May 31, 2017                                                                                              PARENT ENEWS


This is our final Mercy Parent eNews
of the 2016-2017 school year!

Look for Mercy's first
Parent eNews of the 2017-2018

school year which will be sent Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
Wishing you a relaxing
and enjoyable summer!!!


Congratulations Class of 2017!



*Mercy Graduation
Family & Guest Entrance - Info & Map
Click HERE for Information & Map


*Mercy Graduation
Special Entrance for Handicap Guests -
Info & Map

Click HERE for Information & Map


Please click HERE for Important 2017 Graduation Information.


Photo of Daughter Receiving Her Diploma... In two weeks you can log onto to order your daughter's graduation picture of her receiving her diploma. The password to access the picture will be emailed to you once we receive it.  Please note that the password will not be created until after the graduation practice Friday. If you have any problems please contact Assistant Head of School for Student Life, Summer Dittmer.


If you would like to have a DVD of Mercy High School's Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, they will be available to order for $65.00. Families need to pre-order their DVD's by bringing a check made out to Mercy High School by Friday, June 2nd. All DVDs will need to be picked up in the main office after two weeks


*There are five tickets left! Forms in Ms. Dittmer's office - Senior Grad Nite at Disneyland June 7th.  Please click HERE for details. Thousands of seniors will join our celebration on June 7th  we will depart on Wednesday and return Thursday morning.  



*PowerSchool will be unavailable from Thursday, June 1 at 10am until Wednesday, June 7 when grades are published. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Montoya via email or at 650 762 1111. 


*Summer Reading and Assignments
Please click HERE for letter regarding summer reading and assignments

Please click HERE for spreadsheet of summer reading and assignments



*Important Dates for 2017-18 Beginning of School


August 8 - 11: Volleyball Conditioning & Tryouts
August 14: Fall Sports Try Outs
August 14: Link Crew Commissioner meeting
August 15 & 16: Mandatory Link Crew Leader Training
August 17: GAA leadership Team Meeting
August 17: New Family Welcome Mass & Reception
August 18: Welcome Day (Freshman Orientation) Free Dress for Freshmen
August 18: 9 - 11:00 Transfer Student Orientation Free Dress
August 21: 8:30 Freshman & Sophomore Full Uniform Orientation
August 21: 12:30 Juniors & Seniors Full Uniform Orientation
August 22: First Day of School
August 23: First Day of Tri School
August 22 & 23: Fall Play Auditions


Ushers Needed for Graduation on Sunday, June 4th - We need just a few more ushers for graduation, please let me know if you can help! Parents are needed from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Sunday June 4, 2017 at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. This is a great way for underclass parents to get a sneak peak at what graduation will be like for your daughter. Please click below to sign up or email Jennifer Munsey at for details.


Donate back Used Uniforms...  
Do you have any Mercy uniforms around your house that your daughter doesn't need anymore? Please drop them by the Main Office and we'll offer them to other Mercy students at our upcoming Used Uniform Sales. We'll take skirts, polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, vests, shorts, etc! We'll hold a used uniform sale in June.


The MPC sponsored Used Uniform
Sale dates and times are: 

  • Tues. June 20th - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed. June 21st - 8:00am - 12:00 noon



*SAT Prep at Mercy this Summer
Getting ready for the SAT is hard to do alone!
Come to Mercy'S SAT prep class this summer
and increase those scores!


Click HERE for more information


Parking Permit Requests for the Class of 2018
are now available in the Main Office.

The requirements are as follows:
1. Form must be completed and signed by student AND parent. 
2. Copy of Drivers License must be attached.
3. Fee of $100 (please make checks payable to Mercy High School)
Please bring all required paperwork and fee to Mrs. Folan in the Main Office. 

* Rising Seniors: You will have the rest of the school year and one week at the beginning of next school year to get parking permits.  Following that time parking will be opened to Rising Juniors. Questions? Please Email Mrs. Folan at


*Congratulations Seniors!  Final transcripts will be mailed or sent via Naviance in mid June.  Please check your naviance to ensure that your transcript is going to the correct school.  


*Juniors and Junior Parents: A letter will be mailed and emailed next week with a summer checklist and important things to remember over the summer about the College Process.  Be sure to check your email.  


Science Research Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Easter break 2018

led by Ecology Project International


Winter in Yellowstone is a dynamic and thrilling season. Bison crowd around thermal pools while the park's predators prepare their own winter strategies. Travel and learn with EPI - you'll go beyond what most park visitors see by working with park researchers, studying animal tracks by snowshoe and heading to the Lamar Valley for a day of wolf observation.

See the following links for more information. 

Mercy Yellowstone Trip Details and Enrollment

Redefine the Classroom

Click HERE for flyer


Do you like movies and acting?  Would you like to learn some Hollywood movie make-up secrets? Visit live movie and TV studio sets? Get a private tour of the fabulous Getty Museum? Disney? Universal Studios? 


You can experience all of this and much more! 

Join us by enrolling at: Lights, Camera, Los Angeles


Fancy a trip across the pond??? The VPA summer 2018 destinations include London, Paris, Venice and Rome.


I hope you're as excited as I am. Here is the link to sign up!!! I'd do it quick.


Gary Ferguson


*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the upcoming week of
June 1 - 3


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


*Best of luck to Senior Teme Fanguna who has qualified for the CIF State Track and Field meet in the discuss. Teme will be competing on Friday June 2 in Fresno. Her event starts at 3pm.


*All members of spring teams should have returned their uniform to the Athletic Director. Uniforms should be cleaned and laundered before returning. Any uniforms not returned by the end of the school term will result in the family being charged a replacement fee.


*We would like to give special thanks to Dr Neal Berger from the Soar Clinic as well as many staff members from Pacific THERx for coming to Mercy on Tuesday May 23 to conduct physical examinations needed for sports clearance. We had many of our athletes take advantage of having their sports physicals done right here at Mercy.


Mercy Burlingame Summer Athletics:
Available to all registered Mercy students

  • Volleyball Open Gyms: Wednesday June 14,21,28, July 5,12,19-Will take place at Our Lady of Angels gym in Burlingame from 7-9 pm. The July 19 session will take place at St Catherine's gym in Burlingame 7-9pm.  Sessions will be supervised by Mercy volleyball coaches
  • Basketball Open Gyms: Tuesday June 13,20,27 July 11,18- Will take place at Our Lady of Angels gym in Burlingame from 7-9pm. The July 18 session will take place at St Catherine's gym in Burlingame 7-9pm. Sessions will be supervised by Mercy basketball coaches
  • Golf:  Mercy golf coaches will oversee sessions at the driving range starting .Place and day TBD
  • Water Polo: Mercy Water Polo coach will hold open sessions on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8am at the Mercy Pool. Starts on June 12.
  • Cross Country:  Cross Country coach will lead girls on a Saturday morning run starting at 9am. Meet at south side of Sawyer Camp trail of Black Mountain Road. Runs will take place on June 17,24, July 1,8,15,22.
  • Lacrosse camp available:  Mercy lacrosse coach runs the camp. Click HERE for 2017 Lacrosse Camp Flyer

Strength and Conditioning Sessions:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5pm . Meet at the Mercy Grassilli Center weight room. Sessions will take place on June 12,14,19,21,26,28 July 5,10,12,17,19 Will be supervised by Pacific THERx trainer.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11am. Meet at the Mercy Grassilli Center weight room. Sessions will take place on June 13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29 July 5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20. Will be supervised by Mercy track coach Sunny Diaz


Fall Sport Tryouts and Starting Dates:

  • Volleyball: August 8-11. All players are expected to be at tryouts from the first day. Varsity, JV and Frosh teams will finalized during this period.
  • Tennis, Golf, Water Polo and Cross Country: August 14- It will be determined by the coaches as to whether there will be cuts in each of the sports.

Questions: Contact Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty at 650-762-1107 or

Or Assistant Athletic Director Claire Rietmann-Grout at 650-762-1106 or


The Mercy High School Athletics Department is excited to offer our new varsity letterman jackets. Athletes who have lettered and competed in two varsity seasons of sport are eligible to order a jacket. Jackets can be worn with the school uniform on a daily basis and will be a long lasting memento of a high school athletic career. Jackets can be ordered for a base price of $115, which includes the block M. For an additional cost, athletes may embroider their name and sport, add their class year on the sleeve, and have a Mercy chenille patch on the back.  Please see Coach RG ( for questions and an order form. Sample jackets are available to try on in the SBO Office. Jackets take about six weeks to custom make and will be delivered in the summer.





Our 35th season begins on October 22 - anyone interested in volunteering with us should contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator. I will contact you in October. If you have received my emails, I will continue to contact you. Let me know also if you wish to be removed from my list. Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you in the fall!


Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator - Music at Kohl Mansion




Thurs., June 1

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 7


 Baccalaureate Mass

June 3 - OLA



June 4

St. Ignatius Church



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