August 29, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Mercy is proud to be participating in the #BeKind21 challenge! The Born This Way Foundation has created a global challenge to help make kindness - to ourselves and our communities - a habit by practicing an act of kindness each day for 21 days. We think it's a wonderful way to start the school year with a focus on kindness, positivity, and community. Coming together to reach in with reflection and reach out with action is great reminder that kindness IS mercy. Doing something for 21 consecutive days helps turn it into a habit, and we invite our community to participate in fostering a culture of compassion and wellness! For 21 days, we are posting kindness activity suggestions (like those above) and we hope you will join your daughters in the exercise. 



CSF Applications are now available!

If you would like to apply to CSF using your Spring 2018 grades, please turn in the attached application along with an unofficial transcript and $5 to Mrs. Ohanessian. Please do not leave applications in the main office! For application and more info click HERE or contact Mrs. Ohanessian


Join us for the Head of School Welcome Barbecue hosted by the Mercy Parent Club. We'll have delicious food served by Emergency BBQ, beer and wine, and activities for the family! Please click HERE to purchase tickets by September 28th | $10 for 21+ | $5 for youth. For questions please contact Amaré Silva


Please take 3-5 minutes to fill out this brief Parent Volunteer Opportunities Survey HERE and let us know how you'd like to get involved and what you'd like to see at Mercy this year! However you can support our community is always appreciated and adds to the richness of being here at Mercy. For more information please contact Amaré Silva at



The most recent Student & Parent Handbook is now available online! Please take time this week to review it with you daughter, so that you are familiar with Mercy High School's policies for the 2018-2019 academic year. Click HERE for Handbook.


The library will be closing at 2:30pm from Sept 6 to Sep 22.  Girls who need to stay after the end of school can study in the cafeteria or in the mansion.


Mercy Free Dress Days: On Free Dress Days (Fridays and other designated days), students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Students may not wear spaghetti straps, strapless, low cut or tops that reveal the midsection. Shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 5 inches above the back of the knee.  Students may not wear pajamas to school. Students may wear sandals on free dress days (though no sandals on lab days) but may not wear heels or boots with a heel. No ripped or torn pants may be worn. 

If a student is found to be out of dress code, she will receive a uniform infraction and loose her free dress privilege on the next Friday.



Help Needed for Alumnae Homecoming

On Sunday, September 16th, Mercy alumnae from around the country will gather and celebrate Homecoming.  We will need some students (parents are of course welcome to help) to help us out that morning between 9:00 am to 11:00 am. All volunteers will receive 2 supplemental service hours, and will need to wear full Mercy dress uniform. Please contact Mrs. Zanette if you are interested or call 650.762.1139.   


The music department is looking for volunteers for the following tasks. Please contact if you are interested! Both tasks need assistance as soon as possible. 

1) Music filing request- in need of someone organized for a couple of hours of filing (can be separate days)

2) Assist Ms. Matthews a couple mornings in the next few weeks to order performing dresses for Chorale.  Measure, order, and followup!


www.musicatkohl.orgMercy Parents and Students Needed for Music at Kohl Concert Series

Music at Kohl Mansion opens its season on October 14 and runs through May 12, 2019.  We are looking for volunteers on the following Sunday evenings from about 6-10pm: October 14, 28 ⋅ December 9 ⋅ January 27 ⋅ February 17 ⋅ March 24 ⋅ April 14 ⋅ May 12 

For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact Debbie Boles at To learn about our concert series visit




Freshmen Tri-School Dance

Friday, August 31, 2018

7-10pm at Notre Dame Belmont High School


  • ⋅$13 Online sale ends Aug. 31 at noon
  • $15 at the door


Click HERE for Tickets and more info


Cheers to you...

Please join us at the Class of 2022 head of School Parent Cocktail Reception, September 11, 2018
at 7:00 pm!  Meet and mingle with other freshmen parents, members of our Leadership Team and Mercy Parent Club representatives. 
View invite HERE.

  • Sophomore Parents Click HERE for the slide show from last nights meeting.

  • Junior Parent Night - Sept. 25th 6:30pm
  • Senior Parent Night - Sept. 12th 6:30pm


Weekly Updates HERE from the College Counselor
College BootCamp Powerpoint

Parent Response Form:  Please complete this form by September 1st!  The form can be returned via email to

Schedule a College Meeting with College Counselor: Click HERE to schedule your college meeting with Francesca Ohanessian. 


Mercy Athletics logo

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 DoughertyAthletic Director


Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!


All results of each team can be found in the Mercy scoreboard-place HERE



All athletes on a Fall roster should be ordering their Sportpacks. All girls are expected to wear Mercy logo to all practices and games. Crusader Wear link HERE.


Fall Sport photos will be taken on September 10 and 11. The schedule will be released next week to the teams.


Our Lyrical Dance team is holding open tryouts this upcoming Tuesday Sept 4 at 3pm in the Grassilli dance room. If you are interested, please contact the Athletic Director Mr Dougherty.  


Winter Sport Interest meetings 
In order to get a sense as to how many girls plan to play a winter sport we are holding interest meetings that should be attended by all athletes planning on playing that sport.

  • Basketball: Sept 6 at 2:30pm. Meet in the Grassilli Center pool bleachers
  • Soccer: If any athlete is planning on playing soccer and missed the interest meeting today 8/29, they should contact the Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty immediately.

If your daughter is planning on playing a sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared through the Magnus system. You need to register each year your daughter plays a sport, accessible from the Parent Portal in Powerschool. A current sports physical (valid for one year) is required to show clearance. No athlete will be allowed to start tryouts unless they show clearance in the Magnus system.



School Supply Drive
August 22 - August 31

The Campus Ministry Department will be collecting school supplies for resident students at Mercy Housing's affordable housing. The drive will be held from August 22 - August 31. Students can drop off their donations in front of the Mansion between 7:40-8:00 am. Items needed include: binders, divider tabs, notebooks, two pocket folders, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, highlighters, rulers, compass', protractors, post its, binder paper and glue sticks. If you have any questions please contact Angie Simonetti at 650 762-1149.


Students interested in wildlife research! 

Operation Wallacea is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs. Next summer Mercy is teaming up with Operation Wallacea for an expedition to Croatia June 13th-June 26th. Interested students must be 16 years old by June 13th. An informational video will go out to the students August 31st, and Ms. Stewart will be at the clubs fair with more information on September 7th. If you are interested in going, please contact Ms. Stewart for more information, and a deposit is due by September 15th to save your spot!


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