Curtis Chronicles

March 15, 2021

A Message from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,


It’s hard to believe we are starting the last quarter of this school year! It has flown by so fast and we are so proud of our students and their resilience this year. As we begin this last quarter, we encourage students to keep working hard and doing their best.


As we begin to move into the spring and testing season we will be communicating more about what STAAR will look like this year. Please keep reading our newsletters for information and remind your neighbors and friends to read it too. We will do our best to keep you up to date and informed.


Device Return information:

  • For in-person learners, in preparation for the end of the school year and STAAR testing dates, we are currently collecting all Chromebooks and/or laptops that have been distributed to in person learner students during this school year. If you are an in person learner you will need to turn in your Chromebook and/or laptop and charging cable to your Tracks teacher no later than March 19th.

  • For at-home learners, we will not collect Chromebooks or laptops until the end of the school year. If you have checked out a Chromebook or laptop to use at home please be aware that on STAAR testing days you will be required to bring that device to Curtis to participate in STAAR testing.


If you have questions regarding the return of Chromebooks, laptops, or wireless hotspot devices, please reach out to Anthony Arnold, Curtis Assistant Principal, by phone, 972-727-0340, or by email, anthony.arnold@allenisd.org.


Lastly, I want to share a heartfelt thank you for all the support you have given our school, our teachers and myself this school year. Your confidence in us and your support in what we have been doing to support your kids’ safety and learning has made this year possible.

Sincerely,

Sonya Pitcock

Upcoming Events

March 17: CMS Scholarship applications due

March 19: 2021-22 Board Nominations due

March 23: CMS PALS info meeting

March 23: Parent University

CMS PALS Info for 2021-2022

Informational meeting March 23, 3:40pm in the cafeteria

Applications due April 6th

Interviews April 14th and 15th

PALS announced April 30th

ZOOM link available here:

https://www.allenisd.org/Domain/1437

Upcoming Attendance Credit Election

Allen ISD will hold a special election, known as an Attendance Credit Election, on May 1 seeking voter approval for the district to pay recapture by purchasing attendance credit from the State with local tax revenue. An attendance credit is simply the name given for a district to equalize its wealth through recapture payments.


To learn more about the election and it's impact on our district, please visit:

https://www.allenisd.org/2021attendance

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 Lindsay.Wood@allenisd.org, phone: 972-727-0340.

Parent University: Self-Regulation and Emotional Calm for School Aged Children during Covid

The COVID pandemic has brought many challenges to our communities and schools. As we navigate our way into 2021, our youth are bearing stress of unprecedented proportion. Terah will review coping skills and techniques to find calm. Signs and symptoms of stress will also be discussed.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ONLINE

For details and to register: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/60257

Thank you! CMS had 92 registrants in this year's Allen Eagle Run!

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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, March 17 @2 pm

Wednesday, April 21 @ 2 pm

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2 pm


Hope you can join us!

AISD Support Counselors

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.

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