Nitrauer News — Week of August 27th


Hello, Nitrauer Families!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We have many wonderful activities and events planned.   Please read the eBlast information below carefully and watch for the first day packet your child will bring home.  The Student/Parent Handbook included in the packet is extremely important.

I hope to see you at the Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 31st!!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Best wishes for a wonderful 17-18 school year!

Dr. Hancock

This week at Nitrauer:

Monday, August 28th – First Day of School for Grades 1-4 (9am – 3:40pm)
Drop in Kindergarten Open House (10am – 12pm or 4:30pm – 6:15pm)
Tuesday, August 29th – First Day of School for Kindergarten
Thursday, August 31st – Back to School Ice Cream Social (6pm – 7:30pm) – Nitrauer Playground
Friday, September 1st – No School

Please join our annual Nitrauer spirit color days:

Colors to Wear Schedule:

Tues., Aug. 29 – Red (Rojo)
Wed., Aug. 30 – Blue (Azul)
Thurs., Aug. 31 – Yellow (Amarillo)
Tues., Sept. 5 – Green (Verde)
Wed., Sept. 6 – Orange(Anaranjado)
Thurs., Sept. 7 – Purple (Morado)
Fri., Sept. 8 – Pink (Rosado)


*Parents, please see 2017-18 Elementary Student Handbook for the student and parent handbook.  A hard copy of this document will be provided to all students in the first day packets. A sign off sheet saying you’ve read it will also be provided in the packets on the first day. Please read the handbook carefully, as it includes important changes to the attendance policy.  We are providing an electronic version now so you may have a head start reading it.

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*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: Directory Signup. Due to families moving in and out of the district and protection of school records, information is requested each school year. Participation in the 2017/18 Nitrauer 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.

* Join us on the playground to enjoy some ice cream on Thursday, August 31st for our “Back to School” Ice Cream Social.

*Are you looking for a friendly family to contact when questions arise about Nitrauer Elementary or would you like some helpful hints from someone who is already acquainted with the school?  If your family is new to Nitrauer, we have a group of families available to make your transition to Nitrauer a little easier – Buddy Families.  See Nitrauer Family Connection for more information about being connected with a Buddy Family, as well as how to sign-up.  For any questions, please contact Janet Campbell at

*Reminder – Buses May Run Late the First Week of School

*Please watch the eBlasts for important info from Dr. Hancock. She will send monthly (or more frequent) newsletters and messages in the eBlasts.

Mark Your Calendar:

Monday, September 4th – No School
Monday, September 11th – 6:30pm – Back to School Night (Parents Only) – More information to follow
Tuesday, September 19th – 7:00pm – PTO Meeting (Teachers’ Lounge)

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