Curtis Chronicles

August 16, 2021

Welcome from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

We are so proud of the great start your students made to this school year! We saw students helping each other navigate the halls, we saw students inviting students to sit with them at lunch and we saw students start building relationships with their peers in their classes. We are excited to keep that momentum going this week and throughout the year!


Tracks classes update:

Welcome to a New Year in Curtis Tracks! Tracks’ mission is to support our CMS Students' academic, social emotional, and future readiness growth. The Tracks team will begin the school year with activities and lessons designed to build both classroom and school community relationships. Students will be introduced to technology and organizational tools to set them on the path for a successful school year.


Student ID badges:

Please help your students develop a system for keeping their ID badge where they can have it each day for school. Many students put it in their backpack when they get home from school so they don’t have to remember where they left it. IDs are required daily for all students.


Traffic update:

Thank you for your patience as we get our traffic patterns worked out. We know the afternoons are quite congested and if you’ll remind your students to come out to the car as soon as they can so we can keep traffic moving, that will help. The front drive is for bus pick up and drop off only. Please do not cut through the front parking lot to avoid the traffic as we have student loading buses and their bus loading signs are on, requiring cars to stop. Thank you for your support!


AISD Health and Safety Measures

AISD Health and Safety FAQ for 21-22


We hope you all have a great week!

Sincerely,

Sonya Pitcock

Principal

Curtis Middle School

Upcoming Events

August 25: Last day to order Spirit Wear

September 6: Labor Day Holiday

September 10: PTA Membership Meeting

September 11: AISD Night at the RoughRiders

Join the Curtis PTA - Fill out our BTS packet


Curtis PTA is offering a paperless back-to-school packet of forms for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete the following forms online. Thank you for helping to support the staff and students of Curtis Middle School!

Start here: https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2670

Awesome to the Core: Snack Donations Needed!!

Hey Cougars!

Our Hospitality team will be providing individually packaged snacks for the monthly CMS Staff Meetings.


Can you help with a donation?

See the link to donate to the August Staff Meeting Snacks: https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/75146


Please place all Amazon orders by August 18th to ensure that the items arrive in time. Otherwise, any store purchased items can be dropped off to Brooke Eung at 881 Paradise Circle or to Lea Jasper at 913 Rivercrest Blvd on or before, Tuesday August 24th.


Let's show our teachers they are Awesome to the Core!

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PTA Business Sponsorship Program

CMS PTA is pleased to once again offer our business sponsorship program. Curtis PTA would like to invite community businesses to show support for our staff, students and community by making a financial contribution to our PTA for the 2021-22 school year. PTA strives to make every child’s potential a reality.


There are two contribution levels for you to consider.


Red Level, $100

  • Your logo and link to your website on CurtisCougarPTA.org from now through June 30, 2022.
  • Be included in the end-of-year thank you email.


Black Level, $250

  • Your logo and link to your website on CurtisCougarPTA.org from now through June 30, 2022.
  • Be included in the end-of-year thank you email.
  • 1 Thank you in our campus-wide newsletter that goes out to all families.
  • 1 Thank you and shout out with a link to your website on our Curtis PTA Facebook page.


CLICK HERE for more details or email Alison

Use Amazon Smile to Support Curtis PTA

Do you shop on Amazon? Use Amazon's Smile and support Curtis PTA!

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Curtis PTA when shopping Amazon.


  1. Go here: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/

  2. Select your charity: PTA Texas Congress 201 Curtis Middle School

  3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com

  4. Start using smile.amazon.com whenever you want to shop at Amazon!


Be sure to shop through AmazonSmile the next time you shop online. You’re still shopping with Amazon — you’re just doing good while buying what you need!

Please encourage grandparents, neighbors, and friends to support Curtis PTA by shopping through AmazonSmile too.

Do you shop at Kroger?

Log onto the Kroger website or stop by the customer service desk at any Kroger. Link your Kroger rewards card to Curtis Middle School.

Kroger Community Rewards

Our school code is XX655.

Get Involved - Volunteer!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved! Your help is needed! Complete the Volunteer Opportunities interest form and we will be in touch with you.

https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2670

Allen ISD Volunteer Application


Volunteers who work with AISD student groups and organizations will need to complete a volunteer application. These groups include, but are not limited to, PTA organizations, booster clubs, cheerleading squads, dance squads (athletic and fine arts) and any other AISD student organizations where adults will be working with students other than their own children at AISD sponsored events.

Click on this link to fill out the volunteer application: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/214

Reflections

Hey Cougars,

Happy to share the theme of this year's Reflections 'I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY..' To participate in this amazing program, you need to be a PTA member, so register now!

To learn more about Reflections, please visit CurtisCougarPTA.org/Reflections

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CMS Announcements Posted to CMS Website

If you are interested in CMS Announcements, you can access them directly on the CMS website.

Be sure to check back often! CLICK HERE