November 7, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Next week is National French Week! The French Honors Society has organized fun, school-wide activities such as French-themed dress up days, a French movie screening Thursday afternoon, and a crepe sale on Friday during collaboration. There will also be a few weeklong activities including a "Find the Eiffel Towers" scavenger hunt where students who find the Eiffel Tower figurines (3D printed in the Library - see picture) across campus will win a certificate for a free Mercy brownie. We will also promote the French Word of the Day and a Trivia Question of the Day, posted to Schoology with small prizes for those who answer the questions correctly. The Mercy community always enjoys the opportunity to learn about and appreciate different cultures!



Open House

Open House is on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1-4pm. Make sure to tell all your friends and family with middle schoolers to attend! Register online here. 


Open House Lawn Signs are HERE!  Grab a sign and display it in your home or business to promote Open House! You or your daughter can pick one up in the Main Office.


Parent Volunteers are needed for Open House. We need approved Van Drivers and people to direct traffic.  Please click HERE to sign up. 



November Volunteer Opportunities! 

We have a busy month coming up and we'd appreciate your help with our upcoming events! Help us celebrate Mercy and open our doors to the community! 

TASTE AND TAKE (Wine Tasting) Friday, Nov. 16th 

OPEN HOUSE  Sunday, Nov. 18th 

CHRISTMAS AT KOHL Wednesday, Nov. 28


For more information please contact Amaré Silva at


Thank You for a Successful Mercy Fund First Parking Lot Pledge Week! Please send in your pledge form and help us reach our Goal Today!  


You may go online to The Mercy Fund Parent Giving Page and make your gift or pledge today! Our goal is 100% participation by November 1st! 100% of the faculty and staff have made a gift to The Mercy Fund campaign. Help us reach 100% support from our parent community.



Gifts to date, range from $5 to $10,000. All Gifts matter regardless of the amount! More information, please contact Jennifer Munsey.All pledged gifts are payable by June 30, 2019.



Taste and Take at Kohl Mansion

Wine, Spirits, Food & Music!

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

Join us for a fun and festive evening showcasing local wines, spirits & food! Enjoy live music, mingle with friends and experience Kohl Mansion in its holiday best!

All Proceeds Benefit The Mercy Fund!



 $25 in advance - $30 at the Door

Click HERE to purchase tickets! 

Visit the Event website for more information HERE



Support, A Taste & Take Event at Kohl Mansion, by making a donation to underwrite the event. Click HERE for Sponsorships, Advertising & Underwriting opportunities.  Advertising opportunities start at $150. EVENT DONATIONS IN ANY AMOUNT ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND CAN BE MADE ON THE EVENT REGISTRATION-TICKET LINK PAGE



Please take a moment to review all the volunteer opportunities. We hope you can lend your time and talent to this event. All volunteers are welcome to come and help even if you are unable to help for the entire shift!

Click HERE for Volunteer Opportunities


Event Questions? WINE, DISTILLED SPIRITS OR FOOD VENDOR INTEREST? Contact Jennifer Munsey, in the Mercy Advancement office, or visit the event website for more information.



Christmas at Kohl is Coming!
Wednesday, November 28th • 5:00-9:00pm

Please join us for Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique! We will have over 65 vendors, and the Mansion will be decorated for the holidays. It is a great night to come with friends and family to kick off the holiday season!




Winter Chorale Concert

Bethlehem - We're not that far...

Tuesday, December 4th

7:00PM - Kohl Mansion
Mercy Chorale, Tri-School Chorus and

Mercy Tri-M Music Honor Society 




Mercy Dance Presents
The New Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec. 6th
Serra High School Auditorium

451 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo



 Freshmen Sleepover 
The annual Freshmen Sleepover is Friday, 11/9. We will meet in the Great Hall at 7:00PM for pizza and then planned activities. Dismissal the next morning is at 8:00AM, after breakfast. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, PJs, and your toiletries. It is always a memorable night!! Click HERE for permission slip. Please turn it into the Main Office by Friday morning.


 Senior Parents 
Join us in celebrating your senior by placing a Yearbook Recognition Ad for your student. The Yearbook team would like these by Thursday, November 15th. The final deadline set by Jostens is Saturday, December 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


Gymnastics: If you are interested in being a member of the Mercy Gymnastics team, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday Nov 14 at 2:30pm in the Senior Lounge. Coach Strom will be present to answer any questions.



Fall Sports Award Night will be Thursday,
November 15 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall.


Fall Sport Athletes: Once your season has ended, all uniforms need to be cleaned and laundered. Please then bring to the Athletic Directors office. All equipment and uniforms not returned will result in the family being charged a replacement fee.



Spring Sport Conditioning sessions are now ongoing. Meet in the Grassilli Center. If there is a conflict with the Monday or Wednesday schedule for conditioning, contact Keri Sotak in the athletic trainer's office to line up Tuesday/Thursday schedule from 3-4pm

  • 3-4pm-Softball and Swimming
  • 4-5pm-Lacrosse

Any athlete planning on trying out for a spring sport is required to attend strength and conditioning sessions on Monday and Wednesdays. Meet at the weight room in Grassilli. If you are playing on Mercy winter 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.


Magnus System Reminder:  If your daughter is planning on playing a sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared thru the Magnus system through PowerSchool.



Help Decorate Kohl Mansion for the Holidays!
Help needed Tuesday, November 13 from 9am-5pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to 3 hours of continuous time or more. If you would like to help, email Terri Baldocci, Director of Kohl Mansion at 


Mills Uniform Company's 2018 Fall Sale
November 3-17 

10% Off all in-stock items / 25%+ and More Off Clearance items and $5 shipping on orders $100+ placed during the sale. Click HERE for flyer.



Financial Assistance Program for 2019-2020

We recognize that families have varying financial needs and make financial sacrifices to provide their daughters with a strong academic education. Awards are made for a one-year period, families must re-apply each year. The application process is fair and confidential, assessed by an outside firm (TADS) that specializes in school financial assistance programs. Financial aid awards are made based on a family's demonstrated need and the availability of school funds.


All families who would like to be considered for financial assistance for the 2019-20 school year must complete an online financial aid application and submit all necessary documentation. The deadline for applying 8th grade families is no later than January 7, 2019 and for returning 10th, 11th and 12th grade families February 8, 2019*. Visit the website HERE for more information and the online TADS application.  Late applications are processed and reviewed, but meeting the appropriate deadline is strongly recommended to be included in the first round of aid awards. Please contact Lynn Beal at 650-762-1101 or if you have any questions.


*Please note: Families that have both an applying 8th grader and returning student must meet the January 7, 2019 deadline. 


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