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Originally delivered on 8/24/2023 3:18 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 8.24.23

This Week's Quick 3:

1) Reading Under the Stars + Activities Fair (8/25) is TOMORROW @Sudie from 5:30 - 7:30p! Volunteers still needed to help out. Sign up here.

2) Show your appreciation for Sudie staff by signing up to be a Secret Pal. Signup deadline is Friday, 8/31; the exchange starts in September.

3) VOLY must be completed each year to volunteer. Go ahead and complete your background check now.

Newsletter Contents
  • Letter from Principal Ladipo
  • Reading Under the Stars + Student Activities Fair - TOMORROW
  • Volunteers for Friday's Event Needed!
  • New Swag On Sale at Reading Under the Stars
  • Sudie Sports Table @ Friday Night's Activities Fair
  • Time to Setup Read-a-Thon Pages; Corporate Sponsors Needed
  • Bake Sale - Tomorrow
  • Sign Up to Stock the Teachers' Lounges
  • Middle School Recess Volunteers Needed
  • SBDM Update & Volunteer Needs
  • SUDIE GIVES: North Texas Giving Day Opens Sept 1st
  • Loteria is coming - Sep 23!
  • Join the PTA
  • Secret Pals - Volunteers Needed!
  • 4th Grade - Every Kid Outdoors & House Swag Update
  • 8th Grade - Pool Party
  • Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance
From Principal Ladipo

 🦁 Click here to open this letter as a PDF. 🦁

DISD Survey - Please Complete!

Please complete the DISD survey if you have not yet done so. DISD wants to hear from you about how we can improve Family & Community engagement efforts at Sudie.

We only have 15 responses so far and our goal is to have at least 50. 

Reading Under the Stars + Student Activities Fair

THIS Friday, August 25th

Clubs and activities are a huge part of what makes Sudie special. Not only are our kids super bright, they are very talented and well-rounded with lots of other interests, too!

This Friday is the unofficial "kick off" of the Sudie activities season. Please take an hour to come connect with Sudie friends, old and new.

The ACTIVITIES SIGN UP FORM will be open this Friday, the 25th, after the event and stay open until next Friday, Sept. 1st.

SCHEDULE (note a few location changes)

  • Arrival
    • Parking on the back field

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm
    • Pick up dinner pre-orders in the gym
      (there may be a few extra dinners, but no promises if you didn't pre-order)
    • Swag Sales - Inside front part of school near front office
    • Please NO ONE except volunteers in cafeteria or upstairs until 6:00p

  • 6:00pm – 7:30: Upstairs Opens!
    • Sudie Students ONLY: Reading theater + activities in upstairs hallway and library
    • Parents: Attend the 2023-24 clubs/activities presentation by Ms. Armstrong and Ms. Herrera in the auditorium, then tour activities fair in cafeteria

  • Event closeMs. Garnica needs a few volunteers to help clear the library for painting this weekend. Should only take 20 minutes. Please head upstairs and help if you can!

Note: Sudie students ONLY upstairs in the library/hallways, please. Other children may accompany parents in the auditorium and cafeteria but must be supervised.

Friday Night Volunteers Needed

We need your help to make this event a success! Please sign-up for a position to volunteer below.


If you have a student in a club/activity you can speak to, we would love to have you represent our clubs at their respective activity tables!

New Sudie Swag

Brand new Sudie swag designs will debut at Literacy Night! 

Includes brand new Dri-Fit and super soft options. Be the first to snag the new designs at the Literacy Night pop-up sale.  

Credit Cards and exact change accepted, so bring small bills if you plan on paying cash.

No pickups of previous online orders will be available during the event.

Sudie Sports Update - Come See Us Friday!

Are you interested in learning more about Sudie sports clubs like golf, tennis, track, lacrosse, climbing & karate? Then stop by the Sports table at Friday's Activities Fair. 

If you can't make it, then please make sure you've completed the Sudie sports survey so we can reach out to you! 

The survey, and information about Sudie sports, is on the Sudie PTA website under About Sudie Tag/Sports. Sudie Williams TAG PTA - Sudie Sports (

Time to Set Up Those Read-a-Thon Accounts!

📚🐭Read-a-Thon 💲🦁 Read, Share, and Give! \Pay it forward!

Read-a-Thon runs from Friday, Aug 25 - Sept 1

We're looking for Corporate Sponsors! 100 house points for the house with the most $ corporate sponsorship $.

We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today.

Elementary signs up with your Homeroom teacher. Middle School sign up with your advisory teacher.

Bake Sale - Friday

The Class of 2024 will be hosting a bake sale in front of school tomorrow to raise money for their D.C. trip next year. Please have your students stop by after school for a yummy treat!

Cash or Venmo accepted.

Help Stock the Teacher Lounges

Please help us keep the lounges stocked so teachers have a quick and easy snack to grab on those extra busy days when they need a pick me up. 

This semester we are asking families (or a group of 2-3 families) to sign up to stock the lounge for 1 week. 

You can bring in all the items on Monday (or the Friday before) or you can pop in every day if you are wanting to do fresh items, whatever works for you!!  

Each lounge will support about 20 people for the week. The SUG contains suggestions for what to bring!

We will post a sign that says that the lounge was sponsored by your family that week. (Like in the graphic below.)

Please sign up here:

Join the Recess Team - It's a blast!

Please consider signing up to cover middle school lunch one day per month.  

We need parent volunteers to have enough coverage to allow for outdoor lunch. This will be part of their scheduled lunch but allow them to basically have a recess.   

The students not only LOVE THIS, they NEED IT!!

Pro-Tip for younger grade parents; this is a great way to get on campus and get a feel for Sudie culture and what is coming in the years ahead!

Sign Up Here (More Details Included in SUG)

Secret Pal - Volunteer Today!

We still need 25 Secret Pal families. 

Please sign up by next Friday, August 31. The Secret Pals exchange will start in September.

What is Secret Pals?

Secret Pals are asked to drop a little gift  –  $10 min and $25 max – during a designated week each month (September to May) as a way to show our Sudie Staff how much we appreciate everything they do.

Sudie Gives: NTGD Opens September 1

North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) is on September 21, but online donations open on September 1. 

To participate, Sudie Lions will need to setup an online account

Save the date, with more info to come!

Our PTA Needs You!

We only need 15 more people to hit our Early Start goal of 350 members. 

Remember that you need to renew every year so please click here, login and sign up!  

Memberships as low as $10.

Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Update + Volunteer Needs

SBDM is a committee of teachers, parents and students who work with the principal to set goals and implement strategies to improve the school community.

CHAIR: Lorin McGuire (Contact: with Subject: SBDM)

MEETINGS: (Virtual @ 7:00 PM; all welcome): 9/11/23, 11/13/23, 2/12/24, 4/29/24

VOLUNTEER NEEDS: If you are interested in participating on the DEI or Student Health committees (see below):

See more details in the infographic below. Or, visit the Sudie PTA website  for a text version of this graphic.

House Sorting Day Success!

Did you hear - our new Principal is a proud member of Sankofa! 

The Sudie Sorting day was a huge success for all our new students and staff to our school. Thanks to all who participated!

House points are being earned. Next to the auditorium the house points are displayed! As of 8/24 - Esempio is in the lead!

Every Kid Outdoors

Great programs that allows 4th graders and their families to get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Click here for more information.

House Swag Update

Fourth graders! Still looking for house swag? There are plenty of Team (solid bright colors) house shirts available in Youth Small. 

These shirts run large, so the Team house Youth Small shirts are actually LARGER than the modern design house Youth Medium! Other youth sizes and house hoodies are on reorder, so stay tuned! Shop here.


8the Grade Pool Party – Save the Date!

August 27 from 2:30pm-5pm

Evite with more details will be provided soon...

Volunteers Required to Complete VOLY

Time to complete the ANNUAL background check to be allowed on campus to volunteer. More details and opportunities here.

NTGD Team Needs Your Donations

North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) will include some fun raffle prize giveaways for our teachers and staff! 

Please consider donating a prize which we can include in the raffle. Raffle prizes can include gift cards, tickets, or anything else you think our amazing teachers and staff might enjoy. 

Let Jeff Kitner know if you have something to contribute:

Download Remind

Still need to join Remind? Simply text @sudiel to the number 81010 from your mobile phone and follow this link for more detailed information  

Join NEW Sudie PTA Facebook Group

This group is at 293 members and growing every day.

If you are a Facebooker, this is a great way to stay in-the-know, with daily reminders and announcements posted.

Click here to join.

Note: Answering the membership question about affiliation with Sudie is REQUIRED to join.

Join the PTO

PTO (Dad’s Club) — calling all Dads (and moms)! Interested in getting more involved at Sudie with fundraising, teacher engagement, or just meeting other parents; get signed up and stay in the “know” with the events.

Major Fundraisers — Fall Auction (October 21st) and Spring Auction (Date TBD)

Use this link to sign up for more info

PTA Reflections
Pickup and Dropoff Information

From the Sudie DISD Website; find more here.

During morning and afternoon carpool, Pomona is a one-way street!

Enter Pomona from the Midway direction, NOT the Lovers side. The Lover's side is reserved for buses.

Doors open at 8:05 AM (Classes start at 8:35)

If you choose to drop off your student before 8:05 AM, they will not be supervised.

Dismissal is at 3:55 PM

Make the carpool line move faster by continuing to pull forward! 

During carpool times, parent parking is in front of the dog park.

PLEASE BE KIND TO OUR NEIGHBORS. Don't park on their lawns (easement or gravel), drive slowly, and give walkers lots of room.

New to Sudie or need a refresher? See the Sudie Carpool video here!

Bus Information for Families

Find detailed bus information on the Sudie DISD Website - here

Find current DISD bus stop information linked here.

2023 – 2024 School Hours


8:05 am Doors open for breakfast

8:35 am Instruction begins

8:40 am Tardy

8:55 am Partial absence for elementary (excused w/ note)

9:20 am Partial absence for middle (excused w/ note)

3:55 pm Dismissal 

Register To Be A Sudie Sub Today!

Sudie is looking for a few good substitute teachers to help cover when teachers and staff need to be absent. If this is in your wheelhouse - or that of someone you know - please consider registering today. 

Don't forget grandfriends, or other extended family and friends who may willing to get registered to become a paid substitute teacher!

Find more info here.

Sign Up For eNews!

Sudie PTA's electronic newsletter "eNews" is sent out each week during the school year, usually on Thursday.

If this was forwarded to you or you saw it on the PTA Facebook Group and you would like to receive eNews in your inbox weekly, all you need to do is set up a Membership Toolkit account.

It asks for your name, email, and a password. One page and you're done!

You also have the opportunity to join the PTA on that page, but you do not need to join the PTA to receive eNews.

Click below to register and receive important eNews updates for the upcoming year: 

Create eNews Account

Please take a minute to think about others you know who may be new to Sudie or not receiving eNews. Take a minute to forward and encourage them to sign up!

2023-24 School Calendar

The 2023 - 2024 Calendar is Here! Mark your calendars! 

Find updated dates for the year on the Sudie website:

A printable version of the Dallas ISD calendar can be found here:

Support Sudie While Shopping
Mabel's Labels

Start planning for your kids to lose stuff before they actually do. Order labels to put on their most prized items so they don't end up in the sea of lost and found! 

When you order from Mabel's Labels, Sudie earns 20% from each order! 

Go to and select Sudie L Williams PTA before you shop!

Kroger Shopping

Please consider signing up with Kroger's Community Rewards program. It takes only a few minutes with these 4 simple steps:

  1. Login in on
  2. Go to My Account>Community Rewards
  3. Set your supporting organization to: Sudie Tag PTA
  4. Shop

You never have to think about it again and Sudie earns $$$ when you shop. Please sign up today (ask the extended family to do it, too!) 

Digital Box Tops

Earn Money for Sudie through digital box tops! Use these simple steps:

1) Download the Box Top app

2) Scan your receipt in the app and it will calculate how much you earned towards Sudie OR

Order groceries online for pickup and just forward your online order confirmation receipt to its email address. It does the rest automatically. 


AUG 25: Reading Under the Stars + Student Activities Fair (5:30P @ Sudie)

AUG 25 – SEP 1: Sudie Read-a-Thon

SEPT 1: Coffee with the Principal (9:00A)

SEPT 1: First Day to Start Donating to North Texas Giving Day!

SEPT 4: No School (Labor Day)

SEPT 11: SBDM Meeting (7:00p, Virtual)

SEPT 12: First PTO Meeting (6:30P, White Rock Ale House)

SEPT 14: PTA Meeting and GAME NIGHT! (6:30P @ Sudie)

SEPT 23: Sudie Loteria! 

OCT 9: Individual Picture Day

OCT 12 – 16: Fall Break

OCT 19: PTA Meeting (6:30P @ Sudie)

OCT 19 – 20 : SuChella (UPDATE - the name/date of this may change; stay tuned for an update)

OCT 21: Fall Auction Fundraiser / Sponsored by PTO

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

(Full calendar of events can always be found on Sudie TAG website)

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