back to newsletters

Originally delivered on 9/7/2023 5:45 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 9.7.23

This Week's Quick 3:

1) Set up a North Texas Giving Day Fundraising page & share with your network

2) Read-a-Thon ends tomorrow (Sept 8th)

3) PTA Meeting next Thursday (Sept 14th) - Game Night for students & Meeting for parents/guardians

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

North Texas Giving Day: Donate & Set Up Your Fundraising page!

Read-aThon Ends Tomorrow!

First PTA Meeting & Student Game Night – Sep 14

First SBDM Meeting – Sep 11 

PTO Opening Night – Sept 12 

Loteria - What Is it & Preorders - Sept 23

Nominate a Volunteer of the Month

Signatures Required (Technology Agreement & Code of Conduct)

New Sudie Sports Updates

NEW Sudie Swag & Purchase for Secret Pals

PTA Membership Update - Still time to join!

Updated Uniform Policy

Carry On Luggage Drive (for 8th grade travels!)

Grandfriends Day – Nov 17

From Principal Ladipo

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


ENDS TOMORROW: Sudie Read-a-Thon

NOW-SEPT 21: North Texas Giving Day!

SEPT 6 – 15: MAP Testing & Makeup

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

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

SEPT 14: PTA Meeting and GAME NIGHT! (6:00P food / 6:30P meeting @ Sudie)

SEPT 23: Sudie Loteria! (4-7:00P @ Sudie)

OCT 2 – 6: Cafeteria & Custodian Appreciation Week

OCT 6: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00A

OCT 9: Individual Picture Day

OCT 10 – 13: 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

OCT 12 – 16: Fall Break

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

OCT 19: Modern Band 1 & 2 Concert (following PTA meeting)

OCT 27 : SuChella 

NOV 3: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00A

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

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

Donate and Set Up Your Fundraising Page

It is Time to Donate to Sudie PTA’s ONLY fundraiser!  

Donate at:  You can donate directly AND create a page for your student to raise money from friends, family, and the community.

This money funds extracurricular activities for your kids, including field trips, class parties, chess, robotics, UIL competitions, cheer, and many more.

It costs $5,619 per student to ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need to have a successful school year.  Help us support our students!

Read-a-Thon Ends Tomorrow!

📚Read-a-Thon - Read, Share & Give! 

Their website is working again!

Join us for the first PTA Meeting – Thursday, September 14
  • Do you want to hear directly from Ms. Ladipo on current events at Sudie?
  • Are you curious to know where your PTA dollars go?
  • Do you want to learn more about Student Activities or Sudie Sports? 
  • Would you like to avoid cooking AND have your child entertained while you catch up on Sudie news?

Come out to Sudie for supper, games, used uniform sales and PTA!

6:00pm: Pizza (drinks & snacks) for sale in the cafeteria, benefiting Sudie's Chess Club

6:30pm: PTA meeting in auditorium; games in the cafeteria

Your child is encouraged to bring their favorite board game, card game...anything that isn't connected to a screen! Sudie will provide games, chess boards, and card games. 

Used Uniform sale will be available in the cafeteria 6:00-7:30pm

SBDM General Meeting

Join us for the first SBDM general meeting of the year to hear updates on current subcommittee initiatives and volunteer opportunities. 

This meeting will be virtual only. All are welcome!

When: Monday, September 11th @ 7:00 PM

Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 854 2000 9335

Passcode: SBDM

Save the Date for Future Meetings: Virtual @ 7:00 PM on 11/13/23, 2/12/24 and 4/29/24

Pre-Order Links*

Pre-order t-shirts through 9/13 and taco plates through 9/18. Use the three bars menu in the upper right corner and select "Shop All"

*This is an 8th grade class fundraiser, with funds collected by PTO

Nominate a Volunteer of the Month

Do you know of a parent volunteer that is going out of their way to help the school? Let us know! 

Help the Sudie Williams TAG PTA express our gratitude by nominating a “Volunteer of the Month.”


Each month, the PTA Executive Board will review the nominees and select one person to be recognized. Note that Sudie PTA Board members are not eligible. 

Complete this Google Form with your nomination! 

Signatures Required!

Complete the Technology Agreement (Adult & Student signatures are required)


Review the Student Code of Conduct and Sign & Return PAGE TEN to their homeroom teacher (4th & 5th) or their advisory teacher (6th – 8th). 

It was distributed to your student, but you can also read the whole document and print PAGE TEN from here

More Sudie Sports

We are forming clubs for climbing, girls' lacrosse, golf, karate, running/track & field and tennis. 

Check out the Sudie sports page on the PTA website to get more information and get involved! 

All grades can participate in clubs. 

Swag for Secret Pals!

Give your secret pal a fashionable start to the year! Outfit them in new Sudie Swag! 

Put your Secret Pal name in the notes and we will deliver them directly to your Secret Pal! 

The September drop couldn’t be easier!!

Swag Questions? Email


We exceeded our August goal and now have 379 PTA members. 

It's not too late to join - our overall goal is 500 members this year so if you haven't signed up yet, please do. It doesn't take long and only costs $10 a person. 

There are so many people who were members last year that haven't renewed yet. Is that you? 

Simply visit and login, scroll down to the "New Forms" section and, select "PTA Membership 2023-2024" to sign up.

Updated Uniform Policy

Help us be in compliance with uniforms. 

Don't let them sway you with, "No one has ever said anything before." or "Everyone is wearing ___." 

It may have been true in the past, but no more!

View the policy here.

Save the Date for Grandfriends Day - 11/17! 

More details coming soon.

Sudie Staff: Who's Who

The Staffing Diagram below can also be found on the Sudie school website contacts page:

New Sudie Swag is On Point!

Thanks to the PTA Swag Team for working so tirelessly to design, order, sell, and distribute to student home rooms!

Sudie Website Calendar

Add Sudie's website calendar to your digital calendar. Follow the directions here.

Testing dates for September were recently added.

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.

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. 

Contact Shona Bell or 202-907-5522 with questions.

Help Stock the Teacher Lounges

Do you want to do a special treat for the staff this year? Are you that family that drops off 3 dozen donuts one random weekday just because? Everyone loves it when you do!  

Please consider signing up to stock the lounge with treats over a week or bring in a treat or two (like donuts or bagels) for all to enjoy that day! 

Wherever works for you. We'd love to have something brought in each week--anything works.

Thank you for loving on our staff.  They are amazing!

Girls Healing Circles

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

Sign up at  

* Limited space available. Host Volunteer needs.

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.

Please contact Shona Bell at or 202-907-5522 to purchase.

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!!

Volunteers Required to Complete VOLY

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

PTA Reflections
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.  

To determine current heat index, go to the National Weather Service at Heat Index Forecast by Zip Code

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. 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -