C al en da r o f E ve nt s
12/1, 9 AM -12 PM: Respite
12/7, 9:30 AM: Parent Council Meeting
12/8, 8:30 & 10 AM: Breakfast with Santa
12/24-1/1: Winter Recess

Your donations to the Thanksgiving Food Drive enabled us to provide baskets to twenty families, and we have enough left over to provide them with meal baskets for the upcoming holidays, as well!  You're the best! 

Special thanks to our volunteers who baked turkeys for the children's holiday feast, donated baked goods, and/or worked at our fundraising events, all of which were an astounding success because of you!  

We are also very appreciative of those of you who selected an ornament from our Giving Tree to purchase gifts for NIS families in need.  Please make sure to attach the tag you selected from the tree on your gift and leave it unwrapped.  The deadline to submit your gifts is December 12th.  Thanks again for helping ensure no child goes without a gift this holiday season.  

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous donors.  Through your participation in our school's various fundraisers, we've been able to begin implementing new programs and expand upon existing programs to ensure the children and families at NIS are provided with every opportunity possible to ensure optimal social, physical and academic development.  Please don't forget to participate in our year-end appeal if you are able.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  

Looking for relaxation, improved strength, and bonding time with your child? Try yoga! Yoga is practiced in many of the classrooms at NIS, with themes that incorporate the school curriculum.  Click here to learn more!

December 8th, 8:30 & 10 AM
Don't forget to RSVP!  Space is limited!
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NIS adapted our feeding program from the DOR model from Ellyn Satter.  It helps children build on their natural abilities to become competent eaters. Every child is different and may require individual adaptations. Click here for more information.  Please contact your Speech Therapist with any questions.

Looking for suggestions for holiday gifts to help engage your child in sensory, fine and gross motor activities at home? Would you like ideas for gifts that promote language, cognitive and other skills?  Look no further ...we've complied a list for you, including gifts to help improve visual-perceptual and bilateral integration skills, as well as pre-writing skills.

 Click  here for recommendations from our PT department! 
Click here for recommendations from our OT department! 

Click here for recommendations from our Speech department!

Shop at  smile.amazon.com , choose the New Interdisciplinary School as your charity of choice, and NIS receives a donation for every purchase you make!  Prices are the same as Amazon - the only difference is you making a difference.  Thank You!
Any dog lovers in your family? Get them a Pet Pals calendar for the holidays for only $15! You can donate online at www.niskids.org/donate , send cash in your child's backpack, or mail a check made payable to Friends of NIS to NIS 430 Sills Rd. Yaphank NY 11980. They are also for sale at the front desk!

NIS is a not for profit school that receives funding from New York State and Suffolk County to cover programs and services for students with disabilities; however, we rely on donations to enhance these programs and services. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!  

Questions or concerns about anything mentioned in this newsletter?  Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at  ext. 128.
NIS | 430 Sills Road Yaphank, NY  11980 | 631-924-5583 |  info@niskids.org | www.niskids.org