A message from DISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde below.Note: This is copy-pasted from a district-wide email that was sent October 10th.
The Texas legislature has begun a special session to once again try to divert public school funds to pay for private school subsidies. The Governor has also instructed the legislature to take up a list of political hot-button issues, including border security, public safety, and even COVID-19 vaccine restrictions.
The one thing the Governor isn’t allowing the legislature to consider is the one thing we need: a funding increase for public schools. State funding for public schools hasn’t increased since 2019. Since then, inflation has gone up 19%, which has forced Dallas ISD and all other DFW-area school districts to dip into savings to pass deficit budgets. Without help from our state legislature, Texas public schools are not fiscally sustainable.
The Governor and state leaders are counting on political pressure to pass private school vouchers. What they’re not counting on is you. They’ve scheduled this special session during the school year in hopes that we’ll be too busy teaching children to speak up for them. That’s why I’m emailing you – I need you to email them.
Click here to send state lawmakers the message that they need to support public schools, not subsidize private schools.https://p2a.co/XYRBXzGI hate asking you to do one more thing in a busy workweek, but I would never forgive myself if I didn’t ask. And I know we’d all regret it if we didn’t speak up for our kids. After all, our students can’t vote, and many of our legislators aren’t listening to our kids. That’s why I need you to be their voice!
Stephanie S. Elizalde, Ed.D. Superintendent Dallas ISD
Orders Due October 13th!
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 fall of 2024 for house zip-up hoodies.
SBDM Curriculum Subcommittee Opportunity - deadline TODAY, Oct 11
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.
* Stay tuned for information on Theater's performance in November.
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
Do your kids come home and say something sweet about one of the teachers or faculty members at Sudie and you think...that was so nice, I should tell them that! Well...here is your chance!
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.
Character Counts - Oct 16-20
Students may choose to participate in either Homecoming Spirit Week or Character Counts dress up days.
7th GRADE NEWS
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!