February 5, 2018
Catholic Schools Week: We had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week last week. Monday, we celebrated our country, as Navy Seal Adam Weiner gave a presentation on Courage mindset. Courage Mindset is a way of thinking to always give your best, show courage, and be accountable for your actions. On Tuesday, Fr. Tony celebrated the Liturgy by thanking all of the parents for making the sacrifice to send their students to St. Hugo. Thank you for your donations during mass, we raised $1400 for Tuition Angels. Also, on Tuesday, we heard the Vocal Vikings and the band perform. We also had a speaker, Dr. Toby Beach, come in to discuss how best to navigate the middle school stresses. Wednesday was our Day of Service. Seventh and Eighth-grade students went throughout Southeast Michigan assisting organizations in need. I saw students assist Gleaners Food Bank. Did you know that Gleaners serves 43.8 million pounds of food each year? That is enough food to feed a filled Ford Field and Comerica Park combined for a year. All students, chaperones, and organizations that we helped appreciated the Day of Service. Thank you to Mrs. Kurn for organizing this annual event! On Thursday, we attended Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral with the Student Council. Both Fr. Tony and Fr. Tim participated in the Mass, and Fr. Tony joined us for lunch afterward. On Friday was the Bazaar, as the eighth grade organized a fun conclusion to Catholic Schools Week. They raised $1070 for the Missionaries of Charity. Great job to our eighth-grade students, and Mrs. LoVasco for their efforts. Our eighth-grade students did an amazing job helping others this past week and are well prepared for Confirmation on Saturday.
Power School: Please be sure to keep checking Power School as we enter the third quarter. It is important that there are no surprises with student grades.
Cell Phones: Please be sure that you are aware of our cell phone policy, and the consequences for any student that breaks our policy. I realize that many students have cell phones, but they are to be kept off, and in student book bags from 8:05-3:30 each day. Parents, please be sure that we have your authorization form for students that do have a cell phone at school. Students that need to be picked up from school early, or for students that are sick, must call home using the office phone. Cell phones are not the appropriate method of communication during school hours.
Middle School Information Night Middle: School Information Night is this Thursday beginning at 6:30 in the Library. The evening is led by a St. Hugo alumni panel. Please come and hear what our former students have to say about their experience at St. Hugo.
Library/Box Tops: Mrs. Braet recently updated the library with many new books. The following books were purchased thanks to the Scholastic Book Fair and also a contribution from Box Top donations:
Primary: Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke, Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess, #1) by Ursula Vernon, Cam Jensen and the Graduation Day Mystery by David A. Adler, Beans to Chocolate by Lisa M. Herrington, One Proud Penny by Randy Siegel **Great for grades that teach money*** **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, Catholic Bible Stories by Ann Ball, Sam the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems, Your Hand in My Hand by Mark Sperring and Britta Teckentrup, Fly Guy’s Big Family by Tedd Arnold,
Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks by Tedd Arnold, Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean, Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie Friedman, The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken**Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet
Fiction: Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties by Tom Watson, Ellie’s Story (A Dog’s Purpose) by Bruce Cameron, The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi, This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall by Gordon Korman **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, The Map to Everywhere (Map to Everywhere, #1) by Carrie Ryan, In Over Their Heads (Under their Skin, #2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath, The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (**YA), Brightwood by Tania Unsworth (**YA)
When Friendship Follows Me Home by Paul Griffin (**YA) **Recommended Read by Mrs. Braet, The Red Pyramid (Graphic Novel Edition) by Rick Riordan, Claudia and Mean Janine (Babysitter’s Club, # 4) by Raina Telgemeier, I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived, #13) by Lauren Tarshis, A Simple Case of Angels by Caroline.