Curtis Chronicles

October 31, 2022

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar Families,

Happy Halloween!! We hope everyone enjoyed the Fall Break and are ready to work hard the rest of this fall semester.

Parents, we need some support from home for reminding students about making good choices in a few key areas while at school. We are meeting with students this week through Tracks classes about consistent things we are seeing that is impacting our school in a negative way. A few key items you can talk with students about are their choice of words, keeping to themselves physically and addressing adults appropriately. Our expectations are that students are using appropriate language during the school day in all areas of the building. We are also seeing students playing around physically with their friends causing issues in the halls and other places in the building such as bumping into other students and clogging up the hallways. Everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings and their space. We expect students should be keeping their hands, feet, etc. to themselves for the safety of everyone. Lastly, we expect our students to address adults with respect and avoid calling them things like “bro” and “dude”. We realize this is a trend for kids and our teachers have built relationships with their students, however, addressing adults this way is not in their best interest as they head into high school and into potential jobs. We appreciate your support at home talking to your students and reminding them of these expectations as we will be reminding them here as well.

Just a reminder that our school buses leave campus at 3:40. We have had lots of students trying to get food from the vending machine or hang out with friends and missing their bus. Once the buses start moving at 3:40 they will not stop for students who run out late. Also, students staying after school for tutoring need to go directly to tutoring after 8th period. Students should not leave the building to hang out with friends and then expect to get back in for tutoring. Once students leave the building, they need to be headed home.

Basketball tryouts information is on our website here:



We appreciate all the parent support for our school and our students! Thank you for partnering with us!

Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD


Counselors Corner: 8th grade Parents!!

We are quickly approaching that exciting time of year where we look forward to charting a course toward high school graduation. It's time to take our dreams and make them into our plans! This will be a flexible plan with opportunities to adjust along the pathway to graduation in 2027. We want to share with you the process ahead. Together we will work to develop an individualized plan for your student. Keep an eye out for more information!

Upcoming Events

October 31-November 5: Moon Beam Bakery Spirit Week

November 4: Curtis Middle School dance

November 18: Early Release

November 21-November 24: Thanksgiving Break

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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 & Fall dance

Volunteers are needed to make our Fall Dance a memory for our students.

Copy Room helpers -

Fall dance -

Please be sure you have completed your annual Allen ISD volunteer application and background check in order to volunteer. CLICK HERE for application.

Curtis Cares Day

Curtis will be holding its first Curtis Cares Day on November 18th. Students will participate in service projects that help our community. We need the following supplies to make this day a success:

Curtis will be holding its first  Curtis Cares Day on November 18th. Students will participate in service projects that help our community. We need the following supplies to make this day a success.

Upcoming Parent University Opportunities:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Presents: Identifying Anxiety, Depression and Healthy Coping Strategies

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Location: ZOOM Webinar

November’s Parent University will address depression and anxiety. What is it like to have depression? What causes it? What keeps depression going? What do you do when you feel unmotivated? What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? What causes GAD and worry? What do people with GAD worry about?

Healthy coping strategies to maintain emotional health and overcome depression and anxiety will also be discussed along with various treatment options. Click HERE to view the flyer and register for the event.

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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!

Yearbooks are on Sale NOW through 11/11....

There's still time to purchase your yearbook....Order HERE.

Don't miss out!

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!!

Feeling groovy?

Join us November 5 for a night of far out food, fabulous auction items, games, entertainment and a groovy time for all! The good vibes continue as our annual gala directly benefits our teachers and students in Allen ISD! Peace, Love & a Party! Buy your tickets now! This event is open to everyone…parents, teachers and community members.
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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.