February 27, 2019  |  PARENT ENEWS 


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Tri-School Mardi Gras will take place tomorrow! A annual tradition for over a decade, the event is a collaborative effort between Mercy and Serra's French programs. Students will use their French in a real-life setting and learn about French and Francophone cultures - a vital component of the world language curriculum. Starting in September, first and second-level students from both schools write each other monthly pen pal letters in French. In these letters, they practice vocabulary learned in class, such as describing themselves and their likes and dislikes. These students then meet each other for the first time in person at Mardi Gras, where they practice conversational French. Third and fourth-level students, especially those in the Mercy French Honors Society and the Serra French Club, take on a leadership role in the event. They reflect on ways to bring culture alive for their younger peers and co-lead activities. Students continue using their "franglais" with their new friends during a French-themed lunch, and the day ends with a French performance from each of the classes. This year, we will have around 120 French students from both schools participating in Mardi Gras.



Thank You! 


Last Friday's Lobster Feed & Live Music at Kohl Mansion was a SOLD OUT success! A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the evening such a wonderful event.  We are especially grateful to the New England Lobster Market & Eatery for providing an ineradicable feast, the members of Janel & the Heist for a great night of music, our Mercy Parent and Student volunteers, and all of the guests who supported the event.


Moms Crafting Mixer

- Save the Date -

Thursday, April 4th • 6:30-8:30pm


Mercy Moms are invited to an evening of pressed-flower crafts, wine, and refreshments! More details and invitation to come. Bring your ideas for future parent opportunities! 


Dad's Bunco Night

- Save the Date-

Thursday, April 11th • 7-9pm


We invite Mercy Dads to get together for a game night with pizza and beer! More details and invitation to come. Bring your ideas for future parent opportunities!


Last chance to sign up to donate blood!

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



Volunteers Needed for Music at Kohl Concert

Music at Kohl Mansion needs volunteers for our next concert on Sunday, March 24. 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.


*Athletes from Soccer and Basketball need to return their uniforms ASAP to the Athletic Directors office. Please do not bring the uniforms to awards night. Any uniforms not turned back in by March 8 will result in the family being charged a replacement fee.


Athlete of the Week:
Cheerleader - Natalia Allen  
Natalia was out with an injury that prevented her from participating at the State meet in early February. However, she came to every practice she could and worked with her replacement for the Jamz State to learn the team's routine. She did everything she could to heal quickly so she could go to Nationals. Natalia was finally cleared to participate on the last practice day before the trip. Only a freshman, Natalia has proven to be an outstanding athlete. She isn't afraid to try new things and she picks up the choreography super fast. Natalia did amazing during competition and helped our showmanship score be the highest in our division at the Nationals in Las Vegas. Her energy and jumps were outstanding. More importantly, this past weekend our Varsity Cheer team won the Jamz Nationals title for the 2nd year in a row. Great job Natalia!


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.



Purchase Winter Sports Photos

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



Mercy Parka Jacket
We have had multiple families ask about being able to obtain a heavy Mercy Parka jacket that could be worn during some of our cold outdoor events. We have worked to have one made available. Please click HERE if you are interested in purchasing.  
Store Open From: February 20 - March 6, 2019


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.



2019-2020 Course Selection


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.   


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

Ms. Franco (Class of 2020)


Lenten Series: Altaration -
The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

Looking for a Spiritual Uplift this Lent?  If so, please join us for this five-part study on the Mass that features powerful cinematography, inspiring video presenters, and engaging resources. Altaration uses humor, stories, and small group discussion to capture our attention and instill in us a deep and lasting love for the Mass. Please join us on Thursdays in Lent in classroom 234A from 2:45p-3:45p. Dates include March 7, March 14, March 28, April 4, April 11, (skipping March 21). Bring your daughter or a friend. Come to one discussion, come to all. All are Welcome! If you are interested in participating please RSVP by Monday March 4 to sflaherty@mercyhsb.com.

Mercy is participating in this program in partnership with Our Lady of Angels Church.


Article from the San Mateo Daily Journal:

NDB Roars Back to end Mercy's Cinderella Run


What a game Tuesday evening! Mercy Basketball truly did have a Cinderella run. Thank you to the basketball team and Coach Kevin Calsada for giving all of us something to cheer for - the girls played with true Mercy spirit and resilience! Special thanks to everyone who trekked to Belmont to cheer on the team - we completely filled the stands with Mercy supporters! MERCY PROUD!!


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