Curtis Chronicles

October 26, 2021

Hello from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,


Thank you so much for the support with treats for our staff. Every month our staff shares how wonderful our PTA treats us with friends from other schools and districts and they are so jealous! Thanks for helping us so much!


We have finished our first quarter of instruction and are proud of where our students are already showing growth. Many teachers gave out awards in their classes for the first quarter and we appreciate PTA supporting our Citizenship awards too!


This week we are participating in Red Ribbon Week with dress up days, lessons through Tracks and an assembly for each grade level. Here are the dress up days for Curtis:


  • Tuesday – “Say Aloha to a Drug-free Life” – Wear Hawaiian clothes and leis
  • Wednesday – “Kick Drugs to the Past” – Dress the decades – 70s, 80s, 90s
  • Thursday – “Team Up Against Drugs and Vaping” – Wear sports jerseys and team shirts
  • Friday – “Cover the World in RED” – Wear your Curtis Cougar Red!



Thanks to PTA we will have Red Ribbon Week assemblies for our students to hear an impactful message (with some fun mixed in) of making choices to live life to the fullest and avoiding drugs and alcohol that can limit dreams and cause set backs in life.


Friday is our first dance of the year and we are excited to see your students at the dance. Students must be Curtis students, be in dress code and have an ID to enter the dance. Tickets will be sold this week before school for $5.00 to attend the dance. Tickets will be sold at the door for a higher price. Students will be able to dance, hang out with friends, play basketball in the gym, eat snacks and treats and just relax! We always have a great time and we would like to invite parents to join us as chaperones if you are free. The dance is from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and we ask for prompt pick up after the dance.


We are excited to announce that the district will be launching the Parent Portal the first week of November. Be looking for an email from Allen ISD with details about claiming that portal account.



Sincerely,


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Upcoming Events

October 26 - October 29: Red Ribbon Week

October 29: Fall Dance

October 29: Reflections Entries Due

November 15-20: Batch Bakery Spirit Week

November 19: Early Release

November 22 - November 26: Thanksgiving Break

November Snack Donation

Cougar Families,

Please help us treat our Faculty with donations for November Snacks.

Reflections: Entry deadline is extended to October 29!

Choose from six categories to participate in. Turn in entries to the CMS library.

For more details including requirements and entry forms, please visit: https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/reflections

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CMS Fall Dance

CMS Student Council is hosting their Fall Dance, and they're looking for volunteers. Sign up for a shift here.

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.

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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 CurtisCougarPTA.org 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 CurtisCougarPTA.org 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

KNOW AN AMAZING VOLUNTEER?


CLICK HERE to nominate!

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 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.

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Take Care of Texas Video Contest!!


The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas.



https://takecareoftexas.org/teens/video-contest

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.

https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2670

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.

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 Peachjar.com 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: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/214

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