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Originally delivered on 1/25/2024 3:30 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 1.25.24

This Week's Quick 2:

1)Sudie TAG Open House Tonight, January 25th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please share with interested families!

2) Sudie L. Williams TAG Academy has been ranked as the #1 Best Elementary School in North Texas! 

From Principal Ladipo

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JAN 22-26: Support Staff Appreciation Week

TONIGHT: Sudie Tag Open House (In-Person)

JAN 29-30: Sudie Spring Musical Auditions

JAN 31: 8th Grade High School Applications Due

FEB 8: PTA General Meeting @ 6:30pm (In-Person)

FEB 10: Sudie Cultural Event

FEB 20: Picture Day

MAR 3: Sudie Talent Show

MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

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

Sudie Open House

Please share this open house information with interested families! 

TONIGHT from 6:30-8:30pm at Sudie

Sudie Ranked #1!

EXCITING NEWS! Sudie L. Williams TAG Academy has been ranked as the #1 Best Elementary School in North Texas! 

TAG Talk was a success!

A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out for our inaugural TAG Talk collaboration with Travis TAG. Our guest speaker, Dr. Teresa Madson, led us through an insightful and engaging lesson on The Start to our Happiest Life. We are so thankful for the attendance and support of our Sudie and Travis TAG communities and we're already looking forward to our next event!

We want to share this video that Dr. T recommended to us...the importance of play. 

Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun - TED Talk

February 10th - Sudie Cultural Event

Join us in the celebration of Sudie’s diverse culture with eclectic food, presentations and performances from around the world!

Sign up here to represent your culture, traditions, or country.

Please contact Falguni Dand or Maki Hasegawa with questions.

Falguni Dand:

Maki Hasegawa:

Auditions - High School Musical Junior


Auditions for Sudie's Spring Musical will be Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30th. 

Students can sign up for an audition outside the front office.   Pick up an audition packet when you sign up. 

All conflicts must be noted on the rehearsal schedule provided in the packet. 

Recess Volunteers Needed


In order for middle school outdoor recess to continue this semester we need many more volunteers!

Please sign up here:

Spring Picture Day

SAY CHEESE! Tuesday, February 20th, LifeTouch will return to take Spring Pictures. The pictures will be held in the morning in the Sudie Auditorium. 

As these photos will be used for our Sudie Yearbook, please have your students come in their Best Free Dress! 

Need more info? Email Ms. Diaz at

Support Staff Appreciation Week

This week (January 22-26) we celebrate some of our most amazing Sudie staff stars. Friday is the last day to drop labeled appreciation notes and gifts in the front door bins! 

Yearbook Holiday Bundle
Girls Healing Circles

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  


Stock the Lounge


Please consider stocking the upper or lower lounge this semester.  The staff really appreciate it!!

Karate at Sudie

There is still time to sign your scholar up for Karate at Sudie. Please review the graphics attached 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

Click the links below to register or RSVP for the trial class.


Trial Class RSVP:

SUDIE's 6th Annual Talent show

Sunday March 3, 2024 at Booker T. Washington High School.

All participants must preview their act. Please sign up today here:

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!

Debate Results

Out of about 40 schools, 91 teams, and nearly 300 debators, our 5th Grade Sudie Lions placed 3rd overall! We had 4 teams competing, and they all contributed to that placement. 

Individual awards were also given to students who demonstrated strong speaking skills and scored well in that area. 

Receiving silver medals were Aubrey Calzada Sanchez, Rose Brantley, and Mallory Squibb. 

Our gold medalist was Arnav Dand. 

We had two members rank in the top ten of this category—Gardner Fedro and Ezra Detzel. This was their first time ever competing in debate! 


CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in TMSCA GEAR UP, especially our Elementary students competing on the Middle School level! 

Please join me in congratulating these students who placed in the top 15 of the STATE in the largest and most competitive 6A category! 

And a SUPER SUDIE SHOUT OUT to Francesco Montillo, who placed in the top 15 in all 4 TMSCA events!



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!

Free Dress Fridays

Every Friday (& only on Fridays) Free Dress day passes are 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,  

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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