Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

As we approach the end of the semester, I want to encourage all of our students to stay motivated to get to the finish line for semester one. The semester grades will be final so make sure all assignments have been turned in and we do our best on all the remaining assignments for the semester. Parents, if you are not already signed up in Canvas as your child's observer, I HIGHLY recommend that you do so. This will allow you to monitor your child's grades, see assignments, and is also another way to communicate with teachers. You can also view student grades and attendance in ParentVue.

Next week, we will have FOUR minimum days: Tuesday 1/24 thru Friday 1/27, with a 1:10 pm dismissal for students. Please make sure that arrangements are made for pick-up so that students go home immediately after dismissal.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • High School Choice
  • Uniform/Dress Code Reminders
  • PTA Fundraiser - Student Jog-a-Thon
  • Hughes Blood Drive - Save the Date
  • Minimum Days and Upcoming Dates
  • Purchase your yearbook!
  • Sign up for Canvas
  • Join PTA
  • and more!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

Congratulations to our students who have been reclassified as fluent english proficient! This is a wonderful moment in your journey as a student!

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High School Choice for 8th Grade

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PTA Fundraiser - Click image for important information

We have raised over $20,000 with ONE week left. Let's see if we can get to $50,000 to shave Mr. Steinhauser's hair!

Make sure you are in the correct uniform/dress code every day!

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Blood Drive - Save the Date - Feb. 27

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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

January 24-30 - Minimum Days - 1:10pm dismissal

January 26 - Beginning Band/Orchestra concert - 6:30pm

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