September 13, 2017                                                                                       PARENT ENEWS

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*Mercy Bowl-A-Thon Updates and Reminders!
Permission slips are past due! If you have not turned one in
PLEASE do it today & avoid being called out of Class!

~ Check your personal Goal on your eTeamsite, if you have not registered,
PLEASE do it today to avoid being called out of Class!

The Minimum $75 raise is due by Monday Sept. 18th if you want
Prom or Formal Day off you need to raise $175 by Sept 29th!

~The easiest way to reach your personal Goal and Help Mercy reach the total $55,000 Goal is to enter 20 qualified email contacts and share your
personal campaign page by TEXT & Social Media!

  • 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 
  • Click HERE for permission slip PDF

Save the dates!


*Mercy Moms' Night
Thursday, September 21st

click HERE for flyer


Mercy Dads' Night
Thursday, September 28th



If you would like to apply to CSF using your Spring 2017 grades, please turn in the attached application to Mrs. Ohanessian by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.  Do not leave applications in the main office. Late applications will not be considered. Click HERE for application


  • You must reapply every semester
  • Always use grades from the prveious semester ONLY
  • The application fee is $5.00 per semester
  • A transcript or report card must be attached to the application

*AP EXAM FEES DUE October 11, 2017:

Students taking AP exams this year must submit this FORM with a check for their AP Exams. Exams are $94 per exam. If you are taking an AP exam at Serra or Notre Dame, you must pay the exam fee at the host school.  All fees and forms are due to Mrs. Morello in Russell Hall by October 11, 2017.   Please come see College Counselor Francesca Ohanessian with any questions about the AP Exams. 


 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


*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.


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!


*Now is the time that we want to be narrowing down the schools you hope to apply to and starting work on your applications. 


Here are the links to the open applications (CSU applications will be available October 1st!):


College Visits: The colleges will continue 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. 


SAT/ACT Testing:  Make sure you are registered for a test this fall. The last accepted test date is December so be sure to register before then.  Register for the SAT at and the ACT  


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! 

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


*Due to the early dismissal from school tomorrow (Thursday, Sept 14), conditioning will take place from 1:15-2:30pm. Meet at Grassilli Center.


For Fall Sports Team and Individual photos 

Please click HERE to view and order your photos from Lifetouch


*Mercy Athlete of the Week
Cross Country runner Muriel Butler  
Muriel, a senior has started this cross country season by finishing first in the annual Mercy B/Mercy SF race. Her first place finish helped Mercy B beat Mercy SF. The team swept the first 5 places of the race. In addition, Muriel ran an extremely competitive race this past Saturday at the Lowell Invitational. She averaged 7.26 per mile in the race. Her time this year beat her time by 45 seconds in the same race last year. Muriel is also a valued team leader who is setting good example for the younger team members by her strong work ethic each day in practice. Congratulations and Great job Muriel!


*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. 14-20


*Soccer Players: There will be an interest meeting for any girl interested in playing soccer this upcoming season at Mercy. Meeting will be at 1:30pm (during collab) on Sept 20 in the bleachers by the pool in Grassilli.


*It is Mandatory that each family be fully registered in the Magnus system. You can only activate your daughters profile by going thru the Parents PowerSchool account. If an athlete is not fully registered as showing a sports clearance physical form, all emergency contact information and consent to treat, they will not be allowed to practice or play until all information required 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. Do not wait till the last moment to make an appointment. 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-



*Thank you to All who attended and volunteered your time at the Mercy Welcome BBQ!

Parents enjoyed a fabulous BBQ Dinner prepared by EMERGENCY BBQ Catering, Proprietor & Fellow Mercy Parents Jeremy & Kerry Sowers (Meghan 2021)

Thank You to all our volunteers:

Pamela Cochran, Janie Dawes, Beth Noll, Ana Brownstein, Marc O'Brien, Lisa Ollerton, Kerry Sowers, Heather Luftman, Rhonda Melnik, Marci Ganoza, Laura and Mark Callagy, Greet Jaspaert, Chona Menchavez, Joe Ajam, Vanessa Lara, Kathy Harold, Claire Rietmann-Grout, Sarah Murphy, Shannon LeCompte, Patricia Glasser, Jen Lambdin, Sarah Rowan, Yoyo Wu, Carol Kolski


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




*Sojourn to the Past
Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting
Woodside HIgh School
Sept. 20 - 6:30pm

If you are interested in attending Sojourn to the Past, there is a mandatory parent and student meeting at Woodside High School Theatre on Sept. 20th from 6:30 - 8:30. Please send Mr. Wootten an email if you plan to attend. Tom Wootten 


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


*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. 

there will be a price increase of $75 on October 1st. Thus, anyone who enrolls after September 30th, 2017 will see that $75 program price increase

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, 9/14: Minimum Day. Sandwiches and Salads can be pre-ordered in the morning to pick up at Break or after school. we will not be making lunch after school.
  • Friday, 9/15: Greek Style Meat Pasticcio  Short Tube Pasta layered with Greek Spiced Ground Beef, Baked in a White Bechamel Sauce Served with a house Green Salad


*NEXT WEEK's Menu Please see Schoology


Please Visit the cafeteria for our new and improved daily salad selections


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 14
Early dismissal 


Friday, September 15
Tri-School Senior Giants Night


Saturday, September 16
Walk for Catholic Worker

September 18-22

Tuesday, September 19

(Bel Mateo Bowl)
No classes @Mercy

Thursday, September 21
MPC Moms' Night



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