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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

Students Prep for Mural on Unity and Kindness

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On Jan. 16, Manor Oaks School students received a visit from East Hampton author/illustrator Joyce Raimondo to prepare for a mural installation in February.

During her session with the third and fourth graders, Raimondo passed out posterboards that the first and second graders had already started decorating. The boards had positive messages such as “fun,” “joy,” “friendship” and “kindness.” The students were asked to add their own decorations to the boards, which would then be completed at the end of the day by the fifth and sixth graders.

Raimondo will take inspiration from the students’ boards to create a design for the mural for Manor Oaks. The goal of the mural project is to create an image of unity.

She plans to come back to the school to help the students paint the mural from Feb. 25-26.

Graham Cracker Trains at Manor Oaks

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Third graders in Gina Gaudioso’s class created Polar Express trains before the winter break.

Joined by family members who came in to help, the students created the trains out of graham crackers, icing, cookies, pretzels, marshmallows, gumdrops and other candy pieces.

Ms. Gaudioso said that this was her 29th year creating graham cracker trains with her students to celebrate the holidays.
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