Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

This week, we Danced Through the Decades as we held our first school dance in over two years! Thank you to Mr. Ahrens, student council, and our teachers who came out to support this fun event for our students. We are looking forward to more dances in the future. We also had a wonderful experience for our students this week with our choral students singing alongside the Long Beach Camerata Singers, directed by Jordan High School’s choir director, Mr. Garcia. Thank you to Mr. Balajdia and his students for creating a beautiful learning opportunity for our students, with the Peace4Youth assembly, as we experienced music and stories reflected by composers of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our Owls continue to impress me with their hard work, inquisitive minds, and desire to be their best selves. Please take a look at some of our highlights from this week!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Classroom Highlights
  • iReady Data Reports
  • Dancing Through the Decades
  • PTA Reflections Art 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



Computer Science for Innovators and Makers Coding with Micro:bits

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Art students utilizing water colors to illustrate robots

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Hughes Choir Sings with LB Camerata Singers

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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

Dancing through the decades

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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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Do You Want to Be a Rec Aide at Hughes?

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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.

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

Upcoming dates

October 17 - Volleyball Game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 17 - Flag Football game at Hughes 3:30pm

October 19 - Volleyball Game at Rogers 3:30pm

October 19- Flag Football game at Rogers 3:30pm

October 24 - Volleyball Game at Bancroft 3:30pm

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

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

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