Nitrauer News — April 20th

Next week at Nitrauer:

Wednesday, April 25th – Deadline to order yearbook (Yearbook Order FormYearbook Angel )

Thursday, April 26th – 9:15am – Landis Run PTO meeting – open to 4th grade parents (Landis Run PTO)

                     PSSA Color Days:

                       Tuesday, April 24th – Wear PINK today to make you think!

                     Wednesday, April 25th – Victory!  Wear your NITRAUER SPIRITWEAR or BLUE and WHITE to show pride in your hard work!


*The PTO has the following openings for the 2018/2019 school year:

**Ice Cream Social/Friendly’s Night Chair – coordinate the date and time of Nitrauer’s back to school ice cream social as well as three back to school nights with Friendly’s.
**Book Fair Understudy – work with the Scholastic book fair chairs to learn how to plan and run the book fair. The understudy will take over the book fair for the 2019/2020 school year.
**Talent Show Chair – organize and facilitate the school talent show.  Having connections with someone knowledgeable about an auditorium sound system is recommended.
**Superintendent Lay Advisory Council (SLAC) reps (1 more needed) – attend bi-monthly, evening meetings with the superintendent and other school representatives. Report back to Nitrauer’s PTO on the subjects presented.
**New Family Liaison/Buddy Family Coordinator – match new, incoming families who request a buddy family with a veteran Nitrauer family.  A buddy is available to answer questions and ease the transition to Nitrauer.
**Games Day 2019 Chair — Purchase popsicles (reimbursed by PTO) and deliver to school for the 2019 Games Days held in June.

**If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Angela Salabsky at

*Please see 4-17-18 PTO Meeting Minutes for minutes from this week’s PTO meeting.  Our last meeting for this school year will be Tuesday, May 15th.  The PTO budget (2018-19 BUDGET) for the 2018-2019 school year will be voted on.

*PSSA Testing will continue for 4th graders on Tuesday & Wednesday this week.  Your continued help at home is appreciated during this time (and always), in being sure your child is getting appropriate rest during these testing windows.  Snacks will be provided for 4th graders on PSSA test days.  Attendance and getting to school on time is important during this testing period as testing begins promptly at 9:15am.  Please see PSSA Color Days for the color days during the PSSA’s.

*Yearbook and Yearbook Angel order forms are due next Wednesday, April 25th.  Yearbook order forms can be picked up in the office or accessed at: Yearbook Order Form.  Orders can be placed online at:  If ordering online, enter code 22273Y. *Additionally, if you would like to be a yearbook angel and donate $5 for a yearbook for another student, please see Yearbook Angel Form for additional information.  Order forms are due in the office by April 25th.

*May 7th – 11th is Teacher Appreciation WeekWe will be doing several things during the week to show our appreciation.  We also will have our annual appreciation luncheon on Tuesday May 8th!  See Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sign-Up if you would like to contribute to the festivities.  Like last year, we have asked for gift cards to give to teachers.  Please consider purchasing a gift card for a local business to show our appreciation of the generous donations they make to our school for various events.  Contact Kim Romano with any questions.

FUN FEST 2018 will be held Friday, May 18th from 5-8pm.  This is an annual event at Nitrauer where friends and family can come together as a community.  All proceeds benefit the Nitrauer PTO sponsored projects and events.  See Nitrauer Family Fun Fest Flyer 2018 for more details as well as to order wristbands and raffle tickets in advance.  There will also be many volunteer needs to make Fun Fest a success.  Keep an eye out for the sign-up.  Additionally, each class has been assigned a theme for the Basket Raffle.  See Fun Fest – Raffle Baskets for details!  Please contact Brenna Colosi at with any questions.

*Parents of 4th graders are invited to the Landis Run PTO meeting next Thursday, April 26th at 9:15am to learn more about the PTO, their committees, and what they do for the students.  Please contact Jennifer Meglic or Hillary Mountis at with any questions.

Mark Your Calendar:

Friday, May 11th – Final Box Top Collection for this school year (Box Tops for Education Forms)

Tuesday, May 15th – 12:30-1pm – Story Time for incoming kindergarten students in the Nitrauer Library

Tuesday, May 15th – 7pm – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Wednesday, May 16th – Fun Fest Wristband and Raffle Ticket pre-orders due (Nitrauer Family Fun Fest Flyer 2018)

Friday, May 18th – 5-8pm – Fun Fest (Nitrauer Family Fun Fest Flyer 2018)

Friday, May 25th – Early Dismissal at 1:40pm

Monday, May 28th – No School

Monday, June 11th – Tentative last day of school