Model U.N. Conference Returns with Nearly 200 Delegates
The MPH Model U.N. team welcomed close to 200 delegates from 11 schools back to campus last week for the School's 23rd annual conference. The guest speaker was Associate Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University Mona Bhan and her student Bramsh Khan. The team's Secretary Generals, JJ Braverman and Neha Chhablani, along with Under Secretary Generals Paul DiFolco and Alex Fung, hosted a great conference and most of the team hosted as chairs to the specific U.N. committees. MPH's youngest team members performed very well with Owen Reckess, Sophia Lovett, India Clarry, and Sabine Concepcion earning recognitions.
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
4:00 p.m. 7/8 Basketball @ Southside Academy Charter School
4:00 p.m. 7/8 Volleyball @ Lyncourt

Tuesday | Day 4
4:30 p.m. 7/8 Basketball @ LaFayette

Wednesday | Day 5
4:00 7/8 Volleyball @ Faith Heritage

Thursday | Day 6
7:00 p.m. MS Performing Arts Showcase in the gymnasium

Friday | Day 7
4:30 p.m. 7/8 Basketball vs. Cato-Meridian
2:00 p.m. US Play Orlando in the Coville Theater

2:00 and 7:00 p.m. US Play Orlando in the Coville Theater
Big Week Planned for Performing Arts
MS Performing Arts Showcase Thursday
US Play Orlando Friday and Saturday
Bravo to our Performing Arts students and faculty on their outstanding dedication and preparation for MPH’s upcoming performances! The Middle School Performing Arts Showcase on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium will feature the Middle School Band, Chorus, Dance Ensemble, Drama Club, and Orchestra. The Upper School play, Orlando, will have performances on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 19, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the Coville Theater. We hope you can join us! All performances are open to all friends and family, and there are no tickets.
Photos of the Week
Lower School students did a lot of work to honor veterans this week, and that work was rewarded by a visit from Clear Path for Veterans puppy-in-training Chubba, a golden retriever who recently joined the program. Clear Path provides community support, programming, and direct services for veterans. In addition to the visit from Chubba, LS students put together Thanksgiving baskets for veterans, K-Grade 2 drew pictures and made thank you cards, and Grades 3-5 conducted a successful canned food drive.
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first week of Two of Tuesday. We’re off to a great start, raising close to $27,000. With gratitude, we extend thanks to our generous donors who offered up first-week challenges: current MPH parents Cami Riley and Phil Rubenstein, who kicked us off with a $10,000 match, and an anonymous alumna who made a second match of $5,000.

There are still opportunities to join in the Two for Tuesday fun. Come back each Tuesday in November to make your gift count more! To make a gift, or see who has donated, visit our site: Two for Tuesday 2022 · GiveCampus.
MPH Apparel: Shipping Underway
Store is still open, but initial orders are shipping now
NOTE: If you have already placed an order in the MPH store, those orders are being packaged for delivery now. The only option was shipping to an address customers provided. 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.
Kindergarten Star Student and Scientist of the Week
Family Members from Four Continents Join Zoom!

Each Kindergarteners has a week throughout the year where they tell their classmates and teachers more about themselves. The students work to create a poster to tell their story, their favorite hobbies, family members, places they have traveled, and things they love. As a class, each student makes a special page in a book for their Star Student classmates that describes what makes them a Star Student. During their week as Star Student, they are also the Star Scientist, when they pick a science experiment and work through the Scientific Method. On Friday, they present their experiment to the class. 

As we moved through the pandemic, Kindergarten has kept a few things that helped to connect our classroom and our families, one being having families join us on Zoom for their child’s Star Student presentation and Star Scientist experiment. 

This past week, Kindergarten had their first Star Student, Mourad. Mourad’s family joined Zoom from four different continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America! He had family from Syracuse, Macau (China), London (UK), and Alexandria (Egypt). What an experience for Kindergarten as they explored the map of the world looking at where all of Mourad’s family lived along with the time differences for each of them while Zooming. 
Back to Nursery School, en Français
French II students experienced a day in l' école maternelle (nursery school) this week. Students brought from home their security blankets, stuffed animals, and favorite childhood picture books and followed a typical French nursery school day routine. They sang classic French childhood songs, talked about their stuffies, and translated their favorite childhood books. This was a great way to build community, and review some basic vocabulary like shapes, numbers, colors, and animals. They had lots of fun exchanging stories about what life was like back in l' école maternelle. 
Learning about Personal Space in Grade 2
Maria Ricciardiello, LS SEL and Student Support, read and discussed a picture book with second grade this week as they learned about personal space.
MS/US Parent/Teacher Conferences Nov. 21-22
Middle School and Upper School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 21 (Zoom only), and Tuesday, November 22 (in-person only). Conferences provide an eight-minute time slot for parents to meet with each of their child’s teachers and their advisor. Please check your email for additional details including instructions on how to sign up for a conference via Blackbaud. Meeting slots are available during the following times:
Monday, November 21
8:00 a.m. - noon
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22
8:00 a.m. - noon
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Please reach out to Juhee LaHaye at with any questions. 
MPH Spring 2023 Gala Planning Begins Next Week
If you are interested in helping with this year’s MPH Spring Gala, please contact Karen Belgrader at or 315.446.2452, Ext. 142.
Parents who wish for students to participate must fill out consent
On Wednesday, November 16, the Manlius Lions Club will be coming to campus to complete vision screenings for students. This is primarily aimed at Lower School students but is available to Middle and Upper school students as well. This is a non-invasive, painless, and quick opportunity that requires no medication or preparation. Their equipment offers technology that can diagnose many vision problems an eye chart would miss, particularly in our youngest students. For more information go to
The vision screening does require parental permission. We ask you to complete and return the consent form if you are interested in having your child screened. Please return it in your student’s folder or to the Health Office no later than Monday, November 14. Questions may be sent to our school nurse Christine Civello.

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