, Caroline Wells, Maria VanDieren, Charlotte Mustion, Anya Keena, and Melania Vale. Maria VanDieren and former student Tessy Klein were awarded honorable mentions. We are very proud of your artistic accomplishments!

2. The following St. Hugo alums who were recognized at Notre Dame Prep’s 22nd Academic Awards Convocation on September 29: Highest Honors – Illa Batah, Ryan Flaherty, Noah Ford, Thomas Frost, Kathryn Kennedy, Maura Kruse, Michaella Merlo, Nicole Oska, Celia Pagnucco, Anthony VanDieren, Christopher VanDieren, and Edward Zelek. High Honors – Valentino Dore, and Megan Obear. Honors – Alexandra Bayliss, Adam Calvaneso, Richard Frost, Farid Okka, and Rowland Scheessele. National Merit Semi-Finalist – Ryan Flaherty. National Spanish Exam Medal Winners: Megan Obear, and Christopher VanDieren. AP Scholar w/Honor – Richard Frost, Michaella Merlo, and Anthony VanDieren. AP Scholar w/Distinction – Farid Okka. AP Scholar – Noah Ford. And to Valentino Dore for being inducted into the National Honor Society. We are honored to have had the privilege in laying the foundation toward a successful high school academic experience. Congratulations!

THE TEMPERATURE IS COOLING off, please be sure your student is appropriately dressed!

ATTENTION FALL ATHLETES! If your clean uniform is not turned in to Mr. Barrett by Thursday, October 27 you will not be able to participate in Halloween activities.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those who sent in large Clorox wipes containers for the luminary display the Boy Scouts do for Christmas Eve and Holy Thursday. Containers of 75 wipes or more are the right size to accommodate the sand and votives that go inside and are weather resistant, unlike the paper bags we have been using. It takes approximately 250 containers to light the entrances to the church and chapel and we have less than 50 containers so far. Christmas Eve is only 60 days away. Please consider sending in any large, empty Clorox wipes canisters you may have c/o Max Petrosky, D-8. Thank you.

ATTENTION LATCHKEY FAMILIES! Due to Trunk or Treat, the Opdyke Road entrances to the parking lot will be closed at 4:00pm. If you arrive after 4:00pm to pick up your student from Latchkey please enter from Hickory Grove Road and pick your student up by entering the side door near Mrs. Bartoli’s office. We apologize for the inconvenience.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE another St. Hugo Spirit Wear option! St. Hugo has partnered with Kollegetown Sports (, access code STHUGO) and will have an online store open from October 24 through November 6. Your order will be shipped to the school and sent home via kidmail. Please check out the flyer for more details. Note we will offer another Kollegetown Sports online shopping opportunity again in the spring. In addition, we still have our School Crush store which can be found at

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Girls on the Run and a few 5th grade students will be selling popcorn and other miscellaneous items during lunch. Please send an extra dollar or two with your students. Proceeds will go to Hurricane Matthew survivors.

THE MOM2MOM SALE will be November 19 from 8:00am-12:30pm. 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 29. Please consider donating gift cards, accessories, throws, event tickets, etc. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Kelley Priebe,, or Mrs. Rochelle Denipoti,

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. Please consider volunteering to help with this event. Click on the following Sign Up Genius link for the many volunteer opportunities:

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.

CLEANING OUT CLOSETS AND BUYING NEW WINTER GEAR? Please consider helping our neighbors in need by donating used coats, clothing, blankets and cold-weather gear to the Altar Guild’s annual coat and clothing drive! Volunteers will be accepting donations before and after all masses, Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. Also, for your convenience, we will accept donations Friday, November 4 between 7:45am-8:15am just outside the Fr. Esper Room door – look for the balloons and poster! Thank you St. Hugo families for your kindness and generosity! Contact Julie Torok with questions, 248-227-7124.

ST. HUGO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY “Think Pink” to show your support for breast cancer patients. This Thursday, October 27 will be the St. Hugo of the Hills PINK OUT day. Students can donate $2 (per student) to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. This is an optional non-uniform day but you have to wear PINK! Participating students can wear jeans or open leg sweatpants. No hats, leggins or yoga pants.

OAKLAND COUNTY WILL BE providing vision screening for students in junior kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th the week of November 14. If you have a student in another grade and wish for their vision to be tested, please complete the Permission for Vision Screening form and return it to the office. (Permission form is available in the front office.)

THE 8TH GRADE has been learning about the States of Matter, Changes of State, and Boyle’s and Charles’s Gas laws. As part of this unit, there were interactive demonstrations performed in science class where pop cans were crushed by air pressure, water boiled at room temperature and dry ice sublimed to make a fun-filled educational experience.

DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY was Friday, October 21. The day is our annual interactive awareness event aimed at dispelling myths and misconceptions associated to disability and disabled people. It is a fabulous day for our forth grade students to help them learn empathy and understanding about many kinds of disabilities.

Thank you to the many volunteers that made this happen: Yasmine Najor, Heather Koziarz, Sharon Atty, Jewel Naman, Elena Vitello, Rana Jazrawi, Erica Thurman, Darlene Sullivan, Beth Nunning, Allison Mayette, Sonia Vittiglio, Colleen Ferrara, Zaina Elia, Debra Wednieski, Maya Okka, Andrea Brzustewicz, Trish Mervenne, Elisa Palizzi, Mike Thurman, Katrina Ramos, Robert MacMichael, Jamie Bieth, Tom Quakenbush, and Kelly Thalmann.

WINTER ATHLETES: Following is the first day of winter sports schedule (more information about the season’s practice schedule will be distributed at the first practice):

Tuesday, November 1

6th grade boys basketball – 4:00pm-5:30pm

5th grade boys basketball – 5:30pm-7:00pm

7th & 8th grade boys basketball – 7:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, November 2

5th grade girls basketball – 5:30pm-7:00pm

Thursday, November 3

8th grade girls basketball – 7:30pm-9:00pm

Friday, November 4

7th grade girls basketball – 5:00pm-6:30pm

6th grade girls basketball – 6:00pm-7:30pm


VOLLEYBALL The volleyball team came up just short in the CYO championship game. They took the first game 25-23 as Bianca Giglio, Elena Schwegman, Tatum Casper and Katie Devine had key spikes while Josie Bloom had some excellent serves, but came up just short in the next two 25-21 and 15-13. They were an inch away from getting to 14-14 as the last ball just caught a piece of the line. The girls had a truly amazing season. It was also great to have so much Viking support from our fans!

MATH ADDITION All 8th grade students will experience one quarter of geometry. Mrs. Meghan Carter has found a way to make sure all 8th grade students are exposed to geometry instead of one of their

other electives. 8th grade parents please be aware there may be a slight change one of the quarters for 8th grade student elective classes as we are making this change to address some of our past surveys.

We are very fortunate at St. Hugo to have several talented Resource staff members. One of the things that separates us from other Catholic schools and area public schools is the amount of extra resource help. Mrs. Carol Leahy, Mrs. Kathy Kowalewski, Mrs. Linda Schoenfeldt, and Mrs. Denise Carlson. St. Hugo has the ability to provide small reading groups and to work with both the accelerated student and those that need extra help.

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