Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

We are officially in the second quarter of the year and it is already November! What I like about November is the theme of “Thankfulness” which is focused on this month. Despite all the negativity we see on T.V., on social media, and in our communities, there is still so much good and kindness surrounding us that sharing our gratitude to those around us is important. For example, I am thankful for our Hughes community which strives to support and take care of each other. Our community appreciated the unique strengths, talents, and assets that make this community vibrant. This month, I encourage everyone to engage in random acts of kindness, you will be amazed at how a small act of kindness will not only make someone else’s day a little brighter, but will also positively impact you. Find time to show gratitude however it works best for you during this month.

I also would like to remind everyone that Tuesday is Election Day. I encourage everyone to go out and vote!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Student of the Month
  • High School Choice
  • Become an Observer on Canvas
  • Purchase Spirit Wear!

Thank you for your continued partnership with our school in supporting your child. Have a great week!

Edward Steinhauser



November 8 - election Day

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Classroom Highlights

October Students of the Month

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On Friday, we recognized our October Students of the Month for exhibiting one or more of the characteristics of our Guidelines for Success: RESPECT. Congratulations to these students for being role models to our student body and striving for success!
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Parents: Are you a Canvas Observer for your Child?

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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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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!

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

November 10 - Merit Day - Free Dress with 5 points!

November 11 - Veteran's Day.- NO School

November 15 - School Site Council 3pm

November 15 - PTA Meeting 6pm

November 18 - Minimum Day - 1:10pm Dismissal

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break

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