Weekly Bulletin – May 28 – 31, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 28 – 31, 2013

 

ZEAL

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ZEAL: Eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something;  fervor.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

 

Thank You for continuing to support the health and well-being of our students! Have a fantastic summer.

 

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!

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

 

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.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – May 23, 2013

 

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

5/23/13

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 10:15am.

I.          School Calendar

–Lisa distributed the latest version of the 2013/2014 school calendar.  She explained the color-coding.  She asked every one to scan through the calendar to see if there are items missing.

–Leah said the Marriage Booth is GSA, not Wellness.

–Stan asked about the mandatory Wellness Assembly.

–Make-up’s should be Make-ups.

–Lisa asked everyone to email her corrections.

–Lisa mentioned the group wanted to rethink some of the school events like assemblies.

–Michelle mentioned that the Move-Up/Awards Assembly is sort of inclusive of a  certain group.  Marcus suggested that a committee be formed to address this issue.

–Marcus suggested having a meeting ahead of time to plan this assembly.

–Stan brought up the history of this assembly, including movement of all classes around the auditorium to show the advancement of each class.

–Mat said Teacher Appreciation is misspelled.  Graduation is also misspelled.

–Marcus asked about a Multi-Cultural Assembly—some said this gave way to the Talent Show. 

–Joseph said there have been invitational assemblies—Latino, etc.

–Marcus said what he doesn’t like about the invitational assemblies is, that if a teacher does not want to go to the assembly, the students could react and this could be a cultural reaction.

–Discussion followed as to the differences in the Talent Show and the Multicultural Assembly.

–Leah mentioned how hard the leaders of these assemblies work.

–Leah asked for ways we could promote diversity in the activities.  We have minority groups that are under represented.

–Suggestion was made to have Talent Show in the evening.

–Ray suggested combining the Talent Show and the Multicultural Assembly.

–Marcus said we did not have a Chinese New Year celebration or a Black History Celebration this year.

Stan suggested putting a theme on G-House TV for Chinese New Year, Black History Month, etc.

–Kathleen felt that we need to find a way to make our student government more diverse.

–David said that we would also need to find support for these students.

–Lisa suggested tabling this item until a future meeting.  The calendar will be revised.

II.         Traffic on Bay Street

–Mat wanted to thank Kathleen for bringing up the issue and to Mr. Papa and Mr. Brooks for having the students write letters to the city officials.

–Marcus told of a letter he received from the city and the police saying they would put up the speed unit to control traffic.

III.       Inclusion/Co-Teaching

–Mat asked if the SDC teachers are being prepared for the mainstream.

–Ray said his teachers are being prepared, but their biggest sell is to the parents.

–Mat gave an example of a student not wanting to remove a head covering.  Ray mentioned the issue of “is this disrupting class?” Ray mentioned addressing issues like this in the IEP.  Marcus said this has to be brought to the attention of the student’s case manager.

–Mat asked if the students in the co-teaching classes are being prepared.  Ray said they were.

–Ray discussed the challenges some of the students have with the English classes and the English language and the motor skills of writing. Ray said that reading and comprehension are the keys to learning.

–Michelle mentioned that much reading goes on in the classroom in 9th and 10th grades, while most reading is done at home in the 11th and 12th grades, with writing going on in class.  Ray suggested books on tape to start.  Michelle said that would not help prepare students for all of the testing.  Ray suggested again referring to the IEP.

–David mentioned the importance of creating relationships with students.  Leah said this can take a long time and cultural differences can come into play.

–Stan said this discussion she be put before the teachers, as they look at the rules in the handbook.  Joseph said that the students need to be made aware of the rules.

–Michelle suggested they work with the Deans so they are aware of how teachers are trying to work with special situations.

–Discussion followed on the rules, exceptions to the rule, etc.  Stan felt that we need to be consistent throughout the school.

–Ray felt we should separate what is allowed in the classroom and what is allowed outside the classroom.

–Marcus suggested each member talk to their department about this issue.

IV.        PD/CPT Calendar

–Lisa showed everyone the list compiled from the last meeting.  She asked the group to take a few minutes to look at it and then make notes on what should be whole school activities, what can be done in a faculty meeting—and it is whole school participation or department centered.

–Dean’s/Counseling—whole school

Wellness—Whole School

Special Ed—Inclusive Practices—whole school; Tier 1 Interventions—departments; IEPs—Departments

Co-Teaching-both whole school and departments.

English Language Learners—whole school

QTEL/SDAIE—discussion followed on this.  Some felt departments, some said to get rid of the names, to eliminate the negative associations.  Kathleen suggested calling this Engagement Strategies—department for this one.

Administration–

Emergency, Testing, School Loop, –Whole School.  WASC revisit—whole school and departments; Language Objectives—whole school and departments; Culturally/Linguistically/Relevant Pedagogy—Department; BSC/Data Review/Reflection–whole school and other interested activities; Lau Plan Review—whole school and Departments (?); DF/CLA Analysis—Departments.

–Lisa mentioned we should consider what time of the year each item should be discussed, how long it will take and then looking at the blank times in the schedule to fit all this in.

–Michelle mentioned that some of these items will take just a short amount of time.  She mentioned the activities of the first days the teachers return.

–Stan indicated items he felt should be discussed in the first days back. Discussion followed.

CELTD, Lau Plan, Language Objectives suggested for September faculty meeting.  Marcus would like to talk about Language Objectives for August meetings.

–Ray said we will have 50-60 new Special Ed students next year.

–Michelle asked how the 3 days in August prior to school opening will be structured.  Lisa mentioned several ways to structure these days.  Most favored  whole faculty gatherings in the mornings and then departments in the afternoon.

–Michelle felt that everything deemed for whole faculty should be in the morning sessions.

–Lisa mentioned the transgender youth training and Marcus said it would be a short meeting from an outside organization.

–David mentioned the New Counseling Load should be discussed.

–Lisa asked everyone to incorporate the department issues from today’s discussion into the calendar.

–Stan said he would like to hear from Kathleen and Ray about how they plan to do the trainings with departments.  Kathleen indicated how she has marked the calendar.

–Stan asked Kathleen and Ray if they wanted to do all the trainings on the same day.

–Ray said he has 14 members to do the training so it could be done all in one day.

–Kathleen would like to spread her trainings out.

–Marcus suggested looking at what can be done on one day for everyone.  David suggested a deadline for each item, rather than all on one day.  Michelle like the idea of the deadlines.

–Marcus would like the CFAs and the CLAs to be done at the same time.  Deadline would be in mid-October.

–Discussion followed as to what topics should follow.

–Lisa asked for additional topics.  She will resend information to everyone.  Let her know if there are mistakes.

–Please give Lisa and Marcus a rough draft for next year before summer break.

–Michelle asked for the guidelines for CPT.  Marcus said it will be part of his expectations that everyone will attend all CPT times. 

–Lisa will ask for agendas and a sign-on for each of these meetings.

–Michelle said there is some confusion with part time teachers and those who are coaching or working with sports.

–Mat asked several questions about dates and topics.

–Leah asked for the days after summer school when they would be here.  It will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6/4-6.  The calendar will be finalized then.

–Marcus suggested combining departments for some of the discussions.

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE SPRING SEMESTER 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

SPRING SEMESTER 2013

MAY 24 – 31, 2013 

Friday, May 24, 2013                                                                                     REVISED

                        1°                     8:00 am          –           10:15 am

        Homeroom                 10:20 am         –           11:00 am

                                             11:05 am         –            1:20 pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

                        4°                     8:00 am          –           10:15 am

     Homeroom                      10:20 am         –           11:00 am

                                            11:05 am         –             1:20 pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

                          3°                     8::00 am         –           10:15 am

           Homeroom                 10:20 am         –           11:00 am

                           5°                     11:05 am         –             1:20 pm

Thursday, May 30, 2013

(Make-up Final Exams)

                        1°                       8:00 am        –             8:40 am

                                                8:45 am        –             9:25 am

                                                9:30 am        –           10:10 am

                                             10:15 am        –           10:55 am

                        Lunch             10:55 am        –           11:50 pm

                                             11:55 pm        –           12:35 pm

                                                12:40 pm       –             1:20 pm

Friday, May 31, 2013                                

(Last Day of School)                                    

                          1°                     8:00 am          –           8:40 am

                                             8:45 am          –           9:25 am

                                               9:30 am          –          10:10 am

                                               10:15 am         –           10:55 am

                          Lunch             10:55 am         –           11:50 am

                           5°                     11:55 am         –           12:35 pm

                            6°                     12:40 pm         –             1:20 pm

Weekly Bulletin – May 20 – 24, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 20 – 24, 2013

 

ZEAL

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ZEAL: Eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something;  fervor.

 

NEW ITEMS:

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

Thank You for continuing to support the health and well-being of our students! Have a fantastic summer.

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: 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 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.

SUMMERFUNd opportunity–Tell students to come in to learn about going to Osaka, Japan for three weeks this summer.  Two Gal alums have done this.  LEARN MORE AT SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tues. and Fri. afternoons.

STUDENTS

SUMMER SCHOOL runs from June 12 – July 17, 8:00 am to 1:15 pm for two classes. Please see your counselor during lunch or after school to fill out an application.

  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.

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!

 Still looking for a job or internship? The Galileo Wellness Center may have the perfect opportunity for you! Current jobs available at the Vietnamese Youth Development Center and Conscious Youth Media Crew. Stop by the Room 151 or visit the Wellness Website for more information.

Wellness Question of the Month: Stop by the Wellness Center, Room 151, for your last chance this year to win a Jamba Juice Gift Card. Fill out your answer and enter to win a prize – you could be the next winner, and it only takes 2 minutes of your time.

SENIOR SWEATSHIRTS: If you pre-ordered a senior sweatshirt, please come to room 403 to pick up. Final payments due at time of pick up.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2013

 

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

May 16, 2013

 

CFAs

  • Need to be quantifiable to put into Data Director
  • Done – Math, English, Spanish (need rubric), French (need rubric), Health, Social Studies (will get from Lisa)
  • Marcus will search emails again for other departments

 

Department BSC

  • Thanks to Special Education, Social Studies, English, World Language, and Science for getting us rough drafts!
  • The BSC is a living document
  • Send us what you have right now
  • We will set up individual meetings next week to review each BSC and work to refine

 

CPT Calendar

  • When do grades get put into Data Director at the end of the school year (especially with our incoming 9th grade class)
  • Faculty Meetings, Grading Periods, SchoolLoop CPT Time
  • School Events added in…discussion about Winter Assembly, are we going to cancel some assemblies events?  desire to re-think some of this

 

Whole School PD/CPT needs next year:

  • Restorative Justice/Practices: what it looks like, definition (could be in a Faculty Meeting)
  • Inclusive Practices
  • 0.8/ELD working together
  • Compensation Time for Back to School Night
  • Tier 1 Interventions for students with IEPs (August PD)
  • CPS/Mandated Reporter/Crisis
  • Emergency Procedures
  • New Counseling Loads: define and explain, perhaps use HR more to do counseling needs/issues
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch
  • CELDT scores and review/lesson (Bilingual Reclassification)
  • IEPs at a glance PD/review within departments
  • Transgender Youth Training (Kitchell and Wellness)
  • Cultural/Linguistically Relevant Pedagogy

 

Co-Teachers

  • Why are teachers doubling up?  Makes more sense and actually creates less work esp for the Special Ed teachers.
  • What about GenEd teachers missing Department time? Can be combined, depends on the needs…
  • Are SpEd teachers in multiple departments?  No, as much as possible.
  • GenEd teachers might need to think a bit in advance

5/14/2013 Meeting Minutes

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA  94109

Room 210 at 3:30 P.M.

Location and Time of Meeting

 

School Site Council Meeting-May 14, 2013

Present:
Stan DeBella – Teacher/UBC
Jacquie Peters – Teacher
Jonathan Ring – Teacher
Doug Pate – Teacher
Bettie Grinnell – Classified
Claire Sigel – Parent
Katie Pringle – AP
Marcus Blackshur – Principal
Lisa Warnke – AP
Anna Mai – Student
Samuel Huang – Student
Andrew Huang – Student
Brandon Tong – Student Rep/ASB BUP

1. Review and approval of minutes:

SSC minutes of September 25, 2012
No corrections
M Blackshur motions to accept and approve minutes
C. Seigal seconds motion
No opposition
Motion passes

SSC minutes of January 21, 2013
No corrections
C.Siegal motions to accept and approve minutes
D. Page seconds motion
No opposition
Motion passes

SSC minutes of February 26, 2013
No corrections
M.Blackshur motions to accept and approve minutes
C..Seigal seconds motion
No opposition
Motion passes

SSC minutes of April 2, 2013
No corrections
S.DeBella motions to accept and approve minutes
M.Blackshur seconds motion
No opposition
Motion passes
SSC minutes of April 4, 2013
L.Warnke notes correction on page 4 – should be proposal 3 moves forward
S. DeBella requests a note on page on under student presentation: student presentation included discussion of a specific person which is outside Roberts Rules of order.
C.Seigal seconds motion
No opposition
Motion passes

2. Update on implementation of the approved budget – FY 13-14
S.DeBella request SSC be send copy of updated budget based on April 4, 2013 SSC meeting decisions (attached).

There have been on changes to the budget numbers since the April 4th SSC minutes. The master calendar is still in development. Once it is finalized there may be some adjustments to budget due to changes in number of sections. The final budget is due to District central office on June 14th.

Student representatives inquired about the changes to World Language. Cantonese will no longer be offered and there is less demand for Mandarin. As a result, fewer teachres are needed. Based on Union contract rules, the teacher with the lowest seniority will be “consolidated” which means the teacher will move to another school. Student representatives wanted to present a petition to the Mayor. It was noted that as students they could do that, but the SSC cannot advocate on behalf of a specific teacher.

School Health Office has added .4 FTE nurse for Galileo. As a result there will be a full time nurse next school year.

HR confirmed that they will cover .4 FTE in college/career for a total of 1.0 counselor

3. Identify priorities/process for allocating additional funds
The Final Fall budget update is after the 10 day count. The SY 13-14 budget is based on 1,975 students. There are currently 1,985 students enrolled. May 24th is deadline for second round and then the 3rd round can go through the first week of school. Typically not many students are added in the 3rd round.

Discussion followed about the potential for more funds coming to district based on State budget. It is not clear how any additional funds would be allocated by the District. The following possible priorities were discussed should additional funds come to Galileo:

1. Continue with 80-20 split for classroom/non-classroom
2. Restoration of cut positions from departments and areas that were received most cust
3. Restoration of cut position to keep class size small prioritizing ELD, English, Social Studies, 9th grade math, college counselor (student requests).
4. Adding an additional period to the day for ELD students and high needs students., off track students.

It was noted that the SSC is advisory to the administration re: budgeting, planning, and implementation and that it was probably not the best use of the SSC’s time to engage in a speculative discussion without any real information.

D. Page made a motion that the Administration will send via email to SSC members information and requests for additional funding for information.
B.Grinnell seconded the motion

It was noted that the request for approval of proposed budget should include a deadline and that those SSC members who were unavailable would not be able to respond. SSC members said they checked their emails regularly so this process would work.

No opposition
Motion passes

4. Identify ways to improve the workings of the SSC
Review of terms:

S. DeBella – term ends Sep 2013
D. Page – term ends Sep 2013
J. Peters – term ends Sep 2014
J. Ring – term ends Sep 2014
B. Grinnell – term ends Sep 2014
M.Lau-Smith – term ended Sep 2012
C.Seigal – term ended Sep 2012
Student reps – 2 ASB reps identified for next school year.

Seats in need of new members:

1. Parent representatives – M.Lau-Smith and C. Seigal agreed to assist in calling for nominations and having election at Back to School Night
2. Teacher representatives – Faculty leadership team will hold elections in the Fall
3. At large student representative: Student Reps will ask teachers to nominate students in the Fall and hold an election.

It was suggested that the first meeting of the year be used to orient new members re: by laws, meeting process, etc.. Additionally for next year’s budget discussion, the SSC should determine the process for public comments and SSC discussion of its recommendations for the budget.

MLau-Smith agreed to chair the meetings in the Fall until new officers were elected after all the empty seats are filled.
D. Page was nominated and elected to serve as Secretary during meetings in the Fall until new officers were elected after all the empty seats are filled.

Meeting Adjorned.

Weekly Bulletin – May 13 – 17, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 13 – 17, 2013

 

VICARIOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. VICARIOUS: Performed or suffered by one person as a substitute for another or to be benefit or advantage of another.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

 

Relieve your stress by taking a day trip.
If driving is not on your personal list of “most stressful activities,” visit the nearest natural wonder–beach, lake, river, mountain,
etc–and choose the appropriate level of activity for you (from reading a book to a challenging hike, run or water sport). If nature doesn’t
float your boat, visit that local museum, restaurant, or tourist attraction you’ve been meaning to see.

 

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!

 

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 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.

 

SUMMERFUNd opportunity–Tell students to come in to learn about going to Osaka, Japan for three weeks this summer.  Two Gal alums have done this.  LEARN MORE AT SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tues. and Fri. afternoons.

STUDENTS

 

SUMMER SCHOOL runs from June 12 – July 17, 8:00 am to 1:15 pm for two classes. Please see your counselor during lunch or after school to fill out an application.

 

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.

  

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.

 

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!  

Still looking for a job or internship? The Galileo Wellness Center may have the perfect opportunity for you! Current jobs available at the Vietnamese Youth Development Center and Conscious Youth Media Crew. Stop by the Room 151 or visit the Wellness Website for more information.

Weekly Bulletin – May 6 – 10, 2013

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 6 – 10, 2013

 

ULTERIOR

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ULTERIOR: Further;  more distant; last in a progression or series; going beyond what is openly said or shown, especially what is proper.

NEW ITEMS:

 

STAFF WELLNESS WORDS:

 

Get outside! Some of us get very little sunlight most weekdays, which studies repeatedly suggest are at best affecting our mood and at worst affecting our health. Getting outside can be as simple as sitting in the backyard or taking a walk around the neighborhood.

 

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!

 

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 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.

 

SUMMERFUNd opportunity–Tell students to come in to learn about going to Osaka, Japan for three weeks this summer.  Two Gal alums have done this.  LEARN MORE AT SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tues. and Fri. afternoons.

STUDENTS

 

SUMMER SCHOOL runs from June 12 – July 17, 8:00 am to 1:15 pm for two classes. Please see your counselor during lunch or after school to fill out an application.

 

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.

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

 

GALILEO BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM for Spring 2014 – Any boys interested in joining the the tennis team must sign up with Mr. Wing at ASB Office (room 150) by this Thursday, May 2.

 

LAST DANCE: is Friday night, May 10 in the cafeteria from 7 – 11 PM. Free pizzas for seniors that night. It’s also a Yearbook Signing Party. Ticketts will be sold starting May 6 at the ASB Store

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.

 

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!