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Chuckwagon and Silent Auction 2014 Recap!

posted Mar 3, 2014, 9:42 PM by PTA President


The Chuckwagon and Silent Auction were a HUGE success!  It was so very wonderful to see everyone of You and Your Families out there in support of our Huskies.  It was great to see that no one let the rain stop them from enjoying the festivities.

The PTA could not have made Saturday's event possible without "YOU", the Volunteers, who graciously came together to help out in many different ways.....From setting up the Games in the courtyard the night before, to setting up tables on the day of, assembling the pop-up tents so that our concession Vendors/Cooks could stay dry, kitchen support, ticket Sellers, Game Operators, BBQ Masters and Concession Sellers, Silent Auction setup crew who put out and labeled each individual prize, the Donors and Bidders/Winners, the Silent Auction Prize Announcers who used their cell phones to personally call each of the winners, the Cake Walk Bakers who donated their "yummy" treats, Mrs.Gascho and Ms.Huestis who coordinated beautiful performances, and the "Clean Up Crew" who helped restore our courtyard back to its "pre-Chuckwagon" state. 

Whew!!!...One can plainly see there is A LOT of work that went into making this happen! The Sam Hughes PTA extends a big Thank You to all of you.

Teachers/Staff: Thank you for being out there in support of our kids.  We saw many of you getting "pied in the face", running games, painting faces, and/or prepping & cooking food.  The kids definitely had a lot of fun seeing you out there.  Also, Thank You for coordinating and donating those beautiful Class Baskets and "Priceless Prizes"! They are always popular items at the Silent Auction.

Finally.....A Super HUGE "Thanks" to our Chuckwagon Chair, Karen Yrigoyen and Silent Auction Chair Shannon Murphy!  Thank You so, so, so, so, much for personally coordinating these two events. Special Recognition is also in order for each of your "right-hands" who provided their unwavering support: Tina Castaneda, Stephanie Christenson, Robert Yrigoyen, De Muzall and her son-in-law Mike! Thank you also to Aracelli Perez who's family donated the Chuckwagon's newest addition, the Husky Photo Booth! It was a very popular stop at this year's Chuckwagon and will surely be so again for years to come!

Thanks again to EVERYONE who had a hand in making this year's Chuckwagon and Silent Auction a great success!  We couldn't have done it without YOU.

Sam Hughes PTA

Food Drive a Success!

posted Nov 28, 2013, 7:17 AM by PTA President

We would like to thank you (so very much) for helping to make our Holiday Food Drive a HUGE success.

Your generosity helped us collect over 855 lbs worth of food!

Our School's donation was received by the Tucson Food Bank at a "special" Crew Time earlier in the week and everyone in attendance learned just how truly valuable this donation was for our community.

Thank you for your continued support.

We hope your family enjoys a happy and safe Thanksgiving break.

Fun at the Bowling Bash

posted Nov 4, 2013, 7:00 PM by PTA President   [ updated Nov 4, 2013, 7:06 PM ]

Many thanks to ALL the family and friends who joined us for Sam Hughes first Bowling Bash of the school year at Lucky Strike Lanes.  We had bowlers of all skill levels on the lanes and it was especially great to see those who had NEVER picked up a bowling ball enjoy themselves in our Crew! An awesome time was had by all in attendance.  The PTA appreciates everyone's support! Go Huskies!

Congratulations to Ms.Barry's class for winning the Fall semester's Bowling Bash Championship! This award was presented for having the highest participation attendance. 

Movie Night Recap!

posted Sep 30, 2013, 7:07 PM by PTA President

We wish to thank all the families and friends who joined us for last Friday's showing of Wreck It Ralph.  Everyone had a great time with pizza and popcorn.  Also, many thanks to the folks at Papa John's who came through for us in a desperate time of need.

We appreciate your presence at this free community building event and hope you continue to support the Sam Hughes PTA!

Go Huskies!

-Sam Hughes PTA

Sam Hughes Meet Yourself 2013

posted Sep 10, 2013, 9:19 PM by Kathie Z

The Sam Hughes Meet Yourself Potluck was a great success thanks to all the families who brought in tasty potluck dishes and desserts, all the Event/Group Coordinators who setup information tables, as well as ALL the volunteers, host/hostesses, setup & cleanup crew!  All of you guys were amazing and we really appreciated your readiness and willingness to lend a hand.  It is truly a great pleasure to be in the company of so many awesome families.  We also appreciate those of who stopped by our Scholastic Book Fair during the evening.  Your purchases help fund all Literacy activities for our entire Crew.  Once again, we thank you for coming out and enjoying a delicious Potluck Dinner with family and friends!

- Sam Hughes PTA.

Thank You Sam Hughes!

posted May 23, 2013, 1:10 PM by Kathie Z

Dear Sam Hughes Community,                                                                                    


We are all so fortunate to be part of a community that comes together for our school and our children!  With your help, the PTA was able to accomplish so much this year.  We had a lot of fun raising money with the Spell-a-Thon, Chuckwagon, Silent Auction, Bookfairs, and Safeway receipt collections.  These fundraisers helped us to have some fun community events and helped the PTA fund wonderful educational experiences for our children.  Our families came together for the Pancake Breakfast, Meet Yourself Potluck, Gaslight Theater, Talent Show, Literature Night, Skate Country Nights, and AZ Pizza Co Nights. These events really helped us grow relationships with the businesses in our school community.


The PTA was also able to help enrich our children’s lives scholastically and artistically. Our children will never forget seeing their stories come to life in the Stories that Soar performance.  Our children were able to have OMA with Ms. Gascho and the visiting artists. Band, orchestra, recorders, dance, and opera are just a few of the arts that our children experience at Sam Hughes through OMA!  Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Sam Hughes OMA program!


We would also like to thank the Toast to Teachers Committee that raised enough money to fund document cameras and other learning tools for your child’s classroom!  This technology upgrade greatly improves classroom instruction and makes learning fun.


We would like to give a special thank you to Terry Hartman (Treasurer) and De Muzall (Secretary) Karen Yiroken and Aracelli Perez (Co-Vice Presidents) for volunteering their time on the PTA Board this past year.


Finally, we would like to thank all the Parents, Volunteers, and Donors for their hard work and dedication to our school.  We have enjoyed serving on the Board as PTA Co-Presidents and look forward to continuing our commitment in the 2013-14 school year.  As we prepare for the next school year, we would like for you to consider volunteering your time at some of the great Sam Hughes Events we have planned.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of our many activities, check out beginning July 1st during the summer break.  Click on the “Find a Sign-up” button at the top of the page, and enter the PTA email address: when prompted.  You do not need a Signup Genius account to volunteer, so go ahead and signup for as many events as you’d like!


Thanks again for your support!  We wish all of you a great summer!


Kathie Zelaya and Shannon Murphy

2012/2013 PTA Co-Presidents

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