School Notes for January 7

• Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Schools close Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. … The second quarter ends Jan. 20. … Schools close Jan 21 for a teacher workday.

• Gaston County Schools: Schools close Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. … Schools close Jan. 20 and 21 for teacher workdays.

• Corvian Community School: The school closes Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

• East Gaston High: The school hosts the Miss Mount Holly pageant in the auditorium Saturday, Jan. 8. … The school invites seniors and parents to a financial aid information meeting Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

• Francis Bradley Middle: The PTA board meets Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. … Every Friday is Bradley Spirit Day. … The week of Jan. 24 is No Name-calling Week.

• 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, www.lncs.org. The deadline to apply is 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 Charter: Parents of middle school students may now order PE uniforms directly from Awards Express, the school’s new vendor. The order form is available on the school’s website, http://micharter.org, and may be faxed or mailed with payment to Awards Express. Uniforms must be picked up directly from
 Awards Express.

• Mountain Island Day: The school hosts an open house Thursday, Jan. 13, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

• Mountain Island Elementary: The week of Jan. 10 is Spirit Week. Students wear clothing for different themes daily. … The school hosts a bingo night Thursday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room. bingo cards cost $3 for one card or $5 for two, and there will be prizes for the winners. Spaghetti dinner plates, including salad, bread and a drink, also will be available for purchase for $3.50. Proceeds will help fund the school’s fifth-grade celebration in June. … The school presents the second-grade musical Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

• Pine Lake Preparatory: The school is now accepting online enrollment applications, at www.pinelakeprep.org. Open enrollment closes at midnight Jan. 14. … High school students must register for the ACT by Friday, Jan. 7. … The school hosts an open house Sunday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. … Midterms begin Monday, Jan. 10. … High school students enjoy a winter formal at NorthStone Country Club Jan. 22.

• Pinewood Elementary: The school hosts Read with Me Family Night Thursday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• Ramah Christian Classical School: The school hosts an open house Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. … The school closes Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

• Whitewater Academy: The school hosts a family fit night and PTA meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. … The school holds a second quarter awards ceremony Jan. 24 at 11 a.m.

• Whitewater Middle: The school holds a parent involvement meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.

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