Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

We concluded another wonderful week of learning, community building, and positive memories for our students. Our students engaged in a fire drill supervised by the Long Beach Fire Department and practiced finding shelter during an earthquake for California's Great Shakeout. Our fire department was impressed with how well everyone evacuated during our drill. Way to go Owls!

Next week, is our Red Ribbon spirit week, planned by our amazing student council. The theme is “CELEBRATE Life. Live drug-free.” I encourage all students to participate in the daily theme (daily themes located below) as well as our door decorating contest. The winning door will have a donut party for the period 1 class! Also, next week, our students will receive a lesson about the importance of saying something to an adult if they hear or see something related to a student threatening to cause harm to themselves or others. A platform that students can use to anonymously report information, created by the Sandy Hook Promise, will be shared as part of this lesson. This platform is part of LBUSD's effort in all middle and high schools to support safe and healthy school communities. Communication about "Say Something" will be shared with families next week. Additionally, students will receive the second of three "Wellness Lessons," this one focused on sexual harassment. Please make sure to check out all the important information shared in our newsletter below!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Hughes Students at Bunny Model United Nations
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Dia de Los Muertos at Hughes
  • iReady Data Reports
  • PTA Reflections Art Contest

Thank you for your continued partnership with our school in supporting your child. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Edward Steinhauser



Classroom Highlights

Hughes Students Attend Bunny MUN (Model United Nations) at Poly HS

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Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

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iReady For Report for Parents

i-Ready scores are available to families through ParentVUE. The following link shows you how to access this information.
How to access i Ready Reports in ParentVue
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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 (

PTA Reflections Art Contest

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The PTA Reflections art contest for 2022 is open! The theme for this year is "Show Your Voice" and it would be wonderful for all our Hughes students to show their voice by submitting an entry. Entry forms can be picked up on the table outside of the Attendance Office or email Visual art entries can be left in the bin outside of the Main Office. Students entering for music, literature, film, photography, and dance are strongly encouraged to submit digitally by emailing The deadline for submitting an entry is October 21, 2022.

The awards reception will take place on Friday, November 4, at 7pm at the Long Beach Expo Arts Center.

We look forward to our talented Owls showing their voice!

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!
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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.

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Join the Hughes PTA! Our goal is for our entire school community to be members!

Upcoming dates

October 24 - Volleyball Game at Bancroft 3:30pm

October 24 - Flag Football game at bancroft 3:30pm

October 25 - School Site Council 3pm

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week - SPIRIT WEEK!

October 31 - Halloween

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