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.
Click here to see a video with a song using our Core Word of the Week and here to print and/or view an accompanying picture. To learn about why NIS utilizes Core Words of the Week, click here.
Properly Fitting Shoes
Did you know that one quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet? Because these bones continue to grow for the first 18 years, insuring a properly fitting shoe is very important for proper bone development. Click here to learn how to pick out shoes to fit your youngster correctly.
Make it at home! Here is a simple recipe for pumpkin dough. Use it to make your own pumpkin sculptures or other creative creations.
SaveAround® Coupon Fundraiser
Last Chance - Sale Closing this Week! 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! Special thanks to those of you that have already donated! Contact Susan Cali for more information.
NIS Wish List
New Items Added
Thank you once again for fulfilling the Amazon Wish List we created to make our new outdoor play area an exciting place for our children. Many of you have expressed an interest in continuing to help this way, so we have created a new wish list you can access here. Please don't forget to make all of your Amazon purchases through Smile!
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.
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.