Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

Happy Early Hannukah! This week, not only did our students continue to impress us inside the classroom, but talent was exemplified on the court, track and field, and stage. Our Girls’ Basketball Team has made it to the Championship game this Saturday, December 17, at 11:00 am at Poly HS. Our Boys’ Track and Field Team took second place overall and ribboned in numerous individual events at the All-City Track and Field Championship Meet at Wilson HS on Thursday, December 15. Our Advanced Band, Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras played beautifully Thursday night to a full house. Finally, we collected 537 toys/games for Miller Children’s Hospital and will be donating the toys on Monday! This week was filled with many #HughesProud moments!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Track and Field
  • Instrumental Music Concert
  • Girls' Basketball Championship
  • Congratulations Mrs. Kerr
  • Toy Drive
  • Sports Tryouts
  • Purchase your yearbook!
  • High School Choice
  • Sign up for Canvas
  • Join PTA
  • and more!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

Boys Track and Field take 2nd at all-city championships and Advanced Band, Intermediate and Advances orchestra performing their winter concert

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Girls Basketball Championships at Poly High School 12/17/22 at 11:00 am!

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Thank you Mrs. Kerr for representing LBUSD District 1 and Hughes on the Board of Education. Congratulations on becoming the council person for the City of Long Beach District 5!

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Toy Drive for Miller Children's Hospital

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Thank you to all who donated!

*We are still counting some toys as last-minute donations still come in. We will announce the top period 1 classes next week and we are donating our toys to the hospital on Monday. Thank you to our entire community for supporting our efforts to give back!

Sports Tryouts!

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Need Uniform Clothing Assistance?

If you are in need of uniform clothing, Hughes, in partnership with the Assistance League of Long Beach, is here to help! You can complete this Google Form or email Mrs. Sanchez (

Spirit Wear is Available!

Our banker is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for in-person sales or you can order online here. Our Owls look good in their Hughes spirit wear!
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Students Leaving Early (Early Outs)

When you know you are picking up your student early, please avoid the student lunch time and PE class. We are unable to call for students once they are dismissed to lunch and cannot allow adults to walk on campus. During PE classes, there is not always an available adult to let the students in to the locker room to obtain their belongings. Additionally, you are welcome to notify the office about the early out ahead of time and we can let the PE teacher and student know to keep their items with them during that time. Thank you for your help and understanding.

Parents: Are you a Canvas Observer for your Child?

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Hughes Guidelines for Success

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At Hughes, we expect all our students to show RESPECT as part of our Guidelines for Success. Our students are expected to embody RESPECT both on and off campus since they are a representation of our school and community. Make us #HughesProud!

Hughes - A Green Ribbon School

We are reinstating our sorting stations in the lunch area at Hughes! As a Green Ribbon School, Hughes is a leader in sustainability and eco-friendly actions. We encourage all students to help keep our campus clean and green!

Reusable Water Bottles: We encourage all students to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated and reduce our plastic waste.

Clean and Green: As a Green School, our students should not litter on or around campus. Please make sure that all items are thrown away and that we also pick up trash that we see when walking or sitting by it. When we ignore trash on the ground, we are saying that we are OK with trash on the ground, and that's not the Hughes way!

Walk, Bike, Carpool: To minimize the amount of CO2 we add to our environment as well as noise pollution from traffic, we encourage all our students to walk, bike, or carpool to school, when possible.

Join the Hughes PTA! Our goal is for our entire school community to be members!

Upcoming dates

December 17 - Girls Basketball Finals at Poly HS 11:00 am

December 19 - Choral Concert 5:30 pm

December 21 - Choral Concert 5:30 pm

December 23 - Minimum Day 1:10pm dismissal

December 26 - Jan 6 - Winter Break

The Hughes Leadership Team

Edward Steinhauser - Principal

Dr. Trinisha Williams - 8th Grade Administrator

Christina Sunada- 7th Grade Administrator

Michael Temple - 6th Grade Learning Director and Counselor

Jeanette Sanchez - Intervention Counselor

Ann Sourn - Intervention and Instruction Coordinator

Lisa Endelman - Psychologist

Jeanine Ferrari - Office Supervisor