March 15, 2017                                                                                            PARENT ENEWS



 The Administration, Faculty and Staff of
Mercy High School Burlingame invite you to the

Carol Galletta Fundraiser!
Monday, April 3rd - 7:00-9:00PM - Kohl Mansion 
Carol Galletta is a beloved teacher at Mercy and the Director of the AMES program.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to help the Galletta family off set
medical costs related to Carol's fight with cancer.
Come and enjoy the good company, food, silent auction
and talent of Mercy's Faculty and Staff!

Cost: $25.00 at the door

To RSVP please click HERE to register to attend through Eventbrite.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate money,
please visit the Carol Galletta Gofundme link below.

Go Fund Me


You are invited to make a difference. . . 
The Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit Dinner is only three weeks away.
If you have not yet made a reservation, we invite you to do so today.

Donations of any amount are deeply appreciated.  

The dinner is being underwritten by the Mercy HS Board of Directors;
100% of all donations directly benefit girls in need of financial assistance. 

 For more information, please contact Mary Lund, Director of Advancement




Upcoming Dates:


  • Friday, March 17 is a school holiday. 
  • Thursday, March 23 student dismissal at 12:20pm
  • Tuesday, April 4 student dismissal at 12:20pm

*Save the Date!
Tri-School Productions Presents
Serra High School Theater
March 24, 25, 31 & April 1 - 7:30pm
March 26 - 2pm



*Host an International Student with gphomestay!

Do you have a loving family and a spare room available in your home? You might consider hosting an international student spending her high school year(s) at Mercy High School. Gphomestay is currently seeking qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for such students this August. If you have the kind of home and family environment that would be a good fit for a bright, eager, and highly motivated international student, we would love to hear from you. Host families are provided a generous stipend of $1,500 a month and all necessary training. Please contact Jaryce Nobela at for more information.




 Mahalo to the Mercy Community for a successful
Mai Tais at the Mansion 2017!! 


Thank you to all of our generous 
Sponsors, Donors, Bidders and Volunteers!!


Special thanks to Kristi Will, MPC VP of Fundraising and to all of our amazing volunteers who have worked for months to plan "Mai Tais at the Mansion." A complete list of volunteers and donors will be listed in
next weeks eNews along with fundraising results.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

 Mr. & Mrs. John & Melinda Adams
Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Nancy Popa
Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Agnes De Ocampo
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Lynn Finnegan
Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Kimberly Nappi
Mr. & Mrs. James & Margaret O'Connell
Mr. & Ms. Michael & Sarah Murphy
Mr. Kenny Kato & Ms. Barbara Patterson
Mr. Richard Collora , Jr. & Mrs. Jeanne Berube Collora
Mr. Ronald Magana & Mrs. Delea Mendes-Magana




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


*Mercy Athlete of the Week: 

Softball Player Alexis Luciano
Lexi, a senior, is filling the role as the starting pitcher for this year's team. In addition, she is also going to be relied
upon for her hitting. Last week, Lexi
enjoyed a strong week at the plate as
she hit a grand slam in a game with San Mateo and followed up a triple in the win over Mercy SF.  She finished the week
with 6 runs batting in. Great job Lexi,
keep up the great work!


 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.


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 16 - 22


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, 3/16/17: Grilled Chees sandwich with Cilantro Tomato soup

Friday: School Holiday


*NEXT WEEK's Menu - please see Schoology





School Holiday
Friday, March 17

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


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

Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 4
Students dismissed at 12:20PM





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