The New Interdisciplinary School

December Newsletter       



GIVING TUESDAY!  Remember NIS this Holiday Season!  Send your donations today!

Breakfast with Santa Payments Due
12/5, 1:00 - 4:00
12/11, 9:30 AM
Parent Council Meeting

12/12, 8:30 & 10:15
Breakfast with Santa
12/19, 9:00 - 12:00
Santa Parade
12/24 - 12/31
Winter Recess
12/29, 10-11:30
NIS Playdate at  Imaginations at Play

10 -11:30 AM

1859 Lakeland Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

In case of snow, call (631) 285-2855 to confirm event is not cancelled. 

We hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Thanksgiving Feast  was a h uge hit with o ur NIS students.  Special thanks to Dawn Lee and the parents who volunteered to cook turkeys for the big day! We  have so much to be thankful for this year, as evidenced by the feathers on the turkey depicted below, each of which displayed things our NIS staff and children are personally thankful for this year. We at NIS are so grateful to share our days with so many wonderful children and their families.  
The First NIS Craft Fair was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to the overwhelming support we received from parent, student and staff volunteers!  We are grateful for the 40 vendors that drew in  hundreds of shoppers, and to all those who came out to support NIS!  Come to our next Parent Council meeting to help plan future fundraisers!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your overwhelming support with the Thanksgiving Basket drive this year.  Special thanks to Claire Salant, Jennifer Marmorato and Jenelle Gadagno from Brooks Brothers, and the NIS staff members and volunteers who put together Thanksgiving baskets for NIS families in need.  With your support and generosity, we were able to provide many families with a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Children's zippered, hooded sweatshirts are available in pink and light blue.  Adult hooded sweatshirt pullovers are available in navy blue (small and medium still in stock - large out of stock and XL very limited).   Adult polos are also available in blue.   Print the current order form and enclose it with your payment in an envelope addressed to Susan Cali. Order now while supplies last!

ADULTS: $30, CHILDREN: $20   

First came Black Friday.
Then Cyber Monday.
And Now...

NIS has joined over 10,000 charities world-wide in helping create a national movement of GIVING on December 1st.  Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with shopping, we want GIVING TUESDAY to serve as a global reminder to give back to your favorite charities!

Please join us in keeping the spirit of GIVING alive this holiday season by spreading the word with your friends and family members to donate to NIS this December 1st at .  Please take a picture of yourself holding a sign stating that you are supporting NIS this holiday season and post it on your Facebook page and ours.  

NIS is a not for profit early childhood learning center that relies on the generosity of charitable donations to continue enhancing the programs and services we provide to students and their families.  NIS provides full comprehensive evaluations in all areas of development at no direct cost to the parent.  Tuition and transportation for children who are eligible for program are paid for by NYS Dept. of Ed. and Suffolk Co. Dept. of Health.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Checks should be made payable to Friends of NIS and sent to NIS, 430 Sills Rd., Yaphank, NY  11980. Credit card donations can be made on our website or by calling Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128.  Cash should be enclosed in an envelope clearly marked Giving Tuesday.

Don't forget to spread the word!  Together, we can make a difference!  No donation is too small.  

Thank You!

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Please join us at NIS for our 
6th Annual Pancake Breakfast



Bring Your Camera for Photos with Santa

Two Seatings: 8:30 - 9:30 & 10:15 - 11:15

$10 Adults, $5 Chidren Under 8

Send your cash payments and reply slips in by 12/4

Children are invited to wear their pajamas.

Ornament Keepsakes will be for sale for $2 each.

Holiday Gift Ideas
Brought to You by our OT Dept.

Claire Salant 

NIS Founding Executive Director Visited NIS




430 Sills Road 

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

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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.