Sweet Science
Kindergarten Learns the Basics of Making Maple Syrup
Amy Critz, MPH's resident bee and maple syrup production expert (as well as Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Human Resources Manager), introduced kindergarteners to one of nature's hidden sweet surprises this week when she walked them through the syrup-making process from trunk to jar. She showed the kids how taps are drilled into trees and sap is collected, then explained the boiling process and temperature, as well as how the temperature on the day of collection along with other factors contributes to the color of the syrup when it's ready to use. Once they'd done all the requisite learning, the kids learned the most important lesson of all: all that hard work tastes pretty good.
Saturday, April 9

Senior Anna Abrams sings the National Anthem at the Syracuse Mets game | 6:35 p.m. start at NBT Bank Stadium vs. Scranton.

Monday, April 11
No classes for the week with Spring Recess. Offices will be open Monday-Thursday and closed Friday.

Wednesday, April 13
Varsity Baseball (Bishop Grimes) vs. Solvay | 11 a.m.

Thursday, April 14

Varsity Baseball vs. Central Square | 11 a.m.

Important Upcoming Dates
New Dates for Spring Awakening! Ticket at TicketLeap.

Wednesday, April 20
Preview, 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 21
6:30 p.m. | Opening Night Performance, Show #1
Saturday, April 23
2:00 p.m. | Performance #2
7:30 p.m. | Performance#3

Time for Spring Cleaning! The Parents’ Association is hosting a paper shredding event on April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon with ProShred. We will also have a hard-drive shredding drop off for $5 per hard drive, as well as free electronics recycling. (See list here for what is accepted. Please note, no TV’s/monitors.

Please join us for shredding, coffee and donuts, seed bombs, and sidewalk chalk! 
MPH Photos of the Week
Junior violist Kari Maxian performed with Symphoria and guest conductor Herb Smith (pictured with Kari below) Sunday, April 3 after she won the 2022 Civic Morning Musicals Concerto Competition.
Summer Programs
Registration Open!
Manlius Pebble Hill School is excited for our Summer 2022 program offerings, which you can check out in detail on the MPH Summer Programs page and register now! Sports programs are filling up quickly. You can also view the full brochure here.

In addition to summer day camp, MPH offers athletic and enrichment camps, driver education, and the SAT Preparation Course. For the SAT Preparation Course introduction and instructor bios, please go here. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
MPH Global Academic Offerings Also Open for Summer Registration
Also found in the 2022 Summer Programs brochure are offerings from the second season of MPH Global, a summer academic program offering in-person and online courses in literacy, math, world languages, and music. Our first session will feature a masterclass and parent talk on the Suzuki Teaching Philosophy by Zachary Sweet on July 13. Audience participation for this masterclass is free and open to the entire MPH community, but registration is required. Registration for all offerings is now open. Sign up and learn more about the MPH Global program here!
MPH Spring Gala
Friday, May 20, 2022
Owera Vineyards
6 p.m.
Join us for fabulous celebration at Owera Vineyards as we honor and celebrate the achievements of MPH’s educators while paying special tribute to teacher and coach Don Ridall. 
Enjoy the sounds of Prime Time Horns, tastes from Karen’s Catering of Attilio’s Restaurant, auctions, and so much more. Proceeds from this event will directly support strategic investments to our academic programs, facilities improvements, expanding scholarship assistance, and enhancing resources to support our faculty and staff. 

Tickets are on sale now! 
To RSVP by May 6, purchase tickets online or call (315) 430-3376.

Guests 18 and over welcome.
Cocktail attire suggested.

The Scene Around MPH
Flipper Physics: AP Students Model Ideal Angle
AP physics students did some pinball physics this week. Using their knowledge of physics and measurements they could make, their task was to determine where along the pinball flipper the ball needed to be to hit a specific target. The students began by modelling the flipper and ball as a collision, and took measurements of the speed of the flipper and mass of the ball to determine how fast it hits the ball based on where the ball is. They also had information on the solenoid that powers the flipper. For the target they were aiming for, they found it was approximately 3/4 of the way down the flipper to hit.
Roots and Shoots Club Plans Chalk-Walk, Seed-Planting for Earth Week
The MPH Roots and Shoots Club will be hosting a community-wide chalk-walk as well as a seed-planting station to celebrate Earth Week, which is taking place from Monday, April 18 through Friday April 22. Stop by the Phoenix during tutorials to grab some chalk and create fun designs to adorn the sidewalks surrounding campus. Check out the STEAM park during clubs block on Thursday and Friday, where club members will be holding a microgreen planting station for students to bring home! All grade levels are welcome to participate. 
Students Get Zoom Time with Local Entrepreneur
Brian Hoke, CEO of Webucator, who is a former MPH employee and current consultant helping to manage the technical aspects of MPH's website, was on Zoom this week with Mrs. McBennett's Entrepreneurial Studies, an elective. Mr. Hoke answered student questions about starting and operating a business and discussed some of the challenges and opportunities that come from being an entrepreneur.

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