Curtis Chronicles

February 6, 2023

Principal's Corner; Ms. Sonya Pitcock

Cougar families,

We hope everyone stayed warm last week with the surprise weather and days out of school. We are happy to be back in routine here today! We have a busy month ahead of us in February with fun events like Valograms, Love Week and the Eagle Run! We encourage you to participate in each of those events to support our campus, the Childrens’ Advocacy Center and the Foundation for Allen Schools!

We also want to congratulate the CMS Full Orchestra as they travel to San Antonio this week to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association conference and are recognized for being the best middle school orchestra in the state. Congratulations to each student representing our school!

This reminder about the front parking lot at drop off and dismissal. Only buses are allowed to drop off on the front curb in the morning and pick up there in the afternoon. If you are dropping off your student in the morning after 8:15 please use the front, but pull into the parking lot area and drop off there. Our buses are getting stuck behind cars dropping off in the wrong area especially in the morning. This is also the same for bad weather days. Please help us with this so our buses can make their additional routes on time after dropping students at Curtis. We appreciate your help with this.

School supplies have dwindled and many students are in need of pencils, pens, paper and highlighters to finish this semester. We are also seeing some pretty beat up folders, so replacements of those might be needed as well. Please check with your kids and see what they need for school.


Sonya Pitcock

Principal, Curtis Middle School

Allen ISD



In our busy and fast paced world, it is sometimes difficult to focus on what great things our kids do every day. This session will explore strategies to connect with our kids in meaningful ways by asking thought provoking questions and reinforcing positive behaviors.

Click here for more information

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Learning About the Dangers Facing our Students

The Allen High School/Lowery Freshman Center PTSA will host a special program followed by a Question and Answer session featuring School Resource Officer Christian Centeno.

February 16 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Please RSVP so a Zoom link can be provided to you prior to the program.

Upcoming Events

February 7: Raising Cane's night!

February 7: Parent Expo

February 16: Allen ISD Parent University: Parenting and Restorative Practices

February 16: Parent Informative Session; Learning about the Dangers facing our students

February 20-21: Student & Staff Holiday

February 25: Allen Eagle Run

March 3: Early Release & end of 3rd grading period

March 6-March 10: Spring Break!

April 7: Student & Staff Holiday

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Donations needed for the February Faculty Meeting Snacks! Sign up now!

Can you help with a snack donation for our staff?

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Shop in the Store:

Thank you to all our fabulous parents that donated for our December snack donation & your continued generosity!

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Final Call for Curtis Spirit Wear!

Keep warm this winter with a Curtis hoodie sweatshirt and get ready for the warm weather with a Curtis t-shirt!

Limited quantities and sizes are available so make sure to order your Spirit Wear on the Curtis PTA website soon before they run out! Orders will be open until February 17th.

Spirit Wear will be delivered to your students tracks teachers shortly after placing your order.

Volunteers Needed - Copy Room Helpers!

February, March & April Copy Room helpers -

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

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Allen High School Colorguard AUDITIONS

Allen High School Colorguard is holding auditions for the 2023-24 school year. This is an amazing group to be a part of!

Important dates:

February 13, 2023: 5:00PM - 7:00PM; 7:00PM Parent Meeting

February 14, 2023: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

February 15, 2023: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

February 16, 2023: 5:00PM Auditions Start

Visit for more information!

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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!

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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.

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.