October 10, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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We are 8 weeks in to the 2018 Fall Sports season and we're so proud of our athletes! A young team, Cross Country had solid performances at the Serra Jamboree and Lowell Invitationals, which will prove to be invaluable experience for upcoming league meets. Golf is 'on par' to equal last year's win total - the highest number of match wins for Mercy Golf in recent history! Impressive league wins include big victories over Sacred Heart Prep and Notre Dame Belmont. Varsity Tennis exceeded last year's win total and are currently sitting 3rd place in league standings. JV has put together some great matches, with the girls learning and improving with each match. In Mercy Volleyball, Varsity has 16 wins for the season and are on pace to again qualify for CCS playoffs! Both JV and Frosh have exceeded last year's win totals, and hope to stack more victories in the coming weeks. In Water Polo, Varsity is improving on last year's record and has secured impressive league wins over Capuchino and Hillsdale. JV polo, the first team fielded in three years, is gaining valuable experience while playing in some tough matches. All our teams have important league games coming up, so come out and cheer them on!


From the Head of School

You have heard me talk often at Mercy about how we graduate caring, resilient, confident young women. Helping them to make the transition from uncertain 8th graders to confident high school graduates begins when they enter Mercy. This transformation is truly a partnership between you as parents and all of us at Mercy. This article, "The Confidence Gap for Girls", appeared in the October 4th New York Times. I think you may find it informative and helpful.



 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 HERE.  


Let us know if you'd like to VOLUNTEER for this event!
For questions please contact Amaré Silva  asilva@mercyhsb.com


Raffle Donations

The Mother Daughter Tea hosts a raffle that will benefit Mercy! We are asking for your generous support towards a raffle prize. Please submit donations to the main office by October 17th. If you'd like to donate a complete basket or a similar gift cards please contact mpc@mercyhsb.com.

Click HERE to see raffle items requested.



Sense & Sensibility

Oct. 26, 27 Nov. 2, 3 -7:30pm

Serra High School's Gellert Auditorium


Tickets for Tri-School Productions Fall Play are on sale now! Click HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets.


Tri-School College Fair

Hosted at Serra High School

Wednesday, October 17th



PLEDGE NOW pay by 6/30/19

Return your pledge commitment form or make
your gift online NOW! 
Your commitment signifies your support. Your gift fuels The Mercy Experience, where rigorous education is driven by faith, values and care for the whole student. Every gift counts: gifts received to date range from $5 to $10,000.
 For questions, contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship Manager.


Taste and Take for a Purpose!

Wine, Distilled Spirits & Brew, Culinary delights and Live Music!

Friday, Nov.16th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Join fellow connoisseurs for an evening of tasting, live music, and conversation at the historic Kohl Mansion!

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE!  
Click HERE t
o be a Sponsor/Advertiser/Underwriter.

*Contact Jennifer Munsey to become a Wine, Distilled Beverage or Food vendor  jmunsey@mercyhsb.com  


We need your help to promote the event, If you are interested in helping please contact Jennifer Munsey. 


All Proceeds Benefit Mercy High School Burlingame!


Join the History Department in Washington D.C. for Close Up!

  • Tour the U.S. Capitol Building and meet congressional members
  •  Visit historic D.C. monuments, memorials, and Smithsonian museums
  • Visit the National Portrait Gallery

Travel dates January 19 - 25, 2019. A $400 deposit is due by Friday, October 19th. This trip is for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Don't miss this exciting opportunity as we will not be returning to D.C. until 2021! Email Mr. McGoron or Mr. Wootten if you have any questions.


Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert

Music at Kohl Mansion seeking a few more volunteers for our concert this Sunday, October 14 and is lining up the volunteer team for the next concert on Sunday, October 28th. Volunteers are needed for each concert from 6-10pm. Duties include preparing hors d'oeuvres, distributing programs and helping to greet and seat patrons. Student volunteers receive 4 hours of service credit. Parent volunteers receive our undying gratitude. Come out and 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


We need your blood! Help support the Mercy Red Cross Club at our fall blood drive.


When:  Wed., October 24th from 9:30-3:30

Where:  Dining room, next to the Great Hall

How: Sign up HERE



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.








Senior Parents 

If your daughter has not yet taken her portrait photo or scheduled an appointment please contact Lifetouch in San Carlos at 650-597-1433 or visit their website HERE for more information.


Attention Senior Parents: Join us in celebrating your senior by placing a Yearbook Recognition Ad for your student by November 1st. To purchase, click HERE. Ad 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


The annual Dig Pink Volleyball game is Tuesday Oct 16 at Serra. Mercy Burlingame will be facing Mercy SF. There will be a brief ceremony prior to the start of the Varsity game at 7pm in which we will pay tribute to those who have survived Breast Cancer, those who are currently battling it and those whom we have lost to the disease. If you would like anyone recognized, please pass along their name to Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty


Purchase Fall Team Photos

If you would like to purchase any pictures from the fall team pictures, you can view pictures at this link and make your purchases directly thru LifeTouch. Click HERE to view photos, use MBurl19 to access.


Winter Sport Tryouts begin on Monday October 29: Any athlete on a fall roster must wait until their fall season has finished until they can begin tryouts for a winter sport. All fall sport athletes will be given a full tryout assessment if they miss anytime starting on Oct 29.

  • Soccer: Tryouts will be 3-5pm, (Mon-Fri) at Skyline College in San Bruno.
  • Basketball: Tryouts will be 6-8pm at College of San Mateo small gym. Mon-Fri.

Please make sure students are fully registered and cleared in the Magnus system through PowerSchool.


Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Cheer team member Kaitlyn Bullentini


A Junior, Kaitlyn is an outstanding athlete. She is humble, but continues to lead the team with her constant improvement. Kaitlyn is an incredible jumper, and absolutely amazing in front of a crowd. Her natural abilities help her to command the audience to watch and cheer with her. Kaitlyn tries new skills all the time and isn't afraid to attempt and work to get them perfect.  Great job Kaitlyn, keep it going.



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.


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