Weekly Bulletin – March 4 – 8, 2013

Posted: March 1, 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 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: 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: http://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.