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Originally delivered on 11/9/2023 9:28 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 11.9.23

This Week's Quick 2:

1) Please join PTA if you haven't already. Only 60 more members needed to get us to our goal!


2) The Reflections PTA Program celebrates creative arts in our schools. Encourage your student to submit AS MANY entries into AS MANY categories as they would like – DUE NOV 17! 

From Principal Ladipo

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NOV 10 - 17: Book Fair

NOV 13: SBDM Meeting @ 7:00P on ZOOM

NOV 13: Photo Retakes

NOV 13 - 16: NJHS Canned Food Drive

NOV 13 - 17: Anti Bullying Week

NOV 14: PTO Meeting @ 6:30p

NOV 14: Principal for a Day winners – win this at the spring auction on May 4th!

NOV 17: PTA Reflections Art Submissions Due

NOV 17: Grandfriends' Day: Remember to RSVP

NOV 20 – 24: NO SCHOOL

DEC 1: Coffee with the Principal

DEC 4: Virtual Open House on Zoom

DEC 5: Dine & Donate at Mendocino Farms (We Dine - They Donate!)

DEC 13: Spelling Bee

DEC 14: PTA Meeting

DEC 15: MS Winter Dance

DEC 22: Last Day before winter break; early release days

DEC 31: Last day to order Land's End Uniforms for Giveback (see below)


JAN 17: General Open House at Sudie (In-Person)

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

We are GRATEFUL for you!

THANK YOU to everyone for getting us so close to our 500 member goal – just 60 people short! As your reward, we are NOT going to have a contest or tell you time is running out! What we are going to do is THANK YOU for signing up! THANK YOU for reading these emails! THANK YOU for supporting our school with this simple act! 

And if you haven't yet, maybe consider doing it today? It doesn't take long.

1. Log into your Membership Toolkit account.

2. Go to this page to join. Just because you have an account doesn't mean you're a member. Email if you're not sure if you've joined this year.

If you were a member last year and haven’t yet signed up, look for an email soon asking you to join this year. 500 PTA members was a big stretch for a school of 442 kids but we still think we can get there. 

Teacher of the Year - Ms. Herrera!

Massive congratulations to Ms. Herrera for winning Sudie L. Williams Teacher of the Year 2023-2024!

Your dedication and passion truly shine through. Working relentlessly many weekends and weekdays afterschool to bring nothing but excellence in our school! 

It’s awesome to see your hard work recognized through TMSCA, chess, GEMUN, G/T, recruitment and the list goes on! We couldn’t be more thrilled for you and we are excited to see all the amazing things you’ll continue to achieve in the future. Well done growing gifted leaders one talent at a time!

We are grateful for all of our staff: Celebrate w/ 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.

We Need 5 More Pie Sponsors!

🥧 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!

**Pie Drop-off Will Be Tues-Weds (14th & 15th) of next week. Check your email for details if you've already volunteered - thanks!

The National Reflections PTA Program serves to celebrate creative arts in the school community. If you are a multi-talented artist, we would LOVE for you to submit AS MANY  entries into AS MANY categories as you’d like!  

Every entry will receive 10 HOUSE POINTS! 

The deadline to submit your entries is Friday, November 17, 2023. 

Entry forms can be found here:

PARENTS – The only requirement for application is that you be a registered PTA  member. You can do that here:

Questions? Contact Crystal Rodzoch at:

SBDM General Meeting

Join us for the second SBDM general meeting of the year to hear updates on current subcommittee initiatives. This meeting will be virtual only. All are welcome!

When: Monday, November 13th @ 7:00 PM

Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 835 4208 5782

Passcode: Sudie!

Save the Date for Future Meetings: Virtual @ 7:00 PM on 2/12/24 and 4/29/24

Book Fair

Starting Tomorrow! November 10 - 17


Volunteers Needed!! - Sign up here!


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

eWallet Creation -

eWallet Info -

Sudie’s NJHS is hosting a food drive for the North Texas Food Bank Mon, November 13th - Thu, November 16th! Be sure to support the NJHS by donating the food cans listed in the graphic. The grade with the most cans wins a WEEK OF FREE DRESS the week after Thanksgiving.

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 

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.    

Land's End Fundraising Opportunity!

Did you know Land's End will donate a portion of sales back to Sudie if we reach $5,000 in total sales by the end of the year.

We are only about $800 short, so this would be a great time to stock up on cold-weather uniforms. 

Visit the link below and enter Sudie's School Code (900195801) to get started.

Visit this link to enter Sudie's School Code and Shop

Anti-Bullying Week

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week. See below for the themes with Jeans.

Sudie TAG Theater Co Presents

It’s five days before the premiere...and high school drama director, Chris, has actors who are still on script, cast members absent from rehearsal, a sick stage manager, an unbuilt set and only twelve dollars left in the budget. Oh, and the principal is bringing the superintendent on opening night to see if funding for the drama program for the district should be cut. It’s a director’s nightmare..." 

Come see the Theater III students perform "Director's Nightmare"

December 6 and 7 

Sudie TAG Auditorium 

6:00 PM

Tickets available soon 

Coffee with the Principal - Recording

Did you miss Coffee with the Principal last Friday? Here are the links to the Zoom recording, CWP slides, Jessie Skinner Site, and Plagiarism Document. 

Guest speaker Jessie Skinner presented on adolescents with anxiety and depression. Ms. Hodge presented on Dyslexia.

Principal for the Day!

Introducing Principal Dand and Principal Hargrove visiting our campus Tuesday, November 14th

Join the PTO's spring auction 2024 for a chance to win Principal for a Day for your student!

Spring Auction is May 4th - theme coming soon!

Free Dress Fridays

The Free Dress Fundraiser resumes Tomorrow, November 10th! Please ensure your student brings $2 cash only. Money will be collected in the front foyer and outside the cafeteria.

Review the graphic for more details and email with any questions.  

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.

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 -

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

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!!

Theater shirts-order deadline November 15!

For 8th grade Theater III students:

Purchase a wonderful momento of your student's part in Director's Nightmare for both yourself and your actor. Cast and crew names will be listed on the back of the shirt. 

Please order today. Preorders are being taken until November 15th. Shirts will be delivered to school week of December 4.

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!

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:

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

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:

Join the Sudie PTA Facebook Group!
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