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Originally delivered on 3/21/2024 2:19 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 3.21.24

This Week's Quick 3:

1)Please consider joining the PTA Board for next school year! There are many options available with varying commitment levels. See below in the newsletter for position descriptions. 

2) Monday, March 25th Dallas ISD Budget Meeting6pm at Hillcrest HS

3)Thursday, April 4th - PTA Sponsored Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety from 6-7:30pm at Sudie. More info and RSVP below. 


MAR 20-22: Sudie TAG Theater Performs High School Musical 

MAR 25: DISD Budget Meeting - Hillcrest HS @ 6P

MAR 26: PTO General Meeting


APR 3: Acceptance Night for Incoming Families @ 6P

APR 4: **Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety - Sudie Parents and Students**

APR 5: Coffee with the Principal

APR 6: Sudie Clean Up Day

APR 8: Schoolwide Eclipse Viewing Activity

APR 11: PTA Meeting - IN PERSON @ 6:30P

APR 11: Sudie STEM Night

APR 15: Dine & Donate @ Cane Rosso Lakewood

APR 9-24: STAAR Testing

APR 19: Modern Band Concert

APR 26: Sudie Movie Night

MAY 1: Field Trips (Grades 4,6,8)

MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

MAY 24: Last Day of School & House Parade

JUN 1: All School End of Year Party (6:30p, details forthcoming)

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

PTA Self Nominations

There are many opportunities to get involved - click here to read all the PTA Board/Committee Positions

Want to get involved ...or just learn more... Click here for the Self Nomination Form

Please contact the Slating Committee with any questions!  

Lily Strong (,

Shona Bell ( or 

Emily Feuille (

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 27th


Our next PTA meeting will be held in person at the school Thursday, April 11 at 6:30pm. At this meeting the nominating committee will present the 2024-25 board as well as vote on the proposed membership dues increase due to the Texas PTA increase for the 2024-2025 school year. 

To read more about the proposed increase, visit our PTA website. You must be a current PTA member to vote and it is never too late to join

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30pm

The PTO will be meeting at Bluffview Growler, 3850 W Northwest Highway


Come see these East High Students grapple with the troubles our own Sudie students face of being gifted in multiple areas and how to find the balance. Will these students learn that it all starts with openness and supportive friends, teachers, and family? Or do they "Stick to the Status Quo"?

High School Musical tickets are general admission tickets. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes before show time. All shows are at the Sudie Williams TAG Auditorium.

Get your tickets here: https://highschoolmusical.

Check in at the door with ticket purchaser name. Ticket sales close 24 hours before each show start time.  If not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Performances are TONIGHT & Friday (Mar 21-22) @ 6:30pm. 


Order your eggs today.

Please spread the word to your area preschools, elementary schools, parent groups, Facebook, Instagram. We are still about 50 orders from our goal and this is for a great cause--DC for Class of 2025!!

Questions?  Please e-mail or text 303-717-9368. 

Dallas ISD Community Budget Meeting

Did you know DISD is facing an $80 million dollar deficit for the 2024-2025 school year?

On Monday, March 25th @ 6pm, Hillcrest HS will be hosting the last scheduled budget meeting.

This is the public’s opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions on the proposed budget for next school year.

Budget Planning 2024-2025

Coffee with the Principal - April 5th

Principal Ladipo will be discussing the upcoming school year. Join us to hear about changes to the 2024-2025 dress code, information regarding next year's school supplies and the latest updates on STAAR Testing. Use the link below to enter the zoom presentation.

Meeting ID: 880 9512 5005

Passcode: Lions!

February Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to Falguni Dand & Maki Hasegawa - our February Volunteers of the Month Although there were many committee members that made our first Sudie Cultural Day a great success, co-chairs Falguni & Maki set the vision and led the efforts to ensure that it was executed flawlessly. 

The PTA thanks them for their time, energy and dedication to making our school such a great place by organizing events like this.

Know someone who deserves the award for the month of March? You can nominate at any time by completing this form

Sudie Tech Night

Join us for Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety on Thursday, April 4th.

Dinner: 5:15-6pm

Program: 6-7:30pm

RSVP by April 1st for FREE dinner provided by PTA!

This event is age appropriate for parents and their 4th-8th grade students. Officer Newsom will be speaking to parents and 4th-8th grade students separately. 

Officer Newsom will be presenting Part 2 on Internet Safety.

This is an in-person event. Printed materials and portions of the presentations will be recorded for later distribution.

Parents may come without their student, but students may not come without their parent.

Please RSVP by April 1st to ensure materials are prepared.

Did you miss Officer Newsom's presentation at Coffee with the Principal in January? Here's the link... if you want to jump right into his presentation start at 6 minutes 30 seconds. 

Passcode: Lions23!

STAAR Bursts

Sudie Cheer will begin selling STAAR-bursts March 25th - April 5th!  Send your favorite students a little encouragement during testing season! 

Sudie Clean Up Day with United to Learn

Saturday, April 6, 9am - 1pm

Empower your children with the joy of serving & earn house points!

Register here:

Come dressed to work in the garden, paint, or more!

Movie Night

Please mark your calendars and plan to spend some time with your Sudie community at Family Movie Night on April 26.  Come for the friends, pizza, and concessions, and stay for The Mitchells v. The Machines.  

This funny and heartwarming film is a favorite among kids and parents alike, and we can't wait to watch it with you and our incoming 4th grade families. 

If you're interested in volunteering for this event, be on the lookout for a sign-up coming soon. 

Sudie Shirts - Back in Stock!

Did you miss out on the vintage style t-shirts

Need a refresh on your classic shirt

Get ‘em while they’re back in stock and before the incoming fourth grade families clear out the inventory!  

STAAR Testing

STAAR season is fast approaching! Please view the PDF for more detailed information about the tests and how to prepare.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Sudie is hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party! We are excited to watch the 2024 Solar Eclipse right in Sudie's backyard! We encourage all students to bring picnic blankets for a safe and fun experience! 

Review the graphic for more information or email 

Egg My Yard

Our kids (with our help and supervision) will hide pre-filled candy eggs in yards around DISD the evening of March 30 so they are ready for egg hunts on March 31. Here is how you can help:


  • Get the word out ASAP! Please share the flyers and link found in this newsletter via social media, text, e-mail, leaving in mailboxes, posting at daycares/preschools (with permission), Nextdoor, and any other way you can think of.

  • Bring plastic eggs filled with nut-free candy to the collection bin in the Sudie front office through March 27. If possible, please put the eggs in a bag with your child’s name on a piece of paper so they can get credit.

  • Be on the lookout for a sign-up to help deliver eggs on March 30.
Meow Wolf Party

Calling all 7th Graders!  There are only 20 Tickets Left to the 7th Grade Auction Party! 

8th Grade Events

Attention 8th grade parents and guardians!  

It’s going to be a busy semester as we celebrate our kids’ time at Sudie coming to an end. Please review the graphic and mark your calendars accordingly. 

Please RSVP for the Skate Party here.

Upload photos for the 8th grade memory book here.

And be on the lookout for more information as we solidify additional plans for the amazing Class of 2024!

State Reflections Results

Congratulations to Nori Sardello and Hudson Kahle!!! 

Both received Honorable Mentions for their creations in Visual Arts and Literature respectively at the state level of competition for Reflections Art.



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!) 



We are very light on sign-ups to Stock the Lounge. Please consider signing up. Pair up with a friend to make it easier!

The staff really appreciate it!!

Women's History Month

Starting Monday, March 18th through Thursday, March 28th we are hosting powerful women in our community to present during Morning Meetings and Advisory to our students! 

Whether your journey be entrepreneurship, college internships, overcoming hardships the list goes on, we want you to showcase it!

You can sign up HERE!

Presentations will be virtual and will be held during elementary morning meetings or middle school advisories (depending on your selection). Once you're signed up, an email will be sent with logistics and details regarding the event. 

Questions? Email Ms. Diaz |


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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