September 6, 2017                                                                                        PARENT ENEWS

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*The Mercy Welcome BBQ
is tomorrow! Thanks to everyone who has RSVP'd and volunteered their time! 

MPC is expecting over 300 Mercy Parents
at the Welcome BBQ,Thursday Sept. 7th! 


MPC is still looking for help especially with Bar Service and light clean up!

Please click HERE for the volunteer sign up link to see if you can help!

All help LARGE or small, makes
a BIG impact! 


 *School Portraits and Senior Panoramic Photo

Please use this link to view and order your photos through Lifetouch


*For Fall Sports Team Photo and Individual photos
Please click HERE to view and order your photos from Lifetouch


*As a school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, we at Mercy High School are proud of our diversity. We practice hospitality and our Catholic faith that call us to "welcome the stranger."  The following is a statement issued by the Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team on the pending elimination of DACA.

Sisters of Mercy Condemn Trump Administration's Immoral and
Unjust Ending of DACA for Young Immigrants

September 05, 2017


Today's announcement by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program represents an historic injustice and a violation of the human dignity of over 800,000 young people, while diminishing us all as a nation.


DACA, put in place by the previous Administration only after repeated failures in Congress to pass just, comprehensive immigration reform, has granted work permits and enabled young immigrants to attend school and raise families without fear of deportation. DACA recipients have become some of the most talented and hard-working members of our Mercy educational institutions and the local communities in which we live and serve.

Sisters of Mercy and our partners around the United States have a long history of working with immigrants. Our Catholic faith calls us to "welcome the stranger" and ensure a dignified life for all God's people. We join others in the faith community to stand in solidarity with DACA recipients and add our voice in strong resistance to the immoral ending of this program, as well as the Administration's threats to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for other immigrant communities.

Although President Trump had repeatedly pledged to treat DACA recipients "with heart," his decision to wind down DACA is deeply troubling. We agree that Congress needs to pass just immigration policy reform, but this action by the Administration abdicates its responsibility and promise to DACA recipients, and undermines our nation's professed values of fairness, welcome and compassion.

We will not stand by as DACA recipients and their families, as well as other undocumented immigrants and vulnerable groups, are scapegoated and blamed for the economic and social problems facing this country.

We will continue to pray and stand in solidarity with immigrant communities. We will work with other coalitions to end the cruel systems of detention and deportation, and advocate for Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017 and other just bipartisan legislation that enshrines the values of family unity and replaces this country's outdated immigration system.


*Help Needed for Alumnae Homecoming

On Sunday, September 17th, Mercy alumnae from around the country will gather and celebrate Homecoming.  We will need some students and parents (are of course welcome to help) to help us out that morning!  We will be putting note cards on the tables, arranging name tags and directing alumnae to the Coffee/Mass with the Sisters. 

We will need help from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  You will need to come in full Mercy dress uniform.  You will of course be given basic service hours for this help. Ask a friend to come with you – this is a very fun morning and we could really use your help!  Please let Mrs. Fraher if you would be interested in helping that day! You can contact her at: or call 6650.762.1192


*Mercy Admission Season is Open...
Spread the word about Mercy!

Our current Mercy parents are crucial in our Admission efforts. Tell everyone you know about the great experience your daughter is having here.


Also, please share the upcoming events with any
friends who have 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls:



Learn more about becoming a Mercy Crusader at our website: 


*Screening of the documentary Angst
September 19th - 7-9PM
Holy Name School - SF

Holy Name School is hosting a screening of the documentary Angst: Normalizing the Conversation around Anxiety for Kids and Teens on Tuesday, September 19th from 7-8PM.
Please go to for ticket information.


Click HERE for flyer


*Magnus Health 

All students must have emergency contact information updated on Magnus Health, an online database via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Families should upload Physical and Immunization records, provide medical and emergency information, electronically sign off on the Consent for Treatment form and Athletic Contract. Athletes must have this completed by Wednesday, Sept 6th. If any athlete is not registered by then they will not practice or play until all the information is received.  Please click HERE for more information.


Congratulations on a successful 
Mercy Bowl-A-Thon Kickoff!!

Mercy High School's Bowl-A-Thon is one of the highlights of the fall semester, thanks to the Student Body Officers (SBOs) who put on an amazing day for all of our Mercy students!

Again this year, Mercy has partnered with eTeamSponsor to administer and support the Bowl-A-Thon fundraising efforts ONLINE!  eTeamSponsor is an innovating software platform that enables schools, Foundations and non profits to raise funds safely and effectively.


  • Click HERE for Additional Parent\Guardian information about eTeamSponsor
  •  Click HERE for All Bowl-A-Thon information, Instructions, Prizes.
  • Click HERE for The Head of School Bowl a Thon letter (included in the Mercy summer mailing)
  •  Click HERE for permission slip PDF



For additional Bowl a Thon information please visit the Mercy Bowl a Thon page on the Mercy Website


Dining/Cashless Campus Mercy sponsors a cashless card program through which allows students to make purchases on campus quickly, easily, efficiently, and helps our families reduce the need for checks and cash. The program provides a convenient alternative method of payment with just a scan of a student's ID card.
For more information click HERE.


Shop for Mercy Escrip & Benefit mobile and Link

Help support Mercy with your everyday shopping! Register online with these various sites and select Mercy High School Burlingame as your school choice! Each time you make an eligible purchase a donation is made to Mercy! It's easy! It's Fun! It's Powerful!


eScrip  - Log on to and go to "sign up"
Designate Mercy High School- Mercy Parent Network - eScrip Group ID – 137617387. 
​Register your debit/credit cards

eScrip Benefit Mobile App - buy and redeem gift cards instantly from your mobile device! Click HERE for info on how to get app


Tri-School Walk for 
Catholic Worker

Saturday, September 16th

Help raise money for the Catholic Worker
House in San Bruno, $40 donation. 

Walk starts at Mercy High School 9:00 am
Ends at Catholic Worker Hospitality HouseSaint Bruno Church, 555 San Bruno Ave., San Bruno (get picked up at St. Bruno's at 12:15 pm)

Sign up today on the Campus Ministry Door. Each participant is asked to raise $40, and walk for the Catholic Worker 
Hospitality House. Checks should be made out to: Catholic Worker Hospitality House. Please write walker's name on the memo line of each check. 

To Participate: Turn in Permission Slip to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, September 13th.  Students will earn 3 supplemental service learning hours and one learning hour  Click HERE for flyer and HERE for permission slip.



Blood Drive
Tues., Oct. 10

Blood Drive at Burlingame Community sponsored by Mercy High School on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
We need you!


*College Visits:  The colleges will be visiting us starting next week.  Check your naviance and college visit calendar for any upcoming schools.  Be sure to give your teachers 24 hours notice that you will be missing class. All meetings will be in Room 306. 


*Meeting with Mrs. O: Set up your meeting with me in the upcoming weeks.  We will go over your list and create an action plan for applying to college. Email me or stop by to set up a meeting. 


The UC Application is available!: Click HERE to start working on your application!


The Common App is available!: Click here to begin work on your application!


Personal Statement Help: Get help writing your personal statement from the counseling department or the English teachers.  Everyone is happy to help with your personal statement.  Please reach out to one of us for help! 


If you have any questions, my door will be open and the counselors will have candy so come on by and see me! Mrs. Ohanessian

College Visitation Week
Mercy encourages students to visit prospective colleges in order to make an informed decision about possible attendance. Families are encouraged to book these trips in line with the scheduled Mercy school holidays. Mercy seniors can also tour schools during College Visitation Week, October 11th-13th, 2017.



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.

Charlie Dougherty
Athletic Director


*For Fall Sports Team and Individual photos 

Please click HERE to view and order your photos from Lifetouch


*Did you have a great time at the Rally??? Did it make you want to be even more spirited?  If so you are in luck. Mercy Cheer will be holding a late cheer audition for those who missed the first tryouts.  We'd love to have you audition for our Nationally ranked cheer team. Auditions will be tomorrow, September 7th,  from 3-5pm at PCM chher studio.

The address is Address: 389 Oyster Point Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 Reach out to coach Becca if you need more information. Phone: (650) 952-2780 


*Mercy Athlete of the Week
Sophomore Maya Zeidan
Maya is a returning golf team member who excelled in her first season at Mercy. She is already proving to be a most valuable asset to this year's team. Thru, 3 practice rounds, a league match and a tournament, Maya has been the low score medalist for the team each round. Maya has a great work ethic that shows how much she cares for the team and her golf game. Great job Maya, keep shooting those low scores!


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


*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the upcoming week of Sept. 7-13


*It is Mandatory that each family be fully registered in the Magnus system. You activate your daughters profile by going thru the Parents PowerSchool account. If an athlete is not fully registered in showing a sports clearance physical form and having all emergency contact information on file, they will not be allowed to practice or play until all information is submitted. Signed athletic contracts must be checked off as well. There will be no exceptions!


*If your daughter is planning on playing basketball or soccer, please start the Magnus registration process now to get clearance. Get your sports physical done now. No athlete will be allowed to start the tryouts on Oct 30 if they are not cleared to participate.


Conditioning Schedule for the Fall: Meet in the Grassilli Center

  • Monday and Wednesday 3-4pm Varsity Volleyball
  • Starting on Tuesday Sept 5: We will have conditioning sessions for any Winter and Spring Season Athlete: Meet in the Grassilli Center -  Tuesday and Thursdays

Treatment times: Any athlete who is in need of treatment for injury, Emerald will be available in Grassilli Center Monday and Wednesday from 4-5pm


All results of each team can be found in the Mercy scoreboard-



Save the dates!

Mercy Moms' Night - Thursday, September 21st
Mercy Dads' Night - Thursday, September 28th


Ways to get involved? 

All Parents play an important role at Mercy and we encourage you to get involved with MPC.

Your participation at any level benefits the entire community.

For more information and sign-ups click HERE or visit the Parent section of the Mercy Website or click HERE to go directly to the sign up form.



Please click HERE for Placement Opportunities, Immersion Trips, Requirements and Saturday's of Service. For questions please email Peter Diaz at




Back By Popular Demand! 


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


You can experience all of this and much more by signing up here:
 Lights, Camera, Los Angeles


Deadline to sign up before the prices go up is September 26th Space is limited so make sure you reserve your spot!


For additional information, please contact Nadine Baroudi at


Science Research Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Easter break 2018 - led by Ecology Project International

Would you like to snowshoe across a gorgeous valley
while tracking wolves and bison??

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

Any questions? Please see Ms. Lambdin or Dr. Bradley.

Enrollment deadline is Sept. 30.


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


*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, 9/7: BBQ Chicken with Mash Potatoes and Corn
  • Friday, 9/8: Orange Glazed Chicken with Steamed Rice and Asian veggie blend


*NEXT WEEK's Menu Please see Schoology


Don't forget to check out the variety of specialty Salads daily changing to fit your taste and busy schedule....and if you ask the day before for a specialty Salad, we will gladly prepare it for you.  Feed back is greatly appreciated on menu and new items, we are here thriving to please your taste buds :=)


Have an awesome week

Your Friends at Mercy's Café



Mercy Parents and Students Needed for Music at Kohl Concert Series
Music at Kohl Mansion opens its season on October 22 and runs through April 15, 2018. Mercy parents and students are needed as volunteers to help with front of house duties (taking tickets, distributing programs, ushering) and concert reception help (preparing food platters, setting up, serving, cleaning up) on the following Sunday evenings from about 6-10pm:

October 22, November 12, December 17, January 21, 
February 4, March 4, March 25, April 15


This is a fun way to get to know other Mercy parents and students, listen to world-class chamber musicians, all while helping out Music at Kohl (non-profit chamber music concert presenter and local music education provider). Students receive service credit for hours served. For more information or to sign up to volunteer for any of the concert dates, please contact volunteer coordinator/ program administrator Yvonne Wun at For more information about our concert series, link to:





Thursday, September 7
Welcome BBQ


Tuesday, September 12
Service Learning & Club Fair


Wednesday, September 13
Senior Parent Night


Thursday, September 14
Early dismissal 


Friday, September 15
Tri-School Senior Giants Night


Saturday, September 16
Walk for Catholic Worker



Prayers and Petitions


Faculty/Staff Directory




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