School Notes for May 2011

• Coulwood Middle: The school holds an open house for rising sixth-graders May 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. … Parents and students can take advantage of prep night for end-of-grade testing May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents should accompany their children.

• East Gaston High: The East Gaston’s Got Talent show takes place May 5 at 7 p.m. at the school. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

• Bradley Middle: The Parent-Teacher Association meets May 12 at 6 p.m.

• Lake Norman Charter: The school’s board meets May 5 and May 20 at 7 p.m. … High school and middle school Concerts on the Green take place May 20 at 6 p.m.

• Lincoln Charter: The schools holds a patriotic program, and the Parent-Teacher Organization meets May 12. … The first-grade visits Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium on May 17 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. … The fourth- and fifth-grade visits Martin Marietta Gravel Bank and Sagebrush restaurant May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. … The school holds its Sports Awards Day on May 24. …Kindergarten, fifth and eighth grades graduate May 26. … Seniors graduate May 27.

• Long Creek Elementary: The honors choir will sing the national anthem at the Charlotte Knights baseball game May 13 at 7:15 p.m. Choir members should meet at guest services at 6:45 p.m.

• Mount Holly Middle: The school plans to participate in the 2011 Relay for Life of East Gaston on May 13 at First United Methodist Church of Stanley’s Family Life Center on Hickory Grove Road. Call the school at 704-827-4811 to find out how to support the Relay for Life team.

• Mountain Island Charter: Open House for fourth through seventh grades takes place May 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $5. … The school holds a chess tournament May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tournament entry costs $10. To register, email … The school sponsors Family Board Game Night on May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. It costs $10 per family or $15 per family of four or more. The school will have games for people of all ages, as well as pizza and drinks. For more information, email

• Mountain Island Day: The school holds Field Day on May 20  from 9 to 11:30 a.m. … The school hosts family outdoor movie night May 20 at 8 p.m.

• Mountain Island Elementary: Kindergarteners perform a musical on May 5. … The Parent-Teacher Association board meets May 5 at 5:30 p.m. … The school observes Teacher Appreciation Week from May 9 to 13.

• Oakdale Elementary: The Parent-Teacher Association meets May 5 at 6:30 p.m. … Kindergarteners visit Patterson Farm in Rowan County May 18 at 10 a.m. … First-graders visit Lazy 5 Ranch, also in Rowan County, May 25.

• Paw Creek Elementary: Sonic hosts Paw Creek Elementary Spirit Night on May 6, with part of the proceeds going to the school. … The Parent-Teacher Association meets May 6. … The school holds Field Day on June 3.

• Rankin Elementary: Ida Rankin Elementary School Cookbooks are available in the school office for $12, or parents can send an order to school with their child.

• Whitewater Academy: The third grade visits ImaginOn in Uptown Charlotte May 5. … The safety patrol car wash takes place May 6. …The school holds a talent show May 6. … The school sponsors Beginners Day on May 10. … Progress reports go home May 12. … Children’s Book Day takes place May 13. … The school holds field days from May 31 to June 2. … Whitewater Family Night takes place June 3.

• Whitewater Middle: The school hosts a workshop on end-of-grade tests May 10 at 6 p.m.

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