Hughston Elementary ENews

December 9, 2021

Important Dates

Important Dates:

  • December 17 - Early Release 12:00 pm Dismissal
  • December 20 – January 3 - Winter Break

  • January 4 - Staff Development and Planning - No School for Students

  • January 5 - 2nd Semester Begins - Students Return to School

Science Fair Time!!

It’s time for the Science Fair!

This year’s fair will be held on January 12th!

If your child is interested in participating, please fill out the Google form linked below.

Science Fair Interest Form

We can’t wait to see all of our Hughston scientists hard at work!

History Fair!

It is time for the Elementary History Fair!! This year’s theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. The fair will take place Thursday February 3, 2022 on the Hughston campus. Please complete this FORM if your child is interested in participating. Contact Julie English, your campus chair, with any questions.

Lunch Visitors

Dear Hughston Families,

Beginning December 1, 2021, a reservation link will be available on the front page of

the Hughston website at Parents of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, will be able to sign up for a specific (date and time) reservation using the link. Only one adult will be allowed to join his/her student for lunch. Only 5 reservations are allowed each day for each grade level. No siblings or extra guests will be allowed at this time. In order to accommodate our parents who have been waiting for this day to come, we ask that you only sign up for one special day at this time. Our PreK program is not included on the sign up as they follow different program requirements.


Carrie D’Argo

Hughston Principal

Family Questions - NEW!

1. If you could have any animal as a pet which animal would you pick?

2. Who is your favorite character from a cartoon? Why?

3. Who inspires you? Why do you think that is?

Self-Regulation Skills: Why They Are Fundamental

December Staff Birthday's - NEW!

Katie Sralla - December 7th

Stephany Mittendorf - December 11th

Donna Bui - December 16th

Hannah Bennett - December 17th

Sally Current - December 21

Courtney Richardson - December 27th

Yearbook Cover Contest 2021-22

The Hughston PTA is inviting all Hughston students to submit their original artwork for the 2021022 Yearbook Cover Contest. Entries are due Friday, December 10th, 2021. Please turn in your admissions in the office by 12:00 on Dec. 10th.

Big picture


Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2021-2022 Y2K Auction Event! The Auction Committee is excited to reveal our theme for this year's auction event is Y2K/The Year 2000!

Click on the link for more information and to purchase your tickets!

Big picture

The Academic Calendar for the 2022-2023 school year has been approved by the board

Big picture


Plano ISD is now using Let’s Talk! to promote a culture of two-way communication between the district and all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and community members.

Questions and feedback submitted through Let’s Talk! is automatically routed to the right Plano ISD staff member for a timely response. Topic-specific Let’s Talk! access points are conveniently placed throughout the Plano ISD website. Let’s Talk! will allow the district to better serve the community and make informed decisions based on the types of questions and feedback received.

Do you have a question, concern or compliment to share with Plano ISD district staff? Let’s Talk!


Plano ISD will be offering free COVID rapid testing to employees and students in grades K-12, with parent permission. Testing will be done on a voluntary basis for those employees or students who are experiencing COVID symptoms, and need a negative test to return to work/school. Appointments are required and individuals will be asked to complete a consent form. Each test site will offer drive-through, self-administered testing. Individuals will be informed of test results via email, which can then be provided to your supervisor or campus nurse in order to return to work or school.


  • Bird Center – 1300 19th St., Plano, 75074
  • Spring Creek Center – 2201 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, 75023


  • Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

You may sign up for an appointment HERE. If you have questions, please contact Staci Antelo.

COVID-19 Student Reporting Form

This form should be filled out if your student tests positive for COVID-19.

Report any positive cases using the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form. Once a report is made, a campus nurse will follow up with information on return to campus instruction and timelines.

Click here for the COVID-19 Positive Cases Dashboard.

Volunteer Application - Required for ALL Volunteers

Technical Assistance For technical assistance, such as password retrieval and issues with your account, please visit

Hughston Elementary School

Thank you for subscribing to the Hughston eNews. Parents must now register for our eNews and through Parent Portal. All other subscribers may register by going to, or by clicking on the eNews link on the Hughston homepage below.


  • Click here to view PISD's Student/Parent Policy Guide.
  • Click here to view breakfast and lunch menus.
  • Click here to learn about PASAR after school care.
  • Click here to fill out PISD's volunteer application (must be done annually).