February 15, 2017                                                                                   PARENT ENEWS


*2017-2018 Re-registration:

Emails have been sent with re-registration information and SchoolAdmin authentication codes.
FACTS accounts for the new school year have been activated. 

February 27th FACTS will draw the $600 re-registration fee for the first student in a family and $500.00    for each additional student.


Course selections will be finalized only when School Admin registration is complete and the registration fees paid.


If you have any questions regarding re-registration or FACTS please contact
Lynn Beal @ 650-762-1101 or

Course Requests for 2017-2018

Current freshmen, sophomore & junior parents and students can request courses for next year via the PowerSchool Parent & Student PortalThe Class Registration link in your portal is NOW open and will remain open until Friday, March 3 at 3pm. 

Please contact your daughter's teacher or counselor with any course-related question. 2017-2018 Mercy Course Catalog. If you have any questions regarding PowerSchool, please contact Stephanie Montoya via email or 650-762-1111.  

Curriculum Presentation:

During collaboration last week, your daughter saw this Curriculum Presentation Video about how to select classes for next year.  Counselors came around to answer questions afterwards.  PowerSchool will open for course selection on February 8th and close on March 3rd.  We hope that you can start the course selection process at home with a conversation about what your daughter is interested in taking and about what you think an appropriate load would be for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  Academic Counselors will schedule meetings with students in February during their religion classes to review their course requests and answer any questions.  Students will have until March 3rd to make any changes in PowerSchool. This page of the Mercy website has the Course Catalog and other helpful information to best prepare a student for course schedule.  Please email your daughter's academic counselor if you have any questions.

Michele Macmillan ( for the Class of 2018 and Class of 2020
Beth Mahalak ( for the Class of 2019



Please visit the Mai Tai's at the Mansion event website for online registration tickets, Sponsorships & Advertising opportunites, item donations and volunteer sign-ups.  

Mai Tai's at the Mansion Event Website


Together we can make this a successful night!

***RED ALERT!***

Mai Tai's at the Mansion
Early Bird Special Ticket Price
Ends Tonight Feb. 15th @Midnight


Mai Tais at the Mansion! 
Saturday, March 11, 2017


It takes many hands to make our auction Mai Tais at the Mansion a
success each year!

Thank you in advance for lending your time and talent to pre-event preparations as
well as day/evening of event staffing.

Click HERE for Mai Tai's @ The Mansion Volunteer sign-up

Live & Silent Auction Donations

Donations, especially those from the Mercy Community help to make this night a success and impact school programs that benefit all current Mercy students. Donations of services, gift cards\certificates, vacation homes, event tickets, unique experiences are needed and appreciated!

Donation forms may be turned in to the Mercy Main Office Attention: Mai Tai's at the Mansion or by mail   

Donation forms may also be filled on the
online form at:
Mercy Benefit Auction online Donation Form

Donation Item
Wish List:

  • Host a Dinner Party

  • Restaurants or eatery gift cards

  • Wine & Craft Beer

  • Pro & College Game day tickets-Warriors, Giants, A's, Stanford, Cal, Santa Clara..

  • Golf & Spa packages

  • Concert Tickets & Theater Tickets-
    Hamilton Tickets

  • Vacation Getaways- Tahoe, Hawaii,
    Napa, Half Moon Bay, SF

  • Corporate Tours

  • Local Outings & museums -Alcatraz,
    boat trips, DeYoung…

  • Jewelry

  • Gift cards- Macy's, LuLu Lemon,
    Blow Dry Bar, Amazon, Visa or
    MasterCard cards, Starbucks,
    Spa,nail salons, MAC,



It's that time again…..
The drive, put on by our Red Cross Club, will be held on February 28th 
with donation times available from 9:30 – 3:30.  Mr. Diaz gives service hours for donors and volunteers. Check to ensure you can donate.


Blood and Platelet Donors Must:

- Be in good general health and feeling well*
- Be at least 17-years-old in most states, or 16-years-old with parental consent if allowed
by state law
 – see more information for 16-year-old donors »
- Weigh at least 110 lbs.  Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18-years-old and younger and all high school donors. Click here for weight requirements for young donors.
* Note: Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control. If you are not feeling well on the day of your donation, please contact us to reschedule.


In order to schedule your appointment, please CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW, put in the zip code (94010) and click on the desired time.  If you are a student, please make sure to verify with your teachers that you can do this and miss part of class.  Classes that allow it are anatomy/Physiology, study hall, collaboration and religion (tell teachers in advance).  All others must be verified with teachers.  WE NEED BLOOD!  Get your parents involved too!



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

*The Winter Sports Award night for soccer and basketball will be held on Monday February 27 in the Great Hall starting at 6:30pm

*Spring Sport team photos will take place on Feb 27 and 28.

     Feb 27th: Approximate Times                            

  • 2:45pm: Softball
  • 3:00pm: Track and Field
  • 3:15: Varsity/JV Pom
  • 3:30pm: JV Cheer


     Feb 28th: Approximate Times

  • 2:45pm: Lacrosse
  • 3:00pm: Swimming
  • 3:15pm: Varsity Cheer
  • 3:30pm Hip Hop
  • 3:45pm: Lyrical

Reminder for Spring Sports: Every athlete must be fully registered in the Appryse system and cleared to play sports before they start a season. A physical is required to get cleared. If you have not been cleared you will not be allowed to try out for a team. You can go onto the Mercy website and go to quicklinks and find the drop down for Appryse. Simply click and start your registration process. If you have played on a team in the fall or winter, you are cleared.


*Mercy Athlete of the Week:
JV basketball player
Valerie Wong
Valerie is the starting point guard and the catalyst for the JV offense. She has great penetration skills to set up her teammates with the ball. She is also tenacious on the defensive end and usually ends up guarding one of the other team's strongest offensive players. Valerie has great court awareness and general floor leadership. Great season Valerie!

Any student athlete participating in a sport must turn in both the athlete and guardian contract. If the signed forms by both student and guardian are not turned in, the student will not be allowed to play in any event until they have turned in the paperwork. The forms are available on the Mercy website at Click on the link and print the contract after you have read the Handbook.  Completed forms must be returned to the Athletic Director or to the main office.


All student athletes who are currently on a Spring sport roster should
be purchasing their Crusaderwear gear designed specifically for their respective team. The site to purchase the gear can be found on the Mercy website under Athletics.


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 form can be downloaded from the Mercy website on the Athletics page.


We have upgraded the 2 elliptical machines and a treadmill machine in the weight room. This is in addition to the purchase of a rowing machine and a couple of exercise bikes for the Grassilli Center weight room. All girls are encouraged to utilize the facility. All girls need to check with the AD office to coordinate times for use.

All results of each team can be found in the Mercy scoreboard-

*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the upcoming week of  Feb. 16th- Feb. 22th 


If you ever have any concerns/comments, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
I can be reached at my office at Mercy at 650-762-1107. I am looking forward to a great 2017
with Mercy athletics.   -
Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director


Cal Grant GPA Verification:  In order to be considered for the Cal Grant, you will need to submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification form.  You must complete the top portion of the form and then I will complete the bottom.  I will return the form to you and you mail it in to the address on the bottom of the form.  This must be completed by March 2nd along with your FAFSA.  


FAFSA: Please remember to sign and submit your FAFSA when applying for financial aid.  Check in with your schools to make sure they received your FAFSA.  If you have any concerns or are not sure what a FAFSA is, please come by and see me. 


Mid-Year Reports: Mid year reports have been sent.  Please have your students check their college portals to make sure they have been received. 


Update your Naviance: Please make sure your Naviance is accurate with the schools your daughters have applied to.


UC Application Verification and Updates: Please remember to go in and update your UC application once you have new test scores.  Some of you might have also been selected for verification or additional information has been asked of you.  Make sure you stick to those deadlines. 


Check your online portals: It is very important that you check your school portals to make sure all has been received.  The UC's and some CSU's will also ask for verification through the portal.  Please make sure you are checking these regularly.. 


Junior Parents: It's time to set up your College Meeting with Mrs. Ohanessian.  Please email Francesca at to schedule your appointment today. 


Helpful Links:




*Click HERE for Service Opportunities as posted to students through x2VOL for 2016-17 School Year.

Looking ahead to Service Opportunities sponsored by Mercy High School. Click HERE 2016-17 for dates and times.

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


Urban Plunge
In November and February, Peter Diaz took students into San Francisco to explore issues of poverty first hand. Students toured the Mission District to see the ramifications of gentrification and immigration. In November, Students worked in a community garden, spent the night at St. Teresa's parish, made sandwiches for the people living in SRO's in the on 6th Street and visited Mercy Housing Senior Community to listen to the story of a resident who was formally homeless and is now an artist practicing his craft. In February, students had the same itinerary with the exception of working with St. Peter's Elementary students in the Mission and spent the night at Mercy SF.



Music at Kohl Mansion would like to thank the following volunteers for helping at our concert on Sunday, February 12, which featured the Horszowski Trio: Jamie Chan, Brandon Gregg, Jonathan Hooper, Mary Lee, Joey Lo, Sophia Panjwani, Mike Popa, Nikka Sekelj, Queenie Wang,  Christiana Wong, and Grace Zhang. We all enjoyed having your company and help as we greeted our patrons and then presented a lovely buffet reception for them.


Our next concert is on Sunday, March 26 I have some volunteers signed up already, but could use a few more with the front of house (distributing programs, taking tickets, ushering) and with the reception preparation and clean up. Please let me know if you are interested in joining us by contacting Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator at


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 daily salad selections

Thursday, 2/16/17:  Fear The LASAGNA

 Frilday, 2/17/17: No school


*NEXT WEEK's Menu Feb. 22 - 24 


Wednesday: Pizza....Pizza...Pizza  As you know by now...Our home made Pizza dough with our secret recipe Pizza sauce , Grade A Mozzarella cheese and your choice of:

Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni, Margarita Pizza, Pesto Chicken or our Own Mediterranean Pizza ( Za'tar spice, olive oil, Feta cheese and tomatoes), 


Thursday: 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.


Friday: Meat Ball Sub  Our home made all beef meatballs served in a toasted french roll with our famous marinara sauce. Served with a side Caesar Salad.


Don't forget to check out the variety of specialty Salads daily changing to fit your taste and busy schedule....and if you ask the day before for a specialty Salad, we will gladly prepare it for you.

Feed back is greatly appreciated on menu and new items, we are here thriving to please your taste buds :=)



Mercy Day Off/School Holiday
February 17 


Presidents' Day
February 20


Mercy Student Holiday
(Faculty/Staff Retreat) 
February 21 


Ash Wednesday Liturgy
March 1 


Mai Tails at the Mansion

Mercy Auction
March 11





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