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Sam Hughes Kinder Round Up!

posted Jan 24, 2015, 6:56 AM by PTA President

Parents are welcome to visit kindergarten classrooms on Monday, Feb. 2, Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. This visit is for parents only so you can see what is happening in our classrooms.  Our Kindergarten Orientation will take place on Thursday, May 5th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and parents and incoming kinders are all invited to attend this event!  Please call the office at Hughes if you have any questions (232-7400).  

Thank you for the great help in the Fall 2014 Rummage Sale!

posted Dec 16, 2014, 3:12 PM by PTA President

Greetings!
 
We would like to acknowledge our donors and volunteers who made the Fall 2014 PTA/Greening Group Rummage Sale a great success! 
 
Thank you so very much to the Vazquez Family, Janna Nutt, Brenda Frye, Shannon Murphy, Michelle Renzetti, Kimberly Seckinger, Gillian Drummond, Kathleen and Jeff Kennedy, Becky Zahn, Kim and Jim Calle, Leslie Snyder, Caryn Fraser, Edward Rivera, Isaac Way, Joan Sandin, Erika Gallo, Jenny Graber, Ken and Theresa T.-R. McLaughlin, Jolene Gettig and all of the other anonymous donors of the Fall 2014 donations.
 
Thank you to our awesome volunteers: Abigail, Brenda and Norma Frye, Erika Gallo, Jenny Graber, Jean McKnight Guymon, Janna Nutt, Kelly Ricard, Abel Smith and Galen Dara, Theresa T.-R. McLaughlin, Pamela Tusingwire, Molly Harris and Sam Hughes E.S. night custodian Rosário Melendez and husband Frederico Melendez!
 
Special thanks to Bambi Schroepfer for ordering tables and arranging for the Tallmadge Hall rental prior to her leave. Thank you to our Front Office crew Kate Rice and Mary Davis who made sure everything was running smoothly with TUSD for this event!
 
A huge thank you to Mrs. Jordan for her continuous support and for showing up at 6 AM on that Saturday to open Tallmadge Hall for us!
 
Thank you all for coming and shopping in the Rummage Sale!

As you know, all proceeds benefit our School and fund campus greening projects including gardening for each class, outdoor art and school ground beautification.

Let us mark our calendars and get ready: our Spring 2015 Rummage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, 3/28/15!
 
Have a very Happy Holiday Season!
 
Best wishes,
 
The Rummage Sale Crew

3rd-5th Grade Garden Walkways Complete!

posted Dec 16, 2014, 3:06 PM by PTA President   [ updated Dec 16, 2014, 3:13 PM ]

We encourage you to go for a little stroll in our School’s 3rd – 5th grade garden (along 4th street) and discover some of the neat mosaics created by our 4th and 5th graders.  They are now nicely displayed in the beautiful walkways created this past Sunday, December 14th, 2014!

 

A huge thank you to Bob Kille (husband of 4thgrade teacher Ms. Barry) for offering the awesome workshop on creating garden walkways with bricks and with – in our case – beautiful mosaic pavers made by our own 4th and 5th graders! If you see Mrs. Barry, please thank her and let her know what you thought of the garden walkways!

 

Thank you to our eager volunteers: 4th grader (May) Kevin Seckinger and his mother, Kim Seckinger; Kai Shao, father of 3rd grader (Crawley) Selena Shao; 3rd grader (Crawley) Yihua and his father, Yuan Jiang Chen; Maria and David Lemon, grandparents of 4th grader (Barry) Riordan Lemon; 3rd grader (Astrene) Alex Kong and his mother, Shuqiong Kong; 4th grader (May) Salma Pedersoli and her grandmother, Janna Nutt; 4th grader (Harris) Riana Chatterjee and her mother, Lopa Chatterjee; 3rd grader (Rodarte) Mia Kelso and her mother, Christina Kelso; 2nd grader (Dunscomb) Trace Ricard and his grandfather, Lou Ricard; and 2nd grader (Cueto) Kellan Regan and his mother, Eilan Regan!

 

Thank you to George Huguenin for the donation of 443 bricks, and to Janna Nutt for facilitating the donation.  Thank you to Nate Ludwig, Vietnam Veteran and Sam Hughes neighbor, for driving his truck to transport the bricks to our School loading and unloading them with the help of volunteers: 3rd grader (Astrene) Alex Kong and his mother, Shuqiong Kong; Kai Shao, father of 3rd grader (Crawley) Selena Shao; Janna Nutt, grandmother of 4th grader (May) Salma Pedersoli; Theresa McLaughlin, mother of 4th grader (Barry) David Dean McLaughlin; 2nd grader (Korman) Sveta and  5th grader (Jaeger) Euan Tusingwire and their mother, Pamela Tusingwire.  Thank you to Ken, Theresa and 4th grader (Barry) David Dean McLaughlin for the donation of sand and mortar.

 

Thank you to our 4th and 5th graders for creating amazing mosaics with broken decorative tiles donated by Santa Theresa Tile Works, stained glass scraps donated by Tucson Stained Glass, glass beads purchased from Tucson Stained Glass and glass beads donated by Gwen Vazquez, mother of 2nd grader (Cueto) Ian and 5th grader (Jaeger) Nomar Vazquez.  Thank you to our parent volunteers who supported the 4th and 5th graders while they were discovering the ways to make the mosaics: Brenda Frye, mother of Kinder (Damento) Eleanor, 3rd grader (Crawley) Abigail and 4th grader (May) Nathan Cherkis; Theresa McLaughlin, mother of 4th grader (Barry) David Dean McLaughlin; Gwen Vazquez, mother of 2nd grader (Cueto) Ian and 5th grader (Jaeger) Nomar Vazquez.  Thank you also to the 4th and  5th grade teachers!

 

Thank you to TJ Altamirano and Jimmy Hernandez, grandaunt and granduncle of 2nd grader (Dunscomb) Sophia Castañeda for donating TnJ Yard Services time and expertise to make the 3rd - 5th garden and its surrounding areas more accessible! 

 

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have worked hard along with the classroom parent/family gardeners during our gardening time, after school hours and in the weekends to improve the 3rd - 5th garden and its surrounding areas.

 

There is still a bit to be done, but we are very proud of and grateful for what we were able to accomplish during this semester with your help!

 

Thank you for your kind support of our greening and beautifying activities in our School!

 

Best wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season!

 

The 3rd-5th Grader Garden Crew

Sam Hughes E.S. Greening Group

Tax Credit Walk

posted Nov 16, 2014, 1:33 PM by PTA President

Sebastian Boving, a Sam Hughes father of 3 and volunteer, will be walking the school neighborhood in early December to spread the word about the tax credit program and our school's reliance on tax credit monies.  Let him know that you can walk or help with his efforts in other ways by contacting him at me@sebastienboving.com.

Rummage Sale Donations can be dropped off this Friday, October 24th AFTER SCHOOL!

posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:33 AM by PTA President

6th Sam Hughes Elementary School RUMMAGE SALE is coming up on Saturday, October 25th, 2014!
Rummage Sale Donations can be dropped off this Friday, October 24th AFTER SCHOOL at Tallmadge Hall! please bring an estimated value of your items for us to give you a receipt for taxes purposes.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1) Donate your surplus items! Time to go through your closets and garage! We welcome everything and anything! Halloween costumes, household items, sports equipment, furniture, working electronics, clothing and shoes in good condition, kitchen gadgets, toys, plants!

2) Volunteer: help to set it up, to run it and to pack it up!
a) Sorting and pricing after school on Friday,10/24.
b) Setting out the tables Saturday (6 – 7 am)
c) Being at the sale (8 am – 1 pm)
d) Helping with clean up and pick up (1 – 2 pm)
e) Sharing a snack with volunteers during rummage sale.

3) Bring your friends and come to shop at the Rummage Sale!

All proceeds benefit our School and fund campus greening projects
including gardening for each class, outdoor art and school ground beautification.

Questions? Please e-mail us at shesgreeninggroup@gmail.com

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE!

Girl Scouts at Sam Hughes

posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:33 AM by PTA President

Hi,

My name is Kate Ashe. You may know me as 4th grader Annabelle’s Mom. I am one of the Girl Scout Leaders for Troop 1934. I didn’t get a lot of inquires at the Sam Hughes Meet yourself, so I thought I would drop a note on the Sam Hughes website.

At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure we’ll go on together. Maybe it’s artistic. Maybe it’s an experiment. Maybe it’s getting outside or helping the community. With us, she’ll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show her how exciting the world is, and how awesome she is, over and over again.

Troop 1934 is a Brownie / Junior level troop. Brownies are girls in 2nd and 3rd grade. Juniors are girls in 4th and 5th grade. We meet in the Sam Hughes Library on Tuesdays 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm. We currently have 5 openings in our troop. If you are interested send an email to gst1934tucson@gmail.com.

If you are thinking wow Girl Scouts; that is great, but my daughter is in kindergarten / 1st grade. Worry not. That is the Daisy level. To find a troop visit - ww.girlscoutssoaz.org; 4300 E. Broadway Blvd.; or call 520-327-2288.
And now if you are thinking Sam Hughes needs a Daisy Troop; you are right. Maybe you could be the Daisy Troop Leader? Danielle (that’s my co-leader) and I would be glad to help you get started. You may reach out to us or Niki Hoffman 520-319-3157, nhoffman@girlscoutssoaz.org for more information on becoming a volunteer. Just say Troop 1934 sent you.

Thank you for your time,
Kate Ashe and GS Troop 1934

Sam Hughes Elementary School RUMMAGE SALE is coming up on Saturday, October 25th, 2014!

posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:31 AM by PTA President

Please save the morning of Saturday, October 25th, 2014 -
from 8 AM until 1 PM - to shop at our School RUMMAGE SALE!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1) Donate your surplus items! Time to go through your closets and garage! We welcome everything and anything! Halloween costumes, household items, sports equipment, furniture, working electronics, clothing and shoes in good condition, kitchen gadgets, toys, plants!
2) Volunteer: help to set it up, to run it and to pack it up!
3) Bring your friends and come to shop at the Rummage Sale!

All proceeds benefit our School and fund campus greening projects
including gardening for each class, outdoor art and school ground beautification.

Questions? Please e-mail us at shesgreeninggroup@gmail.com

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE!

6th Sam Hughes Elementary School RUMMAGE SALE is coming up on Saturday, October 25th, 2014!

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:54 PM by PTA President

Please save the morning of Saturday, October 25th, 2014 -
from 8 AM until 1 PM - to shop at our School RUMMAGE SALE!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1) Donate your surplus items! Time to go through your closets and garage! We welcome everything and anything! Halloween costumes, household items, sports equipment, furniture, working electronics, clothing and shoes in good condition, kitchen gadgets, toys, plants!
2) Volunteer: help to set it up, to run it and to pack it up!
3) Bring your friends and come to shop at the Rummage Sale!

All proceeds benefit our School and fund campus greening projects
including gardening for each class, outdoor art and school ground beautification.

Questions? Please e-mail us at shesgreeninggroup@gmail.com

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE!


(Calendar Event Time: 10/25/2014 08:00 AM)

PRIZE WINNERS and SPONSORS at the Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck 2014!

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:53 PM by PTA President   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 8:49 PM ]

Greetings!

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself (SHMY) Potluck 2014 on Tuesday evening 9/9/2014 was a great success! We had a beautiful evening with no rain!

Cheryl Grey, mother of 1st grader Jacob Herman, and Tina Castañeda, PTA Vice-President and mother of 2nd grader Sophia Castañeda, had a great time offering to our families the opportunity to discover Sir Read-a-lot's Castle - the Scholastic Book Fair - all evening long in our School Library!

There were so many delicious potluck dishes and many students and even teachers submitted a written recipe to enter a random drawing for gift certificates from Grimaldi's Coal-Brick Oven Pizzeria and Allegro Gelato!

The recipe random drawing prize winners were:
Appetizer - New England Clam Choudah - by Jude Vander Hooven, 1st grader in Mrs. Rumney's class
Main Dish - Chicken Jambalaya - by Charlie Becker, 4th grader in Mrs. Harris' class
Side Dish - Pasta Salad - by Shannon Staples, 1st grader in Mrs. Wong's class
Dessert - Crêpes - by Calista Poupeau-Escobar, 1st grader in Mrs. Rumney's class

Many families placed a color sticker on our Cafeteria World Wall Map to show which countries they could find in their family trees! They used their children's Self-Portrait forms for this!

We also had a random drawing for the self-portraits! Our sponsors were: the grocery store Albertsons, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, and Barrio Bread, our community supported bakery, whose baker is Mrs. Jen Guerra's husband - Don Guerra. He comes every Thursday at 2:40 PM to our School to sell us fresh and delicious bread!

The self-portrait random drawing prize winners were:
Fengrui, 2nd grader in Mr. Randy Cueto's class
Stephanie, 2nd grader in Mrs. Dunscomb's class
Mary, 4th grader in Ms. Barry's class
Skyler, 4th grader in Mrs. Harris' class
Rory, 5th grader in Ms. Jaeger's class

The picnic tables were full of spectators watching our dazzling entertainment on the Courtyard stage:
5:35 PM - Stories that Soar!
5:45 PM - Sam Hughes Choir
6:00 PM - Cirque Roots - Acro-Yoga with Peter Gariepy, Kindergarten teacher Jane Gariepy's husband!
6:10 PM - Seven Veils Bellydance - with Sandra Tiss, 4th grader Rohan Tiss's mother!
6:20 PM - Random Drawing of Prizes for Recipes!

Families voted for the new parent Site Council representative, Raquel Givens, at the Site Council table and visited the different tables along the Courtyard hallway to learn about our School and family activities and services! New comers to the Potluck showcase were the Living Street Alliance with the Safe Routes To School program, represented by Sarah Prasek and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association (SHNA), represented by Bill Craig! We were thrilled with their presence!

Our volunteers were amazing and everything went very smoothly thanks to them! Thank you also to our wonderful staff and teachers for all the great support of this event!

Please let us know your suggestions for next year's SHMY Potluck at mtheresatrm@gmail.com. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you all for participating in this fun community building event!

Best wishes,

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself (SHMY) Potluck 2014 Crew

Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck 2014 TOMORROW: Fresh Drinks, Delicious Food, Awesome PRIZES for RECIPES and Dazzling Entertainment!

posted Sep 8, 2014, 11:41 AM by PTA President

Greetings!

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself (SHMY) Potluck 2014 is tomorrow, Tuesday 9/9/2014 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM! The weather forecast is predicting a beautiful evening with no rain for tomorrow!

Bring your potluck dish and a written recipe to enter a random drawing for gift certificates from Grimaldi's Coal-Brick Oven Pizzeria, Allegro Gelato and more!

Place your family and all the countries and states your family comes from on our Cafeteria World Wall Map! We'll use your children's Self-Portrait forms and color stickers for this!

Discover Sir Read-a-lot's Castle - the Scholastic Book Fair - in our School Library all evening long!

Eat on the picnic tables in the Courtyard while you watch our dazzling entertainment on the Courtyard stage:
5:35 PM - Stories that Soar!
5:45 PM - Sam Hughes Choir
6:00 PM - Cirque Roots - Acro-Yoga with Peter Gariepy, Kindergarten teacher Jane Gariepy's husband!
6:10 PM - Seven Veils Bellydance - with Sandra Tiss, 4th grader Rohan Tiss's mother!
6:20 PM - Random Drawing of Prizes for Recipes!
6:30 PM - End

Visit the different tables along the hallway to learn about our School and family activities and services! The PTA, Site Council, Community School after school classes, Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association (SHNA) and many other groups offering services and activities to our School will be there eager to explain to you what they are all about!

It will be great fun!

Hope to see you all there!

Best wishes,

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself (SHMY) Potluck 2014 Crew

For more information, please contact Theresa T. -R. McLaughlin at:
(510)928-2821 (text okay) or mtheresatrm@gmail.com

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