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Originally delivered on 9/28/2023 4:50 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 9.28.23

This Week's Quick 2:

1) Passive Fundraising - Check out 4 ways to help Sudie take advantage of free money!

2) OctoROARFest Sponsorship opportunities - 5 left and final date to act is October 1st!

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

Cafeteria & Custodian Week Starts this coming Monday!

OctoROARFest Sponsorship Opportunities

Coffee with the Principal next week

Nominate someone for September's Volunteer of the Month

Sudie TAG's Homecoming - Spirit Week

Interested in Sudie Basketball?

Join the PTA and Save!

PREORDER House Hoodies!

Passive Fundraising Opportunities!

From Principal Ladipo

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


OCT 1 - Deadline for OctoROARFest sponsorship

OCT 2 – 6: Cafeteria & Custodian Appreciation Week

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

OCT 9: Individual Picture Day

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

OCT 12 – 16: Fall Break

OCT 17 – 20: Sudie TAG's Homecoming - Spirit Week

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

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

OCT 21: OktoROARfest (PTO fundraiser for adults)

OCT 27: Sudie Arts Fest - featuring Orchestra, Modern Band, Choir & Art

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

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

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

OctoROARFest Sponsorship Opportunities

PTO thanks you for your generosity during NTX Giving Day. Now, we flip our calendar to OktoROARFest!

Please make note of the key dates and asks for Sudie's Fall Auction:

** Event Date: October 21st @ 6:30pm.

** Tickets will go on sale September 28th --

** Early-Bird (until 10/13 @ 8pm) $50 per person includes unlimited drinks, food, and  entertainment. Price moves to $60 per person after this date.

**Review sponsorship opportunities (5 slots remaining). Final date is 10/1, so act quickly!

Grab a few families and creatively develop a sign-up party to host!

Last year's ideas include Axe Throwing, Jazz Party, Cooking Class, Amazing Race; we will accept it all.

Email with the party, date, and # of attendees.

We look forward to hosting another great event for Sudie!

Bins will be located in the front office, and students are welcome to deliver items to them!

Coffee with the Principal - Next Week

Make plans to join Ms. Ladipo online for Coffee with the Principal at 9am on October 6th!

Zoom info:

Meeting ID: 880 9512 5005

Passcode: Lions!

Nominate someone for September's Volunteer of the Month

Do you know of a parent volunteer that is going above and beyond to help the school? Let us know! Help the Sudie Williams TAG PTA express our gratitude by nominating someone to be recognized as September's Volunteer of the Month. 

The PTA Executive Board will review the nominees and select one person to be recognized at our next PTA meeting on October 19 at Sudie. Note that Sudie PTA Exec Board members are not eligible. Complete this Google Form with your nomination! 

Are you ready for basketball?

Sudie teams will start forming the first week of October.  

Please complete the sports survey if you haven't already done so. It's available on the PTA website.  Sudie Williams TAG PTA - Sudie Sports ( 

Join the PTA and Save!

Did you know your PTA membership can save you money ---  up to 30% at Great Wolf Lodge? By becoming an official PTA member, you have access to a variety of discounts for hotels, car rentals, flowers and more! 

Visit for more info. When you click on the offer you're interested in, you'll enter your name as you registered, input our school and Dallas ISD. It then confirms your membership and shares a code. 


We are still looking for 72 new members to hit our 500 member goal.

We're getting House Hoodies!

With cooler weather hopefully right around the corner, it's time to PREORDER your house zip-up hoodies! 

This is the ONLY TIME THIS YEAR that the house hoodies will be available for order. 

The preorder window is open NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 13 at midnight. 

After that, you'll have to wait until next fall for house zip-up hoodies. 

ORDER NOW!! (Delivery expected mid-November.)



Please take the easy steps to set up these passive fundraising opportunities and earn money the lazy way all year long!

Greenworks Recycling

PLEASE DON’T THROW AWAY CLOTHES AND TEXTILES! Drop them off in the bin by the school playground during carpool!!

Sudie and Clothes Bin have partnered to collect and recycle old clothing, shoes and textiles.

Keep these items OUT of landfills AND raise money for Sudie – at 8 cents a pound it’s a WIN-WIN!

  • Clothing – pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, shorts, suits, tees, tanks, undergarments
  • Footwear – shoes, boots, heels, sandals, socks, tights
  • Accessories – hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands
  • Handbags – wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases
  • Linens – towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths
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
  1. Download the Box Top app
  2. Scan your receipt in the app to earn money for Sudie (or upload digital receipt for online orders)


Check out how much money Sudie has earned over time (almost $3300!!)

FOURTH GRADE is leading the way so far this school year but SIXTH GRADE is coming in hot this month. 

Every little bit adds up so download the app and scan those receipts – such an easy way to send extra money to Sudie!


Thank you for your generosity and time in joining us for the “Loteria-Sudie Style” fall event. We are grateful for our Sudie Community and the wonderful and tireless volunteers. The enthusiasm for the Loteria game was awesome despite the temperatures!! The meal and concessions were delicious and the raffle was a fun ending to the evening. We couldn’t have done this without YOU!

Thank you to our generous sponsors, vendors, community members, and Sudie families who helped make this event possible (including all of the wonderful Loteria and raffle prizes!): 

  • PTO; PTA; 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families; 
  • Sudie administration and staff; 
  • Alamo Drafthouse (Lake Highlands); 
  • Bike Mart; 
  • Birds Unlimited; 
  • Bowl & Barrell; 
  • Code Ninjas; 
  • Dallas Arboretum; 
  • Dance Institute of Dallas; 
  • Dr. Delphinium; 
  • Empire Bakery; 
  • FC Dallas (McKay Family); 
  • Josey Records; 
  • JOY Macarons; 
  • Kelli's Kookies; 
  • Lindsay Letters; 
  • Mary Cates and Co.; 
  • Maya's Modern Mediterranean; 
  • Nasher Sculpture Center; 
  • Norma's Café; 
  • Oh My Nosh!; 
  • Sample House; 
  • Sephora; 
  • Susan Saffron; 
  • Times Ten Cellars; 
  • Top Golf; 
  • Urban Spikes; and 
  • Yard Card Queen-East Dallas
Lagniappe Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 was the first Lagniappe Day of the year. Lagniappe means just a little something extra, a bonus. 

PTA placed a little lagniappe from their favorites list in every staff member's bin.  

Logra Wins Penny Wars!


They have won Sudie's North Texas Giving Day Penny Wars! Their free dress day passes will be sent out Friday, September 29th EOD. 

Please ensure that your students bring their pass every day they choose to wear free dress. No ripped jeans & crocs must have the strap behind their ankle. 

Got questions? Please contact Ms. Diaz,

Scoliosis Screenings

5th grade Scoliosis screenings will take place on October 9th & 10th.

Fifth grade girls received the info sheets on September 26th and will need to wear the appropriate undergarments on the days of screenings. They can bring it in their backpack if needed, since October 9th is picture day.

Class of 2025 DC Trip fundraising

Attention parents interested in being on the Class of 2025 DC Trip fundraising team!

We will be hosting a Zoom on Tuesday, October 3rd at 8pm to brainstorm fundraising ideas and a plan for the next year gearing up for the trip.  


If you are interested in being on the fundraising team, please join. Contact Shona Bell with any questions at or 202-907-5522.


Link to join:

Meeting ID: 841 9083 709

Password: 736868

Magnet High School Information Sessions - Oct 18

8th graders and parents!

Magnet High School Information Session October 18th 6pm-8pm

Here is the zoom link for the meeting


5:45-6:00 intro from Sudie Williams TAG Academy

6:00-6:15 Townview School of LAW

6:15-6:30 Booker T. Washington Performing and Visual ARTS

6:30-6:45 Townview School of BUSINESS

6:45-7:00 Townview School of HEALTH

7:00-7:15 Townview School of EDUCATION

7:15-7:30 Townview School of SEM

7:30-7:45 Townview School of TAG

7:45-8:00 closing statements from Sudie


ALSO! Check the High School tab on Ms. Brown's website weekly for any High School open house and information updates.

Meet Your Grade Level Reps

Did you know that each grade has two parent leads who work to enhance communication and build community? Grade Level Reps are volunteer positions that are coordinated through the PTA to organize grade-level events, assist with field trip support, act as a liaison to the grade-level teacher lead, and organize parent volunteers as needed.

 They also play a big part in reiterating important, timely info to make sure it isn't overlooked. This year's grade level reps are listed below. You may recognize their names from posting in your grade level GroupMe. If you ever need clarification on any info, they are a great place to start. 

4th: Stephanie Dolph & Kay Wood

5th: Liz Johnson & Elena Richey

6th: Lindsay Goldapp & Nikki Hurston

7th: Melissa Cunningham & Kristine Osborn

8th: Melanie Davis & Kristy Dixon

List of Remind Groups

Be in the know! Join the Remind groups for school classes and after-school activities.

Share Sudie Pictures

Share your awesome Sudie pictures here. You might make it into the yearbook!

Volunteers Required to Complete VOLY

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

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. 

Stock the Teacher Lounge!

Last week was the first time 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.

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

PTA Reflections
Sudie Website Calendar

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

Follow Our Fearless Leader

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

Principal Ladipo's handle is: @thebridgelad

Sudie Staff: Who's Who

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

Sudie Staff Contacts

Please refer to our Sudie Staff Quick Contacts for any staff contacts you may need. 

Staff new to Sudie are highlighted blue.

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