Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

It has been another great week at Hughes! We are building community in and out of the classroom, students are deepening their learning and getting involved! Student Council has shared that we have had lots of club charter requests, which is amazing! Next week, our students will take the first of three iReady diagnostic assessments this year. iReady is a test that allows teachers and parents to see how well a student has mastered a particular skill compared to other students across the nation. This is not an assessment that affects their grade but, instead, is data that we use to support the learning and growth of each of our students. We want our students to do their best and not stress!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Hughes Wellness Center
  • News from Our Cafeteria
  • Long Beach Youth Festival
  • Our Guidelines for Success
  • Link to Join PTA
  • Hughes Goes Green!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

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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

Student Wellness Lessons

In accordance with Board Policies 5145.7 (Sexual Harassment), 5145.9 (Hate-Motivated Behaviors), 5131.2 (Bullying Prevention), and 5142.52 (Suicide Prevention), students will review key procedures and processes to support a safe and welcoming environment via lessons taught by our counselors. These lessons will be taught monthly between September and November. For additional information regarding these requirements, parents/guardians/caretakers can consult pp. 29-32 of the Guidelines for Students and Parents.

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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"Coming soon: The Hughes Wellness Center! This is a safe place on campus where students and their families receive support through services such as individual and group counseling, community engagement, empowerment workshops and presentations, case management, specialized wellness activities, and peer-to-peer support. The Center will be run by Ms. I, our social worker, in room 1102 before school, after school, during lunch, and by appointment. While we hope to have the Center fully operational by October 1, students and families can access community support referrals, toiletries and other basic needs, and wellness activities.

Families are encouraged to complete the Survey and provide their input on what they would like to see in the Wellness Center. More information to follow."

News from Our Cafeteria!

Owls, as a reminder, we have breakfast service before school, starting at 7:35am. Additionally, breakfast and lunch are FREE. All students are encouraged to eat from the cafeteria. Here is a link to the weekly menu.

If a student is interested in being a student cafeteria worker, they can talk with Mr. Brown, our cafeteria supervisor for more information!

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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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School Dismissal Pick Up/Students Waiting

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We have three exits and entrances to our campus: the Front Gate, Roosevelt Gate, and Bixby Gate. Please coordinate with your child which gate you would like for them to exit and meet you after school. Additionally, please make sure to pick up your child immediately after school as we do not have supervision of students after 3pm.

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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Need Help Accessing Canvas?

Here are the directions for parents in English and Spanish on how to access a Canvas account.

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

September 20 - School Site Council Meeting 3pm

September 29 - Minimum Day - 1:10pm Dismissal

September 29 - Hughes Back to School Night

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