Middle School Locker Agreements were handed out to students during Advisory to bring home if they wanted a locker. The agreements are due back to their Advisory teacher tomorrow, Sep 1st. If they don't have the form and want a locker, they need to speak with their Advisory teacher.
Help Bring Teddy to Sudie
Hello Sudie Students, Parents, and Fellow Teammates!
My name is Teddy, and I am your SUPER SUDIE soon-to-be therapy dog! Sudie has raised about $200 dollars and our goal is $5000. Once we have raised the goal amount, I will begin therapy dog training at Dog Training Elite in Frisco! As soon I am trained, I will be able to be on campus!
I LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING YOU SMILE EVERYDAY!
Please help by donating to @Sudie-PTO (via Venmo) and add "for Therapy Dog" in notes :)
Heat Index Precautions
Sudie follows the following DISD official policy to protect our kids during extreme heat:
Heat Index of 105° or higher: No outside activity and encourages hydration.
Heat Index of 100°-104°: Only essential outdoor activities; water must be provided before and after activity.
Heat Index less than 100°: Usual outdoor activities are permissible for “healthy” children. Encourage hydration and provide water before and after activity.
Also, kids are released (at least) 5 minutes early to fill up their water bottles before the final bell.
The Read-a-Thon company updated their program/website over the past weekend. Due to glitchy site issues, the Read-a-Thon is being extended until Friday, Sep 8th in hopes that they'll fix all the bugs. Keep reading, keep trying!
Schedule the Cheer Team
The cheer squad would love to support your team! To request their presence at any Sudie game, please fill out this Google form. The cheer squad is looking to participate at 3+ Sudie events in the Fall and 3+ events in the Spring. GO LIONS!!
Cheer Birthday Bomb Fundraiser
The cheer team sold Birthday Bombs at auction last year and a few remain for purchase. This is a fun way to make your special student or staff member's birthday extra special and support Sudie Cheer!
For each birthday gram, the cheer team will decorate their locker (if they don't have a locker other festive arrangements will be made) or staff member's door/area for the selected date.
Six or more cheerleaders will greet the honoree and perform a birthday celebration cheer at their arrival and present the honoree with a birthday pin to wear all day long.
Date and timing of cheer (at drop off) and special details will be coordinated with purchaser.
Each birthday gram is $100. Limited quantity available.
Sponsored by Comerica Bank and Hosted by Shindig Food Park. Come out this weekend to play Beat the Dunk Bucket to fundraise $10 per student participant.
Bake Sale - Every Friday
The Class of 2024 will be hosting a bake sale in front of school every Friday through October 6th 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.
SBDM Volunteer Needs
What is SBDM (Site-Based Decision Making)?
We are a committee of staff, parents and students who work with the principal to set goals and implement strategies to improve the school community. Subcommittees focus on particular areas of interest. Join us in making the Sudie community the best it can be! See openings below. For questions or more information, please complete the Google form and put “contact me” in the notes.
1. SBDM General Committee Secretary: Attend all 4 general meetings* and take minutes
2. Student Health Committee** (experience in medical or mental health fields a plus)
a) Committee Chair: Plan and lead committee meetings, oversee the implementation of committee initiatives, attend general SBDM meetings* to report on progress
b) Committee Members: Attend committee meetings, support the implementation of initiatives, attend general SBDM meetings if possible
3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee*** (BIPOC parents welcome!)
a) Committee Member: Attend committee meetings, support the implementation of initiatives, attend general SBDM meetings if possible
b) Activity Helper: Help with occasional events like recruitment outreach (2-3 Saturdays) and school cultural night
*GENERAL MEETINGS: Virtual @ 7:00 PM on 9/11/23, 11/13/23, 2/12/24 and 4/29/24
**Student Health Committee: Identifies and works to implement evidence-based strategies and initiatives designed to promote student well-being, including physical, emotional, social and educational health.
***DEI works to help Sudie better reflect the racial, ethnic and economic diversity of the City of Dallas and works to ensure that everyone at Sudie feels welcome and represented, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, income, religion, country of origin, or neighborhood of residence.
The mission of the Girls Healing Circles is to inform and inspire 4th-6th grade girls so they grow up to be self-confident and self-loving young ladies who appreciate their bodies, know how to process emotions in a healthy way, and look to other girls as sisters rather than as competition.
• 5 Healing Circles in the fall semester
• 5 Healing Circles in the spring semester
• Circles will be 90 minutes long on select Fridays after school, beginning 9/15
• Neuroacoustic Sound Therapy will be incorporated by listening at home to specialized soundtracks designed to improve sleep, emotional resilience, and anxiety.
• Circles are led by a Sudie mom who is also a Neuroacoustic Sound Therapist and Emotion Release Practitioner
Save the date for our FIRST PTA meeting of the year, September 14th, 6:30pm.Bring the whole family - there will be games (chess, board games, card games), Chess Club will be selling pizza and we will have one more Used Uniform Sale!
EVERY MISSION POSSIBLE!
Reading Under the Stars Success
Thanks to everyone who made the Reading Under the Stars & Student Activity Fair a huge success. We had a great turnout and a great kickoff to the Sudie Activity Year!
Bulletin Board - Mission Possible
Fresh new bulletin to start the year - Mission Possible!
Many thanks to the PTA Staff Appreciation Committee members who work on this!
*Got a Sudie Mission Accomplished to highlight?? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for next week’s News.
2023 Sudie Brags!
Congratulations to all the students and THANK YOU to our fearless Sudie activity leaders!
4th GRADE NEWS
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.
5th GRADE NEWS
6th GRADE NEWS
7th GRADE NEWS
8th GRADE NEWS
PREVIOUSLY SHARED INFORMATION
Join the Recess Team - It's a blast!
Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up for recess duty!! It is looking good.
If every family took only one shift per year we would have all the spaces covered and then some. Please help to make recess happen for middle school.
Everyone benefits from the outdoor social time these kids will get!! Plus you get to check in on them once in the year. It is very interesting to see the world of middle school in action at recess. A great learning experience for all.
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)