Nitrauer News — March 4th

This Week at Nitrauer:

Thursday, March 7th (6:30pm-8:00pm) – Nitrauer Open House followed by Art Show & Project Fair

This is Dr. Seuss Week!  You can help Nitrauer to celebrate with the fun attire below:

Monday, 3/4 – Cat in the Hat Day!  For example, white shirt, black pants, & black sweater as well as maybe a tail & whiskers!
Tuesday, 3/5 – CRAZY Sock Day!  Wear crazy socks!
Wednesday, 3/6 – Wacky Wednesday!  Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched!
Thursday, 3/7 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day!  Wear red & blue!
Friday, 3/8 – Dr. Seuss Day!  Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!


*It was great to have Book Nook last week!  The kids really enjoyed shopping for a book and seeing their friends find joy in getting a book that they may have donated.  The next Book Nook will be Wednesday, April 10th.  Thank you to Laura McCamant & Sheryl DePanfilis for organizing this project!  If you have questions or would like to volunteer to sort or help out on Nook days, please email Laura at
*Please keep bringing us your wonderful used books.  The collection gets more exciting every time thanks to your generous donations of k-4 gently used books.

*Join us this Thursday evening, March 7th for our school open house (6:30-7pm).  After visiting your child’s room, check out the Art Show in the cafeteria as well as the Project Fair in the gym.  Both the Art Show & the Project Fair will be open from 7-8pm.
*Art Show Participants: Thank you for sharing your art work with us.  Please remember to pick up your art work from the cafeteria at the end of the Art Show (8pm)
*Project Fair Participants:  Thank you to all who signed up for this year’s project fair!  The gym doors will open at 6pm for check-in and set up.  Please remember to bring your own table to display your project.

*Starting this week and 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.

*Nitrauer’s Barnes & Noble Book Fair is coming March 20th-25th!  Join us on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00pm-8:30pm for special reading by teachers and staff.  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.

*Our next Mix It Up Lunch will be held Friday, March 22nd.  Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly -and sometimes harshly – drawn.  So, every other month we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.  Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice.  When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misconceptions can fall away.  During Mix It Up Lunch we will ask parent volunteers to help hand out popsicle sticks to mix students up with their seating and help students interact while they eat their lunch.  If you would like to volunteer for this event please sign up at: Mix It Up Lunch Volunteer Sign Up.  If you have any questions please contact Maggie Foley:

*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

*Keep an eye out for yearbook order forms coming home soon!

*If you are considering the Spanish Immersion program for your child, it is highly recommended that you attend the parent informational meeting on Monday, March 4th at 6:30 in the Nitrauer Auditorium.  Online registration will open at 9:00am on 3/8 and close at 4:00pm on 4/12.  The Spanish Immersion Lottery will be held 6/3.  See Spanish Immersion page for more information.

*Please note that school will now be in session on Friday, March 29th to make up for last week’s snow day.

Mark Your Calendar:

Tuesday, March 12th (6:30pm) – Kindergarten Parent Meeting (Convocation Hall, High School)

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

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

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

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

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

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