May 2, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Feature Article

This year, Sarah Murphy has hosted three Young Adult Authors as guest speakers at the Mercy library. Our most recent guest author, Siobhan Vivian, visited last week to discuss her career and introduce her new book "Stay Sweet". She shared a poignant story about her struggles in high school, and how she felt rudderless until she discovered a passion in her creative writing class. She talked about the inspiration for "Stay Sweet", and how novels can take unexpected directions. The girls asked great questions about her creative process and how to get published!


VPA Spring Events

Don't miss the VPA Spring Programs!


Mercy's Spring VPA showcases are fast approaching! Dance and Chorale Concerts are next week, followed by the visual arts show. More information HERE


A big week for Mercy Athletics!

Good Luck to our Athletics teams as they compete in their last few WBAL League games! We will be cheering for Mercy Swim, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Softball, and Lacrosse in their upcoming trials, finals, and playoff pursuits!

AP Exams

AP exams will take place May 7 - May 18. The library will be closed during this time. Students are strongly encouraged to attend classes before and after their exams, however, it is not required. If a student is planning to miss the first part of the day prior to a 12:00 exam, the parent needs to call the main office.


Note from the Dean of Students: 

Parent Education Workshop

Cannabis Education for Parents

The County of San Mateo is hosting a free Parent education workshop about marijuana use at San Mateo High School, May 3 at 6:30pm. View the flyer HERE

Prom Transportation

Prom Night Transportation Information

The California Dept. of Education released a safety reminder for schools, Parents, and community members regarding Prom transportation. Please find the public service announcement HERE



Wed., May 9th - 7:30pm

Skyline College Theater


Thurs., May 10th - 7:00pm

Sisters of Mercy Chapel


Wed., May 16th - 5:00-7:00pm

Kohl Mansion




Class of 2018

Pinning Ceremony 

You are cordially invited to attend the induction of the members of the class of 2018 into the
Mercy High School
Alumnae Association 

Thurs., May 3rd at 1:30 

Mercy Chapel

Please RSVP to Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04 at



Senior Mother Daughter 
Mass and Brunch

Sunday, May 20th

Mass at 9:30AM 
Mercy Chapel

Brunch immediately following
in Kohl Mansion

Click HERE to RSVP

Please RSVP by May 15th


Please click HERE
for Important
2018 Graduation Information.


Senior Grad Nite at Disneyland is in less than a month. Please click HERE for details, as Disneyland changed the available dates and ticketing policies. Thousands of seniors will be joining our celebration on June 9th now- meaning we will depart on Wednesday and return Thursday morning. Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.  Forms are available now in Coach R-G's office.



Class Rings

Class Rings 

Bill Reid from Jostens was available this week to help with order forms for the Mercy Class Ring. All students received a class ring information envelope. The make-up date is Friday, May 4 before school. The rings that are ordered now will be blessed and delivered with their classmates at the ring ceremony next Fall.  If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Bill Reid from Jostens -415-472-7871 or


Mercy Athletics logo

Please contact Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director with any questions or comments at 650-762-1107,

Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!


Summer Program & Fall Sport Tryout schedule


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


Treatment times: Any athlete who is in need of treatment for injury, Emerald will be available in Grassilli Center Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm.


Mercy Athlete of Week:

Track & Field thrower Asupa Mila

A freshman who just started throwing this year, Asupa has shown an incredible progression in both the discus and shot put. Since the season started March 13, Asupa's discus throw distance has improved an incredible 43ft 3in! She placed second last Saturday in the Mill's Invitational - Frosh/Soph division - with a throw of 98ft 2in. Asupa's shot put throw distance also improved by 7ft 2in! She is still learning all facets of the throwing technique, weight lifting, and staying positive in each meet. She is thriving and learning fast - her future is very bright! Keep it going, Asupa!


You need to complete registration through the Parent portal on PowerSchool each year your daughter plays a sport. Tryouts require full clearance in the Magnus system. You can start to register for the following school year (2018/19) after July 1, 2018.

Team photos available


please see the instructions on our web page for viewing/purchasing


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


  • Service Learning Hours are past due for Seniors. Hours must be approved, not entered into Seholo.
  • Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen service hours are due on Wednesday, May 9.



SAT Prep at Mercy this Summer


Getting ready for the SAT is hard to do alone! 
Come to Mercy'S SAT prep class this summer 
and increase those scores! Click HERE for more information


Summer School: 

Students and parents, if you are planning to take a summer school class to ADVANCE (not remediate), you must send your counselor proof of registration for this course as soon as possible. We must receive the transcript from the online or summer school by Aug. 1. Please contact Mrs. Conklin with questions or concerns. Click HERE for the Summer School Request form.


Honors, AP, Tri-School Classes

Students should check in regularly with teachers and counselors about their grades. It's easy to get distracted by the end-of-the year events! It is especially important for students who plan to take an Honors, AP, or Tri-School to maintain their grades. Don't hesitate to discuss this with a current teacher, counselor, or the department chair if you have questions. If we do need to remove students from an advanced class because of grades, schedules could be rearranged and may not be able to accommodate selected courses.

ASOMEX Track And Field

Parent Giving 2018-19

Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021

The new Mercy Fund Commitment Form is now available

to download! We are asking every family to participate in our school's annual giving fund. Click HERE to learn more about The Mercy Fund and make your gift today!  


Every Purchase gives back! 

Step 1: Click on SHOP FOR MERCY and it will take you to

Step 2: Sign in and shop away!

Amazon donates 2%-10% of all purchases to Mercy HSB.


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: 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

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. We will highlight the sacredness of each member of the human family in our global village. Please click HERE for the Program Calendar.



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