Weekly Bulletin – January 21 – 25, 2013

Posted: January 18, 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 suppliewww.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

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.