Important Reminder
Reenrollment and District Busing for 2022-2023 
The annual process of reenrollment is underway! For instructions regarding the online reenrollment process using the new Blackbaud Enrollment Management system, please refer to the email communication sent to your inboxes yesterday (Thursday, March 3) and the reenrollment materials recently sent home via USPS. The deadline to reenroll is March 24. (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 deadline and to contact Admissions if there are circumstances that make it difficult to do so. 
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. 
Head of School Dave McCusker reviews our first week back from February break and discusses the change in face covering protocol for Monday.
Winter Carnival 2022 Pt. II
Redemption comes in degrees. Today's redemption for the MPH senior class at Winter Carnival 2022 Pt. II was joyous, raucous, and, if not entirely complete, at least satisfying. Bested in the "Sort of Winter Carnival But It Was Indoors 2022 Pt. 1" in the pivotal Tug O' War match, the seniors returned today to the snowy Upper Field with boots, sunglasses, and a sense of resolve deepened by the lingering stain of defeat. And there, called onto the pitch by a man wearing a pink plastic cowboy hat, they dug in and won. They didn't win the overall points title for Winter Carnival that went to the Grade 8 squad but they won redemption here in front of their peers, their teachers, their school ... and the man (it's Jay Brown, by the way, energetic as always) in the hat.

The rest of the day was a tableau of wintery exuberance, led off with Upper School students tugging around Lower School kids in sled races/pulls, piles of kids making something that looked like a snow snake, more dodgeball, basketball, and scavenger hunts. The weather was perfect, March forgetting it was March, with just enough snow to call it winter, just enough sun not to suffer, and just enough packed slickness underneath it all to keep it interesting. It was a day you could almost feel yourself remembering as it happened. A fitting gift for the seniors. A real winter carnival.
MPH Photos of the Week
MPH's Bicycle Mechanics club took up residence in the McNeil Lobby during club time Monday, as students in Mr. Leclerq's group worked on a Peugeot frame from the 1970s, which recently received a brake pad upgrade, and also took to the McNeil tables for the most precarious but useful of bicycle-related tasks, the wheel build.

Starting with some classic Mavic rims, the students were refashioning spokes that weren't quite the exact length needed, introducing them to the complex joy and frustration of the habitual bike mechanic/tinkerer, who lives often at the whim of constantly changing industry standards and the limitations of the "let's see, what do I have in here?" approach to parts sourcing.
Summer Programs
Registration Opens Sunday!
Manlius Pebble Hill School is excited for our Summer 2022 program offerings, which you can check out in detail on the MPH Summer Program page and plan to sign up when registration opens at 9 a.m. this Sunday! 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. Please see the full brochure below for details. For the SAT preparation instructor course introduction and bios, please go here. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
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 scholarship 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 card 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
March 10 and 11 Conference Reminder
No Classes for LS Thursday and Friday | No Classes for All Divisions Friday
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually via Zoom on the evening of Thursday, March 10 and all day on Friday, March 11. Lower School (including PreK) conferences take place Thursday and Friday, and there's no school for Lower School either of those days. Middle and Upper School conferences take place Friday, so there's no school for MS and US students Friday (but there is Thursday, just for MS and US).

Online registration is open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. To schedule your conferences, please log in to your Blackbaud account and select the "Resources" board. Parents can contact Juhee LaHaye with any questions.
Spring Sports Sign-Ups Underway
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 315.446.2620, attn: School Nurse; or mailed to Manlius Pebble Hill School, attn: School Nurse, 5300 Jamesville Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214-2499.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me 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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