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Originally delivered on 4/4/2024 1:40 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 4.4.24

This Week's Quick 3:

1)TONIGHT - PTA Sponsored Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety from 6-7:30pm at Sudie. 

2)Tomorrow - Coffee with the Principal with our campus mental health clinician Allison Venegas presenting on Testing Anxiety in Students.

3)Thursday, April 11th - PTA Meeting at 6:30pm AND STEM night from 5:30-7:30pm. Parents - please join the PTA meeting while your scholars are enjoying the exciting STEM activities!


🦁 Click here to read Ms. Ladipo's complete letter. 🦁


TONIGHT: **Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety - Sudie Parents and Students**

TOMORROW: Coffee with the Principal

APR 6: Sudie Clean Up Day

APR 8: Schoolwide Eclipse Viewing Activity 

APR 9: Reading STAAR Test (4th-8th Grade)

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

APR 11: Sudie STEM Night - 5:30-7:30P

APR 15: Dine & Donate @ Cane Rosso Lakewood

APR 16: Science STAAR Test (5th & 7th Grade)

APR 16: Social Studies STAAR Test (8th Grade)

APR 19: Modern Band Concert

APR 20: Sudie TAG Fine Arts Banquet 

APR 23: Math STAAR Test (4th-7th Grade)

APR 24: Algebra STAAR Test (8th Grade)

APR 26: Sudie Movie Night

APR 26: Capstone Trip - 5th Grade

APR 27: North Texas Teen Book Festival

APR 27: 7th and 8th Grade Spring Dance

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

MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

MAY 10: Capstone Trip - 6th Grade

MAY 15: Capstone Trip - 4th Grade

MAY 17: Capstone Trip - 7th Grade

MAY 24: Last Day of School & House Parade

JUN 1: Sudie End of Year Party @ Frog Pond

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

Sudie Tech Night - TONIGHT! 6PM

Join us tonight for Sudie Tech Night: Digital Safety from 6-7:30pm in the Sudie auditorium. Parking available on the field. 

This event is age appropriate for parents and their 4th-8th grade students. 

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.

A huge thank you to John Patton at Code Ninja's @ Preston Hollow for coming in last minute to specifically address home internet safety to our parents. Please be sure to check out their Code Ninja's summer camps!


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 slated board.

President: Martha Vu
VP Membership:  Abby Foreman
VP Programs (Students/Family): Ashlea Bennett
VP Ways/Means: Jimmy Tran
VP Student Clubs/Activities: Lily Strong
VP Faculty Relations:  Heather Squibb
VP Communication: Lisa Haayen
Treasurer. Tina Luna
Secretary. Kendall McKimmey

In addition, active PTA members will vote on the proposed membership dues increase to reflect 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

Pizza & concessions will be available from 5-6:30pm in the auditorium.

Sudie Capstone Trips

Capstone trips are on the horizon for grades 4th - 7th. Please review the graphic and Principal Ladipo's letter for more info! 

PTO Auction Update

WE NEED DONATIONS! To help make the PTO Auction a HUGE success, we need any and all Auction Items. Please review the flyer for creative ideas that will make the bidding so much more fun. The deadline to submit your item(s) is April 24th, so act fast.

The link below will provide the donation information needed by PTO -- email PrideofSudie@gmail.comupon completion.

2024_Auction party_donation_form.docx

If you haven't bought your tickets to attend the PTO Auction, don’t delay! Visit to purchase.

Coffee with the Principal - TOMORROW

Join us for our April session of Coffee with the Principal, Friday, April 5th at 9AM! Ms. Allison Venegas, our campus mental health clinician, will be joining! Be sure to review the graphic for more information and use the link below to enter the zoom presentation.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 880 9512 5005

Passcode: Lions!

STAAR Bursts

Sudie Cheer is selling STAAR-bursts through April 5th!  Send your favorite students a little encouragement during testing season! 

New Sudie Swag

New! Classic navy cap with embroidered Sudie Logo!

Love the class Sudie TAG T-shirt but want a little more personalization? PREORDER your Sudie MOM/DAD T-shirt! PREORDERS open only until 4/30/24 to guarantee delivery before the end of school. 

PREORDER - Classic MOM/DAD T-shirt | Sudie TAG Spirit Store

Sudie Clean Up Day with United to Learn

Earn House Points, Volunteer Hours, and the satisfaction of helping others by volunteering at Sudie TAG.

  • Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 - 1:00
  • Projects include: Gardening, Painting, Building Sensory Garden, sorting Legos, and picking up trash. 

There is something for everyone to do, come dressed to work!

Register at

Big Thought After School Care

Sudie has after school care until 6pm. Take advantage of the drop ins and weekly care. If numbers continue to decline we will not be able have Big Thought available at our campus.

Dress Code updated & SBDM approved 24-25 school year

Click here to read more information regarding the bus pick-up time change.

RECAP: SBDM Town Hall for Twice Exceptional Scholars

The SBDM Student Health Subcommittee hosted a town hall on March 20th for parents of scholars who have challenges with Executive Functioning (EF). Many of these scholars are identified as Twice Exceptional (2E), meaning they are gifted and have an additional learning difference (e.g. ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, etc). 

About ⅛ of our Sudie students are 2E and many more have EF needs without a specific diagnosis. It’s common in the Gifted population! These beautiful minds just work a little differently sometimes, right? 

Parents shared many constructive suggestions for how Sudie can better support their students. Ms. Ladipo responded quickly, incorporating specific information for students who have a 504 or IEP in her letter about STAAR testing the next day. 

She also included specific goals related to 2E scholars in the Campus Improvement Plan for next school year, including earlier identification of 2E scholars to get necessary supports in place more quickly and additional professional development opportunities for teachers to better understand the needs of our 2E scholars. 

She is also looking into ways to make homework due dates and expectations clearer for students and their parents as well as ways to support our scholars in managing their workloads. We are committed to being an inclusive environment for all our students. We are Sudie; we are one!

Additional Resource on 2E/EF Needs:

Final SBDM General Meeting: Join us for the final SBDM general meeting of the year. This meeting will be virtual only. All are welcome!

When: Monday, April 29th @ 7:00 PM

Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 856 3991 0320

Passcode: Sudie!

North Texas Teen Book Festival


They've announced the authors!

Make plans to visit on your own ($10 parking) or take a school bus with Mrs. Garnica for the whole day (7 am - 5:30 pm)! 

Sudie Fine Arts Banquet

Please join us for the 2024 Sudie TAG Fine Arts Banquet. Nominees will be notified by Monday April 8, 2024. Nominees attend for free but must reserve a spot prior to event.   

Additional attendees tickets are $15

April 20, 2024 at 6pm

Cochran Chapel 

Students are encouraged to bring their family as they are honored this evening, 

Order Your Sudie Yearbook!

The date to buy Sudie 2023-24 yearbooks and/or ads has been extended to May 1st. 

Don't delay - buy yours today!

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 Sudie families. 

Want to make the night even easier? Pre-order a large pizza and 4 drinks for $20! Order Here!

Sign up here to help out with the event:

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for our school-wide end of year celebration! The end of the year party is for current (or outgoing) Sudie families. More details to come soon! 

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! 


The Solar Eclipse viewing party on Monday, April 8th is open ONLY to the parents who signed up on the sign-up genius. 

Our sign up is now full! We understand that this is a very special experience, however we only have the capacity for the 5 allotted slots per each grade level. 

To help alleviate potential traffic concerns, we kindly request if you need to check your child out for any reason that day, please do so between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (Note: Students who do not report to school on Eclipse Day will receive an absence.) 

Please review the letter from Principal Ladipo. 

Reading STAAR Test

On Tuesday, April 9th, ALL students will take the Reading STAAR test.

Student attire may be sweatpants/comfortable pants with Sudie swag OR Sudie uniform. NO pajama pants/shorts. Blankets are allowed, NO pillows

To ensure our campus remains a secure testing site, visitors will not be allowed on campus. 

For further questions, please contact Ms. Diaz |

Immunization Letters

Attention 6th Grade Parents,

Immunization letters will be going out about 7th grade Immunization requirements. These letters will be going out to the students who are in need of updated TDap (Tetanus) and Meningococcal vaccines per their School records.  

Parents can email Nurse Bennett their students' records if that is easier.

Mandatory Intro to DC meeting

Please attend this mandatory Intro to DC meeting on April 8

This is the same meeting as was held in January and February. You do not need to attend if you attended one of those. 
We will go over what we know and the fundraising plan. 

Zoom Info: 

Meeting ID: 562 401 0932
Passcode: GoLions!

Spring Dance - Save the Date!

April 27, 6-9pm at Sudie

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!  

Please review the graphic and mark your calendars accordingly. And be on the lookout for more information as we solidify additional plans for the amazing Class of 2024.

Spring Dance - Save the Date!

April 27, 6-9pm at Sudie



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!!

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The Texas Department of State Health Services has updated its school exclusion criteria to align the requirement for COVID-19 with those for other respiratory viruses like flu. 

Students now only need to be excluded from school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.  

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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