School Notes for April

• CMS schools: Spring break is April 18 to 22.

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

• East Gaston High: Classes meet April 8 for an inclement weather make-up day. … Faculty vs. student dodgeball game will be held April 20 at 6:30 p.m. … There will be no school from April 22 to 28 for spring break.

• Bradley Middle: Seventh-graders take a field trip to Charleston, S.C., April 6 to 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. … The Parent Teacher Association board meets April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

• Hopewell High: The Athletic Booster Club meets April 11 at 7 p.m.

• Lake Norman Charter: The school’s board meets April 7 at 7 p.m. … The seventh-grade honor roll breakfast is April 8 at 7:30 a.m. … Spirit Week begins April 11. … Middle school progress reports go out April 13. … Middle school new student enrollment is April 14. … Spring break is April 18 to 22. … Middle school new-student registration is April 28, and course selection cards due April 29. … High school progress reports go home April 29. … High school Advanced Placement exams take place May 2 to 13 … A high school college fair will be held May 3. … The school’s board meets May 5 at 7 p.m.

• Lincoln Charter School: Dads are invited to the school April 8 for Donuts for Dads. … Rising fourth-graders take placement tests on April 14. … Spring break is April 18 to 22. … The Lincoln campus will hold a Zaxby’s Night Out on April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Lincolnton restaurant. Students are asked to bring their student slip that will be given out at the Tuesday Talk.

• Long Creek Elementary: Dress rehearsal for the school production of “The Jungle Book” will be held April 26 at 5 p.m. The play debuts April 28 to 29 at 7 p.m.

• 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. … The Student Council will take part in the Model United Nations Conference April 8 and 9.

• Mountain Island Charter: The spring book fair begins April 6. … New student registration takes place April 12. … Spring break takes place April 18 to 25.

• Mountain Island Day: Spring break takes place April 11 to 15.

• Mountain Island Elementary: The school PTA Executive Board meets April 6 at 9:45 p.m., the PTA board meets April 7 at 5:30 p.m. … A Back to School Supply Sale will be held April 25.

• 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. … Spring pictures are taken April 8.

• Pinewood Elementary: Parent-teacher conferences take place April 7. Students are dismissed at noon that day.

• 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.

• Whitewater Academy: The staff and students put on a talent show April 8 at 11 a.m. … Report cards go home April 14. … Earth Day School Beautification takes place April 25. … Parents night out takes place May 6. … Safety Patrol Car Wash is held May 6 at 2 p.m.  … The school’s talent show is May 6 at 2 p.m. … Progress go home May 12.

• Whitewater Middle: The school will hold a workshop on end-of-grade tests April 12 at 6 p.m. … The school will hold a workshop on end-of-grade tests May 10 at 6 p.m.

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