Sam Hughes Elementary

School Newsletter

Find us on Remind
  • No School Monday, Jan 20th
  • Talent Show, Jan 31st
  • Spring Book Fair, Jan 31 - Feb 7
  • Science Fair! Feb 4, Feb 10, Feb 11
  • Let's RESPECT our Campus!
Hello Sam Hughes CREW!
Sam Hughes has been recognized for being in the Top 10% in the state of Arizona for overall achievement on the AzMERIT! Our students and teachers absolutely deserve this recognition for their hard work and incredible effort in demonstrating mastery of grade level standards. Thank you, parents and families, for your continuous support!
Way to go CREW!!!!!
Here are a few updates and announcements-
Superintendent Visit’s Sam Hughes
TUSD Superintendent, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, came to Sam Hughes Wednesday. He visited classrooms and saw our CREW in action! He was impressed with the student engagement and our positive school climate. Additionally, he filmed his weekly video newsletter, which will be posted on Monday, January 20th. I will be sure to share the link because some of our Sam Hughes Huskies were able to share what they love about Sam Hughes. 
Thursday, January 16 was the 100th day of School!
Can you believe we are more than halfway through the school year? The year is flying by! Thank you for your continued efforts in supporting our attendance campaign. We appreciate your efforts to get your students here each day and on time.
State Letter Grade and School Data Presentation
Thank you to the parents that attended the presentation. Our presenters, Michelle Sigafus and Daniel Sanchez, from TUSD Assessment and Evaluation, were thrilled to have the opportunity to explain the State Letter Grade Model and review Sam Hughes data. Additionally, they appreciated the questions that parents in attendance had for them. Thank you for taking the time to attend the session!

Science Fair
I can't wait to see what our Huskies discover this year!  Have you registered for the Science Fair?  Registration is due February 4th.
No School Monday for Martin Luther King Day
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
  • January 20th - No School
  • January 21st - PTA Meeting, 6 pm, Library
  • January 31st - Talent Show, 6 pm, Multipurpose Room
  • January 31st - February 7th - Spring Book Fair
  • February 4th - Science Fair Registration Due
  • February 10th - Science Fair Set Up
  • February 13th, 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal 11:45 am
  • February 20th, 21st - Rodeo Break - No School
  • February 24-28 - Spirit Week
  • February 29th - Chuck Wagon Fundraiser Festival, 2-6 pm
1)  CHOIR is on again this Tuesday at 7:45am 🙂
2) 3rd, 4th and 5th grade:
Please Encourage your child to practice - if you aim to practice every day then 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 getting it in your routine really helps!  Those who are practicing are excelling!
    a) PLEASE remember to bring your instruments on your assigned day!
     b)  Does your child need extra GASCHO HELP ??? on his/her instrument or an extra challenge? Come in between 8-8:30 any Wed, Thurs and Fri morning in the cafeteria or Tallmadge Hall  :)  It's FREE!!  
     c) Please remember to PLAY WITH and CARE for 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. 🙁 LOGGING practice and getting parent signatures gets KUDOS for your kiddo!! 🙂
Musically and Artfully yours,
Ms. Gascho
 Come support your fellow Huskies at the 15th Annual Talent Showcase at Hughes on Friday Jan 31 at 6pm.  It's always a lot of fun!
Participants please REMEMBER:  Rehearsals for Talent Show are Tues Jan 28 and Thurs Jan 30 right after school, 
It's the time of year to start thinking about Science Fair!

Registration is due February 4th. Science projects are due in Talmadge Hall on Monday February 10th, and the judging will happen on Tuesday February 11th. 

Registration forms
 are due to the front office on Tuesday February 4th.

Check out the tips on how to get started in both the classroom packet and the "science fair inspiration" document! They have good advice about the hardest part (picking a topic) and coaching us parents through some of the tough moments (frustration on the part of kids and parents).  There are also great checklists about the preparation of the science fair project board.

If you have any questions, or would like to help out with Science Fair, please contact Margaret Evans at (or text 203-606-6665).
No News From Community School? Email Us.

If you submitted a registration form to Community School, you should have received your lottery results by now.  Everyone was notified even if they did not get in to a class. If you have not heard anything, please contact us immediately. It is possible that your child got into some of their preferred classes but we have the wrong email on file for you and therefore you don't know that your child got in! Everyone who submitted a registration form should have heard back by now. We can be reached at
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?

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.
Save the date! Don't miss out on The Annual Sam Hughes Chuckwagon!!

 Would you like to donate to the Silent Auction? Please email for more information! 
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.

Do you want to assist with layouts and project development? Please email the above address.  Plans are underway so don't delay!
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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