September 26, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



 *Gmail clips - Must view entire message for Quick Links to work properly, click HERE.



For Deaf Awareness Week, Ms. Gachowski and American Sign Language (ASL) 2 and 3 students are coordinating different activities to engage the Mercy Community! Many students are wearing a sticker, badge, or ribbon for Deaf Awareness to indicate they are available to answer questions. There is a 'Sign of the Day' posted on Schoology - today's is "Dream" - which is fun for the students and faculty. Tuesday's bake sale raised over $157 to benefit the National Association of the Deaf! Other informational activities include Deaf related facts during announcements, posters of hand signs, Deaf comics, and memes around campus. The comics and memes have an explanation as to why it is funny in Deaf Culture. The ASL students are enjoying the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of Mercy!


FRIDAY is the last day to buy tickets 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 little ones! Please 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


The Mercy Fund Parent Giving Campaign Update!


Participation Goal: 100% Participation to date: 25%

Financial Goal: $247,000  Pledges to date: $90,204

Have you pledged yet?

Return your pledge commitment form or make your gift by September 30th! Every gift counts: gifts received to date range from $5 to $10,000

For questions, contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship Manager.


Girls on the Green

Monday, Oct. 1st  - 3:30 - 5:00pm

Help us get the word out! Girls on the Green is an afternoon of activities and athletics for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. From volleyball and soccer to robotics and crafting, Girls on the Green is a fun introduction to Mercy extracurriculars and a great way to get to know the school! Campus tours are available for parents throughout the afternoon. Please pass along the information to friends and family that have a daughter this age! Click HERE for more information.


We are in need of baskets!

Do you have any extra baskets* at home?
We're looking for gift baskets that Mercy will fill for donation - if you have any or would like to purchase some to donate, please drop off baskets to the main office by October 10th. Thank you!  *in very good condition and about 12-15in diameter 


Tri-School Robotics Club Competition

Mercy Girls are hard at work fine-tuning their robot for the CalGames 2018 Robotics competition on Oct. 6th! The robots must pick up cubes and carry them to different locations on a simulated arcade game board. The Tri-School team with Mercy's Jenny Zhang, Grace Zhang, and Kristina Cinova will need to be conscious of weight distribution, torque, and maneuverability. Come out to Woodside HS on Oct 6 to watch the competition, and join the club to compete in January!



This week is Banned Books Week, where the library is celebrating our right to read.  Come and visit to check out one of our books that has been banned somewhere in the country, and join the fight against censorship.  


Over the next two weeks the Tinkerspace is introducing a challenge - create a spinning top and win a prize. There are two prizes on offer - the most creative and the longest spinning tops will each receive a $20 gift card. Come and learn Tinkercad to print out your own spinning top on our 3D printer. Inspiration and lessons available in the library. Competition closes Oct 9.


Parents - Join the Red Cross Club and Mercy community on October 24 for our Blood Drive!


Sign up now to schedule an appointment  


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!




Thank you for coming to Junior Parent Night!  Here is the powerpoint from the presentation.  If you have any questions from the evening, feel free to reach out to Francesca Ohanessian or Elisabeth Franco.  



This is the list we have of students attending Kairos next week: Kairos 16 list. If your daughter is attending she has received her permission slips and a study plan. But if you are looking for them here are links to the forms: Permission form and Study Plan. If you have any questions about the upcoming Kairos retreat, please contact Ms. Simonetti at 



Graduation Orders - Each senior was provided a graduation planner from Jostens. Please review this information with your senior. You may 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!


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


Winter Sports 
Any athlete planning on trying out for basketball or soccer is required to attend strength and conditioning sessions in Grassilli on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm. You are exempt if you are currently playing on a Mercy Fall sport or club team, but must notify Mr. Dougherty of the club team if you do not plan to attend. *Reminder: The amount of girls participating in conditioning will also help determine whether we field JV teams in both basketball and soccer.


Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Volleyball player Alister Borabo

Alister is a 3 year Varsity member and one of this year's team captains. Alister is one of the "go to" offensive players for the team. In the past week, she paced the team with 16 kills vs. Sacred Heart Prep, 43 kills in a tournament this past weekend and then had 17 kills in the victory over Mercy SF last night. The team feeds off of Alister's energy and will need her to maintain her level of play in order to secure a hopeful CCS bid at the end of the season. Great job Alister, keep it going!!!



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.


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



2750 Adeline Drive • Burlingame, CA 94010  •  Phone 650.343.3631 • Fax 650.343.2316 

View in browser | WE Archive | Unsubscribe