Essential End-of-the-Year Info
Commencement is Sunday, June 11 @ 2 p.m.
This year's speaker is retiring long-time teacher Donna Meehan
Senior Brunch and Commencement Rehearsal
Friday, June 9 | 11 a.m.

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Friday, June 9 | 5 p.m.

MPH Commencement
Sunday, June 11 | 2 p.m.
Important Prom Info
MPH Prom at SKY Armory 

Below you’ll find information on expectations for the prom, as well as important links. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Bentley Hoke, Director of Student Life: or (315) 446-3049.

Information & Expectations

Where and When
The prom will take place on Saturday, May 27, at SKY Armory in Syracuse.
Doors will open by 6:00 p.m. Appetizers and desserts will be served at the event. Please try to arrive before 6:45 p.m. The prom will end at 10:00 p.m. If students need to leave before 9:30 p.m., parents should provide written permission.

If you are driving, parking is available on the street or in local garages. The parking garage closest to the venue is Clinton Street Garage. Street parking is free after 6:00 p.m.

If you are being dropped off and picked up, you can do so on South Clinton Street and enter the venue between the Clinton Street Garage and Modern Malt.

Behavior and Safety
As always, all attendees, including non-MPH guests must follow all Major School Rules while in attendance. Chaperones will contact a parent or guardian to pick up any attendee in violation of these expectations.

Admission Purchase and Guests
Admission will be $25 for MPH juniors and seniors (and their MPH guests) and $50 for guests from other schools. Please note, you may bring a guest only if you have submitted the guest permission form by May 22.

MPH students, once you have read this document carefully, see Ms. Bentley Hoke to purchase a “ticket” (actually your name on the guest list) by May 22. Payment may be made in cash or by check, made out to Manlius Pebble Hill School.

Any non-MPH guests must be under 21 years old, present photo ID, and have submitted the completed guest attendance form by May 22 in order to be admitted. 
End-of-Year Academic Events Calendar Available

The End-of-Year Academic Events Calendar is now available HERE and on myMPH . The most up-to-date version will always be at myMPH, and we will inform families of any important changes here in Snapshot.
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.

Reminder: Monday is In-Service Day | NO CLASSES
3:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Golf vs. CBA | Drumlins
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Track @ Pulaski
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Baseball vs. Bishop Ludden
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Softball @ Pulaski
4:30 p.m. | Modified Softball vs. LaFayette
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Baseball @ Syracuse Institute of Technology

Tuesday | Day 2
3:00 p.m. | Girls Varsity Golf @ Bishop Grimes | The Links at Erie Village
3:15 p.m. | Boys Varsity Golf @ Fabius-Pompey | Pompey Club
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Softball vs. Onondaga
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Skaneateles
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Baseball vs. Mexico

Wednesday | Day 3
8:00 a.m. | Coffee Social for Parents | Farmhouse
3:30 p.m. | Varsity Golf @ Cazenovia + Westhill | Cazenovia Country Club
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Track @ Onondaga + Tully | Onondaga Central
4:30 p.m. | Modified Track @ Cazenovia
4:30 p.m. | Modified Baseball @ Onondaga Central

Thursday | Day 4
4:30 p.m. | Modified Softball vs. Cazenovia
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis @ Marcellus
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Baseball @ Westhill

Friday | Day 5 | Red & White Day
3:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Golf vs. Bishop Grimes | Drumlins
3:30 p.m. | Varsity Track @ TBD
4:30 p.m. | Modified Baseball @ LaFayette
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Phoenix
4:30 p.m. | JV Baseball vs. Solvay
4:30 p.m. | Varsity Softball vs. Bishop Ludden

Noon | Boys Varsity Golf @ TBD | Pompey Club
MPH Model UN Brings Blood Drive
Back to Campus

The Red Cross will be at MPH on Thursday, May 11 courtesy of the MPHMUN team. Use the QR code to register and use the code "MPHMUN" to make your appointment.
MPH Giving Day!
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Help us reach 175 donors in one day!

If you are interested in becoming a class advocate or matching donor/challenger for Giving Day 2023, there’s still time! You can also make your gift early here.
Heidi Marquart at
or 315.446.2452, Ext. 136 
Registration closes at midnight on Friday, May 5!
MPH Spring Gala | May 19, 2023
This year’s Red & White themed Spring Gala celebrates Manlius Pebble Hill School and our community. Plans are underway for a fabulous celebration on Friday, May 19, at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. Proceeds from this event will directly support strategic investments to our academic programs, facilities improvements, expanding scholarship assistance, and enhancement of resources to support our faculty and staff.  Here's a glimpse of last year's gala.
If you’d like to get involved in the celebration, here are a few ways you can support the event:
  • Donate a live/silent auction item. Gift cards, getaways, experiences, concert tickets, and more are always appreciated! MPH families are invited to contribute to the school level Gala Baskets – Click here for a list of themes. Basket items are due by May 5,

  • If you should have any Gala questions please reach out to Class Gala Ambassadors.  

If you’d like to become a sponsor, donate an item or experience, or get involved in planning the event, please contact Karen Belgrader.

Presenting Sponsor
M & T Bank

Gold Sponsors
Cerio Law Offices, PLLC
Syracuse ENT Surgeons, PLLC
The Wildhack Family

Silver Sponsors
Dermatology Associates of CNY
Had Fuller ‘66A
KSP Painting of Syracuse
Lynn D’Elia Temes & Stanczyk
Mafrici Law Office, PC
The Murthy-Joshi Family
The Rubin Family
Mark and Diane Wladis & Family
Steven and Lexi Wladis

Bronze Sponsors
Brown & Brown of New York, Inc
FS Engineering, DPC
Ragan Real Estate Team
TAG Solutions
The Thomas-Antilus Family
The Ryan and Leann West Family

Pewter Sponsors
CBD Companies
Eastern Managed Print Network
Fallon Oral Surgery
Flower City Glass
L & J.G. Stickley, Inc
McClurg Remodeling
Northland Communications
All are welcome! RSVPs suggested, but not required. RSVP here.
MPH Screening Science of Reading Doc at Le Moyne
Manlius Pebble Hill School is excited to announce a free viewing of The Right to Read on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Le Moyne College. This is a film by Jenny Mackenzie and executive produced by LeVar Burton (of Reading Rainbow fame). 
The Right to Read shares the stories of a courageous Oakland NAACP activist, Kareem Weaver, a teacher, Sabrina Causey, and two American families who are all advocating for science-based reading instruction nationwide. 
At MPH, we are passionate about literacy instruction that aligns with the Science of Reading and all of our K-5 students are instructed according to this method. We’re thrilled to be hosting this event for the CNY community to bring attention to the critical importance of science-based reading instruction.
There are two options for film viewing:
In Person Screening on 5/24
In-person at the Le Moyne College Campus Center, James Commons (first floor). Doors open at 6 p.m. Film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed at by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Maria Murray, Dr. Sheila Clonan, NY Assemblymember Robert Carroll, and Attorney Patrick Radel. Please register in advance for a seat! Eventbrite Link Here
Virtual Screening on 5/24
The virtual screening option will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please register in advance for virtual optionEventbrite Link Here
We hope you will share in this exciting opportunity with us!
Summer Programs Registration is Open!

The MPH 2023 summer brochure is now available for viewing and registration is open!

We are excited to offer a variety of programs this summer for entering grades PreK-12.

Questions? Please call the Summer Program office at 315.446.2452.
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
Sixth Grade Works to Improve Upper Field

Grade 6 continues to work on their Service Project: improving the Upper Field. Much of the class plans on playing modified sports next year and identified this need on campus. They've gotten started by spreading topsoil and seeding the worn-out areas around the soccer goal.
Middle Schoolers Headed to All-County This Weekend

Congratulation to our Middle School students who will be participating in the Elementary Onondaga All-County Music Festival this weekend at Henninger High School. The choral concert will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the instrumental concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Bravo to Leo Abdo, 6th, chorus; Sarah Capozollo, 6th, orchestra, Soni DeVincents, 5th, orchestra; Gibson Foster, 6th, cello; and Jayden Lin, 6th, cello.
Recognizing Nurse Christine on School Nurse Day

May 10 is National School Nurses Day, and we are lucky to have the best ("one of the best" just seems like an untruth) school nurse who has ever nursed. Nurse Christine Civello not only guided us through COVID and the myriad testing requirements and logistics, but also tends to our students' (and staff, on occasion) needs large and small, seemingly trivial and serious. She is a constant presence on campus, a LEGO enthusiast who is willing to share her passion with the students, and an integral part of life at MPH. Be sure to show your gratitude this coming Wednesday, or just stay healthy for the day. That's a gift in itself.
Reminder: Sophomore to Perform Sunday as Soloist
with Symphoria Youth Orchestra
Alexa Rose Battaglia, winner of the 2023 Symphoria Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G Major as a soloist with the Symphoria Young Artists Orchestra on Sunday, May 7, at 3:30 pm.

Ticket information can be found here.
West Meets East in Elective Class 
Ms. Kuo's West Meets East class has dedicated May to celebrating Asian culture in our community. They are exploring various aspects of Asian popular culture. Cup noodles are definitely a popular and iconic Asian food. Students have learned about cup noodles’ marketing strategies and its cultural significance behind the success. In the following weeks, the class will be delving into other aspects of Asian popular culture, such as anime and music. The diverse and rich range of cultural expressions in Asian pop culture can provide valuable insights into the region’s history, values, and social trends.
Scenes from the Sunny Side of Spring
Extended Day students were able to enjoy some gorgeous weather outside last week before the rain set in this week. Hopefully some more outdoor time is on its way.
MPH Goes to the Opera
Mr. Eighmey joined a group of MPH students last week at Syracuse Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro. The opera offered free student tickets for showings.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
(but they will be by summer)
The Lost and Found has grown substantially in the past few months, so send your student down to find those missing sneakers, coats, shirts, hats, bags, gloves, snowboards (!), water bottles, coffee mugs, and, apparently, poker games.
MPH PA Collecting Outgrown MPH Gear

The MPH Parents’ Association is collecting MPH T-shirts and gear kids have outgrown or no longer use. Some will be used to make a T-shirt quilt for the Spring Gala’s silent auction, the rest will be available on Red and White Day (May 12) at no cost. 

Please look through closets and drawers and help us out! We will be collecting through Red and White day. There is a drop off bin near the campus shop. 

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