The New Interdisciplinary School

February 2015 Newsletter       




Reiss, Pet Therapy Dog, Visits 
2/6Parent Teacher Conferences - No Classes
2/108:15 AM: Golf Committee Meeting
1:00 PM: Bumi, Pet Therapy Dog, Visits Miss Linda A., Miss Meghan, Miss Linda M. & Miss Katrina's Classes
2/139:30 AM: Parent Council Meeting
RSVP's for Imaginations at Play event due
2/16 - 2/20Mid-Winter Recess
2/1710 AM - 12 PM: Imaginations at Play Event
2/189:30 & 10:30: Story Time
2/191 - 4 PM: Respite
2/2410 AM: Bumi, Pet Therapy Dog,  Visits Miss Meghan, Miss Katrina, Miss Mary & Miss Brittany
2/25, 2/26, 2/27Bear Hunt Special Event
2/269:30 AM: Richard J. O'Brien Foundation Board Members Visit NIS 
2/27Corned Beef & Cabbage Raffle Donations Due

Winter Time Speech Fun


Building a snowman is a fun sequencing activity filled with lots of great vocabulary and concepts for your preschooler and the whole family.  Start by telling your child the steps ahead of time and then again while building it.  Collect the items you will need and then show them to your child.


first, then, next
small, medium, big, little
cold, soft, hard, on, in
build, roll, dress, pick up, push
snow, snowball, snowman, hat, scarf, branch, stick, eyes, nose, mouth, body, and items used to make the face (carrots, etc.)


Take pictures of the activity and retell later on with your children, using the vocabulary above.




Thank you for participating in the DOVE CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER.  We are happy to report that we raised $225 from this initiative.  If you've placed an order, please be assured that you will receive your chocolates in time for Valentine's Day!  Thank You also for buying hearts for Valentine's Day to raise money for the prom!  We are so grateful for your support!

We are excited to announce that the Richard J. O'Brien Foundation will be presenting us with a check in the amount of $25,000 later on this month.  The Richard J. O'Brien Foundation honors the memory of Rich O'Brien, who passed away in September 2010. Throughout his life, Rich was actively involved in helping NIS and other non-profit organizations that help children across Long Island, so his family and friends pulled together to form a foundation to continue his generous work in his memory. NIS has been a proud recipient of the funds raised at the Richard J. O'Brien Golf Outings for the past few years, and we are excited to announce that we have once again been chosen as a recipient of a portion of the funds raised at the 2014 Outing. We are so grateful for their continued support of our school and look forward to showing them the playground we were able to build in Rich's memory with their donations. 

Please mark your calendars with all of the exciting events we have planned in the coming months.  We hope to see you at Imaginations at Play over February break, IGHL for the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner in March, Shorefront Park at our Walk-A-Thon & Family Fun Day in April, and our Golf Outing in June.  We are still looking for vendors, medical practitioners, sponsors and volunteers.  We are also always in need of items to be raffled off at our events. Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or [email protected] for more information.

Children's zippered, hooded sweatshirts are available in pink, red and light blue. Adult sweatshirts are available in navy blue and a limited selection of gray.  Adult polos are also available in blue.  Pick up your Spirit Wear in the lobby or send your payment and order form in a sealed envelope to the attention of Susan Cali.  Order now while supplies last! 

ADULTS: $25, CHILDREN: $20     


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You Deserve A Break!

February 19th: 1 - 4 PM

NIS has rented the entire building at
just for NIS Kids and their family members!  


The facility features hands-on education experiences which incorporate sensory and dramatic play.  The Imagination Village has many play areas set up to educate and entertain children of various ages.  From sand and water to trains and dolls, there is something to please every child.

When: February 17th, from 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: 1859 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma
RSVP: $12/Child, Reply Form & Cash in Sealed Envelope labeled IMAGINATIONS AT PLAY by 2/13.

Call Susan Cali at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 for more information!


Chart yer course for April 19th 
(rain date April 25th) 

Set Sail at 11 AM and stay a
'board 'til 3 PM  Shorefront Park in Patchogue

Help us culminate The Week of the Young Child™ by celebrating your children and our community today. 
Vendors, Children's Activities, and a Pirate-Themed Grrrreat Time!  Walk, Shop, Play and Be Healthy!

Contact Susan Cali at 631-924-5583, ext. 128  or [email protected] for more information!  Sponsorship Opportunities and Vendor Space Still Available!

JUNE 15, 2015

Port Jefferson Country Club

Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at [email protected] for more information. Click here for sponsorship opportunities. We rely on raffle prizes to make this event a success.  Please ask around for gift cards and/or gift basket.  Click here for a raffle request letter.   We hope to see you there!

WE ARE IN NEED OF RAFFLE BASKETS FOR OUR CHINESE AUCTION.  IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED UP FOR AN ITEM TO BE DONATED, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN CALI OR AMANDA GALATI @ 631-924-5583 TO DO SO TODAY! Go to, click 'find a signup' and then click on your teacher's name to sign up for an item to donate!
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.