Weekly Bulletin – February 12 – 15, 2013

Weekly Bulletin
FEBRUARY 12-15, 2013



WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  RAUCOUS: .Disagreably harsh or strident; boisterously disorderly.


Staff Wellness Words: 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.

Join Wellness this February 14th & 15th for our G-House Lovefest!!

On Thursday February 14th, Wellness and the Galileo GSA are hosting a lunchtime event in the Courtyard. Come check out the Marriage Booth, games, music, and prizes to teach students about healthy and safe sexual decision making. On Friday February 15th, Wellness will be offering 38 Classroom Workshops on 19 different topics, such as healthy relationships, gender identity, contraception & STD education. Hope to see you there!


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


LOVEFEST: Join the Galileo GSA and Wellness next week on February 14th for the G-HOUSE LoveFest! The lunchtime event will feature interactive games, music, prizes, and the famous Marriage Booth. Come learn about sexual health and healthy relationships this Valentines Day in the Galileo courtyard.

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 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

SAT and ACT: Want to prepare for the SATs and ACTs by taking a practice test? Come sign up for the Mock SATs (2/13 in Room 263.)  Deadline to sign up is 2/6. Sign up for the Mock ACTs (2/20 in Room 263). Deadline to sign-up is 2/13  with Ms. Marshman, Counseling Office. The test begins at 2:30 after school, and is $5 to take. Only 40 slots available for each test.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL Presentation on: Tuesday, Feb. 19, after-school in counseling office (258F) for all interested students.
UMass Lowell offers an amazing educational experience with wonderful merit scholarship opportunities.UMASS Lowell also offers:·   120 academic majors with an abundance of classes, allowing students to graduate in 4 years.
·   Co-op research, internships, and service learning opportunities prepare students for success in the workplace and graduate school.·   Merit Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to half tuition (approximately $12,500)

“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

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 by4:00 PM.

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.

VALENTINE GRAMS: Senior class will be selling Valentine grams at the ASB store this week. Delivery will be on Thursday, Feb. 14 during period 4.

GALILEO’S BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday Galileo is Friday, Feb. 15. Watch the Rocketship launch by the Science Club in the courtyard during lunch time. The
competition is which class can fly the paper airplane the farthest. Any student can sign up at ASB office by this Friday to participate
this contest. There will be a prize.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Nomination slips will be
distributed on Wednesday & Thursday, February 27 & 28 during homeroom
periods. Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom.
Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday,
April 5.