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Originally delivered on 11/16/2023 3:18 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 11.16.23

This Week's Quick 1:

1) The Reflections PTA Program celebrates creative arts in our schools. Submissions are DUE TOMORROW! 

From Principal Ladipo

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ENDS TODAY: NJHS Canned Food Drive

TOMORROW: PTA Reflections Art Submissions Due

TOMORROWGrandfriends' Day


ENDS TOMORROWAnti-Bullying Week

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)

MAY 4: Spring Action

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

Dismissal Changes

If you need to change your student's dismissal/after school transportation, please communicate your change to Ms. Diaz or Ms. Carballos by email, phone or Remind NO LATER than 3:30pm. 

This is to ensure that all students receive dismissal directions within an early enough time frame. Please DO NOT text your student dismissal changes as students are NOT allowed to use their cell phones during instructional hours 8:35am-3:55pm. 

Ms. Diaz - Office Manager


Ms. Carballos - Data Controller



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!

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:


Come to the Book Fair before or after school before it ends tomorrow!

Students are allowed in the Book Fair before or after school ONLY with an ADULT.

Students may ONLY enter the fair during school with a NOTE from their teacher or an ADULT. 

Food Drive - LAST DAY

Sudie’s NJHS is hosting a food drive for the North Texas Food Bank. 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. Today is the last day to donate!

Grandfriends Day

We are excited to welcome our Grandfriends to Sudie TAG this Friday, November 17!


Our Grandfriends Day events will include a reception with light bites, an introduction to our school by our amazing Principal Ladipo, performances by Sudie cheerleaders, orchestra, and modern band, student-led school tours, Book Fair, Sudie Swag, and more!  Special thanks to Central Market for its generous donation of delicious treats for our reception. 


Please review the important information on parking, check-in, and other day-of details before your arrival.  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.  We look forward to having our Grandfriends on campus!

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.

October Volunteer of the Month!

Not having a meeting in November wasn't going to stop us from recognizing a Volunteer of the Month for October! 

Congratulations to Kate Wiseheart - our PTA October Volunteer of the Month. Kate has worked many long hours creating a wide variety of creative materials to support our school. 

From the designs and videos promoting North Texas Giving Day to the amazing new recruiting pamphlet, Kate always steps up when needed and the end results are spectacular. Thank you, Kate! 

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. 

Anti-Bullying Week

Tomorrow is the last day of Anti-Bullying Week. See below for the theme 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 

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 -

Autism Support Event - Nov 28

The Special Services Dept. has been hosting several events for parents of special education students. Please see the informational flyer for details on the upcoming Autism Support event scheduled for November 28th.


If your student is in Middle School art, they have until TOMORROW to pick up their artwork. Any artwork that is not claimed will be discarded. 

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!!

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!

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

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!

Free Dress Fridays

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.

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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