Mercy Alumnae E-Newsletter
December 2017 
Bunco Ladies Night Out

Grab a few friends and beat the winter blues. Join us for a causal night out at Mercy, playing this easy and fun dice game.
 
Friday, January 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mercy High School

Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon
     


Graduating Marlins are the guests of honor at the 2nd Annual Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon.

Alumnae-sponsors welcome the students into the Alumnae Association, share key experiences, and give tips for life beyond Mercy. It's all about community, connection, college, and careers! All alumnae are invited to sponsor one or more students.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Glen Oaks, Farmington Hills, MI
Register here by January 17, 2018.

Registration options:
Attend and sponsor 1 senior - $75
Attend and sponsor 4 seniors - $185
Attend and sponsor 8 seniors - $335
Attend and sponsor 20 seniors - $750
$10,000 Tea for Tuition Challenge Grant!

We are excited to announce a challenge grant from the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. to benefit the 2018 Tea for Tuition. If net proceeds from the event total $35,000 or more, the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. will then contribute $10,000. We are grateful for this generous opportunity. Help us reach this goal by hosting a table or making an AbsenTea donation!
 
14th Annual Tea for Tuition
Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mercy High School

Regional Events
     
Meet up with Mercy alumnae in your local community. Connect with graduates from all walks of life who share a common Mercy spirit!

Atlanta, Georgia Alumnae Gathering
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
 
Tampa, Florida Alumnae Gathering
Saturday, March 3, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Joy Hartsig Pollard '70 is hosting this event in support of Tea for Tuition, to help Mercy earn the $10,000 Challenge Grant offered by the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc.
 
For questions, or to RSVP for Atlanta or Tampa, contact the Alumnae Office at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.
Reunion 2018
     


Celebrating Milestone Classes
1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013
Now seeking class representatives from all Milestone years.
 
Walk down memory lane! Enjoy lunch, tours, and the company of your classmates. Then join us for a special reunion Mass.

 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
12:30 pm
Mercy High School
Alumnae Book Club
 
We loved literature classes at Mercy, and we love our Book Club today. We meet once per month at Mercy or at the home of an alumna. For schedule and book selections, send an email to Tina Cyrol Russette '76 at tmrussette@att.net.
Be a Mercy Girl!

 

Open House
Please spread the word and let prospective students know about Mercy's Open House on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

6:00pm - 6:30pm Alumnae & Legacy Tour
Alumnae and their daughters are invited for an early tour from 6:00pm - 6:30 pm. Please enter via the Chapel entrance.
6:30pm - 8:00pm General Open House. Enter at Auditorium/Gymnasium entrance.
 
Passport to France
7th and 8th grade girls are invited to Mercy for this French immersion experience! Learn basic vocabulary, cuisine, customs, music and art. Plus make your own crepes.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
Cost $30
 
Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Mosaic
 
Take a look at the Fall 2017 issue of MOSAIC and read articles written by Newsprint students on Mercy's new principal and chaplain! If you did not receive MOSAIC, your address may be outdated. Click here to update your information and/or submit a Class Notes entry for the Spring issue.
Podcasts
 
 
Mercy's new Accent on Alumnae podcast series is proving very popular. Check out Larry Baker's interviews with Mercy alumnae making a difference.
Daddy Daughter Dance Open to Alumnae

We are pleased to announce that alumnae and their fathers are invited to attend the honored tradition of the Daddy Daughter Dance, hosted by the junior class. Join current Mercy students and their dads, and dance the night away with your own father. The cost is $25 per father/grandfather/uncle/guardian, and includes all daughters attending. Light refreshments will be served.

Daddy Daughter Dance - A Winter Wonderland
February 3, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mercy Gymnasium

Net proceeds benefit the Junior Class and help pay for their Senior Prom.
 
If you have memories of past Daddy Daughter Dances that you would like to share with Mercy students, please email them to Mrs. Patty Brady Perry '96, Mercy Math Teacher: paperry@mhsmi.org. We welcome both written memories (100 words or less) and photos.

Relive treasured moments. Register today!
Auction 2018
 
Save the date and join us for an elegant 39th Annual Auction at St. Mary's Cultural Center in Livonia. All alumnae are invited to attend and support this important fundraiser.

39th Annual Mercy Auction
Saturday, February 24, 2018
St. Mary's Cultural Center Livonia
 
Mercy Dads Club Raffle

Last chance to win! $10,000, $3,000, or $1,000 from the MDC 500 Raffle! 
 
Buy your MDC 500 Raffle ticket now before the Grand Prize drawing held in two days on the morning of Friday, December 22
 
Great odds...your chance of winning is approximately 1 in 300.
 
Help support MDC events and student extracurricular activities. Approximately $5,500 awarded to 40 different clubs, organizations and sports teams. 
 
Buy yo ur tickets here. 

THANK YOU to those who have supported the many fine things the Mercy Dads Club does throughout the year.  

If you have any questions, please contact mercydadsclub@mhsmi.org . Good luck! 
Merry Christmas from the Alumnae Association!
 
May the celebration of the Birth of Christ fill your life with a spirit of wonder and love this Christmas and throughout the year.



Father Robert Burroughs blesses a Mercy classroom Christmas tree. Circa LORE 1958.
 
And for more Christmas cheer, listen to this December 8th performance by the Mercyaires
 

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