March 29, 2017                                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


You are invited to make a difference. . . 
The Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit Dinner is next week.
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




*Dear Parents,  
As you know, we value the ways our advisory program helps fulfill our school mission on behalf of all students. We think it is a distinct benefit for the student experience at Mercy. So that we may continue to strengthen our program, we welcome your candid responses to this survey. 


We ask that you complete this survey by Monday, April 3Thank you for your participation in our survey. We will let you know the general results. 



The Advisory Program Committee


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.


*Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 4 student dismissal at 12:20pm
  • *Wednesday, April 12 has been adjusted from a B5C76 to a Minimum day. Students will be released at 12:20 p.m. Some AP teachers may hold review sessions.  

*Tri-School Orientation
Tri-School Orientation has been moved from April 10 to May 16, 7:00PM at Serra High School. All students requesting a Tri-School class are required to attend. Parents are also required to attend. 


Don't Miss...
Tri-School Productions Presents
Serra High School Theater
March 31 & April 1 - 7:30pm


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.


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


Mercy High School DANCE
Proudly presents...

Mercy Does Magic!
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Skyline College Auditorium




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


*Fall Sport Start Dates:

  • VOLLEYBALL Tryouts: August 8-11. Please note that no returning player is guaranteed a spot on a roster. Every player is expected to be at all days of the tryout sessions. Once teams are set, practice for the season will begin immediately in days following. Get your vacations in before August 8.
  • August 14: Water Polo, Golf, Tennis and Cross Country will start their practices/tryouts.
  • Conditioning sessions will start the week of June 12. Times/dates will be finalized soon. There will sessions available Monday-Thursday of each week.

*Mercy Athlete of the Week: 

Swimmer Chickie Polanco

Chickie, a senior, has been named one of the captains for this year's swim team. She has stepped up in her role as captain in helping set up all the relay teams up for the most recent swim meet. She is working hard every day in practice and already has lowered her time in the 100 Freestyle by 3 seconds. Great job Chickie, 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 30 - April 5


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




*Senior Parents:


  • Update your Naviance: Please make sure your Naviance is accurate with the schools your daughters have applied to and with the final decisions from the schools

  • Scholarship Information: Please send Mrs. Ohanessian any scholarships that your daughter has received.  We include this in the program for graduation.  
  • Waitlists: If your daughter has been placed on a waitlist and she would like to see where it goes, we strongly encourage you to claim a spot for her at another college on/before May 1st. 

  • Submit your deposit: Students have until May 1st to decide where they will be going to school.  Please check with your daughter's school of choice to see what specific information is needed in order to claim your daughter's spot in the class.  

  • Register for college placement exams: Once students have decided on where they are going to school, make sure they sign up for any placement testing they might have to complete.  Placement testing is usually done during orientation or before school starts.  Please contact Mrs. Ohanessian with any questions regarding placement testing.  



*Junior Parents:  


  • College meeting:  Please email Francesca at to schedule your appointment today.

  • REGISTER FOR THE SAT: Log on to to register for upcoming exams.  

  • REGISTER FOR THE ACT: Log on to for more information on how to register. 

  • Serra High School Case Studies night for Juniors on May 10th at 6:30 p.m.
    Join us for the 6th annual case studies night where families can meet representatives from many universities around the country.  At the end of the Case Studies, there will be a small college fair.  Representatives from Santa Clara, University of San Francisco, St. Mary's, University of the Pacific and Dominican will be available as well as many others.  

  • Spring WACAC College Fairs: Register online for the local area college fair.  
    There are fairs at Dominican, Sonoma State, St. Mary's and CSU East Bay.  

  • NACAC College Fair: April 29th at 1:30 p.m. at the Cow Palace
    Register online by clicking here.  


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


*Music at Kohl Mansion
Thanks Volunteers!

Thank you to the following volunteers for volunteering at our concert on Sunday night featuring the Alexander String Quartet with Eric Gaenslen, cellist: Christopher Albovias, Lynne Frenna, Brandon Gregg, Angelina Montenegro, Mike Popa, Sofia Postigo, Queenie Wang, and Paula Wong. We had a sold-out crowd and all of you helped to make for a wonderful concert experience for our patrons.

Our next concert is coming up quickly on April 9. If anyone is available to help with the front of house (distributing programs, taking tickets, ushering) or the post concert reception(preparing food platters, beverage service, setting up and cleaning up) from 6-10 pm, please contact Yvonne Wun at  Thank you!




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, 3/30: 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 3/31: 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


*NEXT WEEK's Menu - April 3 - 7


Monday: Open Face Greek Chicken Sandwich (Chicken Gyro )

Greek flat bread filled with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and Greek seasoned chicken, drizzled with Feta yogurt dressing and sprinkled with feta cheese

For the vegetarians, we will duplicate with Grilled Veggies ( Must pre-order early morning)


Tuesday: Minimum Day...Fish Tacos limited amount pre-orders only, including pre-orders of Sandwiches and Salads. Please place your order no later than 11:00 am for pick up by 12:30pm


Wednesday: Greek Style Meat Pasticcio Short Tube Pasta layered with Greek Spiced Ground Beef, Baked in a White Custardy Béchamel Sauce served with a house Salad


Thursday: Penne Pasta a la Kielbas a  Penne Pasta drenched in our Creamy Pink Sauce (Sun dried tomato Alfredo) with Chunks of premium Kielbasa Sausage, ribbons of sauted red onions and red bell peppers, served with a house green Salad and Ranch Dressing


Friday (NO MEAT FRIDAY): Veggie Fried Rice and Veggie Egg Rolls

Flavorful Fried rice with our special Chinese seasoning blend, with ,peas, green onions and shredded cabbage and carrots, served with a vegetarian egg roll stuffed with Cabbage, shredded carrots and mushrooms, along with our own dipping sauce....


Please Ask us about our specialty Salads, If you pre-order we can accommodate what you need and you pick up when you are ready....






Tri-School Musical
Serra High School Theater
March 31 & April 1 - 7:30PM

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

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


Easter Break 
April 13 - 24


Classes Resume
Tuesday, April 25




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