Nitrauer News – April 22nd

This Week at Nitrauer:

Wednesday, April 24th – Last day to donate items for Township Cares Spring Cleaning Collection (TOWNSHIP CARES Spring 2019)

Wednesday, April 24th – Deadline to order tickets for Movie Night (Family Movie Night)


*The Nitrauer PTO invites you and your family to join us for Movie Night at Penn Cinema on May 1st or 8th!  We will be watching Wonder Park; a movie that encourages imagination to come alive!  Movie tickets are just $5 a person! See Family Movie Night for more details.  Deadline to order tickets is April 24th.

*The PTO has the following openings for the 2019/2020 school year:

**Back to School Ice Cream Social/Friendly’s Night Chaircoordinate the date and time of Nitrauer’s back to school ice cream social as well as three back to school nights with Friendly’s.  Ice cream social is the first week of school.

**Parent’s Night – organize PTO information for display during event.  Assist with set-up, as necessary, and attend the event.

**Play/Talent Show—Conduct student “auditions” (everyone has a role).  For play – run rehearsals, coordinate set/costumes, etc.  For talent show- run dress rehearsal; organize/assist students as they announce performers; organize/instruct stage crew.  Both events require the assistance of a person who can setup and run the audio.

**Fun Fest – coordinate spring activity involving food trucks, games, prizes, and other activities.

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


*PSSA Testing will continue next week at Nitrauer.  Your 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 3rd and 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 (2019 PSSA Color Days) for the color days during the PSSA’s.

* The penny challenge for Ponderosa Elementary School continues through May 1st.  Please Penny Drive – Ponderosa Elementary School  for more information.

*Township Cares, a OneTownship Community Event is sponsoring a spring cleaning collection to assist families in Manheim Township.  Cleaning supplies will be collected through Wednesday, April 24th.  See TOWNSHIP CARES Spring 2019 for more details as well as specific items being collected.

*May 6th-10th is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please consider doing something special for your child’s teacher that week.  The PTO will host a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th. See Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sign-Up to sign-up to donate an item to the luncheon.  Contact Kim Romano at with any questions.

*FUN FEST 2019 will be held Friday, May 17th from 5-8pm!  This is an annual event at Nitrauer where friends and family come together as a community.  All proceeds benefit the Nitrauer PTO sponsored projects and event.  More information will be coming home soon.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brenna Colosi at

*Please keep bringing us your wonderful used books for the Book Nook to give us a good start for the first book nook next fall.  The collection gets more exciting every time thanks to your generous donations of k-4 gently used books.

*If you are missing any jackets, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, etc. please have your student check the lost & found.  There are many items waiting to be returned to their home.

*PSSA Testing Schedule:
*April 16th-18th – Reading & Writing for 3rd & 4th grade
*April 30-May 1st – Math for 3rd & 4th grade
*May 2nd & 3rd – Science for 4th grade


Mark Your Calendar:

Wednesday, May 1st & Wednesday, May 8th – Movie Night at Penn Cinema (Family Movie Night)

Friday, May 10th – Final Box Top Collection for this school year (Box Top Information 2018)

Tuesday, May 14th (11:15-11:45am) – Story Time for incoming kindergarteners (Nitrauer Library)

Friday, May 17th – Mix It Up Lunch

Friday, May 17th (5-8pm) – Fun Fest

Tuesday, May 21st (7pm) – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Friday, May 24th – Early Dismissal at 1:40pm

Monday, May 27th – No School

Thursday, May 30th –Rita’s Night (more information to come)

Wednesday, June 5th – Last Day of School