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Originally delivered on 11/2/2023 4:42 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 11.2.23

This Week's Quick 1:

1) Please join us for Coffee with the Principal TOMORROW! Special guest speakers will talk about adolescents with anxiety and depression and also present on scholars who are Twice Exceptional.

Newsletter Contents

Letter from Principal Ladipo

Upcoming Dates At-A-Glance

Coffee with the Principal - Tomorrow

Sudie/Rangers Spirit with Jeans 

Shake Shack Dine & Donate

Bake Sale for Next Year's D.C. Trip

Book Fair

Sign Up to Bring a Pie

Open House Volunteer Sign-up

Dyslexia Meetings

Grandfriends Day

Spelling Bee

MS Winter Dance

Picture Retakes

7th Grade Bake Sale Signup

8th Grade Magnet Application Assistance - Nov 8

8th Grade HS Preview Recordings

Cultural Celebrations (Diwali & Dia de los Muertos)

From Principal Ladipo

 🦁 Click here to open as a PDF.🦁


TOMORROW: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00A on ZOOM

TOMORROW: Sudie Free Dress Day Fundraiser

TOMORROW & Nov 8: Dyslexia Parent Meetings

NOV 3 & 8: Dyslexia Meetings

NOV 6: Shake Shack Dine and Donate 

NOV 6: Virtual Open House on Zoom

NOV 7: No School - Election Day

NOV 10 - 17: Book Fair

NOV 13: SBDM Meeting @ 7:00P on ZOOM

NOV 13: Photo Retakes

NOV 13 - 17: Anti Bullying Week

NOV 17: PTA Reflections Art Submissions Due

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day

NOV 20 – 24: NO SCHOOL

DEC 4: Virtual Open House on Zoom

DEC 13: Spelling Bee

DEC 15: MS Winter Dance

JAN 17: General Open House at Sudie

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

Coffee with the Principal - TOMORROW

Warm up this month with some coffee with Principal Ladipo! 

Coffee with the Principal will take place Friday, November 3rd at 9am through Zoom (linked below) with guest speakers, Ms. Jessie Skinner and Ms. Kristen Hodge. 

Jessie Skinner will be presenting on adolescents with anxiety and depression. Ms. Hodge will be presenting on scholars that are Twice Exceptional.  

We hope you tune in to know all upcoming Sudie information. Questions? Email Ms. Diaz -  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 880 9512 5005

Passcode: Lions! 

Rangers Spirit with Jeans

LET’S GO RANGERS! ⚾️ In honor of the Texas Rangers winning the 2023 World Series, students and staff may wear Sudie/Rangers spirit wear with jeans! Show your pride and let’s celebrate! 🎉

NOTE: Tomorrow’s Free Dress Friday is POSTPONED to next Friday, November 10th. 

Questions? Email me at 

Join Sudie at Shake Shack

Come out to Shake Shack on Preston/Royal on MONDAY!

Enjoy burgers, a shake and support Sudie! school on Tuesday.

Bake Sale for D.C. Trip

The Class of 2025 will be hosting a bake sale in front of school every Friday 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.

Book Fair

Coming soon! November 10 - 17


Volunteers Needed!! - Sign up here!


Create an eWallet for now! Digital money is so much easier!! 

eWallet Creation -

eWallet Info -

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!

Mark these Open House Dates on your calendar, and please spread the word within your networks.
Virtual Start Time: 6:00p

In Person Start Time: 6:30p

Open House Volunteer Sign-Up

Calling all Sudie Parents! 

Want to share some Sudie pride? Sign up to volunteer for our Sudie Open House! Showcase our school from STEM and Fine Arts to Sudie Cheer and Basketball!

The Open House will be Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30p-8:30p.

 For further info, contact Ms. Carballos -

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.

Special Services Events

The Special Services Dept. is hosting several events for parents of special education students. Please see the informational flyer that details upcoming events specifically designed for our special education community. 

Nov 9 - Make It Take It

Nov 14 - Special Education Parent Academy

Nov 15 - Special Education for Beginners

Nov 28 - Autism Support

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. All of their students may join them at the selected time.    

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 

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. 

Let's get these kids to DC!!

Magnet Application Assistance

Calling all 8th Grade Parents!

The magnet application window opened yesterday!

- Attend Discover DISD this Saturday Nov. 4th 9am-1pm at Adamson HS to talk to ALL DISD high schools!! One stop shop!

- Log onto to begin the process (name, address, and 
email that you check daily, etc.)

- Finally, attend the in-person application workshop next Wed. 8th 6:30-7:30 here at Sudie in the auditorium to get all questions answered and to receive help in uploading: proof of residency (bring either an electrical bill, gas bill, or water bill), recent report card (Counselor Brown has extras if the student lost theirs, and test scores ( also has extras if student lost theirs).

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.

Celebrate Diwali - the Hindu Festival of Lights!

Vickery Branch Library is packing this 5-day celebration into one fun-filled event- A week early! 

What is Diwali? Diwali is a major holiday throughout India, and many religions around India celebrate this holiday. One of the ways this holiday is observed is by lighting small oil lamps known as ‘diyas’ in honor of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good fortune. The lamps symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and evil.

Join them on Saturday, Nov 4 from 11am-2pm. Click here for more information:

Kids will receive 5 house points for attending, wearing Sudie Swag, and posting a picture to the FB Page or showing proof of attendance in some way. 

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, the North Oak Cliff Branch Libray will host the Anita Martinez Ballet Folkorico dance group. They hope that you will feel transported to Mexico during this interactive show which features dances, costumes, music, art, and folklore from the regions of Sinaloa, Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, and many more areas of Mexico.

Join them on Saturday, Nov 4 from 11am-1pm. Click here for more information:

This program is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. 

Kids will receive 5 house points for attending, wearing Sudie Swag, and posting a picture to the FB Page or showing proof of attendance in some way. 



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!

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:

PTA Reflections
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! 

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.

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

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.

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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