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Originally delivered on 9/14/2023 1:45 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 9.14.23

This Week's Quick 2:

1) PTA Meeting TONIGHT @ 6:30P: Game Night for Students & Meeting for Parents/Guardians. Chess Team selling supper starting @ 6:00P

2) Create a North Texas Giving Day Fundraising Page & Share with Your Network. We need YOU to meet our goal

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

First PTA Meeting & Student Game Night – Tonight!

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

Middle School Recess Signup

Education - Go Get It Week! - Sep 18-22

Loteria - What Is it & Preorders - Sep 23

Read-A-Thon - Order Prizes Now!

Free Dress Passes Fundraiser

Teacher Lounge & New Bins For Special Treats

Signatures Required (Technology Agreement & Code of Conduct)

PTA Membership Update - Still time to join!

Swag Order Reminder: Make sure to include name & homeroom

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

Sudie Homecoming Spirit Week

Grandfriends Day – Nov 17

Follow Principal Ladipo on X (formerly Twitter): @thebridgelad

From Principal Ladipo

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


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

NOW-SEPT 21: North Texas Giving Day!

SEPT 18-22: Education - Go Get It Week

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 Concert

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

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

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

Join us for the first PTA Meeting – TONIGHT

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

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

Students bring your favorite board game, card game or use ours

Used Uniforms and Old Yearbooks available for purchase in the cafeteria 6:00-7:30pm.

Donate at:  

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

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, sports, 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!

Middle School Recess Sign Up

Let's answer Principal Ladipo's call to fully staff Middle School recess on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.

There are plenty of open slots here:

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

Education - Go Get It Week!

ALL next week you can wear jeans ONLY if you choose to accept the mission! Wear the themed items below for FREE JEAN DAYS (obviously, PJ day is even MORE comfy)!

  • Monday: Sudie is WILD about College! Wear your favorite animal print shirt.
  • Tuesday: Get CRAZY about education! Wear your favorite crazy socks.
  • Wednesday: Use your VISION to locate people hiding in camouflage!
  • Thursday: DREAMIN' about My Future!  Wear your favorite pajamas.
  • Friday: Take PRIDE in your Education!  Wear your college T-Shirt.
Pre-Order Links*

Pre-order 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

Read-A-Thon Prizes

Thank you Sudie Family for being so generous! We raised almost $7,000 for this year's 8th grade trip to Washington DC and read 60,000 minutes!

It's time to ORDER PRIZES!!!

Ms. Garnica is expecting the prizes to arrive by October, so order today from your Read-a-Thon page.

Free Dress Day Passes

Hey Sudie Fam! New Fundraiser Alert!! 

Every Friday (& only on Fridays) starting September 15th, Free Dress Day Passes will be sold outside the cafeteria only in the morning. 

The passes are $2 each. Students are only allowed to wear free dress on the Friday their pass is purchased. 

No ripped jeans are allowed & please ensure all free dress is appropriate. All proceeds go to student enrichment activities! 

Got questions? Email Ms. Diaz, 

Stock the Teacher Lounge!

Yesterday was the first day that families stocked the lounge at Sudie, and it went great!

There are now plenty of chips, sweets, sodas, and fresh fruit for the staff to fill up on. 

Thank you to everyone who is volunteering for this!  It is such an awesome way to support the staff. 

Interested in helping out? Sign up here:

Teacher Bins are Here!

Did you Know? Every teacher now has their own bin on campus.

Please deliver or send Secret Pal gifts (which started this week) and gifts for appreciation weeks (first is coming up in October) to the office, and our awesome office staff will get them in the right bin.

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


Every week more and more parents and teachers join our PTA as official members. Thank you so much for joining. 

Next week, the membership team will each out to individual people who were members last year but have yet to join this year - save yourself an email in your inbox. Sign up today!

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

Sudie Swag Order Reminder:

When ordering Sudie swag, please remember to include your child’s name, grade and homeroom/advisory to avoid delays in order delivery.

Swag Questions? Email

Save the Date for Grandfriends Day - 11/17! 

More details coming soon.

Follow Our Fearless Leader

...on X (formerly Twitter) see great content and updates about daily Sudie life!

Principal Ladipo's handle is: @thebridgelad

Sudie Website Calendar

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

Testing dates for September were recently added.

Sudie Staff: Who's Who

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

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.

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. 

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.

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
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. 

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