October 4, 2017                                                                                       PARENT ENEWS

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*Congratulations on a Successful Student Driven Bowl-A-Thon Fundraising Campaign!

eTeamSponsor and Mercy are finishing calculating the final numbers!  Individual Student Winners and Top Advisory Winners should be announced this Friday October 6th and prizes awarded the week of October 8th!


*National Testing Day - Wed., October 11th
The PSAT will be administered at Mercy on Wednesday, October 11th. This is a way of gaining practice with standardized testing and becoming more comfortable with the thought of taking the official SAT or ACT later on. More information about understanding the scores and future test prep opportunities will be coming soon. Seniors do not have school the 11th, 12th and 13th of this week and are encouraged to visit colleges and work on their applications.

PSAT - 8/9 Student Guide

PSAT/NMSQT - Student Guide


*Don't Miss Radium Girls
this year's Tri School Fall Play! 
Running October 20, 21, 27 and 28th 

Serra Auditorium

Radium Girls is based on the true story of the women and men who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J., Radium Girls is a fast-paced stage play. A wry examination of the commercialization of science and the twin American obsessions with the pursuit of health and wealth makes this original drama from DW Gregory relevant and entertaining.


Save the date! 
*Soup Supper
Wednesday, October 18th 6-7:30
Our annual soup supper benefiting Catherine's Center will be on Wednesday, October 18th from 6-7:30pm  It is an inspiring and educational evening.  It includes a simple soup supper and a speaker from Catherine's Center.  The cost of the event is $10.00 per person The money goes directly to Catherine's Center, which is a transitional program for women transitioning from the justice system into society.  Catherine's Center is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Mercy.  Students will receive 2 hours of LEARNING service hours if they attend.  If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Angie Simonetti at


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


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



*Freshman Retreat

Monday, October 16
Fort Miley-Ropes Course
The freshman retreat offers freshmen a chance to step away from their "inside" world and to enjoy God's creation while developing confidence, trust, support, communication, cooperation and leadership skills.  The retreat is on Monday, October 16th from 8-2:30. (Depending on traffic we can be a iittle late)  The program uses team and trust activities in combination with higher climbing elements. Below are two permission forms that need to be completed and returned to the student's religion teacher. 


PLI Form

Mercy Permission Form



*Attention Senior Parents,
Bill Reid from Jostens met with the senior class on Thursday, September 27 and spoke to them about their graduation orders. Each senior was provided a graduation planner. Please review this information with your senior. Jostens will be on campus on October 5 and 6 during lunch in the cafeteria to accept orders for the cap and gown and graduation announcements and accessories. You may also place your order online at The cap and gown unit is included in your tuition, but very senior must place their order their cap and gown. No exceptions!  If you have any questions you may reach out to Mr. Reid at 415-472-7871 or



If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2018 Senior Panoramic Photo please use the link below.




*Junior Parents:  
Kairos Retreat Information 
This week, during the junior religion classes, seniors will come and talk to them about the Kairos retreat that they can experience this year.  This is an amazing experience and opportunity for your daughters.  The spaces do fill up quickly so if you wish your daughter to attend, please encourage her to sign up.   The cost of the retreat is $200.00.  To reserve a spot we ask that you pay the entire $200 which is due by Tuesday, October 17th.  
The dates for Kairos this year are:  Monday 11/6/17-Wednesday, November 8th OR Tuesday January 9th-Thursday 1/11/18.  If you have any questions please email Angie at




Blood Drive
Tues., Oct. 10

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


Seniors should be working on their 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.


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
Volleyball player Ally Remulla

Now a 2nd year starter at the libero position on the Varsity, Ally is once again playing stellar. Last Thursday in a win at Notre Dame SJ, she had 25 digs. She followed up with a very strong performance in the CIVT tournament on Saturday in Sacramento in which she had 35 digs in 5 games. The team went 4-1 for the day. Ally is relentless in going for balls and diving all over the court. She is very spirited in her play with strong communication on the court. Great Job Ally!



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 o - Oct. 5-11


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-


*Save the Date!

MPC Mom's Pot Luck Mixer Tuesday, October 17th


*Save the Date!

Mother Daughter Tea

Sunday, October 29th

11:00am - 1:00pm

Click HERE for invite

*Calling all Mercy Dad's!!! Please help to make this a special day for all Mercy students and their Mothers! Click HERE and sign up NOW!


*Save the Date!

Taste and Take Wine Event!
Friday, November 17th

Join fellow wine lovers, vintners & connoisseurs for an evening of tasting and conversation at the Kohl Mansion. 50% of all wine sales will be donated to Mercy High School



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


*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, 10/5:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Friday, 10/6:  Minimum Day..No Special, however Café is opened for pre-orders of Sandwiches and Salads. Please place your order no later than 11:00 am for pick up by 12:30pm


  • Monday: Beef Fajita Quesadillas served with Salad and Chips and Salsa
    Slices of lean beef sautéed with sliced onions and red peppers, spread inside our flour tortillas with our shredded Mexican blend cheese, along side of a cilantro dressing salad.
  • Tuesday: Focaccia Burgers Our Secret Recipe All Beef Burger Grilled to perfection served on our soft and fluffy home made Rosemary and Chives Focaccia bread. Aside of Spring mix salad and our home made Balsamic Vinaigrette will complete this gourmet meal.   



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!


*Come to the Mercy Center Bookstore for your Christmas shopping!
Christmas books, gifts and cards will be available beginning Wednesday, October 4.  The Mercy Bookstore has gifts
perfect for your list!

Hours:  Wed 12 to 2 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2300 Adeline Dr, Burlingame




Minimum Day

Friday, October 6
12:20PM dismissal


Tuesday, October 10


Wednesday, October 11
National Testing Day


Thursday, October 12
Student Holiday


Friday, October 13
Mercy Holiday

Monday, October 16
Freshman Retreat

Tuesday, October 17
Junior Ring Ceremony

Wednesday, October 18
Soup Supper



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