Nitrauer News — September 28th

Next Week at Nitrauer:

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

Thursday, October 4th – Picture Day (see below for information regarding ordering)

Friday, October 5th – No School (Teacher In-Service Day)


*Thank you to all of the families who came out to support Nitrauer Elementary at the Friendly’s Fun Night on Tuesday night!  The school raised $188 that evening which will go back directly to our school, students, and teacher.  A special thank you to Miss Usner & Miss Canady for joining us, as well as, to Alissa Bergstresser for organizing the evening.

*Thank you to those who have volunteered to fill some of the open PTO positions.  At this time, there is one more opening.
         **Back to School Ice Cream Social (2019/2020 school year) – secure date & time with Friendly’s.  Organize basic set-up with the school.
                 **If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Angela Salabsky at

*Picture Day is coming to Nitrauer next Thursday, October 4th.  Pictures can be ordered using the flyer that was sent home or online at  Use the following code if placing your order online: LT318513Q0

*Our Race for Education is soon here and we need your help on race day, October 12th!  (Rain date is October 19th.)  We need several volunteers to make this day a success!  Please consider coming to help if you can.  The race times for each grade are listed on the Sign-up Genius.  Feel free to stay as long as you’d like.  No clearances are required for this activity!  Please see Race for Education Volunteers to sign-up to help.

* Hopefully, everyone was busy clipping and collecting Box Tops over the summer! Our first official collection will be Friday, October 19th.  Information about the Box Top program, along with a list of participating products (on back of info sheet) was passed out to your student(s) last week.  If you have any questions, you may refer to for Box Top links and/or contact Allison McCarthy, box top coordinator, at

*This is the last weekend to sign-up for this year’s Nitrauer Student Directory, compiled courtesy of the PTO for the families of students attending Nitrauer at Student Directory Sign-Up.  Information should be entered/completed by a parent or guardian.  Please complete the form by Sunday, September 30th to be included in this year’s directory.

*The Book Nook will be returning to Nitrauer on Wednesday, October 10th!  Students will be able to purchase used books at the Book Nook.  Paperback books are $0.25 and hardcover books are $0.50.  No checks, please.  Small cash & change only!  Volunteers with valid clearances interested in helping can contact Laura McCamant at We are always accepting book donations which can be dropped off in the office.

*Save the Date for the Annual Nitrauer Fall Fest!  Join friend for an evening of fun on Friday, October 26th from 5-7 pm.  Plan on eating dinner at Nitrauer before heading out for the parade through the surrounding neighborhood as Scoops food truck will be at Fall Fest.  Kids are welcome to wear an appropriate costume (no weapon accessories).  Do you have a great pumpkin design?  Bring your pumpkin for the “Great Pumpkin” display.  Sign up here to donate/volunteer: Fall Fest Volunteer/Donation Sign Up. For more information, see Nitrauer Fall Fest 2018.

*The District is supporting a fundraiser, Backpacks for Hope, to support students & families affected by Hurricane Florence.  Please see Backpacks for Hope – North Carolina 2018 for information of how you can help!

*Mix it Up Lunch will be resuming this year!  We are looking for any parents that are musically inclined and would like to share their talent during our first lunch on November 16th from around 11-1.  Please contact Maggie Foley at if you would like to share your talent.  Thank you!

*Please make sure to have your child’s name somewhere on their jackets and sweaters as many are left on the playgrounds after being outside, and on the OUTSIDE of their lunch boxes, so we can make sure to get your items back where they belong!

Mark Your Calendar:

Monday, October 8th – No School

Wednesday, October 10th – Book Nook

Thursday, October 11th – Backpacks for Hope donations due (Backpacks for Hope – North Carolina 2018)

Friday, October 12th – Race for Education (Race for Education Volunteers)

Tuesday, October 16th – 7:00pm – PTO Meeting (Faculty Room)

Friday, October 19th – Box Tops due

Friday, October 26th (5-7pm) – Fall Fest (Nitrauer Fall Fest 2018)