Curtis Chronicles

September 12, 2022

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar Families,

Our year is continuing smoothly and we are already almost to the end of the first 6 weeks. Our athletic teams have started games with a great opening to their seasons. Our cheerleaders look great supporting our teams. We have had Newsies Musical auditions and have cast over 80 students in the musical. Fine arts sectionals, accelerated instruction tutoring, MAP testing, content tutoring and clubs have all started as well! We are rockin’ and rollin’ and are very excited to see so many students involved in so many things!

Fall Pictures went well and, hopefully, everyone had the opportunity to order pictures digitally. We will have picture retakes on Friday, September 23 for anyone who was absent or who’s picture didn’t turn out well.

The CMS Yearbook is now on sale to pre-order for the lowest price of the year. The sale ends on 9/16 so don’t miss out! Order here >

Our STEAM field trips are coming up, with 8th graders going September 28-30 and 7th graders going October 5-7. More details will be shared closer to the dates of the field trip.

Have a wonderful week,

Sonya Pitcock

Counselor’s Corner

7th grade – Counseling has been doing quick ‘minute meetings’ with our 7th graders. This is just a way to get to know our 7th graders as they are all new to our campus this year. The survey is just some questions regarding the transition to middle school and a brief informal introduction, 1 on 1 or in smaller groups, with their alpha counselor.

8th grade - In accordance with House Bill 1386 (Suicide Prevention Education), Curtis Middle School 8th graders will view "SOS: Get into the Act" refresher video this week during their Tracks classes on either 9/14 or 9/15. This video reviews information they viewed last year and encourages students to act when they become aware of a friend struggling with depression or suicidal ideation.

Questions about the video may be directed to the Curtis Middle school Counselors page

Counselor A-G - Loren Clanton

Counselor H-O - Crystal Wright

Counselor P-Z - Trebreh Benjamin

Upcoming Events

September 15: Spirit Night at Raising Canes

September 19: Staff Development Day / Student Holiday (NO School)

September 23: Fall Picture Retakes

October 3: Spirit Night - Dinners by Delaine (Pickup on 10/11)

October 7: End of 1st Grading Period

October 17 through 21: Fall Break/Student Holiday

October 31-November 5: Moon Beam Bakery Spirit Week

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UPDATE! Spirit Wear Orders

Thank you to everyone who placed orders for spirit wear. All orders will be delivered to your student’s TRACKS teacher mid to late September.

Thank you for supporting PTA! Questions?

Please email

September Staff Snack Sign Ups

Each month, PTA provides snacks for the monthly staff meeting. If you are able to help with an item or two for September, we would appreciate it!

Items needed by September 13. See sign up for drop off details.

CLICK HERE to sign up!

Copy Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help make copies. The CMS Staff greatly appreciates your help!

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

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Sale ends 9/16 - Order here

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

Student Devices

Devices have been deployed to students for use at school. Please help your child bring their charged device to school daily for use in their classes. We also ask that you help us take care of these devices by taking a look at the Top 10 Strategies to keep the device safe and the Top 10 Damages to Devices. Here is the school pay link to pay the $30 insurance fee on the device.

Curtis Middle School pictures

Picture Day is ALL PAPERLESS! No order forms & no proofs.

Parents will be emailed a QR code to order photos, in case parent does not receive the email, they may order pictures using this link,

IF parents wait until after the photos are uploaded to preview/order their student's photo, it will ask them for an online code (to keep each image secure!). The online code is their student ID number. Questions? email

Picture Re-Takes will be September 23rd for all students who were absent on picture day and for students who purchased a photo but are unhappy with it. If a student misses both days, they will not be featured in the yearbook.

Curtis Middle school Reflections program

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, and ideas, develop artistic skills, increase confidence, and find a love for Creativity and Art.

Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Deadline for receiving entries : Oct 14th, 2022


Athletic Passes

The athletic pass is a great deal if you are looking to attend AISD sporting events - including Middle School events. Please note, they only take cash or check and see what is not covered below (Varsity football, playoff games and tournaments). Athletic facility is the 2-story building behind the football field at Allen High School: 301 Rivercrest Boulevard • Allen, Texas 75002

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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!

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.