March 1, 2017                                                                                              PARENT ENEWS

Mai Tais at the Mansion
Auction Items Sneak Peek!

Orchestra seats to Hamilton in SF *

*Reserved Graduation Pew*

*Ladies day on the "Row" for 8 at Santana Row includes:*
Round Trip limo service private shopping, personal stylist and lunch at a
Santana Row restaurant of your choice! 

*"Lobster Rolls on the Lani" at the home of
Mercy Board member Kelli Benz*

Don't miss out buy your tickets today!! 


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 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; 
Vacation Getaways- Tahoe, Hawaii,
Napa, Half Moon Bay, SF; Corporate Tours; Local Outings & museums -Alcatraz, boat trips, DeYoung, etc.;
Jewelry Gift cards: Macy's, LuLu Lemon, Blow Dry Bar, Amazon, Visa or MasterCard cards, Starbucks, Spa,nail salons, MAC,

Donation forms (printable pdf)
may be turned in to the Mercy Main Office
Mai Tai's at the Mansion or by mail OR


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.


*Course Requests Close Friday for 2017-2018

Current freshmen, sophomore & junior parents and students can request courses for next year via the PowerSchool Parent & Student Portal. The Class Registration link in your portal closes 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.  

*A notice to parents regarding iPad use:


In lieu of the recent increase in detentions due to inappropriate uses of technology, I wanted to remind you to take a look at your daughter's iPad.  Many students have been participating in online games during class, and for every one we see, there are probably three who are even more discrete, and go unnoticed .  Please remind your daughters that iPads are only used for academic purposes during the school day.  Messaging and playing games only serves as a distraction to her educational experience and academic progress.  While the iPad is a powerful learning and teaching tool, it is a privilege- please remind your daughters not to take advantage of their privilege. 


Thank you,


Summer Dittmer

Assistant Head of School for Student Life

*Upcoming Dates:


  • Friday, March 10 is a minimum day. Students are released at 12:20 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 17 is a school holiday
  • Thursday, March 23 is a minimum day. Students are released at 12:20 p.m. 

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

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



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

*The uniforms for the basketball and soccer teams should be returned to the Athletic Director immediately. Please have them clean and laundered. Any uniform not returned will result in the family being charged a replacement fee.

*Good luck to all of our spring squads that start up their seasons in competition this week. We are excited for all of our athletes as they have been training and practicing extremely hard with their respective teams.


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 Athletes of the Week:

Mercy Lyrical Dance Team -

Mackenzie Koenig, Isabelle Rabelas, Rita Colom, Nikolette Kato and Zoe Grisim. This talented squad competed over 2 days at the Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas on Feb 17/18. The girls faced stiff competition throughout the event in all the various categories and came away with a Jamz National Championship title.….. As with the HipHop, Lyrical's accomplishment was a memorable moment for the team and the Mercy Dance program in coming home with the "Ship". Great job ladies!

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  March 2 - 8


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


REGISTER FOR THE SAT: Students planning to take the SAT in May or June, please log on to to register.  It should take you about 30-40 minutes.  Late registration for the March SAT is still being accepted until February 28th. 


REGISTER FOR THE ACT: Students planning to register for April ACT should do so by March 3rd otherwise you can register for the June 10th exam.  Log on to for more information. 


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


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, 3/2/17: Our Own Hot Dog Croissant with a side of Chili

 Frilday, 3/3/17 (Lent, No Meat Friday): Open Face Soft FISH Tacos ( 2 Tacos )


*NEXT WEEK's Menu - March 6 - 10

Monday: Swedish Meatballs over Egg Noodles  Juicy all beef seasoned Swedish style meatballs (mild and Smokey) soaked in a creamy mushroom sauce, served over egg noodles with a side of green Salad and buttermilk dressing


Tuesday: Talk about the Chicken Burrito....tender and juicy seasoned shredded chicken breast with well seasoned pinto beans and perfectly cooked Mexican rice wrapped in an x-large flour tortilla filled with lettuce, cheese and Salsa to tie it all together..Ask me in the morning for the vegetarian option please :=)


Wednesday: BBQ Chicken with Mash Potatoes and Corn.  Our own dry rub blend of BBQ seasoning on 2 Drumsticks, served with our creamy mash potatoes and side of corn



Thursday: Meat or Spinach Calzones  Our Home made Pizza dough, smothered with our scrumptious Pizza Sauce, filled with Pepperoni, Cheese and our Gourmet home made loose sausage , OR a rich , creamy cheese and spinach filling , sealed with a hand braid and baked to golden brown.

Always a favorite


Friday: Our Homemade Mac and cheese  Our gourmet cheese sauce over Italian Pasta with  Broccoli OR Homemade loose Sausage and a green Salad


Don't forget to Pre-order and to check out our salads Variety :=)




Minimum Day
Friday, March 10

Students Released at 12:20PM

Mai Tails at the Mansion

Mercy Auction
March 11

School Holiday
Friday, March 17

Minimum Day
Thursday, March 23
Students Released at 12:20PM


Tri-School Musical
Serra High School Theater
March 24, 25, 31 & April 1 - 7:30
March 26 - 2:00PM







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