School Notes for January 28

• Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools: Students bring home report cards Thursday, Feb. 3. … The student-assignment lottery opened Jan. 7 and runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Feb. 6 and 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Feb. 7. Only families who wish to apply for a magnet program need to participate. … Feb. 18 and 21 are snow day makeup days.

• Corvian Community School: The school offers a yoga benefit class at Charlotte Family Yoga, 10215 Prosperity Park Drive, Charlotte, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. as part of their ongoing fundraiser and health and wellness initiatives.

• Francis Bradley Middle: The school holds its science fair Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m. … The school leadership team meets Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.

• Hopewell High School: The school hosts an evening of celebration for Black History Month, with poetry, music and dance beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the auditorium. … The school invites students and parents to join the PTSA. In addition to activities like staff and student appreciation, newsletters, and cultural diversity programs, the PTSA provides funding for a number of materials and activities at the school. Dues are $7. The homeroom class with the most memberships at the end of this month will win a pizza party, and students and teachers from that class will receive additional prizes raffled off, including itunes gift cards and movie tickets. To join, visit the school’s website and click “PTSA,” or go directly to

• Lake Norman Charter: Applications for the 2011-12 school year lottery are available at the middle and high school campuses, 12435 S. Old Statesville Road, as well as on the school’s website, The deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 31.

• Long Creek Elementary: The chess club meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. in the media center. … The honors choir meets Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the music room.

• Mountain Island Elementary: The PTA executive board meets Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 9:45 a.m. … The PTA meets Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

• Paw Creek Elementary: The PTA meets Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

• St. Mark Catholic: The week of Jan. 31 is Catholic Schools Week and the theme is “Catholic Schools are A+ for America.” The school plans activities through the week in appreciation of students, staff, families, faith and the community.

• Whitewater Academy: The school holds second quarter awards ceremonies Monday, Jan. 31. … Students must wear uniforms Thursday, Feb. 3, for school pictures. … The school’s Penny War has begun. Each grade competes through Feb. 5 to win the Dolphin Leadership Team’s first Penny War.  Parents can help by sending in change with their students.

• Whitewater Middle: The school hosts a parent involvement meeting Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Harold Dixon.

– Compiled by Christina Ritchie Rogers

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