The New Interdisciplinary School

February 2016 Newsletter       

 

  

 

2/5 Parent Teacher Conferences - No Classes
2/2, 8:30 AM Golf Committee Meeting
2/3 - 2/5 Scholastic Book Fair
2/5 Parent Teacher Conferences
2/11 Richard J. O'Brien Foundation Check Presentation
2/18, 1-4 PM
Respite
2/12-2/19
Mid-Winter Recess
2/23-2/25

Bear Hunt Special Event 

 

2/26, 9:30 AM Parent Council Meeting

SPEECH 
Winter Time Speech Fun

 

Building a snowman is a fun sequencing activity filled with lots of great vocabulary and concepts for your preschooler and the whole family.  Start by telling your child the steps ahead of time and then again while building it.  Collect the items you will need and then show them to your child.

 

 Concepts
first, then, next
small, medium, big, little
cold, soft, hard, on, in
Actions
build, roll, dress, pick up, push
Nouns
snow, snowball, snowman, hat, scarf, branch, stick, eyes, nose, mouth, body, and items used to make the face (carrots, etc.)

 

Take pictures of the activity and retell later on with your children, using the vocabulary above.

 

HAVE FUN!!!!

FUNDRAISING
We are excited to announce that the Richard J. O'Brien Foundation will be presenting us with a check in the amount of $25,000 later on this month.   The Richard J. O'Brien Foundation honors the memory of Rich O'Brien, who passed away in September 2010. Throughout his life, Rich was actively involved in helping NIS and other non-profit organizations that help children across Long Island, so his family and friends pulled together to form a foundation to continue his generous work in his memory. NIS has been a proud recipient of the funds raised at the Richard J. O'Brien Golf Outings for the past few years, and we are excited to announce that we have once again been chosen as a recipient of a portion of the funds raised at the 2015 Outing. We are so grateful for their continued support of our school and look forward to implementing a new and exciting program for NIS students with this funding.  Stay tuned for details!! 

We've also been awarded with a $3,500 grant from The Laura B. Vogler Foundation to continue offering our Fun for All Sports Program to NIS students.  The program has been such a resounding success, so we are elated to be able to continue to offer it next year.  

NIS parent, Brendan Primus, put together an agreement with his company, Matthijssen Business Systems LLC, that for every deal he closes, they will donate $100 to NIS. We are excited to report that Mr. Primus has given us two $100 checks for the two deals he closed! How can your company get involved? Check with them! Many have matching gift programs whereby they will match dollar for dollar what you donate to NIS. We have several sponsorship opportunities whereby your company can receive publicity for their donations.  We are also always seeking new ways to form partnerships with corporations, so please speak to your employer.  Remember - NIS is a nonprofit - we rely on donations to enhance all of the programs and services we provide to students and their families. Every dollar counts -- and all contributions are tax-deductible.  You don't have to come to Parent Council meetings to be invloved (although you are always welcome!)

Please mark your calendars with all of the exciting events we have planned in the coming months.  We hope to see you at the Book Fair on 2/5, at IGHL for the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on 3/11, at McGuire's Comedy Club  on 4/7, and our Golf Outing on 7/11.  We are always in need of sponsors and items to be raffled off at our events. We appreciate your involvement thus far. Keep your eye out for the 50/50 in the lobby.  Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or SusanC2@niskids.org for more information on fundraising, public relations, program development or ways to become more involved at NIS!
Calling all Bakers!

If you are able to bake for our upcoming bake sales, please drop  baked goods off on 2/4 and/or 3/10.  
Thanks!


CONTACT US

NIS 

430 Sills Road 

Yaphank, New York 11980  
 (631) 924-5583 * Fax (631) 924-5687

 SusanC2@niskids.org 

 

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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
WEDNESDAY, 2/3
Miss Meghan & Miss Alyssa, Miss Brittany, Miss Kayla, Miss Katrina, Miss Heidi, Miss Karen, Miss Jessica, Miss Darlene, Miss Keeley, Miss Angela

THURSDAY, 2/4
Miss Mary & Miss Jenna, Miss Debbie, Miss Linda A., Miss Jennifer, Miss Linda M., Miss Doreen, Miss Deirdre, Miss Donna
FRIDAY, 2/5
Shop while you come in for Parent-Teacher Conferences!


Available Over February Break
2/18, 1 - 4 PM 
SEND NIS STAFF A VALENTINE!

 
Tell your child, classroom staff or therapy team how much you care! Send a personalized Valentine's Day message for just $1. Send a Heart with Chocolate Kisses for $2. Hearts will be delivered on Friday, February 12, 2016. Click here for an order form! If you've already participated, THANK YOU!
ST. PATRICK'S DAY 
CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER 
& CHINESE AUCTION 
 
 
3/11/16,
4-8 PM
 
IGHL's Manorville Opportunity Center
221 North Sunrise Road
Manorville, NY
 
 
 
 Please consider donating a gift certificate, raffle prize, and/or contributing to your classroom's Chinese Auction basket by going to http://niskids.org/home/st-patricks-auction-sign-up-2016 today!

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT NIS CHILDCARE
  
SPRING PICTURE DAY

 

3/23 & 3/24

COMEDY NIGHT

Register online  or s end cash or a check made payable to Friends of NIS in an envelope clearly marked COMEDY NIGHT.  

Tickets are $20 per person and will be sent home in your child's backpack once payment is received.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the front desk.  To make a credit card purchase by phone, call Susan Cali at 631-924-5583, ext. 128.  We look forward to laughing the night away! 
NIS GOLF TOURNAMENT

JULY 11, 2016

Port Jefferson Country Club
 

Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at SusanC2@niskids.org for more information. We rely on sponsorships and raffle prizes to make this event a success.  Click here for a sponsorship/raffle request letter.   We hope to see you there!
 CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
Thanks to NIS parent, Aaron Knoll, and his business partner,  Jenn Paul from empowry , NIS now has an updated website. Check it out!
The New Interdisciplinary School is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families.
  Our commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise.