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Mercy High School Burlingame: Newsletter

May 28, 2014

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This is our final Mercy Parent eNews of the 2013-2014 school year! Look for Mercy's first Parent eNews of the 2014-2015 school year which will be sent on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable summer!!!

Congratulations Class of 2014! 



PowerSchool access will be turned off for families on Thursday, May 29, at 1:30pm as teachers complete their final grading process. Access will be turned on when final grades are posted on June 4th in the evening. 

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


*Summer Reading

Please check the front page of the Mercy website after June 6th for 2014 Summer Reading Assignments.

*Start Spreading the News!
NYC Trip 2015
Information Meeting
Thursday, May 29
1:30pm Grasilli Center

On Thursday, May 29th at 1:30 in Grasilli, there will be an informational meeting for any students interested in going to New York in July of 2015.  This is a collaboration of all visual and performing arts. Students will be immersed in the arts. We will visit museums, galleries, musicals, plays, operas and of course shopping!

For more information please check out this link:
Or contact Mr. Ferguson, Mrs. Kury-Arnold, Mrs. Dittmer, Mrs. Baroudi-Salame' or Mrs. Matthews.


*Graduation Events Information


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 next 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 2014 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 28, 2014. 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 next to the Main Office 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.


*Ushers Needed for Graduation on 
Sunday, June 1

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 June 1 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 Patricia Glasser at 650-762-1199 for details.


Don't Miss...
*Caberet 2014
25 Years of Tri-School Productions
Sat., June 14th - 7:30pm
St. Pius Fitzsimons Center - Redwood City

Tri-School Productions will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a cabaret performance by current students as well as alumni from shows over the past 25 years and with a special performance from Beach Blanket Babylon performer and NDB Alumni, Caitlin McGinty.

"We Tell the Story" Cabaret 2014 will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 7:30PM at St. Pius Fitzsimons Center in Redwood City. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis, get them now before they're gone. Only 400 seats available!

Check out to purchase tickets or via showclix.


Dear Rising Senior Parents,

College is around the corner! We are seeking your thoughts and feelings about your child to help us counsel your daughter in the college process and in writing her recommendation letter. Please return your response by mail or email ( by Friday May 30th. Thank you!

Click here for the Class of 2015 Parent Response form


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 4th- Main Office Re-opens
  • August 6- 9AM-3PM- Mandatory Student Leadership Workshop for Student Council, GAA, and Campus Ministry Students
  • August 7 and 8- 9:30AM- 4PM- Mandatory Big Sis Training 
  • August 15- 8:30AM- 12:30AM- Freshman Orientation (wear comfy clothes!)
  • August 17- 3PM- Welcome Mass and Reception for New Students and Parents
  • August 18- 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 
    • Fall Sports Tryouts Begin for 10-12 Grades
  • August 19- 7:55AM- Classes Begin
  • August 22- 7:30PM- 9;30PM- Freshmen Social 
  • August 25- Fall Sports Tryouts Begin for Freshmen

Click here to view the 2014-15 Block Schedule.


*Sports Physical Night  
Wed., June 18th
Kohl Mansion - Great Hall

Mercy will host a Sport's Physical Night on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 5-7pm.  Every student on a Mercy High School sports team must be enrolled in our web-based system that collects medical history, Appryse, prior to the first work-out. To facilitate this process, Mercy High School is sponsoring a Sports Physical Clinic. The clearance obtained will be good for Fall, Winter or Spring sports during the entire 2014/2015 school year. A representative from each of the sports teams will be on hand to answer questions.

• Wear shorts and loose fitting T-Shirts
• Check-in is located at the front of the Mansion
• Make sure to enroll on Appryse (link below) prior to attending physical’s night.
The state mandates student-athletes (including cheerleaders and song pom dancers) to have a comprehensive physical form filled out each year before being allowed to tryout, practice and compete in sports at the high school level. Please note that Mercy will only give clearance to
student-athletes that enroll in our web based system for medical history, Appryse. Click here for more information on how to enroll online.

For more information contact Athletic Director Daniella Matteucci


Summer Athletics

• Tennis • Soccer • Lacrosse

• Water Polo • Cross Country
• Strength & Conditioning
• Song Pom & Cheer Clinics/Tryouts

Click here for brochure/more info

All Mercy 9-12 Graders are invited to Mercy Summer Sports Camps & Clinics. Please register online at by July 1, 2014. Payment can be made online or sent to Mercy High School, Attn: Daniella Matteucci. (Make checks payable to Mercy High School.)


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 get your registration in, as clinics
fill up quickly! Do not miss out on the chance to meet other Crusader
athletes while learning from the talented Mercy coaching staff!
Once the camp date approaches our coaches will reach out to all
registrants with more detailed information.


As the school year winds down, please take a look at those textbooks.  Did the dog eat part of the cover off?  Did your daughter doodle on the pages?  If you can't resell it, consider donating it to the Mercy Library.  We will, of course, take textbooks in great condition too!  We are in need of current Precalculus, Physics, and Foreign Language textbooks for students to use in the library.  Other subject textbooks may also be donated if they are determined to be needed.  Please contact the librarian via email regarding all textbook donations:  Thank you!


*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 22. 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 due to the large senior class size that not all seniors may be guaranteed parking. Incoming junior families, please be aware that there is a high possibility that there may be no parking options on campus for next year's juniors due to the senior class size. 

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


*Family Feud, Earthquake Edition

Mercy students and their families and neighbors are invited to compete in "Family Feud, Earthquake Style" on Saturday, June 21, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame.

Burlingame's local stage version of the popular TV game show will challenge teams to give the most popular answers to questions on emergency preparedness and award prizes to the winners. You may form your own team, join a team or be part of the audience. A professional emcee, Jeff Tateosian, will host the event, which is sponsored by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN). 

Admission is free, but space is limited. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by June 14 to and indicate if you are interested in being a contestant or forming a team.

Everyone is eligible for prizes. Tips on emergency preparedness are available on BNN's website at Click here for flyer.


*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.



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!



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Save the Date
Kohl Mansion Birthday Party!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Vintage Cars, Music and Cake

Come to the Kohl Mansion Birthday Party on the Green for the Kohl Mansion's 100th year celebration, Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 1-3 pm. For more information email Terri Baldocchi at

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