Weekly Bulletin – March 18 – 22, 2013

Weekly Bulletin
MARCH 18-22, 2013



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.


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.


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


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.

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


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.

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!