Nitrauer News — August 31st

Next Week at Nitrauer:

Monday, September 3rd – No School

Friday, September 7th – Race for Education labels due

Please continue to join our annual Nitrauer spirit color days:

Colors to Wear Schedule:

Tues., Sept. 4 – Green (Verde)
Wed., Sept. 5 – Orange(Anaranjado)
Thurs., Sept. 6 – Purple (Morado)
Fri., Sept. 7 – Pink (Rosado)
Mon., Sept. 10 – Brown (Cafe/Marrón)
Tues., Sept. 11 – Red, White, & Blue
Wed., Sept. 12 — Black (Negro)
Thurs., Sept. 13 – White (Blanco)
Fri., Sept. 14 – Rainbow Day (Dia del Arcoiris)


*Thank you to Maggie Foley for coordinating this year’s ice cream social!  Thank you as well to Friendly’s and to all the families that joined us!

*The oldest Nitrauer child in your family should have come home with a Race for Education packet on Wednesday.  Just a reminder that labels are due by Friday, Sept 7th.

*Each school year, a student directory is compiled courtesy of the PTO board and directory coordinator for the families of students attending our school.  Use the following link to complete the form to sign-up for this year’s Nitrauer Student Directory:  Student Directory Sign-Up.  Due to families moving in and out of the district and protection of school records, information is requested each school year.  Participation in the 2018/19Nitrauer Elementary Student Directory is optional and is password protected. While teachers may provide a list of student names, participating in the directory eases communication between fellow parents for class work, birthday invitations, or carpooling.  In accordance with the district’s reduced paper policy, a link to the protected directory is emailed once the directory is completed.  This email is only to those who participate.  Information should be entered/completed by a parent or guardian.   Please complete the form by September 30th to be included in this year’s directory.

*Parent Night at Nitrauer is Thursday, September 13thPlease note that this event is for parents only.  Beginning at 6:30pm, Dr. Hancock will meet with Grades K-2 parents, as well as parents with more than one child at Nitrauer.  She will have a second session with Grades 3-4 parents as well as parents who missed the first session at 7:30pm.  These sessions are NOT just for new-to-Nitrauer parents this year.  Beginning at 7pm, there will be 2 sessions in which classroom teachers will explain the curriculum for this year.  You will also receive information regarding student expectations for the year.

*All parents are invited to join us at our monthly PTO meetings.  They are held in the Nitrauer Teacher’s Lounge at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month.  Our first meeting for this school year will be Tuesday, September 18th.  Hope to see you there!

*Thank you to those who have volunteered to fill some of the open PTO positions.  There are still some needs. Openings include:

**Barnes & Noble Night – Work with Barnes & Noble rep to confirm date and arrange for teacher readers to attend.
**Bingo Night Understudy – Purchase prizes, create flier, organize attendance and food/drink items.  The understudy will take over bingo night for the 2019/2020 school year.
**Friendly’s Fun Nights – Coordinate three school night events at Friendly’s.
**Book Nook Understudy Organize collection/sorting of donated books.  Assist students at Book Nook 4-5 times a year. The understudy will take over the book nook for the 2019/2020 school year.

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

Mark Your Calendar:

Thursday, September 13th – 6:30pm-8:00pm – Back to School Night (Parents Only)

  • 6:30-6:50 Session with Dr. Hancock in the auditorium for Grades K-2 parents or parents with more than one child at Nitrauer.
    7:00-7:25 Session #1 with teachers
    7:30-7:50 Session #2 with teachers AND Session with Dr. Hancock in the auditorium for Grades 3-4 parents or for parents who missed the first session with her.  This is NOT just for new-to-Nitrauer parents.

Tuesday, September 18th – 7:00pm – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Tuesday, September 25th – Friendly’s Fun  Night for the Nitrauer PTO (more information to follow)

Sunday, September 30th – Deadline to sign up for this year’s student directory (Student Directory Sign-Up)