November  28, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Mercy's Internship program provides career exploration opportunities in which students spend time working with a teacher or staff member at the school for course credit. In a variety of fields from Admissions to Chemistry, students are exposed to experiences and work that are representative of the teacher or staff member's daily activities. Working on a mix of normal operating activities and special projects, students gain skills and responsibility. Grace Zhang '20 helps Mrs. Murphy keep the library running smoothly, as well as develop innovative new ideas. For example, she demonstrated how to bring creativity to a research project with an interactive map highlighting effects of climate change in San Mateo County! Ms. Kury-Arnold's Art intern Christiana Wong '19 created special preview videos of Mercy Dance, Chorale, and 2D programs that are featured on the Mercy website and Facebook page. She is also managing the art studio, monitoring supplies, and using data management techniques to develop a more efficient tracking and ordering system for our art supplies!



Cookies, Cocoa, and Collaboration

Monday, Dec. 10

2:45 to 6:00 pm

Please encourage your daughter to attend! Dinner is served, and teachers will be on hand for review support.  


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. 


Wellness Week 

Wellness Week is hosted by our Guidance Department annually in the Winter and Spring. Click HERE to see the list of activities planned for the week of Dec. 3-7.



Music at Kohl Mansion is looking for a part-time administrative person. A great job with a wonderful organization. Click HERE for the job description.


Sisters of Mercy

2nd Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Now thru December 10

Benefits St. Timothy Catholic Church

For children ages infant to 16 years old 

Presents should be new and unwrapped. Bins are located in the Mercy Center front office, Russell Hall and the Mercy High School Cafeteria.THANK YOU!


Sisters of Mercy

One Warm Coat Drive

Now thru Friday, January 4

Clean and gently used men, women and children coats, jackets and sweaters are being collected for 'Caminar'

who serves more than 20,000 individuals annually across San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Solano and Butte counties. Their need is great and your generosity is appreciated. Bins are located in Russell Hall and the Mercy Cafeteria. THANK YOU!


Annual Asbestos Notification

Dear School Parents and Students, This letter is to advise you that the Archdiocese of San Francisco and your school have participated in a program to identify and control asbestos-containing material in your school buildings. This program is being conducted under the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 and the Asbstos Containing Materials Schooles Rule of 1987 more here


Your Gifts support innovative and creative academics that inspire
and develop the future of All Mercy Students.

Your donation impacts every aspect of the student experience
Gifts or pledges can be made online at The Mercy Fund Parent Giving Page!

Make a onetime or recurring gift ONLINE

Make a Gift of Stock

Find out if your employer has a Matching Gift Program HERE


Gifts to date, range from $5 to $10,000. All Gifts matter regardless of the amount! More information, please contact Jennifer Munsey 650.762.1199All pledged gifts are payable by June 30, 2019.



Open House:

NEXT 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. 


We're in need of Parent and Student Volunteers! We really need your help to make this a special night for our prospective families. Please see our volunteer opportunities here: Parent Sign up | Student Sign up



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 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





Mercy Athletes of the Week:
Soccer Players Giana Zamagni
and Genevieve Flieder

Giana and Gen are the co-captains of this year's soccer team. Both Seniors, they are leaders on defense. Gen is the returning starting Goalkeeper and Giana is a returning force on the defensive backline. Aside from their play on the field, they have played an important role in getting this large group organized with carpools, warm-ups, and preseason team bonding events. During all of the movement and changes in schedules during the air quality days, they have been instrumental in keeping 37 team members in communication and well organized. The Varsity and JV teams both came away with satisfying 2-0 wins over EL Camino yesterday to open their seasons.Great job Giana and Gen, keep up the efforts.


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. 

• 3-4pm-Softball and Swimming

• 4-5pm-Lacrosse
Gymnastics is conditioning on Mon., Tues.,Thurs. at Gymtowne Gymnastics 3-4pm


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.



Spring Musical Auditions 

Vocal Auditions: Completed 
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.


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


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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