Curtis Chronicles

April 11, 2022

Hello from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

Thank you to PTA for sponsoring a great dance last week! We had a great time and appreciate all the support from our parents!

Just a reminder that our school day starts at 8:20 a.m. That means students need to be in their classroom at 8:20 a.m. Students not in the classroom by the time the tardy bell rings will be sent to the front office to get a pass and to document their first period tardy. We know traffic can sometimes be dense, but just a reminder that our doors open at 7:30 a.m. for student drop off. We are open for 50 minutes before the tardy bell to allow the traffic to be spread out to avoid congestion. Thank you for helping your students start their day off right by being on time.

Tomorrow, April 12, will be our second and last day of MAP testing in testing format. Students MUST bring their chromebooks from home to use for testing. All chromebooks need to be charged and ready to use for MAP. Students will report to their 2nd period class for Math and Language testing. Please help remind your students to bring their devices.

Spring Pictures will be on Thursday, April 21st. Students are expected to be in dress code for pictures so any dresses must be mid-thigh and tops must be in dress code as well.

Students and parents will have an opportunity to preview the courses they selected for next school year from April 18 – April 25. Please read more about the process here.

We hope everyone enjoys their day off on Friday, April 15!


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Upcoming Events

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 2 - May 6: Staff Appreciation Week

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 16-19: Final Exams

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

Corporate Sponsor: Taxi Mom

Thank you to Taxi Mom for their support of the Curtis PTA.

Limited seats available for the remaining school year. Enrollment for next school year begins May 1.

Learn more about Taxi Mom and the services they provide by visiting them here:

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.

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Lifetime Members Honored!!

Curtis PTA was thrilled to recognize our Lifetime Members at Friday's PTA Meeting. CONGRATULATIONS all and thank you for all you do for the Curtis Community. They will be honored at the Lifetime Membership Banquet hosted by the Allen Council of PTAs later this month.

Pictured left to right:

Terri Piorkowski

Brooke Eung

Katy Rachel Brown

Linda Engel - Extended Service recipient

Claire Barnhard

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May the 4th be with you!

Join us by donating a Star Wars themed snack for the final staff meeting of the school year. Place a quick order through Amazon or shop on your own. Check details here.

Looking to get Involved? Join the Allen ISD School Health Council!

Are you interested in playing a vital role in our district-wide implementation of a coordinated school health program? Allen ISD is seeking parents who are interested in serving on the district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The SHAC plays an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning while also assisting AISD in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction.

The Allen ISD SHAC is now accepting applications from parents, guardians, and community members. This is a one-year commitment beginning next school year with a total of four SHAC meetings.

Apply for the Allen ISD SHAC today! Click here for more details, criteria, and timelines.

Congratulations Deanna and Suzanne!!

Deanna Sorgen and Suzanne Reynolds have graduated from the Allen ISD Council of PTAs annual Leadership Academy! This year-long program is dedicated to developing leaders in our community. Thank you Deanna and Suzanne for your commitment!
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Nominations are open for Standing Chair positions on the 2022-2023 Curtis PTA Board.

Forms are due by Monday, April 25.

Thank you for your interest!

Check out the standing committee chair descriptions on the Standing Rules here:

Complete the nomination form here:

Bylaws & Standing Rules

On Friday, April 8, the PTA Executive Board voted to recommend 1 change to Article IX, Section 1A of the Bylaws. The Bylaws currently provide that the Nominating Committee is comprised of 3 members and 2 alternates. The proposed change would reduce the Nominating Committee to 3 members and 1 alternate. This change will be voted on by PTA membership during the May membership meeting on Friday, May 13, 2022. The Executive Board also recommends several changes to the Standing Rules. Click here for a summary of those changes.

The changes to the Standing Rules will also be voted on during the during the May membership meeting on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Please contact Beth Bradley, PTA Parliamentarian at if you have any questions about the Bylaws or Standing Rules.

Gifted & Talented Services

GT services will be hosting a free virtual brown bag parent session on April 13th from 12pm-1pm. The topic is “How to foster our students’ sense of purpose”. Any AISD parents may attend.

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.

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.

Don't Mess with Texas - Reusable Bag Contest

Don’t mess with Texas is looking for new artwork for our reusable bags, and we want designs from Texas students! Students in grades K-12 can submit their artwork to the Don’t mess with Texas Reusable Bag Contest. The contest runs February 25- April 29, 2022. The winner will earn a $100 HEB gift card, Don’t mess with Texas swag and their artwork printed on reusable bag to be distributed throughout the state. Three runner ups will also see their designs on our reusable bags and receive a box of Don’t mess with Texas swag. Additionally, one selected classroom teacher from each of the four student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B gift card.

More details here

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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

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:

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