The New Interdisciplinary School

March Newsletter       



Saturday Enrichment Story Time

Registration Required


3/4 & 3/5

NIS Special Event

Bear Hunt


3/11, 8:15 AM

Golf Committee Meeting

New Members Welcome


3/12, 10 AM 

Pet Therapy

Miss Donna, Miss Heidi, 

Miss Debbie & Miss Jessica


3/14, 4-8 PM

IGHL's St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner & Chinese Auction



Stony Brook Dental Hygenist 

Visits NIS Students


 3/28, 1 PM

Pet Therapy

Miss Mary, Miss Katrina, 

Miss Linda M. & Miss Kelly




We received two separate grants from Allstate in the amount of $1,000 each in honor of the hard work and dedication of Golf Committee Members Artur Goncalves and Maurice Wildy. Thank You! 


This March, you will have the opportunity to order the music that your children listen to in their classrooms!  Barefoot Books Flyers are coming home this month!  Your children will love singing along to the tunes they know and love!    


Your children will also be creating 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!  



18th Annual 




Robert Bresnahan

Merrill Lynch




June 16, 2014


Pt. Jefferson Country Club


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



Click here for 2014 Golf Outing Pricing!


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].                





 In this month's issue:


This Month's Verbal Gem
While reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly with a little boy, the therapist paused to see if he could name the next animal in the story.  The boy then said, "You can give me a moment just to think about it!" 


Dear NIS Friend,  


This February, we said goodbye to Helen Wilder, who had served as the Executive Director of NIS for the past 21 years.   Helen was one of the founders of NIS, and worked here for 36 years!  She is loved by all who have had the privilege of working with her and will be missed by all.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jay Silverstein as the new Executive Director of NIS.  He brings many years of experience with him and is committed to carrying on NIS's mission.  As Helen explained, "The students at NIS will continue to learn in a loving and nurturing environment, which is the core of NIS."  

February was an exciting month at NIS!  Students in the following classes had the opportunity to meet with Bumi, our Pet Therapy dog (AM): Deirdre, Darlene, Karen, and Kathy, and (PM): Debbie, Jessica, Mary, and Brittany.  Pictures can be viewed by going to our school's picture site, password: niskids.  


Many families also gathered together at Bounce U over February Break, and the kids had a blast bouncing, all while helping NIS raise much needed funds for our school.  It was a very successful fundraiser!!  Tickets sold out!!  Thank You!  


Robert Bresnahan of Merrill Lynch, a long time supporter of NIS, has agreed to be the honoree for the 2014 NIS Golf Outing, and we are so pleased!   If you or anyone you know is interested in helping us make this event a success, please contact Susan Cali for more information.


We have a lot to look foward to this month, including IGHL's 24th Annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and Chinese Auction, taking place on March 14th. Thank You to all who have contributed items for the Chinese Auction baskets.  We rely on attractive Chinese Auction baskets to make the event a success, so we are very grateful to those of you who donated.  Read on to learn more about the event.  We hope to see you there!


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:

Call Susan Cai or Amanda Galati for more information. 



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.  NIS does receive 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.  



NIS 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!



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New Interdisciplinary School 

430 Sills Road  

Yaphank, NY  11980  

  631-924-5583, ext. 128  

[email protected] 

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