February 21, 2018                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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*Share your thoughts and ideas about the future of Mercy

Last fall we began a Strategic Plan for Mercy High School. With the oversight of the Center for Strategic Facilitation, 40-plus parents, alumnae, faculty, staff, administration and students have been meeting to develop a strategic vision and plan for Mercy for the next five years. Many exciting plans and ideas have emerged from our meetings. Now we need YOUR help. We are presenting our ideas and looking for your input, thoughts and new ideas as we begin the process of finalizing our plan at a special community meeting. Join us as we envision the Mercy of the future.
Please RSVP via this link:

                                WHEN:  Saturday, February 24th

                               TIME:  9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

                     LOCATION:  Great Hall at Kohl Mansion



*2018-2019 Re-registration:

● Emails were sent out on 2/13 with re-registration information and SchoolAdmin  
   authentication codes.
● FACTS accounts for the new school year have been activated. 

 March 5th FACTS will draw the $650 re-registration fee for each student.     


Course selections will be finalized only when School Admin registration is complete and the registration fees paid.


If you have any questions regarding re-registration or FACTS please contact 
Lynn Beal @ 650-762-1101 or


Course Requests for 2018-2019


Now Open from Feb. 5 to March 2, current freshmen, sophomore & junior parents and students can request courses for next year via the PowerSchool Parent & Student Portal. The Class Registration link in your portal will remain open until Friday, March 2nd at 3pm. 


Please contact your daughter's teacher or counselor with any course-related question. 2018-2019 Mercy Course Catalog.


If you have any questions regarding PowerSchool, please contact Stephanie Montoya via email or 650-762-1111.  

Curriculum Presentation

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Parents:
Students had a curriculum presentation during collaboration on 1/11, click HERE for the presentationPlease see the important links and reminders below.  

  • AP Contracts are due to Mrs. Morello by February 2nd. Click HERE for form.
  • Teachers determine eligibility for next year's courses. Click HERE for recommendation process.
  • PowerSchool opens for registration on February 5th and closes on March 2nd.
  • Please make your initial course selections with your parents in PowerSchool.  Your academic counselor will meet with you during the course registration period to review your course requests.
  • If you are interested in taking a Tri-School class at Serra, you must attend an informational session on 4/16 at 7pm.  You also need to complete the Tri-School Contract and turn that in by 4/20. Click HERE for Tri-School contract.


Students should contact their academic counselor if they have any questions.
Ms. O'Sullivan (Class of 2019 and Class of 2021)

Ms. Franco (Class of 2020)

Curriculum Presentation ​
Course Catalog


Lent is a time of preparation, reflection and sacrifice for 40 days before the celebration of Easter. During Lent we pray, fast and give alms. There are many ways to approach Lent. This is an article that may help spur some ideas for you as we enter this very Holy Season and as we journey with Jesus to his death and enjoy in the glory of his resurrection 25 great things to do for Lent: The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on February 28th for freshman and sophomores and on March 2nd for Juniors and seniors

*Colleges that Change Lives Presentation:

Join us for a presentation at Notre Dame High School on March 21st at 6:30. The Executive Director of the Colleges that Change Lives will discuss the importance of finding the right fit for students as they navigate the college search process. Please click HERE for flier or email Francesca Ohanessian for any questions.


*Class of 2019 & 2020 Parents, 

Do you want a RESERVED Parking spot for your Mercy Girl next year? The Mercy Parent Club will be auctioning one off at Mystery at the Mansion Saturday March 3rd! Visit the event website to get your tickets now!


 Mystery at the Mansion COUNTDOWN!
10 Days to the BIG EVENT!


*Mystery at the Mansion

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't miss this, ONE NIGHT ONLY, Night of Intrigue,
starring; Mercy Faculty, Staff, Parents and Alumnae! 

The Mercy Parent Club is still in need of Sponsors,
Live & Silent Auction donations, Parent & Student Volunteers

and Attendees! 

Purchase your tickets NOW before it's SOLD OUT! 

This event is open to the public 21 and over!

All Proceeds from this event directly benefit all current
Mercy programs and students!

For ONE click no hassle item donations please click HERE!

For All Event Details; sponsors, advertising, underwriting, item donations, and event tickets please click on the All Event Details Button below!


It takes many hands to make our major fundraiser a success
each year! 
Thank you in advance for lending your time and talent to
pre-event preparations as 
well as day/evening of event staffing.

Click HERE for Mystery@ The Mansion Volunteer sign-up


****Mercy Auction STUDENT VOLUNTEERS Sign-ups****

 Saturday March 3, 2018 is the Mercy Parent Club benefit Mystery
at the Mansion! Students volunteers may earn service
hours for working at the event!

Click HERE to sign up and for event permission slip


Your generosity supports our highest priority . . . 
the young women at Mercy. 

SHOP FOR MERCY supports every Mercy student. We have worked with retailers to seamlessly benefit Mercy each time you shop or purchase cards. 
SHOP FOR MERCY is simple. Just click on one of the links below and Mercy
students will benefit each time you shop.

Mercy is a member of the Amazon Associates Program


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
Monday, March 26, 2018 

Blood Drive at Burlingame Community sponsored by Mercy High School on Monday, March 26, 2018. We need you!


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


Mercy Burlingame & SF
Spring Break Sacramento Immersion Trip! When: April 3-6

Price: $250


We will be working with Loaves and Fishes which was started by a Sister of Mercy. We will learn about sustainable farming vs. commercial farming. Also, we will be visiting UC Davis and Chico State. Click HERE for flyer.


Sign up on the Event Calendar.

Contact Mr. Diaz, or Ms. Connolly, if you have any questions



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.  I am looking forward to a great 2018 with Mercy athletics.

Charlie Dougherty
Athletic Director

*The Winter Sports Awards Night will take place on Wed Feb 28 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall. 

*Team pictures for all Spring sports will take place on Feb 26 and 27.


        Monday Feb 26:

  • 2:45pm-Swimming
  • 3pm- Softball
  • 3:15pm-Lacrosse
  • 3:30pm-Hip Hop


      Tuesday, Feb 27:

  • 2:45pm-Gymnastics
  • 3pm-Lyrical
  • 3:15pm-Song Pom
  • 3:30pm-Cheer
  • 3:45pm-Track and Field

*Mercy Athlete of Week:
Varsity Soccer Player Jayden Pineda
Jayden has been instrumental in the team's success this year. A somewhat hidden asset, she consistently puts herself in a position to move the team forward. Her ability to serve crucial passes and spot kicks, is a testament to her dedication and hard work. In last week's victory over SHP that enabled the team to reach the CCS play-offs, Jayden assisted on 2 of the 3 goals scored in the 3-1 win. A solid and consistent team member, she remains positive and encouraging to her teammates.


 Practices for our Spring teams will be held at the following locations. Each sport will be Monday-Friday unless coach informs team of different schedule

  • Softball: Cuernavaca Park in Burlingame 3-5pm.

  • Track and Field: Meet at Mercy Grassilli Center. 3:30-5:30pm

  • Lacrosse: Franklin Field in Burlingame 3-5pm

  • Swimming: Starting Feb 5- 3-4:45pm at Highland Swim Center in San Mateo. In addition, on Monday and Friday there is Dryland practice 6:30-7:30am in Grassilli Center

  • Gymnastics: Gymtowne Gymnastics in South San Francisco 3-5pm

If your daughter is planning on playing a spring sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared thru the Magnus system. Parents must register thru the Parent portal of Powerschool. Each athlete must be cleared to participate before they can start a sport. If your daughter needs a sports physical, please get one done during the Holiday break. All athletes must be registered and cleared by January 29 or they will not be able to start the spring sport in which they want to participate in

*Click HERE for the schedule for team practices and events for the
upcoming week of - Feb. 22-28


*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-

Treatment times: Any athlete who is in need of treatment for injury, Emerald is available in Grassilli Center Monday and Wednesday from 4-5pm



Year of Outreach and Solidarity


The Sisters of Mercy invite you to a year of special gatherings to enable Outreach and Solidarity with our neighbors who are suffering hate crimes, discrimination, and fear of deportation. During this year long program we will highlight the sacredness of each member of the human family in our global village. All events in the Year of Outreach and Solidarity are free and open to all. Free will offerings will be possible to support the ministries of the Solidarity Committee.
Please click HERE for the Program Calendar.


*Be sure to check in with all of your schools and make sure they have received everything.  If any of your schools are missing anything, please come by and see me.  


See below for some important updates on the College Process

FAFSA Submission: Be sure to submit your FAFSA by March 2nd to be eligible for the Cal Grant.  In order to submit your FAFSA, you must fill in the school code for each school that you are applying to.  


WebGrants for Students: Make sure you check your WebGrants Portal to see if you have ben awarded the Cal Grant.  


Have you heard from schools?: If you have been admitted to a university and received a scholarship, please email me the name of the scholarship, the school, and the amount.  This is from all schools you have been awarded scholarships from.  We will include this information in the graduation booklet.  


UC Admit dates:  Click HERE to find the dates that the UC's will be notifying students of their acceptances.  Check in to see when you should be hearing back. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Next week we will be adding colleges to the bulletin board outside of the Russell Conference room.  Be sure to keep your Naviance list updated so your school can be added.  


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?

To purchase, follow the link below to get started. Prices for Senior Celebration 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:


*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 - 2/22
 - Focaccia Burgers

Friday - 2/23Homemade Mac and cheese

*NEXT WEEK's MENU Feb. 26- March 2 


Monday: Chicken and Broccoli Bake Sub

Chunks of tender chicken breast with broccoli florets in a rich white sauce , stuffed in a French Roll Boat style and topped with melted cheese


Tuesday: Shredded Beef Chimichunga served with Chips and Salsa and a side Salad Baked , NOT fried Flour Tortilla stuffed with our shredded beef, beans and cheese. Served with Chips and Homemade Salsa


Wednesday:  Thai Chicken Wrap Chunks of chicken simmered in coconut curry sauce over steamed rice wrapped in a tortilla with a ginger cabbage slaw, shredded carrots and red bell peppers


Thursday: Fear The LASAGNA Our Special recipe of red sauce and seasoned meat layered between sheets of pasta, spinach and a blend of cheeses served with a green salad and Ranch Dressing. For the Vegetarian, Please try our white sauce lasagna with layers of Spinach and cheeses between perfectly cooked pasta sheets :=)


Friday: Grilled Cheese sandwich with Cilantro Tomato soup Our Girls most desired Meal....Gooey , Melting American cheese on sliced sour dough bread served with Grandma Huda's recipe of Cilantro tomato soup, Better pre-order this one as we can never make enough :=)

Don't forget to check out the variety of specialty Salads daily changing to fit your taste and busy schedule....and if you ask the day before for a specialty Salad, we will gladly prepare it for you. 
Feed back is greatly appreciated on menu and new items, we are here thriving to please your taste buds :=)




Music at Kohl Mansion will be presenting the Henschel Quartett, joined by the Telegraph Quartet and Scott Pingel, bass on Sunday March 4. We need volunteers from about 4:45-10pm, 4 hours shifts, 4:45-8:45 or 6-10 that evening to help with front of house (distributing programs, taking tickets, ushering) and reception help (preparing platters, setting up reception, serving, cleaning up). All Mercy and Serra students receive service credit for hours served. Bring a friend – it's a fun way to spend a Sunday evening, meeting other Mercy students and parents.


If available and interested in volunteering, please contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator at Thank you!



Mystery at the Mansion
March 3

Spring Musical

Westside Story

March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24



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