The 2012 Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner - Pictures
Pictures from The 2012 Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner on Decmeber 7th 2012 are up here.
Talent Show Photos - December 19th 2012
Pictures from the Holiday Talent Show on December 19th 2012 are up here.
**Letter from Sal**
Click here to read the letter from Sal in regards to the Newtown tragedy.
Talent Show - December 19th 2012
Click here for the flyer for the Talent Show on December 19th 2012.
Alumni Homecoming Party and New Year’s Dance – January 4th, 2013
We invite all alumni and high school students to our combined event 3:30-6pm in the Gym. Come celebrate with us! Alumni are encouraged to come visit their teachers from 2:30-3:30pm before the party. Tickets are $5 per High School Student. FREE for all Alumni. Click here for the Flyer.
The Child School/Legacy High School Guest of Honor at United Nations Updated with Video
On November 19th, students from The Child School/Legacy High School performed at the United Nations Headquarters to garner support for a global resolution benefitting students with learning needs. Dr. Salvatore Ferrera also gave a formal presentation outlining the challenges facing our students and the importance of the event. The resolution, proposed by the United Nations’ Permanent Mission to Bangladesh, seeks to organize the world’s efforts in furthering medical research and local policy making in the field of learning needs.
The Child School/Legacy High School students opened the event by singing, “O Men,” a piece originated for the event. The song was for advanced singers, and the students only had two days to learn it, but they awed those in attendance. Dr. Ferrera noted, “our students had little time to learn a difficult song, but they exceeded expectations. It is another example of our students overcoming a challenge and succeeding.” The United Nations likely expected nothing less. Out of all the schools in New York City, The Child School/Legacy High School was the only school invited to perform.
Shortly after the students performed, Dr. Ferrera addressed the crowd to remind everyone in attendance that students with learning needs have an important future in the world. “We need to raise awareness, because these young people [with learning needs] are so talented, and so gifted, yet much of the world still dismisses them simply because it is something they don’t understand,” Sal said.
He further went on to highlight three key parts to his approach at The Child School/Legacy High School. “First,” he said, “we have taken the word ‘disabled’ out of our vocabulary. The word itself carries the connotation that something is broken and has ceased working. We all know that this is not the case with our children…second, we must accept that no two children are the same. On paper our students can have the same diagnosis, and the same testing scores, but what works to educate one child may be vastly different from what works for another… [and] finally, we must ensure that our staff and parents are patient in our approach to educating these students.”
The Child School/Legacy High School was a focal point of the high-level United Nations event, and the school thanks The United Nations’ Permanent Mission to Bangladesh and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, for allowing the The Child School/Legacy High School to contribute to this important resolution.
Pictures from the event can be found here. Click here for the recap video.
Legislative Breakfast: November 14th, 2012
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to The Child School/Legacy High School’s Legislative Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 from 9-10:30AM. Come join us this morning and you can expect our students to provide some great entertainment while you enjoy a light breakfast including a sampling of flavors from our culinary program. We would love for you to meet our wonderful students.
This third annual Legislative Breakfast is our chance to share with you the progress we’ve made this past year as well as our ideas for the future. We have had a successful year thanks to the hard work of our students, faculty, and parents and are proud to say that The Child School/Legacy High School has become an official candidate school for the International Baccalaureate program. We are also expanding our campus and building a Fine Arts Center at 504 Main Street.
We welcome you to our learning community and hope you will support us as we build an exciting future.
**SCHOOL OPEN: Tuesday November 6, 2012**
The Child School will be open on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Click here to read the letter from Sal.
**SCHOOL CLOSED: Tuesday - Friday, October 30 - November 2, 2012**
Due to weather concerns The Child School will be closed from Tuesday - Friday, October 30 - November 2, 2012.
Halloween and Octoberfest Celebrations Canceled
Halloween and Octoberfest celebrations scheduled for October 31st are canceled.
**SCHOOL CLOSED: Monday, October 29, 2012**
Due to weather concerns The Child School will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012.
The Child School Participates in F.D.R Four Freedoms Park Opening
On Wednesday, October 16th, Legacy High School students were at the center of the action in one of Roosevelt Island’s most historic days: the opening of FDR park. Tom Brokaw hosted the event where speeches were given by non-other than former U.S. President Bill Clinton, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Additionally, nearly every elected official from the surrounding area was in attendance.
Legacy students were not simply passive audience members. Instead, they circulated throughout the park with iPads and were giving attendees a virtual tour of the FDR Park website and of the historical importance of FDR. Truly, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply classroom material to a real-life event, and Legacy students were active participants. They were such an integral part of the day that President Clinton agreed to free himself from throngs of reporters and admirers, take a picture with our students, and then commit a few minutes to shaking each and every student’s hand.
*IMPORTANT* PSAT 2012 Info
We are currently signing up 10th grade students for the next PSAT which will be administered in October 2012. If you would like to register your 10th grade student, please return the permission slip along with the $14.00 test fee, and the consent form to apply for accommodations through The College Board ASAP. Please call or email Kristyn in Guidance with any questions at (212) 223-5482 ext. 1219 or Kristyn@thechildschool.org.
Seussical The Mussical
The newly formed TCS Theatre Department was thrilled to put on Seussical the Musical as its first production this Spring. Seussical is a play that weaves together the many stories of Dr. Seuss into a zany, wacky yet touching show. The Cat in the Hat (William French) leads the audience through a Seussian world and follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant (Jamal Fuller) and Jojo the Who (Jordon Centeno) as they try to save the world of Who from floating away on a tiny speck! Rounding out the characters and cast were Gertrude McFuzz (Sarajane Sietz-Honig), Amazing Mayzie (Amanda Severe), Sour Kangaroo (Destini Henry) and more! The production was a great success and brings together the brand new theatre team here at the Child School which includes Anthony Marino as Drama Director, Rena Franklin as Drama Therapist/Co-director and Chris Vivolo as Co-Director! Producing a show like Seussical is no easy task and the students were lucky to have Andy Fehrenbach leading them as musical director, and Yairy Martinez choreographing the dance routines! The cast and crew would like to thank everyone who came out to see the show and supported the new theatre department and the talented students who were in the production! Can't wait for next year!! Click here
for some pictures from the play.
Recently the Legacy Alumni Foundation helf the first Alumni Homecoming. Over 50 alumni were in attendance dating back to the first graduating class. Here are a few pictures from the event.
Middle School Orientation - June 13
The info and flyer for the Middle School Orientation on June 13 can be found here.
Senior Prom 2012 Pictures
Click Here for pictures from the Senior Prom 2012.
The 2012 Founder's Award Benefit Dinner Pictures
Pictures from The 2012 Founder's Award Benefit Dinner can be found here. More to come.
The Child School/Legacy High School - IB Candidate School
The Child School/Legacy High School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that The Child School/Legacy High School believes is important for our students.
The 2012 Founder's Award Benefit Award Dinner
Please support our student's new fine arts center with your presence and donations at our annual Founder's Award 2012 Benefit. We hope to see you there! More Info
High School Dance Friday April 27th, 2012
The High School Spring Fling Dance will be on Friday April 27th, 2012. More info coming soon.
Science Fair 2012
Pictures from the 2012 Science Fair can be viewed here.
Congrats Seniors of 2012
The first acceptances for our Senior Class of 2012 have started rolling in. Schools including StonyBrook, Hunter, and Clark are just a few of them! Click here for a full list.
Science Fair 2012
The annual Science Fair will be held in the Gym Building on Friday 16th 2012 from 11:45 AM to 2:15 PM.
Portraiture Workshop - March 12,13 and 14th
World renowned artist, Igor Valerievich Babailov will be
offering his second portraiture workshop at TCS/LHS for our art students on March 12, 13 and 14th, 2012.
Mr. Babailov (born 1965) is a Russian-born American portrait artist, known for his commissioned portraits of global leaders, celebrities and distinguished individuals. Some of his notable portraits from life include those of: Pope Benedict XVI (Vatican), President of Russia Vladimir Putin (Kremlin), United States Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Sullivan, Canadian Prime Minister and numerous other prominent figures. Besides portrait works, Babailov is also known for his large scale multi-figurative paintings, such as his “For Gold, God and Glory” painting and “Believe” pai
nted for the Vatican on the occasion of the World Youth Days.
Igor Babailov began his formal art education at nine years of age. He received his Master of Fine Art's degree from the Surikov Academy of Fine Arts of The Moscow School of Painting.
Scholar and advocate of the traditional values in visual arts, Igor Babailov's teachings highlight the importance of drawing from life as a foundation for strong painting. Babailov holds workshops in art colleges, art societies, and private clubs. He is a public speaker, represented by Harry Walker Agency. According to the Agency, in his art demonstrations “…you witness the truth of the soul coming alive in front of your eyes…”
For Igor Babailov’s site go to www.babailov.com
Are You Smarter Than
A special tech event was held for parents of Elementary School on February 6th, 9th and 10th 2012. It was titled, “Are You Smarter than?” Thirty nine parents participated in the event. Each student actually became the teacher and instructed parents how to create tessellation using auto shapes in PowerPoint. It was fun watching kids in action! This event was organized by our Elementary tech teacher, Rehana Rodrigues.
Enjoy the samples created by parents. Visit the site: http://www.homeworknow.com/hwnow/gethw.php?id=147645
Pictures from the event can be found here.
Adoptive Parent Group
Created in response to inquiries from the large segment of adoptive families in our community, we are pleased to announce the formation of TCS/LHS Adoptive Parents Group, meeting monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30PM, beginning on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
Led by Legacy High School parent, Heddie Tinker, LMHC, the group is conceived primarily as a parents only, solutions oriented, support group. Our goal is to provide an ongoing forum for our adoptive parents, where they can safely share their realities with each other and exchange ideas toward the betterment of their families. Each parent will help guide the direction this group will take. We hope you will attend the first meeting on February 28 at 6. Please RSVP to Heddie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heddie Tinker is a licensed mental health counselor and certified cognitive behavioral therapist in private practice in Manhattan.
2012 Science Fair Information
The Child School/Legacy High School annual Science Fair will be held in the gymnasium on March 16th 2012. The Elementary, Middle School and High School Science Fair packets can be found by clicking here. The packet contains the application which must be returned to school no later than February 15th 2012.
New: Parent and Alumni Information Directory
Helping us keep alumni, alumni parents, and current parents informed about current school events is important to us. Please click here to submit your information to our new parent and alumni information directory.
Phylicia Rashād, Tony Award winning actress and singer, speaks on behalf of the TCS/LHS proposed fine arts center. Click here for the full story and video.
High School Open House for 8th Grade Parents
Check out the flyer for the High School Open House for 8th Grade Parents on Thursday 1/12/12.
Alumni Homecoming 2012
The annual Alumni Homecoming was success with over 20 alumni from different years joining us for the festivities. Check out pictures here.
The Child School in Times Square
For the next month, starting on the 25th of December, we have a advertisement running on one of the prominent Times Square billboards. Check it out online by clicking here.
Alumni Homecoming Flyer
Check out our Alumni Homecoming Flyer by clicking here.
We are now accepting donations online. Check out our donations page for more information.