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Mercy High School Burlingame: Newsletter

May 6, 2015

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Senior Parents:

Senior Pinning Ceremony!
Class of 2015 Welcomed into the
Mercy High School Alumnae Association

Friday, May 8th
1:30pm - Kohl Mansion

Click here for invite


*Service Learning Hours Due May 12!


*Summer School Update

Please take a moment to review the summer school and  summer camps offerings. All courses and camps can be found at: If you are interested in signing your daughter up for an academic summer school course or camp please do so by Thursday, May 14th. Any courses with low enrollment as of Friday, May 15th will be dropped.


*Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
Date Change!

Please note, the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony has been changed to Thursday, May 28th at 6:30PM.


Class of 2015
Mother Daughter Senior
Mass & Brunch

Sunday, May 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to
or 650-762-1199.

Click here to view invite.

Sophomore and Junior Parents:
We need your help!
Please sign up to help us with the Senior Class Mother-Daughter Mass & Brunch on Sunday, May 17th.  This traditional event is a lovely tribute to our graduates and their moms.

Sign up to Volunteer

Sign up to donate


Mercy Artsfest

20th Annual Art Festival
A Showcase of the Visual Arts
May 12, 2015
Kohl Mansion

click here for flyer


Spring Dance Concert

Alice in Wonderland 
Wednesday, May 20th 
Skyline College Auditorium


Save the Dates!

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming awards nights:

  • May 19th, 6:30PM-  Senior Awards
  • May 28th, 6:30PM - Undergraduate Awards

Parents of students who will be receiving awards will be notified via email on May 5th. Please note that awards ceremonies will be held in the Great Hall and students and parents are expected to wear formal attire.

Spring Sports Awards- May 27th at 6:00PM in the Great Hall

Sports Physical Night - On Wednesday, June 17th, from  6-8PM Mercy High School's Boosters Club will be sponsoring the Sports Physical Night. For $20 students can come to Mercy and get their physical on campus by our team doctor, Dr. Purchase, and his staff. All are welcomed and encouraged to come. Please remember all students must have an updated physical each year in order to be eligible for athletics. Click here for flyer

Please Note: 
Boosters Club Meeting Wednesday, May 22nd CANCELLED
Please note the Boosters Club meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd has been cancelled.


*Senior Parents-
College Data Needed!

Please remind your daughters to update their  "College I'm Attending" section on Naviance, and to fill out the Results
section for all their applications. 

If they can't remember their Naviance username and/or password, they can email me and I will update it for them.

This is a very important requirement and it's part of the graduation checklist. 

Thanks for your help!

Lisa Giarratano

Senior Parents

Around this time of the year students begin to plan various grad trip vacations. Please know that Mercy High School does not sponsor or organize any of these trips.


*Next Week's AP Testing Schedule
If you have any questions please contact Camilla Behnke at

May 11th    
8:00 AM
AP Bio        Room: Dr. Bradley 104R
12:00 PM 
Physics C:Mechanics    Room: Conklin Office
Extended Time (11am Start)    Room: Behnke Office
May 12th    
8:00 AM    
AP Gov    Room: Sequoia
Extended Time    Room: Behnke Office
12:00 PM    
French Lang    Room: MML
May 13th    
8:00 AM    
AP English Lang    Room: Sequoia
Extended Time    Room: Southwick
12:00 PM    
AP Stats    Room: Library
Extended Time (11am start)    Room: Behnke Office


Pope Francis has declared 2016
Travel to Dublin/London
during Spring Break 2016

One of the events that will commemorate this amazing year at Mercy Burlingame is that we will be offering a trip to Dublin and London during Spring Break of 2016. During this trip we will be visiting all things Mercy; especially Baggot Street where Catherine McAuley began her work. Please take some time to look at the link that will give you some specifics for this trip. You can pay for this trip through monthly payments. The sooner you register the easier the payments will be as they will be smaller. If you register by 9 pm PST on May 15th with a $95 registration fee you will be eligible for a $400.00 scholarship given by EFT tours.

If you are looking for a spring break trip steeped in Mercy with historical and artistic flair this is the trip for you!

Please follow this link to see more on pricing and itinerary.

If you have any questions contact Angie Simonetti @

Travel to Italy and Greece
Summer 2016

Click here for more information on the trip.  To be entered in the
$400.00 scholarship raffle competition register by May 16th.
For more info contact Gary Ferguson at

The Dublin/London and Italy/Greece tours will remain open for enrollment until September of 2015. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask Mr. Ferguson or Ms. Simonetti. We will also be having an information meeting in August of 2015 for all EFtours.


*Travel to Yellowstone
Spring Break 2016

We have a very exciting travel opportunity for you scheduled for Spring Break 2016. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime.  Are you interested in wildlife?  Environmental issues?  Are you interested in learning about wolves?  How about bringing them back from the brink of extinction?  Bears?  Yellowstone?  Geysers?  Learning about ecology?  Would you like to experience SNOWSHOEING?  I mean really, how many of us have been on snowshoes?  Well, click here for flyer regarding our WINTER WILDLIFE ECOLOGY trip to Yellowstone scheduled for March 26, 2016 through April 3, 2016.  This 9 day adventure will excite and educate you.  

  • Experience Yellowstone's geothermal wonders cloaked in snow
  • Track Yellowstone's wildlife on snowshoes
  • Soak in a geothermal heated river surrounded by a snowy landscape

Are you interested?  All you need to do is let me know and we will schedule an informational meeting in the near future to secure your spot. Email me at if this is something you would love to do.  


Summer School Class Information Form 
for the Counseling Department

If your daughter is planning to take a summer school class this summer, please have her complete this form and bring it to her counselor. Thank you!

Please read the policies and then return the completed form to your counselor. Students are encouraged to take classes for enrichment and review, as well as for remediation and advancement. This form will help your counselor update your Academic Plan.

Click here for policies/form to fill out and return to your counselor to update your academic plan.


Summer Enrichment Opportunities
From the Counseling Department


*Mercy Library Hours

Regular Schedule
Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm
Friday 7am-4pm

Library Schedule During AP Testing
Thursday, May 7 (A day)
: Library open 7am-5pm (regular hours)
Friday, May 8 (B day)
: Library open 7am-7:55am; closed for AP testing the remainder of the day
Monday, May 11 (A day)
: Library open 7am-5pm (regular hours)
Tuesday, May 12 (B day)
: Library open 7am-5pm (regular hours)
Wednesday, May 13 (A day)
: Library open 7am-12pm; closed for AP testing the remainder of the day

Please plan accordingly.


FREE BOOKS!  The Mercy Library is reviewing our collection and will remove books we no longer need.  Removed books are FREE to the Mercy community (students, parents, faculty, and staff)!  If you're interested in browsing our "Yellow Tag" selection, please email the librarian ( to schedule a visit.  If you don't have space for some of these free books, have no fear!  Books that cannot find a home within the Mercy community will be donated to local schools and public libraries in need.

Donate back Used Uniforms

Do you have any Mercy uniforms around your house that your daughter doesn’t need anymore? Please drop them by the Main Office and we’ll offer them to other Mercy students at our upcoming Used Uniform Sales! We’ll take skirts, polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, vests, shorts, etc! We’ll hold a used uniform sale toward the end of the school year or in early summer if you’re looking for items for next year


Cafeteria Menu

Lunch Order Form  - 
to save time, students may fill out this form and drop off at the Cafeterina in the morning.

*Cafeteria Specials for May 7th-May 15th


Thursday:  Clam Chowder or  Vegetarian Chili Bread Bowl

Our own Home Made Recipe for both Soups, Creamy New England Clam Chowder Or our Magical Spice Blend with beans and vegetable served San Francisco style in a Freshly baked Sour Dough Bread Bowl......A must try :=)

Friday:  Foccacia Burgers Our Secret Recipe All Beef Burger Grilled to perfection served on our soft and fluffy home made Rosemary and Chives Foccacia bread.


Monday: Pasta Primavera Creamy Alfredo sauce with a vegetable medley  and Chicken breast chunks, served with a green Salad and Italian Vinaigrette.

Tuesday: Beef Broccoli over steamed Rice Tender bites of thinly sliced beef marinated in our special blend of Asian spices stir fried wit Broccoli florets  and served over steamed rice.

Wednesday: Chicken Fried Rice and Veggie Egg Rolls

Flavorful and chicken Fried rice with our special Chinese seasoning blend, with ,peas, green onions and shredded cabbage and carrots, served with a vegetarian egg roll stuffed with Cabbage, shredded carrots and mushrooms, along with our own dipping sauce....

Thursday:  Open Face Tacos, Chicken or Shredded Beef
Two Corn Tortilla topped with Mexican Style Seasoned Shredded Chicken OR Shredded beef dressed with shredded lettuce, Salsa, Mexican cheese , served with our famous Spanish Style Rice. 

Friday:  BBQ Chicken with Mash Potatoes and Corn Our own dry rub blend of BBQ seasoning on 2 Drumsticks, served with our creamy mash potatoes and side of corn

Please visit the café for our daily changing selection of Salads

Don't forget to preorder (click here for form) fill, submit and pay in the morning, you will not wait in line at Lunch :=)



Thank you to the following volunteers who helped with the Alexander String Quartet concert Sunday night, May 3, as well as with our Make Music Count fundraising efforts: Maya Coleman, Alex Floresca, Cher Fuentes, Brandon Gregg, Natalie Griffin, Marilyn Mercur, Mike Popa, Anna Reyes, Samantha Reyes, Alexandra Smith, Dania Sohail, Zaineb Sohail, Linda Torre, Isabella Torre, and Paula Wong. Without these volunteers and all the volunteers who helped us all season long, we could not do these concerts; we are very grateful for all their time and efforts.

Our season has ended and we will be returning next season on October 18. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our volunteer list! We'd love to have you join us!

Yvonne Wun, Program administrator



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