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Originally delivered on 1/18/2024 4:10 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 1.18.24

This Week's Quick 3:

1) Join us for the inaugural Sudie TAG TALK on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30-8pm at the Angelika.

2) Please note that the Sudie TAG Open House has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 25th from 6:30-8:30pm. Sudie parent volunteers are needed to showcase Sudie Pride!

3)Parent Conferences will be held next week.

From Principal Ladipo

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JAN 18 - 7th Grade Parents DC Trip Meeting

JAN 22: Sudie Sports Committee Meeting

JAN 22-25: Parent Conferences

JAN 22-26: Support Staff Appreciation Week

JAN 23: PTO General Meeting

JAN 23 (REVISED DATE): Karate Trial Class


JAN 25 (REVISED DATE): Sudie Tag Open House (In-Person)

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)

TAG TALKS - January 24, 2024

Don’t miss our inaugural TAG Talk!  

Sudie TAG and Travis TAG PTAs are excited to kick off this new partnership to create a stronger TAG community by providing this memorable and educational opportunity for YOU! 

You don't want to miss it!  Note: there is a max capacity for this event, so make sure to RSVP thru the link today: 

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


*Reminder: This is an Adult Only event.  Please plan accordingly.

Thank you for your donations to NTGD. This event would not be possible without your support! 

February 10th - Sudie Cultural Event

We are in need of volunteers for a variety of positions to help with our 1st Sudie TAG Cultural Event. We need YOU, our Sudie Community, to make it a success!  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

Sudie Open House

Due to the inclement weather day, Open House has been postponed to Thursday, January 25th from 6:30-8:30pm at Sudie

Volunteers are still needed!

Those who already signed up, please email Ms. Garnica | to confirm (cancel if needed) your sign up. If haven't signed up but want to, use the link below!

Support Staff Appreciation Week

Next week (January 22-26) we will celebrate some of our most amazing Sudie staff stars. Please plan to drop labeled appreciation notes and gifts in the front door bins between Monday and Thursday! 

Coffee with the Principal - Recording

Attached is the recording and presentation from last week's Coffee with the Principal, including Guest speaker Officer Tony Newsome from the Dallas Police Department presenting on internet safety tips, cyberbullying, internet gaming and dangers of social media.
Passcode: Lions23! 

You don't want to miss listening to this!

Yearbook Holiday Bundle
PTO General Meeeting

We are excited to announce our first Post-Holiday General Meeting! Come grab a bite from an array of food and catch up with fellow Sudie parents.
Birdie's Eastside --

  • Date: January 23rd
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • First Round on Us!
  • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
  • Join us in the Private Room to discuss our successes from 2023 and upcoming ways to get involved.
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.

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,  

Talent Show - March 2, 2024


Dance, singing, instruments, comedy, etc. 

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

Sudie Sports 2.0

The Sudie Sports Committee was started in Fall 2021 by a group of parents looking to create opportunities for Sudie students to meet new friends, develop teamwork skills and learn different sports.  The response has been overwhelming! Hundreds of Sudie students have participated in soccer, volleyball, flag football and basketball teams at the Semones YMCA, the White Rock YMCA and the SVAA, and parents have started clubs in lacrosse, track & field, tennis, golf and climbing.  

We are excited to announce that Ms. Cambria Hammond will be assisting with Sudie Sports as we move to Sudie Sports 2.0. If you would like to be part of this initiative, please join the Sudie Sports Committee at its next meeting on Monday, January 22 at 7 pm via Zoom.  Please email Ms. Hammond at or Brandy Treadway at to receive the invite.  

After School Karate

There is still time to sign your scholar up! The Trial Class for Karate has been postponed to Next Tuesday, Jan 23 from 4-5pm. 

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.

*Scholarships available through Sudie Sports* Please contact Mrs. Hammond to work out scholarship options 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 -

DC Trip Meeting - TOMORROW

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 or on zoom at 6:30pm.  

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 562 401 0932
Passcode: GoLions!

Preference Choice Sheets
Attention 5th-7th grade parents!
It’s that time of year when your scholar will be deciding which electives they would prefer for 24-25! These are preferences and not guaranteed, but Counselor Brown always tries her best to ensure that your scholar receives at least one of their 1st choices.

These are due back Monday 22nd. No need to scan and email as this is NOT a first come first serve basis. 
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!

Reflections Results

Congrats to the record number of students who are advancing to the next round in Reflections!

* artwork by Nori Sardello



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!) 


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

Thank you Trustee Weinberg!

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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