School Notes for Feb. 18

Other news from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools:
Feb. 18 and 21 are snow makeup days.

• Countryside Montessori: The school hosts an admissions open house Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at three campuses: the preschool, at 4755 Prosperity Church Road; the elementary school, at 9026 Mallard Creek Road; and the middle/high school, at 4125 Johnston Oehler Road. All prospective families are invited to attend.  Parents can tour classrooms, meet with teachers and administrators and learn about Montessori education at all age For more information, call 704-549-4253 or visit the website,

• Francis Bradley Middle: Students observe “Random Acts of Kindness Week” this week, through Friday, Feb. 18.

• Hopewell High School: The school hosts a “junior night” Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The College Foundation of North Carolina will speak to juniors about career and college readiness.

• Lincoln Charter School: The school is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 school year. The deadline to apply for the 2011-12 lottery is Feb. 28. The lotteries will be held March 5 in the Denver middle school/high school gym. The kindergarten lottery will start at 9 a.m. and the first- through 12-grade lottery will take place at 11 a.m.  Questions may be directed to

• 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 school’s PTA invites community members to its eighth annual silent auction in the multipurpose room Feb. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Items in the auction are Disney World Park Hopper tickets, Great Wolf Lodge stay, vacation rentals, Carowinds tickets, Charlotte Knights baseball gift pack, restaurant gift certificates, electronics and more. There will be a raffle for an iPad, entertainment and snacks. Child care is available for $3 per child. Cash and checks are accepted.

• Oakdale Elementary: The school hosts a Darling Daughter Dance Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. E-mail the PTA for more information at

• Ramah Christian Classical: The school hosts an open house Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Whitewater Academy: The school hosts the “Leader in Me” boys group spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Olive Garden, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are due back to classroom teachers with payment by Friday, Feb. 18 … The school celebrates Black History Month Feb. 25.
– Compiled by Christina Ritchie Rogers

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