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(Week of 11/23/20)
Please note that school is closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday. To receive future issues of this 2020-21 parent newsletter sent to your inbox, be sure to sign up. Please remember all back-issues can be found on our website.
Learning from Home
(Week of 11/23)
Here are some great videos to follow along and move our body with this Thanksgiving weekend. Have fun!


Turkey Spinner Game: This is a fun way to add movement and fitness to the day. Use this around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Race to Dinner Game: Here is another game that you can play to get moving on, or near, Thanksgiving(You can use the spinner from the previous game instead of dice 😊)
(11/23 - 12/11)
The Core Word of the Week is LOOK. Here is a printout, a story and a song you can share with your child to reinforce this word at home.

As a reminder of why we use core words at NIS, you can click here.
Gym with Ms. Mary
Click the following links for instructions on how to access your pictures if you did not receive an e-mail: Main Campus Instructions, CEW Instructions
To follow is a link provided by Ms. Jill with a Fundations review to watch with your children to keep their skills sharp over Thanksgiving recess!

In the event NIS has to switch to distance learning, we are trying to gain a better understanding of the digital access and play materials each of our families has at home. To help us plan for your child's sessions, we are asking each family to complete the following survey. We neither want nor need you to purchase any of these items. This is strictly to help our staff create effective lesson plans.

Each year NIS attempts to assist our families that may be in need with gifts such as clothing or small toys. If you are interested in donating to an NIS family in need, please sign up here

For those of you that helped fill our Thanksgiving baskets, please accept our thanks.

Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. NIS is asking you to join the movement and donate today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in need of donations now more than ever before. Thank you!
Your Child's Artwork as Keepsakes
Have your child's artwork transformed into amazing keepsakes, and get them in time to give as gifts for the holidays! You won't want to miss out on this amazing fundraiser, done completely at home by your child and sent directly to your home.

Click here to learn more!
NIS Wish List
New Items Added
Thank you once again for continuing to help us fulfil all of the items on our Amazon Wish List.

Please don't forget to keep making all of your Amazon purchases through Smile, especially this holiday season! Smile has all of the same items as Amazon at the same prices. The only difference is you making a difference.
Save the Date! The NIS Golf Outing, our largest annual fundraiser, will take place at the Port Jefferson Country Club on 5/24/21. Sponsors and raffles needed. Click here for an invitation and here to sponsor us or to RSVP. Contact Susan for details.
Paul, an NIS alumnus, was non-verbal when he was a student at our school. He is now a bilingual, expert level violinist that attributes his love of music to his early years at NIS. As part of his Bar Mitzvah, he would like to give back to NIS. Click here to learn how you can help!
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New Attendance E-Mail
NIS has created a new e-mail address that you may use to send COVID results and/or doctor notes: This e-mail will be monitored from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM daily. If you have any questions, please call the school or e-mail Thank you!
Show your school spirit and get decked out in NIS gear from head to toe! Select the thumbnails on the following site for color and logo options on all of our apparel. Children and adult sizes are available.
Please consider giving a donation, having a personal fundraiser on our behalf, or starting a Facebook fundraiser. Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, for more information. Thank You!
In these trying times, we're looking for bright spots in the week. We are hoping you'll share some exciting news about your child's accomplishments to be included in our upcoming newsletter issues. E-mail Susan today!
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. While we receive funding from NYS to provide education and therapy and Suffolk County to provide busing, we rely on fundraising to provide all of the unique programs and services that make our school the wonderful place it is. Please consider donating today.
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