Curtis Chronicles

February 7, 2022

Hello from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

It’s so hard to believe it’s already February! I hope everyone stayed warm and safe last week in the ice and snow. I’m sure the kids enjoyed the extra long weekend!

As we are planning for next year, please be sure to check our website on the Counselors Corner for updates and information about course registration and deadlines. We look forward to seeing anyone with questions tomorrow evening at our Curtis Come and Go Parent Night or at our Curtis Coffee with the Counselors on February 14. Our students have been doing a great job asking questions and are getting excited about next year!

If you have any teachers you’d like to give a shout out to, I would love to hear from you! We are spending the month of February showing our support and love for each other on campus and we invite you to do the same. Take a minute to send a note to a teacher or staff member or send that to me and I will share it with them. Our staff are working hard to make sure every student is growing this year and we are so proud of our kids.

We have such a great community support system and we appreciate all the partnerships we have with parents to do our work with kids. Thank you for reaching out with questions, sending treats, supporting our staff and being great parents!


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Upcoming Events

February 8 : Come and Go event in Cafeteria for 7th Graders' Course Selections (6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.)

February 14: Coffee with Curtis Counselors (8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.)

February 21: Staff Development / Student Holiday

February 28: MOD Pizza Spirit Night

February Snack Sign Up

Join us by donating a Valentines themed snack for the February staff meeting. Place a quick order through Amazon or shop on your own. Please place all Amazon orders by February 11th to ensure that the items arrive in time. Sign Up here:

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Volunteers Needed to Sell and Distribute Val-o-Grams

Volunteers are needed to help sell Val-O-Grams to students during lunch the week before Valentine's Day. There is one morning shift on February 11th. Each Val-O-Gram will cost $1.00 and will include a handwritten message and a piece of candy.

On Monday, February 14th, volunteers will be needed from 3-4pm to help distribute the Val-O-Gram candy to students. This is a crazy busy hour so the more volunteers the merrier.

If interested please sign up below for one of the shifts. If you have any questions about volunteering please reach out to Suzanne Reynolds at

CLICK HERE to sign up!

NOTE: You must be an AISD approved volunteer for the 2021-22 school year. See article on Volunteering for details.

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Middle School Advanced Academics Parent Webinar

The Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department will host an informational webinar outlining middle school advanced academics opportunities. This webinar will take place February 8th at 6:00pm.

Registration is not required. Join via Zoom, using passcode 698806.

The webinar will be recorded and a copy of the session and slides will be available on the Advanced Academics portion of the AISD website. For more information, contact

Curtis PTA was thrilled to fill two staff grants! Thank you to everyone for supporting Curtis PTA!

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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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Registration is NOW OPEN for the

Allen ISD Eagle Run 2022!

The 2022 Eagle Run Event involves your choice of:

1 mile fun run/walk

5K run/walk

A virtual run (complete it on your own time!)

A sleep in registration (for those who want to support and just get the shirt!)

Join us! Saturday, February 26, 2022!

It’s going to be an event the whole family will enjoy, and you can feel good knowing that your participation directly supports students and teachers at Curtis Middle School!

For more information visit:

When signed up, CMS students will receive:

  • Homework late pass
  • Techno lunch pass
  • Front of lunch line pass
  • Free "I forgot my ID" pass
  • Free "I love my Cougar card" pass
  • Free Chromebook charge
  • Free CMS home game pass
  • 5 service hours for NJHS and PALS

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Know an Amazing Volunteer?? Nominate them for our Awards!

Allen ISD Council of PTAs Citizenship Awards are given out to volunteers who give their time and effort to support our schools. These individuals are nominated because they go above and beyond what is expected and make a difference for our children.

Please use the link to nominate one of the many people who help the Curtis Middle School community. You may nominate as many people as you would like and as often as you would like. The Google Form will stay active all school year.

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