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September 30, 2015
Parent ENews
Come Kick Off Pink Week with
Lucy & Mercy!

Sunday, October 4th9-11AM
Receive 20% off your entire Purchase
Click HERE for flyer/coupon
Mercy High School honors Pink Week in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer prevention and general lifelong health for women.  Come kick off Pink Week with Lucy & Mercy with healthy eating tutorials with Bare Bowls Jamba Juice and Davids Tees, giveaways from Lucy & Francesca's, raffles and more. Join us Sunday 10/4 from 9-11am and recieve a 20% off your entire purchase of Lucy fitness products with this flyer/coupon.

All school information

Today at Mercy

*Think Pink Rally
Thursday, Oct. 8th
Mercy Students will be Cutting and donating their hair for Locks of Love & Pantene Beautiful Lengths* 
On, Thursday, October 8that 1:10 p.m. the Mercy High School community will participate in a Think Pink Rally on the Green. During the Rally, volunteer hairdressers will be cutting numerous students' hair to donate to “Locks of Love” and “Pantene Beautiful Lengths.”  Following our speaker, Breast Cancer Survivor and adored faculty member, Carol Galletta, classmates will cheer on our donors, each who has agreed to have at least 8 inches of hair cut for this very worthwhile project.  Locks of Love provides hair prosthetics to children with permanent and temporary hair loss and Pantene Beautiful Lengths aids women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. *If your daughter is interested in donating to this phenomenal cause, make sure she picks up the permission form in the SBO room, or click HERE for the permission form.

*Dig PINK Volleyball Match
Thursday, Oct. 8th
Serra High School 
Thursday, October 8th:  Dig Pink Volleyball Match at Serra High School Mercy Burlingame vs. Sacred Heart Prep -  Frosh 3:30 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m., Varsity 5:45 p.m. If you or anyone you know has fought a battle with breast cancer please contact Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director, at so that we can recognize and honor each survivor at our game! 

From the Sisters of Mercy: 
The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Omaha 150 years ago to Make Mercy Real for those in need. To close our 150th Anniversary Celebration, the Sisters of Mercy invite our friends from across the globe to join us in performing an act of service to further our mission of mercy.
Between September 24 and October 21, share how you Make Mercy Real by posting photos or descriptions of your service on your social media sites using #MakeMercyReal. Click HERE for more info.
Follow the campaign #MakeMercyReal on:

Mercy Volunteer Corps Informational Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015  - 7:00pm
Mercy Center - 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame 
RSVP: Sandy Flaherty
The Sisters of Mercy sponsor Mercy Volunteer Corps, which provides year long service opportunities to college age students. If you are interested in learning more about the program please join us for the following meeting. Mercy Volunteer Corps staff invites you to join us for an information evening and reception, October 8, 2015 at 7pm. Alumni, Sisters and Associates of Mercy, Supporters and Donors, Campus Ministers, the greater Mercy Community, and friends of Mercy Volunteer Corps are all invited to join us. This year’s Mercy Volunteers will be speaking about their service experience in San Francisco and Sacramento.

*AP Exam Fees are due Oct. 15. Please bring the completed form and check to Mrs. Morello in Russell Hall. click HERE  for form

Educational Travel click here for all educational trips

*VPA Student Trip Open to ALL Students
Lights, Camera, Los Angeles* 
Today is the final day to register before the prices go up **Only 4 spots left**
Click HERE for Itinerary and cost  Some tour highlights are Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios/ Acting and Cinema Secrets Workshops. This is a great opportunity for your daughter to tie her classroom experience to the real world. The proposed dates are February 12- 15, 2016. For more information contact Nadine Baroudi at

*Travel to Dublin/London 
during Spring Break 2016
Please follow this link to see more on pricing and itinerary. Sign up by September 30th to secure the lowest price! Prices WILL GO UP after September 30th. Join current Mercy students on a pilgrimage to Catherine McAuley’s home town, Dublin, Ireland.  The tour will spend time at Baggott Street and Catherine’s grave site.  We will tour Dublin and visit Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral  We will then  travel over to North Wales and London.  We will tour London and see a musical in the theatre district.  The cost of the tour is:  $3310.00.  This includes breakfast and dinner, airfare, lodging and entry fees.  If you have any questions contact Angie Simonetti at

*Travel to Italy and Greece
(ONLY 3 spots left!)

Summer 2016
Click here for more information on the trip.
  For more info contact Gary Ferguson at If you are interested in an amazing Trip to Italy and Greece please Sign up by September 30th to secure the lowest price! Prices WILL GO UP after September 30th.

*Travel to Yellowstone 
Spring Break 2016
Deposit is due on 9/28, but there is a slight grace period.....
so get them in TODAY!

The deadline for signing up for Yellowstone is fast approaching.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this fabulous working trip with nature and ecology.  Remember, you also get service hours for this. Information on the trip is below, and please let me know if you have any questions, Pat Bradley at
Yellowstone Ecology Program       Yellowstone Info MHS

Sophomore, Junior & Senior parents

Save the Date!

Junior Ring Ceremony
Thursday, October 22 - 1:30pm
Mother House Chapel 
Reception in the Great Hall
click HERE for invite 

*Junior Parents - Change in Date for Junior Parent Evening about College
Junior Parent Night will be Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:30pm in the Great Hall. Individual meetings about college planning with Mrs. Ohanessian will begin in the spring semester.

Junior Parents:  Kairos Retreat Infomation 
Next week, during the junior religion classes, seniors will come and talk to them about the Kairos retreat that they can experience this year.  This is an amazing experience and opportunity for your daughters.  The spaces do fill up quickly so if you wish your daughter to attend one of them, please encourage her to sign up.   The cost of the retreat is $200.00.  To reserve a spot on the October Kairos we ask that you pay the entire $200.  To reserve space for the January Kairos you send in a a $50.00 deposit to hold a place.  The dates for Kairos this year are: Wednesday October 28-Friday, October 30 and Wednesday, January 13-Friday, January 15.   If you have any questions, please emai Angie Simonetti.

a Message from Jostens about Graduation...
Attention Senior Parents,

With graduation just around the corner, it is time to start planning for this major event.  Today, during advisory, your senior received a white envelope with information inside about ordering the required cap and gown as well as graduation announcements and accessories.  Please review the contents of this envelope with your senior then sign and return the form to school next week. Bill Reid from Jostens will be on campus to accept orders on September 22 and 23rd during lunch in the cafeteria. All the products will be on display as well. Graduation orders may also be placed online at Every senior must order her cap and gown. No exceptions! There is no payment due if only ordering the required cap and gown.  The deadline for orders is October 23.

Mercy Parent Club

*Calling all Mercy Dad's WE NEED YOU!
Sunday October 18th is the Mercy Mother Daughter Tea.  This Mercy tradition would not be possible with out the support of our Mercy Dads! Please consider helping out at this year's event. Click HERE to sign up to Volunteer!

*Save the Date!
Mother Daughter Tea
Sunday, October 18th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Click here for invite 

Click HERE to donate food for the
Mother Daughter Tea 


*Save the Date!
MPC Coffee and Communications
Thursday, October 22 - 8-9:30AM

Save the Date 
The Taste and Take Wine Event!
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities
coming soon!




TONIGHT! Mercy Burlingame
Athletics Booster Club Meeting
Wednesday,Sept. 30th - 6:00pm - Room 109
WE ask anyone interested in helping launch the Booster Club to come to this initial meeting. WE need your help/guidance!

Very Important:
Every student who plans to play on a Mercy athletic team must be fully registered with the Appryse system.  As of now, if your daughter has not been fully cleared, she is not allowed to participate in her sport. You can access thru the Mercy website under Athletics/Forms.

Any Parent who is available and/or willing to drive students to games must turn in all the paperwork to the main office in order to be cleared to drive. This would be for your own car or a school van. The forms can be downloaded from the Mercy website, Athletics/Forms or click HERE.

All athletes should be purchasing their individual team Sportpacks thru the Mercy website Crusaderwear. Each sport has mandatory practice shirts and ¼ zip pullovers they must purchase. Click HERE to see the SportPacks and to purchase online. 

Attention Basketball Players: On Friday October 2, there will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball at Mercy. Please meet immediately after school is dismissed at 12:20pm in the cafeteria. The coaches and AD will discuss the changes to the program and answer any questions. The meeting should not last longer than 30 minutes.

*Athlete of the Week:
Senior Volleyball player Kathleen Glasser
"Kathleen is one of the team captains and help lead the Crusaders to a
7-1 record last week. She was very productive  for the team during a 5-1 2nd place finish at the CIVT tourney this past weekend. While the team has battled injuries, Kathleen has been selfless by changing positions to middle blocker and excelled in doing so. Her work ethic and competitive spirit has exemplified what being a Crusader is all about."

*All results of each team can be found: 

Cross Country:
Ram Invitational on Saturday Sept 26

  • Frosh-Soph girls team led the day off with a 9th place team finish put of 13 complete teams.  24 schools and 150 runners competed. Sophomore Zoe Jinishian led the Mercy with a 5th place finish, Also earning a top finisher award was Muriel Butler, who finished in 19th place.Freshman Kate Schorno also set a personal best time of 19:38, beating her previous time by 80 seconds.
  • In the Varsity Girls race, Mercy finished in 7th place out of 12 complete teams.  There were 90 runners from 20 schools. Senior Meghan Moyer led Mercy with a fifth place overall finish. Seniors Melissa Cagney, Gabby Stanton-Fischer, and Kylie Wong just missed winning individual awards and finished in a pack in 40th, 41st, and 42nd place.

*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the upcoming week of Oct. 1-7 

Make sure to follow all of our Mercy team score updates as they happen via our athletics twitter page. Mercy Athletics@MercyAthletics

If you ever have any concerns/comments, please feel free to contact me, Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director at anytime. I can be reached at my office at Mercy at 650-762-1107 or  I am looking forward to a great year with Mercy athletics.

College Counseling

College Visits  Parents, feel free to check the website : for updates on when colleges are coming to campus. Please email Mrs.Ohanessian with any questions.

Parent Response Form: This form was mailed to you over the summer, please complete this form and email or send it back to the counseling office.  If you need another copy of the form, please have your student come by the counseling office. 

Senior Autobiography: Seniors should be completing the Senior Autobiography located in Naviance.  Please encourage your students to complete this form as we use it to write their letters of recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation:
 Students should begin asking their teachers for letters of recommendation.  They need to provide their teacher with their Document Request Form (found in the counseling office).  One copy will go to the teacher, one for themselves, and one for the college counselor, Mrs. Ohanessian.  

Senior College Applications:
Applications are now available for Common App and the University of California

The Common App is available now at  Begin completing your application today!  
The UC application is also available at
The CSU application will be available on October 1st.

Need to take the ACT this fall? 
Click here to register: 

Need to take the SAT this fall?

Click here to register:


If you have any questions about the following service opportunities please contact Mr. Diaz at

Thank you to all students who volunteered for the annual Coastal Clean Up day
on September 19! Natasha Clark who is pictured on the far left of the picture. Not pictured are Olivia Benedetti, Emerson Dawes, Haley De Ocampo, Julia Jauregui, Victoria Ortiz and Tatyana Thumas and to all those who volunteered but have not fill out the online form!

CORE Opportunity!
Who: Pacifica Beach Coalition [
What: Their MONTHLY beach cleanup schedule 9am-11am
Rockaway - 1st Saturday
Sharp Park - 2nd Saturday
Linda Mar -3rd Saturday
Mussel Rock - 4th Saturday
Mazzetti's - Every Saturday
Pillar Point - Last Sat/Month
Linda Mar Habitat Restoration - 4th Sunday of the month - 10am- Noon

Click HERE for Saturdays of Service 

cafeteria Specials

Lunch Order Form - to save time, students may fill out this form and drop off at the Cafeteria in the morning. Please Visit the cafeteria for our NEW and improved daily salad selections

Thursday: Foccacia Chicken Sandwich
Friday: Minimum day - we will accept preorders for sandwiches and salads to be picked up between classes or after school...Sandwich counter will not be open after school so please preorder.

*Lunch Specials the Week of Oct. 5th*
(click HERE for full description of the specials and vegitarian options.)

Monday: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Tuesday: Chicken or Cheese Enchildas
Wednesday: Meat or Spinach Calzones
Thursday: Kefta Kabob with Rice and Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Friday: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich


Music at Kohl

Mercy Students & Parents
Join us for an evening of beautiful music.

Music at Kohl Mansion offers exciting opportunities for Mercy students and parents to attend concerts as volunteers, helping to organize fun and elegant post-concert receptions where musicians and audiences mix and mingle over delicious refreshments.This long standing Mercy and Music at Kohl Mansion tradition offers Mercy students and parents an opportunity to perform worthwhile community service. Concerts are held in the Kohl Mansion at 7pm on selected Sundays. Volunteers help to keep music alive on the Peninsula! Click here for more information, concert dates and duties.

Please contact Yvonne Wun Program Administrator at 650.762.1130 or if you'd like to join us this season - come for one concert, or all eight!

Upcoming Events 

Wednesday, September 30
Boosters Club Meeting
Mercy High School 6:00pm

Sunday, October 4
Kick off Pink Week with Lucy & Mercy!
Lucy Store, Burlingame • 9-11AM

Thursday, October 8
Think Pink Rally
Mercy High School • 1:00pm
Dig PINK Volleyball Matches
Serra High School
Frosh 3:30  • JV 4:30  • Varsity 5:45  

Sunday, October 18th
Mother Daughter Tea
Mercy High School • 11:00am

Thursday, October 22
MPC Coffee and Communications
Mercy HIgh School • 8-9:30am
Junior Ring Ceremony
Mother House Chapel • 1:30pm



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