Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

We have a lot to celebrate this week as Owls! We opened our first week of volleyball and flag football with WINS for both games and our student-athletes are currently 2-0! Our staff held a community-building event before our first home game to encourage staff attendance at our games. Tickets for our school dance are selling fast with lots of student excitement. Our staff collaborated and reflected on ways to provide Quality Core Instruction for our students. Finally, on Friday, we celebrated our September Students of the Month for embodying our school’s Guidelines for Success: RESPECT! It has been a week of celebration and community building because we are #HughesProud.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Student of the Month
  • iReady Data Reports
  • Hughes Wellness Center
  • SSC Parent Representatives
  • PTA Reflections Art Contest
  • 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

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

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We recognized over 30 students who were nominated by their teacher(s) for embodying one or more of the elements of our Guidelines for Success: RESPECT. This was a wonderful moment of celebration for our students and their families. Throughout the month of October, we will highlight one or more awardees over the intercom and share why they were recognized as a student of the month. We will do this for all recipients of this award throughout the year.

iReady For Families Reports

Hughes students will be receiving printed copies of their September iReady diagnostic results in period 1 classes during the week of October 10, 2022. Electronic access to these same reports will be available in ParentVue on Friday, October 14, 2022. More information about how to access these electronic reports will be included in next week's newsletter.
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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

Hughes Wellness Center

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Congratulations to our SSC Parent Reps!

Congratulations to Maria Loeza, Veronica Vidal, and Rebecca Boyd. They will serve a two-year term as our parent representatives.
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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 (

PTA Reflections Art Contest

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The PTA Reflections art contest for 2022 is open! The theme for this year is "Show Your Voice" and it would be wonderful for all our Hughes students to show their voice by submitting an entry. Entry forms can be picked up on the table outside of the Attendance Office or email Visual art entries can be left in the bin outside of the Main Office. Students entering for music, literature, film, photography, and dance are strongly encouraged to submit digitally by emailing The deadline for submitting an entry is October 21, 2022.

The awards reception will take place on Friday, November 4, at 7pm at the Long Beach Expo Arts Center.

We look forward to our talented Owls showing their voice!

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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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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 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