Make a Difference Day

Mercy Make a Difference Day

Friday, September 22, 2017       

Dear Mercy Parents/Guardians,

On Friday, September 22, the entire Mercy School, staff and students, will be going out into the community to do service. Imagine what an impact over 700 people doing 3 hours of service can do! We are expecting 100% attendance so please do not make college visits or doctor appointments on that day.

Schedule for the Day:

    School will start at 8:15am with a meeting in Adviser Group followed by a short prayer service, directions for the day and boarding of the buses. 

    Students will travel to the location and work with their Adviser and Adviser Group from approximately 9:00am - 1:00pm doing a variety of service tasks. Students will earn 3 hours of community service towards their graduation requirement.

    The buses will bring the groups back to school. Lunch will be provided.

    The day will end at 2:15pm.  

Students need to wear their Mercy Make A Difference Day t-shirt. We are asking students to bring these in ahead of time to make sure they have them the morning of the event to wear to the site they are assigned. New students will receive a shirt the day of the event.

Permission Slip & Medical Forms

Thank you for completing the permission slip and medical form and turning them in on Marlin Business Day this year. If you still need to turn-in these required forms, please click here to download. Please print and fill out both the permission slip and medical form and have your daughter turn-in to her Adviser by this Friday, September 8. Students who do not bring in forms will be assigned service at Mercy High School. Participation is mandatory. The Mercy Make a Difference Day Committee has coordinated with many organizations that are counting on us for our service on that day. The goal is to have all of Mercy (students and staff) working together in the community.

Students who do not participate may jeopardize their participation in further Spirit Week activities including the Homecoming Dance. All students not in attendance (due to pre-arranged absence, illness or injury) will still be expected to give 3 hours of service through Mercy either during unscheduled hours or before and after school. This must be completed in order to attend Homecoming.

Appropriate Dress

Please make sure your daughter is appropriately dressed to do service on that day. Jeans or comfortable pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes and the service day t-shirt is necessary. Students may bring sunscreen and bug spray if needed. More specific details on dress will be provided by your daughter's Adviser. Please note: Most sites suggest bringing heavy-duty gardening gloves.

Parent Volunteer/Support

Parent volunteers are welcome to join us for the day. Please click here to submit online volunteer form by Friday, September 15. Parents will need to provide their own transportation. You can also support the day's efforts by donating a case of water through Sign-Up Genius or by providing dessert or drink for lunch. Advisers will have a sign-up for their groups.

We are very excited about this day. This is what we stand for as a school. In the words of Catherine McAuley, "No work of charity can be more productive of good to society, or more conducive to the happiness of the poor, than the careful instruction of women." 

We Are Mercy and Together We Can Make A Difference!

Thank You,

Mercy Make a Difference Day Committee