To follow are links to resources you can use to help your child learn from home, as well as some important school updates. All back-issues of this newsletter can be found on our website or by clicking here. To receive future issues of this 2020-21 parent newsletter sent to your inbox, be sure to sign up. This issue is being sent to our general list as a way to notify everyone of our fundraisers.
Here are 10 ways you can promote gross motor skill development and sensory regulation using a storage bin or laundry basket. Don’t have one? Try using a large sturdy shipping box instead! Thanks to Pediatric Therapy Network’s physical therapists for sharing them.
Here are 8 activities you can do at home targeting gross motor skill development, balance, postural control, and strength. Thanks to Pediatric Therapy Network’s physical therapists for sharing them.
SaveAround® Coupon Fundraiser
Help NIS with SaveAround® coupons, contactless purchases, books sent directly to your home, and online coupon accessibility. Share this link with friends and family. Books are only $25. Thank you for your support.
Zumba Fundraiser on 11/1
Join us in our parking lot or on Zoom for a socially-distanced amazing time complete with Zumba and raffles! Can't make it but would like to support our cause? Consider making a donation by clicking here or sending a check made payable to Friends of NIS. You can also donate a raffle prize! Contact Susan Cali for more information.
NIS Wish Lists
We are trying to bring the children outdoors as much as possible while maintaining social distancing. To achieve this, we have added a fence separating our big playground into two separate areas, but one area does not have many activities for the children to participate in. We need your help! Please consider visiting our Friends of NIS Amazon wish list regularly to see the items we are in need of to keep our students happy and healthy. Thank you!
NIS will be using Bloomz as a primary means of communication this year. Bloomz enables us to share important updates, alerts, photos, student work, and more. Please click here for more information. Be sure to check your account daily and add your phone number for urgent robo calls.
Families of the NIS Yaphank Location: Interested in helping NIS with fundraising and learning new ways to become more involved? Please join our Parent Council on the Bloomz app, using class code 2JFMUA or contact Susan for more information.
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.
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 remember school is CLOSED on Monday, 10/12 in observance of Columbus Day.
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.