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.

Science Fair 2016

posted Jan 20, 2016, 10:16 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jan 20, 2016, 10:17 AM ]

Our wonderful school has a long tradition of hosting a K - 5 Science Fair with high participation and innovative experiments. Judges regularly comment on the high level of quality, making it difficult to choose projects for SARSEF, the regional fair. Last year, students submitted over 125 projects. 14 moved forward to SARSEF and 9 of these won awards, including two 1st-place winners. We plan to keep up the good work in 2016!

School Participation Requirements:

  • K - 3rd Graders: Classroom-wide projects led and managed by teachers. Individual projects are optional and encouraged.
  • 4th Graders: Individual projects OR group projects with a maximum of three students per group.
  • 5th Graders: Individual projects required.

You can stop by the office to pick up a guide to coming up with your own science fair projects. If you already know what you need, you can download the registration form attached to this post.

If you have further questions, please contact Hope Reed, our science fair coordinator, at 622-1301 or

Kinder Round-Up Is Here!

posted Jan 15, 2016, 9:01 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jan 15, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

It's almost time to register your child for kindergarten!

Parents and guardians, you can visit classrooms during the school day, from 9:00-10:00 A.M., on Thursday, Feb. 4th; Friday, Feb. 5th; or Monday, Feb. 8th. Please call the Hughes office at 232-7400 to schedule a classroom visit. These visits are for parents and guardians only.

Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 10th, we have our Kinder Round-Up from 5:00-6:00 P.M. Both adults and our incoming kindergarten students are welcome to attend this event.

TUSD wants (y)our input!

posted Jan 5, 2016, 7:10 AM by Site Manager

Tucson Unified School District wants to hear your voice! TUSD is beginning a facility master plan to identify facility improvements and funding sources needed to support their long-term strategic plan.

Parents and Students: We Want to Hear from You

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There will be NO PTA meeting on December 8th.

posted Dec 7, 2015, 7:50 AM by Site Manager

HOLIDAY BAZAAR at Sam Hughes on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 10 AM until 4 PM!

posted Nov 19, 2015, 10:39 AM by PTA President   [ updated Nov 19, 2015, 10:03 PM ]

Calling for Donations for the Holiday Gift Rummage Sale and participation in the Arts and Crafts Fair:

WHEN: Saturday December 5th, 2015 from 10 AM until 4 PM.

700 N. Wilson Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719

WHAT: ART & CRAFTS Fair, Holiday Gift Rummage Sale, Book Signing with author Janet Taylor, Baked Goods with Rosie Duarte, Holiday Catering, foods (authentic and delicious Paella by Maria Lemon and best Chinese Dumplings with Panda Club Shoumei Fu and Hong Sheng, among others!), drinks and great entertainment: Sam Hughes E.S. Choir and more!

HOW can YOU help?
Calling for donations of items in very good condition that could be re-gifted during this holiday season: toys, clothing, accessories and household items gently used and in very good condition for us to sell at the Holiday Bazaar encouraging families to reuse, reduce and recycle during this holiday season! Donations of services to be offered for purchase as a holiday gift are also welcome! Please bring your donations to our school from 2:45 PM until 6 PM on Friday, December 4th.

2 - ARTS & CRAFTS PARTICIPATION: We are looking for participants: artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more apply to get a spot in the Fair, pay $15 for a 10'x5' space and take all the profits home! For the application form please go to the sam Hughes Elementary School website:

3 - Bring your friends and shop at our Saturday, December 5th HOLIDAY BAZAAR for your holiday gifts and catering!



(Calendar Event Time: Sat Dec 05 2015 09:00:00 GMT-0800 (PST))

Photo Retakes

posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:54 PM by Site Manager   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 7:57 AM ]

Photo retakes will be on Friday, November 13th. Please mark your calendars and prepare your best smiles!

School Council Wellness Spirit Week

posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:52 PM by Site Manager

Hello, Sam Hughes families!

This week is Wellness Week, and we're participating in school spirit activities to celebrate it.

  • Monday: "Crazy About Being Healthy" – Crazy Hair Day!
  • Tuesday: "Vote for a Healthy Future" – wear red, white, and blue today!
  • Wednesday: "Be a Hero: Be Healthy" – wear superhero clothes!
  • Thursday: "Join Team Healthy" – wear sports team gear/clothes today!
  • Friday: "I 'Mustache' You to Be Healthy" – wear a mustache!

News from TUSD's Department of Teaching & Learning

posted Sep 16, 2015, 9:13 AM by Site Manager

On Saturday morning, August 8, 2015, in Tucson, a groundbreaking collaboration took place—the African American Parent Conference. Parents, educators, local law enforcement, community members and national speakers came together with one goal in mind: student achievement.

To learn more, visit the African American Parent Conference web page or continue reading the TUSD write-up of the event.


posted Aug 27, 2015, 11:51 AM by PTA President   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 12:55 PM by Site Manager ]

Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM!

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck is right around the corner!

This annual potluck is the event where our community can learn about what is going on in the school! Are you curious about extracurricular activities at Sam Hughes E.S., PTA events, Site Council candidates, after-school enrichment classes in the Community School, and/or news about our Sam Hughes neighborhood?

We’ll have representatives of all kinds of school groups there to explain to you how your child and you can participate! It is a great opportunity to learn more about our families and enjoy some tasty food and drinks! And you can also enjoy the Scholastic Book Fair in the library!

Please read below how you can help:

  1. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share (starter/appetizer, main dish/entrée, side dish and/or dessert) We encourage you to bring a healthy dish that might have a cultural tie to your family or is a family favorite! Please bring its list of ingredients and recipe, so people can avoid allergic reactions!
  2. Sam Hughes is going green! Bring Your Own Cups, Plates and Utensils for eating…as well as serving utensils with your name on them.
  3. Donate (organic) pre-cut fresh fruits and veggies to our fresh juice stand!
  4. Mapping out where we come from: Please help your young one(s) learn about your family tree and its geographical origins and their location on a world map. There will be color stickers for every family to help trace our Sam Hughes community origins on the cafeteria world map!
  5. Running an extracurricular activity at Sam Hughes E.S., PTA event, teaching an after school enrichment class in the Community Schools classes? We want to hear from you to provide you with a table to display your activity information!
  6. Entertainment – We will dazzle you with our School talent! More details soon!
  7. Volunteers – Do you want to help out? There are volunteer sign-up sheets in the classrooms!
  8. Questions? Please contact the Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck 2015 Co-Chairs:
    Jerica Cicci       Theresa T-R McLaughlin
    Mother of 3rd grader Ella Garside       Mother of 5th Grader David Dean T-R McLaughlin or (510) 928-2821

Bus transportation for students new to Hughes for next year

posted Apr 27, 2015, 2:35 PM by PTA President

News from TUSD Transportation Department: School starts August 6th and planning is well underway. In order for your child to be guaranteed transportation on the first day of school, your child must be eligible to receive transportation and you must have your child registered at their school of attendance prior to May 15th, 2015. You will receive your bus stop information two weeks prior to the start of school via U.S. Mail. Parents who have parental access accounts can also get routing information on the Transportation page of TUSDStats. Parents may be responsible for transporting students who are enrolled after May 15th. Change in residential address, alternative address, or school of attendance after May 15th will also result in delayed transportation routing. For any questions or additional information, please visit the TUSD website at or call the Transportation Department at 225-4800.

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