Curtis Chronicles

March 13, 2023

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

It’s been a busy two weeks! The Eagle Run was a great success and we thank everyone who signed up and braved the early morning and rainy conditions to be there! We have passed out all the coupon booklets for the students and they are using those up!

We also want to thank the PTA for helping us bring in author Nathan Hale! Mr. Hale came to speak to all CMS students through their history classes and told a story about history while illustrating as he talked. The students loved the presentation and we are so thankful to PTA for their continued support of finding new and exciting ways to help our students learn!

We have finished the 3rd quarter of the year and are headed into the last stretch of the year! We have so many celebrations to share about kids doing great things! Theater, Choir and Orchestra all received top ratings at their UIL contest this year and we are proud of the work everyone put in to make that happen! We have Hailey Smith moving on the state science fair competition with her project! Our math and science teams are competing with other schools and coming home with high scores! Our track athletes had their first meet before break and started off the season strong! We know we will continue to see great things in this last quarter of the year as well.

Some important dates to mark on your calendar as we enter the spring:

  • Mar 17 – April 7 - Reuse a Shoe Drive
  • April 7 and 10 – Holidays
  • April 11 – 21 – Book Drive
  • April 25 – STAAR Reading 7th and 8th
  • April 27 – STAAR Social Studies 8th
  • May 2 – STAAR Science
  • May 9 – STAAR Math – 7th, 8th and Algebra EOC
  • May 22 – 8th grade trip
  • May 23 – 26 – Final exams

Please note the STAAR testing days and avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD


Pictures of Author Nathan Hale's visit to Curtis Middle School!

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Pics of PTA Rally Day

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Pictures of Eagle Run - Curtis Middle School representing!

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Curtis Middle School - Science Fair (Hailey Smith)

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Upcoming Events

March 17-April 7: Reuse a Shoe Drive

March 21: Screening of the Documentary Angst, Raising Awareness around anxiety

March 31: Spring Dance

April 7: Student & Staff Holiday

April 10: Student & Staff Holiday

April 11-April 21: Book Drive

April 14: PTA Membership Meeting

April 25: STAAR Reading 7th and 8th

April 27: STAAR Social Studies 8th

May 2: STAAR Science

May 9: STAAR Math – 7th, 8th and Algebra EOC

May 12: PTA Membership Meeting

May 22: 8th Grade Trip

May 23-May 26: Final Exams

May 26: Last Day of School!!

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The PTA is Lucky to have volunteers!

The PTA is Lucky to have volunteers donate to our faculty meeting snacks! Sign up now to help at our March meeting! Thank you.

Standing Rules Update

The Standing Rules committee has some proposed changes to our governing documents. Click the image to review the recommendations and attend the membership meeting on 4/14 at 10:00am to vote on the proposed changes. All members welcome at the meeting.

PARENT UNIVERSITY: Screening of the Documentary Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety

WHEN: Anytime between March 21st and March 28th on your own time

EVENT DESCRIPTION: On top of academic and social stress, the uncertainty and fears of this past pandemic year have brought all of us a lot more anxiety than before. Angst helps break this down, explaining what's going on and what we can do about it to help ourselves and others. It features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field and regular teenagers.

The dashboard link for the viewing will be shared with you on March 21st. The viewing will be available for you to watch anytime from March 21st- March 28th. Please note that this is not a ZOOM meeting, but an opportunity for you to view a resource during a time that works for your schedule.

Click HERE to register for this event.

SAVE THE DATE! Spring Dance Friday March 31st 7-9pm!!

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Attention Former Curtis Cougars!

Are you a senior that attended Curtis Middle School for at least one full school year? You are eligible to apply for the Curtis Middle School PTA Senior Scholarship! The Curtis Middle School PTA will be awarding TWO seniors with a $500 scholarship each.

Applications are now being accepted through Wednesday, March 15th at 3:00 PM. To access the application, you MUST be logged in to the Allen ISD Portal. Please go to and sign in BEFORE you click on the application link. To submit the application, you will SHARE your completed application to Ms. Wood at

Application Link:

Volunteers Needed - Copy Room Helpers!

March, April & May Copy Room helpers -

Please be sure you have completed your annual Allen ISD volunteer application and background check in order to volunteer. CLICK HERE for application.


Curtis MS has started a “DADS CLUB” for any male figure who would like to help out on campus.

Please see sign up for available times and description of duties. All volunteers must have their annual AISD background check completed, visit:

Here is a link to the sign up:

Any specific questions, please contact Anthony Arnold:

Thank you for your willingness to help!

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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 2022-23 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, 2023.
  • 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, 2023.
  • 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 Ways & Means

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.

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Join the Curtis PTA- Become a Member now!

We are so close to hitting our 2022-2023 goal for PTA membership & be eligible for the Early Bird Achievement award. Take a moment & join our fabulous Curtis Middle school PTA.

Join the many families of Curtis and support the students and staff by being a member at

Curtis PTA Volunteers - Get Involved!

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.

Donate to the No Fuss Fundraising Campaign

Your donation brings programs and opportunities to all students and staff of Curtis throughout the year! Donate here:

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:

Know an amazing volunteer?

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 following 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.