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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



A Letter of Thanks


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

Caring Ambassadors

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The Caring Majority Ambassadors of Manor Oaks School and Hillside Grade School are completing a video project to share messages of positivity and support to the students of both schools. The Ambassadors will be letting all of the students know how much they are missed, ways that they can still be UPSTANDERS from home, and ways to stay positive and healthy during this time. The Ambassadors are so excited to have this opportunity to reach out to all of the students, and are looking forward to sharing more messages of caring and support in the upcoming weeks.

Learning With Chromebooks at Manor Oaks

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Fourth graders in Janine Bonura’s class at Manor Oaks School recently utilized Chromebooks to assist in their reading/writing unit.

Over the course of three sessions, the students headed to the school’s library to prepare for their research paper on a specific animal. New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District Library Media Specialist Sharon Layburn assisted the class in finding research and nonfiction books in the library, working on a simple bibliography on paper, and researching their animal topics on the Chromebooks.

Layburn provided preselected websites, like World Book Online and National Geographic Kids, to assist them in their research.

This project helped the students learn notetaking and research skills, as well as demonstrated a co-teaching model.