December 19, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 


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From all of us at Mercy High School we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. May the blessings of this season of wonders bring you health, happiness and peace now and throughout the New Year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughters with us during these formative years of their lives. They always bring joy into our lives. We look forward to next year and continuing to work together to enrich these special young women!


Karen Hanrahan

Head of School




If you missed Mercy's VPA Winter Concerts, you can watch the videos!


Click HERE for Chorale and HERE for Dance!


Mercy would like to welcome Pia Crosby as a member of the counseling team from January to June 2019. Mrs. Crosby, a licensed marriage and family therapist, joins Mercy during Mrs. O'Sullivan's maternity leave. She holds a master's degree in clinical psychology and marital family therapy from Notre Dame de Namur, and she has had many years of experience working with students in schools and in clinical settings.

We wish Mrs. O'Sullivan and her family a healthy and happy maternity leave as they welcome their second daughter. Mrs. Crosby's email address is, and you can reach her at (650) 762-1142. All sophomores and seniors will have Mrs. Crosby as their counselor in spring semester.



The number of U.S. high school seniors who are vaping has more than doubled in the last year, and 1.3 million teens are using tobacco. You can read more on the news HERE. We want to work together to keep our girls safe! 



Thurs., Dec. 20

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



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! 



Save the Date!

Father Daughter Dance

Friday, January 25, 2019

8pm • Kohl Mansion





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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

  • Strength and Conditioning sessions will start back on January 8
  • Spring Sport Tryouts start on January 28. Any athlete planning on trying out for a spring sport is required to attend strength and conditioning sessions. 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.



Dance-A-Thon 2018-2019  

4 more weeks for the student fundraiser! Donations are due by January 14th, 2019 to earn incentives (Prom or Formal day off; a Puppy Party*) 


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


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.


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.  


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.  



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