Curtis Chronicles

February 8, 2021

A Message from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar parents,

Thank you for all your support this year. We continue to get comments and letters from families with well wishes and kind words. We appreciate all the partnerships to help our students be successful!

We are continuing our Leukemia and Lymphoma drive and appreciate the donations from our students!

We will be supporting AHS Love Week by collecting nonperishable food items for ACO. Feel free to send any items you’d like to donate with your students through Tracks classes. We will also have a collection box outside the school for drop offs.

As course registration is upon us, our counselors will be hosting Coffee with the Counselors:

  • 8:30-10 am
  • February 17, via Zoom
  • Submit your questions here
  • Webinar Link will be posted on the Curtis website closer to the 17th

We look forward to answering any questions parents have about next year!

The window to change learning settings for the 4th quarter will open on February 15 and close on February 21. The 4th quarter starts after Spring Break.

Thank you for all you do at home to support your students and us!

Sonya Pitcock

Upcoming Events

February 8-13: Nothing Bundt Cake Spirit Week

February 10: SEL Info Night

February 10: Yearbook photo submission deadline

February 22: Texas PTA Rally Day


February 11: 8th grade girls v. Ereckson; boys @ Ereckson

February 17: 7th grade girls @ Burnett; boys v. Burnett

February 18: 8th grade girls @ Burnett; boys v. Burnett

February 22: 7th grade girls v. Willow Springs; boys @ Willow Springs

February 25: 8th grade girls v. Willow Springs; boys @ Willow Springs

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YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED! Please submit by February 10

8th grade: baby pictures

7th & 8th: boys and girls basketball photos

Enter code: 415468583

OR email directly to yearbook coordinator, Stacy Trotter:

Scholarships Available for Graduating Seniors

The Curtis PTA will award two $500 scholarships to college bound Allen High School graduating seniors who attended Curtis Middle School for at least one full year.

Applications are due no later than 3 pm on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Details and application are available by clicking here.

Note: In order to view, the student must be logged into the Allen ISD portal.

Please send any questions to Lindsay Wood, CMS PTA Scholarship Chair at, phone: 972-727-0340.

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2021-2022 Allen High School/Lowery Freshman Center PTA Board

The AHS & LFC PTSA Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 school year for the Executive Board and Standing Committee Chairs. If you are interested in nominating yourself for one of the board positions, please fill out the form below by 2/19/21:


The Executive Board is filled by the Nominating Committee and voted into their positions by the general membership in April. All positions are considered open, and nomination does not guarantee the position as an offer. For more information regarding the position duties, please email Shelly, All nominations will be held confidential. Final candidates will be notified in March. The general membership will vote on the Executive Board in April.

The Standing Committees Chair positions are appointed by the incoming PTSA President and approved by the incoming officers. Final candidates will be contacted by the new PTSA President.

Allen Eagle Run

Now in its 13th year, this annual Allen event benefits the Foundation For Allen Schools, and all proceeds directly fund classroom grants, teacher and student scholarships, Allen PTA programs and campus projects.

The 2021 event involves your choice of a:

  1. Virtual 1 mile fun run/walk
  2. Virtual 5K or
  3. Sleep in registration

You will have the choice to walk around your neighborhood with family and friends or you can come walk a course we've put together on the RaceJoy APP. The course will have some great photo ops along the way too!

The 2021 course will start at the Allen High School tennis courts. You can complete your fun run/walk or 5K anytime between Saturday, February 27, 2021 and March 3, 2021. You can also upload your time through the RaceJoy APP and will still qualify for the 5K finisher medals!

It's going to be an event the whole family will enjoy, and you can feel good knowing that your participation has a direct impact on students and teachers in all Allen ISD Schools!

Register now!

Allen Council of PTAs Seeks Leaders for 2021-22 Board

The Allen ISD Council of PTAs is looking for leaders to support our local PTAs. Please consider donating your time and talents. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to a position on the Allen ISD Council of PTAs Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year please follow this link to complete the nomination form below.

The nominating committee is only slating the officer positions at this time: President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP, 4th VP, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Officers will call for Standing Chair nominations at a later date.

All nominations for Council Officer positions must be received by FEBRUARY 17, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact the Nominating Committee at

Thank you for supporting the Allen ISD Council of PTAs!


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Curtis Students are Raising Funds to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Curtis MS is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Hero Squad Fundraiser. NJHS is sponsoring this fundraiser so click on the link below to donate. Search for your child’s Track’s teacher by last name to donate to their class. The Tracks classes are competing to raise the most money as part of their Team Challenge! Ask your child about Tracks Team Challenges they have done this year and what the other challenges are for this quarter!

Our CMS goal is to raise $2021. The fundraiser runs from January 25 through February 12.

Thanks for your support of this worthy cause!

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Middle School Parent Chats - Hosted by AISD Support Counselors

Dear Parents and Guardians,

During these uncertain times, we understand that you may be struggling to balance your child's at-home or in-person learning along with your own work and home commitments. We are here to support you! Join us at one of the times listed by clicking on the date/time links below. We are here to provide a space for you to discuss your challenges and identify healthy ways to cope & problem solve. It will be a great way to connect with other parents facing similar struggles. We hope you will join us! Facilitated by the Allen ISD Support Counselors.

Please note: Registration will open 2 weeks prior to each event.

Middle School Parent Chats

Wednesday, February 17 @ 2 pm

Wednesday, March 17 @2 pm

Wednesday, April 21 @ 2 pm

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2 pm

Hope you can join us!

AISD Support Counselors

Texas PTA Rally Day: February 22

This year's Rally Days is a virtual event, which will allow for participation from home! If you ever wondered how PTA advocates for our children in Austin, you are invited to tune in!

For details:

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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.

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 2020-21 school year. PTA strives to make every child’s potential a reality.

There are two contributions levels for you to consider.

Red Level, $100

  • Your logo and link to your website on from now through June 30, 2021.
  • Included in end-of-year thank you email.

Black Level, $250

  • Your logo and link to your website on from now through June 30, 2021.
  • Included in 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 link to your website on our Curtis PTA Facebook page.

CLICK HERE for more details or email Jennifer.

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