March 22, 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




*Lent at Mercy
Prayer   Giving   Service

On Ash Wednesday each member of the Mercy community was given a prayer partner. During the morning prayer the community is reminded to pray for their prayer partner. This practice is to help students to pray during this Lenten season. 
Starting Wednesday, March 22nd we will be collecting new or lightly used blankets and white socks for the homeless They will be given to the Tri-School immersion students to deliver during Easter Week.  The drive will go from March 22-March 29th.  Please deliver all blankets and socks to the Campus Ministry Office.


*Juniors, Sophomores & Freshmen!

Service Hours!

Due Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Please take note that all hours should be completed before the due date. This means all hours must be entered and approved by May 10! Failure to do so will result in a low grade for service. Reminder, service hours are required for graduation so they must be completed. You have close to two months to complete any remaining hours. 

Please email, or see me if you need assistance.

*Senior Service Hours!

Due Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Senior hours are due earlier to ensure graduation service requirements are fulfilled! 

Please make use of the upcoming spring break to get any incomplete hours done.

Please don't hesitate to email, or stop by my office for assistance.


Upcoming Dates:


  • Thursday, March 23 student dismissal at 12:20pm
  • Tuesday, April 4 student dismissal at 12:20pm

Opening Night is this Friday!
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.


*Our Lady of Angels
Easter Mercado 
Sat. April 1st 3-8PM
Sun. April 2nd 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Our Lady of Angels will be having an Easter Mercado April 1st and 2nd which helps benefit the Capuchin missions in Mexico.  Stop by to see some handmade Easter wreaths and other Easter items, including merchandise from Mexico.


Click HERE for flyer




*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: 

Track and Field Thrower
Teme Fanguna
Teme had an incredible meet this past weekend at the prestigious St Francis Invitational. Teme finished in the shot put in 2nd place. She really made her mark as she had a discuss throw of 132 ft 4in. The throw established a new personal record, which was 116 ft 9in, but more impressively, the distance also established a new Mercy B school record and WBAL league record as well. Her new mark is currently #1 in the CCS and places her #11 in the state. We look forward to some more great throws. Keep it going Teme!!!!


 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 23-29


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, 3/23/17: Minimum Day..No Special, however Café is open for pre-orders of Sandwiches and Salads. Please place your order no later than 11:00am am for pick up by 12:30pm

Friday: Pasta Primavera Creamy Alfredo sauce with a vegetable medley  served with a green Salad and homemade Italian Vinaigrette ~ Meat will not be served on Fridays during Lent 


*NEXT WEEK's Menu - March 27-31

Monday: Beef Or Chicken Shawerma or for the Vegetarians "Falafel" Wrap

Our flavorful Mediterranean seasoned grilled Beef, OR our  own Falafel Recipe (ground garbanzo beans with onions, garlic and herbs, fried balls) smothered with our Tomato Tahini sauce, with Shredded lettuce and Sumac seasoned red onions,  rolled in a wrap...Delicious!!


Tuesday:  Greek Style Chicken with Vermicelli Rice and Vegetables

Our own blend of Greek seasoning marinated Chicken breast, grilled to perfection, served with Vermicelli Rice and Greek Salad

if you haven't tried this dish yet...this is your chance to add it to your favorites list :=)


Wednesday:  Kefta Kabob with Rice and Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Ground beef with parsley garlic and onions seasoned with our Mediterranean blend of spices skewered and grilled, served over a bed of seasoned rice and a side of cucumber yogurt salad.

Thursday: Shredded Beef Chimmichunga, served with Chips and Salsa and a side Salad  Baked , NOT fried Flour Tortilla stuffed with our shredded beef, beans and cheese. Served with Chips and Homemade Salsa


Friday:  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 Margarita Pizza, or our Own Mediterranean Pizza

( Za'tar spice, olive oil, Feta cheese and tomatoes), We Also offer Creamy spinach and Feta White Pizza. if you like our Spinach Calzones...This will be your favorite





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


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


Carol Galletta Fundraiser
Monday, April 3 - 7:00-9:00PM
Kohl Mansion


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


Making A Difference
Scholarship Benefit Dinner

Thursday, April 6 - 6:00-9:00PM
SF Airport Marriott, Burlingame


Easter Break 
April 13 - 24


Classes Resume
Tuesday, April 25




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