Sam Hughes Announcements

All school-wide announcements for Sam Hughes Elementary School are below.  Check back here or the home page to see announcements from sports teams and groups at Sam Hughes.  Want to make an announcement for the whole school to see?  Just visit our automated form.

Please mark your calendars with the following important dates:

posted Mar 7, 2017, 11:36 AM by Site Manager

  • March 11: Chuckwagon 2-6pm
  • March 17: Grading Day, No School
  • March 20-24: Spring Break, No School
  • March 28: Spring Pictures
  • April 3: 3rd Grade AzMERIT Writing Test
  • April 4: 3rd Grade AzMERIT Part 1 ELA and Math Test
  • April 6: 3rd Grade AzMERIT Part 2 ELA and Math Test
  • April 7: 4th and 5th Grade AzMERIT Writing Test
  • April 11: 4th and 5th Grade Part 1 ELA and Math Test
  • April 13: 4th and 5th Grade Part 2 ELA and Math Test
  • April 20: APEX Fun Run sponsored by PTA (Parent Volunteers Needed!)

Thank you in advance for your support of these events!

Join TUSD at an upcoming public forum on the draft 2017-2018 Code of Conduct

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:18 AM by Site Manager

Tucson Unified School District invites parents, students, teachers and members of the community to attend forums to discuss its proposed new Code of Conduct.

Six sessions will be held at high schools around the district. The goal of the forums is to explain proposed changes and get feedback from stakeholders.

You can also provide your feedback through our online form.

[Continue reading this article at the TUSD website.]

Please join us at one of the following forums to learn more and share your perspective.

Forum Dates:

  • Monday, February 20 - 6:00 p.m. at Sahuaro High School, Auditorium, 545 N Camino Seco
  • Thursday, March 2 - 6:00 p.m. at Cholla High School Auditorium, 2001 W Starr Pass Blvd.
  • Saturday, March 11 - 9:00 a.m. at Catalina High School Auditorium, 3645 E Pima St.
  • Wednesday, March 15 - 6:00 p.m. at Rincon High School Cafeteria, 421 N Arcadia Ave.
  • Thursday, March 16 - 6:00 p.m. at Pueblo Magnet High School Auditorium, 3500 S 12th Ave.
  • Thursday, March 30 - 6:00 p.m. at Palo Verde Magnet High School Cafeteria, 1302 S Avenida Vega

The Cholla High session will be streamed live for those who cannot attend a forum.

Spanish translation services will be provided. If you have questions about the forums, please call 225-6422.

The text of this post has been taken from an announcement on the Tucson Unified School District website.

Sam Hughes Student Directory

posted Sep 8, 2016, 12:27 PM by PTA President

To help facilitate communication and provide contact information for classmates and parents, we are creating a student directory! Use this link to submit the contact information you would like listed:
*Please fill out a form for each child.
This directory will be solely for the use of Sam Hughes Elementary staff, students, and parents/guardians. The information in this directory is for personal use only and should not be used for any other purpose.

Supply List & Dress Code for 2016-2017

posted Jul 27, 2016, 12:36 PM by Site Manager

Our optional supply list for 2016-17 is ready and can be found attached to this post! If you would like to bring any of the supplies on the list for your student's classroom, you may. Everything your student needs for day-to-day learning will be provided for them. We do recommend you purchase a backpack for your student and label it with your student's name on the inside!

We have also had several questions about Sam Hughes's dress code. We comply with TUSD's Student Dress policy, but are not a uniform school--students can wear whatever colors and styles you and they agree on, as long as the clothing meets the district's standards of appropriate school wear.

If purchasing clothing and backpacks is a financial hardship for you, you can call the TUSD Clothing Bank at (520) 232-7058 to make an appointment. TUSD's family centers are here to help you.

Kindergarten Open House August 3rd

posted Jun 1, 2016, 11:45 AM by Site Manager

On August 3rd, from 9 to 10 AM, our incoming kindergartners and their families are welcome to come and attend an open house. Come meet your teacher and your classmates!


posted Apr 20, 2016, 8:39 AM by PTA President

We are going to have a great Earth Day celebration at Sam Hughes E.S. this Friday, April 22nd, 2016, organized by the Greening Group!

We'll have activities in the morning (9 AM - 1 PM) and in the afternoon (2:45 PM - 4:45 PM) that include solar power, air quality, water issues, seed borrowing and sharing with your local library, building gourd birdhouses, face painting, and our great School Choir performance!

The class visiting schedule during the school day will be:
9 AM - 9:30 AM - Wong (3rd Grade) / Rodarte (3rd Grade)
9:30 AM - 10 AM - Astrene (3rd Grade) / Randy Cueto (2nd Grade)
10 AM - 10:30 AM - May (4th Grade) / Ford (4th Grade)
10:30 AM - 11 AM - Harris (4th Grade) / Korman (2nd Grade)
11 AM - 11:30 AM - Gariepy (Kinder) / Kingsley (5th Grade)
11:30 AM - 12 PM - Barry (5th Grade) / Grogan (5th Grade)
12 PM - 12:30 PM - Damento (Kinder)
12:30 PM - 1 PM - Dunscomb (1st Grade) / Rumney (1st Grade)

Volunteers are welcome!

For more information: please contact Theresa McLaughlin at (510)928-2821 or at

Best wishes,

Sam Hughes E.S. Earth Day 2016 Crew

(Calendar Event Time: 04/22/2016 14:45 PM)

Last Call: Gaslight Theatre Fundraiser 3/17

posted Feb 29, 2016, 12:38 PM by PTA President

The Gaslight Theatre Fundraiser -This is the LAST day to get your hands on tickets!!! Cisco Kid - Thursday, March 17th at 7pm Adults $20, Children $15 For tickets contact Briana Valerdi or 619-508-0517

(Calendar Event Time: Thu Mar 17 2016 19:00:00 GMT-0700 (PDT))

Bowling Bash 2016!

posted Feb 29, 2016, 12:37 PM by PTA President

Sam Hughes PTA Presents



Friday, January 15th 2016

Starting at 5:30pm

@ Lucky Strike Lanes

4015 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ

Tickets: $12.00 per Bowler

Or $65 per Lane (up to six bowlers)

(tickets NOT required for non-bowlers)

**Sam Hughes keeps 40% of all ticket sales**

Includes: 2 hours of Bowling, shoe rental, ball,

bumper lanes, and prizes!

*Have fun while supporting Sam Hughes Elementary!

*Bowling Bash is great for kids of ALL ages!

*Extra Light-weight Balls and bumpers available for younger bowlers!

Print/Fill out the attached order form and place in the Metal PTA Box Along with Payment. Thank you for your support. All payments due before 1/14/16.

(Calendar Event Time: Fri Jan 15 2016 16:30:00 GMT-0800 (PST))

Save the Date: Cyclovia Tucson at Sam Hughes Sunday, April 10th!

posted Feb 24, 2016, 12:23 PM by Site Manager

The new route will pass by our school!
Take a look at
the route map!
Our school will be one of the activity hubs!
Would you like to help plan activities for our school?
We have come up with a few ideas
and welcome yours!
For more information please contact:
Theresa McLaughlin at

VOLUNTEERS are very, very welcome:

  • The Greening Group will be organizing tours of our students’ gardens led by student guides and tours of our school phenology trail led by our student phenologists, among other fun activities. Volunteers are super welcome!
  • Other organizations will be bringing great activities to our school, like the awesome biennial Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association (SHNA) Garden Tour. Please visit their website for more information.
  • Himmel Park will also be an activity hub and will host the Tucson Earth Day.
  • The Cyclovia Tucson 2016 organizers would love to hear from you and are looking for volunteers for the whole event.

Saddle Up Partners, it's Chuckwagon Time!

posted Feb 16, 2016, 8:39 AM by Site Manager

The 78th Annual Chuckwagon and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday March 12, 2016 from 2 – 6 P.M.

The Chuckwagon/Silent Auction is our biggest PTA fundraiser of the year. This unique fundraising event features a fun-filled afternoon of games, food and a silent auction. With the money raised from this event PTA is able to support great programs and provide funding for OMA, Chess, P.E., Raz-Kids, teacher stipends and field trips.

By coming together and making this a successful event we have greater opportunities to also support other educational needs such as tutors, technology or other events throughout the year.

Your support is important and greatly appreciated. Volunteers are always needed to make this event possible. Contact if you would like to be on the planning committee.

The Silent Auction Needs Your Help!

We need items to auction off at the event.

Do you or a family member work for a business that manufactures something or provides a service? Do you regularly visit a local restaurant or salon that would be willing to donate a gift certificate? Do you make fun crafts? No amount is too small! Please help us collect:

  • Gift Certificates (salon, spa, retail store, amusement park, restaurant)
  • Services (lawn maintenance, painting, babysitting, financial planning)
  • Lessons (piano, golf or tennis, Pilates, karate)
  • Travel Opportunities (time shares, local hotels or vacation homes)
  • Summer Camps (one week at a local camp)
  • Memberships (local fitness clubs, tennis clubs)
  • Handmade/Homemade Items (artwork, jewelry, pottery, baked goods)
  • Unique auction experiences: e.g. science fair project help, career ride-alongs or shadowing for a day.

Please contact Tina Castaneda at 520-419-0485 or Attached is the Silent Auction donation letter and form. All donations are tax-deductible.

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