Creative Enrichment – School wide events held by grade one or two times during the year. These often tie into the “One Book” read or other current topic or event approved by the administration. Past events have included presentations from acapella groups, artists, comedians, and authors.
Sixth Grade Field Day – The sixth grade staff organizes a field day for students in late June. The CPO provides watermelon, beverages and other light refreshments.
Eighth Grade Moving On Reception – An informal breakfast gathering for 8th grade students and their families after their Moving On Ceremony. Held on the lawn outside EMCS on the last day of school.
Eighth Grade Yearbook Signing Breakfast – An opportunity for the eighth graders to sign each other’s yearbooks. Light refreshments are served to the eighth graders during this time. Generally held on the second to the last day of school.
Hospitality – Welcoming the teachers back in late August, a luncheon is provided to them on the first day they return to school to prepare for the students.
Cookie Sampler – Held in December, parents contribute a variety of cookies. Teachers and staff choose from the many offerings to create a holiday cookie sampler plate to take home. Always a favorite with the Staff.
Teacher Appreciation – Held during teacher appreciation week in early April, the CPO hosts a staff and teacher luncheon and provides a supply of Keurig coffee pods for teacher lounge.
CPO Funding – The CPO is pleased to have allocated a portion of our annual budget to requests made by the Curtis staff. By doing so, our goal is to assist with funding equipment, materials, or events that directly enhance the Curtis Middle School’s curriculum or experience which otherwise fall outside of the district’s budget for the current year. Typical requests range from $100-$1,000 and cover a wide variety of areas. Recently funded requests include items such as: a filtered bottle water filling station; a Nikon 3400 camera for school events and yearbook; the Maker Space area with STEM equipment; a 3D mini printer; the baby grand piano; uniforms for the basketball team; high speed video cameras; recess equipment; stand-up desks; and a Push music system.
Technology Support – In the past the CPO has funded active boards, bright links, and various other technology. Since the inception of the Chromebook one to one initiative, the CPO has provided Chromebook covers for each new incoming sixth grade class.
Tile Project – During 7th grade each student at EMCS creates an individual tile during art. These tiles are hung throughout the hallways of the school. The CPO provides for the installation of these tiles where each student leaves their mark behind.
Nurse Stipend – Providing the heath office funds for various items such as saltines, and small equipment.
Principal’s Fund – The CPO designates a portion of its budget to the discretion of the principal. These funds are typically used for staff events.
Scholarships – Requests approved by the principal for students needing financial assistance with yearbooks and end of year field trips.