In 1927, Sam Hughes Elementary opened its doors. Named after a pioneering merchant who was instrumental in promoting public education, Sam Hughes is one of the oldest elementary schools in Tucson. We will commemorate this milestone with a 90th Anniversary Gala. This celebration will embrace the schools’ historic connections and past accomplishments while looking toward the future. 

You are Invited to a Speakeasy Soiree!

Sam Hughes PTA Presents:

Sam Hughes Elementary 90th Anniversary Gala 

Friday, December 1st, 2017 7pm


December 1st, 2017  7pm -11pm

We are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Sam Hughes Elementary. Enjoy Dinner, Complimentary Drinks and Live music by The Kings of Pleasure with very special guest Sara Gascho, plus Naim Amor.

So, put on your best 20's or 30's attire and come dance the night away.

See the Sam Hughes History Collection

Take a memory of the evening home from the complimentary photo booth

Themed attire requested but not required

ADULT only event

Buy Tickets

You can buy tickets online. If you are paying by credit card.

If you can't make the event, donations are gladly accepted.

1 ticket for $45

2 tickets for $80

Deadline to by tickets, Nov. 22nd, 2017


If you would like to avoid the online fees contact us directly by emailing to pay with cash or check. We will need your name of attendees and phone number.


*You will receive the SECRET PASSWORD upon purchase to enter the speakeasy*  

No physical tickets will be issued, you can enter with the password and your name.


See you there!

Event Location

Contact Information

Sam Hughes PTA

700 N. Wilson Ave

Tucson, AZ 85719


About Us

"The mission of Sam Hughes School is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment of professional educators, staff, students, their families, and community members. It is our collective responsibility to set high expectations and to ensure that learning takes place for all.

Sam Hughes School is a place where children and adults are encouraged to take risks and to experience the joy of learning.

Together, we will develop responsible, involved citizens who are motivated to think critically, to learn continuously, and are free to face the challenges of the future."


 We are a small neighborhood school that is nestled in the heart of the historic Sam Hughes Neighborhood. The University of Arizona is two blocks west of us and we enjoy our close proximity in a variety of ways. Both the opportunities we have to explore our past through our historic connections, and the ability to see into the future with our ties to the University of Arizona, help to make us a truly unique school. 


Sam Hughes PTA

Sam Hughes PTA works to enrich and support the school life of every student. PTA Members are made of parents, teachers, grandparents, and vested community members who all have a interest in enhancing the learning experience for the children. We provide opportunities for parents to participate in the life of the school as well as sponsor social events to bring parents, teachers and families together to enhance the sense of community.

Thank You Sponsors for your Support!