Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you know, All NHP-GCP schools will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Dismissal will be at 2:45 through the regular doors that your children are dismissed from on a daily basis. It is imperative that children are picked up on time, as all staff and students required to leave the building and not return, as this is an emergency drill.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Building with Legos at Manor Oaks
Third graders at Manor Oaks School have been receiving hands-on engineering experience at the school’s Lego Robotics Club, which is being offered for the first time this school year.
Led by adviser Lara Holzkamp, the club consists of 12 students split up into two teams. The teams at Manor Oaks are the Powerful Lego Chickens and the Fire-breathing Laser Dolphins. The club will meet once a week for 12 sessions to participate in FIRST Lego League Jr.
The teams have been tasked with completing the Boomtown Build Challenge. Using Legos and Lego Education WeDo 2.0 software, the students must design and create a building that will serve a positive purpose in the town. The building portion must also include the creation and use of a Lego crane or elevator. The students will share what they’ve learned in a Show Me poster. The goal of the club is to allow students to explore engineering, problem-solving and creativity.
One of the teams will be sent to the FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo in March.
Jane Ruthkowski, Principal
1950 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
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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.
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.