Sam Hughes Announcements

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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.

The Sam Hughes Yearbook Needs YOU!

posted Feb 16, 2016, 8:36 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 8:42 AM ]

We need photos for the yearbook and a volunteer to help with ad sales!

image of yearbook

We need your help to fill the 2015 – 2016 yearbook with cute photos from the school year. How many of the following can you find and submit? (Please send what you have NOW and then send more later — tell us who/what/where — e-mail to

____ Pics from your child’s classroom, field trips, and fun with friends

____ Pics from OMAPalooza, Chuckwagon, the talent show, Stories that Soar!, and other favorite school events

____ Pics from Community School, Scouts, Happy Hours, and other before- or after-school activities

____ Pics from cross-country, track & field, basketball, the playground, and other fitness fun

____ Pics from Student Council, chess, the spelling bee, the science fair, Astronomy Club, GATE, choir, band, orchestra, and other extras

____ Pics from the Greening Group, the Citrus Harvest, the student gardens, and other outdoor activities

____ Pics from bowling, Skate Country, Gaslight Theater night, and other fun outings organized by the PTA

____ Pics of our Principal, Teachers, Library, Cafeteria, Office, Nurse, and other VIPs on campus (bonus points if you find good pics of Ms. Jordan from prior school years)

____ Pics of the food drive soup can and other one-of-a-kind moments in the 2015 – 2016 school year

____ A person, event or fun fact that you hope to see mentioned in the book

Of course we can’t include everything that makes Sam Hughes wonderful, but we’ll try to cover a wide variety.

Please contact Lisa Coney at if you can help solicit businesses to advertise in our yearbook.

Thanks for your help!

— Yearbook committee – Lisa Coney, Leif Abrell and Kathy McMahon

Track & Field Day

posted Feb 15, 2016, 10:48 AM by Site Manager

This week we will have our annual Track & Field Days! Grades 3 – 5 will be participating on Thursday, February 18th, and grades K – 2 will be participating on Friday, February 19th. Both events should run from 8:45 – 12:00.

Please make sure your student has water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothes and shoes!

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.

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