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PLEASE SAVE-THE-DATE: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1st FOR THE SAM HUGHES MEET YOURSELF POTLUCK from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM!

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
    jericacicci@gmail.com       mtheresatrm@gmail.com 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 www.tusd1.org or call the Transportation Department at 225-4800.

Thank you to our Fall 2014 Rummage Sale donors, volunteers and shoppers!

posted Apr 25, 2015, 12:58 AM 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 for 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 SHES night custodian Rosario 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 PTA/Greening Group Rummage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, 3/28/15!

Have a very Happy Holiday Season!

Best wishes,

The Fall 2014 Rummage Sale Crew

Earth Day 2015 celebration at Sam Hughes E.S.

posted Apr 2, 2015, 7:44 AM by Site Manager

We are going to have a great Earth Day celebration at Sam Hughes E.S. on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, organized by the Greening Group!

We'll have activities in the morning (9 AM - 1 PM) and in the afternoon (2 PM - 4 PM) that include solar power, air quality, water issues, seed borrowing and sharing with your local library, bike and walk to school challenge, getting to know our trees, building gourd birdhouses, magic show, and our great School Choir performance!

Mark your calendars!

Volunteers are welcome!

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

Best wishes,

Sam Hughes E.S. Earth Day 2015 Crew

Yearbook photos

posted Mar 25, 2015, 12:21 PM by PTA President

Please send in any photos you have from your child's school year - classroom and playground pics, field trips, concerts and other memories - as soon as you can! The last deadline for submission is April 6th. Email gillian@3storymagazine.com with your child's name and class. Thank you for helping make the yearbook special!

Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour

posted Mar 25, 2015, 12:19 PM by PTA President

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour will be on Sunday, April 12 from noon until 5pm. This self-guided walking tour of the one square mile neighborhood bounded by Campbell Ave./Country Club Rd. and Speedway Blvd./Broadway consists of private residences and gardens as well as several venues that represent the diversity of this historically-designated midtown neighborhood.
Tickets remain $20 and will be on sale day-of-the-tour in front of Rincon Market (2513 E. 6th St.) beginning at 10am. Pre-tour ticket purchase will be available (although unnecessary) at Arte de la Vida, (open M-Sat. 10-5; Su 12-4)) 37 N. Tucson Blvd. beginning April 1. For more information, call 520-323-7891 or see samhughes.org



(Calendar Event Time: 04/12/2015 12:00 pm)

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.

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