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Originally delivered on 4/25/2024 3:00 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 4.25.24

This Week's Quick 4:

1) TODAY: 7th & 8th Grade Parents RSVP to the end of year celebration at Sudie (event is THIS Saturday, April 27).

2.) Tomorrow, Friday: Send office staff & TA appreciation week gifts to the collection bins in the Sudie Foyer by 10AM.

3) Monday, April 29 - Make plans to attend the final SBDM General Meeting, which will beheld virtually at 7pm.

4) Saturday, May 4 - Purchase your ticket today and come to PTO's biggest fundraiser party of the year!


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


APR 22-26: Office Staff and TA Appreciation Week

Today: High School Signing Day

Today: Choir Concert

APR 26: Sudie Movie Night

APR 27: North Texas Teen Book Festival

APR 27: 7th and 8th Grade Spring Dance

APR 29: Final SBDM Meeting

APR 30: Capstone Trip - 5th Grade (Rescheduled)

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

MAY 1: Orchestra Concert at Sudie


MAY 4: PTO Spring Auction

MAY 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

MAY 9: PTA General Meeting 

MAY 10: Capstone Trip - 6th Grade

MAY 15: Capstone Trip - 4th Grade

MAY 17: Capstone Trip - 7th Grade

MAY 22: Field Day

MAY 24: Last Day of School & House Parade (early release)

JUN 1: Sudie End of Year Party @ Frog Pond

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

Sudie Movie Night - Tomorrow

Bring a chair or a blanket and join us on the blacktop at Sudie for Family Movie Night on April 26.  The Mitchells v. The Machines, a 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.  We'll have door prizes and giveaways, too.  You don't want to miss this! 

Want to make the night even easier? Pre-order a large pizza and 4 drinks for $20! Order Here!Pizza pre-sales have been extended to Thursday, 4/25. Limited additional pizzas will be available at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis, along with concessions.

We need your help to make this event a success, so please consider signing up to volunteer: go/9040C4BACA628ABFA7- 48880642-family

We are watching the weather and will advise by midafternoon on Friday if movie night will be rescheduled.

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!

Spring Dance

Sudie 7th & 8th grade students are invited to an end of the year celebration at the school the evening of Saturday, April 27th.  

Please RSVP here: 

Line Dance the Night Away - Sudie 7th/8th Grade Dance (

Parents—we need your help to make this celebration a success!  Please sign up for a donation or volunteer spot here: 

Sudie Middle School Parents: Spring 2024 Sudie 7th & 8th Grade Dance (

PTO Auction Update

⏱️ We are in the HOME STRETCH!

With a great array of donated items, we are confident it will be the best fundraising event yet. We will continue taking donations until the end of the week and specifically, looking for PARTIES 🎉🎉🎉! We ask that all grades provide options to ensure our connections remain throughout the Summer. 

  • Ticket prices go up on April 29th@ 8am to $75. 
  • With only a handful of tickets remaining, get your tickets locked in today SudieDads.comAs opposed to previous years, we don’t expect to have tickets remaining for walk-ins. 

  • We will be providing FAQs and a Sneak Peek of auction items throughout this week to help you prepare for the biggest party of the year!
Upcoming Dates & Information

We have lots to look forward to in the next couple of weeks. 

Check out the PDF to review all that is on the horizon!

Office Staff and TA Appreciation Week

Don't forget to bring in items for Ms. Carballos, Ms. Diaz, Ms. Herrera Diaz, Ms. Najar, Ms.  Rachal, and Ms. Veles!! 

Please put any appreciation notes, goodies, etc. in the bins located in the Sudie foyer by 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday). 

Order Your Sudie Yearbook!

The last day to purchase 2023-24 yearbooks and/or ads is May 1st. 

Don't delay - buy yours today!

Share your Sudie TAG moments on PhotoCircle.

Maybe you’ll make the yearbook!

Yearbook questions: Mr. Gatlin,

Sudie Spring Orchestra

Make plans to attend Sudie's Spring Orchestra concert on Wednesday, May 1st in the Sudie Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. The concert begins at 7pm and will be finished by 8pm.

Students who are performing in the concert should plan to arrive at Sudie at 6:30pm for tuning and setup in the cafeteria. 

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)! 

Click here to complete the Field Trip Permission Form.

Order Mom/Dad Sudie t-shirts

Love the class Sudie TAG T-shirt but want a little more personalization? PREORDER your Sudie MOM/DAD T-shirt now! 

PREORDERS open only until 4/30/24.

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

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching! 

May 6-10, we will be celebrating our world-class, gold-medal teachers. Please refer to the graphic for a sneak peek of how the PTA plans to spoil them. 

And check out the link to the Amazon wishlist for opportunities to purchase items for their end of the week gift bag. For convenience, please have items shipped directly to the address provided on the wishlist.

Thank you for helping us make this week extra special!

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! 

❗ Attention Sudie Parents - 5th Grade Capstone Update ❗

Due to the forecasted rainy weather on Friday (4/26), we have moved the capstone trip to Tuesday, April 30th. The time, location & transportation will remain the same. 

Click here to view the 5th Grade Capstone letter with itinerary.

We still have a couple of spots available to chaperone. If you are interested in chaperoning, you can sign up using the link below!

Feel free to email with any questions.

High School Signing Day

TODAY all 8th grade students walked the Sudie stage proudly declaring where they will attend for high school! 

Fine Arts Guild Award Winners

Thank you to the almost 200 people who came out to support the Fine Arts students and the Guild on Saturday. 

The Guild would like to recognize these amazing volunteers for their amazing efforts and without whom the event would not have happened:

  • Michelle and Jan Kuehnemann
  • Michelle Mervis
  • Sydni Kahle



FOR THE 2023-2024 School Year.    

Click here

Congratulations Sudie Chess!

Sudie's Middle School Chess Team competed in the District Championship last Saturday. 

🏆 20 Sudie players played, and ALL 20 Sudie players earned medals! 

🏆 Sudie Chess also earned the most total medals and the most GOLD medals of all schools!

Top 5 Teams



















Elementary Debate Team Results

Congratulations to the Sudie Elementary Debate Team!  

At their recent DISD tournament the 5th Grade Debate placed 2nd place overall out of 35 teams!

Individual Awards:

  • Rose Brantley and Faye Hency received silver medals for being top speakers.
  • Aria Agyei, Ezra Detzel, and Sofia Martinez received gold medals for being top speakers.
  • Gardner Fedro received a gold medal, placing 8th overall speaker out of more than 100.
  • Richard Haayen received a gold medal, placing 5th overall speaker out of more than 100.
  • Henry Quinn won "Most Valuable Debater" from Sudie and received a gavel.

Thank you to Mrs. (Rathbun) Pantalion!  As a first time debate sponsor, she led this team to place in the top three at both debate tournaments this year - 3rd in the Fall and 2nd in the Spring!! 

Sudie Track & Field is Championships Bound

The Sudie Runs Track & Field Team will be competing in the Dallas ISD Championships this Saturday, April 27th at Loos Stadium! Please come out and join us and cheer on your Sudie Track Team! 8am-2pm.

Shout out to our amazing Coaching Staff and getting out athletes all the way to the Dallas ISD Championships!  Coach Toomay, Coach Peters, Coach Wise & Mrs. Hammond

Womens 800 Meter 11-12 year old

Sophia Martinez

Womens 800 Meter 13-14 Years Old

Brooklyn Williams

Cora Toomay

Mens 400 Meter Dash 9-10 year olds

Gavin Toomay

Mens 400 yard dash 13-14 years old

Andrew Youngblood

Womens 400 meter dash 13-14 year old

Brooklyn Williams

Reece Wollock

Men 1600 Meter Run 11-12 year old 

Duncan Guinnee

Richard Haayen

Harrison Wright

Womens 1600 Meter Run 13-14 year old

Reese Wollock 

Cora Toomay

Womens 1600 Meter Run 11-12 year old 

Sophia Martinez

Nora Motter

Elise Vu

Men Long Jump 11-12 Year old

Mawell Duryea

Will Kemp

Womens Long Jump 13-14 year old

Bailey Guinnee

Mens Shot Put Softball Throw 11-12 year old

Will Kemp

Womens 100 meter dash 13-14 girls

Cora Toomay

Reece Wollock

Men 100 Meter Dash 13-14 Boys

Andrew Youngblood

Thank you!



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!) 


Dress Code Update for 24-25 School Year



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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