Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

We had a fantastic Back to School Night this week. It was wonderful to see so many of our Owl parents and families on campus to meet teachers and staff. Thank you to our teachers for creating engaging and informative presentations. Thank you to our support staff for helping us prepare for the event, and thank you to our student council for welcoming our families with sidewalk chalk messages and helping with directions at BTSN. Back to School Night definitely was a #HughesProud moment.

On Friday, eighteen of our students attended the LBUSD Middle School Student Summit to share their voices on how our school district can best prepare them for their future. We are very proud of each of these students for representing Hughes so well! Next week, our school sports season begins with Volleyball and Flag Football and we are very excited to cheer for our students on the court and field.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Back to School Night Highlights
  • LBUSD Student Summit
  • Favorite Character Dress-Up Day
  • Press-Telegram Scary Story Contest
  • Hughes Student Dance
  • Our Guidelines for Success
  • Link to Join PTA
  • Hughes Goes Green!

Thank you for your continued partnership with our school in supporting your child. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

Back to School Night Highlights!

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Hughes Students at LBUSD Student SUmmit at LBCC

Students Dressed up for character day!

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Student Clubs are in Full Swing!

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Celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth 9/15 to 10/15 (Also referred to as #LatinXHeritageMonth) The theme for 2022 is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation ." Learn more at #VoicesofLBUSD #ProudtobeLBUSD
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School Site Council Nominations!

Parents, are you interested in serving as a parent representative on our School Site Council? This group meets monthly (typically) at 3pm to support the achievement of our students by determining funding allocations for school use. We have THREE parent representative vacancies that we are looking to fill. If you are interested in nominating yourself, please complete this nomination form.

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 (
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  • The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.
  • For story submissions, please fill out this online form, No mail or in-person submissions will be accepted.
  • All artwork entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format and be no larger than 5 megabytes in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • The artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity, theme, and quality.

School Dance - Friday, October 14

Dancing Through the Decades

Friday, October 14 will be our first school dance in two years! Students attending the dance must continue to show appropriate behavior throughout the dance. The dance begins at 3:00 pm and students must stay until the dance ends at 4:30 pm. The cost of admission is $5.00 per student which includes free lemonade and water. Snacks will also be available for purchase.

For more information, please have your student pick up a Permission Slip from the Student Council teacher Mr. Ahrens, one of the Student Council members or the hallway table across from the Main Office. Tickets will be sold the week of October 3 through October 14 during lunch (details on Permission Slip). We hope that students who have earned the privilege of attending the dance will come and have a wonderful time!

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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Do You Want to Be a Rec Aide at Hughes?

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Safely Crossing a Street

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All students should cross the street at a corner and/or crosswalk. It is also important to look both ways before crossing. Please remind your child of this important safety message and also, please be a cautious driver, aware of your surroundings, and student movement. Thank you!

If you are wanting additional crossing guards in the neighborhood, they are through the City of Long Beach, not LBUSD, and you would want to contact them with your request.

Hughes Guidelines for Success

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!
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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 Important Dates

October 3 - Volleyball Game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 3 - Flag Football game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 5 - Volleyball Game at Marshall 3:30pm

October 5 - Flag Football game at Marshall 3:30pm

October 6 - Minimum day for students 1:10pm dismissal

October 7 - Merit Points Free Dress Day

October 10 - Volleyball Game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 10 - Flag Football game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 14 - Dancing Through the Decades Student Dance 2:45-4:30pm

October 17 - Volleyball Game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 17 - Flag Football game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 19 - Volleyball Game at Rogers 3:30pm

October 19- Flag Football game at Rogers 3:30pm

October 24 - Volleyball Game at Bancroft 3:30pm

October 24 - Flag Football game at bancroft 3:30pm

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week - SPIRIT WEEK!

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