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Originally delivered on 10/5/2023 7:57 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 10.5.23

This Week's Quick 2:

1) OktoROARFest tickets are available for purchase - get early bird tickets while they are available !

2) Coffee with the Principal TOMORROW - Friday 10/6 @ 9AM

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo – Includes important field trip information!

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

Coffee with the Principal Tomorrow

Fall Break starts next week

PTA Meeting - October 19 w/ modern band concert following

Public School Funding - Make Your Voice Heard

Principal Appreciation Month

OktoROARFest - Tickets & Sign Up Parties

SBDM Curriculum Sub-Committee

Sudie TAG Homecoming Spirit Week

Sudie Fundraising Request Form

Fall Arts Fest Tickets Available - October 27 @ 6:30

Help the PTA reach 500 members

Nominate someone for September's Volunteer of the Month

Sudie Staff Shout Outs

Character Counts Week - Dress Up Days Ahead

Preorder House Hoodies

5th & 7th Grade Scoliosis Screening

7th Grade Bake Sale Signup 

8th Grade Magnet HS Info Session - Oct 18

From Principal Ladipo

 🦁 Click here to open as a PDF and read the whole letter, including the SECOND PAGE. 🦁


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 10: Middle School Students Field trip

OCT 11: Elementary Students Field trip

OCT 12 – 16: Fall Break

OCT 16 – 20: Character Counts Week

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: Fall Arts Fest (6:30PM) - featuring Orchestra, Modern Band, Choir & Art

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

NOV 7: No School - Election Day

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

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

Coffee with the Principal - TOMORROW!

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!

PTA Meeting - Save the Date!

Save the date for our next PTA meeting at Sudie on October 19th.

The Modern Band 1 & 2 concert will take place immediately after the meeting.

Public School Funding - Make Your Voice Heard

Texas PTA is proud to continue building upon our long-standing legacy of advocating to make every child’s potential a reality within the following pillars: Supporting Student Success, Health and Safety, Meaningful Assessment and Accountability, and Strengthening Public Schools.

On October 9th a special session at the Texas capital will begin focusing on public education, including school vouchers and public school funding. 

Our Texas State Representatives need to hear from parents with school aged children. 

Contact your state legislator at: and have your voice be heard.

OktoROARFest - Oct 21

Less than 3 weeks away from the best time of the year, OktoROARFest! Buy your early bird tickets today at!


Last call for Sponsorship opportunities, only a few remaining spots. Email to ensure you hit the deadline.


PARTIES, PARTIES, PARTIES! Grab a group of friends, Sudie Parents, or do it yourself! The donated parties allow for camaraderie, fundraising, and an all out great time.

Email with the theme, # of tickets, and approximate date.

SBDM Curriculum Subcommittee Opportunity

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 our school community. 

Various subcommittees focus on particular areas of need. A new subcommittee is being formed to evaluate current and future curriculum to better support teacher and student needs. This will be comprised of parents and teachers from middle school and elementary grades.

APPLY (complete even if just considering/undecided and would like more information):

Current openings:

  1. SBDM Curriculum Subcommittee Chair (1)

  2. SBDM Curriculum Subcommittee Parent Member* (2-4) 

  3. SBDM Curriculum Subcommittee Teacher Member* (2-4)

*At least one each from elementary and middle school grades

Subcommittee meeting dates are to be determined. 

SBDM General Meetings are virtual @ 7:00 PM on 9/11/23 (past), 11/13/23, 2/12/24 and 4/29/24.

Fundraising Request Form

Funds are those monies collected by students and school personnel, non-school organizations for school purposes, for school-related purposes, or for charitable, welfare, or other approved agencies.  

The principal is responsible for collecting, controlling, disbursing, and accounting for all school activity funds.  

23-24 Goal: Fund student enrichment activities, Student culture activities & Capstone Trips.

The Board of Control (BOC) meets once a month (last Friday) All fundraiser requests must be submitted to Ms. Anyssa Diaz (in the google form) by noon on the last Friday.   

Submit form here

Are we STILL talking about Membership? YES, WE ARE!

We are looking for 70 more people to sign up to be official PTA members to help us hit the 500 member goal. Did you only sign up one person in your family? Consider adding your spouse/co-parent, a grandparent, or purchase a family membership and include your kids.

Every person counts towards our goal. Log in to the NEWLY UPDATED website to join: 

Nominate someone for September's Volunteer of the Month

We've only received a handful of nominations and we KNOW so many parents are volunteering. Step up and do something kind for a parent: Help the Sudie 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 in person meeting on October 19. 

Note that Sudie PTA Exec Board members are not eligible. Complete this Google Form with your nomination! 

Sudie Staff Shout Outs

The school admin team would like to recognize outstanding staff members, and they need our help.

Use this form to recognize a Sudie Staff member who is going above and beyond this week

Sudie Shout Out

Character Counts
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.)

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

Scoliosis Screenings

Scoliosis screenings for 5th grade girls 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.

7th Grade Bake Sale Signup

7th grade is gearing up for their DC trip and will begin fundraising with our first bake sale of the year on Wednesday October 11th. 7th grade please sign up to participate in a bake sale!

It's fun and helps get us closer to DC!!

Scoliosis Screenings

Scoliosis screenings for 7th grade girls will take place on October 24th & 25th.

Seventh grade girls received info sheets on September 29th and will need to wear the appropriate undergarments on the days of screenings. 

DC Trip is Oct 10-13

Embark on an adventure with 8th grade peers

and discover the significance of Washington D.C.'s

famous monuments, incredible Smithsonian museums!

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

Passcode: Lions 

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.



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!

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 ( 

Grade Level Reps

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.

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

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. 

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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