Classroom 1 headed to De Lea Sod Farms in Elwood, NY to pick pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. It was a crisp, clear morning and the students had the pumpkin patch all to themselves.
While they were having a brief break from their classroom day, they were still working on things like following group and individual direction and practicing waiting in line to make their purchases.
Some students chose the biggest pumpkins they could find!
While others chose more manageable sizes.
Not sure who had a better time – students or teachers!
Lugging pumpkins is hard work, but somebody’s gotta do it!
Pumpkin picking was a perfect break after a morning of classroom work for Classroom 1!
Everyone looks forward to Halloween at NSSA. Students, clients and staff have fun dressing in costume for the day’s activities.
The Halloween party is a big success with games, activities and treats. Adult clients do a great job running the different stations. And this year some of the younger classrooms went trick-or-treating in the administrative offices.
Students kept busy with games and activities.
NSSA Adult Clients were fortunate to spend a crisp autumn morning last week at ELIJA CSA, a ten-acre farm on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. The farm is a sustainable, non-profit farm committed to using environmentally responsible practices to raise high quality, organically grown produce.
The ELIJA CSA is dedicated to enriching the health and wellness of our community by providing an innovative community supported agriculture (CSA) program that offers dynamic learning opportunities to its diverse membership. On this particular day, NSSA and Elija Adult clients were planting garlic. Rows were tilled in advance by hand, then clients were instructed how to plant the garlic bulbs (pointy end up!) without stepping onto the freshly turned soil.
Clients took a break when needed and just enjoyed the fresh air.
There was even a mascot!
And everyone seemed to enjoy their work in the beautiful sunshine.
We can’t wait to visit the ELIJA CSA farm again soon!
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, at NSSA it’s Halloween!
The annual Halloween party was a smashing success…
Hope everyone had as much fun as we did on Halloween!
Each fall we invite families, siblings and staff to Family Fun Night – an evening of potluck dinner and crafts.
We get to spend time with old friends…and the latest additions to the NSSA family!
Students proudly sign their artwork.
Staff bring their kids to join in the fun.
Parents work on projects with their kids.
The favorite craft by far was making candy Christmas trees.
So much frosting, so little time….
Thanks for sharing some family fun with us!
November 8, 2014 was the night of NSSA’s 16th Annual Wine Tasting – a beautiful evening at a new elegant venue – The Garden City Country Club.
We had a great turnout of friends old and new. Families, staff, volunteers, local residents – everyone added to the party atmosphere.
Guests were greeted by our friendly and helpful financial department.
Games of chance were manned by enthusiastic volunteers.
Teachers had a blast!
There was a steady flow of people trying the many delicious wines generously donated by Fidele Miranda & Empire Merchants.
A special moment of the evening was when we presented a plaque of appreciation to the Gentile and Eger families, for all the support and kindness that Adventureland has shown NSSA over the years.
Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated, and worked so hard to make this year’s Wine Tasting a success….and a special Thank You to Event Sponsors MaryBeth and Pat Miranda for another fabulous event!
Halloween is the best day of the year here at NSSA – darling kids dressed in costumes, families joining them for the party in the gym, adult clients manning activity tables for the younger students…CANDY!!!!
This year was no exception. Join us virtually 🙂
QUESTION: What is cuter than a bunch of Martin C Barell students dressed up as their favorite characters??
Our annual Halloween Party was on October 31, and students, clients, and staff showed up dressed as favorite characters, leopards, and hamburgers, oh my! The older students manned activity tables helping the younger kids play matching games, make holiday shakers, and
stick their hands into gross stuff participate in the sensory station. Everyone had a good time – who doesn’t love a party?!?
The autumn holiday season swung into NSSA with Classroom 5 visiting Schmitt’s Farm in Melville to pick pumpkins and learn fun farm facts.
Did you know that a single cornstalk only grows two ears of corn? Me neither! But some of our students did!