November  21, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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We wish our Mercy Families many blessings this Thanksgiving week!




We invite you to join us in this prayer written by Rev. Samuel F. Pugh.


Oh, God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
when I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
when I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless;
when I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;
and remembering, help me to destroy my complacency and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.



Shop for Mercy this Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we want to share a few ways you can give back to Mercy through your holiday shopping at no additional cost to you! Check out our Shop for Mercy page for information on the shopping programs that benefit our school as you shop online and in stores. 


The 2018-2019 Dance-A-Thon 

Thank you for a successful Student Fundraiser kick-off! 


A FAQ sheet was added to the Dance-A-Thon webpage addressing your most commonly asked questions. 


Still have questions? Please contact Amaré Silva at


Spring Musical Auditions 

Vocal Auditions: Tues., Nov. 27th OR Wed., Nov. 28th from 4:00-6:30pm.
Dance Auditions: Thurs., Nov. 29th from 4:00-6:30pm
*Both a vocal audition AND a dance audition are required.

This spring, Tri-School Productions will present The Wedding Singer. Auditions held at Gellert Auditorium, Serra High School. For more info and to sign up click HERE.


New date for Open House:

Monday December 3, 6-8pm

Please promote this new date to all of your neighbors and friends with middle school girls. We want to pack the house! Register online here. 


Also, if you have a lawn sign, we have stickers with the new date and time on them. Pick one up at the Main Office or during drop-off or pick-up to update your sign and keep displaying them through December 3! Go Mercy! 




Christmas at Kohl
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



Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert

Music at Kohl Mansion is lining up our volunteer team for our Gala Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9. Volunteers are needed from 6-10pm to help in the kitchen and the front-of-house. Student volunteers receive 4 hours of service credit. Parent volunteers receive our undying gratitude and everyone gets to enjoy the music and after-concert reception! Please contact Debbie Boles at To learn about our concert series visit




 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 has been rescheduled for December 5 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. 

*Conditioning will resume on Monday November 26


• 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.



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.


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.



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