Curtis Chronicles

August 30, 2021

Hello from Curtis Principal, Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,


We are so proud to have finished up the first three weeks of school. The kids have settled in and are doing great. We are enjoying getting to know all our new students! We wanted to let you know we are working very hard to get students through our lunch lines with time to eat their lunches. We know students are sharing that some days they only have 5-10 minutes to eat because the lines are long. Unfortunately, we are short staffed in our kitchens and only have 3 of our 5 lines open. Our cafeteria and administrative staff are working as quickly as we can to move kids through the lines. We are writing passes to class for students so they can finish eating their food. If anyone has some time to volunteer or work in the kitchens, we would love the help. Please apply online from the district website.


We encourage kids to wear spirit gear on Fridays to build our school community. They can wear something that goes with our theme this year, Space Jam, or anything with Curtis or Curtis colors on it or Allen or Allen colors. It’s great to see a sea of spirit each week.


We have a late bus for students who stay after school for tutoring or clubs. The late bus picks up at 4:25 p.m. in the front of the school and takes students to the nearest elementary campus, or for those neighborhoods that are not close to an elementary campus into the neighborhood. Students must be with a teacher and receive a pass to ride the late bus. We want to accommodate students who need to stay after for extra help and our transportation supports us in doing that. If you have questions about the late bus, please contact your child’s teacher.


Thank you for your continued support!


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

What’s up in Tracks?


In Tracks this month, students are being equipped with skills for success! Aside from navigating technology features including Canvas, Skyward, and their Google apps, they are also implementing strategies to improve their academic and social emotional success. This includes using their agendas, setting goals, and developing successful habits. They are participating in activities geared towards building our class and school community through academic privilege time, team building activities, and Fun Fridays. Additionally, students are learning about themselves and exploring opportunities to get involved in clubs at CMS!

Upcoming Events

September 6: Labor Day Holiday

September 7: Spirit Night at Raising Cane's

September 10: PTA Membership Meeting

September 11: AISD Night at the RoughRiders

October 11: Fall Break / Student Holiday

October 12: Staff Development Day / Student Holiday

Not a PTA Member? You can still join!

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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

Picture Day is Coming!!

Mark your calendars for Curtis Picture Day on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Curtis Middle School

Order at: mylifetouch.com

Picture ID: EVTJFCZB8

Yearbook Sale!

Our Yearbook sale is from August 30, 2021 - September 10, 2021.

Order online at Jostensyearbook.com and receive 4 free icons with personalization.

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September Snacks Donation

Cougar Families,

Please help us treat our MVP Faculty with donations for the September Snacks.

https://curtisptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/79505

A Big Thank You from our Hospitality Team

Hospitality Team sends out a Big Thank You to everyone who volunteered and donated for August Faculty snacks.

Thank you for your donations that showed our Curtis Faculty they are Awesome to the Core!

Spirit Wear Orders

Thank you to everyone who ordered Spirit Wear!

Items purchased will be delivered mid-September to your student's TRACKS class.

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.

Reflections

Hey Cougars,

Happy to share the theme of this year's Reflections 'I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY..' To participate in this amazing program, you need to be a PTA member, so register now!

To learn more about Reflections, please visit CurtisCougarPTA.org/Reflections

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

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