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Mercy High School Burlingame: Newsletter

April 2, 2014

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*Final MPC Meeting of the Year Tonight! – April 2

Don’t miss our last MPC meeting of the school year tonight (April 2) at 7pm in the mansion. We have terrific guest speakers including: Peter Diaz and Angie Simonetti talking about our Service Learning program including summer opportunities. Catie Steinman from Reading Partners will be our special guest to add to this segment. We’ll give a wrap-up on Martinis at the Mansion and celebrate another successful year of MPC activities with friends, food and raffle prizes…don’t miss it!

The Wizard of Oz!

Fri., April 4 -7:30 pm
Sat., April 5 - 7:30 PM

Gellert Auditorium (Serra High School)

Last chance to catch the wonderful Tri-School Productions show, The Wizard of Oz!   Final two performances this weekend and you can still get tickets!   This clever production strikes such a familiar chord in all who see it, leaving everyone singing, "we're off to see the Wizard" as they leave the theater! See you there!

Go to to purchase your tickets.

Parent Lenten Evening
of Reflection

Mercy High School
April 10, 2014
6:30pm Hors Devours
7:00-8:15pm Presentation

Icons of Christianity:  A presentation intended to teach how Christians of Eastern Catholicism learn the faith, its beliefs, doctrine, and way of life. Participants come away with an appreciation of how the art of iconography deepens ones faith and prayer life.

Sister Joyce’s primary ministry is nursing education. Spiritually, Sister has studied and participated in liturgies, and the way of life of such countries as Poland, Ukraine, and Latvia. From this “second lung” of the Church she has come to know and love icons and has learned the basic skills of writing/painting them.

Please RSVP by April 7, 2014 to
Sandy Flaherty

650 762-1123

All students planning on taking a Tri-School course during the 14-15 school year at either Notre Dame or Serra must attend an orientation on April 7th at 7:30 at Serra High School. Please contact Betsy Pfeiffer at with any questions.

Notre Dame Belmont
Monday, April 14th
7:00 PM

One representatives from each California College system will be present to discuss ALL the colleges in that system

Please attend to learn about what makes you a competitive college applicant, financial aid, new and exciting majors and programs, and much more! 

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*SAT Prep for June SAT 

The Princeton Review will be offering an 18hr and 30hr course starting April 12th, 2014.

Please use the following codes to receive a $50 discount. 

18 – hour: SANMERCY50FUND

30 – hour: SANMERCY150ULT

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*ACT Prep for June ACT

The Princeton Review will be offering an 18hr and 30hr course starting May 10th, 2014.

Please use the following codes to receive a $50 discount. 

18 – hour: SANMERCY50FUND

30 – hour: SANMERCY150ULT

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*Mercy High School Amy Bayley, RSM Leadership Academy Updates

1.) A Leadership Academy group within Schoology has been created. The access code to the Schoology group is Q43JB-66TPN. If you have any trouble using this please contact Miss Cirigliano at Please join this week- going forward all notifications will be posted to this Schoology group!

2.) Please note the new dates and times for the Communication Workshop and the remaining How to Interview Workshop offerings. These changes reflect student requests. Please note that the Communication Workshop will be offered on the following days:

    - Thursday, May 15th 1:30PM- 3:00PM (During collab and half hour after school)
   - Wednesday, May 28th 1:30PM- 3:00PM
   - Thursday, May 29th 11:30AM- 1:00PM (after last final)

Additionally, the following How to Interview Workshop is still available:

     - May 29th 10:30AM- 11:30AM (after last final)

*** Please note that going forward students will have to RSVP to which workshops they plan to attend. Any workshops that have less than five students twenty-four hours before the workshop start time will be cancelled. Students can RSVP by emailing Miss Cirigliano directly or by replying to the Schoology posts within the Leadership Academy group. ***

*** Please remember that students must be in attendance for the entirety of the workshop. If they are unable to get there on time or if they need to leave before the workshop ends, students will not receive credit. ***

If you have any questions regarding the Mercy High School Amy Bayley, RSM Leadership Academy please contact Assistant Principal of Student Life, Natalie Cirigliano, at


Seeks Summer Housing

Music at Kohl Mansion will play host this summer to a student from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, who will complete a 10-week internship with our organization. He is a Music and History double major in the Class of 2016, who is interested in a possible career in music or music administration. He is seeking housing with a family or in a shared housing or house-sitting situation for the 10 weeks beginning Memorial Day, May 26 and ending Sunday, August 3. This timing can be flexible, beginning/ending one or two weeks later. Walking distance or an easy bike ride from the Kohl Mansion is essential. Our intern candidate comes highly recommended by the College and has an excellent academic record. He is being sponsored by the College of the Holy Cross Bay Area Leadership Council, which is offering a $1,000 stipend toward his lodging. Potential hosts are asked to contact Patricia Kristof Moy, executive director, Music at Kohl Mansion: or 650.762.1130.


May Saturday of Service has been moved from May 10 to Tuesday, May 13. The students will have the opportunity to host the elderly of Burlingame during collaboration time. There will be limited amount of space so encourage your daughters to sign up on the Campus Ministry door! Mr.Diaz is grateful to Mrs. Kelly Benz for collaborating with him to offer what is hoped to be the beginning of future service opportunities with the elderly during school hours!


Summer Enrichment Opportunities
From the Counseling Department


Martinis at the Mansion...

We'd love your feedback on the event!  Click here to share your feedback to help our planning for next year!



*Nominations for MPC Board Members being accepted

We are looking for people who are interested in joining the Mercy Parents’ Club Board for the 2014-2015 school-year.  We are looking for one person to hold a one-year term and three people for a two-year term. The MPC Board is a wonderful way to be involved with Mercy! Current Board members would be happy to tell you more about the time commitment and involvement. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Glasser at or 650-762-1199.

MPC Opportunities for Next Year
Get involved with MPC events next year! Consider Chairing (or Co-Chairing) an event. Or be a committee chair in areas like:

  • Food
  • Decorations
  • Acquiring donations (solicitations)
  • Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Basket wrapping
  • Cashiering
  • Reservations
  • Volunteers

Please contact Patricia Glasser at 650-762-1199 or if you’re interested or watch for the MPC electronic sign-up coming in April!

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.


*Shop Amazon and Earn $$ for Mercy!

If you shop at, go to select Mercy Burlingame to receive .5% of all purchases! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.



Update your Credit cards on Escrip!

Did you get a new credit card due to that ugliness at Target or Michael’s? Then make sure to log onto Escrip and update your card info so Mercy can get the proceeds! Click here to log onto Escrip. Register your Safeway card, credit cards, debit cards and Mollie Stone’s card to start earning “free” money for Mercy!


If you’ve reached your required amount at your elementary school, change your group to Mercy High School-Mercy Parent Network for the rest of the school year!


Cafeteria Menu

Thursday:  Kefta Kabob with Rice and Cucumber Yogurt Salad  Ground beef with parsley garlic and onions seasoned with our Mediterranean blend of spices skewered and grilled, served over a bed of seasoned rice and a side of cucumber yogurt salad.

Friday:  Our Homemade Mac and cheese
Our gourmet cheese sauce over a fancy Pasta with  Broccoli and a green salad and light Italian dressing.

*Cafeteria Specials for the week of April 7th:

Monday: All Beef Taquittos
Fresh 92%/8% Mexican seasoned ground beef, rolled in flour tortillas and baked to perfect crispiness.  Served with Spanish Rice and shredded salad blend with Quesso Fresco cheese...options of Salsa, Sour Cream and Guacamole will be available to you as well.

Tuesday:  Lemon Dill Chicken with Rice Pilaf
Fresh Lemon and Dill marinated chicken breast, grilled and served over a bed of our secret recipe Rice Pilaf drizzled with a creamy lemon dill gravy. served with glazed carrots.

Wednesday:  Foccacia Burgers
Our Secret Recipe All Beef Burger Grilled to perfection served on our soft and fluffy home made Rosemary and Chives Foccacia bread. Aside of Spring mix salad and our home made Balsamic Vinaigrette will complete this gourmet meal. 

Thursday:  Creamy Chicken and broccoli Wild Rice Casserole  Wild rice and chunks of chicken with Broccoli florets, Mushrooms and Red Bell Peppers smothered with a creamy white sauce and oven baked, served with a side of Spring Mix salad and our own Raspberry Vinaigrette....don't miss this delicious meal. 

Friday:  Shrimp Fried Rice and Veggie Egg Rolls
Flavorful and Shrimp Fried rice with our special Chinese seasoning blend, with baby shrimp, 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 dippinfluffy frg sauce....


Come check out our Various Specialty Salads and Box lunch Specials, This can highlight your day...









The Kohl Mansion 100th Year Celebrations

• Historical Kohl Mansion Lecture
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7 pm
Michael Svanevik,  Professor Emeritus, San Mateo Community College, historical writer, newspaper columnist and community lecturer, author of published book, “Burlingame City of Trees”

• 100th Year Birthday Party on the Green
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1 pm to 3 pm
Proclamation presented by Public Officials for Kohl Mansion   

• Café de Kohl  Monday, December 8, 2014
Our popular holiday fundraiser benefiting the restoration
and enhancement of Kohl Mansion!

• Grand Finale!  Live Music Concert 
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Click here for flyer with more information or visit

Register for these events at .


Please volunteer to help at our Concert April 13

Music at Kohl Mansion’s next concert is on Sunday, April 13 at 7pm. We need volunteers to help with front of house duties (distributing programs, taking tickets, ushering patrons to seats) and with our post concert reception (preparing and setting up food and beverages, taste testing, clean up). ‘Putting on a party’ is a fun way to help out, and for Mercy and Serra students, a fun way to meet and earn service credit with your classmates. All parent and community volunteers are welcome to join us as well … enjoy some of the concert while being part of a fun and productive group.

Please contact Yvonne Wun, Music at Kohl Program Administrator at 762-1130 or

Photo above taken of volunteers at Music at Kohl 3/9/14 Concert Reception


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