Weekly Bulletin – February 25 – March 1, 2013

Weekly Bulletin
FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 1, 2013



WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. REVAMP: Renovate; reconstruct; to make over; revise.


Staff Wellness Words: Take a mid-day walk!  Even if it’s for 15 minutes, having some time to yourself in the middle of the day can provide the mental respite you need to be more present throughout the afternoon.


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


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: Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Presentation on Thur, Feb. 28, after-school in 263.
Presented by our Questbridge-match recipients, Ching Li, Anna Lei, and other QB finalists & applicants.
WHY Apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Prep program: (1) Stanford college admission conference (2) Full scholarships to elite private school institutions, college admission counseling, (3) All-expense paid-visit to a partner college (4) Telementoring from college students (5) Quest for excellence awards such as laptops! See Bai in room 258 on Tues/Thurs for more details. HOW to apply, visit the Questbridge website: https://questbridge.org/ (DEADLINE: Wed, March 27).

WHO should apply? If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000, I encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Deadline for FAFSA is coming up, March 2. Apply for it on FAFSA.GOV and also apply for scholarships! Look at the Galileo college website for Galileo specific scholarships: galileoweb.org/college/scholarship  The upcoming scholarships are due soon: TACT ($2,000, due Feb. 22), Maisin ($2,000, due March 1), AACE ($1,000-$5,000, due March 7).

“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 by 4:00 PM.

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.

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.

What is nanochemisty?  How do you design a video game?  What is regenerative medicine?  What are cyphers?
Grab the opportunity to spend four weeks this summer at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz or UC San Diego in COSMOS where you can find the answers to these questions.
Scholarships are available.  The application deadline is this Friday, February 22.  Get help with your application at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday.

Medicine! Health! Biology! Science!  10th and 11th graders—Apply for a Gladstone Scholarship to attend a 10 day summer medical program at UC Berkeley.  Live in the dorms!  Develop leadership skills! Go to SUMMERFUND for an application and preparation advice.  Tuesdays and Fridays in Room 458 A.  The deadline is Friday, March 1.

For young women only—Don’t miss the opportunity to study science and engineering, writing, history or environmental science this summer at Smith College in Massachusetts.   Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skill to become a powerful leader at the Eleanor Roosevelt Girls’ Leadership Workshop, a nine-day program in New York.  This summer program is open to current 9th and 10th graders.

SUMMERFUNd has the information about these and many more programs.     Come to 4548A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Fill out an interest form. Talk to students who’ve attended these programs.  Talk to Ms. K.  The time is NOW!

Monday – Sports Dress-Up Day
Tuesday – Mardi Gras Dress-Up Day
Wednesday – Business/Professional Dress-Up Day
Thursday – Tourist Dress-Up Day
Friday – Class T-Shirt Dress-Up Day

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING: is Monday, in 153 at 3:15 PM. Will discuss the Spirit Week Food Festival and election.

GALILEO LETTERMEN JACKET: to order is this Thursday in front of the auditorium during lunch time.

SENIORS VS FACULTY/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME is  this Friday in the Bay Street gym during lunch time.

ASB ELECTION ASSEMBLY: is Friday, April 5 during a double period 4.

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is Friday evening, April 12 in the auditorium.

2013 SFUSD Arts Festival Winners: Literary Arts

Congratulations to the several Galileo students who are winners of the 2013 Literary Arts Awards for the SFUSD Arts Festival. The Galileo Community is invited to attend the non-fee award ceremony honoring our student winners. Two of our students will read from their work and all students will be honored at the Literary Arts Award Ceremony on:

MARCH 3, 2-4 P.M. at the Koret Auditorium, SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY.

Keynote speaker at the awards ceremony will be Christopher Chen.  Mr. Chen is a San Francisco native and graduate of UC Berkeley, with an MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State Universtiy. His play “The Hundred Flowers Project” won the Will Glickman Playwright Award for the best new play to premiere in the Bay Area in 2012.

Student submissions from other high schools included Lowell, Ruth Asawa Schoool of the Arts, Balboa and other schools.  Winners from Galileo included a remarkable, never before seen sweep in the Nonfiction category, and a second place award for the Dramatic Script category!

A list of winners follows:


 2nd    Jenny Z. Li           Galileo Academy of Science and Technology


1st:   Michelle Linh       Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

2nd:  Raymond Chiu     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

3rd:   Corinna Wong     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Honorable Mention

(Most San Franciscan): Andy Wong     Galileo Academy of Science and Technology