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.
A fun activity and now that it is getting a little colder here is one that you can do indoors. You can modify it for our little ones with pictures instead of words. The kids can even help to set one up once they get the basic ideas. Thanks to raisingdragons.com for sharing their ideas on this video. Here is another obstacle course with more ideas!! Thanks to WhatsUpMoms for these great ideas!
Happy Halloween from OT!
Halloween can be difficult for children with sensory challenges. Here are some helpful tips to consider when planning your Halloween activities.
Here's a fun (and messy!) Halloween painting activity to try at home.
Many parents and teachers have been questioning if masks are going to get in the way of a child’s ability to develop emotional awareness and emotional literacy skills. Click here to find out and utilize the following resources to help your child.
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 continuing to help us fulfil all of the items on our Amazon Wish List.
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.
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.