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Originally delivered on 5/9/2024 1:01 pm

SUBJECT: Sudie TAG PTA Weekly eNews: 5.9.24

This Week's Quick 4:

1) Tonight at 6:30pm - Make plans to attend our final PTA meeting on Zoom! We will be voting on the proposed 2024-2025 budget, details for on purchasing school supplies and an update on school uniforms!

2) Tomorrow at 9am - Join us for the May session of Coffee with the Principal. Our own Ms. Garnica will be the featured guest speaker.

3) Saturday, May 11 at 8:30pm - Sudie Family Night featuring Mitchells vs the Machines. You don't want to miss it! Doors open at 7:30. Pizza pre-sales end TODAY. Volunteers are needed - sign up today!

4) Admin Appreciation is next week! Prepare notes and any other small tokens to show them how much we appreciate all they do!


MAY 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

MAY 9: PTA General Meeting 

MAY 10: Coffee with the Principal

MAY 10: Capstone Trip - 6th Grade

MAY 11: Sudie Movie Night

MAY 13-17: Admin Appreciation Week 

MAY 13-17: Sudie Book Fair

MAY 14: Reading MAP Testing (4th-8th Grade)

MAY 15: Math MAP Testing (5th-8th Grade)

MAY 15: Capstone Trip - 4th Grade

MAY 17: Capstone Trip - 7th Grade

MAY 20-21: ACP Testing

MAY 22: Field Day

MAY 22: Chromebook Return

MAY 23: 8th Grade Elevation Ceremony

MAY 24: Last Day of School & House Parade (early release @1:35pm)

MAY 24: 5th Grade Bridging Ceremony (9-11AM)

JUN 1: Sudie End of Year Party @ Frog Pond

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


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

PTA General Meeting Tonight - 6:30PM

Join us TONIGHT for our final PTA meeting on zoom! We will be voting on the proposed 2024-2025 budget and announcements to finish out the year and prepare for the next! 

PTA will be sharing information on purchasing school supplies from EduKit for 2024-2025.

In August, Sudie PTA will be sponsoring our Used Uniform Sale. Start gathering up the clothing your child has outgrown. Bins have been placed in front of the school to collect! 

Be sure to review the Student Dress Code. 4th & 5th grade - navy and white polos and 6th-8th grade hunter green and white polos. The full dress code is in the 'Previously Shared Information' below.

Join Zoom Meeting - TONIGHT, 6:30PM;omn=82299835529

Meeting ID: 562 401 0932
Passcode: GoLions!

The PTA would like to thank you all for the support, volunteer time, donations for another great year at Sudie! 

We are SUDIE. We are ONE!

Coffee with the Principal

Join us for our May session of Coffee with the Principal on May 10th at 9AM! Ms. Amy Garnica, our campus Media Specialist and favorite Librarian, will be joining! Be sure to use the link below to enter the zoom presentation.

Join Zoom Meeting, May 10th, 9AM

Meeting ID: 880 9512 5005

Passcode: Lions!

Sudie Movie Night

Bring a chair or a blanket and join us on the blacktop at Sudie for Family Movie Night on Saturday, May 11th.  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!Any pizza orders placed prior to the 4/26 movie night will transfer to this Saturday’s movie night.Pizza pre-sales end TODAY. Limited additional pizzas will be available at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis, along with concessions.

We desperately need your help to make this event a success, so please consider signing up to volunteer:!/showSignUp/9040C4BACA628ABFA7-49402319-family

Used Uniform Collection

Cleaning out your closets? Donate any items listed in the graphic into the blue and black bins at the front entrance! Be sure to review the graphic for more info! 

Don't forget... utilize the Greenworks Bin by the 4th grade playground to donate any clothes (textile)!

Speaking of cleaning out your closets... don't forget to check the Lost & Found - last day to claim is May 24th!

Thank you!

Thank you to the Bluffview Garden Club team/Sudie TAG neighbors who planted and maintained pots this school year!

Ann Huntington, Rosemary Rachel, Don Ward, Denise Stewart, Malee Helm, Kathy Brooks

Admin Appreciation Week

Help us celebrate the best Administration team in DISD!!  

May 13-17 is Sudie's Administration Appreciation Week.   PTA will be providing lunch and treats throughout the week.  We will present a bin to Ms Ladipo and Ms. McKinney on Friday.  Please send in notes of appreciation or other small tokens of appreciation to add to their bins. 

Early Dismissal - Friday, May 24th

Both Elementary & Middle School students will be released at 1:35pm on Friday, May 24th! There will be no Big Thought After Care program on Friday, May 24th. Please ensure you check the updated bus times linked here or make arrangements for carpool. 

Book Fair
  • Preview: Friday, May 10th 
  • Shop the Fair: Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17, daily from 8:05 - 5:30. Before & After School ONLY with an adult! During the school day ONLY with a note or an adult.

  • Online Shopping: +3000 items at the Online Book Fair! Open May 10 - May 23. All purchases are shipped to your home

  • Volunteer: Help Mrs. Garnica with the Book Fair! Sign Up

Chromebook Return

The return of all Chromebooks and chargers is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd on Field Day. If you are going on summer break earlier, please leave your device in the front office.

Summer Reading

Please Zoom with Mrs. Garnica during Coffee with the Principal this Friday morning and learn about some awesome Summer Reading opportunities.

Sudie Library Website free ways to read Graphic Novel, eBooks, & Audiobooks and recommendations

Sudie’s Summer Reading Lists and lots of other great reading lists

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week ends tomorrow! Encourage your child to write a note of appreciation for each of their (many) teachers- sharing a funny moment from the school year, a favorite activity their teacher prepared, a time their teacher cheered them up, or just a simple thank you for being awesome- put it in a card or torn out binder paper, compose it as a poem or displayed in a piece of artwork! The possibilities are endless!

The PTA is so excited to show some extra love to our fabulous teachers. Thank you for clearing out our wishlist- thanks to you, all teachers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card along with a bag filled with gold goodies because “Our teachers take the gold!” And of course, any extra gestures of appreciation your family would like to bestow are always welcome. Again, the possibilities are endless 

Free Dress Fridays

Only two more Fridays left for our Free Dress Fridays Fundraiser! We will be selling free dress passes on Friday, May 10th & the LAST DAY to buy a free dress pass is FRIDAY, MAY 17th! Reminder that ripped jeans are not allowed & please ensure all free dress is appropriate. 

FREE Summer Camps!

For more information click here and then click on the ”summer learning guide” link under Step 1: Explore…

Follow the steps and enjoy searching the various different types of camps offered for FREE: sports, debate, yearbook, music, dance, robotics, coding, etc… OH & AVID!

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!

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! 

5th Grade Bridging

5th Grade Parents, 

You’re invited to join us for the very special occasion of the 5th Grade Bridging! This event marks a significant milestone in our students’ lives as they transition from elementary to middle school. The bridging event will take place on Friday, May 24th at 9:00am in the Sudie Auditorium.

The Bridging Ceremony will include a series of presentations and performances by our students, reflecting on their achievements and memorable moments from their time in elementary school. It will be a moment to celebrate their growth, both academically and personally, as they prepare for the exciting challenges of middle school. 

Each 5th grade student will be provided two tickets maximum on Monday, May 13th. Please ensure you present your tickets at the front entrance so that you can enter the bridging event. We hope to see you there to cheer on our 5th graders as they bridge to middle school! 

8th Grade Elevation

8th Grade Parents,

We are thrilled to invite you to the 8th Grade Elevation for the Class of 2024! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm at Thomas Jefferson High School | 4001 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75229. 

As we commemorate this significant milestone in your students' lives, we ask you to join us in applauding their hard work and achievements. Your support and encouragement have been invaluable to their growth and success. 

Each 8th grade student will be given four formal invitations on Monday, May 13th but can request more in the main office. You must present your invitation at the high school in order to enter the event. All 8th grade students must arrive no later than 6pm. Thank you for playing such an important role in their journey. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

8th Grade Party

Calling all 8th graders!  

We hope you can join us for the 8th grade party at Cochran Chapel, 9027 Midway Rd., from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. We’ll have dinner, games, music, and so much more. 

Please let us know if you’re attending and your entree preference by filling out this Google form: 

PTO Auction Update

Thank you for all the support in making PTO’s "Sudie Possible" a tremendous success! We have currently raised $72,000 and can reach our goal of $75,000 with the purchases of the remaining marquees and parties.

We want to thank the following individuals/organizations for their support in making all of this possible.

  • Special thanks to Lindsay Goldapp (Sudie Mom) and Stomping Ground for providing the venue and exuding such a high level of hospitality to PTO and guests.
  • Appreciate all the support from our Sponsors Las Colinas ENTA (Ben & Talia Rodriguez), Heather Guild, White Rock Brewery (Rob & Lindsay Macalik), The York Family, and Cimarron Hospitality (Falguni and Rohit Dand). 
  • The Live Auction take would not have been the same without our professional auctioneer Kyle Rosen (Sudie Dad) running the show.
  • Robert Tapia for his continued assistance with any help needed by PTO.
  • Principal Ladipo, Administration, and Teachers for participating and donating “Teacher Time.” 
  • All of YOU for attending, donating (parties, items, and $), and partaking in what was considered a wonderful time enjoyed by all. 

Parties and marquees are still available, so visit to get them sold out! You have until Friday at 5pm. Stay tuned on how you can get involved.



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

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.  

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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