Celebrating the World at MPH
MPH wrapped up its World Language Multicultural Festival on Friday with an energetic assembly in the gym that featured skits in multiple languages, a schoolwide sing-along, a wonderful dance by junior Omia Gaines-Howard, and a flag parade sequence choreographed by senior Rafael Jennings. The assembly followed a week of multicultural activities that took place in the Phoenix during community time, with presentations on various regions and cultures, food in the dining hall, and even a toga-wearing tutorial.
A video message from Head of School Dave McCusker
Athletics note: The most-recent athletics schedule is always available through Schedule Galaxy and can be accessed on the MPH Calendar page or via the Schedule Galaxy mobile app. The schedule included below is subject to change after the date of distribution, so please check Schedule Galaxy before heading out to a contest.

Monday | Day 3
5:30 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Tully
7:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Tully

Tuesday | Day 4
5:30 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Hamilton
7:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Hamilton

Wednesday | Day 5

Thursday | Day 6
3:00 p.m. Ski Club

Friday | Day 7
Moving Up Night for Grades 8-11 | March 2
Moving Up Night will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the gym on March 2. Upper School Head Fred Montas will speak until about 7:00 p.m., at which time department chairs will be available for students and families to ask questions.
Volleyball Wins Big Over DeRuyter in Sectionals
Plays Again Tonight at Cincinnatus
The seven-seeded MPH Varsity Volleyball defeated DeRuyter 3-0 in a thrilling game Thursday night to advance out of the first round of sectionals and are slated to play tonight, February 10, at second-seeded Cincinnatus at 6:00 p.m. Lyv Brudin had 18 kills and 14 digs for MPH, while Kate Chaffee had four aces, 31 assists, and six digs. Abigail Hinshaw also contributed 24 digs and two aces. Read a roundup of the game at syracuse.com.
Boys Basketball Takes out Fabius on Senior Night
The Trojans hoops team rose to the occasion Tuesday night at home to take out the 14-4 Fabius Pompey Falcons 48-47 in celebration of senior night for five MPH players: JJ Braverman (#1), Jay Hoke (#3), Qonvalek Ewing (#4), James Wildhack (#11) and Kevin Fratostitanu (#23). The win was made even more significant by Fabius' rankings: 4th in Section III and 13th in the state.
Gearing up for Winter Carnival
with School Spirit and the Spirit of Giving
Winter Carnival is set for next Friday and, despite a muddy forecast, spirits are high for a week of community-building, culminating in the pre-break excitement of Carnival Friday. Spirit week days are shown above, and the MPH Student Council is also running a can drive from Feb. 13-17.
MPH Spring Gala Plans are Underway!
The MPH Spring Red & White Gala will take place on Friday, May 19, at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. If you are interested in helping with this year’s event by making a donation to the auction, purchasing tickets or an ad in program, or sponsoring the event, please contact Karen Belgrader at kbelgrader@mphshool.org or 315.446.2452, Ext. 142.
MPH Families Invited for Coffee in the Farmhouse
The MPH Advancement team, in partnership with the MPH Parents' Association, will be holding a series of Coffee Socials in the newly renovated Farmhouse conference room beginning March 2 at 8:00 a.m. for MPH families to socialize, spend some time on campus, and, of course, drink coffee and have a few snacks.
Photos of the Week
Grade 1 students celebrated reaching their kindness goals with an “All Things Pirate Day” today! Students dressed up, generated pirate names, talked like pirates (“Ahoy Matey!”), and had a fun-filled day of pirate-themed activities. Students got creative and used various materials to build their own pirate ships to conduct sink or float experiments. Fun was had by ourrrrrrr entire community!  
MPH Apparel Store
NOTE: The only option for delivery of these orders is shipping to an address customers provide. There will be no orders from this store delivered to the school.

The official Manlius Pebble Hill clothing store is now live with a wide variety of selections for all sizes, genders, and ages. A couple key points:

  • It's an online store, but it's open for the whole year
  • We have two designs available now - a script Manlius Pebble Hill School and an "MPH" option; you'll see the selections in the drop-down menus for each item
  • We'll be adding designs throughout the year, so keep checking back - and check Snapshot - we'll let you know when we've got new items
Weekly Lunch Menu
You'll find the weekly lunch menu here in Snapshot every Friday, but it also lives on the MPH website (you can find it through the direct link or on the left column of myMPH). And this week we welcome the return of Nutrislice, which lets users sort menu items by nutritional data, ingredients, and allergens.
Order Your Yearbook(s) Now and Save
It's time to take advantage of early order price breaks and get your 2022-2023 MPH Yearbook at Jostens.com!
  • Order by February 15, 2023 | $65.00
  • Order by March 1, 2023 | $70.00
  • Order by April 1, 2023 | $75.00
The process for preordering your 2022-2023 MPH Yearbook is easy. Please use this link at Jostens.com, and select “Order a Yearbook.” From there, select “Find My School Store,” and enter Manlius Pebble Hill School in the search bar. Next, select MPH from the drop-down menu and choose “Order Yearbook.” You will be prompted to create an account, and once that is complete you are able to purchase your yearbook(s).

If you need help with the ordering process, please reach out to Yearbook Advisor Amy Hogan at ahogan@mphschool.org.
Health and Safety Guidelines Updated for 2023
With changes in guidance from the county, state, and federal governments, the School has updated its Health and Safety Guidelines for 2023. The new version can be found at mphschool.org/health.
MPH STEM Fair is March 23
Please mark Thursday, March 23, on your calendars for the MPH STEM Fair. 
During last block (Block 6) on the 23rd (Day 8), Middle School students will set up their projects and welcome Lower School and Upper School students to engage in discussion. At 7:00 p.m., Middle School students and their families will return for about an hour to celebrate student experiments. This is not a competitive event; the event is a sharing of student work. 
Students who decide to register will compete on Saturday, April 1, in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair. This is a full and demanding day for our scientists. We will share a list of competitors as the date approaches. 
Upcoming After-School Clubs

Art Club – Fine Art Fun Drawing and Painting
For Grades K-5
 Dates: Tuesdays, March 7April 18
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Cost: $100
Calling all artists! Enjoy drawing and painting using a variety of art supplies, including chalk and oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and tempera paint. Students will draw and paint using inspirations, such as animals, sea life, nature studies, and abstract design. Drawing and painting skills will be taught along with color mixing, mix media techniques, and composition. Students will bring home a mounted and completed piece of art each week.
Instructor: Art Teacher Mrs. Michaeline Gleasman
Chess Club
For Grades 1-8
 Dates: Wednesdays, March 1April 12
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Cost: $85
The MPH Chess Club is the most successful, award-winning chess program in Central New York. The MPH Chess Team has won no less than seven tournaments, with team members winning several individual chess championships. Chess also helps keep thinking and reasoning skills in shape throughout the school year.
Chess Coach: Bob Nasiff is a U.S. Chess Federation nationally rated chess master with over 30 years of instructional experience. Many of his students have won chess championship titles at the local, state, and national levels.
Miori Martial Arts
For Grades K-5
 Dates: Thursdays, March 16April 27
Fee: $85
Miori Martial Arts is designed to help your child learn basic Karate techniques, discipline, and respect. Classes are taught in a positive, fun atmosphere by Master Rick Miori.
Six weeks of lessons include an official uniform (for new students, only Miori Martial Arts uniforms can be used).
February Vacation Program
Grades Pre-K to 6
February 21-24 (Tuesday-Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with extended hours 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $65/day plus $15-$22.50 day for extended hours
Jr/Sr Prom | May 27 | 6-10 p.m. | SKY Armory
This year's theme is "Old Hollywood"
SAT Preparation | Grades 10-12
Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring 2023 session.
See our website for additional information and to register or call the Community Programs office at 315-446-2452.

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