Weekly Bulletin – April 1 – 5, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 1 – 5, 2013

 

TAWDRY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TAWDRY:  Cheap and gaudy in quality and appearance; cheap show finery.

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

Active listening means devoting your attention to what someone is saying. It  requires you to listen with an open mind uncluttered by inner dialogue.  Concentrate on understanding what the other person is saying, not on
phrasing your response.

 

REFERENCE ITEMS

 

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.

To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Attention: PTSA

1150 Francisco St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

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.

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!

 

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

 

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

 

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

 

HEALTH CAREERS AT UCSF:The deadline has been extended for 10th graders interested in spending 3 weeks this summer learning about health careers at UCSF!  Pick up your application at SUMMERFUNd, Room 458A.  Applications are in the plastic folder outside the door!  Visit SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday to get help with your application.  Ms. K. will collect complete applications this Friday, March 22.  The final PITCH deadline is Friday, April 5.

 

ENGINEERING: Civil engineering? Bioengineering? Chemical engineering? Mechanical engineering?  Computer engineering?  SUMMERFUNd has info about many summer engineering programs all over the country.  See Ms. K. on Tuesday and Friday in Room 458A to learn more about these opportunities to study engineering!

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING:today, Monday, in room 153 at 3:15 pm to discuss the ASB Election Assemby and Aloha Food Festival.

 

PEP RALLY:to introduce the new Galileo Girls’ Flag Football team tomorrow, Tuesday, in the courtyard during lunch time. DJ music by Futurama. Come and cheer the team after school for a home game on Tuesday.

 

ASB ELECTIONS: is Wed., April 10 during homeroom period.

 

STUDENT TALENT SHOW ASSEMBLY is Friday, April 12 during a double period 4.

 

SENIOR PANORAMA will be Wed., April 24 on the George White Athletic Field.

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, May 3 during lunch time in the courtyard.

Weekly Bulletin – March 18 – 22, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 18-22, 2013

SURMISE

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SURMISE: A thought or idea based on scanty evidence; conjecture; to imagine or infer on slight grounds.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
The Best of the Best- Did you know blueberries are at the top of everyone’s “best-foods-to-eat” list? Blueberries have fiber, Vitamin C, and lots of other good nutrients. Other notable foods that are good for you include ginger,
turmeric, olive oil, grapes, garlic, celery, tomatoes, and eggplant.

REFERENCE ITEMS

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.
To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
Attention: PTSA
1150 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.
http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!
Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

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: 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.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: – are you interested in figuring out if you’d do better on the SAT or the ACT? Princeton Review will be conducting a Mock SAT/ACT Combo at Galileo on April 4th after school. Sign up with Ms. Marshman from March 18-March 22. Registration is $5. We will raffle off the Princeton Review “Cracking the SAT” study book for those that take the exam (retail value $22).

CLASS OFFICES for 2013 – 2014 are now open. Pick up petitions at ASB office (Room 150). Deadline to turn in senior, junior, and sophomore petitions is March 19, 2013 in ASB office by 4:00 PM.

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!

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

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

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22
during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

3/14/13

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 10:20am.

 

Leadership Team Agenda

 

I.          Budget

–Marcus distributed information about next year’s budget.  This was presented to the SSC last night.  Discussion on the changes took place but no decisions were made.

–We need look at everything, pare down to a bare minimum and then list priorities to add items back in.  The SSC will work on this is the next several weeks.  One item to be included would be lower class sizes for the 9th grade.

–Send the SSC and/or the administration an email if you have ideas or concerns.

 

–Joseph asked about the .6PE position and the .2VPA position.  He also asked about some areas where there were increases, like AoHT up .2 percent.

–We went up 2.2FTEs.  Most schools stayed the same and some went down.

–Michelle asked about the .2 Coordinator.  Lisa said it is on the wish list.

 

II.         STAR Testing 4/22-26/13

–Katie will have the schedule finalized next week and distributed.  The schedule should be the same as last year.

 

III.       Staff Survey – Part of BSC

–Marcus distributed the surveys for each department for the members to fill out and return to Katie.

 

–Stan mentioned the Internet troubles and the fact that teachers may not be able to post their 3-week grades.

 

–Nancy mentioned the Singleton/Doubleton meeting will be 4th period tomorrow in Room 450.  The group will also meet there during 4th period on Monday.

–Marcus asked that the .8 classes not be all compacted at the end of the day.  She asked that the classes be spread out over all periods if possible.

–Joseph said one of his department members said that many of the Special Ed department teachers have 6th period prep.  Ray said that was not true.

–Nancy shared a google doc with everyone for the singleton/doubletons.  Put those classes in that have to be a certain period even if they are not a singleton.

–Department Head period will be 4th period next year and we will meet 4th period every Tuesday.

–Doug mentioned that his department has about 100 students who are misplaced at this time.

–Revisions are due to Nancy by the end of the school day on 3/19.

 

Department Heads Agenda

 

I.          BSC

–Marcus passed out the new BSC template.  This one is longer than the old one, but there is less room for narratives.  District goals are included, with a baseline and goals for the next 4 years.  There are targets for Galileo for each year for the next 4 years.  Look this over.

 

II.         Common Core Literacy Standards

 

–Lisa referred everyone to page 12, Goal 2: Student Achievement.  She planned an activity for the group.

–Lisa asked for feedback before April 10th and 17th.  She wants the group’s feedback on where we are with these standards and where we want to go with them.  She then distributed 2 sets of standards—one for writing and one for reading.

 

–The group split in 2 groups—one to look at writing and one to look at reading.  She asked everyone to look at items she has listed.  Look at what we are doing now.  There will be some individual think time included.

 

–The rest of the meeting was discussion on the material.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am.

Weekly Bulletin – March 11 – 15, 2012

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 11-15, 2013

SALUTARY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SALUTARY: Producing a beneficial effect; remedial; promoting health; curative.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:  
Open  yourself to chance- Some choices take you exactly where you need to go; others take you by surprise. Let them. All we have is the integrity of this moment, and the calm that comes from trusting what lies ahead.

HELP! The Galileo PTSA is sending out this urgent message to alert our community to the serious state of our fundraising efforts this year. This year to date, we have raised only 43% of our budgeted amount. This means that we may be prevented from financially supporting some of the programs and events we usually support, not to mention the grants we usually give out to teachers and student groups who apply to us for special help with their projects.
To make a donation you can simply send a check FOR ANY AMOUNT made out to ‘Galileo PTSA’ to:

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
Attention: PTSA
1150 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or

Donate with your credit card via PayPal on the “Donation”, page of the PTSA section of the Galileo website. Or click on the link below, where you also find alternate ways to raise money for the school.
http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/donate/

Remember no amount is too small or too big. We thank you for your support now and always!

SUMMERFUNd Students and Ms. K. thank you so much for supporting our fundraising efforts!  This week’s 4th floor food sale was a huge success. Your guacamole, soup. brownie, pie and tart consumption makes it possible for students to participate in outdoor adventures and academic adventures during the summer!
Please continue to send students our way!  The first step is having students fill out the SUMMERFUNd interest form that is (hopefully) in the plastic folder outside the office door at 458A!

SUMMERFUNd is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons and students prepare their program applications with help from peers, Ms. K. and retired faculty member, Ms. Hughes.

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

ATTENTION JUNIORS: 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.

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.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARDS:  Final election will be on Wednesday, March 13 in homeroom. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday, April 5.

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!

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

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

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME: has been rescheduled to Friday, March 15 during lunch time at the Bay Street gym.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22 during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.

MEDICINE?  DENTISTRY? NURSING? ARE YOU A 10TH GRADER INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE?  PITCH is a FREE three week summer program at UCSF.  Come to SUMMERFUNd in 458A on Tuesday and Friday to pick up an application and to work on your short essays.  Act NOW because the deadline is Friday, March 15.

BACKPACKING, ROCK CLIMBING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  These are just some of the activities YOU can participate in during the summer of 2013!  No experience is necessary. There are outdoor leadership programs for high school students of all ages and incomes.  SUMMERFUNd has information and applications!  The deadline for one program, PINNACLE Outward Bound, is Friday, March 15  so come in right away to work on your application!  SUMMERFUNd is in Room 458A and the office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons until at least 6 PM.  Don’t miss out on these awesome adventures!

Weekly Bulletin – March 4 – 8, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY
Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 4 – 8, 2013

RUDIMENTARY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. RUDIMENTARY: Of a primitive kind; fundamental; very imperfectly developed.

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:
“Know your own threshold for stress. Recognize the first signs of stress.  These may include increased heart rate, change in appetite, fatigue and irritability. Pay attention to what triggers stress for you and either avoid those situations or learn relaxation techniques so you can manage your stress effectively. Modeling these skills for your students will teach them how they can handle their own stress.” –Doll & Associates

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: 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).

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:  Final election will be on Wednesday, March 12 in homeroom. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Friday, April 5.

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!

SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 4 – 8
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.

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

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

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME: has been rescheduled to Friday, March 15 during lunch time at the Bay Street gym.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBALL GAME: will be on Friday, March 22 during lunch time at the Van Ness Street gym.