• Tuesday, September 19 – After School Computer Lab reopens
  • Thursday, September 21 – Bagel sale to support 8th grade trip to DC, front foyer, 7:45am-8:15am
  • Friday, September 22 – Alana’s Foundation Flu Vaccination Clinic; 2:30pm-4:30pm, Health Room
  • Friday, September 22 – deadline to order October lunches
  • Friday, September 22 – Spirit wear day
  • Saturday, September 23 – Fun Run
  • Monday, September 25 – Health Room training, 8:15am, cafeteria
  • Tuesday, September 26 – Catholic High School Information Night, gym, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • October 2 – 20 – IOWA Testing, please avoid making appointments if at all possible
  • Tuesday, October 5 – Hearing Screening, 4 year old Kinder Readiness students
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Picture retakes


CONGRATULATIONS TO Julian Zora!  Julian was the winner of last week’s T.R.A.C.K. (Thoughtful Random Act of Character and Kindness).  Julian was nominated by Mrs. Regentik for taking initiative, being kind to others, and helping in the cafeteria.  For being chosen, Julian led the school in prayer this morning.  Keep up the good work, Julian!

THANK YOU!  The music department would like to thank the Higgins family for the new piano in the band room!









BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND is the St. Hugo after school computer lab!  Beginning Tuesday, September 19, Mr. Brogan will be reopening the after school computer lab.  The lab will be open Monday through Friday from 3:30pm – 4:15pm (sharp).  If you wish for your student to attend the after school computer lab please adhere to the following:

  • Student should bring a “Going Home Another Way” note from their parent indicating that they are to go the computer lab after school.
  • These students should leave the classroom with carpool, re-enter the school through the rear door, and proceed to the computer lab. Brogan will supervise this service.
  • The after school computer lab is available on an as-needed bases, and registration is not required. Students who attend the after school computer lab are required to observe the St. Hugo Internet Policy and directive in the Student Handbook at all times.  Any students remaining in the computer lab after 4:15pm will go to the cafeteria where Mrs. Winowiecki, the Latchkey supervisor, will supervise them until an authorized person comes for them.  Please be aware that there is a charge for both the Latchkey program and for the After School Computer Lab program.
  • Students attending the After School Computer Lab are expected to pay on the day of attendance. Many parents prefer the convenience of making a payment in advance.  Charges will then be deducted from the balance as needed.  Please make checks payable to St. Hugo of the Hills School.  Students who accumulate an unpaid balance will receive a balance statement that is to be returned with the payment.  Parents of students who have an unpaid balance may be notified by email as well.
  • Basic rate follows:
  • $1.00 – less than 16 minutes of lapsed time
  • $3.00 – at least 16 minutes but less than 31 minutes of lapsed time
  • $4.00 – 31 minutes or more of lapsed time
  • A reduced rate of $2.00 for 16 minutes or more of lapsed time will apply for any student who is involved in a school-sponsored after school activity such as band, sports or the school play.

MOTHER/SON EVENT is coming up quickly!  If you haven’t RSVP’d, please do so before September 22.  Your Mother/Son Committee chairs – Zaina Elia, Sonia Vittiglio, Anita Hakim, Andrea Bruszewitz, Jennifer Kretschmer, Rana Jazrawi, Tressa Joseph, Eileen Fandino, Kristin Ruschak, and Jamie Bieth – are looking forward to a fun evening.  We hope you can join them!



  • Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00am-11:00am, rain or shine!
  • The first 500 to register are guaranteed a Fun Run 2017 t-shirt.
  • Students may wear the light blue Fun Run 2017 t-shirt to school on Monday, September 25. Please note that Fun Run t-shirts from previous years cannot be worn.
  • Fun Run 2017 is partnering with Christ Child House to support and draw attention to their cause. The house is a residential treatment center and currently has 19 boys ages 7-17 living there.  Many of the boy suffer the traumatic emotional scars of physical abuse or severe neglect.  This house provides services to the boys and they typically stay in care an average of 13 months.  Most of the boys in care are wards of the state.  We are asking the St. Hugo community to donate some household items that the boys need.  There will be a box to drop items off near the front office.  If you can, please send in the following items:  large bottle of Dove lotion, Speed Stick or Degree deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, socks sizes small to XL, boys underwear sizes small to XL.

SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, October 20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for one of St. Hugo’s favorite events, TRUNK OR TREAT.  Enjoy music by DJ Teddy, cupcake walk, hot chocolate station and more. Go trick or treating from car to car while enjoying fully decorated vehicles. Back by popular demand: Food Trucks! More information to come but be sure to mark your calendar.

 CLAY CLASS  Is your child interested in working more with clay?  Ms. Bitzinger will again offer 2-day after school clay classes from 3:40pm-4:45pm.  Open to children in grades 1-8.  Kinders may attend if an older sibling has also signed up.  Cost is $45.  Class dates:  October 5 & 12, November 6 & 13, January 11 & 18, February 26 & March 5, April 12 & 19.  Students will learn hand building techniques with clay as they sculpt their unique project.  On the second day, your child will glaze the piece.  If interested, please contact Ms. Bitzinger,, with your child’s name, a parent name and the best contact number.  Students will be registered upon payment of check made payable to Anna Bitzinger.  Students are encouraged to bring a snack to have before class begins.  Parents will pick up

Their child from the art room door outside in the lower courtyard.  A confirmation email will be sent with more information prior to the class.

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,

 HEALTH ROOM TRAINING September 25 after drop off in the cafeteria. This is for any new volunteers, anyone interested in volunteering in health room, and experienced volunteers that may want a review. Epi pen training will be provided. Any questions, please contact Kati Becker,

 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT   Representatives from 16 Catholic high schools will be at St. Hugo of the Hills School in Bloomfield Hills on Tuesday, September 26 from 6 – 8 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for middle school students and their parents to find out more about each school’s spiritual, academic, athletic and social programs.  High schools who will have admission representatives available are Academy of the Sacred Heart, Austin Catholic, Bishop Foley, Brother Rice, Catholic Central, Everest Collegiate, Ladywood, Loyola, Marian, Mercy, Notre Dame Prep, Orchard Lake St. Mary, Our Lady of the Lakes, Regina, Shrine, St. Catherine of Siena, and U of D Jesuit.  Representatives can also discuss the High School Placement Test, the freshman application process, academic scholarships and need-based financial aid offerings.  We hope to see you at St. Hugo of the Hills gym on Tuesday, September 26!  For students not able to attend the night on September 26, here are some options in this area:

Holy Family – Rochester – Tuesday, October 3 from 6-8 PM

Our Lady of Refuge – West Bloomfield – Wednesday, October 4 from 5-7 PM

St. Mary – Royal Oak – Monday, October 9 from 6-8 PM

Our Lady of Sorrows – Farmington – Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30 PM


YOU ARE INVITED to attend a presentation at Academy of the Sacred Heart on October 5, 2017 at 7:30pm. The presenter is Dr. Lisa Miller, author of The Spiritual Child. Dr. Miller will talk about renewing our spirit and our belief that a faith-based education is the right choice for our children. Reserve your seat at Suggested donation is $10.




 Constitution/Patriot Week  Last week we celebrated both Patriot’s Day and Constitution Day with many activities throughout the week.  Mrs. MacLean’s fifth grade class heard  from a speaker from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Budiongan’s seventh grade class researched facts about the Constitution, while the eighth- grade classes discussed the Amendment process using Chromebooks. Even our preschoolers in Mrs. Przygocki’s class learned about Constitution Day by created their own classroom Constitution.  It was sure a patriotic week at St. Hugo!


Safety Day took place this past Thursday. Throughout the day, all students participated in practicing tornado, lockdown, fire, and evacuation drills.  This practice if very helpful to assess best strategies for school safety.

7th 7 8th grade CPR classes: We were also fortunate to have Mrs. Colleen Ferrara and two other nurses administer CPR training to all seventh and eighth grade students.  Thank you Mrs. Ferrara and her nursing team for this valuable training!







CYO  The Homecoming football game is this Saturday at 3:00 and 5:00 at Notre Dame Prep.  Please come out and support the Viking teams.  We are having a Spirit Day this Friday to show support for the football, soccer and volleyball teams.  Go Vikings!

Fun Run  Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the Fun Run. So far, the numbers look great for this year’s event.  If you have not signed up it is not too late.  Thank you for your support of St. Hugo of the Hills School!



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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