November 14, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Every year, our Mercy Moms bring the magic of the holidays to Kohl Mansion as they decorate for the season. A long-loved tradition of more than 30 years, the Mansion's festive decor calls to mind its rich history and serves as the backdrop for Mercy and outside events. The Mansion's transformation will be on full display through the end of the year. Come see for yourself at the upcoming Taste & Take, Open House, and Christmas at Kohl events!


Thank you to our our current Mercy Moms - Lorena Vierra, Denise Malig and Libby Schaul, our Mercy Alumni Moms - Kelli Benz, Ann Dellinges, Debbie Petrucci, Terry Dahlberg, and Una Uniacke, and our wonderful Kohl Mansion and Mercy Staff



The 2018-2019 Dance-A-Thon has kicked off and we are very excited for this new take on the Student Fundraiser happening on campus, January 18th, 2019! Please check out our Dance-A-Thon webpage for more information on fundraising registration, date, and incentives! Reminder that the students must submit 20 emails (more on the Participant Instructions page) this Friday, November 16th during advisory. 


For any questions regarding the Student Fundraiser please contact Amaré Silva at


Student photos for the 2018-2019 academic year:


If you would like to order your daughter's school photo from Lifetouch, please email Ms. Dissmeyer at for the individual order code. Include your student's first name, last name and grade.


Every Mercy girl is strengthened by your gift!

The Mercy Fund is the cornerstone of the school's philanthropic programs, and supports 8% of Mercy's total operating budget, funding critical priorities like classroom technology, faculty professional development, and more. Your gift fuels all our efforts and truly brings the campus to life. Give today!


You may go online to The Mercy Fund Parent Giving Page and make your gift or pledge today!  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. 

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



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, or visit the event website for more information.


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 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. 




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



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



 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


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 Sports:  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.

Spring Sport Conditioning sessions are now ongoing. Meet in the Grassilli Center. 

*There will be no conditioning Nov. 21


• 3-4pm-Softball and Swimming

• 4-5pm-Lacrosse

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.



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.



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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