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Mercy High School Burlingame: Newsletter

May 27, 2015

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This is our final Mercy Parent eNews of the 2014-2015 school year! Look for Mercy's first Parent eNews of the 2015-2016 school year which will be sent on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable summer!!!

Congratulations Class of 2015!


Spring Sports Awards
- Wed., May 27th

6:00PM in the Great Hall


Undergraduate Awards
Thurs., May 28th
6:30PM in the Great Hall

PowerSchool access will be turned off starting on Wednesday, 
May 27th
 at 11am as teachers complete the final grading process. PowerSchool access will be turned on Wednesday, June 3rd. 

If you have any questions regarding PowerSchool access, please contact Stephanie Montoya via email or at 650 762 1111.

*Refunds for cashless card balances:

If you are a parent of a graduating senior and need a refund of the balance on your daughter’s cashless card account, please contact David Burns, our senior accountant, and he can arrange a refund for you. He can be reached at or 650-762-1132.

Graduation Events Information


Ushers Needed for Graduation on

Sunday, May 31st

We need just a few more ushers for graduation, please let me know if you can help! Parents are needed from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Sunday May 31st at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. This is a great way for underclass parents to get a sneak peak at what graduation will be like for your daughter. Contact Jennifer Munsey at 650-762-1199 or for details.


*Photo of Daughter Receiving Her Diploma...In two weeks you can log onto to order your daughter's graduation picture of her receiving her diploma. The password to access the picture will be emailed to you once we receive it.  Please note that the password will not be created until after the graduation practice Friday. If you have any problems please contact Assistant Principal of Student Life, Natalie Cirigliano at

*If you would like to have a DVD of Mercy High School's Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony, they will be available to order for $65.00. Families need to pre-order their DVD's by bringing a check made out to Mercy High School to Janet Morello by May 29, 2015. You will receive the graduation DVD approximately four weeks after the Graduation Ceremony.

Graduation Tickets: If you have not yet picked up your graduation tickets please do so soon! Each family's ten tickets must be picked up in Janet Morello’s office in Russell Hall between the hours of 7AM and 2:30PM. Parents must pick the tickets up and sign for them- students may not pick up the tickets. If you have any questions please email Janet directly at


Athletics Physical Night

Wed., June 17th

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.
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*2015 Summer
Athletic Camps

Tennis - Water Polo - Soccer -  Softball -  Basketball

All Mercy 9-12th Graders are invited to Mercy Summer Athletic Camps. Please click below for more info and the coach's email to sign up.  Each camp is run by Mercy’s Varsity Coaches and will focus on basic fundamentals while building sportsmanship and confidence in a competitive atmosphere. Please register early as camps will fill up quickly. Do not miss out on the chance to meet other Crusader athletes while learning from the talented Mercy coaching staff!  Click here for more information.


*Summer Reading
Please check the front page of the Mercy website after June 6th for 2015 Summer Reading Assignments.


*Important August Dates for your Daughter!

As summer plans are quickly being finalized we want to remind you of some important beginning of the school year dates!

  • August 1- All Health Forms are Due 
  • August 3- Main Office Re-opens
  • August 5- 9AM-3PM- Mandatory Student Leadership Workshop for Student Council, GAA, and Campus Ministry Students
  • August 6 and 7- 9:30AM- 4PM- Mandatory Big Sis Training 
  • August 12- 6:30PM- Welcome Mass and Reception for New Students and Parents
  • August 13- 8:30AM- 12:30AM- Freshman Orientation (wear comfy clothes!)
  • August 14- Orientation and Picture Day (Check into Advisory in Dress Uniform)
    • 8:30AM- 11:30AM- Freshman and Junior Orientation
    • 12:30PM- 2:30PM- Sophomore and Senior Orientation 
    • 12PM- 2PM- Freshman Technology Training 
  • August 17- Fall Sports Tryouts Begin for 10-12 Grades
  • August 17- 7:55AM- Classes Begin
  • August 18- 6:30PM- 8:30PM- Freshman Parent Orientation 
  • August 21- 3-5PM- Freshman Splash at Serra High School 
  • August 24- Fall Sports Tryouts Begin for Freshmen 
  • August 25- 3:30PM- Fall Play Auditions
  • August 26- Fall Play Callbacks 


*Junior Parents:

What should your student be up to this summer to best prepare for college?
Click here for a detailed list! 



We were just notified that Margaret Conn, class of 2015, has been awarded the second place cash award of $300.00 in the annual essay contest presented by the Foreign Language Association of Northern California. Her essay responded to the prompt "What impact does knowing a second language and culture have in your future?” To enter the contest a student must be or have been enrolled in a World Language course for a minimum of three years and be sponsored by a World Language teacher who is a member of FLANC. Her entry was sponsored by Spanish teacher, Mary Louise Castillo.


*Used Uniforms

MPC will be collecting used uniforms from now through early June. Start clearing out those closets for skirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, polos, pants, shorts, etc. If you have a senior, plan on turning in her uniforms anytime during the next week. Please drop off at the Main Office.

A used uniform sale will be held at the end of June for all Mercy families, an email will be sent with date and times.


*Important Information on Parking 
for Next School Year

Parking permit applications were made available to all juniors. Juniors may turn these forms into the Main Office up until the last day of finals in order to receive priority. In order for applications to be accepted students must turn in the completed form signed by themselves and a parent, a check made out for $100 to Mercy High School, and a copy of her drivers license.

Please note that students may only apply for permits if they have a current driver's license. Any applications turned in without a copy of a drivers license will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made to this rule. 

Upon returning to school this fall, seniors (current juniors) will again be given priority to apply for parking if spots are still available. Seniors will have priority for the first week of school until Friday, August 21. Should any spots still be available after seniors have had priority, parking permit applications will open up to juniors. Junior parking will be decided based on a lottery system with special attention paid to those who carpool a number of fellow students or who have extreme circumstances. Due to the limited parking sophomores may not apply to park in Mercy's parking lot.

Please note that students may only apply for parking after they have received their drivers license.

Should a student not receive a parking permit but finds it necessary to drive to school, she may choose to partake in Mercy High School's additional parking option. Students who choose this option may park at the Millbrae Bart Station every morning . Students are shuttled to and from Mercy High School via the shuttle service that is sponsored by the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance. Please visit for a schedule of drop off and pick up times. 

If a student is unable to receive a parking permit and does not choose to use the Bart parking option please be aware that she may not drive to school and will need to find a carpool or have a parent or guardian drop her off to school each morning. 

Based on the Conditional Use Permit Mercy High School has with the City of Burlingame, students may never park on the surrounding streets. Please be aware that any student who is caught parking on the streets will be given immediate disciplinary consequences as this rule must be followed at all times.

Should you have any additional questions regarding the parking permit application process or on parking options please contact the Assistant Principal of Student Life, Natalie Cirigliano, at


Travel to Dublin/London
during Spring Break 2016

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.  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

For more info click here for flyer regarding our WINTER WILDLIFE ECOLOGY trip to Yellowstone scheduled for March 26, 2016 through April 3, 2016.

Are you interested?  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.  



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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