Join Us for Our Virtual 5K: October 25 through November 1


MMA Girls Run the World

The Parents Association is pleased to announce a virtual 5K for everyone in our community! Merion girls—past, present, and future—and their families are invited to join us. Walk it, run it, row it, hike it, or bike it—any way you can complete a 5k! Form a team and come up with a theme to compete for fun prizes. Registration is open through October 29, and participants who register by noon on October 16 will receive a t-shirt and a "finish line" prop for photo ops. (These will be available for pickup at school during the week of October 19. If you're not in the area, we can ship your packet to you.) The deadline to complete your race is Sunday, November 1, 2020. Proceeds will benefit student programs as well as "The Mercy Girl Effect" project through the Sisters of Mercy International.

Visit our 5K webpage or register here. Sponsorship opportunities are available  directly on our race website.

 

About the Parents Association


 

Merion Mercy’s parents are actively engaged in our community. Inclusive of all parents, the Parents Association (PA) works to support our faculty, staff, and students. We work in tandem with the school to support its overall mission as an educational community rooted in the values of the Sisters of Mercy. 

The PA fosters a spirit of camaraderie, community, and collaboration by providing opportunities for parents to meet socially, become meaningfully involved in the life of the school community, engage in parent education and dialogue, and participate in service activities and spiritual enrichment programs. We also work to facilitate financial and volunteer support for the goals, needs, and mission of the school.

You can volunteer as much or as little as you like, and we hope you will take the opportunity when you can—it’s the best way to get to know the school while modeling our Mercy values of collaboration and service. Your participation is sure to enrich not only your daughter’s Merion Mercy experience, but your own as well.

Please take our five-question survey here!
 

Top Three Reasons to Get Involved


  • Experience our Warm and Vibrant Community 

  • Provide Valuable Volunteer Support to the School 

  • Model our Mercy Values of Collaboration and Service

Bonus: It’s personally rewarding and fun!

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to join?

Not at all! Every Merion Mercy parent and caregiver is automatically a member of the Parents Association. We invite you to take an active role by joining us for meetings, volunteering for events, and participating in programs and activities throughout the year.


Will things be different this year because of Covid-19?

The 2020-21 school year will surely be challenged by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to safely socially distance. The Parents Association board is working to develop programs that are engaging and will allow you to experience our warm and vibrant community. Being socially distant doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected!


How can I help?

We welcome your input as we work to reimagine many of our traditional events. A great start to getting involved is completing our PA Survey here by September 30. And, of course, we hope you will participate in as many of our virtual events as possible!

Our Programs and Events


The list below is by no means comprehensive. We hope to add to it over the next few months with general Parents Association meetings and special events and programs. If you would like more information on how to help with any of these events, please email parentsassociation@merion-mercy.com, or Patty Schwab, Maggie Grimes, or Nicole Elguicze. (Emails may be found in MyMMA.)

Senior Ornaments

This is work that can be completed from the comfort of your home. Your contribution of time and talent will ensure that our seniors receive a beautifully handcrafted keepsake ornament.

Designer Bag Bingo

This committee will be working on reimagining one of our most popular events so that we can award some beautiful designer bags!

Fashion Show

We are working to re-envision our Fashion Show to bring you the latest fashion and showcase our students.

Faculty Appreciation Day

Our appreciation for our stellar faculty will need to take a different form this year, and we welcome your input to make this a success!

Mothers’ Cupboard

The Parents Association remains committed to helping address the issue of food insecurity in our wider community. We continue to work with the Food Pantry at the Community Center at Visitation, and we will continue to collect donations. Please watch for details in the PA newsletter emailed every month.

Parents4Parents Outreach

Our team of parent volunteers reach out to the families of incoming freshmen and transfer students to offer a welcome and an opportunity to ask questions. In a virtual environment, this personal connection is more important than ever. 

For more information on upcoming Parents Association events, please look for the Parents Association email newsletters, which are sent monthly.

Events will also be listed here as they are scheduled. You may view the full calendar in MyMMA or on the website here. You may also import the Merion school calendar into your own calendar application, including Google Calendar or Apple Calendar.

 

Parents Association Board Members 2020-21


Officers/Freshman Parent Representatives

President
Patty Schwab

Vice President 
Maggie Grimes

Communications Coordinator
Nicole Elguicze 

Past President
Marie Pat Romano 

Sophomore Parent Representatives
Stella Denn 
Irving Drake
Susan McCabe  
Melanie O’Hara     

Junior Parent Representatives        
Sara Becker
Tara Scherf
Theresa Tensuan-Eli  
Mika Walton         

Senior Parent Representatives
Catherine Braun
Kathy Del Pizzo
Monique Keene 
Hank Schwab

Stay Connected With the Parents Association 


Questions? Feel free to contact the Parents Association: parentsassociation@merion-mercy.com. If you have a specific question that one of our grade representatives or officers can answer, feel free to email them directly. Email addresses may be found in the directory in the MyMMA portal.

An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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