Curtis Chronicles

March 28, 2022

Hello from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

We are excited to honor our Teacher of the Year, Mona Abdelkarim. Mrs. Abdelkarim is an amazing teacher and we are lucky to have her at CMS! We are also honoring Ms. Jenna Holbert as Rookie Teacher of the Year. Ms. Holbert started her teaching career with us this year and is doing great things as a first year teacher. We are proud of both of these teachers for being recognized by their peers.

We have also recognized Mrs. Linda Engel, our campus secretary, as our Paraprofessional of the Year. Mrs. Engel is a wonderful support for our campus and our families and many of you have probably talked with her at one point or another to help you with something. We congratulate all our campus award winners for their dedication to our school and students!

A reminder that the front of the building is for buses only for morning and afternoon pick up/drop off. We are seeing an increase in parents dropping off at the front of the building in the mornings and causing our buses to be delayed. Please be sure that you are dropping students on the gym side of the building in the morning. Thank you for helping us keep the transportation department on schedule to pick up Lowery and AHS students after dropping off CMS students.

Tutoring students who are being picked up after 4:30 will be sent out the front of the school. Parents are welcome to pick up at the front after 4:30 as that is our last bus of the day.

Our next round of MAP testing will be April 5 and 12. We are changing the format of the testing on those days to be closer to what STAAR testing will be like. Students will report to one classroom and take their tests in that classroom for the day. They will be able to take breaks and have normal lunch time with their friends. We will have altered lunch times, so dropping off lunches on those two days will not be allowed. We will use the MAP data to help us see what areas your child still needs extra support before taking the state tests in May. ALL students MUST bring their CHARGED chromebooks to campus for those testing days. Please help remind them about this so they are prepared. Thanks for your support!

We are continuing to encourage students to keep working hard and finish the year strong. We are proud of their work and growth this year and we want to support their success through that very last day! Thanks for all the support you provide at home. We are so lucky to partner with such great parents to support our students.


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Upcoming Events

April 1: Spring Dance

April 5: MAP testing

April 6: Cheer forms due

April 8: PTA Membership Meeting

April 11-12: Cheer Tryout Clinic

April 12: MAP testing

April 13: Cheer Tryouts

April 15: Staff & Student Holiday

April 21: Spring Pictures

April 25: NJHS Induction

April 26: 8th grade Celebration Field Trip

May 4: Algebra EOC

May 5: STAAR – Science 8

May 6: STAAR – Social Studies 8

May 10: STAAR – Math – 7 and 8

May 11: STAAR – Reading – 7 and 8

May 12-13: STAAR Makeups

May 17-19: Final Exams

May 20: Early release 12:35 p.m.

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Tickets will be on sale March 28-April 1 at lunch in the cafeteria for $5 or can be purchased at the door for $7. Students must have their student ID for the dance and are encouraged to "dress to impress".

Volunteers Needed for Spring Dance!!

The CMS "A Night to Remember" Spring Dance is quickly approaching on Friday, April 1st from 7-9pm.

We need lots of volunteers to make it a success. Moms, dad, grandparents and other adult family members are all welcome. Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets during lunch on 3/28-4/1 and on the night of the dance starting at 6:45pm, to keep the kids safe while they are hanging out at Curtis.

Sign Up Here to Volunteer!

April Snack Donations!!!

Join us by donating a Spring themed snack for the April staff meeting.

Place a quick order through Amazon or shop on your own. Please place all Amazon orders by April 15th 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, April 19th. Please do not deliver items to CMS.

Sign Up Here

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Night with the RoughRiders

Join us on April 10 for Allen ISD Night at Riders Field.

Buy your tickets here

Not a PTA Member? You can still join!

Click here to Join CMS PTA!

A HUGE thanks to the more than 500 who have already joined Curtis PTA! Students can join too.

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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 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 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

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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:

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

  3. Bookmark

  4. Start using 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.

Peachjar Flyers

Allen ISD has been using an electronic flyer service, Peachjar, for flyer dissemination. In order to receive an email with flyers relevant to Curtis Middle School, you will need to login to and add a student to Curtis Middle School.

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:

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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