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Originally delivered on 1/11/2024 2:50 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 1.11.24

This Week's Quick 3:

1) Join us for Coffee with the Principal Tomorrow at 9am on Zoom. Mr. Anthony Newsom from the Dallas Police Department will be speaking on the topic of Internet Safety and Social Media

2)Sudie TAG Open House will be held on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. Sudie parent volunteers are needed to showcase Sudie Pride!

3)Sudie TAG TALK on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Angelika.

From Principal Ladipo

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JAN 12: Coffee with the Principal

JAN 16: Karate Trial Class

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

JAN 22-25: Parent Conferences (Details coming soon)


FEB 10: Sudie Cultural Event

MAR 2: Sudie Talent Show

MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

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

Coffee with the Principal - TOMORROW, Jan 12 - 9AM

Guest speaker Officer Tony Newsome will be speaking to our parents. He currently serves as the training and community outreach specialist for the Dallas Police Department for DISD. 

His training includes, internet safety tips, cyberbullying, internet gaming and dangers of social media. 

Based on community feedback these were trending topics that needed to be addressed. Don’t miss out. Session will be recorded and sent out later.

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 0594 1368

Passcode: Lions!

TAG TALKS - January 24, 2024

We can't wait to see you at Sudie TAG + Travis TAG's inaugural TAG Talk!  It's one you don't want to miss!

The Google form includes more info regarding the topic for discussion as well as Dr. T's bio.  Check it out and RSVP here:

What is a TAG Talk?

A TAG Talk is an in-person program focused on navigating life as parents of talented and gifted children sponsored by the PTA. This is the first of (hopefully) many programs, each tackling a different obstacle affecting families of TAG scholars.


Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station


January 24, 2024


*Note: as a continued effort for out PTA to support parent education for our remarkable community, this will be an Adult Only event.  Please plan accordingly.

Thank you for your donations to NTGD and your support for this event! You don't want to miss this inaugural event as we kick off a new partnership to create a stronger TAG community!

February 10th - Sudie Cultural Event

You’re the missing piece to making a successful event! We are in need of volunteers for a variety of positions to help with our 1st Sudie TAG Cultural Event. Big or small, we can find the perfect way for you to join in on the fun.

Fill out the Google Form to let us know how you'd like to help: 

Around The World, The Sudie Way - Volunteer Interest Form

Questions?  Please e-mail

One Open House left! Please mark the date on your calendar and spread the word within your networks!

January 17th @ 6:30pm at Sudie

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 -

After School Karate on Tuesday's

New club alert! If your student is interested in Karate, Sudie will be hosting a trial class Tuesday, January 16th from 4pm - 5pm. Classes will be held in the Sudie Gym each week.

Click hereto view a flyer with more information.  

Trial Class RSVP:


Please review the flyer and links thoroughly as they contain registration/tuition fees, important dates and information.

 *Thank you Sudie PTA for both purchasing the mats and offering scholarships through PTA Sudie Sports. Please contact for more information.

Free Dress Fridays

Hey Sudie Fam! Free Dress Fridays are back!! Every Friday (& only on Fridays) Free Dress day passes will be sold outside the cafeteria and/or front foyer only in the morning. The passes are $2 each - CASH ONLY.

Students are only allowed to wear free dress on the Friday when their pass is purchased. No ripped jeans are allowed & please ensure all free dress is appropriate. All proceeds go to student enrichment activities!

 Questions? Email Ms. Diaz,  

Yearbook Holiday Bundle
2023 PTO Recap

PTO would like to wish you a Happy New Year! 2023 was a record breaking year for fundraising, sponsored activities, and overall participation. In 2023, PTO was able accomplish/support the following:

  • $20,000 to the 8th Grade DC Fund
  • $4,000+ to the Chess Club
  • Ron Clark Academy Sponsorship for the House Council Program (2 year membership)
  • 3-year License for the Social Studies Department & QuizIzz.
  • Thanksgiving Teacher's Luncheon
  • Christmas Teacher's Luncheon
  • Teacher's Christmas Party (w/drinks!)
  • Funding Higher Education Training for Staff (out of town)
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Raising over $32k at the Fall Auction and garnering a record number 25 parties to allow for Sudie families to connect

Please join us at our next General Meeting on January 23rd at 6:30pm. The Location will be announced next week!

Stock the Lounge

We will be mixing up the stock the lounge program in the new year. Please sign up for your family to sponsor a week.

Girls Healing Circles

Attention Parents of 4th-6th grade girls,

We have TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE for the spring semester!! The mission of the Girls Healing Circles is to inform and inspire 4th-6th grade girls so they grow up to be self-confident young ladies who appreciate their bodies, know how to process emotions in a healthy way, and look to other girls as sisters rather than as competition.

  • Five 90 minute circles after school (one Friday afternoon per month, starting Jan. 26th).
  • Circles are FUN and include drum circles and arts & crafts! 
  • Includes Neuroacoustic soundtracks designed to improve sleep, emotional resilience, and anxiety (for optional at-home use).
  • Circles are led by a Sudie mom who is also a Neuroacoustic Sound Therapist and Emotion Release Practitioner.

Wonder what happens in these circles?  Watch this video!

Sign your daughter up at  


The YMCA Presents - Athletes in Training (AIT)

AIT offers coaching in flexibility, coordination, and agility to children (8-12 years old) starting January 2024. The program is focused on enhancing performance and designed with aspiring athlete in mind. 

To learn more please contact: Carolina Balderas -

In honor of School Board Recognition Month, please join us in celebrating our trustee, Sarah Weinberg. 

Thank you Trustee Weinberg!

Talent Show - March 2, 2024


Dance, singing, instruments, comedy, etc. 

Acts must be under 3 minutes for groups and 2 minutes for solos. 

Digital Box Tops - BONUS!

If you haven't signed up for Box Tops use the code: NEWD80XV and get 20 extra bonus box tops! And if you shop at 4 eligible items and Sudie receives 40 points! 

  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!

DC Trip Meeting

Attention 7th Grade Parents,

The Class of 2025 parent meeting to discuss the DC trip will be held on January 18, 2024 in the Sudie auditorium at 6:30pm.  

Recess Volunteers Needed

Middles School Parents,

Please consider signing up for recess duty in the new year!!

As you are planning for your 2024, come spend some time with your student outside. The kids love this

High School Applications

Calling all 8th grade parents! 

If you are need of assistance with your student's application, please email Counselor Brown - Review the graphic for more information!

Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Please bring your friends and family to join us at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival with Pan-African Connection and The Dock Bookshop selling books and more, SDCC Book Club hosted by the South Dallas Cultural Center and Black Girls in Art Spaces, workshops, storytelling, and more. Refreshments will be served. 

12 noon-1PM CST 

IG Live with Rae Chesny aka The Zora Girl and Dr. Ashley Wade in conversation

(virtual with Dr. Ashley Wade in person at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center)

12 noon-1 PM CST

DMA Afro-Atlantic Histories Workshop

Details to come.

(in-person at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center)

1:30-2:30 PM CST

Sounds of Past with Sheran Keyton

Children 5-12 years old will be enraptured by the stories and song of our ancestors and have a chance to make their own musical instrument to take home. All ages welcome. This is an adult/child activity; all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

(in-person at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center)

Sign up here:

3-4:45 PM CST

Adinkra Printmaking Workshop with Ashley Jordan 

Beginner-friendly printmaking and basic collage methods, allowing you to explore your creativity and artistic abilities. All ages welcome. This is an adult/child activity; all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

(in-person at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center)

Sign up here:


Coyote Rock

Coyote Rock presents the audience with a unique storytelling performance that weaves together movement, literacy, and videography, with a focus on education and sharing Indigenous culture and history. Some performances feature installation, elevating the overall atmosphere. They also incorporate dance, traditional instruments and props to enhance the storytelling experience. For audiences 6 and older.

(in-person and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center)



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!) 

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


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.

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 Sudie 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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