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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

Jane Ruthkowski, Principal
Laura Caines-Giralde, Assistant Principal
Anita Fager, Main Office Secretary


Welcome Letter 2022-2023

Manor Oaks 2022-2023 Parent Resource Guide 

Back to School Night Presentation

PBIS Expectations 2022-2023 



Kindergarten Orientation 

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

New Playground Opens at Manor Oaks School in New Hyde Park

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The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Manor Oaks School’s new inclusive playground on Nov. 9.

The playground – which is in the school’s colors of red, yellow, black and white – was built to allow children of all ages and abilities to play together. It is wheelchair accessible; surrounded by soft grass turf; and promotes physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, fifth grader Zachary Cardoz thanked all those who helped make the playground a possibility. Along with Principal Jane Ruthkowski, he passed out student-made “thank you” cards.

Student Council President Lucas Fernandez assisted in cutting the ribbon. Once the ribbon was cut, the students in attendance excitedly explored their new playground.

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Date Added: 11/17/2022

Festive Pumpkins on Display at Manor Oaks

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To celebrate Halloween and inspire creativity, Manor Oaks School third graders in Gina Gaudioso and Lisa Kay’s classes decorated pumpkins and displayed them from Oct. 27-28 for a schoolwide Pumpkins on Parade.

To prepare, the students sketched their ideas. They brought in the needed supplies and decorated their unique Halloween pumpkins in class. Students throughout the building were invited to vote for the most creative pumpkin in each classroom.

Three winners were chosen from each class. They had their name announced on the morning announcements and their pumpkin put on display in the main lobby.

The Pumpkins on Parade event has been a Halloween highlight at Manor Oaks for more than 30 years.

From Ms. Gaudioso’s class, the winners are Milania in first place for her pumpkin “Sweet,” Corey in second place for his pumpkin “Super Duper Pikachu,” and Evalina in third place for her pumpkin “Unidab.” For Mrs. Kay’s class, the winners are Vincent in first placed for his pumpkin The Amazing Bobby, Rita in second place for her pumpkin Strawberry Doughnut and Gabriella for her pumpkin Marshmallow the Bunny.”

Date Added: 11/10/2022

Students Accepted into Institute of Creative Problem Solving

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The district is proud to announce that New Hyde Park Road School sixth grader Avni Gupta and Manor Oaks School sixth grader Aarav Maini were accepted into the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY Old Westbury. Gupta and Maini began classes in September 2022.

Through the program, the students will spend 60 hours in class and on related outside projects. They will learn about mathematical topics such as algebra, geometry and number theory, as well as other topics not included in the standard courses of study like problem-solving applied to probability, theory of finite differences and mass point geometry. Additionally, selected applications of mathematics taken from science and engineering are presented and discussed.

Each year, hundreds of students are nominated from across Long Island to attend ICPS for Gifted and Talented Students. Only 84 spots are available. Selection by the Institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of one percent of all students in mathematics on Long Island in his or her grade. Acceptance is based on three criteria: a rigorous entrance exam, a recommendation from the student's math teacher and a school transcript or report card.

Date Added: 10/26/2022

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