February 6, 2019  |  PARENT ENEWS 


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Yesterday kicked off the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Pig! The holiday is observed around the world, and is a time be with family, to celebrate a year of hard work, and to wish for a prosperous new year. To honor the occasion, the Heritage Club has decorated, posted informative signs, and is hosting a contest for all of our students to join the celebration. We particularly want to wish our international students and families a Happy New Year - we are so glad that you are part of our Mercy community!



Please Note: Thursday, Feb. 7 is a full day (formerly an early release) 


Course requests are open on PowerSchool. Students must select desired classes by Feb. 11. 

As a family, please review the 2019-2020 Course Catalog
Here you will find the course offerings for the next academic year, as well as the planning tools and information needed to complete the course request process.


Counselors will meet with each student between Feb. 11 and March 4 to ensure a rigorous, yet balanced course-load.


Should you have any questions about the process, please contact your academic counselor.   


Curriculum Presentation

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Parents:
Students had a curriculum presentation, click HERE for the presentation.  Please see the important links and reminders below.  

  • AP Contracts are due to Ms. Small by February 2nd. Click HERE for form.
  • Parents and students must complete the digital AP acknowledgment form before a student is confirmed for an AP class.
  • Teachers determine eligibility for next year's courses. Click HERE for recommendation process.
  • PowerSchool opens for registration on February 1 and closes Feb. 11.
  • Please make your initial course selections with your parents in PowerSchool.  Your academic counselor will meet with you during the course registration period to review your course requests.


Students should contact their academic counselor if they have any questions.

Mrs. Crosby (Class of 2019 and Class of 2021)

Ms. Franco (Class of 2020)


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 lbeal@mercyhsb.com 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. 


Mercy Traffic Policies 

Since the beginning of the academic year, several requests to parents and students have been shared asking that students get picked up and dropped off inside the upper Main Gates of the school. The local neighborhood residents and Mercy have a long standing agreement that side streets should not be used for this in an effort to ensure safe and steady traffic flow. Some families are opting to disregard Mercy's policies and should be aware that moving forward their student risks receiving a detention. Please click HERE for all of the important information.



Tickets are going fast for this fun filled event!

Lobster Feed & Live Music at Kohl Mansion
Please join us for the New England Lobster Markets traditional-style boil and the sounds of local music scene favorites, "The Heist" of "Janel & The Heist"!
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, $75 Per Person
A one-of-a-kind dining experience & entertainment event, SURE TO SELL OUT! Chicken meal substitution available at time of ticket purchase.

  • Details & Event Tickets click HERE This event supports The Mercy Fund that benefits ALL current Mercy students and programs including; Academics, Athletics, & Visual & Performing Arts!
  • SPONSOR the event, support, Lobster & Live Music, by making a donation to underwrite the event. Click HERE to be a Sponsor/Advertiser/Underwriter.
  • MERCY PARENT VOLUNTEERS needed click HERE to sign up
  • MERCY STUDENT VOLUNTEERS needed click HERE to sign up

*Junior & Sophomore Parents & Guardians, Join us at Lobster Feed & Live Music for a one time opportunity to bid on a 2019-20 Reserved Parking Spot for your daughter!  


*Senior Parents & Guardians, Join us at Lobster Feed & Live Music for a one time opportunity to bid on a  Reserved Pew for Mercy Graduation 


Contact Jennifer Munsey in the Mercy Advancement office with questions? jmunsey@mercyhsb.com



We need your blood!
 Help support the Mercy Red Cross Club at our fall blood drive.


When: Thursday, Feb. 28th from 12-6PM

Where: In Sequoia

How: Sign up HERE



College Meetings for JUNIOR Families 

Students and parents are welcome to schedule their meetings with College Counselor, Francesca Ohanessian.  During this meeting, we will discuss the various colleges and programs that might be of interest to your student, the SAT/ACT, and answer any initial questions you might have about the process.  Please click HERE to schedule your appointment.  



Student Volunteers Needed

Friday February 22, 2019 is Mercy's first annual Lobster Feed & Live Music event to benefit all Mercy HSB programs including academics, athletics & visual & performing arts!  The Mercy Advancement office will provide pizza and snacks to students who work. You may sign up for more than one shift as long as the times do not overlap. Thank you in advance for your help!  Students will also need to have the permission slip signed and turned in before the event in order to work and for service hours to be verified! If you have any questions you can contact Jennifer Munsey in the Mercy Advancement Department, Click HERE to sign up & learn more



Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert

Music at Kohl Mansion is lining up our volunteer team for our next concert on Sunday, February 17. Volunteers are needed from 6-10pm. Student volunteers receive 4 hours of service credit. Parent volunteers receive our undying gratitude and everyone gets to enjoy the concert! Please contact Katie Riggs at admin@musicatkohl.org. To learn about our concert series visit www.musicatkohl.org


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



Winter Sports Awards Night
Thursday February 28 at 6:30pm
in the Great Hall.



Purchase Winter Sports Photos

Pictures for Winter Sports are now available for purchase. Click HERE to view and order.


Spring Sport Tryouts started on Monday January 28. All athletes trying out for teams should report to the locations below.  Rosters will be finalized once winter sport athletes are able to get to their spring sport of choice. All athletes on winter teams must wait until their season is completed before they can attend any Spring practices. All winter sport athletes will be given a complete assessment prior to any final roster decisions.


  • Gymnastics: Gymtowne Gymnastics in South San Francisco. 3-5pm
  • Lacrosse: Murray Field in Burlingame 3:30-5pm
  • Softball: Cuernavaca Park in Burlingame 3-5pm
  • Swimming: Meet at the Mercy pool. 3-5pm
  • Track and Field: Meet by the pond area at Mercy. 3:30-5pm


Athlete of the Week:
Soccer Player Kristina Frey
A Junior, She is a solid example of hard work and commitment without expectations or complaints. Kristina has shown continued improvement and worked her way into the game rotation. Even after an early injury set-back, Kristina worked hard in her rehab and has risen to the higher level of competition this season. She has fantastic work ethic and the ultimate team player. Great job Kristina, keep it going!


Parent photographers!
We'd love to share and promote your game photos! If you've snapped great shots from a Mercy Athletics game, please send photos and videos to Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty and Marketing Director Briana Daley.


Magnus System Reminder:  If your daughter is planning on playing a Spring Sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared thru the Magnus system through PowerSchool.



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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!

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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.




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