May 9, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Year-End Survival Guide

It's the last push of the school year and we know the students are working hard to finish up assignments and study for APs and finals! The Mercy Counseling Team put together a few reminders and resources to help the girls stay healthy - you can view the Study Plan and Organizational Checklist documents! It's also helpful for Parents to provide support and encouragement for their stressed-out students -- we all tend to perform our best when we think positively!


VPA Spring Events

Fantastic Parent Community Read!

Over the summer, we encourage you to join the faculty and staff in reading the book "Enough as She Is" by Rachel Simmons. Simmons gives insight to the world of current teenage girls - the pressures of perfection, social media, and the race to get into college. In the fall, we will have parent programming to highlight themes in the book and help parents connect with each other.


Congratulations to our Red Cross Club co-presidents, Amanda Aquilio and Catherine Nguyen as they are each the recipients of an American Red Cross Scholarship for their hard work in organizing their club and two fantastic blood drives that resulted in a total of 81 units of blood donations this year.


And, thank you to all of you that donated and those that helped support this effort. It was a stellar year for our Mercy Red Cross Club with many lives saved.


Return those library books!

Library books are all due in to the library this week. Please return by May 14 at the very latest. If the girls have any library books not returned, they will not be able to pick up their yearbooks until the book/s are in Mrs Murphy's hands. Check shelves, under beds, and in the closet!

Music at Kohl

Music at Kohl Mansion is Hiring!

Music at Kohl Mansion, a 35-year old chamber music concert series and music education program, is recruiting for a part-time Administrative Associate. For details, please visit the website.


Dance Show

Wed., May 9th - 7:30pm

Skyline College Theater

Spring Concert

Thurs., May 10th - 7:00pm

Sisters of Mercy Chapel

Mercy ArtsFest

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

Kohl Mansion



Pinning Ceremony

Thanks to all who attended the Senior Pinning Ceremony and made it such a special afternoon! You can view a few photos from the event HERE.


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 



College just ahead


May 16th - 6:30pm @ Junipero Serra High School

Serra Counseling is hosting the sixth annual Tri-school case studies program. This program is designed to help juniors and their parents learn more about the college admissions process...more info HERE  


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!


Good luck to the Track and Field athletes as they compete in the WBAL League Finals on Friday(5pm) at Palo Alto High.


Congratulations to the Softball team as they have secured a CCS play-off spot. Seeding meeting takes place this Saturday. 1st round game will be played on Wednesday May 16.


Congratulations to Sophomore Youki Miyoshi who has qualified as an individual for the CCS Gymnastics Finals to be held on Wednesday May 16 at Gymtowne Gymnastics in SSF. 4:45pm


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


Summer Athletic Open Sessions and Fall Sport Tryout schedule 


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.

Jennifer Ye

Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Swimmer Jennifer Ye

A sophomore on the team, Jennifer has worked hard throughout the swim season with the culmination of her qualifying for the WBAL league finals in the varsity division of 200 IM, 100 Fly as well as the 200 IM relay team and 400 free relay team. Her efforts helped the 200IM relay team improve their time by a full second. She also dropped her 100 free by over a full second as well. During the course of the WBAL trials and finals, Jennifer had 4PR's between her individual and relay team efforts. Great job Jennifer!


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.


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.

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

SAT Prep

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 and to sign up.

Summer School

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.

The Mercy Fund

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.

Amazon Mercy

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.comContact 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. 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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