Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

Our students were iReady! This week, our Owls took their first iReady diagnostic of the year and the data from this assessment will help our teachers and school support student learning. If your child was unable to complete the assessments this week, that is OK. They will have another opportunity when we take our second diagnostic later this year.

Next Thursday is our Back to School Night and I would like to invite all our Owl parents/guardians to attend this important night. Back to School Night is from 5:30-7pm and is an opportunity for you to meet your child's teachers and see our newly renovated campus! At 8:10am and 5pm, there will be our Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting in the auditorium for those interested in attending. More information about Back to School Night is below in our newsletter.

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • Back to School Night Information
  • Hughes Wellness Center Amazon Wishlist
  • News from Our Cafeteria
  • Long Beach Youth Festival
  • Press-Telegram Scary Story Contest
  • Our Guidelines for Success
  • Link to Join PTA
  • Hughes Goes Green!

Thank you for your continued partnership with our school in supporting your child. I hope you 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

Back to School Night

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Students will be given a paper schedule on Wednesday to take home for you to use to use at our Back to School Night on Thursday.
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School Site Council Nominations!

Parents, are you interested in serving as a parent representative on our School Site Council? This group meets monthly (typically) at 3pm to support the achievement of our students by determining funding allocations for school use. We have THREE parent representative vacancies that we are looking to fill. If you are interested in nominating yourself, please complete this nomination form. We will hold elections for School Site Council at Back to School Night.

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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Our Wellness Center is looking for donors to purchase items for our center. If you know someone who may be interested in helping, please share the following Amazon Wishlist and/or QR code with them.

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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  • The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.
  • For story submissions, please fill out this online form, No mail or in-person submissions will be accepted.
  • All artwork entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format and be no larger than 5 megabytes in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • The artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity, theme, and quality.

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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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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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 29 - Minimum Day - 1:10pm Dismissal

September 29 - Hughes Back to School Night 5:30 - 7:30pm

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