Curtis Chronicles

December 5th, 2022

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

We are quickly winding down to the end of the first semester of the year. We have seen great growth in your children in many ways and are proud of what they are accomplishing. Thank you for your generous donations for Curtis Cares Day. It was a great success with all students participating in some way.

Here weres the totals:


  • 84 Door decorations & 345 lunch sacks for Samaritan Inn,
  • 173 Hygiene kits for the homeless to Dorcas Heart,
  • 273 gratitude goodie bags for the AISD service center (transportation & Nutrition/ Food departments),
  • 96 animal beds and 141 chew toys to Richardson, Allen, and Collin Country animal shelters,
  • 344 Busy bags for Children’s Hospital Plano,
  • 125 Socks for Seniors, and 112 Puzzle bags for seniors,
  • 300 craft kits for Jewish Family House,
  • several pounds of food for the ACO, AND several holiday cards and ornaments!


We will have end of unit and end of semester exams the week of December 12 – 16. Please see the schedule below. Some exams will be in the form of projects or final activities, some will be the end of the unit tests. The only exams that will be cumulative will be the classes that are high school credit. We encourage our students to study and prepare and to do their best. Friday will be used to complete any missing assignments, finish tests, and have a little time to relax with their peers and teachers.


December 16 is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 12:35. We will have lunches on campus that day with only C lunch being about 10 minutes shorter than normal. Buses will run at 12:35.

We wish all our families a wonderful holiday season and happy new year! Students will return to campus on Wednesday, January 4.

Happy Holiday,


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD

Sonya.Pitcock@allenisd.org

972-727-0340

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COUNSELORS CORNER!

With 4 year plans and course selection upon us, make sure to attend the College and Career Readiness Parent University on January 10th!


Click here for more information https://www.allenisd.org/Page/62417

Upcoming Events

December 14: Cookie Exchange

December 16: Early Release

December 19 - January 3: Winter Break

January 4: BACK TO SCHOOL!

January 10: Allen ISD Parent University: College and Career Readiness

January 16: Student & Staff Holiday

January 20: PTA Membership Meeting

January 31: Allen ISD Parent University: Parenting and Restorative Practices

February 7: Raising Cane's night!

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Holiday Cookie Exchange for Staff

Please sign up to donate cookies, candy, or any dessert to the Staff Cookie Exchange on December 14! Bake or Buy, or even use one of our suggested vendors to make it even easier! Let's send the staff off to winter break with a Sweet Treat! Sign Up Now....

CONGRATULATIONS!! Reflections winners annouced!

Congratulations to all our Students who participated in Reflections 22-23.


Six entries won the Award of excellence in different categories and are advancing to the Council.

Congratulations to our Students, Rohan Kishnani, Lexi Choi, Kashika Khurana, Claire Yin, Mihika Bhat and Trinity Tandon.


We are so proud of all our students work. We had a fun morning honoring all the oartuoants with donuts and juices.


Thank you to Mrs. Remakel, Mrs. Wood and Ms. Young for all their support and encouragement.


Principal Pitcock and Christine Kless handed the awards to our students. Until next year!

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Volunteers Needed - Copy Room Helpers!

January, February & March Copy Room helpers - https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/98199


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

CALLING ALL DAD'S!

Curtis MS has started a “DAD'S 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: https://www.allenisd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=214


Here is a link to the sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5AA23A2F4C52-dudes


Any specific questions, please contact Anthony Arnold: Anthony.arnold@allenisd.org

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 CurtisCougarPTA.org 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 CurtisCougarPTA.org 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: 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.

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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 https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/195134

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.

https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/92334

Calling all Parents - we need your help!

Parents - we are seeking your support! If you attend a Curtis Middle School football or volleyball game, we would love to leverage the great photos that are captured to showcase in our CMS 2022-2023 yearbook.


Please email your pictures directly to stacy.trotter@allenisd.org

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: https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/195135

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

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.
https://forms.gle/ZwyfvFEM6yVbjD4A8