Alumni All Smiles in NYC
MPH alumni ranging in class years from 1955 through 2018, and longtime former faculty and friends, gathered at the Playwright Restaurant in midtown Manhattan last week for a small alumni gathering organized by the School's advancement team. To make sure you stay in touch with all alumni news and events, visit the MPH Alumni page and update any contact information.
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 6
Quarter 3 Begins
5:30 p.m. Incoming Head Jim Foley Community Session | via Zoom | Password: MPH
5:30 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Hamilton
7:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Hamilton

Tuesday | Day 7
8:30 a.m. Incoming Head Jim Foley In-Person Community Meet and Greet | Coville Theater

Wednesday | Day 8
Stock the Faculty Lounge! (see below for details)
5:30 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Fabius-Pompey
7:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Fabius-Pompey

Thursday | Day 1
3:00 p.m. Ski Club

Friday | Day 2
Big Week Ahead for Boys Hoops
The MPH boys take on Hamilton on Monday in the first of two home games this week, followed by Wednesday's matchup against Fabius-Pompey, which is also Senior Night for the Trojans. Stay on top of all MPH sports action through Schedule Galaxy.
Incoming Head of School to Visit on Monday and Tuesday
February 6 Zoom Session | February 7 In-Person Meet and Greet
We are pleased pleased to announce incoming Head of School Jim Foley will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7.

Jim is hosting two meetings for MPH families:

Monday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. | via Zoom | Password: MPH
In order to facilitate discussion, families can submit questions or topics of interest ahead of Monday's Zoom session by emailing

Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m. | In-person, Coville Theater Meet and Greet
This session will act as a Meet and Greet with Jim and MPH families to discuss topics of interest or to make introductions.

MPH families are encouraged to attend either session.
Help the PA "Stock the Lounge"!

The MPH Parents’ Association would like to announce our second Stock the Faculty Lounge event of the year on Wednesday, February 8th. This time it coincides with the faculty grading week. 

Homemade goods are once again allowed, with the caveat of NO NUTS and NO WHOLE EGG PRODUCTS! Please send homemade treats in a disposable dish and please provide a list of ingredients. 

For those families not as ambitious, we are asking for donations of grab-and-go snacks and beverages. As noted above, please NO NUTS! If you are able to help, please find the sign up sheet HERE.

Tables will be set up in the Phoenix and McNeil entrances, you can send your donation with your kids to leave on the table. 

If you are able to help for 45 minutes or so on the morning of the 8th, or have any questions, please contact Theresa Heath at

Thank you for your consideration, the faculty truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of our families.

CEL Families
There is a separate "Stock the CEL Pantry" event. Visit this LINK for details.

Theresa Heath
MPH Parents’ Association Leadership Team 
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 or 315.446.2452, Ext. 142.
Photo of the Week
Ms. Grantham snapped this pic of Kindergarteners working on abstract art last week inspired by pioneering painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky.
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.
World Language Multicultural Fest Starts Monday
The World Language Department, in coordination with the History Department, will be hosting the World Language Multicultural Festival the week of February 6-10 during community time. Monday through Thursday the events will take place in the McNeil and Phoenix lobbies, and Friday we will host the final showcase at the gym. Check out the program for the week HERE.
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
Slip Slidin' Away at PA Tubing Event
The MPH Parents' Association hosted a successful night of tubing and socializing last weekend at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center in Fayetteville. Pictured below are seventh-graders Josh Wilson and Eli Race.
Jr/Sr Prom | May 27 | 6-10 p.m. | SKY Armory
This year's theme is "Old Hollywood"

NOTE: The date was incorrect in last week's Snapshot.
The correct date is MAY 27, 2023.
Feb. 5 Deadline to Create Senior Tribute Ad
The deadline for creating a senior tribute ad in the yearbook is February 5, and the page can be created at the Jostens Yearbooks Ads for Seniors site. If anyone has any questions, contact Amy Hogan.
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.
Syracuse Stage Taking High School Playwright Submissions
Each spring, Syracuse Stage invites Central New York high school students to write original 10-minute plays and other performance pieces for entry into our annual Young Playwrights Festival contest. Our panel of theatrical and literary professionals evaluate each student’s play.

Semifinalists are invited to a writing workshop with Syracuse Stage where each play is read and critiqued. Finalists see their plays performed as staged readings by Syracuse University Drama Students at the Festival in the spring.
Important Dates:
January 1: Play acceptance begins
February 8: Submissions due
March 4: Writing Workshop
May 2: Young Playwrights Festival

For more information contact Kate Laissle at 315-442-7755 or

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