School Notes for March

• CMS schools: The district will observe teacher workdays March 18 and April 1. … Spring break is April 18-22.

• Coulwood Middle: The school will hold a career fair April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the gym.

• East Gaston High: Students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, and the school will distribute report cards. … Parent conferences are Thursday, March 17, from noon to 7 p.m., and freshman parent night lasts from 6 to 7 p.m. … Spring picture day is April 1.

• Bradley Middle: The school observes Spirit Day on March 25. … Spring picture day is March 29. … Seventh-graders take a field trip to Charleston, S.C., April 6-8. … The School Leadership Team meets April 7 at 6:30 p.m. … Sixth-graders take a field trip to Camp Thunderbird on April 11. … Eighth-graders take a field trip to the Outer Banks April 12-15. … The Parent Teacher Association board meets April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

• Hopewell High: Kabuto will host Hopewell Spirit Night on Thursday, March 17, with a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds going the school. … The Athletic Booster Club meets April 11 at 7 p.m.

• Lake Norman Charter: The high school will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 18. … The school’s pretzel fundraiser beings March 24. … Students will perform “Grease” March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the middle-school cafetorium. … Parents can enjoy a date night out March 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. while high school students on the Lake Norman Charter varsity softball team, their parents and coaches provide fun activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The service costs $20 per child, which includes a pizza dinner. Additional donations are welcome, and all proceeds support the high school softball program. To register, e-mail Susan Cavasinni at susan.cavasinni@gmail.com. … The high school chorus will perform April 4 at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. … The school’s board meets April 7 at 7 p.m. … The seventh-grade honor roll breakfast takes place April 8 at 7:30 a.m.

• Lincoln Charter School: The Parent Teacher Organization meets Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. … The school will observe a teacher workday Friday, March 18. … The school will distribute report  cards March 29. … Moms are invited to the school April 1 for Muffins for Moms. … Dads are invited to the school April 8 for Donuts for Dads.

• Long Creek Elementary: Rehearsal for the student musical takes place Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. … 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.

• Mount Holly Middle: The school plans to participate in the 2011 Relay for Life of East Gaston, which takes place May 13 at First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center in Stanley. Call the school at 704-827-4811 to find out how to support the relay team. A team meeting takes place April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Stanly. … The Student Council will take part in the Model United Nations Conference April  8 and 9.

• Mountain Island Charter: The school will host a workshop on improving students’ writing Thursday, March 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. for parents of students in kindergarten through second grade. … The school holds classes Friday, March 18, for a snow make-up day. … Chick-fil-A will host Mountain Island Charter Spirit Night April 4. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds will benefit the school. … The spring book fair begins April 6. … New student registration takes place April 12. … Spring break takes place April 18-25.

• Mountain Island Day: The school will have a teacher workday Friday, March 18. … The book fair starts Monday, March 21, and continues through March 25. … The school distributes report cards March 29. … McDonalds will host Mountain Island Day Spirit Night March 31. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds will benefit the school. … Spring break takes place April 11-15.

• Mountain Island Elementary: The school’s book fair runs March 21-25. A family book fair night takes place March 24 at 6 p.m.… Spring picture day is March 22.

• Paw Creek Elementary: The PTA meets April 5 at 6 p.m. … Spring picture day is April 8. … Sonic will host Paw Creek Elementary Spirit Night April 8, with part of the restaurant’s proceeds going to the school.

• Pinewood Elementary: Classes dismiss at noon Thursday, March 17. … Chick-fil-A will host Pinewood Elementary Spirit Night March 31, with part of the restaurant’s proceeds benefiting the school. … Students put on their talent show April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Rankin Elementary: Ida Rankin Elementary Cookbooks are available in the school office for $12, or parents can send an order to school with their child. … Parents can register children for pre-kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year April 4 to 8. … Parents can register children for kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year April 11 to 15.

• West Mecklenburg High: The Parent Teacher Student Association will hold a barbecue sale Thursday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. … Students take midterm tests March 28 to 31. …

• Whitewater Academy: Dads are invited to have donuts at the school March 22 at 7 a.m. … The school’s third-quarter Accelerated Reader celebration takes place March 31. … The third-quarter awards ceremony takes place April 4 at 11 a.m. … The staff and students put on a talent show April 8 at 11 a.m.

• Whitewater Middle: The school’s book fair lasts from March 28 to 31. … The school will hold a workshop on end-of-grade tests April 12 at 6 p.m.

– Compiled by Andrew Batten

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