Mock ACT

Take the mock ACT after school at Galileo on Wednesday, February 8. The deadline to register is Friday, February 3. See Ms. Marshman in the Counseling Office.

The Road to College

All Galileo families are invited to a presentation on preparing for and paying for college on Thursday, February 2.

ROAD TO COLLEGE (9-11th grade families)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking families: Room 350
Chinese-speaking families: Room 351
English-speaking families: Room 353

CASH FOR COLLEGE (12th Grade Families)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Library, Room 354

Weekly Bulletin – January 30 – February 3, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 3, 2012


LEGITIMATE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: LEGITIMATE  : All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.LEGITIMATE: Conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules and standards.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                         Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.  The old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

ATTENDANCE: Teachers– Please check your Galileo e-mail for Attendance Notices. Most importantly, Notice of Missing Attendance will be sent to all teachers via e-mail who have failed to turn in attendance strips by 4:00 pm the previous day. Please turn in the attendance strip or reply with the names of absent students so that your non-recorded attendance can be cleared. Thank You.                                     Ms. Mallen.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.                     Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.
Mrs. Grinnell
GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for projects, equipment and/or supplies. We urge staff to apply for these grants as last year we did not use all of our budgeted money. For further information please visit galileoweb.org/ptsa.Grant applications may be turned in to Karin Lau,room 206 or main office PTSA mailbox.

WELLNESS/PAID INTERNSHIPS: Do you know students who are looking for a paid internship or program this semester? The Galileo Wellness website has up-to-date information to connect your students with programs in the community. Visit galileoweb.org/wellness or direct students to the Wellness Center, Room 151!


STUDENTS

ASB STORE: is selling Galileo t-shirts, sweatshirts, lanyard key chains, pennants, lab books, pens, pencils, book covers, district approved nutritional snacks and beverages during lunch time and after school in room 150.
ASB CARD STICKERS:ASB is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00 in room 150. Discounts will be offered for Galileo sweatshirts, t-shirts, dances, and other school spirit
items.

SENIORS: Come by Ms. Chan’s office to pick up your latest transcript during lunch or after school. Please also check my webpage galileoweb.org/chan and your school loop email for updates on important information pertaining to seniors.

WANT A JOB? Come visit the Job Bulletin Board in the Counseling Office. Also check Ms. Marshman’s website (http://galileoweb.org/marshmanl) and click on “Jobs” for recent postings.

GOT QUESTIONS about birth control, pregnancy testing, or STD?s? Stop by the Wellness Center Room 151 during lunchtime or after school to make a confidential medical appointment.

WELLNESS: Are you looking to participate in a paid internship or program this semester? The Galileo Wellness website has up-to-date information to connect you with programs in your community. Visit galileoweb.org/wellness or stop by the Wellness Center, Room 151!

CASH FOR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Thursday, February 2, 5:30-8 PM at Galileo Library. Parents and students are invited to learn more about financial-aid, FAFSA, and scholarship options.
All students who attend and fill-out a survey afterwards have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Light food will be served. Spanish and Chinese translation will be available.

THE ACADEMY of HOSPITALITY & TOURISM (AoHT) senior class is selling raffle tickets to win amazing prizes; such as a $100 gift card to Palio D’Asti Italian restaurant, two Giants tickets, a hotel night stay at the Marriott Marquis, InterContiental Hotel, Galleria Park Hotel and Hotel Kabuki/Tomo, dinner for 2 at Chez Panisse Cafe, NFL Baby package, Starbucks gift card and more.  The drawing will be on Feb 29th, leap day.  Each raffle ticket is only one DOLLAR each!  There are over 40 prizes worth more than $2100!  See Ms. Field or any AoHT Senior to buy tickets.

MOC ACT PRACTICE: Anyone interested in taking the Mock ACT to practice for the real ACT, please see Ms. Marshman in the Counseling Office. Deadline to register is February 3rd. The test will be held afterschool at Galileo on February 8th.

MOC SAT PRACTICE: Anyone interested in taking the Mock SAT to practice for the real SAT, please see Ms. Marshman in the Counseling Office. Deadline to register is February 24th. The test will be held afterschool at Galileo on February 28th.


SENIORS: Please submit your Cal-Grant GPA verification form by Feb. 2 to your counselor or to Bai in room 258F.

GALILEO TECH CLUB: is looking for students to join their team for the “Pioneers in Engineering” robotics competition at UC Berkeley. If you’re interested in joining, or are simply curious, please stop by room 102 (Mr. Chun’s room) afterschool on Monday, January 30th. meeting today, Monday, in room 153 at 3:15 PM. Will discuss the next food festival and ASB/Class elections.

ASB ELECTION: Do you wish to run for 2012-2013 ASB Office? Pick up a petition ASB Office.
BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 10 from 7 – 11 PM.
GALILEO LETTER JACKETS will on sale Thursday, Feb. 16 during lunch time in front of the auditorium.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL meeting today, Monday, in room 153 at 3:15 PM. Will discuss the next food festival and ASB/Class elections.




 

 

 

 



 









 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Team Meeting – January 26, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

1/26/12

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 10:10am.

 

Leadership Team

 

I.            Priorities Update

–Marcus distributed the Possible Priorities based on our last meeting.  He encouraged input from the group.

–The last 4 were identified in the WASC review, as was the 9th Grade Transition.

–Marcus indicated here were extra SSC meetings.  He talked about the discussion in the SSC meeting.  He said that each and every department needs to identify the needs in Academic Literacy.  What data do you want to attach to each item?  The next SSC meeting will be in 2 weeks.  Please discuss priorities in your department on Feb. 8th.

 

II.            Registration Update

–Nancy thanked everyone for turning in their course descriptions in a timely manner.  The counselors have started registering students.

–In the Spring of 2013 we will be using Genesis, which is a new program for online registration.

–Teachers sign up with the individual counselors.

–Nancy said registration would finish in 4 weeks.

 

III.            Computer Lab

–This was a topic at the last UBC meeting.  One thing was Papa has to open the door for all the students.  Don thought the Computer Lab should use the AA2 key.  Everyone agreed.  We will revisit this later in the year.  There is a problem with students being in the lab unsupervised.

–Joseph asked if a teacher would leave the door unlocked.  We can set it up so that they door will also be locked.  Do not let other students in.  Unsupervised students must have a pass from their teacher.

–Kathleen would like to visit the gaming policy.  She felt many students should be studying instead of gaming.

–Ben wondered if some computers are designated “academic use only.”  We do not have a person to supervise this.

–Patrick said the library has been full at lunch time but there are free computers.  We need to let students know they should go to the library.

–Marcus asked Patrick to help him with a policy.

 

IV.            Bell Schedule

–Patrick said the overwhelming response were A & B.  A is what we have now and B is what we have now with a 7 minute passing.  Many in the room said it is not what they wanted.  Spec. Ed. wants the homeroom back.

–Science & VPA did not like the short Tuesday.  They like the shorter block as well,

–Patrick said maybe what we have is now is the basis for next year’s schedule.

–Many felt the 5-minute passing period was hard for teachers who travel.

–Patrick said the 2 common planning times were the most important part of the schedule.

–Marcus said that the students had a survey yesterday and he will have the results soon.

–Joseph would like to see data concerning how many students were late with 5 minutes vs. 7 minutes.  Some felt that students would be late no matter how long the passing period is.

–Nancy mentioned that the district letters reflect tardies—3 tardies equal an absence.

–Marti said the 5-minute passing period is a rush for everyone.  Tone of the classroom is difference.

 

V.            CPT Feedback regarding 1/25/12

–The Social Studies Department wants to thank the administration for the unstructured planning time.  Marcus asked what we should call this.

–Michelle asked that this type of information on unstructured planning time be given to the teachers several weeks in advance.

–Marcus asked for a quick vote—David said teacher discretion; Patrick said the chairs of each department could call a meeting; David said discretionary time would still let the chairs call a meeting; Ben felt that the department heads want to know ahead of time when is discretionary time.  Denise suggested calling it department head lead-time.

 

VI.            Sufficient Lead Time

–Joseph discussed getting confusing messages and not having enough time to change plans.  He mentioned the short notice for the assembly that is scheduled for this Friday.

–It was mentioned that it was on the calendar.  Michelle mentioned that many are not always checking the calendar, particularly as items are added to the calendar all the time.

–Joseph mentioned that when we went to digital, the communication is not as good.

–Ben gave his perspective on the advantages of collaborative leadership.

–Michelle said technology is wonderful, but many teachers cannot sit in front of the computer all the time.  She said that we need to carve out a time to check for updates to the calendar.  It is helpful to get information a week or so in advance.

–David said if something comes up we should be notified in more than one way—calendar, email, bulletin, on G-House TV.  We should use all of our avenues.

–We are moving from a paper to a technology age.

–Joseph suggested checking calendar every day should be a Principal’s Expectation.  Joseph said we need time to do this.  Marcus said the time is a challenge.

 

–Stan said he is the Environmental Liaison working with Lisa Franzen and he asked for ideas from the group for greening up the school.  Ray liked the program yesterday; Karin said the cafeteria could use some help.  Stan said it would be on a schedule starting with lights, electricity.

 

Department Head Agenda

 

I.            Department Head Selections

–Marcus asked everyone to write their new department chair selection on a piece of paper and give it to him.

–The Department Head commitment is for 3 years.

 

II.            CLA & Common Assessment

–This is a district priority.  This opens on February 21st.

–Marcus has adjusted his goal to the Fall Semester 2012. Every department should have a CLA for every course.  It must be put into Data Director.  See Marcus or Tony if you are having problems.

–Ray explained how it will work in his department.

–Denise shared what is happening in her department.

–Joseph said his project-based learning is hard to input into Data Director.  He said many of his students start at 0.  Marcus said he should compare the data from the end of one year to the next.  Denise discussed the same thing in her department.

–Patrick suggested 2 articles for members to read—one in the NY Times and the other in the SF Chronicle. Patrick felt the CLA is district driven and there are not enough resources and time to do this.

–Joseph discussed testing vs. assessment.  An assessment is produced internally in the classroom.  Marcus gave an example with world languages.

–Marti discussed how her department worked with the CLA.  She said her department would like to add to the CLA with their own assessments.  Marcus said they will be able to add this to Data Director.

 

III.            Miscellaneous

–Joseph wanted to talk about Powerful Teaching.  He talked about an article in the NY Times about a soccer coach in England.  This interview contained the information that this coach contributed his success to good teachers.  Joseph gave an example from his own schooling and mentioned a specific quote.  He also mentioned a former teacher here—Mel Esqueta and talked about his plays.  Our kids need inspiration and they need to see passion from the teachers.

–Joseph brought in a book about numbers, music, cosmology, and geometry.  He shared some items from the book.  Quadrivium is the name of the book.

 

–Michelle said Powerful Teaching should be discussed in each department.  Teachers need to share what is invigorating to them.  This is what fuels the fire of the teachers and their students.  We need to be able to do this.

–David feels there is no time to implement changes.  He would like time to innovate changes.

–Everyone thanked Joseph for bringing up this topic.

 

–Marcus asked everyone to look at the back of the Priority Page—this is from the PTSA meeting.

–Parents want the College Counseling Position restored.  Change the word “replace.”  10 parents and 1 student attended the meeting.

–Joseph asked how many counselors are bilingual—everyone except one.  Many are Chinese speaking, Lily knows Spanish.  Ray said Armando (para) is paid to translate Spanish, and he can be called upon.

 

–Joseph told of a student who has 2 ethnic backgrounds and the scantron only recalled one answer.  This survey was data driven only and we can put that in the directions.

–Denise said it would be good to get information about the survey ahead of time.

–Marti said we have a teacher in the school who teaches AP Statistics and can compose surveys.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:30am.

 

AoHT $1 Raffle

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AoHT) senior class is selling $1 raffle tickets for over 40 prizes worth more than $2100! See Ms. Field or any AoHT Senior to buy tickets.

Prizes include a $100 gift card to Palio D’Asti Italian restaurant, two Giants tickets, a hotel night stay at the Marriott Marquis, InterContiental Hotel, Galleria Park Hotel and Hotel Kabuki/Tomo, dinner for 2 at Chez Panisse Cafe, NFL Baby package, Starbucks gift card and more. The drawing will be on Wednesday, February 29, leap day. Each raffle ticket is only one dollar! There are over 40 prizes worth more than $2100! See Ms. Field or any AoHT Senior to buy tickets.

Weekly Bulletin – January 24 – 27, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 24 – 27, 2012


KINDLE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:   KINDLE: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. KINDLE: To cause to glow;  illuminate; to start a fire burning; light; to flare up; to arouse.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS: We are now using Google Forms to collect announcement requests. The form is linked from the Teachers page at galileoweb.org. Check it out.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                         Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.  The old phone number, 241-6641, is no longer operational.  The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

ATTENDANCE: Teachers– Please check your Galileo e-mail for Attendance Notices. Most importantly, Notice of Missing Attendance will be sent to all teachers via e-mail who have failed to turn in attendance strips by 4:00 pm the previous day. Please turn in the attendance strip or reply with the names of absent students so that your non-recorded attendance
can be cleared. Thank You.                                     Ms. Mallen.


SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!                  Social Committee

HOT COFFEE is available every morning for $.75 a cup and fresh baked COOKIES are available for $.25 each in room 212 or 214. Thank you for helping support the special education programs.                     Ms. Wlodaver and Ms. McDonagh

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.
Mrs. Grinnell
GALILEO PTSA EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS: The Galileo PTSA is accepting Grant Applications from teachers and staff in need of funding for
projects, equipment and/or supplies. We urge staff to apply for these grants as last year we did not use all of our budgeted money. For further information please visit galileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to Karin Lau,  room 206 or main office PTSA mailbox.
WELLNESS/PAID INTERNSHIPS: Do you know students who are looking for a paid internship or program this semester? The Galileo Wellness website has up-to-date information to connect your students with programs in the community. Visit galileoweb.org/wellness or direct students to the Wellness Center, Room 151!

STUDENTS

ASB STORE: is selling Galileo t-shirts, sweatshirts, lanyard key chains, pennants, lab books, pens, pencils, book covers, district approved nutritional snacks and beverages during lunch time and after school in room 150.
ASB CARD STICKERS:ASB is selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00 in room 150. Discounts will be offered for Galileo sweatshirts, t-shirts, dances, and other school spirit
items.
SENIORS: Come by Ms. Chan’s office to pick up your latest transcript during lunch or after school. Please also check my webpage galileoweb.org/chan and your school loop email for updates on important information pertaining to seniors.

WANT A JOB? Come visit the Job Bulletin Board in the Counseling Office. Also check Ms. Marshman’s website (http://galileoweb.org/marshmanl) and click on “Jobs” for recent postings.

GOT QUESTIONS about birth control, pregnancy testing, or STD?s? Stop by the Wellness Center Room 151 during lunchtime or after school to make a confidential medical appointment.

SAT PREPARATION CLASS for only $75, Attention juniors: Do you want to improve your SAT scores? Revolution Prep is offering a high quality, affordable test prep course for the March 10th SAT at Galileo starting on January 28th! Call 1-877-REV-PREP to apply for a scholarship so that you can have a discounted price of $75 or visit the Counseling Center for more details.

WELLNESS: Are you looking to participate in a paid internship or program this semester? The Galileo Wellness website has up-to-date information to connect you with programs in your community. Visit galileoweb.org/wellness or stop by the Wellness Center, Room 151!

CASH FOR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Thursday, February 2, 5:30-8 PM at Galileo Library. Parents and students are invited to learn more about financial-aid, FAFSA, and scholarship options.
All students who attend and fill-out a survey afterwards have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Light food will be served. Spanish and Chinese translation will be available.
THE ACADEMY of HOSPITALITY & TOURISM (AoHT) senior class is selling raffle tickets to win amazing prizes; such as a $100 gift card to Palio D’Asti Italian restaurant, two Giants tickets, a hotel night stay at the Marriott Marquis, InterContiental Hotel, Galleria Park Hotel and Hotel Kabuki/Tomo, dinner for 2 at Chez Panisse Cafe, NFL Baby package, Starbucks gift card and more.  The drawing will be on Feb 29th, leap day.  Each raffle ticket is only one DOLLAR each!  There are over 40 prizes worth more than $2100!  See Ms. Field or any AoHT Senior to buy tickets.
MOC ACT PRACTICE: Anyone interested in taking the Mock ACT to practice for the real ACT, please see Ms. Marshman in the Counseling Office. Deadline to register is February 3rd. The test will be held afterschool at Galileo on February 8th.
MOC SAT PRACTICE: Anyone interested in taking the Mock SAT to practice for the real SAT, please see Ms. Marshman in the Counseling Office. Deadline to register is February 24th. The test will be held afterschool at Galileo on February 28th.

SENIORS: Please submit your Cal-Grant GPA verification form by Feb. 2 to your counselor or to Bai in room 258F.





 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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