November 15, 2017                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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Celebration of Life for Carol Galletta 
Mercy High School will be holding a celebration of Carol's life on Tuesday, November 21st at noon at Our Lady of Angels Church on Hillside Drive, followed by a reception at Kohl Mansion. This mass will be attended by all the Mercy students, faculty and staff. We invite all families, alumnae and others who knew and loved Carol to join us in remembering someone who was a special presence in all our lives.




Volunteers Needed for
Wine, Brew and Food
"Taste and Take Event"

Friday, Nov. 17 

Click HERE to signup



Nov. 19


- The Mercy Parent Club Needs volunteers to help with Open House. Please click HERE to sign up!

 - Parking Volunteers We need 3-4 parents to help direct cars to parking lots on campus during Open House on Sunday Nov. 19 from 11:15am - 2pm. Patricia Glasser

- We need one more to drive school van from the lower lots. Hours are 11:30 to 3:30. Email Lynn Beal at if you can help! We will need a copy of your driver's license for the school's insurance policy.


Help Needed for Christmas at Kohl

The Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique will be happening on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Please click HERE to Sign up.


If you use Next Door Neighbor please post this event. Click HERE for blurb, thank you!



Mercy is hosting our Open House this Sunday, Nov. 19th! Please help us expand our community's reach, and get wonderful prospective families interested in attending! 

4 Simple Ways to Help:

  1. Word of mouth - Tell your friends and neighbors about your family's experience at Mercy!
  2. Social support - 'Like' our Facebook page and 'Share' our posts about admissions events like Open House and Shadow Days! 
  3. Rep Mercy Swag - Mercy B car stickers, sweatshirts and lawn signs all help get our name out!
  4. Neighborhood networking - Post to NextDoor, Patch and other neighborhood boards that Open House is coming up! Click HERE for the flyer and here is our text version:  Join us at Mercy High School in Burlingame for our  OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, November 19 from 12 noon to 3pm This a great event for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and their families to get to know Mercy, 

    or visit campus again!




& SAVE $$$



Friday, Nov. 17th


  • $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!


Live Music! featuring the Men's Club Trio of JANEL & THE HEIST

Shane McLaughlin - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, John Avilla - Background Vocals, Bass Guitar
Steve Giorgi - Drumming Icon


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,

Click here for invite

Click here for vendor agreement




Thank You To
our Sponsors &



Cabernet Sponsor Level

The Adams Family
Your name/business here

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

Kristi Will Design
Your name/business here

Bottle Booth Premiere

Buckley Education,
Jean Marie Buckley '75
Your name/business here


Sponsor Level
Mr. & Mrs. Karl & Vivian Clausing

Hani & Mary Kaileh

Kedrowski Osborne Family 2021

Your name/business here


VINTNER Sponsor Level
Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

Your name/business here

Please Support our Sponsors!


Message from the Dean of Students regarding Mercy winter outerwear:  In response to the cold winter weather, we would like to work with Mercy students to ensure that they stay warm and healthy. Uniform policy states that a student is required to wear Mercy outerwear. Layering in a long sleeved polo, tights and socks is highly encouraged. Absolutely no blankets are permitted. Links to approved items can be found here at and Crusader Wear.

We acknowledge in the past that our policy was not strictly enforced. In an effort to move us all toward a unified standard, we appreciate the effort that families have made to work with us. However, we realize that appropriate winter items can be an added expense. Taking this into account, for November 2017-February 28, 2018, students are allowed to wear non-Mercy winter jackets and vests. Acceptable colors are navy blue, black, white and gray. This does not apply to fleece, sweatshirts and windbreakers. Please do not wear non-Mercy outerwear on formal uniform and liturgy days. A student will receive a uniform infraction if she fails to comply with the preceding. This policy will be reviewed at the end of February 2018 and updated as needed.  


*Financial Assistance Program for 2018-19 
Mercy High School recognizes that families have varying financial needs and make financial sacrifices which include adjusting spending priorities and maximizing both parents' earnings to provide their daughters with a strong academic education. The Financial Assistance Program at Mercy strives to help those families who, even with personal sacrifices, have a difficult time meeting the full tuition obligation. Awards are made for a one-year period, families must re-apply each year. The application process is fair and confidential. Assessments are done by an outside firm (TADS) that specializes in school financial assistance programs. Financial aid awards are made based on a family's demonstrated need and the availability of school funds.


All families who would like to be considered for financial assistance for the 2018-19 school year must complete an online financial aid application. Applications must be submitted by February 9, 2018* with all necessary documentation.  This link will direct you to our website for further information and the online TADS application.  Late applications are processed and reviewed, but meeting the appropriate deadline is strongly recommended to be included in the first round of aid awards.  Please contact Lynn Beal at 650-762-1101 or if you have any questions.


*Please note returning 10th, 11th and 12th grade families must apply by February 9, 2018.  Families that have both an applying 8th grader and returning student must meet the December 11, 2017 deadline. 



*Please Join Us For an Evening
With Fr. Greg Boyle @ Serra High School

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. will be the featured keynote speaker at Serra High School Monday, November 20Fr. Boyle is the author of the popular book, "Tattoos on the Heart." His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Serra auditorium. This event is open to the local community.


Fr. Boyle is an internationally-acclaimed author, prophetic orator and a man for change. He will share how compassion, kindness and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization. Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another.

Members of Serra's Mission and Brotherhood Program invited Fr. Boyle to speak. Copies of Fr. Boyle's book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion," and his new book, "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship," will be available for purchase and signing after his talk on Monday evening. Click HERE for flyer


Mills Uniform Company's 2017
Fall Sale starts this weekend! 

10% Off all in-stock items / 25%+ Off Clearance items and FREE shipping on orders $75+ placed during the sale. Click HERE for coupon.


Mercy Burlingame Shop Day at LUCY


Come join us for a shop day at lucy Burlingame on November 28th anytime and receive 30% off of your purchase! 1208 Burlingame Avenue - 650.347.5340


You're unable to join us on the 28th? Mention you are with Mercy Burlingame to receive your discount!


One Warm Coat Drive

The Sisters of Mercy's One Warm Coat drive will officially begin next Monday, November 13th and will end on Friday, January 12th.  Hope you've been gathering up your clean and gently used men, women and children coats, jackets and sweaters.  The blue bins will be located in Mercy Center front office and in Russell Hall main lobby.


This year we will be collecting for City Team Ministries who serve people of extreme poverty. They have a great outreach to those who live on the streets of our cities.


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


Save the Date for these Upcoming VPA Events!


*Chorale Concert

Breath of Heaven
Tuesday, December 5th
Mercy Tri-M Music Honor Society, Tri-School Chorus, Chorales perform an evening of music!

  • 5:00-6:15PM music of our Tri-M musicians
  • 6:15-7:00PM light dinner for Tri-M performers and recital audience
  • 7:00PM Choral Concert!!

*Winter Dance Concert
"It's Christmas"

Thursday, Dec. 14
Skyline Theatre


Here are some updates for the week:  


*Check your Naviance for Submissions: Teachers and Counselors are submitting your letters of recommendation.  You can check to see if everything has been submitted for you in Naviance.  If you need something to be submitted, please come by and see me or send me an email.  


*University of Washington and November 15th Early Action Deadlines: Be sure you know what your deadlines are.  This week, we have University of Washington as well as some big Early Action deadlines.  If you change your mind and want to apply early action, please come by and see me right away or email me.  I would hate for your materials to be late because we missed it on Naviance. 


*CSU and UC Applications are due at the end of the month: This year both Common App and Naviance had problems before the November 1st deadline so be sure to get your application in well before the November 30th deadline. I strongly encourage you to think about submitting in the next week. 


*Submit your test scores: Don't forget to send your SAT and ACT scores.  You can do so on and  Please come by and see me if you have any questions.  Mercy will not send your test scores, so you must send your test scores on your own. 


*Have you already been admitted?:  Be sure to update your naviance with decisions as well.  We will also be updating the Map in Russell to add your schools to it, so stay tuned!  


*Have fun with your friends!: When working on your applications make sure you take some time to yourself. Balance is important so make sure you are having some fun too.  


Keep up the great work!  Here are the helpful links you will need:


Cal State Apply

UC Application

Common App

Coalition Application




Francesca Mallegni Ohanessian

College Counselor



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



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?


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:



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

 Fall Sports Award Night
is Monday Nov 20 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall.

*Return of Fall sport uniforms:  Each athlete must have their uniform laundered and cleaned prior to returning to the Athletic Director. Uniforms need to be turned in by MONDAY November 20. Any uniforms not returned will result in the family of the athlete being charged a replacement fee.


*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the
upcoming week of - Nov. 16 - Nov. 22


Basketball: Practices will be at the College of San Mateo small gym 

  • Monday - 4-6pm
  • Tuesday - Friday 6-8pm
  • Saturday - 10am-12pm

Soccer: Practice at Skyline College lower soccer field

  • Mon-Friday 3-5pm


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


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


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


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


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 - 11/16 - Our Thanksgiving Celebration Meal

Friday - 11/17 - Open Face Soft Chicken Tacos

*NEXT WEEK's MENU  please see Schoology



Thank you to the following volunteers for helping Music at Kohl with our concert this past Sunday featuring the Morgenstern Trio: Kaitlin Cagawan, Genevieve Flieder, Judy Gee, Brandon Gregg, Mary Lee, Denise Malig, Zhari Malig, Angelina Montenegro, Gabriela Montenegro, Alyssa Mouton, Mike Popa, Rania Salamy, Madeline Wang, Paula Wong, Evelyn Yturralde and Reception Coordinator Carmen Siu. The concert was wonderful and we could not have such success without this fantastic team.

Our next concert is our Gala Holiday Concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang in recital on December 17. The mansion will be beautifully decorated and we will celebrate the holidays with a special reception. Contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator at if you are interested in volunteering. All Mercy and Serra students receive service credit for hours served.


*Thank you!

Thanks to these amazing Mercy moms, the Kohl Mansion is all ready for the Holiday Season!  We are so appreciative of their talents and support! -Terri and Dianne

Libby Schaul (Nicolette '19)

Denise Malig (Zhari '21)

Lorena Vierra (Arianna '21)


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




November 17

MPC Wine Tasting Event
Kohl Mansion


November 19
Open House


November 22-26

Thanksgiving Break 


November 29

Christmas at Kohl

Holiday Boutique 

Kohl Mansion

December 4-8
Wellness Week



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