December 12, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Last week was a festive extravaganza of talent and artistry! Mercy's Performing Arts students showcased their work this semester in the Chorale Winter Concert "We're Not That Far from Bethlehem..." on Tuesday, and the Dance Winter Concert "The New Nutcracker" on Thursday. Special thanks to Pam Matthews and Gary Ferguson for their expert direction! View photos HERE. Video coming soon!



Dance-A-Thon 2018-2019  

Wow Mercy! We just reached over 60% of our school-wide goal! The Freshman class will receive an additional 100 spirit points for their outstanding contributions, and the whole school will receive free Dance-A-Thon shirts for the event! 

If we reach $70k by January 14th, 2019, we will have a Puppy Party* at Dance-A-Thon! 


Please note that if your sponsors are writing checks, they must be written out to eSponsor Now, INC. and can be submitted to the Main Office along with a completed check form. Please allow a week for processing. 


For more information* check out our 

Dance-A-Thon webpage or contact


New Year's Parent Mixer

On Thursday, January 10th, 2019, MPC is hosting a New Year's Potluck in the Kohl Mansion Dining Room from 5-7pm! Come enjoy this casual, community evening with other parents and celebrate the New Year together! 


Please bring a dish that has meaning to your family! The event is free of charge and MPC will provide beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for all! RSVP by adding your name to the guest list. We look forward to seeing you after the holiday break! 


PSAT scores are now available online through the Collegeboard.  

Please log on to to access your student's scores.  If you are having trouble logging in, please contact the Collegeboard directly at 866-433-7728.  Mercy does not have access to your student's collegeboard accounts.  If you have any questions about your student's scores, please feel free to contact the academic counselor or Mrs. Ohanessian - the college counselor.  


Monday, Dec. 17

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 2

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Period 6


Tues. Dec. 18

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 1

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Period 7


Weds. Dec. 19

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 3

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Period 4


Thurs., Dec. 20

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Period 5



Book Talk & Signing

Congresswoman Jackie Speier '68
Tuesday, Dec. 18th 7:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Kohl Mansion

Congresswoman (and Mercy High School Alumna) Jackie Speier will be talking about her book "Undaunted" at a special evening event at Kohl Mansion. Her talk will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.


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


Mercy Athlete of the Week:
Basketball player Serena Calsada
Serena, a Junior, has been one of the teams most consistent scorers so far in the season. She has either led the team or been second on the team in total points scored in every game played thus far. Playing thru injury all season, Serena displays a knack where she consistently sets the tone for a defensive trap. Serena also takes care of the ball and rarely turns it over via a turnover. Keep it going Serena, great job!


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

• Track and Field will meet for Strength and Conditioning on Tuesday and Thursday 3-4pm

• 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.



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.


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. 


Winter Formal, City of Stars, is at the Regency Center in San Francisco!

February 1st • 7:00-10:00PM

Discounted tickets go on sale December 5th in the SBO Office for $85 per person. After Winter Break the price will rise to $95 per person. Students may purchase their tickets in the SBO Office during lunches and break. Permission forms must be signed by a parent to purchase a ticket. If a student plans to bring a guest, the guest must complete the Guest Permission Form. See forms for more information about dress code and expectations. Please email Coach RG with questions.  



As we enter Winter months, tis the holiday season as well as a time for increased sickness. This a gentle reminder to please keep your student home if she exhibits cold or flu symptoms. We want to ensure that students and staff remain happy and healthy to finish the Fall semester on a strong note.  


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!



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