• Monday, November 7 – deadline
  • 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
  • Saturday, November 19 – Mom2Mom Sale, Gym, 8:00am-12:30pm


EXTRA HALLOWEEN CANDY? Send it to the office and we will be donating it to the Ladies of Charity!


HUGO THOUGHT PINK and collected over $785.00 in support of breast cancer awareness and research.

 THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED TRUNK OR TREAT! We had  great fun with excellent weather, delicious food trucks and, of course, all the great costumes and cars. A big thank you to our sponsors: Blue Chip Talent, Timmy Vachon Foundation, ABF Environmental, the Kindt Family, the Quaine Family, the Schwartz Family and the Shannon Family. An event like this can’t happen without a great committee. Thanks to the following volunteers who made this a great night to remember: Debbie Burg, Karla and Neb Mekani, Elisa Palizzi, Arlene Curioca, Melissa Williams, Yasmine Najor, Kelly Thalmann, Barb Bojan, Amanda Avelo-Melina, Lauren Oriani, Tracey Jacob, Kati Becker, Shavon Manni, Sarah and Michael Jankowski, Linda Samona, Julie Spadafore, Stacy Madany, Michelle and Archie Mojares, Sonia Vittiglio, Cherly Abarca, Tricia Ong, Kathy and Don Kowalewski, Allison Mayette, and Suzanne Tosto.


 CONGRATULATIONS TO the 8th grade students that travelled to Marian and Brother Rice last week representing St. Hugo at the Scholastic Olympics. The Scholastic Olympics is an educational event initiated to stimulate, encourage, and recognize the academic achievements of students from area Catholic elementary schools. A special congratulations to the following award winners: Coco Chinonis – Gold Award in Computer, Jackie DesMarais – Silver Award in Arithmetic, Katie Devine – Gold Award in Arithmetic, Jack Dickson – Silver Award in Science, Ashley Dixon – Gold Award in Reading Comprehension, Marylin Kowalewski – Bronze Award in Theology, Caroline Krause – Bronze Award in Current Events, Regan O’Brien – Gold Award in Health, Gabriella Saba – Silver Award in Sacraments and Scripture, Elena Schwegman – Gold Award in Grammar, Kathryn Torok – Silver Award in Health, and Elijah Venos – Silver Award in Logic.


THE NEW ST. HUGO SPIRIT WEAR STORE is open through November 6. Your order will be shipped to the school and sent home via kidmail.  Go to, access code STHUGO.  Note we will offer another online shopping opportunity again in the spring.  In addition, we still have our School Crush store which can be found at


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,


HUGO’S VERY OWN MR. WINOWIECKI is a member of a concert choir which will be performing several Christmas concerts during the month of November. For more details contact Mr. Winowiecki at 248-335-8932,


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.


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.)


THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for Lighthouse will begin this week and run through 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


In addition, we could use 4-5 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!


BBFA PRESENTS Technology & Kids: A Practical Guide to Parenting in the Digital Age at the Doyle/Booth Center located at 7725 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills. The program will be presented by Julie Fisher and begins at 10:00am (lasting approximately 90 minutes).


NOTRE DAME PREP’S production of Anything Goes, featuring St. Hugo alums, is Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20. Performances will be at Avondale High School – 2800 Waukegan, Auburn Hills. For ticket information go to and search “Notre Dame Prep”.


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 our way and we will put them to creative use. We are 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 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 pain the piece. If interested, please contact Miss Bitzinger, or send a check made payable to Anna Bitzinger in the amount of $45.


GET READY FOR THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR and consider donating gently used books to the St. Mary’s Catholic Athletes for Christ book drive. St. Mary’s chapter of Catholic Athlete’s for Christ will embark on a new community service project this year involving literacy. A Detroit based movement to establish “Little Libraries” where free books can be obtained, returned, and shared is on the rise. St. Mary’s is looking for books for all age groups – Pre-K through 12th grade. For more information contact Mark Lengel,



Trunk or Treat – My family and I had an awesome time at Trunk or Treat last Friday night.  I could not believe how packed the parking lot was.  The car decorations were amazing and everyone appeared to be having a great time.  It was a fun night for the St. Hugo of the Hills Community!  Thank you to all of our generous volunteers that make evenings like that possible.

Robotics Competition – Good luck to brothers Evan and Trent Fatur and Aidan and Declan McGrath as they are preparing for an upcoming robotics competition in Novi.  The boys know their mission.  They must program their robot to move a specific direction, throw a certain amount of balls, and reach a certain height all while defeating their opponent.  Their robot gets a certain amount of points for accomplishing each task.  A lot of engineering and math is required.  The boys have some really good ideas on how to accomplish their goals.  Good luck in regionals and hopefully they will qualify for the state competition.

AOD Meeting – Last week Fr. Tony, Sr. Margaret and I attended a meeting at the Sacred Heart Seminary.  It was a meeting that discussed ways to strengthen Catholic Schools.  Fr. Tony, Sr. Margaret and I all strongly believe in the value of a Catholic Education and want to see Catholic Education flourish.  It was a good opportunity for pastors and principals to share their vision for the future of Catholic Education.  The future is very bright for St. Hugo of the Hills!

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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