February 28, 2018                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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On March 14th Mercy High School will join students from around the nation in speaking out against gun violence. Responding to requests from students and as part of our mission as a Mercy school respecting the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concern of Nonviolence, we will be using collaboration time on this day to educate, inform and react to the horrific number of acts of gun violence against school students.  Over the next 14 days students will be learning about all the issues concerning the national focus on gun violence – the 2nd amendment, rights of hunters, gun control, causes of violence, etc. On March 14th the schedule will be:

  • 9:30 a.m.      Prayer and student presentations – Mercy Green
  • 9:45 a.m.      Walk to El Camino Real
  • 10:00 a.m.    17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 teachers, coaches and students                        killed in Parkland, Florida
  • 10:17 a.m.    Walk to Mercy
  • 10:30 a.m.    Letter writing to federal and state officials about students' individual                                concerns addressing gun violence

As we approach this date there will be articles and videos, posters and letters developed by the students. As an administration, faculty and staff we support their efforts and their advocacy. What they are doing on March 14th is as important as classroom instruction and anything they can learn from a textbook or video.

If you would like to join us on the lawn and on the walk to El Camino and back we welcome your presence and support.


Karen Hanrahan
Head of School


*Due to the cold weather, Mercy students are able to continue wearing approved non-Mercy outerwear through Wednesday, March 28th.


Course Requests Close Friday for 2018-2019


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.  

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


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.


Mystery at the Mansion Last Call!

Don't miss this, ONE NIGHT ONLY, special event
starring; Mercy Faculty, Staff, Parents and Alumnae!

Mystery at the Mansion

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Join us for a night of intrigue; where beginning at 6:00pmguests will be able to make silent bids on auction items while observing "Clues" about "Who Dunnit", throughout the Century old Kohl Mansion.


Guests will be able to see for themselves, WHO said what, when, and where before being seated for a Live Auction & Dinner in the
Historic Great Hall! 


In Grand Fashion the evening with conclude with a 
Final Reveal to solve the crime! 


Event includes, hosted Bar, Appetizers, & Dinner! 




Attention Class of 2018 Mercy Parents 


Do You want your own RESERVED PEW for Mercy Graduation? The Mercy Parent Club will be Auctioning one off at Mystery at the Mansion,Saturday March 3, 2018!  Visit the event Website link below for tickets to the Event!  


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!


Unable to attend the EVENT? Send me an email with a sealed bid amount to


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




*Tri-School Productions Presents

West Side Story

Don't miss this classic, high-energy show musical that tells its tragic love story through song and dance. The iconic representation of life in New York City's West Side during the 1950s highlight themes relevant today, and reminds us that while social tensions persist, love and humanity unite us. 

Performances are March 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm in Junipero Serra High School's Gellert Auditorium.  Buy tickets HERE!

More information on the Tri-School Productions website


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 Sport Awards Night will take place on Wed Feb 28 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall.


*Winter Sport team uniform return: All uniforms and team jackets must be laundered and clean.


  • Basketball- Bring your uniforms to Mr. Dougherty during lunch break on Thursday March 1
  • Soccer- Bring your uniforms to Mr. Dougherty during your lunch break on Friday March 2

*Mercy Athletes of Week:
Lyrical/Song Pom team members -
Arianna Carter-Monah, Jordyn Eleazar, Nikolette Kato, Amelia Threatt, Isabella Triufuno and Callan Weir.
These 6 ladies are members of both the Mercy Lyrical and Song Pom teams that have just won championships at both the Jamz State and National championships. Lyrical was also awarded a Level Championship meaning the team scored the highest amongst all Lyrical teams for the day at the Nationals. Not only winning the Nationals, both squads were undefeated in all competitions they entered throughout the year. These young ladies have been working towards their goal of winning Nationals since this past summer. Great job ladies!


*Click HERE for the schedule for team practices and events for the
upcoming week of - March 1-7

 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

*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.  


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. 


*Did you receive an email from a CSU about missing information? 

If you forgot to put a course on your CSU application and you are missing some of your A-G requirements, some of the CSU's might be reaching out to you to fix this problem.  Don't be alarmed, but be sure to complete the steps they outline in their email.  I find it helpful to read the instructions thoroughly before getting started and then referring back to them once you are done. 


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 - 3/1
 - Fear The Lasagna

Friday - 3/1Grilled Cheese sandwich with Cilantro Tomato Soup

*NEXT WEEK's MENU please see schoology




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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