Weekly Bulletin – January 28 – February 1, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
JANUARY 28     – FEBRUARY 1, 2013

QUANDARY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  QUANDARY:  State of perplexity or doubt.

NEW ITEMS:

LAUGH! There’s nothing like laughter to help you feel good. It’s great medicine and therapeutic!

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 suppliegalileoweb.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

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

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Do you want to improve  your SAT score? Rev Prep is offering scholarships to students for SAT test prep courses at Galileo. Students that receives free/reduced lunch or have financial-need can qualify for the scholarship. The course starts on Jan. 26, 2013. Classes will be held at Galileo every Thursday. To sign up, call 1-877-738-7737 and ask for the scholarship application.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Are you curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect or construction professional? Ever wonder how a building works? If yes, then sign up for ACE mentoring program. The program is Free, it starts in late January for 15 weeks. Pick a day that fits your schedule, 4 pm-6 pm (Tues, Wed, or Thur), the location is in SF downtown. To apply, go here: www.acementor.org/925

ATTENTION SENIORS: Friendly reminders: (1) Apply to private colleges, most deadlines are in January and most students can receive 4 private college fee-waivers from Bai. (2) For students that applied to CSU: make sure to sign up for the EOP program if you qualify in order to receive academic support and tutoring. Also apply for the ELM/EPT placement exam, you may sign up on ets.org/csu/  (3) Starting Jan. 1, apply for FAFSA on fafsa.gov and also start  applying for scholarships! Go to this website to find our more about scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship (4) Lastly, try your best to maintain your grades, senior year still matters! If you need support feel free to e-mail or talk to your teachers and counselors. Sincerely, Bai Zhen, zhenb@galileoweb.org

“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!”

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

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL meeting is today, Monday, in 153 at 3:15.
Will discuss the election and food festival.

ASB OFFICES AND CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up
petitions at ASB office (Room 151), Deadline to turn in ASB office
petitions is March 5, 2013 by 4:00 PM. Deadline to turn in senior,
junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by
4:00 PM.

TRICYCLE RELAY RACE is this Friday in the courtyard during lunch time.

GALILEO LETTERMAN JACKETS: Pre-orders for Galileo letterman jackets will be on Thursday, Feb. 21 during lunch time in front of the auditorium.

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 8 during lunch time in the courtyard.

BOAT DANCE is Saturday, March 9 from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.
Tickets will be sold at ASB office starting February 12.

“ROAD TO COLLEGE” and “CASH FOR COLLEGE”: On Tuesday, January 29 the Counseling Office presents: The Road to College for 9-11th grade families in room 260
Cash for College for 12th grade families in auditorium Families come learn about graduation requirements and financial aid
Time: 5:30-7:00

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

1/24/13

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 10:10am. Marcus distributed various documents.

 

Leadership Team

 

I.          Special Ed Inclusive Alignment

–Ray went to the Special Ed. district wide department head meeting yesterday.  He mentioned that Special Ed teachers must be assigned to classrooms.  He also said that Special Ed teachers cannot teach content if they do not have the subject credential.  All Special Ed students must be taught by single subject credentialed teachers.

–John O’Connell, Burton and Aptos have already done this.  Mission and Presidio are also close to Full Inclusion.

–The strategic goal is 80% or more with disabilities will spend 80% or more time in regular ed. classes with appropriate support.

–Ray said this will affect the Master Schedule.  He mentioned Specialized Instruction.

–The planning to move the students into regular classes is happening now.  This is not a class size issue.

–Ray mentioned his credentials and what he can and cannot teach with the new requirements.

 

–Marcus asked about those students who could not make it in regular classes.  Ray said they will be in remedial classes, taught by remedial teachers.  These students will not get diplomas.

–Ray mentioned combining his geometry class with Mr. Flisak’s class.

 

–We have 20 Special Ed students that will not be integrated.  We have 160-180 Special Ed students.  Ray will give everyone the numbers for next year.  Marcus explained how the student allocation will work with Special Ed students in regular classes.  We will have fewer General Ed students to make the allocation balance.

 

There is not a specific time line to have all the requirements implemented.  Ray said at any given time, 20% of the SDC students will remain in SDC.  Changes will have to be made in elementary school.

–Marcus said this whole issue is about compliance.  He gave Ray kudos for having so many Special Ed students in regular classes.

–Ray said those students who were not behaving well are benefiting from being in the Regular Ed classes.

–Ray said we have 11 Special Ed teachers who do not teach the severely impaired.

Ray indicated that this won’t happen by the fall.  He did say that all teachers will be team teaching.  He also said the current CPT structure will not be helpful for this new planning.

–How will we match up the content teachers and the Special Ed teachers?

–Ray ran through a series of frequently asked questions about this new program.

–The plan is to get all Special Ed teachers (Special Ed specialists) into the classroom full time.

–Leah asked where this system came from and Ray said it is nationwide.  He mentioned some states have tiered a diploma system.

 

–Lauren said this plan changes the way students are counseled.  This has been a topic of discussion in the counseling office

 

II.         ASB Proposed Student Activity Dates

–Marcus distributed a document with set dates and some proposed change of dates.

–Graduation has changed to May 30th, but we do not have a rehearsal date.

–Marcus said the district did hear us that it was not fair to hold graduation on May 31st, a furlough date.

–Michelle mentioned that some students have made flight arrangements prior to May 31st.  Janet Schulze will write a letter to the airlines.  We do not know if the airlines will honor the letter for changes in airline tickets.

–Move-Up Assembly proposed for 5/17—during AP testing.  Move-Up Assembly cannot be on that day.

 

III.       Spring 2013 Final Exam Schedule

–We need to plan Senior Finals, Clearance and Regular Finals.

–Marcus proposed exams on Friday, May 24, Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 with make-ups on May 30th.

–Michelle said senior English teachers rely on the block periods for senior finals.

–Marcus suggested senior finals on May 22 and 23.  Lauren said that would not be enough time for clearance.

–Nancy checked the AP tests schedule for conflicts with senior finals.

–Discussion followed about attendance for seniors after final exams.

–Suggestion made to put the Aloha Festival on 5/17.

–Suggestion Aloha Festival and Move-up Assembly both on May 3rd.

–Senior Finals will be May 15 and 16.

 

–Nancy said grades are due by 11:15am on 5/31.

–Discussion followed about students who take make-up exams.

–Proposal made to have a doctor’s note to take a make-up exam.

–Finals will be Friday, May 24th, Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th.  This is tentative until we confirm with transportation.  Friday periods 1 and 2 exams, Tuesday, periods 4 and 6 exams, and Wednesday periods 3 and 5 exams.

–Michelle suggested changing the date of the Senior Breakfast to 5/23.

 

IV.        Space Allocation

 

–Marcus suggested we table this until the next meeting.

–Michelle said that we need to have this discussion before we do the Master Schedule.

 

V.         CFAs

–The dates are May 13th and 20th.  Marcus will discuss them with everyone after they are completed.

 

Department Heads Meeting

 

I.          Master Schedule

 

Dates for Grade:  Thursday, 2/28 at 8:00am.  Grading period ends on 2/22.

Friday, April 25th at 8:00am.  Grading period ends on 4/19.

Friday, May 31st at 11:15am.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

–Nancy said we have our course catalogue on the web site on one page.  It will be under the tab “Counseling Office.”  Most courses have descriptions.

 

–Registration will begin next Monday for 10th – 12th graders.  Counselors will use Room 104.  Goal is to complete this by 2/22/13.  If we need more space we will use 101 and 102 when Mr. Tan and Mr. Machtay have preps.

 

–Nancy mentioned the A-G planning sheets.  She sent the group guidelines via email.

–Nancy said on Tuesday night, 5:30pm – 7pm they will host a Road to College Program to inform parents about what courses their students need to take.  Parents learn from School Loop, the PTSA the auto-dialer, etc. Two hundred families usually attend.

 

–Doug asked Nancy to provide the student HO numbers.

–Nancy will provide a calendar with all deadlines at the next meeting.

 

–Nancy must be completely done with the Master Schedule by June 1st with the new system, Synergy. She has been flexible with changes in the past, but this year there will be no changes after June 1st.

–Doug said changes in the teacher roster will require some flexibility.

 

All students, including 9th graders, and all teachers must be in place in the Master Schedule by June 1st.

 

–Kathleen said we need better data from the Newcomer students.

–Nancy suggested a Dept. Head meeting next Thursday to discuss the Master Schedule.

–This meeting is moving to 3rd period next year.

–Compliance issues will be a major item next year.

 

–Joseph suggested we keep the Leadership Team/Department Head meetings on Tuesdays, meeting each week for different topics.  The group agreed so the group will meet every Tuesday during 4th period.

 

–Nancy said students can get a waiver for foreign language if they speak English as a second language.  Also, students can be exempt from PE if they are an athlete.  That can start in the Freshman year.  All Freshmen will have to take PE.  PE is optional for Sophomores if they are an athlete.  A season of a sport counts as 1 semester.  If an athlete becomes ineligible, they still can practice with the team and get credit.

 

–Sophomores can sign up for PE, JROTC, or get a waiver to be an athlete.

–Because of the PE and foreign language waivers, we will have some challenges to fill a 6 period day for all students.

–Ethan mentioned a coach who is not certificated now can give PE credit to an athlete.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am.

Weekly Bulletin – January 21 – 25, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
JANUARY 21 – 25, 2013

PERPETUATE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  PERPETUATE: To cause to last indefinitely.

NEW ITEMS:
One Hundred Years from Now (excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)
One Hundred Years from now It will not matter what kind of car I drove,  what kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.

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 suppliegalileoweb.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

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

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Do you want to improve  your SAT score? Rev Prep is offering scholarships to students for SAT test prep courses at Galileo. Students that receives free/reduced lunch or have financial-need can qualify for the scholarship. The course starts on Jan. 26, 2013. Classes will be held at Galileo every Thursday. To sign up, call 1-877-738-7737 and ask for the scholarship application.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Are you curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect or construction professional? Ever wonder how a building works? If yes, then sign up for ACE mentoring program. The program is Free, it starts in late January for 15 weeks. Pick a day that fits your schedule, 4 pm-6 pm (Tues, Wed, or Thur), the location is in SF downtown. To apply, go here: www.acementor.org/925

ATTENTION SENIORS: Friendly reminders: (1) Apply to private colleges, most deadlines are in January and most students can receive 4 private college fee-waivers from Bai. (2) For students that applied to CSU: make sure to sign up for the EOP program if you qualify in order to receive academic support and tutoring. Also apply for the ELM/EPT placement exam, you may sign up on ets.org/csu/  (3) Starting Jan. 1, apply for FAFSA on fafsa.gov and also start  applying for scholarships! Go to this website to find our more about scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship (4) Lastly, try your best to maintain your grades, senior year still matters! If you need support feel free to e-mail or talk to your teachers and counselors. Sincerely, Bai Zhen, zhenb@galileoweb.org

“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!”

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

PEP RALLY AND MYSTERY RELAY RACE: this Friday in the courtyard during lunch time.

BLOOD DRIVE: Did you know that this time of year, most blood donations come from the high schools?  Well, get ready to donate Friday, January 25th at Galileo’s Blood Drive.  Students can sign up at room 413, and if you are 16, make sure to obtain a parent permission form.  Donating one pint of blood saves three lives, so don’t be shy, sign up and be a hero.

NEW 2012/2013 ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

     Galileo Academy Assembly 2012-13

 

 

                                  1°                         8:00am       –      8:50am

                                  2°                         8:55am       –      9:45am

                                  3°                         9:50am       –      10:40am

                Assembly A or 4°            10:45am     –       11:35am

                Assembly B or 4°            11:40am     –       12:30pm

                             Lunch                     12:30pm    –       1:15pm

                                   5°                         1:20pm       –      2:10pm

                                   6°                         2:15pm       –      3:05pm

Weekly Bulleti – January 14 – 18, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
JANUARY 14-18, 2013

REJUVENATE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  REJUVENATE: To make young or youthful again; to restore to an original or new state; to develop youthful features of topography.

NEW ITEMS:

Staff Wellness Words: Set aside some quiet time to write your thoughts about your goals, values, or concerns. If something negative comes to mind, flip the page, write it there, and clear it from your head. Once you’re done, take
time to read over your positive thoughts. Make a regular habit of mind/body practices such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation to reduce your emotional reactivity.

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 suppliegalileoweb.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

STUDENTS

GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS: Anyone who has not ordered their cap and gown, class ring, and graduation announcements should either mail their order in to the address on the order form, or visit www.jostens.com and place your order there.  The deadline for cap and gown orders is January 14th.

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.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Do you want to improve  your SAT score? Rev Prep is offering scholarships to students for SAT test prep courses at Galileo. Students that receives free/reduced lunch or have financial-need can qualify for the scholarship. The course starts on Jan. 26, 2013. Classes will be held at Galileo every Thursday. To sign up, call 1-877-738-7737 and ask for the scholarship application.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Are you curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect or construction professional? Ever wonder how a building works? If yes, then sign up for ACE mentoring program. The program is Free, it starts in late January for 15 weeks. Pick a day that fits your schedule, 4 pm-6 pm (Tues, Wed, or Thur), the location is in SF downtown. To apply, go here: www.acementor.org/925

ATTENTION SENIORS: Friendly reminders: (1) Apply to private colleges, most deadlines are in January and most students can receive 4 private college fee-waivers from Bai. (2) For students that applied to CSU: make sure to sign up for the EOP program if you qualify in order to receive academic support and tutoring. Also apply for the ELM/EPT placement exam, you may sign up on ets.org/csu/  (3) Starting Jan. 1, apply for FAFSA on fafsa.gov and also start  applying for scholarships! Go to this website to find our more about scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship (4) Lastly, try your best to maintain your grades, senior year still matters! If you need support feel free to e-mail or talk to your teachers and counselors. Sincerely, Bai Zhen, zhenb@galileoweb.org

“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!”

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

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL meeting is today, Monday, in Room 153 at
3:15 PM. All club presidents or representatives and class officers
must attend. Major discussion is the upcoming food festival.

CLASS OF THE YEAR COMPETITION and pep rally is this Friday in the
courtyard during lunch time.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep,  at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.

 

ACE Mentoring Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Are you curious about what it takes to become an engineer, architect or construction professional? Ever wonder how a building works? If yes, then sign up for ACE mentoring program. The program is Free, it starts in late January for 15 weeks. Pick a day that fits your schedule, 4 pm-6 pm (Tues, Wed, or Thur), the location is in SF downtown. To apply, go here: www.acementor.org/925