News from the Principal
I hope that this message finds you and your families well.
Hopefully, PowerSchool has helped you to stay informed of your children’s progress.If you ever have any questions about entries in PowerSchool, please do not hesitate to ask.Check on the third-quarter progress.Marks close on March 31.Many students have accomplished wonderful things to date.Others need a good third quarter.Thanks for your involvement, encouragement, and participation.
As this school year “marches” on quickly, I encourage you to stay informed of all the happenings at Mercy.While on the school site, visit the web calendar to keep yourselves aware of upcoming events.
Let me take this opportunity to point out the special March and April occurrences:
March 9:Career and Technical Selection Night for parents/guardians of all freshmen.Meeting starts at 7PM.Please know the first and second choices of your sons and daughters.The students do not need to come to the meeting.
March 11:Operation Katrina-Matthew Teambuilding Day
March 14:Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences from Noon to 2:30PM and 4 to 6:30PM—More details are coming about the new format and no appointments.Your sons or daughters do come with you.No classes that day.
March 22:Fall and Winter Awards Banquet at school starting at 6PM (for athletes in fall and winter sports teams) Cost: $5 for students and $15 for family and friends
Deadline to purchase tickets is March 15.
March 30:Spaghetti Dinner and Family Bingo: free dinner and fun for all.Contact Mr. Carchidi before March 23.Dinner lasts from 6 to 7PM, and Bingo starts at 7:15PM until 8:15PM.
April 9:Operation Katrina-Matthew departs for Lumberton, North Carolina.
April 15:Operation Katrina-Matthew returns after their good work for others.
April 19:Graduation and then Prom Meeting.Senior parents, come at 7PM for graduation facts, and then join junior parents at 7:30 for prom details.
April 23:Open House from noon to 3PM
Please come to the meetings/events that pertain to you.I look forward to seeing you at these functions.
Further details for some of the above meetings:
Please notice the new format for our Awards Banquet on March 22.We are having two banquets this year, and both will be held at school.We decided to have it at school as opposed to a banquet hall.We thought that a lower cost and more convenient location would boost attendance.This March 22 is for fall and winter sports only.On May 30, we will celebrate the participants in spring sports and clubs and activities.
There will be a meeting for all grade 12 parents/guardians April 19 at 7PM for graduation discussions.Then, at 7:30 PM, the topic of the meeting shifts to the prom.At that time, grade 11 parents/guardians of prom-going juniors will join in with parents/guardians of all the seniors to hear vital information about the prom on May 25.
Juniors celebrate the reception of their high-school rings at Ring Mass (April 28 at 7PM at Holy Innocents Church, L and Hunting Park Ave.).I would love to see the whole class come together for this ceremony and these prayers.
In addition, I would appreciate your telling friends and families about the Open House on April 23 from 12 Noon to 3 PM.This is primarily for grade 7 students and families, but all are welcome.Thanks for spreading the word.
This month holds the days of the Lenten season plus the prayerful anticipation of the celebration of Easter.We commemorate these holy days with prayer services and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.May these days of Lent and the promise of Easter brighten our hearts and minds with the wonder of God’s love for us.May peace fill our hearts, our lives, our families, our city streets, and our world.You and yours remain in our prayers.
Peace and all good blessings,