Sam Hughes Elementary

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November - Student Artwork Fundraiser
November 4 - Spirit Week
November 8 - Stories that Soar! Performance, 9 am
Artwork Fundraiser Paper Orders Due
November 11 - No School, Veterans Day
November 19 - PTA Meeting, 6 am
November 20 - Artwork Fundraiser Online Orders Due
  • Yearbook Cover Contest
  • Spirit Week!
  • Stories that Soar!
  • Student Artwork Fundraiser
  • Practice for OMA!
Stories that Soar! Performance
Mark your calendar, the cast of Stories that Soar! will be at Sam Hughes on Friday, November 8. The performance will be in our courtyard at 9 am. Family and friends are welcome to enjoy the performance- be sure to bring chairs or blankets to sit on!
The cast of actors will be performing stories written by the students of Sam Hughes! It is so exciting to watch the students discover that their story is being brought to life!
You definitely want to attend this event!

Student Artwork Fundraiser

Our Huskies worked hard to make masterpieces.  We hope you will considering purchasing an item with their artwork on it.  This fundraiser directly supports the cost of Stories that Soar!  Our students love this program!  It encourages writing and creativity.  Help us keep this program at Sam Hughes! Paper orders are due November 8th.  Online orders are due November 20th.

Parking Reminder 

Please be aware of the parking restrictions on the streets surrounding our school. There are areas where permits are required. Also, we have heard from our neighbors that driveways and garages are being blocked during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.
Please be sure to follow all parking restrictions and keep driveways, allies, and garages clear.
Thank you for being CREW!


Wow! Way to go Huskies!
Mrs. Dunscomb's class had the highest number of 100% tests!
Mrs. Korman's class had the highest % of pledge sheets turned in.
Jasper Ollman earned enough pledges to be Principal of the Day!

Thank you for a wonderful Spellathon!

Thank you,

Kathryn Bolasky
Sam Hughes Elementary
1) We continue to have fun in our OMA CLASSES.  We are about to start learning all our fun songs for OMAPalooza!  Look for links to music to practice at home and lyric sheets 🙂 in upcoming newsletters.
2) CHOIR is also starting new songs for the holiday season!
4) RECORDER kiddos!  We have been testing for yellow and orange belts!  After this point the music gets a little more challenging!  Please Encourage your child to practice - just 10 minutes (3-5 times a week) is a really great start.  Anything more than that is excellent! 🙂  LOG YOUR PRACTICE and get KUDOS!
3) BAND and ORCHESTRA We are working on our 3rd and 4th levels - to earn our stickers as well! 🙂 Practice practice practice please! 
    a) PLEASE remember to bring your instruments on your assigned day (T/TH for 4th grade and W/F for 5th)  I do not have extra instruments - especially in band!!  Sometimes I do, but the idea is for kiddos to be responsible.  If your child forgets three times, then I ask that the instrument stay at school for a while.  Thank you for your help!
     b) Please remember to CARE for the instruments.  
     c)  Please PLAY WITH and PRACTICE your instrument!!  Having these wonderful instruments at home and not practicing them is like having a fun friend around that you never bring out to play. 🙁
**And remember: LOGGING practice and getting parent signatures gets KUDOS for your kiddo!!
     d)  GASCHO HELP: Does your child need some extra help on his/her instrument? I am available every Wed, Thurs and Fri morning from 8-8:30am to work with your child if they are struggling.   OR... if they are wanting a challenge, I can also move them ahead if they are ready to move beyond what we do in our short time in class together!  :) Thank you!  and it's FREE!!  yippee!
4) TALENT SHOWCASE - Is your child interested in sharing a special talent they have with the school?  Start thinking about participating in our ANNUAL TALENT SHOWCASE! (Takes place at the end of Jan/early Feb)  Packets for trying out for the showcase will be out by the end of NOV - packets need to be filled out BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR WINTER BREAK!
5) OMAPalooza is in December!  Mark your calendar!  Tues Dec 17 at 3:30pm in the courtyard. You don't want to miss this awesome culmination of the semester in OMA!  Every grade level is featured and every student is involved.  We even feature several songs where everyone in the school sings together.  yay!
The Student Council is doing a coin drive call Pennies for Patriots.  We are asking students to bring in change to donate to a charity called Jeans for Troops. 
Spirit week is the week of the 4th.  We decided to pair each spirit week day with a charity.
Nov. 4 - CREW day - wear your crew shirt and help the school (clean up, write kindness notes etc)
Nov. 5 - Decades Day - dress up like a certain decade and bring in clothes for the clothing bank
Nov. 6 - Wacky Wednesday -  crazy hair and clothes and bring detergent for the clothing bank
Nov. 7- Jeans/Patriotic day - wear jeans and a patriotic shirt also collecting more change and $5 for Jeans for Troops
Nov. 8 – Fancy Friday - dress up and bring in top 5 needed items for the food bank.
Support Stories that Soar! by purchasing an item displaying a masterpiece created by your Husky!

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!

Check the display items by the Front Office.

Join our Facebook Event for more information:

It is important to note that late paper orders can not be accepted.  They will have to be ordered online.  Paper orders are due Friday, November 8th.

Products are scheduled to ship to the school on December 11th.  

If your child did not submit artwork but you would like to submit a piece and order - You Can!  Either order via a generic paper order form (available by the front office) or scan the art and email it to me (with your child's name and teacher) or physically hand me the art and I will scan it and send you the online order code.  Thank you!
Will you help us plan the best Chuckwagon Festival ever?  Please take a few minutes to take this simple survey:
We are need of a class pta representative (or more than one!) for the following classes:

Mr. Rodarte
Ms. Patterson
Mrs. Batchelder
Mrs. Harris
Mrs. Grogan
Ms. Barry

Please reply to this email if you can help be the class pta representative! You are an essential part to connect your classroom parents to PTA events and news.  If you have questions before committing please reply those as well!

Thank you CREW!


If you would like to help create an extraordinary Grandparents/Special Friends Day this year please reply to this email!
Remember to send any photos you may have thus far to: or drop them into our PTA box.
Thank you for wearing red on Mondays! We show our school pride Monday mornings by wearing our red CREW shirts!  Oops is your CREW shirt in the wash? You can still join in by wearing red! 

Does your child need a new CREW shirt?  We have them available! XS, S, M & L.  They are $10.  You can purchase one by bringing in money in a sealed envelope with your child's name, teacher's name, and size of shirt listed on it.  Please place the envelope in the silver PTA box (by the front door) or hand it to your child's teacher.  We have a limited quantity of Adult shirts available as well! [ questions or requests please reply to the newsletter]

Remember, CREW shirts are our uniform during field trips!
Did you know Sam Hughes runs on Tax Credit Contributions?  We need to raise at least $96,000 a year to keep all our enrichment curriculum, such as, OMA, P.E., Gardening, Reading Tutors, etc.

Can we get at least 75% of our school families to contribute this year? It would help us reach our goal.  Last year we did reach our goal.  Let's make this year great!  You can contribute small amounts monthly, you can contribute up until the tax deadline (choose 2019 as the year).  Your contributions make Sam Hughes an amazing elementary school.
Don't forget to download the app so you can start scanning so we can keep earning!


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