Calendar of Events
11/2: School Photo Orders Due
11/6: Staff Development Day - No Students
11/9: Artwork keepsake order forms due
11/12: School Closed - Veteran's Day
11/14: Special Needs Trust Planning Seminar
11/17, 11 - 3: 5th Annual NIS Craft Fair
11/21: Thanksgiving Feast
11/22 & 23: Thanksgiving Recess
11/24: Come see NIS on a float at the Patchogue Parade
11/27: Giving Tuesday
12/8, 8:30 & 10 AM: Breakfast with Santa
SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING SEMINAR

  11/14 @ 6:30 PM 

* What is special needs planning  * Goals of special needs planning *   Risks of not planning *  * Preserving government benefits *  Special needs planning techniques  * Special needs or supplemental needs trusts
* Types of special needs trusts  * The ABLE Act

It's never too early to plan for the care and future of your loved ones.

NIS 5th ANNUAL   
November 17th, 11-3

Vendors Include: Discovery Toys, Metal Monsters Art & Signs, Entwined Bath Bombs, Sugar Scrubs & Candles, Tupperware, Meditation & Mindfulness Classes, Free Massages & Health Info by Brian Yonks, Christmas Baskets, Kids & Adult Jewelry, Crocheted & Knitted Items, Stacking Memories Personalized Items,  Windows & Doors, Disney Travel Planner, Mary Kay Wrapped Gifts, Books, Lularoe, Rock Art, Paparazzi, Apparel, Juice Plus, Cozies, Beach Glass Crafts  + more!!!! 

HOT DOGS, CHIPS & BAKED GOODS FOR SALE  

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SLIME & SAND ART

CHINESE AUCTION & 50/50

FREE ADMISSION

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor, please e-mail Susan Cali.  Thank You!
We are looking for volunteers to bake turkeys for the Thanksgiving Feast on 11/21.  If you are able to help, please e-mail Susan Cali to sign up. 
Speech Activity for the Fall
NIS FEEDING CORNER




Holiday meals can be stressful for your preschooler or picky eater because of the unfamiliar sights and smells.  Click here for some tips to keep the traditional holiday family meals a little happier for you and your picky eater.


Looking for ideas on what to get your little ones for the holidays?  Click  here  for recommendations from our OT department, and here for recommendations from our PT department!
NIS GIVING TREE


Please help us ensure that no student in our school goes without a holiday gift this year by selecting an ornament from our Giving Tree with a gift wish from one our families in need.  The tree will be on display in our lobby at the Craft Fair on November 17th until mid-December.  If you have a current student at NIS you feel may benefit from this program due to financial difficulties, please contact Samantha Boutis at ext. 503.  Thank You!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Join the #unselfie movement.  Donate to NIS at  www.niskids.org/donate  and then post a picture of yourself on social media holding a sign telling people why you gave to NIS.  It's a fun way to give back.  Keep your eye out for the year-end appeal coming home soon too!

Shop at smile.amazon.com, choose the New Interdisciplinary School as your charity of choice, and NIS receives a donation for every purchase you make!  Prices are the same as Amazon - the only difference is you making a difference.  Thank You!
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NIS is a not for profit school that receives funding from New York State and Suffolk County to cover programs and services for students with disabilities; however, we rely on donations to enhance these programs and services. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!

Questions or concerns about anything mentioned in this newsletter?  Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at  ext. 128.
NIS | 430 Sills Road Yaphank, NY  11980 | 631-924-5583 |  info@niskids.org | www.niskids.org
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