Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Next week, the school will be closed because we will be on Thanksgiving vacation. I hope everyone finds time to spend with family and friends. I am very thankful for our Hughes community, for the positive energy everyone brings, and for the compassion and dedication to creating a better world for our students. We are very fortunate to be part of this community and you are a big reason why we are #HughesProud.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Wellness Center Update
  • Title 1 Update
  • Kwanza Experience
  • LBPD Visit and Safety Tips
  • Purchase Spirit Wear
  • High School Choice
  • Miller Children's Toy Drive
  • Holiday Coin Drive
  • Become an Observer on Canvas
  • Join PTA

School will resume Monday, November 28, 2022.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

The Wellness Center has new furniture!

Hughes ELAC Meeting

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Title 1 Update

Here at Hughes, we have a School Site Council (SSC) and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) to advise our school’s support and interventions for students. ELAC provides advocacy and advisement on support for students who are English Learners and shares this with School Site Council. School Site Council works to allocate the use of our Title 1 Funds, as well as LCFF, to support all students.

Our current Title 1 funding supports:

  • A Restorative Justice Teacher of Special Assignment (TOSA) to support the SEL needs of our students through restorative practices, community building, and staff professional development and coaching. This position is currently vacant and we are in the process of looking for candidates.
  • College Aides - we are actively recruiting college aides that will be intervention supports for students.
  • An additional section of math support for students
  • Male Leadership Academy
  • WEB Orientation for students

Part of our Title 1 funding includes parent involvement monies. These funds are used to support parent workshops and events that we will hold throughout the year.

Each year, our School Site Council approves the Home-School Compact and Parent Guidelines for our school. Here are the approved documents for this year:

It is with our entire community working together that we are doing and going to do great things for our students!

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LBPD Visits to Share safety tips and welcome students with a "Lion" high five and stickers!

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Toy Drive for Miller Children's Hospital

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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

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break

November 28 - School resumes

November 29 - Girls Basketball v. Stanford at Hughes 3:45pm

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