October 3, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Every year, Sarah Murphy, Mercy's Library Resources Coordinator, works with our students in sessions designed to help improve their research skills. This week, she introduced the Freshmen class to the library's resources, completing a terrific exercise on good research techniques (a sample from their list is above). She is also going over source analysis with sophomores, and Media Literacy with seniors. Mrs. Murphy offers guidance and training on our many database research platforms including Gale and EBSCO, and is even available for one-on-one assistance to students as required. Her end goal is for students to come out of Mercy with the skills they need to do college-level research. To help your daughters, Mrs. Murphy recommends that you ask them about their current and upcoming research projects, and encourage them to allow enough time for a thorough, rewarding investigation. You can check out the Mercy Library section of the website to explore her inspiring resources! 


National Testing Day

Wednesday, Oct. 10th - Early Dismissal at 11AM*

*students with extended time will be later

Juniors and Sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9. This is simply to gain practice with standardized testing and become comfortable by the time student take the official SAT or ACT. Information about understanding scores and future test  prep opportunities will be coming soon. Students must

report to their advisory with number 2 pencils and calculators. Free dress may be worn.  It is important to get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come prepared for the exam. 


Seniors do not have school October 10th, 11th, and 12th and are encouraged to visit colleges and work on their applications.



Mother Daughter Tea 

Sunday, October 21st



Join us for this beloved annual event that includes tea time, brunch, and a raffle with great prizes! RSVP by October 17th. Learn more HERE.


PLEDGE NOW pay by 6/30/19

Return your pledge commitment form or make
your gift online NOW! 
Every gift counts: gifts received to date range from $5 to $10,000 For questions, contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship Manager.


Mercy Admission Events

Please share our Admission events with any parents who may interested in Mercy - thank you! More information on all events can be found at www.mercyhsb.com/admission or by calling 650-762-1114


Our next Parent Talk & Tour for parents of 7th and 8th graders is on MondayOctober 15. It includes a session with Mercy Admin and Admission teams and a tour during the school day. 


Admission 101 is Monday, Oct. 22. and is a presentation for parents about the high school admission process. Discover how Mercy is distinct in our mission, our approach in the classroom, in athletics and activities. We will address the common, general questions that many parents have.


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


Click HERE for form 


Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert

Music at Kohl Mansion's first concert is Sunday, October 14th. We need volunteers from 6-10pm. Duties include preparing hors d'oeuvres, distributing programs and helping to greet and seat patrons. Volunteers receive 4 hours of service credit. Enjoy a fun evening volunteering at a concert with your Mercy friends. For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact Debbie Boles at admin@musicatkohl.org. To learn about our concert series visit www.musicatkohl.org


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


Sign up now to schedule an appointment  



Save the Date!

Junior Ring Ceremony


Thursday, Oct. 18 - 1:30PM

Mother House Chapel  

Reception to follow in the Great Hall


Click HERE for invite.







Seniors do not have school October 10th, 11th, and 12th and are encouraged to visit colleges and work on their applications.
Graduation Orders - Every senior must order their cap and gown. No exceptions! You may place your order online at jostens.com. If you have any questions you may reach out to Mr. Reid at 415-472-7871 or bill.reid@jostens.com


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


Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Water Polo player Gen Flieder


Gen has entered her senior year in a new position- set! Gen has been dominating the offensive line this season and is leading her team in goals and assists. Last week Gen scored 5 goals in a 11-3 win over Capuchino and 4 goals in an 8-3 win over Mills. She is always there for the rebound and gets the quick shot off. A leader in and out of the pool, Gen has been a critical part of the team's tight cohesiveness. Great job Gen, keep it going!



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!


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 


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.


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

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