The New Interdisciplinary School

February Newsletter       

We are excited to announce that the Richard J. O'Brien Foundation has awarded The New Interdisciplinary School with $30,000!  The Richard J. O'Brien Foundation honors the memory of Rich O'Brien, who passed away in September 2010.  Rich's friends and family have pulled together to continue his generous work with non-profit organizations serving children across Long Island.  Rich O'Brien had been a long-time supporter and friend of NIS throughout the years, and we are honored that the foundation has once again chosen The New Interdisciplinary School as a recipient of a portion of the proceeds earned at their annual Golf Outing held at the Southward Ho Country Club on September 23rd.  With this extremely generous donation, NIS will be able to enhance the many programs and services we provide to our students and their families, and we are pleased to do so in Rich's honor.  





Wednesdays, 10:15 AM

2/5, 2/12, 2/26



Miss Debbie, Miss Jessica, Miss Mary, and Miss Brittany

2/6, 1 PM 



"Apple of My Eye"

2/11, 7PM



Miss Deirdre, Miss Darlene, Miss Karen, and  Miss Kathy

2/13, 10 AM 




 Mid Winter Recess



2/19, 10 - 11:30 AM

62 Lake Avenue S., Nesconset



2/26, 9:30 AM

Transition from CPSE to CSE 



Bear Hunt

2/26 & 2/27



2/28 During School Hours
Detailed Info To Follow In Backpacks





Your children will be creating some wonderful artwork that you can have made into mugs, mousepads, iPhone covers, and various other keepsakes.  Keep your eye out for the Original Works flyer in your child's backpack next month and be sure to order right away!  




NIS sweatshirts are still on sale and adult sizes are now available in RED!  Show your school spirit while staying warm in our hooded, zippered sweatshirts.  Children and Adult sizes in various colors are still available! Click here to print out an order form.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NIS.  Checks should be made payable to Friends of NIS and put in an envelope sent to the attention of Susan Cali.  You can also make a donation online by clicking here! 


Special thanks to The Richard J. O'Brien Foundation, Paula Scott, Katherine Gilligan, Book Benefit, and Pampered Chef for their generous donations!



18th Annual 






June 16, 2014


Pt. Jefferson Country Club


We are currently looking to expand our Golf Committee.  Please consider joining us to help us make our fundraising event a success!  


Click here to print out a raffle request letter and be sure to ask for donations everywhere you go!  


If you or anyone you know enjoys golf or is interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at [email protected].  





A WORD from Your Speech Therapists...


In this month's issue:





  • Expanding a Child's Food Repertoire
  • The Importance of Feeding
  • Language Development through Cooking Activities

Dear NIS Friend,  


January was an exciting month at NIS!  Students in the following AM classes had the opportunity to meet with Bumi, our Pet Therapy dog: Miss Katrina, Miss Linda A., Miss Kelly and Miss Brittany.  Pictures can be viewed by going to our school's picture site, password: niskids.  



Many families also gathered together at Friendlly's to enjoy a meal and ice cream while helping NIS raise much needed funds for our school.  According to the General Manager at Friendly's, it was their most successful fundraiser to date!!!  Thank You!  


Our school's holiday festivities were featured in the January 18th issue of This Week.  Feel free to view the article here!  


We held our second Golf Committee meeting and are getting excited to start putting together this large fundraiser.  We are excited to have four new members on the committee, and hope to continue to gain more members. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping us make this event a success, please contact Susan Cali to join the committee or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.  


The Winter Activities Special Event that was held at the end of Janaury was a HUGE hit!!  The children had so much fun participating in all the the winter themed activities we planned for them.  We hope you and your children enjoyed themselves!


We have a lot to look foward to this month, including a BOUNCE U FUN DAY to keep your cuties busy during during February break.  Read on to learn more!

Have Fun While Helping NIS!
62 Lake Ave S., Nesconset, NY 11767
2/19 @ 10 - 11:30 AM
Parents and Children Under 2 Free 
Flyers came home in child's backpack.  Please enclose money in a sealed envelope marked Bounce U with your child's name to reserve your spot. Call Susan Cali at 924-5583, ext. 128 for more information!

24th Annual 
St. Patrick's Day 
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
(Featuring Guest Chef Walter O'Stockton)
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Friday, March 14th, 2014, 4 - 8 PM

Event includes:  Buffet Dinner, Music

- Fish Dinners will be available -

* Irish Coffee ~ Desserts & Refreshments (*Available A La Carte)

Adults: $10.00 - Children: (under 12) $5.00

The IGHL Opportunity Center
221 North Sunrise Service Road, Manorville
Call Joanne Svec for tickets 
 631-878-8900, ext. 145

Proceeds to Benefit the IGHL Opportunity Center & NIS Child Care
Click the link below for flyer:

Check your e-mail for Chinese Auction sign up forms.  Each class will receive a themed basket theme to contribute to.  Call Susan Cai or Amanda Galati for more information. 
Contact Us

New Interdisciplinary School 

430 Sills Road  

Yaphank, NY  11980  

  631-924-5583, ext. 128  

[email protected] 

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NIS is a not for profit school that provides a range of therapeutic and educational programs for both typically developing and developmentally delayed children from birth to five years old.  Funding for our programs and services is provided by federal, state and county governments, as well as through fundraising.  The New Interdisciplinary School is a circle of people who envelop those we serve with warmth, enlightenment, and security.  We are a creative learning center for the community, for children with disabilities, and those who are typically developing.  Our commitment to provide therapeutic and educational services with love and the highest standard of expertise to all who come to NIS remains constant, strong, and deep.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!