Curtis Chronicles

March 29, 2021

A Message from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar parents,


We want to give a big congratulations to all our fine arts students and teachers who went to UIL competition the past two weeks and did an outstanding job! We are so proud of all the hard work leading up to your competitions and the wonderful comments from the judges about your performances!


We also want to congratulate our Campus Teacher of the Year, Trey Stolp. We appreciate his dedication to our campus and to our team.


We are still collecting district devices from our in person learners. We are collecting these devices so we can make sure they are ready for STAAR testing. Students who turn in their device will be able to use a device on campus for work and will not be expected to complete work online from home. Please be sure to return the device and the charger to Tracks classes.


Our first STAAR test will be on Tuesday, April 6 for 7th grade Writing. All virtual students were sent a letter for the procedures to come to campus for testing. Tracks teachers will be going over testing procedures for middle school with all students before testing days. If your child has any questions, please be sure to ask their teacher. We are proud of the work our students have put in this year and know they are ready for the Writing STAAR test.


Thank you for all your support,

Sonya Pitcock

Upcoming Events

April 2: No School

April 6: Raising Cane's Spirit Night

April 9: PTA Membership Meeting

CMS Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to Mr. Trey Stolp, CMS Teacher of the Year! We are so appreciative of all you do for our students and community! ❤️🖤

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2021-22 Curtis PTA Slate of Officers

The Curtis PTA nominating committee is pleased to announce the slate of officers for the 2021-22 Curtis PTA Board. Thank you for your willingness to serve our Curtis community.


PRESIDENT: Christine Kless

1ST VP – MEMBERSHIP: Neelam Kishnani

2ND VP – PROGRAMS: Suzanne Reynolds

3RD VP – WAYS & MEANS: Alison Gullo

SECRETARY: Terri Piorkowski

TREASURER: Shannon Wu


The officers will be elected at the 10 am April 9, 2021 Membership meeting.

RSVP for the meeting by April 8 at 6 pm here: https://forms.gle/cQs42FE2Ptd4MWrUA


Additionally, the Board voted to accept notice of intent to run from the floor with a 5-day notice for any of the Officer positions. If you are interested in running from the floor, please fill out this form by 10 am Sunday, April 4, 2021. This allows our Board to prepare for a virtual run-off election. Use this for to declare your intent: https://forms.gle/RjXw5q954wtfi6j97


Membership and elections will follow guidelines outlined by Texas PTA.

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

Junior Police Academy

Junior Police Academy is open to students entering grades 7-12 this fall!

For more information and registration info, please visit: https://www.cityofallen.org/1009/Junior-Police-Academy

From the Campus Nurse: Notification of 7th Grade immunizations

PARENTS / GUARDIANS:


The Texas Education Code, Section 2.09, requires all students in Texas public schools to have complete and up-to-date immunizations against certain diseases to be in compliance for 7th grade:

_______ Tdap if at least 5 years have passed since last dose

_______ Meningococcal after 11 years of age. Vaccine must be identified as Menactra,

Menveo, MenACWY or MCV4.


Questions? Please contact CMS Nurse, Jen Rau, jennifer.rau@allenisd.org

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, April 21 @ 2 pm

Wednesday, May 19 @ 2 pm


Hope you can join us!

AISD Support Counselors

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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: 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