The New Interdisciplinary School

April Newsletter       


4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30 

10:15- 11:15 AM or 7 - 8 PM 

 Learn to Promote Positive Behaviors

Incredible Years Parent Workshops


4/3, 9:30 AM

Parent Council Meeting

Special Speaker

Peter Raalf, PT Coordinator


 Week of 4/6

Week of the Young Child


 4/8 & 4/9

Pete the Cat Visits




Spring Picture Day

Infants, Miss Brittany, Miss Linda A., Miss Kelly & Miss Meghan, Miss Katrina, Miss Jennifer, Miss Donna, Miss Kathy, Miss Stephanie, Miss Darlene



Spring Picture Day

Toddlers, Miss Mary & Miss Sarah, Miss Gabrielle, Miss Jessica & Miss Alyssa, Miss Debbie, Miss Linda M., Miss Barbara, Miss Karen, Miss Deirdre, Miss Heidi



Babaloo Visits Students




4/14 - 4/18

Spring Recess


 4/23, 10 AM

Pet Therapy

Miss Debbie, Miss Donna, Miss Heidi, Miss Jessica



4/29 & 4/30

Special Event

Literacy & Authors 



Thank you once again for contributing to the NIS/IGHL St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Chinese Auction baskets.  We hope you were able to attend this wonderful fundraiser.  We are excited to report that NIS childcare will receive 50% of all the proceeds earned at this event!



CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS JENNIFER S., A TEACHER ASSISTANT IN MISS KELLY'S CLASS!  SHE WAS THE WINNER OF THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY 50/50 RAFFLE!  Special thanks to Kaleigh LaBianca from Miss Katrina's class for picking the winning ticket!  


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(Pictured Above are Kaleigh LaBianca and Miss Katrina)



(Pictured above are Amanda Galati, Dottie Maltese, and Jennifer S.)  


These past few weeks, your children have been working hard on creating beautiful artwork that you can have turned into keepsakes to treasure for a lifetime.  At this point, you should have received your child's original artwork along with an order form in your child's backpack.  Today is the deadline to order, so please send your orders in right away!  



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!   




I am proud and honored to be the new Executive Director at NIS. The contributions of the former Executive Director, Ms. Helen Wilder, and the staff, administration, families, and of course students in making NIS the special place it is have been nothing short of amazing. In only a few short weeks I have felt and experienced the sense of family, community, and commitment at NIS. I plan on working closely with staff, students, and families to continue in the tradition of NIS as an exceptional place for children to grow and learn, and to secure our future as a state of the art school of excellence. Please feel free to email, call, or stop by to say "hello."  


April 8th & 9th

Please check schedule for your child's Picture Day and be sure to pre-order!
Order envelopes should have come home in your child's backpack.

We are looking for Parent Volunteers to assist the photographer on both dates. Please call Susan Cali at 924-5583, ext. 128 to sign up!



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 to see 2014 Golf Brochure 


Invitations will come home soon!


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





 In this month's issue:




This Month's Verbal Gem
A little boy and his speech therapist were looking at pictures of animals that live in the water and naming them; one was a tadpole.  The boy was asked, "And what animal is this?" He answered, "A snake-fish!!"  (Good Answer!)



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 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.  


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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