Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

This fall has been filled with joy, academic excitement, community building, and so many #HughesProud moments. I want to thank our staff who are dedicated, passionate educators doing their best every day for our students. I want to thank our parents for supporting your children and our school so that we can have the best outcomes for all our Owls. I also want to thank our students for being the best students in LBUSD! Our students impress us every day and we are so proud of their hard work. Hughes is great because of the people and the community we foster. January is filled with thoughts about resolutions and goals. I have always liked the idea of a guiding word to focus the year. For me, the word is community. In 2023, I look forward to our continued work of fostering our community of students, parents, and staff.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Choral Concert
  • Toy Drive
  • Girls Basketball Champions
  • Girls Flag Football Champions
  • Purchase your yearbook!
  • High School Choice
  • Sign up for Canvas
  • Join PTA
  • and more!

Have a wonderful restful winter break, enjoy the holidays, and see you “next year!”

Edward Steinhauser



Happy Holidays!

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Hughes Has Holiday spirit!

Hughes Wellness Center Supply Pantry

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Did you know the Owls Nest Wellness Center has nonperishable food, toiletries, and school supplies available to your family for FREE? Students are encouraged to visit the Wellness Center to pick up what they need before school, after school, during lunch, or by appointment. Contact Ms. I for more information.

Our Owl vocalists sang beautifully at their winter concert!

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We donated 554 toys and games to Miller Children’s Hospital! Our Hughes Community is AMAZING!!

Congratulations to Ms. Tolentino, Ms. Mason and Ms. Collin's Period 1 classes for being the top donors!

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Congratulations to our DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS in Girls Basketball!

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Undefeated Girls Flag Football Champions: Rams

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Four all-female teams participated in a tournament coached by Hughes Football team. A month-long event with fun had by all. Coming next year: High School Girls Flag Football as a CIF Sport.

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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 26 - Jan 6 - Winter Break

January 10 - School Site Council

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