Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

Happy New Year to each of you! It has been wonderful to see all of our students and staff back together as we finish the first semester strong. As a reminder, we do not have school on Monday, January 16, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our students only have two more weeks of the first semester, so it is very important that they continue to do their best and turn in all missing work. The semester grade is a final, permanent grade. As a reminder, parents are able to access student grades through ParentVUE and Canvas. Information on how to sign up for Canvas is located below. This month also kicks off High School site visits as part of our 8th graders applying to high school. More information about each high school's site visit is below. I hope everyone enjoys the three-day weekend and is able to find an opportunity to provide service to our community in honor of Dr. King.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Student of the Month
  • High School Choice
  • Uniform/Dress Code Reminders
  • PTA Fundraiser - Student Jog-a-Thon
  • Hughes Blood Drive - Save the Date
  • Wellness Center Pantry
  • Purchase your yearbook!
  • Sign up for Canvas
  • Early Outs
  • Join PTA
  • and more!

Stay safe with the two rain storms coming this weekend.

Edward Steinhauser



Congratulations to our December Students of the Month!

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December! We are very proud of all that you have accomplished and the example you set for others! #hughesproud #proudtobelbusd

High School Choice for 8th Grade

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Poly HS Visits to Share about their school!

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PTA Fundraiser - Click image for important information

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

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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.

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 16 - MLK Jr. Day - No School

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

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