Sam Hughes Elementary

School Newsletter

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  • After-School Classes Registration
  • Spring Break
  • APEX Fun Run is Coming!
  • Az Merit Testing Begins Soon
  • Place an ad in the yearbook!
  • Let's RESPECT our Campus!
Tax Credit Donations Needed: 
Did you know that only 1 in 5 Sam Hughes families currently participates in the Public School Tax Credit program?
Here at Sam Hughes, Tax Credit Allocations are used to fund our enrichment programs- OMA, Chess, PE, Ecology. Field Trips, and Reading Tutors.
These programs would not be possible without Tax Credit Allocations.
Participating in the Public School Tax Credit program is easy and free, and virtually all residents who file taxes in the state of Arizona are eligible! 
By claiming the Public School Tax Credit, you choose to direct a portion of the Arizona taxes you already owe or have paid straight to Sam Hughes to support essential school programs.  
Have questions? Watch the short informational video at this link and then don't wait!  Participate today! 

As always, please contact me with any questions!
Thank you,
Kathryn Bolasky, Principal
  • March 12 - After-School Classes Registration Due
  • March 13 - Grading Day, No School
  • March 16 - 20, Spring Break, No School
  • AzMerit Testing Soon
  • Apex Fun Run, end of April
Did you know that only 1 in 5 of our school families participated in the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program last year?

Did you know that we rely on those tax credit contributions to fund our students enrichment, such as; OMA, P.E., Chess, Tutors, Field Trips and more!

Did you know that we need to raise $96,000 a year but for the past couple of years we have very fallen short of our goal?

We are barely over $50,000 this year.  We NEED you!  Please don't make us look at cutting essential enrichment programs.  If you file taxes please take a minute to direct your taxes to our school!

Did you know that you can help us meet our goal?  Check out our guide video, Meet Maya.  She'll help you feel comfortable with the process.  We also have a detailed guide to claiming your contributions.  Check out our quick FAQ's as well for more information.

Are you ready to contribute? Follow these simple online steps.  You can also pay by check in the office.
1)  The TUSD ARTSMOBILE will be at Hughes this week!  K-1 will get to peruse this mobile Art Museum which will be showcasing immigration in the US.  2nd-5th grades will get a special presentation from our arts specialist from TUSD Fine Arts along with the tour! Ask your child about it!
2) CHOIR is learning new songs! Find them here:
3) 3rd, 4th and 5th grade:  Please KEEP encouraging your child to practice - AIM for every day and it becomes part of your routine - even just 10 minutes a day.  You are more likely to get 3-5 days of practice in if you aim for everyday.  Life comes up, of course!  But if it's part of your routine it gets made up :) 
LOGGING practice and getting parent signatures gets KUDOS for your KIDDO!
PLEASE also remember to BRING your instruments on your assigned day.
WOULD YOUR child benefit from extra MS. GASCHO HELP on his/her instrument or do they need an extra challenge? Come in between 8-8:30 any Wed, Thurs and Fri morning in the cafeteria or Tallmadge Hall  :)  It's FREE!! 
CLICK on the link below and check out this great video on why it's important to learn a musical instrument!
Musically and Artfully yours,
Ms. Gascho
Updates from your Student Council:
  • We had a goal of $500 for Jeans for Troops (provides housing, employment and benefits aid to vets)—the school raised $720.
  • We donated 520 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank over the holidays.
  • We are working to help raise one million diapers for babies of low-income homes.  We already have over 500!  (Ends Feb. 28th).
  • We donated five large boxes of items to PACC for animals at the holiday.
Find value packs and web exclusives by shopping online.

Did you lose your access code? Use code SH2019 and then search for your child's art.

Did you know? You can upload NEW art!, art by siblings or even more pieces of art you would like to have made into products!

You can order art or upload new art until 6/30/2020.  All purchases support our school as long as you go through our school access code SH2019.
Remember to send any photos you may have thus far to: or drop them into our PTA box.

Ad space available! Help lower the cost our of yearbooks by buying ad space!  Please email  for more information! Thank you!
Community School Needs Your Help!

Have you already given to Sam Hughes Elementary via the public school tax credit? Do you know there is another tax credit that can also benefit Sam Hughes and that you can potentially claim both at the same time? Sam Hughes Community School, the program of after-school classes, qualifies for the Arizona charitable tax credit. Individuals can direct up to $400 to Community School and couples can direct up to $800. You have the power to triple your impact at Sam Hughes! For individual tax situations, consult an expert.

The tax credit contributions from last fall funded the following:

* reducing tuition by $20 across the board
* background checks for instructors
* robots for the robotics class
* skirts and sashes for the folklórico class
* supplies for art, music, yoga, Legos and cooking
* various other program needs

We are looking to continue to provide this kind of support to the program this year. We are also still very much pursuing the creation of a scholarship fund. We would like to fund training of a second robotics teacher with the aim of expanding the robotics program. We also have many supply needs. Are you able to help? You can make a charitable tax credit contribution for the 2019 tax year up until tax day, April 15, 2020. Sam Hughes Community School is a fiscal-sponsored project of the Educational Enrichment Foundation. Here is the link:  Please help us keep this program going!!

Any funds left over after Community School needs are met will be donated to the Sam Hughes PTA. For questions, please contact parent Josie Wilson at or the Educational Enrichment Foundation at
Don't forget to download the app so you can start scanning so we can keep earning!

You have raised nearly $500 for our school!! Keep on scanning! Each one adds up quick!


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