Curtis Chronicles

November 14, 2022

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

Thanks for supporting us in having to reschedule the school dance due to the severe weather. The new dance date is December 2nd, 7-9 PM. Tickets are the same price and students who already paid will be able to use that ticket on the new date. We are looking forward to having some fun!

As we have more and more students staying after school and riding the late bus, we wanted to remind parents that students need to know their neighborhood or apartment complex names. The late bus driver builds the route when the kids get on the bus in the afternoon. We don’t have the same kids everyday so that route changes day to day. It’s very important for kids to be able to tell the driver where they live so the driver can get them home in a timely manner. If students only know they live by Top Golf or behind Kroger, that makes it very difficult to get them to the best drop. They need to know The Heights Apts, or Spring Meadow neighborhood, etc. Thanks for your help with this.

We wanted to remind everyone that class starts at 8:20 in the morning. That means your child needs to be in their seat in the classroom at 8:20. If you drop your child off at 8:17 they will most likely be late to first period. The doors by the gym, where car riders are dropped off, lock at 8:20 so students arriving at that time or later need to be brought around to the front door to check in and get a tardy pass. They will not be able to enter the building through those doors after 8:20. It is very hard for kids to start their day late to class, so please get them up a little earlier so they can be on time. Thank you for your help with this.

We’ve had a great start to our Dad’s Club and appreciate our volunteers who have joined us a few times. We look forward to seeing more dads (or other male family members) join us at school!

November 18 will be an early release day for students at 12:35. Students will have the opportunity to eat lunch at school before dismissal. Buses will run at the earlier time. Thanksgiving Break week will follow November 21-25.

We hope everyone enjoys their break and has a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD


Upcoming Events

November 18: Early Release

November 21-November 24: Thanksgiving Break

December 16: Early Release

December 19 - January 3: Winter Break

January 16: Student & Staff Holiday

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November's Staff Meeting is right around the corner!

Can you help with a snack donation for our staff?

Amazon Wish List:

Shop in the Store:

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

Volunteers Needed - Copy Room Helpers!

January & February 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.

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....

DAD'S CLUB Sign Ups Open

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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Holly Jolly Run

Holly Jolly Run (formerly known as the Rudolph Run) – Registration is open and Curtis is the reigning champion for the most entries. Find some friends and join the fun! Students who register will receive a “front of the lunch line pass”. Online registration closes November 13. Let’s do this!!
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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.

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

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.