Nitrauer News — March 9th

Next week at Nitrauer:

Thursday, March 15th – 6:30-8:00pm – Open House followed by Art Show & Project Fair


*Thank you to all who supported Nitrauer through Nitrauer’s Barnes & Noble Book Fair this past week!  Thank you to Janet Campbell for coordinating this year’s book fair!

*Join us Thursday evening, March 15th 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 (8 pm).

Project Fair Participants: Thank you to all who signed up for this year’s Project Fair. We are looking forward to seeing your projects!  The Gym doors will open at 6:00 for check-in and set up.  Please remember to bring your own table to display your project.

*The PTO has the following executive committee opening for the 2018/2019 school year:

*Secretary – attend monthly PTO meetings and take minutes.

**Additional PTO openings include: 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.

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


*The next Mix It Up Lunch will be held on Friday March 23rd.  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 and 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: March Mix It Up Sign Up.  If you have any questions please contact Maggie Foley:

*The Nitrauer PTO skating party will be held Saturday, April 7th from 10am to 12pm 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 Overlook Skating Rink is located at 301 Golf Drive, Lancaster.

* Save Friday, May 18th from 5-8pm for FUN FEST 2018!  There will be many volunteer needs to make Fun Fest a success.  One specific need at this time is a basket raffle co-chair with the intent to take over the basket raffle in 2019.  If you are interested in this role or another volunteer role, please contact Brenna Colosi at

*Our strongest need for the Book Nook continues to be for chapter books, but elementary level picture books are always welcomed as well.  Please do not send in any preschool level books.  Book contributions can be dropped off in the book box located in the school office.  The next Book Nook will be April 4th.  See Final Book Nook for more information for the last Book Nook of this school year.

* 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

Mark Your Calendar:

Tuesday, March 20th – 7:00pm – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Friday, March 23rd – Mix It Up Lunch (March Mix It Up Sign Up)

Thursday, March 29th – Early Dismissal at 1:40pm

Friday, March 30th – No School

Monday, April 2nd – No School

Tuesday, April 3rd – School in Session (snow make-up day)

Wednesday, April 4th – Final Book Nook for this school year (Final Book Nook)

Thursday, April 5th – Friendly’s Fundraising Night (more information to follow)

Saturday, April 7th – 10am – 12pm – Nitrauer PTO Skating Party at Overlook Skating Rink