Final 2022-2023
Reenrollment Reminder! 
Thanks again to those who have already submitted their online reenrollment forms, and here is a final reminder for others that the deadline to reenroll is next Thursday, March 24. (For instructions regarding the online reenrollment process using the new Blackbaud Enrollment Management system, please refer to the email communication sent to your inboxes on Thursday, March 3, and the reenrollment materials that were sent home via USPS. Please not that there are two forms that need to be submitted by that deadline: the “Reenrollment Agreement” form and the “Parent Information & Student Transportation Update” form.) 
Due to high demand for available spaces, we are asking parents to please submit their child(ren)’s reenrollment by that March 24 deadline (next Thursday) and to contact Admissions if there are circumstances that make it difficult to do so. 
… and Another Reminder about District Busing 
Separately, if you are planning to use public district busing for the 2022-2023 school year, you must submit a request to your home district by April 1, unless you reside in the Syracuse City district (the SCSD requires MPH to submit requests on behalf of enrolled families). Please visit the Transportation webpage for additional information. 
Turning Back the Clock to Look to ... The Week Ahead
After some conversations with parents and a visit to the recent past in the Not So Wayback Machine, we've decided to integrate a defunct communication, The Week Ahead, into Snapshot. When Snapshot was first created, the intention of this colorful, sometimes-expansive weekly newsletter was to provide an overview of the wonderful activities that make each week at MPH enriching and engaging while also looking forward to upcoming activities and deadlines. But, with the increasing depth of activities reviewed each week, we have found that upcoming deadlines, events, and activities can get a little lost in the wash. So, to make it easier to prepare, we'll do a short preview of the week ahead in each week's Snapshot. You'll find it here, always under the leading story.

And, as a side note, we're always eager to hear feedback whether it be glowing or constructive. You can email any time.
Monday, March 21
Flexible Face Covering Policy | Beginning Monday, Pre-K will join the rest of campus in following the Flexible Face Covering policy.

Spring Sports | Practice opens for varsity and JV sports Monday. Anyone who hasn't signed up yet needs to do so as soon as possible. Our school platform for sign-ups continues to be through UltraCamp.

Tuesday, March 22
Yearbook Photo Day for Pre-K | Tuesday, March 22, will be MPH Yearbook Photo Day for Pre-K. From 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., students will come one-by-one to the CEL Great Space, get their picture taken, and return to their classroom. These pictures will be used for the MPH yearbook, and they’ll be uploaded to Blackbaud. We’ll share information soon on how families can access and download their child’s picture from Blackbaud.

Thursday, March 24
STEM Fair After School | This year’s STEM Fair will take place on the evening of Thursday, March 24. We are still working through some of the particulars, but the plan is to host Middle School parents on campus during that evening so students can present their projects and share the good work that they have done during the third quarter. Students will set up their boards during last block, and we would like to invite Lower and Upper School students to check out the STEM boards and engage with our student presenters. Some students will also participate in the CNY Science and Engineering Fair at the MOST on Sunday, March 27.

Friday, March 25
Course Registration Deadline TODAY | Students in Grades 8-11 must complete course registration in Blackbaud by 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Students must also complete the Core Health Physical Fitness Activity Google Form by Friday, March 25. The link is on your advisor’s and grade-level Google Classrooms. Any questions about registering can be directed to your advisor, Mrs. Bernazzani, or Mr. Montas.

Future Date of Note
NEW DATE for LS Spring Concert | The Lower School Spring Concert for Grades 1-5 now will be held Friday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. This is a CHANGE IN DATE. Families are welcome to attend.
MPH Photo of the Week
The digital arts room was converted to a makeshift photo studio this week as yearbook advisor Amy Hogan and a smattering of talented student photographers filled in one of the myriad gaps left by the years of COVID and took yearbook photos of students in grades K-11 (seniors generally have their own senior portraits and Pre-K families can expect a communication regarding their children). Any students in need of a retake can reach out to Mrs. Hogan at to set something up.
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!
Spring Gala | Celebrating Great Teachers at MPH
Save the Date
Spring Gala | May 20, 2022
This year’s Spring Gala will honor and celebrate the achievements of MPH’s educators while paying special tribute to teacher and coach Don Ridall. Don recently announced his retirement from teaching at the close of the 2021-2022 school year after 46 years at MPH. 
Plans are underway for a fabulous celebration on Friday, May 20, at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. Proceeds from this event will directly support strategic investments to our academic programs, facilities improvements, expanding financial assistance, and enhancing resources to support our faculty and staff. 

If you’d like to get involved in the celebration, here are a few ways that you can support the event:
  • Donate a live/silent auction item: Gift cards and baskets, getaways, experiences, concert tickets, and more!

  • Purchase an ad in the event program or sponsor the Spring Gala. To place an ad in the event program or participate as a sponsor, see our Gala sponsorship packet.

  • Attend the event. Tickets to the celebration go on sale on April 1. Visit our site for updates.
If you’d like to become a sponsor, donate an item or experience, or get involved in planning the event, please contact Karen Belgrader or reach out to any of our committee members listed below.
MPH Gala Planning Committee:
Karen Belgrader, Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
Sophia Battaglia P’25
Theresa Heath P’28
Amy Hogan P’20, P’22
Melissa Marrone P’29, P’32
Meghan McBennett ‘01
Swati Murthy ’01, P’34
Shelbi Pisciarino P’21, P’24
Jennifer Rubin P’24
Karen Trivelpiece P’22
Claire Myers-Usiatynski ’72, P’05, Former Trustee
Amy Wildhack P’22, P’23, Trustee
Katie Rey P’34, Director of Advancement Communications
Kelly Rose P’35, Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
The Scene Around MPH
Seniors Visit Grade 2 to Share Years of Dance Experience
Seniors Eden Hildebrandt and Emily Spear have each been taking dance lessons since they were very young, and while they don't belong to the same dance studio, they have performed together at MPH through the years at dance recitals. This week Eden and Emily gave a presentation to Grade 2 about their love of dance. In their ballet shoes, the girls demonstrated the en pointe position (balancing on tips of the toes, with straight posture) and few additional ballet positions. Emily and Eden informed the students about the practice and strength it took to learn to dance on their toes and the various ways they protect their toes. The students were curious about all of the forms of dance the girls had experience with jazz, tap, and hip hop and asked the girls about their experiences in dance competitions and how routines are choreographed versus free style or improv dances. Thank you to Emily and Eden for sharing their passion for dance with the Lower School students! 
Learning the Lindy Hop
Students in Maya Dwyer's dance class worked on the Lindy Hop this week, just in time for spring dances and impromptu get-togethers.
Spring Sports | Varsity and JV Start Monday
Spring sports are on nearly upon us! Our school platform for sign-ups continues to be through UltraCamp. See below for important information regarding all spring sports.

  • Varsity and JV sports (Grades 9-12) officially begin on March 21.
  • Modified sports (Grades 7-8) start on April 18.

You may access your sport’s competitive schedule here on Schedule Galaxy. Please be sure to subscribe to your child(ren)’s team(s) to get schedule updates and other announcements.
To participate in MPH athletic programs, students must provide documentation of an updated physical.

This documentation can be emailed to School Nurse Christine Civello; faxed by the student's medical provider to 1.866.846.0684, attn: School Nurse; or mailed to Manlius Pebble Hill School, attn: School Nurse, 5300 Jamesville Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214-2499.

Questions? Contact Athletic Director Will O'Malley at wo'
Spring Head Coaches

Sport | Head Coach | E-mail
Varsity Track | Matt Twomey-Smith |
Modified Track | Don Ridall |
Boys Tennis | Mark Dolan |       
Boys Golf | Will O’Malley | wo'
Girls Golf | Amy Hogan |
Varsity Baseball | Cory Schad |
JV Baseball | Jason Wait |
Modified Baseball | Frank Smith |
JV Softball | Marc Ascioti |
Modified Softball | Sara George |
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