October 18, 2017                                                                                       PARENT ENEWS

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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. 


*Radium Girls  
October 20, 21, 27 and 28th  
Serra Auditorium

Tri-school Productions is proud to invite Mercy students and families to attend the fall play! Click HERE to learn more about this fascinating story. It is always fantastic to see the work of Mercy students as actors and crew members: it's a terrific experience for them and it is gratifying to support this relevant and important theater art! 


*Dig PINK Volleyball Match
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
Serra High School
The annual Mercy Dig Pink game is on Tuesday October 24 at Serra vs. Notre Dame San Jose. There will a Dig Pink ceremony at approximately 6:15PM prior to the Varsity match. Frosh game at 4:00PM, JV game at 5:00PM and Varsity at 6:30PM. Come out and support all 3 Mercy teams and help us to honor those who have survived breast cancer, those who are currently battling it, and those whom we have lost to the disease.


*Think Pink Rally
Friday, Oct. 27th
Mercy Students will be Cutting and
donating their hair for Locks of Love

On, Friday, October 27th at 1:10 p.m. the Mercy High School community will participate in a Think Pink Rally on the Green. During the Rally, students will be cutting hair to donate to "Locks of Love."  Classmates will cheer on our donors, each who has agreed to have at least 8 inches of hair cut for this very worthwhile project.  Locks of Love provides hair prosthetics to children with permanent and temporary hair loss. *If your daughter is interested in donating to this phenomenal cause, make sure she picks up the permission form in the main office.


*Want to show Mercy pride?
Have your daughter stop by the front office to pick up a
Mercy Burlingame car magnet!


*Halloween Carnival:  
We will be hosting a small Halloween carnival for St. Peter's first graders on Wednesday, October 25th. We need donations of candy for our trick or treating walk. 
If you can donate a bag of candy we would greatly appreciate it. Have your daughter drop it off in the Campus Ministry Office.  Thanks Ms. Simonetti


*A huge thank you to all of our blood donors and those that helped make the Red Cross Club at Mercy Burlingame a HUGE success! We collected 49 units with a goal of 40 units, so we blew our goal out of the park! The Red Cross was thrilled with the turnout and all of the help from students, faculty, staff and donors. With 49 units of blood collected, Mercy High School was able to help save 147 lives! That is something to be very proud of.


Attention Mercy Parents for Graduating Class of 2018
As your graduating senior's High School career comes to its conclusion, what better
way to celebrate their successful journey through High School than with a
celebratory announcement of pride in your child's yearbook?


From today until December 1st, Mercy High School Burlingame is offering an Early Bird Special on Yearbook Senior Celebration Ads! To purchase, follow the link below to get started. Prices for Senior Celebration Ad space start at $140, so be sure to purchase your ad space as soon as possible. Spaces are limited, so hurry now and claim your spot!


Follow the link to start the process:


Go Mercy!


Attention Senior Parents,
Jostens will be on campus for a graduation order make-up date on October 25, before school 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 every 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.



Tri-School College Fair 
Wednesday, October 18

Serra High School
Students from Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame are invited to the Tri-School College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 18 in Serra's Morton Family Gymnasium
More than 125 colleges will be represented. Breakout sessions will include the UC system, the CSU system, Community College Transfer Path, and "What a College Admissions Officer looks for in an Applicant." CLICK HERE for a list of participants and CLICK HERE for more information.


October 1st has come and gone and I hope all of you are working diligently on your ALL your applications.  With the upcoming long weekend, I hope you will have time to visit some schools and continue to work on your applications.  I know this part of the year is stressful so come by and see me.  If there is anything I can do, I am here for you!


Please see my important updates: 


CalState Apply: Be sure to complete your application early.  If any concerns come up about the application, please come by and see me and we will work on it together.  


Letters of Recommendation: Be sure to check your deadlines.  If you need your letter of recommendation prior to the deadline, email the teachers and counselors writing them to see if they can get them in sooner, otherwise we will submit them around your deadline.  


College Application Workshops: Throughout the month of October, we will be hosting application workshops after school down in Russell.  Come by for a question or two or stay for the full hour.  


Meetings with Mrs. O: After the college break next week, I will be sending out an invite to set up a meeting with me.  Please make sure you sign up with me for a check in on your college process.  


Important Websites:

Cal State Apply

UC Application

Common App

Coalition Application




Have a wonderful weekend! 


Mrs. O



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



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

Senior Water Polo Player Olivia Benedetti
Olivia is finishing up her final season of water polo in strong fashion. She has been a solid team leader for her teammates this season in the pool. She scored 5 goals against Capuchino yesterday with her cannon arm to help lead the team to a 14-1 win. In addition,she has developed into a successful defensive player in being one of the first ones back and always going for the ball. Olivia truly plays to the whistle and never gives up. Great job Olivia!


*Mercy Dig Pink Games 
Tuesday, Oct 24, at Serra
Frosh 4PM, JV 5PM, Varsity 6:30PM
Come out and support all
3 Mercy Volleyball Teams!

See above for more info



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 - Oct. 19-25


*Winter Sport tryouts start on Oct 30 
No athlete will be allowed to start the tryouts if they are not cleared to participate. Any questions, please contact Mr. Dougherty in the Athletic Director office


Basketball: Coaches will determine the length of the tryout process

Meet at College of San Mateo small gym–

Monday 4-6pm 

Tuesday- Friday 6-8pm

Saturday 10am-12pm


Soccer: Coaches will determine the length of the tryout process

Meet at Skyline College lower soccer field

Monday - Friday 3-5pm


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!


*Conditioning Schedule for the Spring Quarter Sports:
  Starts on October 30- Meet in the Grassilli Center


  • Monday and Wednesday 3-4pm- Softball and Swimming.
  • Tuesday and Thursdays 3:15-4:45pm-Track and Lacrosse


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-


*Calling all Mercy Dad's!!! 

Help Needed for Mother Daughter Tea

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


Please RSVP NOW!

Mother Daughter Tea

Sunday, October 29th

11:00am - 1:00pm

Click HERE for invite

*Mother Daughter Tea Raffle Items Request!
The Mercy Parent Club is looking for donations to help put together raffle items or an already packaged raffle prize. Below are suggestions and the wish list: Halloween or Fall themed packaged gift basket, Lululemon gift certificates, Kate Spade purse/wallet, sephora or similar gift certificate, etc. Please email Jennifer Munsey if you wish to donate to the MD Tea Raffle




  • $20 in advance 
  • $25 at the door  

Single Ticket includes: 
event admission, 10 non refundable\transferable wine\craft beer tasting tickets. 
Event Food Tickets sold separately, at event ONLY!

MUST BE 21 or Older to
purchase tickets or attend!


Support, A Toast to Mercy, by making a donation to underwrite the event.

Click HERE for Sponsorships, Advertising & Underwriting opportunities.

Wine, Brew or Food Vendor interest?

Contact Jennifer Munsey, in the Mercy advancement office,

Wine & Brew Vendor ?'s

Click here for invite

Click here for vendor agreement

Please visit the Wine, Brew & Food Event page, select the share options via social media and Google

Thank You To
our Sponsors & Advertisers!


Cabernet Sponsor Level

The Adams Family

Sauvignon Sponsor Level
David B. and Edward C. Goodstein Foundation


Buckley Education, Jeanmarie Buckley


Chardonnay Sponsor Level

Your name/business here


VINTNER Sponsor Level

Your name/business here

Please Support our Sponsors!


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​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


*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



*NEXT WEEK's MENU - please see Schoology





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!


*Help Decorate the Kohl Mansion 

for the Holidays!
We will decorate the Kohl Mansion for the holidays, Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 all day. Volunteers are asked to commit to 3 hours of continuous time or moreGreat way to meet some wonderful Mercy families! If you would like to help, email Terri Baldocci, Director of Kohl Mansion at for details.
Thank You!


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




Wednesday, October 18
Soup Supper

October 20, 21, 27, 28
Fall Play "Radium Girls"
Serra High School Theater

Click HERE to purchase tickets

October 23-27

October 24
Dig Pink Volleyball Games
Serra High School

October 27
Pink Rally

October 29

Mother Daughter Tea



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