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FEBRUARY 2021
(Week of 2/22/21)
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 2/22)
Winding down after a long day at school can be tough! Here are some activities and videos to help make mindfulness a part of your routine at home.




Letter Writing With Ms. Jill



Happy 100th Day of School!
Move like a frog, a penguin and a kangaroo! This is a short animation that young children will love copying. Each exercise helps to develop strength, coordination and cardiovascular fitness. Kids have lots of fun with this and will enjoy it even more if you join in. You will be suprised at how tiring it can be! You can also use this as a chance to talk about the ways different animals move! -From Movelee
Gym with Ms. Mary

CORE WORD "I"


Keep practicing the Core Word of the Week.

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.
Thank you so much to all of our recent generous donors, especially the Stevens Family for putting together an artwork sale and donating all of the proceeds to NIS, totaling $5,800 and Paul Ditman for collecting nearly $1,500 in honor of his Bar Mitzvah. We are also so grateful for those of you who continue to purchase items off of our Amazon Wish List and hold Facebook fundraisers. Every donation makes a big difference.
Join us in congratulating Bella Muccio, pictured above, on earning her Girl Scout silver award! Bella led her younger sister's class (Red I) in virtual activities via Zoom, made dozens of themed sensory boxes for our students, and held a toy drive to donate toys for our classrooms. We are so grateful for Bella's hard work!
Amazon Smile / NIS Wish List
Thank you for all of the generous purchases you continue to make for our students! We recently received a lemonade/ice cream stand off our our Wish List from a mystery donor! 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. If you would like an invitation, email us!
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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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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