Sam Hughes Elementary

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  • Last chance to order a Yearbook
  • Virtual Spirit Week!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • Follow Us on Facebook!
Last Chance!!!!!!!!!

Don't miss out!! This is the only way to purchase a yearbook for 2019/2020.
Yearbook Ordering! Orders due 5/2. Distribution is being worked out.

Order here:
Code: 43456T

Yearbooks can only be purchased online during this time frame. If this is not possible for you, please contact us immediately so we can make arrangements with you.
Let's come together and celebrate!
Take a photo of yourself participating while doing school work at home! Show yourself off during class Zoom meetings as well! Share these photos on the team chat and send them to your teachers.

Monday - CREW Shirt Day plus write thank you notes to every teacher that is part of your learning adventure! Don't forget Ms. Bolasky, Ms. Ilyssa, Ms. Claudia, Mr. Al, and all our other wonderful staff!** You can write thank yous to your parent(s)/guardian(s) as well!

Tuesday - Twin Day! Chat with your best buds - can you manage to find matching outfits from your closets?

Wednesday - Pet Day! If you are lucky enough to have a Zoom Meet today show off your pet to your classmates! Otherwise take a photo with your pet and share it on teams!

Thursday - Dress up as a character from your favorite movie! Make a poster for your favorite movie as well!

Friday - Crazy Hair or Hat day! Have some fun! How crazy will you get?

Don't forget to share photos on your teams chat and send them into your teachers so they can be collected!
Thank you for being CREW!!

**Students can easily share thank yous/write emails to our school staff via their clever log in using office 365. Just type the recipient's name and their email should pop up!

Find all the email addresses here:
Ideas to do over the week!
  • At the start of Zoom meetings - hold up a big thank you sign!
  • Send digital thank yous!  Check out the following options from PunchBowl, Paperless Post, American Greetings or JibJab.
  • Write a thank you note.  Write it by hand, take a photo (or scan it) or type it and email them to your teachers.
  • Write a poem, draw a picture, send video messages.
  • Send your teacher virtual award.
  • Thank a staff member!  They make Sam Hughes great!
  • Send a gift e-card! (check out some great local options listed in this article)
  • Surprise your teacher by finishing work or doing extra.
On Wednesday please wear red! Take a picture of yourself with a thank you sign. Send it to your teacher! 

The National PTA site has coloring pages, thank you card, and flyer you can use as well.  More ideas found on this pinterest board.

Thank you CREW!  Together we make Sam Hughes rock!
Online Learning: How you can help:
Take a few moments to become familiar with Office365 - especially the "Teams'.  This is where your teacher is able to talk to her class.  Classmates can also talk to each other in there.

All teacher chosen and district supplemented apps are located on your child's clever pages.  Don't worry, your child has been logging into clever at school regularly.  

Apps to explore: 
  • Office 365
  • RazKids (brought to you by the pta)
  • iXL
  • Teacher Chosen Apps (varies)

Log into clever here: 
  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Log in with Network Credentials."
    screenshot of Log In page
  3. Sign in using your Student ID number (or "matric") plus
Hi everyone!  I really miss making music and art with your children in person, but until we meet again, here are some great sites kids can access at home to explore and listen to music.
This reputable site from CARNEGIE HALL explores the instruments of the Orchestra:
There is a game they can play and lots of exploring!
(We explored this a little in class - you will have to set up an account, but it's free and easy... and you may have to help them navigate it just a little at the beginning.  If you have any issues, please email me)
This link is from NPR, giving links to live streaming concerts (ALL KINDS OF MUSIC) each day (it's wonderful!):

I am continuing to check out what sites can offer music/arts learning on line that I also like and are reputable.  As I find more, I will share more.

Please take care of yourselves right now and don't pressure yourselves too much to try to do too many things.
What is most important is keeping yourself well and safe and sane! 😉  All the best to you always, 
Your OMA lady,
Ms. Sara Gascho

CHOIR songs Google link:

PBS kids link:
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.
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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