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Originally delivered on 10/26/2023 6:20 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 10.26.23

This Week's Quick 1:

1) Join us for TOMORROW's Sudie Fine Arts Fall Fest featuring Orchestra, Modern Band 3, Choir & Art. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. The program starts at 6:30pm.

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

Sudie Fine Arts Fall Fest Tickets Available - Oct 27 @ 6:30

Book Character Day

Sign Up to Bring a Pie

Gifted and Talented Resources

Dyslexia Meetings

Boo-Grams to Support Cheer

Big Thought Spooky Mic Night

Grandfriends Day

Spelling Bee

MS Winter Dance

2023-24 Parent Needs Assessment

Red Ribbon Week

Student Shout-Out Submissions

Picture Retakes

Help the PTA reach 500 members

7th Grade Bake Sale Signup

8th Grade Magnet HS Info Session - Oct 18

From Principal Ladipo

 🦁 Click here to open as a PDF.🦁


OCT 23-27: Red Ribbon Week

OCT 27: Book Character Day

OCT 27: Fall Pop-Up Celebrations (4th-8th grade)

OCT 27: Fall Arts Fest (6:30P) - featuring Varsity Orchestra, Modern Band 3, Choir & Art

OCT 31: Big Thought Spooky Mic Night

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

NOV 3: Sudie Free Dress Day Fundraiser

NOV 3 & 8: Dyslexia Parent Meetings

NOV 6: Shake Shack Dine and Donate 

NOV 7: No School - Election Day

NOV 13: SBDM Meeting @ 7:00P on ZOOM

NOV 13: Photo Retakes

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

DEC 13: Spelling Bee

DEC 15: MS Winter Dance

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

Get Your Tickets Today!

The Fine Arts Fall Fest will take place tomorrow at 6:30pm at Sudie. It will feature 

  • Modern Band 3
  • Varsity Orchestra
  • 6th-8th Grade Choir
  • Middle School Art

All attendees (including students) need a ticket due to auditorium capacity (Students performing on stage do not need a ticket, any student watching in the audience does)

Reserve your seat today!!

* Stay tuned for information on Theater's performance in November.

Volunteers Needed!


Fall Arts Fest is in need of chaperones. There are still 5 openings that must be filled by Friday. 

All volunteers receive a free ticket to the show.  Backstage volunteers can take turns watching so they will not miss their student's performance.   

If you'll be there anyway with your students, help out Mr. McFatter and all the Fine Arts teachers to make this event a success!

Book Character Day + Red Ribbon Week "Scare off Drugs" Day - TOMORROW

Hey Sudie Fam! We are hosting our annual Book Character Day tomorrow! Students may choose a character from any book to dress up following these guidelines:

  • Bring the book you are representing
  • Remember to follow the school dress code
  • Characters should be chosen that aren’t violent or too scary
  • Masks are allowed but must be removed during instruction
  • If you do not want to wear a costume, you can wear spirit wear or your uniform

We look forward to seeing the book characters come to life! Got questions? Email Ms. Diaz at

Sign up To Bring a Pie

🥧 Please sign up to provide a faculty member a Thanksgiving pie. It’s a Sudie tradition!  

You are invited to bring a specific pie, or hit the easy button and sign up to donate money and we will buy the pie!

Gifted and Talented Resources

Ms. Gabrielle Herrera is the Gifted and Talented Manager at Sudie. Check out the wealth of resources she has on her website:

Dyslexia Meetings in November

Our Sudie's Dyslexia Interventionist, Ms. Hodge, has two parent meetings in the month of November. 

The first meeting will be held Friday, November 3rd at our November session of Coffee with the Principal at 9am. 

The second meeting will be held November 8th at 6pm in person in the Sudie Library. 

Some topics that will be discussed are 'What is Dyslexia', 'House Bill 3928', 'Ways to help at home'. These meetings are held for parents of students with Dyslexia. All are welcome to attend.

Boo-Grams Orders Due

👻 BOO! 👻 Tomorrow, October 27th, is the last day to purchase Boo-Grams! Get yours here today or purchase tomorrow before school in the front foyer.  

These will be delivered next week. Cheerleaders have been hard at work packaging and selling 👻

Big Thought Spooky Mic Night

Big Thought is having a family engagement event on October 31st and hope that you are able to attend and see some of the work the students are doing. Any staff, students or families in the building at the time are also welcome to stop and see what is happening.  

Grandfriends Day

We would love to have our students’ grandparents and other grandfriends join us at Sudie’s campus for Grandfriends Day on Friday, November 17, 2023!


Grandfriends who want to attend should RSVP no later than Wednesday, November 15 here: Sudie L. Williams TAG Grandfriends' Day 2023 (

If grandfriends are visiting multiple students in both elementary and middle school, they are permitted to attend only the morning or only the afternoon event, and all of their students may join them at the selected time.    

September Volunteer of the Month

Congrats to our September volunteer of the month, Corey Admire. She was nominated for all of her efforts as the Chair of the SBDM Building & Facilities subcommittee ensuring that the bond money allocated to Sudie is utilized. 

She received this exclusive Top Banana Award trophy and a special thank you gift from the PTA for dedicating so much time and energy to the school.

Know someone who deserves the award? You can nominate at any time by completing this form.

2023-2024 Parent Needs Assessment

The DISD Counseling Department is looking forward to supporting your scholar's social-emotional, academic, and career development growth this year.  

Please complete this brief survey to help plan and develop quality programs that best meet the needs of your scholar and family. Your input is valuable, and your responses are anonymous.

Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week is here!  Red ribbon inspires our kids to be happy, brave, & drug-free! Join us in our MISSION to help keep kids drug-free!

Tomorrow's Themes with Jeans is: SCARE off drugs!... (costume)

Picture Retakes

SAY CHEESE! Monday, November 13th, LifeTouch will return to take Picture Retakes. 

The retakes will be held in the morning at the Sudie Auditorium. As these photos will be used for our Sudie Yearbook, please have your students come in their Best Free Dress! 

If your student is NOT retaking their photo, they are expected to wear their Sudie uniform. 

Need more info? Email Ms. Diaz at 


Have you ever wondered if you actually signed up to be a PTA member this year and don't know how to check? 

Send an email to Amy DiCarlo ( and she can confirm whether or not you've renewed your membership this year. Remember....just because you have a Membership Toolkit account doesn't mean that you're an official member of our PTA.

If you know you haven't, please do. Every person counts towards our goal. Login in to the NEWLY UPDATED website to join:

OktoROARFest was HUGE success!

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Attendees, Donators, and Volunteers for making this the best night yet.

With record attendance and number of parties, we have currently raised over $31,500, more than doubling last year’s total!

Good news — party spots are still available and will be open until November 5th! 

Visit to support our hosts and sell out the parties!

-Rohit Dand, PTO President (Dad’s Club)

Class of 2023 Legacy Gift Donation

The Sudie Class of 2022-2023 dedicated an outdoor chess table during a dedication ceremony during homecoming week.

From Principal Ladipo: Chess is the language of different generations. Now thanks to the 22-23 Sudie Alumni past, current and future Sudie Lions can continue the Chess Tradition!

7th Grade Bake Sale Signup

Please sign up for a bake sale to help fundraise for the 7th grade DC trip. You can do it solo or get a group together. 

UPDATE: Tomorrow - 10/27 is cancelled due to rainy weather!

Let's get these kids to DC!!

Scoliosis Screening

Scoliosis screenings for 8th-grade boys will take place on 10/30/23 and 10/31/2023. The students will be screened during Health class. They have to remove their shirt unless they wear a compression shirt. If they do not want to participate, Nurse Bennett must be informed by 10/28/2023. 

High School Preview Recordings

Did you miss the Zoom sessions for the Choice and/or Magnet High School Previews?  

If so, you can view the recordings on Counselor Brown's webpage:

Be sure check back on the site 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!

Student Shout-Outs

Please send any accomplishments, awards or praises of any Sudie Activties/Clubs/Sports to Lily Strong at so we can be sure to properly recognize our students!  

Feel free to send photos that can be shared on Enews and our Facebook Page! 

Fundraising Request Form

If you are interested in scheduling a fundraiser for a Sudiie club or grade level please fill out the below form.

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

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

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! 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.

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 fully staff Middle School recess on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS by signing up here

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

PTA Reflections
Grade Level Reps

Grade Level Reps: 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

Sudie Website Calendar

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

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

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

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