The New Interdisciplinary School

February 2020 Newsletter       

 
   

2/10 - 2/14
Scholastic Book Fair
2/13
NIS Inaugural Winter Ball
2/14
Parent Teacher Conferences - No Students
2/17-2/21
Mid-Winter Recess

SEND 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 2/12.  Forms were backpacked home and are due on 2/7.
SCHOLASTIC 
 
 
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FEB 14:  Shop while you come in for Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Volunteers Needed!  Click here to sign up!

Cash, checks made payable to Friends of NIS and all CC's accepted.  Create a virtual wallet for your child so they don't have to carry cash by visiting 
NIS WINTER BALL

Special thanks to our Photo Sponsor: Long Island Employee Benefits Group, our Silver Sponsor: Freedom Home Solutions Inc., our Bronze Sponsors: Adesa, Allstate Carburetor Fuel Injection, Anjie and Ash, St. Joseph the Worker #12993, and Synergy Wealth Strategies, our couple sponsor and to all of our raffle donors.

Contact Susan Cali at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at SusanC2@niskids.org to RSVP or online at www.niskids.org/home/winterball -  Can't make it?  Please consider a donation or a sponsorship!  www.niskids.org/donate  - Thank You!
SPRING PICTURE DAY

CEW's photos will be taken on 3/4. 

Graduates will be photographed in cap & gown.

Contact Susan Cali to volunteer.  Schedules will be sent home soon.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER 
Please consider donating a gift certificate, raffle prize, and/or contributing to your classroom's Chinese Auction basket.  WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF DONATIONS OF BAKED GOODS!   Contact Susan  Cali, Director of Development, for more details at SusanC2@niskids.org 50% OF PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT NIS CHILDCARE! 
Join us for the 4th  annual  
Team ABC Fund raiser 
  Hosted by NIS parents, Melissa & Eric Swailes
In Honor of NIS student, Carter and NIS alumnus, Brooklyn

Saturday, April 25th,  6-10 PM

Ancient Order of Hiberians
27 Locust Avenue Babylon, NY  11702

Open Top Shelf Bar, Food, DJ, Raffles, 50/50, Silent Auction 

Invitations to Arrive Home Soon!

All proceeds benefit the New Interdisciplinary School









For more information, please contact Susan Cali, Director of Development at
631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail .
CONTACT US

NIS 

430 Sills Road 

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

 SusanC2@niskids.org 


 

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THANK YOU RICHARD J. O'BRIEN FOUNDATION

We are proud to announce that NIS has received a $25,000 contribution from the Richard J. O'Brien Foundation to help sustain our extracurricular activities.
 WEATHER / PLAYGROUND ALERT


 NOTE FROM NURSE CHRISTINA

I hope the New Year finds you well.  Please click here to review our school's health policy.  This can be found in the NIS Parent Handbook along with our illness policy.  Any questions or concerns, you may reach me at 631-924-5583, ext. 123.
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!!!!

PT NEWS
Kids Moving Foward
Core Strength
What is it and how do I get it?
ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
What did the NIS kids do in gym last month and what can I do to reinforce those skills at home?   

OT NEWS

 
February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  
 
Does your child struggle with tooth-brushing?  Is it a difficult part of your morning or bedtime routine?  Click here for some tips and techniques to help them tolerate (and maybe even enjoy) brushing their teeth!  
SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE
Remember to shop on smile.amazon.com and choose The New Interdisciplinary School as your charity of choice.  The prices and products are identical to those found on Amazon .  The only difference is you making a difference.  Click here to shop now!  You know you want to -and now you can do so guilt-free!  
STOP AND SHOP

Be sure to purchase a GIVE bag next time you shop at Stop & Shop.  A percentage of the bag sale will go toward NIS if you indicate it as your charity of choice.  Thank You!
SPIRIT WEAR SHOP

Visit our Spirt Wear Shop online at

NIS 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.

NIS receives funding from NYS for educational and therapeutic services of our students, and from Suffolk County to cover the cost of transportation for our students with special needs, but we rely on fundraising to enhance all of our programs and services.   Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.  Checks should be made payable to Friends of NIS, all forms of CC's are accepted, and we accept online donations.  Thanks in advance for you ongoing support.  Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, for more information.