Posted: November 9, 2012

Weekly Bulletin
NOVEMBER 13 – 16, 2012

GERMINATE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. GERMINATE: To begin to grow or develop; sprout.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS TIPS: (From Jeanne Sharbuno “Bite Size Tips for Busy Teachers”)
You take care of your students…by taking care of yourself first.
Use these 3 self-care tips as quick stress-busters to regain your balance throughout the day:
1.  Relax your nervous system with belly breaths. Breath in from your belly for 5 counts, hold for 5 counts, and release slowly for 5 counts. Repeat 5 – 10 times.
2.  Take a 10-minute refreshing walk during lunch to empty your mind and rejuvenate your soul.
3.  Keep silly cartoons or funny quotes at your desk to make you laugh and lighten your mood.

REFERENCE ITEMS

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

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.  For further information please visit www.galileoweb.org/ptsa. Grant applications may be turned in to the PTSA mailbox in the main office. If you have questions email the Grants’ Chair Claire Siegel at cesiegel@pacbell.net or call her at 415.350.5697.

G-HOUSE TV AND INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Teachers: Please be cognizant of allowing students to listen to morning and homeroom announcements. Many are important for students to get info on sports, events, activities, or educational opportunities. Some teachers are hanging the phones  up or not turning the t.v. on for G-House. These actions deprive the students of notifications and they miss out. Thank you.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don Papa

THE WELLNESS PHIRE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: (Peer Health Insurance Rights Education) is working with a group of Galileo Juniors and Seniors to become certified as peer educators in health insurance, health advocacy and health care reform. We are looking forward to presenting in your classrooms starting in February 2013 to educate Galileo students. If you have questions about health care reform please see J. Colvin who can connect you with our wonderful interns!

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 APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS: Location: Room 104, AFTER-SCHOOL until 6 PM
Come get support on your UC, CSU, Common App, and Community College
(CC) applications! First come, first serve! You may work on ANY of your applications at anytime!  On certain days, we’ll have a college visit us as well at the workshop! Before you come to the workshop, do: (1) Start your application and ask me question at the workshop
(2) Bring copy of transcript. (3) For UC/Private, fill out my appraisal form, download here: galileoweb.org/college/letter

UC/CSU DEADLINE: NOV. 30

WORKSHOPS:
Tues, Nov. 13 UC, CSU, Private App, CC
Thu, Nov. 15 UC, CSU, Private App, CC
Mon, Nov. 19 UC, CSU, Private App, CC
Tues, Nov. 20: CSU East Bay
Mon, Nov. 26: University of CA, Berkeley
Tues, Nov. 27 UC, CSU, Private App, CC
FINAL Workshop! Thur, Nov. 29 UC, CSU, Private App, CC

WEBSITES:
CSU: CSUMENTOR.EDU
UC: Universityofcalifornia.edu
Private: Commonapp.org
Community College App: CC: cccapply.org

for the National Merit Scholarship.”

STILL LOOKING FOR A JOB? Enterprise for High School Students is offering a 14-week job training program that can lead to a paid internship at Gap and Old Navy stores in San Francisco. Stop by the Wellness Center, Room 151, for more information!

“The Galileo Ping Pong Club is back!   We will meet every Wednesday, at lunch, in Room 350. A table and two rackets are available but you are welcome to bring your own racket. All levels of player are welcome!  First meeting: Wednesday, October 24, Lunch, Room 350.  See you there!”

COLLEGE GEAR DRESS-UP DAY: is Friday, Nov. 16. Wear your favorite
college sweatshirt or gear.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 16 in the courtyard during lunchtime. Various clubs are selling your favorite food and drinks. Money helps to pay for the fun activities at Galileo. Campus will be closed during lunch time that day.

BASEBALL PRACTICE:  every Monday on football field at 3:15. Coach Papa