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Tamale Time!

posted Sep 15, 2016, 12:32 PM by PTA President   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 12:33 PM ]

Sam Hughes PTA has partnered with Tucson Tamale for a tasty fall fundraiser. Tucson Tamale has been voted the best in Tucson 7 years in a row! Their handcrafted tamales are made with organic non-GMO corn and non-GMO oil. Tucson Tamale is a locally owned, neighborhood business. 40% of each order will benefit Sam Hughes.  Buy them for yourselves, your friends, your family members. Sell them to your neighbors and co-workers. Who doesn't need some delicious tamales in the freezer as we approach the holiday season?

Be on the lookout for order forms in the red folder soon!

Sam Hughes Spellathon

posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:25 PM by PTA President   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 12:38 PM ]

SPELLATHON is happening NOW
This is a major fundraising campaign that brings an academic element to fundraising efforts. Our school earns money through pledges donated from family, friends and neighbors rewarding students for correctly spelling a list of words generated by their teachers.

Spellathon is the main source of money that PTA uses to give each teacher and staff member an allowance to support special projects, field trips, professional development or purchase additional supplies for classrooms and the school. The money collected also enables the PTA to support the enrichment of arts, science and technology at our school. It further serves to support literacy efforts at Sam Hughes by aiding in the purchase of birthday books for each student on his/her birthday and blank books for Literature Night.
  • Spelling lists and pledge sheets will go home next week.
  • The tests will be given the week of September 26th.
  • Graded tests will be returned in the October 6th Thursday folder. Students with 100% will receive a trophy!
  • All money is due Friday, October 21st for students eligible for prizes.
  • Prizes will go home October 27th.
  • Students will receive prizes for spelling well and for raising money. More information about prizes to come.
  • The class with the highest percentage of 100% spellers will receive an Eegee’s party!
  • The class that collects the most Spellathon Pledge Sheets will receive an Eegee’s party!
Please contact Jennine at with any questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Coffee Talks

posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:17 PM by PTA President   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 12:36 PM ]

Intended to foster Sam Hughes Community through Coffee and conversation. These are not formal PTA meetings.
8-8:45am on the south side of the playground

Friday, October 21st
Monday, November 7th
Friday, December 16th

Coffee is generously provided by Crave Coffee Bar. A locally owned business.

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