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Originally delivered on 12/7/2023 5:39 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 12.7.23

This Week's Quick 1:

1) Join us for this month's PTA meeting via Zoom on December 14th at 6pm. The meeting will also be live-streamed in the Sudie auditorium for parents attending the choir and orchestra immediately following at 7pm.

2) UPDATE: School Release at 12:50pm on Friday, December 22nd.

From Principal Ladipo

 🦁 Click here to open as a PDF.🦁

Principal Letter

DEC 7 - 22: 12 Days of Sudie Holiday Cheer

DEC 7: PTO Christmas Caroling

DEC 7 & 8: Theater Performance

DEC 13: Texas PTA Webinar - Understanding and Responding to the Fentanyl Crisis

DEC 13: Spelling Bee

DEC 14: PTA Meeting @6pm on Zoom

DEC 14: Choir and Orchestra Concert  

DEC 15: MS Winter Dance 

DEC 18: 4th & 5th grade pop-up celebration (in-school)

DEC 22: Last day before winter break; 12:50pm early release day

DEC 22: No Big Thought (All students must be picked up or ride the bus) 

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


JAN 12: Coffee with the Principal

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

JAN 17: PTA Program

Feb 10: Cultural Day

MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

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


6:00 PM PTA General Meeting on zoom

7:00 PM Choir and Orchestra Concert

The December PTA General Meeting will be live streamed in the auditorium for parents attending the concert. 

12 Days of Sudie Holiday Cheer

We hope you're ready for our 12 Days of Sudie Holiday Cheer! Beginning December 7th, through December 22nd with some special surprise treats scattered throughout the 12 days. 

Note about dress code during 12 Days of SHC:

Students are encouraged to dress up each day according to each theme! However, for themed days that don't require full dress, students are expected to wear their uniform bottoms/tops etc. for that day. Ex. Candy cane lane: Wear uniform with your candy cane accessories.  Please review the graphic for each theme day & read the description below!

Day 1 - Dress up as an elf

Day 2 - Holiday lights/something shiny & bright

Day 3 - All white

Day 4 - Best grinch style (green)

Day 5 - Candy cane accessories

Day 6 - Best Flannels

Day 7 - Ugliest sweater

Day 8 - Your comfiest sweatpants

Day 9 - Holiday Socks

Day 10 - Wear gold/silver

Day 11 - Blue & white 

Day 12 - Holiday/Winter PJs

Be sure to show your Sudie Lion holiday cheer!

Elementary Lunch and Recess Sign-Up

Hi Sudie Parents! 

As part of our 12 days of Sudie Holiday Cheer we will be gifting all teachers an hour lunch!

We are asking parents to help chaperone 4th & 5th Grade Lunch & Recess located in the cafeteria and outdoor playground. Please click the link below to sign up.

For questions please email Ms. Diaz -

SAVE Mr. Quadri's job!

It's five days before the premiere of the non-musical version of Les Miserables. and actors are still on script, cast members are absent, the stage manager is sick, the set is unbuilt and we only have twelve dollars left in the budget! 

Oh, and did I mention that the principal is bringing the superintendent to opening night to see if funding for the entire theatre program should be cut.

lt's an absolute Director's Nightmare!

Join us this Thursday or Friday at 6:00PM in the Sudie TAG auditorium to find out if the cast and crew pulls it all together —or if Principal Ladipo cuts the Drama Program and FIRES Mr. Q!

Tickets are free for students and $5 for adults. Purchase tickets at the door or on our website at 

Coffee with the Principal - Recording

Did you miss last week's Coffee with the Principal? If so, you can access the presentation and recording here:

Mrs. Herrera presented on Gifts for the Gifted and Counselor Brown presented on Personal Graduation Plans & Endorsements.

Congratulations Ms. Rathbun!

Join us in celebrating Ms. Rathbun as she has been selected as the Dallas ISD 2023-2024 Teacher of Promise for our campus! Congratulations Ms. Rathbun!

Final Bake Sale of 2023!

The last DC fundraiser bake sale of 2023 is this Friday! 

We’ve added a pre-pay option for those scholars who don’t have cash or Venmo. You can add funds to the Sudie pto Venmo (@sudie-pto - put your students name + bake sale in comments) and they can choose their treats! 

We’ll be at the front of school and the bus line.

Christmas Caroling & Waffles

The Sudie halls were filled with holiday cheer this morning with holiday caroling! Thank you to all the parents who came out and sang to EVERY class! It is a loved holiday tradition!

A huge thank you to the 4th grade class for waking up early and making waffles for the staff ... it was very appreciated and a great way to start off the 12 days of Holiday Cheer!

Winter Purse

🎁 Click here to open as a PDF. 🎁

Pullover Weather!

It’s getting cold outside! Stock up on the classic blue pullover hoodie. A few youth sizes of house zip-up hoodies also available!

Sudie Choir Raffle


Three lucky families will get their entire street serenaded on December 19th!

HOW YOU CAN GET THEM TO YOUR STREET? Purchase raffle tickets here!! 

Only 200 tickets will be sold so get them fast!

Winners will be selected December 14th and notified at that time.

All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Sudie Fine Arts Guild.

*Limited area for caroling is 5 mile radius of White Rock Lake. 

Cultural Day

Mark your calendars!  Sudie is hosting our INAUGURAL cultural day with  "Around The World, The Sudie Way"  Saturday, February 10th from 4-6:30 PM.

Interested in being a bigger part of the day by volunteering?  We would love to have you lend knowledge and pride of YOUR culture!  Please fill out the interest form below and we'll be in touch soon!

Around The World, The Sudie Way - Volunteer Interest Form

Questions?  Please e-mail


Texas PTA will host a panel of experts to discuss the fentanyl crisis and how it's impacting our children and communities 

Wednesday, December 13, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST 

Click here for more information.

The Texas State PTA President, Jennifer Easley, was recently 

featured in the Dallas News. Click here to read.

Please contact your State House and State Senate representatives to let them know your position on this important issue.  To see who represents you, visit here.

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 -

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


Middle School Winter Dance

Get your Winter Dance tickets today.  Price will increase at door.

Not sure what to wear? Check out the flyer -- anything (appropriate) goes!! 

7th Grade Days of Winter Signup

The 12 Days of Winter are here! Each class has picked one of the themes and is sponsoring treats for the lounge that day. 

7th grade will be doing a charcuterie board and Mini sparkling Ciders to go with the New Year's Theme. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Please sign up to bring an item (if you'd prefer to send money and we'll shop for you, you can Venmo Shona Bell @shon-bell)

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.


Congratulations to our Elementary UIL Participants!



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 December 31, 2023.

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!

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.

Meet Ms. Cambria Hammond

Greeting Sudie Family! 

I am thrilled to introduce myself as Cambria Hammond, the newest staff addition to the Sudie Williams TAG Family! It is with great enthusiasm that I join this community of brilliant and exceptional children.  

My primary role this year is to provide comprehensive student support, utilizing various techniques such as pullouts and interventions, to ensure that every student learns in a manner that best suits their needs.

Additionally, I will serve as the 504-case manager, SST co-chair, attendance recovery, Campus Sudie Sports Rep and activity buses. By fulfilling these responsibilities, I aim to contribute to a highly successful academic year. I am genuinely excited to collaborate with all of you, as together we can create an environment where every student thrives.

Please remember that I am here for you and your scholar. Don't hesitate to reach out to me for any reason at all. I am eager to assist in any way I can.



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.  

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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