September 20, 2017                                                                                       PARENT ENEWS

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*The Mercy Glow Bowl-A-Thon at Bel Mateo was a fun
celebration of Mercy Class and Advisory Spirit!

9 More Days to Go!


To reach our $55,000 Goal WE NEED 100% PARTICIPATION

Each student is asked to raise a minimum of $75

Prom or Formal Day OFF- Raise $175 by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:00PM


Prizes for the Top Sponsorship amounts collected by a student are:

1st place:   $175 gift certificate package

2nd place:  $125 gift certificate package

3rd place:   $75 gift certificate package  

The Top Advisory that has collected the largest amount of money will
receive 3% of the total amount back to their Advisory. It will then be up to the winning Advisory what they would like to do with their money. They can plan their own
pizza party; donate it back to the school or to a Mercy Charity.

The Advisory with the highest Bowling score at the Bowl a thon itself
will receive $100 for their Advisory.


Class Spirit Points

The Top Class that has collected the largest amount of money EACH WEEK for the
4 Week campaign will receive 10 Mercy Spirit points.  Each class seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen are eligible to earn 10 spirit points per week!

Note: to be eligible for prizes, including Formal or Prom day off,

All money must be in by 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29th 2017

**No exceptions!**

  • 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 



*MPC Mercy Moms Mixer


Thursday, Sept. 21

 Mercy Cafeteria


Mercy Gear sample sizes will be

available to try on at the MOM's Mixer. See below MPC section

for gear and sizes.






*Save the Date

MPC Mercy Dad's Mixer

Next Thursday!

September 28th



Please Join us to Celebrate the
start of a New School Year!


*Please share the upcoming events with any friends who have 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls


Girls on the Green
Monday - October 2, 2017
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

6th, 7th and 8th graders, join us for Girls on the Green, a day of Mercy athletics and activities including volleyball, robotics, silk screening, tennis, STEM activities, softball, tinkering, basketball, lacrosse, dance, art and more!


Register for Girls on the Green here!


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 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 Week Spirit Dress Up:

The theme for Monday's Spirit Dress was "Dress like your favorite teacher." Many students were creative and put great thought into their costumes! However, much of the student body took the opportunity to use it as a free dress day and not wear appropriate attire. Teachers do not wear jeans or yoga leggings on a normal basis; therefore, these items were not approved. As a result, many students received uniform infractions.


Spirit Day themes are specific and not to be used as free dress. Due to the confusion, all uniform infractions issued on Monday will be rescinded. However, the entire school will be expected to wear day-to-day uniform on Friday, September 29, 2017


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





Blood Drive
Tues., Oct. 10

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


*About now, you should be working on your college applications and personal statements.  The CSU Application will be available in October so its a good time to finish up on the UC and Common App.  


Here are the weekly updates:


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  


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! 

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


*Mercy Athlete of the Week
Tennis Player Marla Mobraten
Marla, a Senior,has been working hard on improving her skills and has shown considerable progress this pre-season. This all came to fruition during the team's first match of the season where Marla and her doubles partner had a convincing win for the Crusaders. More importantly, Marla continues to exhibit strong leadership qualities and will captain the team once again this season.



For Fall Sports Team and Individual photos 

Please click HERE to view and order your photos from Lifetouch

*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. 21-27


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. Click HERE for more information. 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-


MPC Gear samples will be available to try on at the MPC Mom's Mixer

Thursday Sept. 21st at 7:00pm in the Mercy Cafeteria!


*MPC Special Order Mercy Gear!

The Mercy Parent Club launched ALL NEW Mercy Merchandise at the Welcome BBQ.  The Ladies Vest and Jacket with the Mercy Logo have also been approved for Mercy students to wear as outer wear except on formal uniform days!


ORDER FORMS & MONEY NEED TO BE TURNED IN TO THE MAIN OFFICE ATTENTION JENNIFER MUNSEY BY FRIDAY SEPT. 29TH FOR THIS ORDER!  ALL Orders will be delivered to Mercy for pick up, 2 weeks from the order due date.


-Click HERE for PDF of the image at left


-Click HERE for order & sizing information

-Click HERE for printable order 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


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, 9/21:  Shepherd's Pie Creamy mashed potatoes with a layer of seasoned Ground Beef, Peas, Carrots and cheese served with a side of Spring Mix and Italian Vinaigrette
  • Friday, 9/22:  MERCY DAY!!!

*NEXT WEEK's Menu Sept. 25 - Sept. 29


Monday:  Chicken Tostada Salad Bowl  A Large crispy baked Flour Tortilla filled with our famous Spanish Rice, Beans and perfectly seasoned chicken breast bites, topped with lettuce , tomatoes, Mexican cheese blend, salsa and sour cream.

Please order before 9:00am for a vegetarian


Tuesday:  Meat or Spinach Calzones  Our Home made Pizza dough, smothered with our scrumptious Pizza Sauce, filled with Pepperoni, Cheese and our Gourmet home made loose sausage , OR a rich , creamy cheese and spinach filling , sealed with a hand braid and baked to golden brown.  Always a favorite


Wednesday:  Chicken Parmesan Sandwich  seasoned and breaded breast of chicken baked to crispiness, served with our rich Marinara Sauce and Parmesan cheese in a Toasted Ciabatta bread. Served with field of green salad and a creamy Italian dressing. 

For the vegetarians, we will duplicate with an Eggplant Parmesan ( Please pre-order).


Thursday:  Swedish Meatballs over Egg Noodles  Juicy all beef seasoned Swedish style meatballs (mild and Smokey) soaked in a creamy mushroom sauce, served over egg noodles with a side of green Salad and buttermilk dressing


Friday:  Our Own Hot Dog Croissant with a side of Chili  An all beef lean Hot Dog wrapped with our home made Pizza dough ,baked to golden brown, served with a side of beef and beans chili...This is a "to die for special ", limited quantity will be made, SO PLEASE Pre-Order :=) 




*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:


Thank you to those who signed up with us at the Mercy Service fair.
We will be in contact with you throughout the season to check on your availability
at each concert. We look forward to having you join us!




September 18-22


Thursday, September 21
MPC Moms' Night


Friday, September 22
Mercy Day

All School Photo, Mass, Rally 

Tuesday, September 26

Junior Parent Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Hall


Thursday, September 28

MPC Dad's Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM




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