Curtis Chronicles

May 10, 2021

A message from Campus Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar parents,


As I write this last message to you for this school year I want to tell you we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for your support, your encouragement of us and of your kids, and for trusting that we were doing the best we can for your kids. This year looked different in many ways, but we still laughed, learned and had fun at school. We look forward to a break as I’m sure your kids do and we are excited about having all our students face to face next year! We hope you all have a safe and happy summer!


Sincerely,

Sonya Pitcock


STAAR

Our students will take STAAR Math and Reading this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. At-home learners need to bring their device with them to test. We will have make up tests on Thursday and Friday for any students absent from testing. Please be sure to help your kids get a good night’s rest, a good breakfast and healthy snacks for testing day. We know they will do great!


Yearbooks

In-person students will receive their yearbooks on Friday, May 14. At-home students will be able to come in to pick up their books the following week from May 17-20.


Final exams

We will have a normal bell schedule for the week of exams. Students will be taking exams in their classes Monday – Thursday. Friday is a half day and will be used for makeups or whatever students need to complete.


May 21

The last day of school is an early release day. Students will be released at 12:35 and buses will run at that time.


Device Retrieval

We will be collecting district owned technology including chromebooks, chargers, hot spots, etc. on Friday, May 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and Saturday May 22 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please plan to drive through the gym parking lot to turn in your technology. You will remain in your cars, pull to a station and turn in the devices. More details will be sent out separately the last week of school.


Next year

We look forward to have Meet the Teacher on August 4, 2021 to kick off next year. Please mark your calendars!

Thank you CMS families for loving our CMS staff during Staff Appreciation Week!

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PALS Project - Opportunities to Support Our Community

This year's PALS were tasked with a year-end service project to find an organization to help. If you wish to donate, here are the needs. Your student may bring items to K107 or the Allen ISD Service Center on May 15.

Thank you for supporting our community!

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Thank you to the CMS PTA Business Sponsors

The PTA would like to extend our gratitude to the businesses that sponsored the CMS PTA this year. Every business sponsorship received was used towards supporting our students and staff through programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Reflections Art Program, Teacher Appreciation, Staff Grants, and Senior Scholarships.


We know that in these times many businesses are struggling, so we ask that you consider supporting these local businesses like they have supported us.

Professional ESports Summit – Information for Parents, Secondary Students and Staff

The Allen ISD STEAM Center, Envy Gaming, and the Allen High School Gaming Club have partnered to hold a virtual roundtable discussion for parents on Thursday, May 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The online summit, “More than a Videogame: The World Behind Competitive eSports,” will discuss the multimillion-dollar industry of competitive gaming and the business and educational benefits behind the world’s fastest-growing sport. Team Envy is an eSports franchise owned by Envy Gaming. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/dxF75d7pwe8QJxg98.


Participants will be sent a zoom link before the event. You can view a flyer for the event HERE.

Staff Grant Funded by CMS PTA

CMS PTA was pleased to fund a staff grant for our TRACKS classes. The TRACKS classes assembled gifts bags for each staff during Staff Appreciation week!
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Congratulation Allen ISD Council of PTAs Citizenship Recipients

Christine Kless has been a valuable member of the Curtis PTA Board for years. She regularly updates our Facebook page and always gets the newsletter out in a timely fashion with accurate information. We are excited to have Christine serve as president next year!


Kristin White volunteered as treasurer this year and has been a great addition to the PTA board. She is super organized and always cheerful. We are lucky to have her on our board. Huge thank you to both of them for everything they have done for Curtis and our PTA!

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Junior Police Academy

Junior Police Academy is open to students entering grades 7-12 this fall!

For more information and registration info, please visit: https://www.cityofallen.org/1009/Junior-Police-Academy

Middle School Parent Chats - Hosted by AISD Support Counselors

Dear Parents and Guardians,


During these uncertain times, we understand that you may be struggling to balance your child's at-home or in-person learning along with your own work and home commitments. We are here to support you! Join us at one of the times listed by clicking on the date/time links below. We are here to provide a space for you to discuss your challenges and identify healthy ways to cope & problem solve. It will be a great way to connect with other parents facing similar struggles. We hope you will join us! Facilitated by the Allen ISD Support Counselors.


Please note: Registration will open 2 weeks prior to each event.


Middle School Parent Chats

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2 pm


Hope you can join us!

AISD Support Counselors

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