April 11, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Aladdin Jr. Musical

The Spring Break Immersion trip to Sacramento, Chico, and Orland was an engaging, informative success! We visited with students at Leataate Floyd Elementary's after school program sponsored by Mercy Housing. The program provides a safe place for at-risk youth, and helps them improve reading skills to position themselves for success. We toured Loaves and Fishes, an extensive compound and program providing social services to meet the needs of the homeless, and then harvested asparagus at a community supported agriculture farm in Chico! Last, we helped with major projects at Farm Sanctuary whose mission is to rescue farm animals and to educate the public on the inhumane treatment in many commercial farms. After the hard work was completed, students played with the goats in the open field. 


It's the last week to purchase tickets! 

Join us for the Benefit Dinner on April 25th  to support Mercy's scholarship fund. Visit our website to learn more about purchasing tickets, sponsoring the event, and making a donation.


Notes from the Dean of Students: 

ASOMEX Track And Field


 Mercy uniform: In response to the warm spring weather, wearing non-Mercy outerwear is no longer permitted. However, if it rains, a student may wear a rain jacket. This is effective beginning Wednesday, April 11th.



Technology: Social media and technology use is something that is used by our youth and constantly changing. Click here for a list of 10 apps teens are using that parents should be aware of.


Library News

This week the freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to select a book for the Summer Windows and Mirrors Book club. Mercy faculty and staff have each selected a book that either means something special to them, or that they are interested in reading, and will lead a book club-style meeting in August. All books are a window into another person's life, or a mirror of your own life, and vary widely in topic, genre, style, and even presentation. The full list is here - click on a book cover for more details!


Please ask your daughter which book they have signed up for, and encourage them to discuss it with you! 

Thank you for your support of the library and reading this year.


Senior Class

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 jzanette@mercyhsb.com


Mother Daughter Senior
Mass and Brunch

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

Junior Class


May 16th at 6:30pm

Serra Counseling is hosting our Tri-school case studies program designed to help juniors and their parents learn more about the college admissions. Through simulation, the program helps both parents and students better understand the complexity of college admission decisions. Check-In: 6:00 - 6:30pm

Sessions: 6:45 - 8:15pm 

Small College Fair: 8:15 -8:45pm 

Please RSVP by May 9 to   serracounseling@serrahs.com  Please include parent(s) and student name. Spaces are limited.



Please contact Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director with any questions or comments at 650-762-1107, cdougherty@mercyhsb.com

Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!


Volleyball Players: If you are interested in trying out for the Volleyball team for the 2018 season, you must attend a meeting on Monday April 16 immediately after dismissal of school at 2:30pm. Meeting will take place in the Grassilli Dance room. Coaches Nicole and Chris will be present to detail summer open gym program and Tryouts. Tryouts will be from August 6-10.


Spring Sports Awards will be held on May 21 at 6:30pm


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.


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


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! Sign up for Spring Open House HERE


Music at Kohl Mansion Needs
Volunteers this Sunday 

Music at Kohl's last concert of the season is this Sunday April 15 featuring the Daedalus Quartet and we need volunteers from 6-10 pm (plus one or two people from 4:45-8:45 pm). Get to know other Mercy and Serra students, parents and other community volunteers while listening to a concert by our world class performers. Mercy and Serra students receive service credit for hours served. Hope you can join us!  Please contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator, at admin@musicatkohl.org.


Mercy Burlingame is partnered with Cambridge Network's (f.n.a. gphomestay) residential program! Together, we are offering an incredible opportunity for Mercy families to host international students for Fall 2018! You can earn a monthly stipend of $1500 and have ongoing support from local Residential Coordinators. You may learn more and make an inquiry at our website: www.gphomestay.com. 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. 


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.




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