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Here's to a great start of 2016-2017 school year!

Final Week Celebrations: Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.

  • Elementary School Graduation
  • Middle School Graduation
  • High School Graduation
  • Awards Night
  • 8th Grade Dance
  • Scratch Buddies: In the Middle school, students have been learning a new tech program titled, “Scratch”. It is a block programming language that introduces students to coding concepts using fun strategies and colorful visual clues. Every student is able to learn at his/her own pace, some of them volunteering to help fellow students in other classes to learn the program. This new collaborative strategy of Scratch Buddies has been a great success. It’s very gratifying to see the Buddies ever eager to play the role of a teacher and help willing learners. Parents are encouraged to visit the scratch.edu site and explore what students have been learning.We had an award ceremony for all Scratch Buddies on Thursday June 14th.

  • Click here for pictures from our Senior's Prom which was held on Thursday, June 8th at Terrace on the Park. A lovely evening was had by all. We are so proud of our Seniors!
  • Jennifer’s 4th grade class was measuring weekly growth of their plantings in the Elementary School courtyard. They have planted squash, lettuce, and lima beans. Each student was assigned a plant to measure weekly with a ruler. Because of the recent rain, their garden is thriving. Click here for pictures.
  • During our Senior Week for the Class of 2017, seniors enjoyed playing Black Ops Laser Tag on Tuesday, followed by a cruise set sale on Wednesday touring Manhattan's greatest sites. Our Legacy Seniors were stars on the dance floor, as other schools grouped around to cheer them on.
  • The TCS/Legacy 2017 Annual Benefit Dinner was a great success. It was held on May 24th, at Terrace on the Park. We had the pleasure of honoring our ex Governor, Hon. David Patterson. Three of our alumnis- Zoriy, Thomas and Daniel were also honored at the event. Enjoy the pictures.
  • On Friday, May 19, 2017 our Senior Class came together to create a mural made out of legos with C3Brix founder, Cody Wells. This mural will be hanging in our school as a Class of 2017 gift for the years to come.

  • Threshold Program: Ernst from Leslie University came to speak to our 11th graders about the Threshold Program on May 2, 2017. The Threshold Program at Leslie University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a post secondary education program for young adults with special needs, helping students to live independently and achieve successful employment.

  • Today our Juniors and Seniors attended a resume/interview workshop held by Mr. Mace Brown, NYU Human Resource Business Partner. Students learned the dos and don'ts of interviews, resume writing, and cover letters.

  • All of Middle school and Legacy High School was out on a Walk-a-thon on April 24, 2017. One could see students and the volunteer parents cheering their children. It was a fun day for everyone in school!
  • Yesterday and today our Seniors attended a Financial Seminar at Amalgamated Bank on Roosevelt Island. Students learned the purpose of banks, uses of banks, different products banks offer, checking accounts, saving accounts, debit and credit cards, loans, mortgages, counterfeit money, among much more.
  • The whole school enjoyed a skating trip to the Central Park on March 24th , 2017

  • Here’s a showcase of our student art that reflects their work all through the year. Their art is the tangible evidence of their creative learning. We honor their work and hope it brings joy into our lives. Enjoy these pictures.

  • Our NY Cares participants made over 40 cat toys to donate to shelters. These toys will increase the likelihood of adoption from shelters into loving homes. Students learned how NY Cares projects can also benefit animals, in addition to people around our community. Pictures here.

  • The Annual Science Fair was held in the school gym on Thursday, March 16, 2017. It was a great learning experience for our students that taught them creative thinking. Making presentations of their projects boosted confidence and it helped them validate their scientific inquiry skills. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.

  • Our 5th annual dance-a-thon was a success!! It was held on Tuesday February 28th. Our Elementary students had a blast engaging themselves with a variety of activities: freestyle dancing, face painting and the Tiger Head meet and greet. All students received a key tag with ear buds as a free gift. Enjoy the pictures.
  • We had such a successful bake sale this week, making $180.00! All of this money will go directly to prom/senior week. We could not have had such an incredible turn out if it wasn't for our senior parents who baked/donated food, as well as our seniors for running the sale. Pictures here.
  • A bunch of 9th and 12th graders collaborated on a cultural equality mural. This mural will be donated to PS 30M to help their students celebrate a special multicultural event. Pictures here.
  • On January 31st, a group of students volunteered at The Carter Burden Center for the Aging and delivered meals throughout Manhattan to the elderly. They went from one apartment building to another providing a hot meal to people who weren't able to leave their houses. Our students loved interacting with the elderly and felt very accomplished being able to provide them with lunch. Picture here.

  • As per our Kindergarten teacher, Lois', tradition, our Elementary students celebrated the Chinese New Year with their annual parade. This year was even more fun as other classes participated. Students dressed in red, made paper hats and dragons. They marched around the school shaking tambourines and chanting "Gung Hay Fat Choy" - a traditional New Year's greeting. They had a great time! Click here for pictures.
  • The Junior class begin their study of the Holocaust by visiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Students gained a better understanding the historical timeline, and how this event touched the lives of individual families. They learned about Jewish culture and how families lived before, during, and after the War. The museum's photographs, artifacts, and video testimonies allowed students to deeply connect with some of the victims. The trip's admission and transportation was generously funded by the Museum and one of their sponsors. It was a wonderful way to help students make connections to the past. Pictures here.
  • Students in New York Cares visited a food & clothing pantry bringing food, clothing, children's toys, and baby necessities to those in need throughout NYC. Our volunteers learned the process between receiving donations from companies to getting those donations in the hands of people in our surrounding community. We provided coats to almost 100 individuals, as well as diapers and food to thousands. See pictures here.
  • On November 18th six of our High School students were inducted to the National Honor Society. Click here for pictures.
  • Click here for pictures from the PA's Annual International Potluck and Halloween Party. It was a fun night for all!
  • On October 19, 2016 Anti-Bullying Comedian, Keith Deltano, spent the day presenting to our students from grades K-12, as well as our parents. Pictures here. All of our students were incredibly engaged and receptive towards Keith's upbeat and interactive presentation. His blend of comedy and education helped our students to understand strategies to put an end to bullying. Students were able to make personal connections with Keith, as he shared his struggle with learning disabilities, such as ADHD, CAPD, and dyslexia. Once the presentation concluded, many students felt comfortable in sharing their personal stories with Keith. We saw an incredible bond develop between Keith and our Middle School students due to his ability to provide hope and encouragement to each individual.

Also read the letter of appreciation from Keith.

  • Our NY Cares group read and sorted holiday gift request letters written by children, teens, and seniors in an effort to provide some cheer around NYC! Please find pictures attached!
  • We celebrated BENHUGS day on October 6th in memory of Ben Imbrogno, a Roosevelt Island resident. Pictures here.

High School Summer Fun

The High School students in the summer had their share of amusement. College trips, field trips, creating children’s picture books, theme and spirit days and the talent show made their summer fun and exciting. Pictures here.


Enjoy the Artwork during the summer!

New Parents Social

On August 10, new families to our school got an opportunity to meet with current parents and school leadership team as we all gathered in the evening for some food and drinks. Parents also enjoyed art work done by our students this summer. It was a great evening as new connections were made and new families were welcomed to our community. PA co-chairs, Linda and Emily, treasurer Jeff and secretary Susan, also shared updated information with parents. Enjoy some pictures here.

Middle School Field Day

On Wednesday August 10th 2016, the Middle School enjoyed a Field Day. They took part in fun events like a water balloon toss, beach ball challenge, water bucket relay, and a water balloon timer event along with tug-o-war. It was fun to see them dressed in different colored shirts and a visor. Enjoy the pictures here.

Field Day/Water Day

On July 27th, we had all our Elementary school students enjoy a field day with different games and our Middle School students had a fun filled water day. Click on the links.

Flea Market

Every Friday in the summer, our elementary classes organize a flea market. They are empowered by the skills they learn to sell things, conduct fun games, and much more. The rest of the school gets a chance to visit the flea market, eat goodies and socialize. Pictures will be added each week.

Building Fun

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, our Middle School students had Building Fun with Friends of the Upper East Side, a program run by Heidi Carey (hcarey@friends-ues.org). Introduction to the project followed by a walking tour of neighborhood and designing buildings with paper cutouts.

Building Fun exposes children to the architecture in their lives. We discussed how buildings have stories to tell through their materials, use, age, and architectural elements. We went on a neighborhood walking tour to search for some of the architectural elements such as columns, arches, pediments and stoops. As a finale, the students designed their own buildings, using cutouts of those same elements, reinforcing what was learned throughout the day.

Graduation Ceremonies

Monday, June 27th was an emotional day when we saw our seniors graduate from Legacy High. We said our goodbyes as our students move to the next chapter of their life. Friday, June 24th 2016 was Elementary School and Middle School Graduations. We congratulate all our graduates and wish them the very best for the next important milestone in their lives.

Dave Price Visits our School

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 was an eventful day for the Elementary and Middle school students as the well-known NBC Channel 4 weatherman Dave Price visited our school and addressed our students. Pictures here.

The Middle School Dance

The Middle School Dance on Thursday, June 16th was a grand success. The graduates in their formal/pary attire had a fun filled day enjoying to the fullest. Pictures here.

Red Bulls

On June 13th, all our soccer players had a great opportunity to work out with Red Bulls soccer coaches. Pictures here. Each school got an hour workout with the Red Bulls coaches. The players worked on individual and team skills. The Red Bulls coaches were great with our players and everyone had a great time.

The Senior Prom

The Senior Prom is always a fun event for all our students. Here are the pictures for you to enjoy!

The Awards Night

Evening of June 8th 2016 saw our students gathered for a special event: The Awards Night. Awards were given for sports, Art, Drama and much more. Pictures here.

The Annual Benefit Dinner

We had our Annual Benefit Dinner on June 1st 2016 at the gorgeous Battery Gardens in Manhattan. The event was a great success as we witnessed the gathering of parents, friends and alumni of our school. The guest speaker David Price from the NBC 4 News Team, entertained the guests with his humor and said, "The Child School is an example of the best that we are" as a culture. "We need more of this." Thanks to Bill Calamita for capturing stunning pictures of the event.

NY Cares

We are proud to announce that we were awarded with a plaque representing having the most hours of community service out of every group of NY Cares within NYC this year. Attached is a picture of our students holding our plaque. We finished with 820 hours, having 617 hours last year, and 468 in 2014.

On May 27th, our 14 wonderful students attended the New York Cares Youth Service Conference. Students attended two workshops of their choice as well as had the chance to meet other New York Cares participants throughout NYC.

Annual School Play

Annual School Play May 18, 2016: Enjoy the pictures of our talented student performers in their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!”

College Scholarship

Our Senior, Lane Steele was presented with an award for a monetary college scholarship of $1500. He and another young gentleman tied for the first place awards. The presentation occurred at the start of the local Staten Island High School Track and Field Championships. See the link-http://highschoolsports.silive.com/news/article/79.../

Gold Key Award

Karen HE, our Senior received the Gold Key Award for participating in the Scholastic Art Competition and the piece of her drawing has been exhibiting in Metropolitan museum for about 3 months. Pictures here.

Annual Benefit Dinner

Please join us for a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing on June 1, 2016 for The Child School/Legacy High School’s Annual Benefit Dinner at Battery Gardens. It will be a fun time for all! https://thechildschool.schoolauction.net/benefit2016

NY Cares

Thursday, May 12th, our High School students went to Padre Plaza in the Bronx to help clean up their garden for spring time. Our students helped to plant vegetables, prune, manage compost piles, and clean the surrounding area.


Night on Friday April 1st was a huge success! Many thanks to HS parent Marge Hoppe for taking it on! Also thanks to PA co-chairs and all parents that supported the event by volunteering and attending.

Skating Trip

The whole school enjoyed a skating trip to the Central Park on March 22nd, 2016

On the 18th of March, New York Cares students visited United Cerebral Palsy again and made arts and crafts with the consumers. The staff and consumers love spending time with our students, and continue to ask us to return as soon as possible.

Science Fair

The Annual Science Fair was held in the school gym on Thursday, March 17, 2016. It was a great learning experience for our students that taught them creative thinking. Making presentations of their projects boosted confidence and it helped them validate their scientific inquiry skills. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.


As of March 4th, 2016, We have finished an exciting season of basketball. All teams had a fun exciting season.
It was nice to see so many new students come out and play.
Middle School, Lady Tigers and Varsity made it to the semi final game. JV made it to the final game.
Elementary had a fun friendly game with the Aaron school to end the season.
The spring season will start the last week in March.


Students from all programs took part in a fun filled event, The Dance-a-thon on Friday, February 26. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.

NY Cares

On the 18th of March, New York Cares students visited United Cerebral Palsy again and made arts and crafts with the consumers. The staff and consumers love spending time with our students, and continue to ask us to return as soon as possible.

On the 25th of February, the Legacy New York Cares group visited United Cerebral Palsy. We played games such as Connect Four, bingo, Dominos and Uno, as well as hosted a basketball game between our Legacy boys and the consumers at UCP. Upon leaving, UCP asked if our Legacy students would return again before the end of the year, as they had such a wonderful time.

On January 13th, our fabulous New York Cares members sorted through 945 coats for people in need throughout NYC.

We also had an in school project painting a mural which will be hung in our school. On January 13th, our fabulous New York Cares members sorted through 945 coats for people in need throughout NYC. Pictures in the gallery.

Our seniors had the New York Cares Trip to The Padre Plaza Garden in the Bronx. This was a wonderful experience for our students, helping a community set up a haunted house and garden for their local children. At the end of the trip, we had a moving reflection lead by our leaders, which you can see in the few pictures on the gallery.Students also created holiday cards for home-bound seniors in nursing homes to brighten their day.Our NY Cares group made cat toys and blankets for cats in shelters waiting to be adopted. In December, our students went to the Metropolitan Hospital to wrap and distribute gifts to children and sing Christmas Carols from room to room while dressed up as Santa and his elves.

Pajama Day

Friday, February 5 was a fun filled day in the Elementary School. It was Pajama Day! Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.

TCS/Legacy Staff wishes everyone a wonderful 2016!

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