Curtis Chronicles

February 22, 2023

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

We hope this newsletter finds you well! We had a great Love Week last week with lots of fun, dress up and donations. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to Love Week. We donated over $1500 from our campus that will go towards this year’s Love Week Recipient – Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.

We need some help from parents regarding the front bus lanes. We have recently had MANY parents who are dropping students off in the bus lanes in the front of the building slowing down and being in the way of our buses being able to drop off. We ask you to PLEASE drop students off on the parent drop off side of the building unless it is AFTER 8:15. This is an important system for the safety of our students and drivers. We are also seeing parents drive quite fast in the parking lot. Please remember to use caution as you move through the parking lots as we have staff and students entering the building from the parking lot. We want to keep everyone safe and need your attention to this.

We are seeing an increase in students bringing water bottles that have straws and are unable to close. The expectation for water bottles is that they can be sealed closed so water is not able to spill out. Cups with straws should not be sent to school for students to carry around. Thank you for your help with this.

Good luck to all our orchestra, choir and one act play on their UIL performances this week and next week! The sound awesome and I’m certain will bring home great scores from the judges!

Track season has started and our coaches have asked that parents use the campus website for specific information about practices, qualifying for meets, meet times, tickets, etc. Here is the website link for all Track information. It will be updated regularly for parents.

Congratulations to our science fair winners!

CMS Science Fair Winners for 2022-2023

1st place – team project, Amogh Barath and Roshan Ranganathan

2nd place – team project, Aneesh Gupta and Anushree Dash

3rd place_ individual project, Anya Saini

Thank you to all our families who continue to donate snacks for our monthly staff meeting days! We truly appreciate that pick me up at the end of the day going into a meeting!! We also appreciate everyone who helped with Valograms last week and everyone helping out on committees. Our PTA team is amazing!!


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD


Upcoming Events

February 25: Allen Eagle Run

February 28: UIL Contest - Orchestra

March 1: Nominations for 2023-2024 PTA Executive Board

March 3: Early Release & end of 3rd grading period

March 6-March 10: Spring Break!

March 31: Spring Dance

April 7: Student & Staff Holiday

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THANK YOU for all the donations for the February Faculty Meeting Snacks!

Thank you to all our fabulous parents that donated for our February snack donation & your continued generosity!

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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!

February, March & April 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.

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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:

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.