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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




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

Mathletes Advance to State Tournament

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District Mathletes recently participated in the 2023 Regional Elementary Virtual Math tournament.

Hillside Grade School fifth graders Austin Fang, Claire Fang and Surie Sicat, and Manor Oaks School fourth graders Muhammad Najam, Ethan Tsui and Isabelle Wong won for their respective grade levels.

The six NHP-GCP students will be moving on to compete in the 2023 New York Statewide Elementary Mathematics Tournament on May 20. The winners have been awarded $1,000 per team, and now could win the $5,000 grand prize at the state tournament.

Through a grant from NYSED, the Mathletes have been working with the First in Math program to improve their fact fluency, procedural fluency and computational thinking skills. The teams work with district Mathletes teacher Tammie Svendsen.

Date Added: 5/12/2023

Mindfulness and Ramadan Activities at Manor Oaks School

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Manor Oaks School students in grades K-6 learned about Ramadan and practiced mindfulness during their recent physical education lessons.

In the gymnasium, 12 stations were set up that reflected the 12 months of the Islamic calendar. At each station, students were tasked with trying out yoga poses and breathing techniques and practicing mindfulness. The students also brought their Chromebooks to the lesson, using the program Nearpod to learn facts about the holiday at one of the stations. This was all done while the gym lights were on to represent daytime. When the lights were shut off, the students were tasked with collecting toy food and cereal boxes from the center of the room to represent how families who celebrate Ramadan are only able to eat when the sun goes down.

Physical education teacher Lisa Santos created this new activity this school year. She spoke to both students and their families for feedback in order to create the game. This physical education lesson correlates with the district’s goal to “continue to integrate inclusive and culturally competent practices to promote a districtwide culture of belonging.

Date Added: 5/10/2023

Manor Oaks Fourth Graders Present Biography Projects

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Manor Oaks School fourth graders recently culminated a biography unit and presented their work on April 3.

The students selected a famous figure from history, researched them and explored ways they are still influential today. They then wrote a report and a monologue from the person’s perspective, as well as created posters with facts and photos.

For the closing Biography Museum event, the students dressed as their chosen person to read their monologue and present their posters to visiting parents and family members.

Date Added: 4/24/2023

Manor Oaks School First Graders Celebrate Community Helpers

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As part of their “community helpers” unit in their social studies lessons, Manor Oaks School first graders in Beth Kyranakis’ welcomed special guest visitors to speak about their careers, from March 28-30.

Parents of students in the class were invited to speak about their respective jobs and how they are community helpers. The speakers included Sanjita Hamal, who works at a hair salon; Michael Siracusano, who works in sanitation; Michael McKeon, who is a utility worker; and Tasha Lhewa, who is an attorney.

Date Added: 4/7/2023

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