March 28, 2018                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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Easter Blessings to all
from the Mercy Community!



*Join us for Mercy's Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit Dinner, the school's premier fundraising event! This year, we will honor beloved teachers Mary Louise Castillo and Eileen Horan for their dedication to the education of young women. Learn more about the scholarship fund, how to buy tickets, or sponsor the event on our webpage! 


*Career Day

Mercy Juniors and Seniors participated in Career Day during collaboration last week.  We had great representation from a wide range of career fields. It was so valuable for the girls to engage in roundtable discussions about various paths with passionate professionals!


*Spring Open House
Monday, April 30 from 4-6 pm

All 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to visit our campus to learn more about Mercy High School. Find out about Open House and other Admission events here.
Please share with any families you know who may be interested! 

Click here to sign up for Spring Open House


Mercy Burlingame is partnered with Cambridge Network's (f.n.a. gphomestay) residential program! Together, we are offering an incredible opportunity to Mercy families for Fall 2018. You can earn a monthly stipend of $1500 and have access to ongoing support from local Residential Coordinators who can help with coordinating meeting your student upon arrival and mediating issues if they arise.  You may learn more and make an inquiry at our website: Students come with their own insurance and spending money and stay for the academic year. We offer a $500 referral bonus for each matched approved host family that lists you as the source of referral on their application. Contact Sasha for more information on how to apply at 617.708.9704. 



*This event is required for the Mercy Class of 2019 (Junior) parents.

Tickets are free but seats are limited!

Reserve yours today:


*Pinning Ceremony Class of 2018

You are cordially invited to attend the induction of the members of the class of 2018 into the Mercy High School Alumnae Association.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 3rd at 1:30 int he Mercy Chapel


Please RSVP to Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04 at


Looking forward to seeing you at the first of the Graduation Activities for your daughter!


Save the Date!

Mother Daughter Senior Mass and Brunch

Attention Senior families Please save the date for the Senior Mother Daughter Mass & Brunch, Sunday May 20, 2018.



May 16th at 6:30pm

Serra Counseling is hosting our sixth annual Tri-school case studies program. This program is designed to help juniors and their parents learn more about the college admissions process through studying simulated students' application cases and then making admissions decisions for a fictitious college. Participants will read student files, evaluate transcripts, and review test scores, essays and recommendations, and will act as the Admissions Committee to decide which applicants will be admitted. Regardless of where you are planning to apply, this exercise will put you in the shoes of an admissions officer while exposing you to the complexities of the admissions process. We believe this exercise will be extremely valuable in helping both parents and students better understand the complexity of college admissions decisions. Participants must arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to check in. Introduction will begin at 6:45 pm followed by the case study session lasting until 8:15 p.m. A small College Fair from 8:15 -8:45pm where students and parents may meet and talk with the college admissions officers .

Please RSVP to by May 9, 2018 include parent(s)and student name. Spaces are limited.


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

Charlie Dougherty
Athletic Director

*Spring Team photos are available for viewing and purchase
Please follow the instructions below:

Click HERE to view and purchase Team Photos and Candids from Prestige Photos by Lifetouch.  Please Note: You will need to click on the photo icon for the sports season you wish to view. Then, scroll down and in the middle of the page will appear the same photo icon - click on it and all season photos will appear.


*Click HERE for the schedule for team practices and events for the
upcoming week of - March 29- April 4

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: : Serra High School 3:30-5:30pm

  • Lacrosse: Franklin Field in Burlingame 3-5pm

  • Swimming: Mercy Pool 3-5pm. 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


*I know this has been a tough couple of weeks with the UC and CSU decisions coming out.  Many schools had a significant increase in applications only to create a more challenging and competitive year at the various campuses.  If you have any questions about appeals or waitlists, please come by and see me and I can help you navigate that process.  


Here are just a few updates for you:

Update your Naviance:  Now that you have more decisions, please remember to update your naviance with decisions.  This will help future classes with their college lists.  


Scholarships: Keep sending me your Merit Scholarships. Please send me the name of the scholarship, the amount and the school you have been awarded it from.  Please include schools that you are not planning to attend as well.  


Financial Aid: Make sure you check your financial aid.  In some cases it could be in your online portal while other schools mail you an official letter.  Come by and see me with any questions.  You will need to accept your financial aid at the institution you plan to attend. 


Update the Map: The college map needs to be updated.  You can add the schools you were offered admission to.  Come by and pick up a flag to put on the college map!  


Please come by and see me with any questions or concerns you might have.  


Francesca Mallegni Ohanessian

College Counselor


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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.




Thank you to the following volunteers for helping at our concert on Sunday, March 25 featuring the Camerata RCO: Connor Brady, Liz Dossa, Luke Dugoni, Steve Epstein, Sophia Flagg, Emilie Frenna, Melanie Gagucas, Judy Gee, Brandon Gregg, Jason Hu, Nancy Jalonen, Aidan Mendoza, Mike Popa, Rayan Vahibi, Jessica Yang and Carmen Siu for her leadership and reception management. We had much to do and thanks to these volunteers, everything was wonderful.


Our last concert is on Sunday, April 15 featuring the Daedalus Quartet. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help, please contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator at



Holy Week Liturgy

March 28

Minimum Day 
12:20pm dismissal


Easter Vacation

March 29-April 6

Student Holiday

April 9




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