Getting Out
Someone yelled, "Go!" and the kids took it from there Friday morning, scattering at various speeds and degrees of physical enthusiasm to the playground, a smattering of roving soccer games, wallball, frisbee, hula hoop, and the always-popular-with-teens "tightly spaced group of people talking quietly." It was the first "Go Out!" block, an opportunity on every Day 1 for all students to run around freely doing whatever it is that comes to mind. Ages and grades mixed. Frisbees flew off track, soccer balls entered competing soccer games and brought with them confusion, tennis found a home near basketball, and the tennis nets stood in for a volleyball game. It was chaos, no question, but a healthy, crisp, joyous kind. It beat sitting inside anyway.
Wanted: Returning Families to Join Our Team of Parent Ambassadors
Admissions seeks to add to its much-appreciated team

These enthusiastic MPH parents support our Admissions efforts by serving as a resource for prospective and newly enrolled families with shared experiences, information, and guidance as the new and exploring families navigate their first year of enrollment at—or their initial exploration of—MPH. Opportunities to put your experience to good work could include speaking with prospective families either directly (when requested by Admissions) or via the Chat with Our Community page on our website; volunteering at campus events—including Admissions events; and volunteering at the “Welcome” table at (future) Back-to-School Picnics. Any parent is welcome to participate in the Parent Ambassador Program, and currently we are looking to add to our Lower School ambassador numbers. To volunteer as a Parent Ambassador, simply email and let us know you’re interested! Thank you!
Photos of the Week
The Philanthropy and Engagement staff welcomed the Class of 2023 to the Farmhouse on Friday for the first Senior Snack of the year, with donuts from Glazed & Confused.
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer v. Jordan-Elbridge
4:30 p.m. Boys Modified 7/8/9 Soccer v. Mater Dei Academy
4:30 p.m. Girls Modified 7/8/9 Soccer @ Bishop Ludden
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Tennis v. Homer

4:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer @ Bishop Grimes

4:30 p.m. Boys 7th/8th Cross Country DeRuyter @ Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. Boys Modified 7/8/9 Soccer v. Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Cross Country DeRuyter @ Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. Girls 7th/8th Cross Country DeRuyter @ Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. Girls Modified 7/8/9 Soccer @ Onondaga Central
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Cross Country DeRuyter @ Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Tennis v. Phoenix
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Tennis v. Phoenix
6:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer @ Fabius-Pompey

4:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer @ Mater Dei Academy
4:30 p.m. Girls Modified 7/8/9 Soccer v. LaFayette

4:00 p.m. Girls Varsity Tennis @ Bishop Grimes
4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer v. Pulaski
4:30 p.m. Boys Modified 7/8/9 Soccer v. Jordan-Elbridge

11:00 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer @ Fabius-Pompey

College Reps on Campus This Week

Below is the list of colleges visiting MPH next week. Meetings will be in the second floor conference room. Attending college meetings is a good opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the college representative and get your questions answered. If any of these schools interest you and are a good match with your interests and academics, please plan on attending. Don't forget to register at the home page of your Naviance.
Juniors are welcome to visit with a few of the college admissions representatives visiting MPH this fall. In order to attend, in advance of the meeting you must register by sending an email to Mrs. Bernazzani and Mr. Cardamone

9:30 a.m. Bucknell University
11:30 a.m. University at Albany

9: 30 a.m. St Bonaventure University
11:30 a.m. Niagara University
1:30 p.m. SUNY College of Technology at Canton

9: 30 a.m. Hofstra University
11:30 a.m. University of Rochester
1:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College
Boys Soccer (3-1)
Monday | 2-5 (L) @ Tully
Wednesday | 7-1 (W) vs. Jordan-Elbridge

Girls Soccer (0-2-2)
Tuesday | 2-6 (L) vs. Bishop Grimes
Thursday | 1-1 (T) vs. Onondaga

Girls Tennis (0-4)
Wednesday | 3-4 (L) @ Cazenovia

Boys Cross Country (1-2-1)
Wednesday @ LaFayette | LaFayette (1), MPH, Faith Heritage (T, 2)

Girls Cross Country (0-2-1)
Wednesday vs LaFayette, Faith Hertiage | LaFayette (1), MPH, Faith Heritage (T, 2)
Join Us for Alumni
and Homecoming Weekend 2022!
Alumni & Homecoming Weekend 2022!
Friday, Sept. 30 - Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Join fellow MPH families and alumni for a festive, fall weekend at Manlius Pebble Hill School.
Weekend events include:

Visit our Homecoming Weekend site for more details. Please register by Friday, September 23.

For questions or to volunteer, email Karen Belgrader at
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).
MPH's New Soccer Coach Featured on

Stepping into the position held by MPH legend Don Ridall wasn't going to be easy for anyone, but if you're doing to do it, you do it the way Tim Goldman '11 has done it. Play for Don Ridall? Check. Play in college for Ithaca College and New York University? Check. Play professionally for the Utica Football Club indoor team? Check. Coach with the Syracuse Development Academy and Cazenovia College? Check. And, most importantly, come to MPH with the energy and understanding of the School's soccer legacy required to pick up right where Don left off.

With the team off to a quick 3-1 start, writer Kenny Lacy Jr. at profiled Goldman this week. Read the story here.
MPH Trojans Fall Apparel
Store Open Until Sept. 22

Apparel for MPH Fall 2022 sports is on sale now until Sept. 22 through the Scholastic Sports Sales online Trojans store. There's a variety of cuts, prices, and sizes available with four designs, including Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, and a generic MPH Trojans graphic. 
Still Time to Sign Up for Clubs
There's still time to sign up for clubs at MPH, and there's a wonderful wide array of offerings.

Reminder: COVID Testing Consent Form
Dear Families and Employees,

MPH is again partnering with Onondaga County to offer routine screening and surveillance testing for COVID-19. 

  1. In order to participate in testing, students must have a new completed 2022-2023 Testing Consent Form. This form should be returned to the nurse or emailed to
  2. In order to participate, new families and employees must register with Quadrant lab (directions are below). 

Returning families and employees should have received a confirmation email from Onondaga County yesterday. Register with Quadrant if you did not receive the confirmation email.

Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your partnership in safeguarding the health and well-being of the entire MPH community. We are all in this together until we are all out of this together.

The Health and Safety Team
Suzuki Info Session Coming Up
Parents K-2 are invited

Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. in the Farmhouse Conference Room
Grade 7 learns a traditional Central American children’s rhyme in Spanish class
Exploring the Fragile Foundation of Sleep
Students built a house of cards to reflect upon sleep being a foundational force, but also a fragile one, on the first day of Sue Foster's Neurobiology of Sleep class.

Manlius Pebble Hill School |