Hughes Family Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

Happy December! The weather has cooled down, the rain came today, and the holidays are upon us. The four weeks between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break are an exciting time with the academic and extracurricular opportunities our students are engaging in before we leave for Winter Break.

Thank you to our Owls who have supported the Holiday Coin Drive in the Wellness Center and the Toy Drive for Miller Children’s Hospital through period 1 classes. If you have not donated yet, there is still plenty of time to support these holiday drives. I am looking forward to Hughes delivering all the toys, games, and books to the hospital to lift the spirits of the children and their families who are spending the holidays in the hospital. Giving back to our community is one of the many reasons that make Hughes great!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Understanding the Common Core Standards
  • The Kwanza Experience
  • Toy Drive
  • Coin Drive
  • Purchase your yearbook!
  • High School Choice
  • Join PTA
  • and more!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

Congratulations to our November Students of the month!

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Green team adding new plants to our school!

Understanding the Common Core Zoom Presentation Dec. 7 at 4pm

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Join us for a presentation on the California Common Core State Standards this Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 4pm. Here is the zoom link:
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Toy Drive for Miller Children's Hospital

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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

December 3 - Boys Track and Field at Wilson HS 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

December 5 - Girls Basketball vs. Newcomb at 3:45 pm

December 7 - Girls Basketball at Rogers at 4:45 pm

December 9 - Girls Intramural Flag Football Tournament 2:45 - 4:00 pm

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