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DECEMBER 2020
(Week of 12/7/20)
To follow are activities you can do with your children at home, as well as other important school updates. All current NIS families should be receiving this newsletter via e-mail. If you aren't, please sign up for our parent communication list here.

All back-issues can be found on our website.
Learning from Home
(Week of 12/7)
Cause and effect toys are great for teaching important developmental skills. The article below offers some easy ways to focus on building these skills and offers ideas of cause and effect toys that may be worth purchasing.

Winter Brain BreaksHere are 48 fast, fun, and effective ways to move with a winter theme. Feel confident your kids will love moving with a winter theme and so will you. -source Pink Oatmeal
CORE WORD "LOOK"
(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

With the holidays approaching, our OT department would like to share some ideas and suggestions for fun and functional toys and activities.

Click here for more information.
NIS parents Derek and Christine Stevens are selling original artwork and tee shirts and donating all of the proceeds to NIS. Each donation will then be matched, making your donation go twice as far! Please consider adding a beautiful piece of artwork to your home, or purchasing one to give as a holiday gift. Thanks!
Thank you to those of you that signed up to fulfill a holiday wish for an NIS family member. Just a reminder, if you signed up, please drop your unwrapped, labeled gift off no later than this Friday so we can give them to the family members before the holiday. You may click below to remember what you signed up for.
DUE THIS WEEK
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!
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!
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 keepi 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.
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NIS has created an e-mail address that you may use to send COVID results and/or doctor notes: absencetracker@niskids.org. 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 kristenm@niskids.org. 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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