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FEBRUARY 2021
(Week of 2/1/21)
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 2/1)
February is National Children's Dental Health Month! Toothbrushing is something many children struggle with, but there are ways to help make it less stressful. 

Click here for a helpful resource to help children who have a poor tolerance for toothbrushing, here for some ideas for exploring toothbrushing, and here for a fun activity: "brushing" eggs.
Letter Writing With Ms. Jill



This active video is all about having fun whilst working on gross motor skills from Movelee. Can your child move like they do?
Gym with Ms. Mary
CORE WORD "I"

(2/1-2/19)

The Core Word of the Week is I.

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.
Save the Date - Feb 24th!
February 24th is the 100th Day of School at NIS's main site in Yaphank. In celebration, we are asking each child who attends the main site to dress as if he or she were 100 years old!


Amazon Smile / NIS Wish List
Thank you for all of the generous purchases you continue to make for our students! We even received a toy kitchen, thanks to the Phyfe family! Please don't forget to keep making all of your Amazon purchases through Smile. Smile has all of the same items as Amazon at the same prices. The only difference is you making a difference. We've updated our Amazon Wish List - check it out!
Register today! 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. For a raffle/sponsor request letter, click here. Contact Susan for details Special thanks to our cocktail reception sponsor, Duffy & Duffy, PLLC.
Please consider purchasing a "GIVE" bag from any Stop & Shop and selecting the New Interdisciplinary School as your charity of choice. NIS will receive $1 for each purchase made. Thank you!
Please consider hosting a Facebook fundraiser for NIS.

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click See More.
  2. Click + Raise Money.
  3. Select The New Interdisciplinary School as your Nonprofit 
  4. Fill in the fundraiser details and choose a cover photo.
  5. Click Create.
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Attendance E-Mail
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!
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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