Weekly Bulletin – October 1 – 5, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
OCTOBER 1 – 5, 2012

DISOWN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. DISOWN: To refuse to acknowledge as one’s own; to repudiate any connection or identification with; to deny the validity or authority of.

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.

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

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

* COLLEGE PRESENTATIONS: ALL students are welcome to attend (particularly seniors!) . Teachers, please encourage your students to learn more about their college options:
During each presentation, a college admission officer or representative will be there to talk about their college and provide more in-depth inside information about the school.

LOCATION: Room 358, after-school.
Mon, Oct. 1, 3 PM: SFSU and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

For a more updated list, please talk to Bai Zhen in the counseling office, room 258F.
e-mail: zhenb@galileoweb.org

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING:is today, Monday, in room 153 at
3:15 pm. All club presidents, class officers, ASB officers, and
interested representatives must attend. Will discuss homecoming and
food festival.

OKTOBER FEST: is Friday, October 19 during lunch time in the Courtyard.
Clubs need to submit their food proposal at ECM today

HOMECOMING SONG AND YELL CONTEST:will be on Friday, October 5 at the
George White’s Athletic Field.

HOMECOMING DANCE: will be on Saturday, October 20 from 7 – 11 PM at
Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf. Dress is semi-formal. First 200 ticket
buyers will receive a free tri-color neon necklace. The main ballroom
will have dj dancing music and the side lounge room will have dj
karaoke for the singers. Photography is by Prestige. Bring ID with
picture. Door closes at 8:30 PM. Tickets will be sold at ASB store
starting Oct. 1. Prices will be $25 with current ASB card sticker and
$30 without. Prices will go up $30 ASB and $35 w/o from Oct. 15 – 19.
Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s Office @ $35 with guest form.
.

Song & Yell Contest – October 5, 2012

Song and Yell Bell Schedule – October 5, 2012

SONG & YELL BELL SCHEDULE

October 5, 2012

1°                       8:00am     –    8:35am

2°                       8:40am    –      9:15am

3°                       9:20am    –      9:55am

4°                     10:00am   –    10:35am

HR                   10:40am   –    11:00am

Song &Yell    11:00am   –    12:35pm

Lunch              12:35pm  –      1:20pm

5°                         1:25pm  –       2:10pm    

6°                          2:15pm  –      3:05pm

Leadership Team/Department Head Meeting Minutes – September 27, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

9/27/12

 

 

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

 

Leadership Team

 

I.          Academic Honesty

–Marcus said we are missing some members, so we will table this until our next meeting.

 

II.         Vending Machines

–Marcus said money is tight this year.  The Senior Class needs to raise $14,000 for graduation.  Mr. Wing would like to have a public vending machine.  The administration would like to have a vending machine.  Drinks for ASB and snacks for the administration are the focus.

–David asked where they would be.  We need to place them where students would not be able to use them during class.  Marcus felt there was a space outside by Room 210.  Nancy suggested by the Deans’ Office.

–Ethan asked if this could be opened up to ROTC, PE, music, etc.

–Joseph asked who the supervisors would be—counting money, depositing money, unjamming the machines, stocking the machines, etc.

–Jessica said there are only a few vendors we can use due to student nutrition guidelines.  We have to follow the guidelines, and we can only use-approved foods.

These foods and machines are listed on the SFUSD website under Student Nutrition.

–Jessica said that they may not be open during lunchtime as that would conflict with the cafeteria.

–Ethan will look into private sponsorship from outside vendors.

 

III.       Lunch Forms

–Marcus would like a way to get more students to fill out the applications.  This will bring us more money.

–Suggestions made to bring this up at Back to School Night.  Nancy said there are many advantages besides the food—fee waivers for SAT, AP exams, etc.

–Jessica asked about those who do not qualify.  She also asked about the competition Karin Lau did a few years ago with the homeroom competition and the winner having a pizza party.

–Ethan said that PE would take this on.  They do a Field Trip Permission Slip that is required.  So he could require the Lunch Form as well.

–Both the paper form and the online form have a quick check for “Not Eligible.”

–Deadline for this year has already passed.

–Nancy said it might be possible to hand the form out at Back to School Night.

–David suggested giving them out to 8th grade parents in the Spring.  This would only work if the state has the forms ready.

 

IV.        PSAT

–October 17th in the morning.  This is a mandatory test for all 10th graders.  There are 60 slots for 11th and 12th graders.  The reason the students have to take it here at school is the district wants to increase our SAT scores and some students cannot afford the prep sessions.

 

V.         Back to School Night

–October 11th from 5pm-8pm.  Faculty only needs to be here for what they are responsible for.  For the Resource Fair, use student representatives. This activity will be around the auditorium perimeter.  This is 5pm-5:25pm.  Anybody can participate.

–Patrick said there might be better teacher participation if there were 2 Early Release days for teachers.

–Day before is the Early Release Day, so teachers can leave at 2:10pm.

–Joseph said that he is glad that we are doing this in the 10th week of the school and passing out report cards.  He believes we will get a big turn out and he likes the fact that the report cards will be delivered at the end of the event.

–A postcard to families is going out today.  On this notice, there was no agenda listed.

–Joseph asked if other schools were doing this the same week as we are.  Marcus said that most of the schools have already done this.

–Marcus asked the Department Heads to encourage all teachers to attend.  If any teachers cannot attend, please arrange coverage.  Nancy would like to know which teachers will not be present.

 

VI.        Schedule Changes

–There are a handful of schedule changes for the next grading period.  After School Loop closes on Wednesday we will place those changes.

–Department Heads should give a list of changes to Nancy by Monday.

–Ethan asked if he would get a print out of grades before October11th for athletic eligibility.

 

VII.      Data Report

–Marcus passed out the API over view.  This has last year’s results and this year’s results.  We will do a data review at next Wednesday’s faculty meeting.

–Marcus asked for feedback.

–We started out at 780, with a target of 785 and we went to 791.  Our target is 796 this year.

–In 2010 year, we are 7 3, 3 out of 10 in similar schools.  In 2011 we are a 5—a good gain.

–Nancy said more lunch forms we have will help with the similar schools rank.

–Joseph talked about the 13 points the English Language Learners achieved.

–Marcus mentioned the Latino Students and the huge accomplishment they achieved.  They went up 50 points.

–Nancy said there is a Latino support club that came from the Latino Club.  We have more Latino students in AP class than we have had in the past.

–Lauren said everyone went up, except Asian students stayed the same and students with disabilities did not go up.

–Marcus said we did very well with our White students.

–Patrick asked about gender changes over the years.  Nancy said we have more females than in the past.

–David felt that when the population shifts, it does affect the test scores.

–Nancy gave information on which programs have more males or females.

–Joseph asked about the number 100 for group size.  Marcus said the group size is 100 or 10% of population and that becomes significant.

–David mentioned a past practice of selecting 2 low scoring students and focusing on them.  He asked if this had any effect.  We have since stopped doing this.

–Patrick said he felt Loan Ly has been a great articulator for the Asian students who are going un-served.  These students know how to slide.  David mentioned a group of students he saw yesterday that are not in class, but not causing trouble—the one he saw was all male ELD students.

–Patrick suggested a Vietnamese class.

 

VIII.     Emergency Procedures Week

–The Great California Shakeout is Thursday, October 18th between 8:30am and 9:00am.  We will miss the 10:18am siren.  We are moving the time up due to the ELD Picnic and Activity.

–We will duck and cover, then evacuate to the football field.

–Katie would like to do a Lock Down, a Fire/Bomb Drill that same week.  All the drills will involve evacuation.  David said it would be good practice for lining up on the field.

–Fire and Bomb are virtually the same.  We evacuate for both and kids could be dismissed to their parents or not.

–Katie would like to do Monday and Tuesday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

 

IX.        Administrative Protocol for Sharing Information

–Mat mentioned a threat that happened this week and he has heard about students making a threat on the school, and the FBI getting involved.  His department would like to know the information is passed to the faculty.

–Stan said the teachers who had the students were told.  The administration did not want the kids to have notoriety from other students.  The students were suspended.

 

Department Head Agenda

 

I.          Textbook Accountability

–David said the book problems in his department, AP Biology and Physiology, involved books that were misplaced or borrowed.  In general we all try to do the best job we can.

–Administration wants to continue the process as it has been done in the past.  The inventory will continue, probably electronically.

–Joseph said we will have textbook loss no matter what system we have.  There are things we cannot control.

–Marcus said in the past Central Office would help with this, but now they are putting it back to the schools.

–David said in the past every 5 years new textbooks were adopted.  This has not happened and some of them are 10 years old.  The old textbooks are no longer available for purchase.

–Marcus suggested Department Heads press this issue in their district meetings.

–Kathleen gives points in her department for cleaning out lockers and finding books.

 

II.         CLA Updates

–Marcus said we are going to continue to meet the window and hope everyone is giving some kind of Common Formative Assessment in the time frame.  We want to get it into Data Director.  Goal is for teachers to have discussions around CFAs.

–Marcus said they would use Social Studies as the pilot.

 

III.       Miscellaneous

–Kathleen asked about truancy and who should be notified.  Nancy said to notify the counselor.

–Kathleen said they are starting their tutoring program and she passed out information about this program.

–David offered clarification on the science class names.

 

–Katie said the departments will get some money.  We have 50 more students and funds will come to WSF, SCE and LEP.

–David discussed the needs of each department and they are all different.  He wanted to bring this up to the departments to see what they need, and then spread out the extra funds.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:30am.

 

9/25/12 Meeting Minutes

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA  94109

Room 210 at 3:30 P.M.

Location and Time of Meeting

 

School Site Council Meeting-September 25, 2012

Present:
Marcus Blackshur, Nancy Lambert-Campbell, Anna Mai, Jessica Colvin, Patrick Delaney, Jonathan Ring, Stan DeBella, Lisa Warnke, Woodrow Smith, Doug Page, Sharon Gray, Nicole Torres, Mele Lau-Smith, Katie Pringle

A quorum was established for the meeting to begin.

SY 12-13 Budget Discussion:

Overview of budget documents (attached).

Update Fall final numbers:
• Received more funds in weighted student formula due to additional students.
• Received less in AP funding as the District is basing the number of AP exams on the prior year number and using the non-contractractual formulat.
• More funds in categorical funding for SCE and LEP. The formulat for SCE and LEP funding is based on a snapshot count from the Spring. It has not been updated with Fall numbers.
• Prop H Arts and PE funds reduced somewhat
• The final Fall budget has less of a deficit than the budget that was developed in the Spring. In the Spring the deficit between FY 11-12 and FY 12-13 was about $700,000. Based on the final Fall budget, the reduction from SY 11-12 and SY 12-13 is $427,311.

Discussion on priorities to allocated additional funds for SY 12-13:

• Presentation from Jessica Colvin on using some of the additional funds to fund counselor in Wellness Center. Discussion: These funds could come from ELP funds. Since Kathleen Golata was not present, the SSC noted that the discussion of ELP funds is at the purview of the ELAC and the SSC would recommend to ELAC to use some of the funds for the Wellness Center counselor.
• The non-personnel budget is very small. Recommendation for additional funds be allocated to non-personnel budget.
• Athletic Department and VAPA will decide on reallocation of Prop H and Arts funds.

Discussion of Proposals before the SSC:

• Tutoring program – LEP – K Golata – ELAC
• Additional Counselor for the Wellness Center– LEP funds
• Additional Teacher to provide course for 11th grade students with TA class – WSF funds
• 1 FTE – Intervention Sp/College career counselor – SCE funds
• Increase K.Lau to administrative position – SCE funds
• School supplies/Lab supplies – WSF funds
• Extended hours/prep for standardized test proctor – WSF

The SSC made the following recommendation:

The funds from WSF allocated to non-personnel budget
1 FTE Intervention Specialist/College Career funded with SCE funds. Balance of SCE funds allocated to non-personnel
Recommend to ELAC that portion of LEP funds be allocation to Wellness Center counseling position.

S. DeBella put a motion forth to adopt the above recommendations. P.Delaney seconded the motion.

Motion passed unanimously.

Future Discussion for SSC:

Review funding priorities and develop funding allocation standard. For example, a certain percentage of funds go to non-personnel categories, personnel, etc.

Next SSC meeting to review and approve the Fall final budget was scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm.

Meeting adjourned.

Weekly Bulletin – September 24 – 28, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
SEPTEMBER 24 – 28, 2012

DEROGATORY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. DEROGATORY:  Detracting fromm the character or standing of something; expressive of a low opinion.

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.

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

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

* COLLEGE PRESENTATIONS: ALL students are welcome to attend (particularly seniors!) . Teachers, please encourage your students to learn more about their college options:
During each presentation, a college admission officer or representative will be there to talk about their college and provide more in-depth inside information about the school.

LOCATION: Room 358, after-school.
Mon, Sept. 24, 3 PM: Wellesley  (MA) and Smith College
Tues, Sept. 25, 3 PM: UCLA
Thu, Sept. 27, 2 PM: Williams College (MA)
Mon, Oct. 1, 3 PM: SFSU and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

For a more updated list, please talk to Bai Zhen in the counseling office, room 258F.
e-mail: zhenb@galileoweb.org

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING:is today, Monday, in room 153 at
3:15 pm. All club presidents, class officers, ASB officers, and
interested representatives must attend. Will discuss homecoming and
food festival.

OKTOBER FEST: is Friday, October 19 during lunch time in the Courtyard.
Clubs need to submit their food proposal at ECM today

PEP RALLY: is this Friday during lunch time in the courtyard. Watch
the Dodge Ball class of the year competition.

HOMECOMING COURT: Do you wish to run for HC court? Pick up a petition
at the ASB office. Deadline to turn in petition is by Friday,
September 28 by 4:00 PM. Candidates will be introduced at Song and
Yell Contest. Voting will be at the HC Dance on Saturday, Oct. 20.

HOMECOMING SONG AND YELL CONTEST:will be on Friday, October 5 at the
George White’s Athletic Field.

HOMECOMING DANCE: will be on Saturday, October 20 from 7 – 11 PM at
Hyatt Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf. Dress is semi-formal. First 200 ticket
buyers will receive a free tri-color neon necklace. The main ballroom
will have dj dancing music and the side lounge room will have dj
karaoke for the singers. Photography is by Prestige. Bring ID with
picture. Door closes at 8:30 PM. Tickets will be sold at ASB store
starting Oct. 1. Prices will be $25 with current ASB card sticker and
$30 without. Prices will go up $30 ASB and $35 w/o from Oct. 15 – 19.
Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s Office @ $35 with guest form.
.

HOMECOMING 2012

HOMECOMING SONG AND YELL CONTEST:will be on Friday, October 5 at the
George White’s Athletic Field.  The Galileo Lions Football Team will play the Mission High School Bears Football Team at 3:00pm on our field.  Go Lions!

DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL PROGRAM

Galileo Academy has been selected as the beneficiary of the Fall 2012 Drive 4 UR School Program by the Serramonte Ford Dealership.  Norman Cho, Class of 1972, contacted the general manager at Serramonte Ford to nominate Galileo for this unique fundraiser. This program will help raise money to support Galileo’s extracurricular activities such as homecoming, dances, assembly programs, prom, graduation and a new electronic sign.  Serramonte Ford will bring vehicles to Galileo on Saturday, September 22, 2012 between 9:00AM and 4:00PM.  The Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Galileo Associated Student Body for every person who test drives one of the vehicles, up to a maximum of $6,000.  Both the Galileo PTSA and the Galileo Alumni Association will also support this fundraising event by encouraging parents and alums to participate.  We will provide more details as the event gets closer. We need 300 or more test drivers. In addition, there is a home non-league football game that day and the Senior class is sponsoring a car wash in the parking lot by the football field. Please put this on your calendar. It will be a fun filled day.

Weekly Bulletin – September 17 – 21, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
SEPTEMBER 17 – 21, 2012

DEMOGRAPHICS

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. DEMOGRAPHICS: The statistical characteristics of human populations (as age and income) used especially to identify markets.

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.

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

STUDENTS

ASB STORE in Room 150 is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

ASB STOREis selling ASB card stickers @ $5.00. Discounts are given for dances, sweatshirts, yearbook, and other spirit items.

WELCOME BACK PARENTS, GUARDIANS & STUDENTS

As principal it is my pleasure to personally invite you to our first PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) meeting of the school year.  The meeting will be held in the library this coming Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  As usual we are very excited to kick off the year with information and news that we believe will benefit all students of Galileo Academy.  9TH GRADE FAMILIES will be registered, introduced and trained on SCHOOL LOOP.  10TH GRADE FAMILIES  will be introduced to AP, Honors and Pathway and Academy options in HIGH SCHOOL 101 WORKSHOP.  11TH and 112th GRADE FAMILIES will be given information on the college application process, scholarship and financial aid, and entrance exam information in the COLLEGE APPLICATIONS 101 WORKSHOP.

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