Weekly Bulletin – April 22 – 26, 2013


Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 22 – 26, 2013





WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TIRADE:  A protracted speech usually marked by intemperative or harshly censorious language.




Try a new physical activity, such as yoga or dancing.  New activities are
mentally and physically stimulating, and you could discover a new hobby!




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!


Do you know students who would benefit from an outdoor adventure? The ETC trips are fabulous at developing community and bringing kids out of the shadows. Xiaolin Yang, Vincent Do and Mauricio Romero are a few of the Gal students who’ve attended programs with Environmental Traveling Companions.  Please send students to learn about 12, 18 and 24 day trips.  On one trip the kids will actually build a boat!  Kids kayak and white water raft. Leadership development and environmental awareness are part of the program.  At 2:15 PM on Wednesday, April 24, there will be an ETC presentation in 458.  Students can pick up applications at that time.  Scholarships are available.  Please send your students to SUMMERFUNd to learn about ETC and other programs.


FYI…a number of students have been accepted to programs and your recommendations played a very important part.  Thank you!  Ask Jenny Lei about her upcoming trip to Thailand with Rustic Pathways, ask Candy Luo about the Girls Leadership Workshop at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center in NY, ask Hefan Zhang about the philosophy course he will take at ATDP in Berkeley, ask Milagro Escobar about COSMOS at UC Irvine…ask Chunjin Amy Wong about her medical program, FACES…ask Teddy Wong what classes he’ll be taking at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts.  There are still many opportunities available so please send students to SUMMERFUNd in 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.


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


SUMMERFUNd  has information about many summer programs.  Please encourage your students to visit SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in 458A for help finding programs and submitting applications.

Please tell your students about the Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University which will be held at Wednesday, August 7-Saturday, August 10, 2013.  Students live on campus.


High school students, including graduating seniors, interested in making a difference in public health are eligible to apply.  Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.


SAT PREP COURSE:“Sophomores and Juniors -Enroll in the last SAT Prep Course available on campus this school year! Taught by Revolution Prep, the Wednesday courses will begin April 24th after school, with practice exams starting Saturday April 20th. Sign up through Revolution Prep (1-800-Rev Prep) or revprep.com. Deadline to register is April 17th. See your counselor for more info. “


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.

JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE ELECTION is Wed., May 1 during homeroom.


SOPHOMORE/FRESHMEN ELECTION is Wed., May 8 during homeroom


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.


Still looking for a summer job or internship? The Galileo Wellness Center has tons of opportunities to apply for work or to get involved with a community program this summer. Stop by the Room 151 for more information!

Interested in medicine?  Do you want to spend four days in the dorms and lecture halls at Stanford University learning about health issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community?


The Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University will be held Wednesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 10, 2013.  High school students, including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. You will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health.


BACKPACKING, KAYAKING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BOAT BUILDING!  Learn more about outdoor adventures this summer.  Meet Cheyenne from ETC and hear from Gal students who’ve been on these trips after school at 2:15 on Wednesday, April 24 in Room 458.


SUMMERFUNd has information about two FREE programs relating to engineering and physics.  i Design is for current sophomores and juniors who want to find out what engineering is all about. What is mechanical engineering? Chemical engineering? Civil engineering?  i design is a 2 week program at City College from June 3 to June 14.   PHYSICS in and through COSMOLOGY is July 8 through July 13 at Lawrence Berkeley Lab.  Meet two Nobel Prize winners!  Learn from scientists about the latest theories and research describing the universe. COME TO SUMMERFUNd on Tuesdays and Fridays for help with your applications and more information.  Room 458A!!!  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.  Don’t be bored.  Don’t be boring!  Get


HIGH SCHOOL DRAGON BOAT RACE: is this Saturday, April 27 at Lake Merced. It begins around 9:00 AM and ends about 3:00 PM. Come and cheer the Galileo Dragon Boat team to victory. It’s free to watch.

MOVE-UP AND AWARDS ASSEMBLY is Friday, May 3 during a double period 4.