September 12, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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On Friday, Mercy held our annual Service Learning and Clubs Fair to encourage student activities on campus! We are very excited to have 24 different clubs this year, from Environmental Club and Arts & Crafts Club, to Feminist Club and Junior Statesmen of America. Clubs are student-led, and our goal is to have 100% student participation and enthusiastic engagement. This year we have revamped our Collaboration period on B Days to help students use their time efficiently. We look forward to a year of vibrant Student Life!



Deaf Awareness Week starts Sept. 24th! The ASL 2 and 3 classes will be sharing various aspects of Deaf Culture, History and Language with their fellow Mercy students. Your family can get started early with a fantastic, informative documentary! This evening on September 12, A&E Network will premier a documentary titled Deaf Out Loud, produced by Marlee Matlin. The show introduces 3 different Deaf families as they share their experiences in the hearing world. Check out an article and a viewing guide for Deaf Out Loud, and a sneak peak of the documentary!  


Join us for the Head of School's Family BBQ hosted by the Mercy Parent Club on Sunday, October 7th. 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. 


Let us know if you'd like to VOLUNTEER for this event!

For questions please contact Amaré Silva


Mercy students are part of a legacy that began more than 85 years ago, where young women are inspired to achieve great things, and go on to change the world! Your contribution gives us the means to ignite the hearts of our students, shaping them to become Mercy women of faith in pursuit of academic excellence. Your gifts no matter the size, creates a legacy. For questions, contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship Manager Jennifer Munsey.


Students who are taking an AP course should pay the AP Exam Fee by Oct. 11, 2018.


Click HERE for form 



Help Needed for Alumnae Homecoming

On Sunday, September 16th, Mercy alumnae will gather and celebrate Homecoming.  We will need 2 MORE  student volunteers 9:00 - 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.   


Tri-School Walk for Catholic Worker

3 Supplemental hours and 1 Learning Hour

Saturday, September 22nd - 9am-12:15pm

Help raise money for the Catholic Worker House in San Bruno, $40 donation. Walk starts at Mercy High School 9:00am Ends at Catholic Worker Hospitality House, Saint Bruno Church at 12:15 pm) Sign up on the Campus Ministry Door. Each participant is asked to raise $40, and walk for the Catholic Worker Hospitality House. Checks should be made out to: Catholic Worker Hospitality House. Please write walker's name on the memo line of each check.


CORE Opportunity!

Correction on date
Who: SSF Weed Warriors
Date: Every last Friday and Saturday of the month, year round!
Time: 9am-12pm
Contact: Loretta or Chuck, 650-952-6174
Important: Must contact Loretta or Chuck before you volunteer!



Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert 

Music at Kohl Mansion runs October 14 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






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



The Junior Ring Ceremony is coming up and the final payments are due for your rings. Jostens will be at school on Thursday and Friday September 13 and 14 during lunch in the cafeteria to accept payments.



Kairos Retreat Information

This week, during the junior religion classes, seniors will come and talk to them about the Kairos retreat that they can experience this year.  This is an amazing experience and opportunity for your daughters.  The spaces do fill up quickly so if you wish your daughter to attend, please encourage her to sign up.  The cost of the retreat is $200.00.  To reserve a spot we ask that you pay the entire $200 which is due by Monday, September 17th.

The dates for Kairos this year are: Wednesday, October 3-Friday, October 5 OR Wednesday February 6- Friday, February 8th.  If you have any questions please email Angie at





Senior Parent Night - TONIGHT Sept. 12th 6:30pm
Join the counseling team for Senior Parent Night, Wednesday, September 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Great Hall. We will cover the college admissions process and hear from Amy Hammer, Chapman University, on best practices for the admissions season. If you have any questions, please reach out to Francesca Ohanessian.



Weekly Updates from the College Counselor 

will now be sent in a separate eblast weekly.

Graduation Orders - Bill Reid from Jostens met with the senior class about their graduation orders. Each senior was provided a graduation planner. Please review this information with your senior. Jostens will be on campus on Thursday and Friday September 13 and 14 during lunch in the cafeteria to accept orders for the cap and gown, graduation announcements, and accessories. You may also place your order online at . Every senior must order their cap and gown. No exceptions! If you have any questions you may reach out to Mr. Reid at 415-472-7871 or
Attention Senior Parents: Join us in celebrating your senior by placing a Yearbook Recognition Ad for your student by November 1st. To purchase, click HEREAd space is limited so purchase yours today!

A few tips for creating your ad
Words: Think about the message from the point of view of your daughter: 
  • What moments in their life were significant?
  • Does the family have any inside jokes that would make the tribute special for her?
  • What do you admire most about her?


  • The ad will look better if the photos have the same orientation as the picture box
  • Use clear high-resolution photos. If a photo is blurry, it will be blurry in the ad
  • Use the cropping tools on the website to crop out unnecessary background to focus on your student


Mercy Athletics logo

Please feel free to contact me anytime at 650-762-1107. I am looking forward to a great 2018-19 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.


Team Picture Schedule for Fall Sports

Teams will meet on grass area by pond in full uniform. 
September 19:  • 2:45pm-Tennis    • 3:00pm -Golf

Click HERE to pre-order pictures. If you do pre-order, please print out the receipt and have your daughter bring it on picture day to give to the photographers.


Parent photographers!
We'd love to share and promote your game photos! If you've snapped great shots from a Mercy Athletics game, please send photos and videos to Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty and Marketing Director Briana Daley.


Winter Sports 
Any athlete planning on trying out for basketball and soccer are required to attend strength and conditioning sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm. Meet at the weight room in Grassilli. If you are playing on Mercy fall team or participating on a club team, you do not have to attend the sessions. You must notify Mr. Dougherty of the club team in which you are playing if you plan on not attending the conditioning sessions.


Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Cross Country Runner Joanne Hui

A Sophomore, Joanne's races the last two weeks:1st place finish in the F/S Girls Serra Jamboree with a time of 14.21 on the two mile Crystal Springs course. Lowell Invitational: Improved her time from last year by 1:00 to move her to the #3 spot on Mercy's all time best list on the 2.13 mile course at Golden Gate Park. She finished 20th place overall finish in her F/S Girls race earning the 11th place individual medal. Between the two F/S Girls races contested there were 427 runners and she placed 26th overall when combining the two races. She is proving to be one of the top runners Mercy Cross Country has seen in recent years and continues to push the pace for the team at with strong practices and work ethic. Great job Joanne, keep it going!



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 to view the Handbook.


Summer Wildlife Research Excursion

View the video about the prgram HERE


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.  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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