School Notes for February 4

• Corvian Community School: The school offers a yoga benefit class at Charlotte Family Yoga, 10215 Prosperity Park Drive, Charlotte, Friday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. as part of its ongoing fundraiser and health and wellness initiatives. … The first-grade class has been learning about heroes in history and offers a performance based on its unit of study Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m.

• 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. Parents can tour classrooms, meet with teachers and administrators and learn about Montessori education at all age levels. Find more information at the school’s website,, or call 704-549-4253.

• Francis Bradley Middle: The school is sponsoring a canned food drive through Feb. 11 to benefit local food pantries. Parents may send canned foods with their children or drop them off in the front office. … The Parent-Teacher Association board meets Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. … The school hosts a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. … The week of Feb. 14 is Random Acts of Kindness Week.

• Hopewell High School: The school hosts an open house Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

• 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 Day: The school hosts a Valentine’s Friendship Dance on Feb. 11 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

• Mountain Island Elementary: The school holds a second-quarter achievement celebration for students third, fourth and fifth grades Wednesday, Feb. 9. … The school hosts the Mountain Island Chess Tournament Feb. 12, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms are available in the school office. … The school holds a Valentine’s Day cookie sale the week of Feb. 14.

• 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

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

• 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’s Penny War has begun. Each grade competes through Saturday, 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 Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Harold Dixon.

– Compiled by Christina Ritchie Rogers

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