November 29, 2017                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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Christmas at Kohl
Wednesday, Nov. 29th
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Plan to bring your family and friends and visit our Holiday Boutique full of gifts and treasures. Join us for live holiday music, food and drink. Enjoy a docent presentation of the beautifully decorated Kohl Mansion. Donation: $10.00 - no charge to Mercy students and children under 12.



*The Counseling Department will
be sponsoring
Wellness Week December 4th through the 8th!  
We have an exciting week planned filled with tips and tricks to organize your materials and study for finals. Students can look forward
to a variety of activities, offered during lunchtime and collaboration, to help them relax and manage their stress. Stay tuned for the final schedule of Wellness Week events which will be posted to Schoology.



Chorale Concert

Breath of Heaven
Tuesday, December 5th
Mercy Chorales
Tri-School Chorus

Mercy Tri-M Music Honor Society 


  • 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 College Auditorium



*Monday, Dec. 11
4:30-6:30pm - 
Great Hall
Dinner and Dessert will be provided.
Please contact Lauren Conklin, if you have 
any questions!

*Upcoming Dates: 

  • Friday, Dec. 1:  3-Week Grade Check
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5:  Lunch Study Begins
  • Monday, Dec. 11:  Cookies, Cocoa, and Collaboration, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 18:  Lunch Study Ends
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19:  Finals begin


*Final Exams: 

  • Tues., Dec. 19
    8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 1
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Period 5
  • Wed., Dec. 20
    8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 2
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Period 6
  • Thurs., Dec. 21
    8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 3
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Period 7
  • Friday., Dec. 22
    8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 4


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. 



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



Fancy a trip across the pond?
The VPA summer 2018 destinations include London, Paris, Venice and Rome. 
For more info contact Gary Ferguson


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


*Return of Fall sport uniforms: Each athlete must have their uniform laundered and cleaned prior to returning to the Athletic Director. Uniforms are now overdue for our fall sports. If I have not received back the uniform by Friday Dec 1, the family of the athlete will be charged a replacement fee.  If there is a specific reason as to why the uniform can't be returned by Friday, the athlete needs to come talk with me or the replacement fee will be charged.


*Good luck to our Basketball and Soccer teams as they begin playing games this week.


*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the
upcoming week of - Nov. 30 - Dec. 6


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:
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 is 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-


*The Mercy High School Athletics Department is excited to offer our varsity letterman jackets. Athletes who have lettered and competed in two varsity seasons of sport are eligible to order a jacket. Jackets can be worn with the school uniform on a daily basis and will be a long lasting memento of a high school athletic career. Jackets can be ordered for a base price of $115, which includes the block M. For an additional cost, athletes may embroider their name and sport, add their class year on the sleeve, and have a Mercy chenille patch on the back.

Please see Coach RG ( for questions and an order form or click HERE. Order forms are due on Dec. 15th. Sample jackets are available to try on in the SBO Office. Jackets take about six weeks to custom make and will be delivered after Winter Break.


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*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

- 11/30 - Tomato Macaroni Soup with French Bread Pizza

Friday - 12/1 - Pulled Pork Sandwiches


*NEXT WEEK's MENU - please see Schoology


Music at Kohl Mansion will be presenting our Gala Holiday concert on Sunday, December 17. 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) from about 6-10pm. The mansion will be dressed in its holiday best and inspire anyone in its midst to get in the holiday mood.

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:

We hope you will 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




November 29

Christmas at Kohl

Holiday Boutique 

Kohl Mansion


December 4-8
Wellness Week


December 5
Choral Concert
Kohl Mansion 


December 11
Cookies, Cocoa and Collaboration


December 11-16
Holiday Food Drive


December 14
Dance Concert
Skyline College




Prayers and Petitions


Faculty/Staff Directory




School Calendar


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