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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District Schools | Manor Oaks School

Manor Oaks School

1950 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
Jane Ruthkowski, Principal
Phone: (516) 434-2350




Principal's Introduction Letter

Manor Oaks Back to School Night Presentation


Manor Oaks is a warm and supportive school-community that prides itself on our commitment to the academic, emotional, and social development of all students.  We empower our young students to grow as independent thinkers and learners, and as the principal, I am excited and truly honored for the opportunity to share in their discoveries, laughter, and accomplishments throughout the school year.

Our school is a special place, and with the collaborative efforts of our supportive families and dedicated staff, we strive to provide a purposeful school-community that encourages creativity, nurtures individual needs, and inspires a life-long love of learning.  Together, we will continue to ensure each child has a productive and memorable school experience.  I welcome all of you to participate and be part of what will prove to be an exciting and rewarding 2019-2020 school year.

Kind regards,
Jane Ruthkowski

Vision Statement
As a school community, we at Manor Oaks are bound by the common goal of providing a safe, nurturing, learning environment for all students.  We will inspire and challenge our students through inquiry, collaboration, and exploration to empower them to become creative problem solvers of the future.

Current News

Mural Painting at Manor Oaks

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On Feb. 26, students in grades K-6 at Manor Oaks School picked up paintbrushes and donned smocks to collaborate on a unity mural. The mural is the culminating project with East Hampton author/illustrator Joyce Raimondo, who visited the school in January to prep for the mural. The mural painting was also made possible with the support of the Manor Oaks PTA.

Small groups from each class visited the art room to work on the mural, which has the words “Manor Oaks Cardinals Fly Together” across the top.
Raimondo plans to add the finishing touches soon, with the mural set to be installed in early March.

The creation of the unity mural supports the school’s work within the district's Portrait of a Learner, through which all students have an educational experience preparing them to be effective lifelong learners and contributors by engaging in lessons that foster collaboration, empathy, communication, innovation and a learner's mindset, as well as technology and media literacy. This mural painting experience is just one of many examples that supports the Portrait of a Learner.
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