Nitrauer News — March 18th

This Week at Nitrauer:

Tuesday, March 19th (7:00pm) – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Wednesday, March 20th – Barnes & Noble Night (Barnes & Noble flyer 2019; Barnes & Noble Readers)

Friday, March 22nd – Mix-It-Up Lunch (Mix It Up Lunch Volunteer Sign Up)


*Nitrauer’s Barnes & Noble Book Fair is this week, March 20th-25th!  Join us on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00pm-8:30pm for special reading by teachers and staff (Barnes & Noble Readers).  See Barnes & Noble flyer 2019 for more information as well as the code to use at check-out for Nitrauer to receive a percentage of the sale for items purchased during the book fair.

*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 next meeting will be this Tuesday, March 19th.  Hope to see you there!

*See School Nurse News- Nutrition for nutrition news from our School Nurse!

*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

*Did you forget to order your yearbook?  It’s not too late as the order deadline has been extended to Friday, March 29th.  Online orders can be placed at: Nitrauer Yearbook.  If ordering online, enter code 32499J.

*Do you have any pictures of Nitrauer events?  If so, please email them to for possible entry in this year’s yearbook. If you have any questions, contact Diana at  All photos are due by April 5th.

*Continuing through May 1st, Nitrauer is participating in a penny challenge to help Ponderosa Elementary School in Paradise, CA which was destroyed by the wildfires.  Please Penny Drive – Ponderosa Elementary School  for more information.  Additionally, the PTO will be matching the collected earnings up to $500

*Our next Mix It Up Lunch will be held this Friday, March 22nd.  Thank you for filling the sign up (Mix It Up Lunch Volunteer Sign Up)!  If you have any questions please contact Maggie Foley:

*The Nitrauer PTO skating party is Saturday, April 6th from 4pm to 7pm at the Overlook Skating Rink.  Admission is covered by the PTO and is free to Nitrauer students and their families.  Skates may be rented or you can bring your own. The rental fee is $3.00 for roller skates and $4.00 for in-line skates.  The skating rink accepts cash only.  The Overlook Skating Rink is located at 301 Golf Drive, Lancaster.

*If you are considering the Spanish Immersion program for your child, the online registration is open and will close at 4:00pm on 4/12.  The Spanish Immersion Lottery will be held 6/3.  See Spanish Immersion page for more information.

*Book Nook DonationsWe are thrilled at the number of wonderful books pouring in so keep up the good work.  Please only donate K-4 appropriate books.   We have volunteers spending hours sorting and organizing books.  Thanks so much volunteers! Unfortunately, we  CANNOT use young board books, baby books, adult level books or damaged books (water or mold), and it is a process to weed/dispose properly from the growing collection of awesome books that the children have brought us.  Please do not send anything but age appropriate K-4 books.  For examples of what would be considered age appropriate, use Scholastic books flyers.

*PSSA Testing begins at Nitrauer next month.  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.
*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:

Thursday, March 28th – Early Dismissal at 1:40pm

Friday, March 29th – School In Session (snow make-up day)

Friday, March 29th – Deadline to order yearbooks (Nitrauer Yearbook; code: 32499J)

Saturday, April 6th (4-6pm) – Skating party at Overlook Skating Rink

Wednesday, April 10th – Book Nook

Thursday, April 11th – Friendly’s FUNraiser Night (more info to come)

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