Parent Bulletin | October 9, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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

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

· Thursday, October 12 – Sacrament Preparation Meeting, parents of 2nd and 8th grade students that did not attend on October 5, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Church

· 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

· Thursday, October 26 – Mom’s Movie Morning

· October 26 – November 6 – Power School shut down

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO Jamie Thomas! Jamie was last week’s TRACK winner. Jamie was nominated by Mrs. Kender for being helpful to a student, staff member or visitor and showing initiative in the classroom. Keep up the good work, Jamie!

THANK YOU TO:

· Mrs. Elia and the Mother/Son Event committee for a fun night of bowling and laughter!

· All those that made a donation to the Zwolinski family. Chris and Rebecca want the St. Hugo School community to know how grateful they are. “St. Hugo’s has once again shown its wonderful generosity in aiding our family. The Kroger cards will be a huge relief in getting food in the house.”

WANTED! If you are interested in working in the lunch room on Fridays from 11:15am-1:15pm, please contact Mrs. Regentik, nicole.regentik@sthugschool.org. This is a paid position.

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 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.

· 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.

TRUNK OR TREAT is Friday, October 20. Spots are going fast. Only 4 VIP/Sponsor and 61 Regular Car spots left. Go to www.bidpal.net/sthugotrunkortreat2017 to get your ticket. Website will be closed on October 18 or until sold out – whichever comes first.

· Dashboard tickets have been emailed to those who registered before the weekend. If you have not received yours, please email sthugotrunkortreat@gmail.com. Please include this email address in your contacts as to not be blocked by junk mail.

· New this year: Along with Marconi’s Pizza Food Truck, a generous St. Hugo family is donating and barbequing hamburgers and hotdogs. All proceeds go back to the school. The cost is $5.00 for hamburger or hotdog with chips and drink or $20 for family – limit 6. While supplies last.

· Also new this year, the 7th and 8th graders will be running a few games to raise money for their Washington DC trip. The cost is $1.00 to play a round of games.

· Just a reminder: NO LEAVING THE EVENT between 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The parking lot is closed due to safety of the kids. If you need to leave during these times, please park in the lower parking lot and walk up.

· Looking for high school volunteers to help manage parking – great opportunity for service hours. Contact Suzanne Tosto, suzannet@bctalent.com, 248-408-0660.

· Again this year, we will have professional security at the entry and patrolling the event. No clown costumes please. Our theme is always merry not scary. Thank you for your cooperation. All info about the event is on the Bidpal website.

We look forward to a great time with all of you!

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.

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 student would like to help tutor or if your 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!

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”!

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!

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!

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.

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Student Charities

· St. Hugo student John Torok is leading a drive for hurricane relief. Wristbands will be sold Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week for $2.00 each. The classroom with greatest participation wins a pizza party. John will be making some announcements with more details this week.

· Former student Claire Fanning has begun a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s patients at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield. We are fortunate to have many philanthropic students!

CYO

· What an amazing end to a great volleyball season for our 5/6th grade volleyball team. The girls went on a 9-game win streak ending the season with 11 wins and only 2 losses. This record puts the girls at the top either in a three way tie at 1st with St. Joseph and Marist (pending the result of Sunday’s game between Marist and St. Joseph) or a solid 2nd place finish. The team consisted of: Anastacia Wachowiak, Elle Ervin, Maggie Scott, Abby Hannan, Rachel Royer, Isabella Denipoti, Valentina Naman, Abigayle Agbay, Aubrey Agbay, & Mackenzie Kallio.

· Congrats to the 5th/6th grade girls’ soccer team who defeated St. Paul’s 1-0 on a goal by Ada Kowalewski to win their CYO division. The 5th/6th grade boys’ soccer team also won their CYO division with a 3-1 win against Everest at home. Both teams want to thank Mrs. MacLean and

Mrs. Reed for showing their support by attending the games on Sunday evening. The girls 7th/8th grade soccer team and the boys 7th/8th grade soccer team advance to the CYO playoffs. Go 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.