Strong Start
A rainy Wednesday didn't ruin the enthusiasm on campus for the first day of school, which saw the return of the handshake ceremony. Students started the year off with a welcome assembly followed by the handshake, and parents were treated to coffee and snacks in the conference room of the newly renovated Knox Farmhouse.

4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Tennis v. Westhill
6:00 p.m. | Boys Varsity Soccer @ Tully

4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Soccer v. Bishop Grimes

4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Soccer v. Jordan-Elbridge
4:30 p.m. Boys 7th/8th Cross Country LaFayette @ Faith Heritage
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Cross Country LaFayette @ Faith Heritage
4:30 p.m. | Girls 7th/8th Cross Country LaFayette @ Faith Heritage
4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Cross Country LaFayette @ Faith Heritage
4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Tennis v. Cazenovia

School Picture Day
4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Soccer v. Onondaga Central (OCS/Lafayette)

4:00 p.m. | Girls Varsity Tennis v. Chittenango
4:00 p.m. | Girls Modified 7/8/9 Soccer v. Lyncourt
4:30 p.m. | Boys Modified 7/8/9 Soccer @ Phoenix
6:00 p.m. | Boys Varsity Soccer @ Bishop Ludden

College Reps on Campus This Week

Hobart William Smith Colleges | 1:30 p.m.

Savannah College of Art & Design | 9:30 a.m.
Boston College | 11:20 a.m.
Simmons University | 1:30 p.m.

Babson College | 9:30 a.m.
SUNY College at Oswego | 11:30 a.m.
Colgate University | 1:30 p.m.

Dickinson College | 9:30 a.m.
Lafayette College | 11:30 a.m.

Dartmouth College | 9:30 a.m.
Video of the Week
Follow along with MS students as they wind their way through the MPH handshake line from the gym into the Phoenix and beyond.
Additional Notes for September

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Guidelines for 2022-2023
We have updated our Health and Safety Guidelines for the coming year. You can find them on the website or download the printable version

Health Forms Reminder
As a reminder, emails were sent to Returning Families and New Families with instructions to complete medical forms prior to the start of the school year. Please take a minute this week to be certain that all forms have been completed.  

On-Campus Flu Clinics
The school flu vaccine clinics, run in collaboration with Kinney Drugs, will take place October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and October 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Community Programs

Extended Day, After Hours, and Vacation Coverage
MPH hosts three programs that offer additional coverage for children beyond the school day. 

  • Extended Day is for students in Grades PreK to 5. Information about the program can be found on the Extended Day webpage

  • After Hours is offered to students in Grades 6-8. Information can be found on the After Hours webpage

  • Vacation Coverage is offered on specific days throughout the year (list of days here). More information can be found on the Extended Day and After Hours webpages. 

Driver Education and SAT Prep Online
Fall Driver Education and SAT Preparation Course | Register here.

Fall After School Clubs
Chess Club for Grades 1-8
Miori Martial Arts for Grades K-5
Soccer Shots for Grades PreK-2

Register here for after-school clubs.

Student Life

Lower School Events Calendar
Check out the LS Events Calendar to keep on top of scheduling for the year.

We process a remarkable quantity of lost items at the end of the year, and a simple name written in Sharpie will go a long way to seeing that those items are returned to their rightful owners well before June.

MPH Clubs with New Meeting Times
Clubs are back for the fall! This year, Middle and Upper School clubs will meet during our Community Time, 9:25 to 10:10 a.m. on days 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8. We’ll hold an assembly on September 12 during Community Time to introduce new clubs and to explain ways in which students will play a larger role in planning and organizing within each club this year. A list of clubs for the first quarter will be available, along with a sign up form, after the assembly.

Students interested in proposing a new club should contact Pat Bentley Hoke, Director of Student Life

Student Volunteer Opportunities
There are also a number of exciting new and continuing volunteer possibilities on campus that our older students can apply for in place of or in addition to clubs. Check them out here.
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.

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 Family Fun Night with the Syracuse Mets is September 17 at NBT Stadium at 6:35 p.m. featuring the Mets vs. the Rochester Red Wings. There is a limit of 8 seats per family. Tickets are free, but you must register and pay $7.08 for parking if you plan to park. Each ticket comes with a $10 food voucher.
The Scene Around MPH
MPH Senior Selected for Prestigious Cornell Summer Piano Academy
MPH senior Paul Di Folco auditioned and was selected to participate in the prestigious Summer Piano Forte Academy at Cornell University this year. Paul was the only student selected who was not already enrolled in a conservatory, and he was one of only two students in the program who were in high school. Attendees spent seven days on the Cornell campus with artists from around the world while they immersed themselves in one of the world most significant collections of performance-ready historical pianos, according to Cornell. Attendees were also able to work with internationally renowned artist-teachers, practicing daily and performing on the historical pianos.
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. 
Suzuki Info Sessions Coming Up
Parents K-2 can attended either session

Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. in the Lower Amos Suzuki Room
Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. in the Farmhouse Conference Room
A Few More Scenes from Around Campus
Grade 2 students in Hannah Salomon's class got acquainted with some of the interesting educational, interactive toys in the classroom during their first week.
Students in Karin Trouyet's Grade 6 Advisory got to know each other this week and had a little fun while setting personal goals for the year.

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