Weekly Bulletin – March 3 – 7, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 3 – 7, 2014

QUAVER

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. QUAVER:  Tremble; shake; trill; to utter sound in tremendous tones.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS PROP A PDPPlease sign up for our Wellness Prop A PD opportunities that start this month! If you didn’t receive the form to sign up please contact Jessica Colvin at x3162 or by email at colvinj@galileoweb.org

 

SUMMERFUNd is inundated with summer program information.  Please tell your students about the benefits of SUMMERFUNd and encourage them to fill out the 2013-2014 purple interest form that can be found in the plastic folder beside the door to 458A.  The office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons…and most evenings… Knowledgeable SUMMERFUNders and Ms. K. will help find students programs and shepherd them through the application and scholarship (if applicable) processes. There are wilderness programs, writing programs, science programs, language programs, community service programs, research programs, art programs (and more!)!  SUMMERFUNders have had life changing experiences!

 

“GALILEO PTSA EdUCATION GRANG APPLICATIONS will be presented at the February 26, 2014 general PTSA meeting.

Note the change of date from March 12, 2014 to Feb. 26.  If you have not done so, please submit your applications ASAP (latest is Feb. 19) for consideration

at this meeting.  Otherwise, the next and last PTSA general meeting will be held on April  9, 2014.  Applications and instructions can be found at:,http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request/

Galileo PTSA Education/Enrichment Grants Application Procedures Update:

 

Please submit your applications 3 weeks before meetings:

March 12, 2014 and April 9, 2014.  This will give the Grants Committee members time to review and then make recommendations for voting at the above listed General PTSA meetings.  For complete guidelines, please go togalileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request     Questions can be directed to Jeanne at  Lattjiu@aol.com

                                        

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

STUDENTS

 

Do you ever feel like you want to help your friends but their problems are too big or hard for you to help with? Wellness is here for you and your friends. If you are concerned about a friend come talk to Naomi or Jessica and we can help support you or your friend. Wellness services are always confidential.

ASB STORE in Room 150  is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, new drawstring day packs, hand towels, lanyards, bookcovers, pens, pennants, mugs, and other spirit items during lunch time and after school. Money helps to pay for our school activities.

 

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 14 in the courtyard during lunch time.

SENIOR PANORAMA: is Thursday, March 27 in athletic field during homeroom period.

SENIORS VS TEACHERS/STAFF BASKETBSLL GAME: is on Thursday, March 27 during lunch time in the Van Ness gym.

 

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

 

GIRL’S CLUB NEEDS GIRLS JUST LIKE YOU:

Find a safe place to be yourself. To meet other girls and make new friends.

And dance.  But don’t worry no dance experience is needed. Its Wednesdays @2:30-4:00, in the Auditorium. For more info. come see Ms krohne during lunch in 202.

 

THE BOAT DANCE is Saturday night, March 15 from 7 – 11 PM. Theme is “Dancing On Water.” Dress is semi-formal. Must board at 7 PM at Pier 41. Must show ID at the door. Photography by Prestige. Valentine special – 2 tickets for $50 sold at ASB store starting Feb. 12 to 14. Tickets will increase $30 with current ASB card sticker and $35 w/o from Feb. 18 – 28. Guest ticket is $45 sold at the Dean’s office. Prices will continue to go up in March. Sign up to run for Queen and King of the Sea.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR: Nomination slips will be distributed on Wed/Thurs, Feb. 26/27 during HR. Final election will be held on Wed., March 19 during HR. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Fri., April 11.

 

ASB & CLASS ELECTIONS: Do you wish to run for 2014 – 2015 ASB or class office? You can pick up petitions at the ASB office, room 150. Deadline to turn in petitions is Monday, March 24 by 4:00 PM to ASB office.. ASB Election Assembly is April 11. ASB election is Wed., April 16 during HR.

 

GALILEO YEARBOOK: Deadline to Purchase and Edit your Yearbook: March 17

To purchase your yearbook login to your Galileoweb email and click any link from Treering (the yearbook website). Follow the directions to sign up and purchase your yearbook.  You may use a credit card or check.  See Ms. Field in Rm 453 or Ms. Ly in Rm 414 if you need help with your Galileoweb password or have trouble ordering. When you are done editing your custom pages, be sure to set your pages to “print ready” so they get printed.  

 

OUTWARD BOUND: Have you been to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains?  Want to get away??  What about an outdoor adventure: backpacking, mountain climbing and camping with Outward Bound?  Do you want to explore our own Greater Bay Area beyond city noise, traffic and smog?  Apply to be a Pinnacle Scholar! The application is due  Saturday, March 15.  SUMMERFUNd is a Pinnacle Partner.  Start your application at SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Room 458A.

YOU ARE IN LUCK!  The application deadline has been extended for YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS, an environmental, outdoor program that offers and 14 day summer outdoor trip and then meets monthly during the school year beginning next September. YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS also includes a two week backpacking adventure in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The new deadline is Friday, March 14.  Don’t procrastinate! Find out more at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

Are you curious about the ocean?  What kinds of life are BELOW the ocean floor?  Here’s an opportunity to spend one week on Catalina Island, California as a marine scientist.  This program is FREE and includes airfare!  If you are in 9th or 10th grade you can apply at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

DOCTORS, NURSES, DENTISTS…OH MY!  Calling 10th graders who are interested in these and other healthcare careers.  SUMMERFUNd now has applications for PITCH, a FREE 3 week program at UCSF, Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 25. The application is due Monday, March 17.  Come to 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for more information and an application.

 

GALILEO GEAR: BASEBALL CAPS $15.00; T-SHIRTS $15.00   ROOM 263-COACH PAPA

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – February 25, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

2/25/14

 

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

I.          Tech Purchases

 

–Marcus mentioned he notices lots of iPads and laptops being purchased.  He asked the group to be mindful of what everyone is purchasing.

 

–Joseph asked about an inventory online.  Katie said that Thong has this and records each item when it is tagged.

 

–Marcus said at the last SSC meeting the decision was made to order 2 laptop carts.

 

–He is asking that each group receive training on the new tech items.

 

–Doug said we should offer training to the groups about the new tech equipment.

 

 

–Mat mentioned that at times the labs are full and the Mobil Computer Card would be helpful.

 

–Lisa reminded everyone of the rules for signing up for the labs.

 

 

–Doug reminded the group that the iPad Carts should be reserved for the whole day.  Discussion followed as to how to coordinate moving the cart.

 

–Marcus asked for information on good things people are doing with the Mobil Carts.

 

 

II.         Budget Process Calendar

 

–Marcus distributed a calendar for the SSC meeting dates about the budget.  This includes February and March.  The SSC will meet every Wednesday about the budget.  He talked about the February 26th PTSA meeting, the SSC Summit on March 1st.  He explained the SSC meeting process.

 

–We will have $185,000 more than last year.

 

 

III.       Electives

 

–Marcus talked about the meeting with the group yesterday.  He mentioned that he has received information on new electives from some of the group.

 

–Michelle asked if there was a discussion on the impact on staffing with these new electives.  Michelle mentioned class size and the impact.

 

–Marcus said for the most part, except for PE, are small.  He is asking for a comparison with GWHS on their class sizes.

 

–Marcus passed around the class sizes by department.  For the whole school we have a class size of 28.

 

–Michelle mentioned that we cannot overlook the prep load for courses that have inclusion and other levels.

 

 

IV.        Master Schedule – Course Titles

 

–Please get the course titles to Nancy ASAP.

 

 

V.         Risos

 

–Katie mentioned that we need new machines.  One of them in 307 is dead.  The one in 206 is also on its last legs.  She will ask departments to contribute to the $5,600 for a new one.  She will contact everyone by email.

 

–Michelle asked if it would be out of this year’s budget and Katie said, “Yes.”

 

 

VI.        Miscellaneous

 

–Michelle asked about the testing schedule.  Katie said the block periods would remain.

 

 

–Michelle asked if we could revisit protocols and procedures for field trips and passes out of class for on site and off site activities.

 

–Katie said they should have field trip forms.  Students can do activities for sports or clubs at lunchtime and after school.  A pass from a coach or Wellness will authorize a student out of class.

 

–Katie will send out an email to the staff.  Let Katie know if you have a concern and she will reach out to the individuals.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am.

 

 

 

WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 24 – 28, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 24 – 28, 2014

QUANDRY

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. QUANDRY: A state of perplexity or doubt.

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS PROP A PDP: Please sign up for our Wellness Prop A PD opportunities that start this month! If you didn’t receive the form to sign up please contact Jessica Colvin at x3162 or by email at colvinj@galileoweb.org

 

SUMMERFUNd is inundated with summer program information.  Please tell your students about the benefits of SUMMERFUNd and encourage them to fill out the 2013-2014 purple interest form that can be found in the plastic folder beside the door to 458A.  The office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons…and most evenings… Knowledgeable SUMMERFUNders and Ms. K. will help find students programs and shepherd them through the application and scholarship (if applicable) processes. There are wilderness programs, writing programs, science programs, language programs, community service programs, research programs, art programs (and more!)!  SUMMERFUNders have had life changing experiences!

 

“GALILEO PTSA EdUCATION GRANG APPLICATIONS will be presented at the February 26, 2014 general PTSA meeting.

Note the change of date from March 12, 2014 to Feb. 26.  If you have not done so, please submit your applications ASAP (latest is Feb. 19) for consideration

at this meeting.  Otherwise, the next and last PTSA general meeting will be held on April  9, 2014.  Applications and instructions can be found at: http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request/

Galileo PTSA Education/Enrichment Grants Application Procedures Update:

Please submit your applications 3 weeks before meetings:

March 12, 2014 and April 9, 2014.  This will give the Grants Committee members time to review and then make recommendations for voting at the above listed General PTSA meetings.  For complete guidelines, please go togalileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request     Questions can be directed to Jeanne at  Lattjiu@aol.com

                                        

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 questioGALILEO ACADEMY

ns 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

STUDENTS

 

Do you ever feel like you want to help your friends but their problems are too big or hard for you to help with? Wellness is here for you and your friends. If you are concerned about a friend come talk to Naomi or Jessica and we can help support you or your friend. Wellness services are always confidential.

ASB STORE in Room 150  is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, new drawstring day packs, hand towels, 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.

 

GIRL’S CLUB NEEDS GIRLS JUST LIKE YOU:

Find a safe place to be yourself. To meet other girls and make new friends.

And dance.  But don’t worry no dance experience is needed. Its Wednesdays @2:30-4:00, in the Auditorium. For more info. come see Ms krohne during lunch in 202.

 

THE BOAT DANCE is Saturday night, March 15 from 7 – 11 PM. Theme is “Dancing On Water.” Dress is semi-formal. Must board at 7 PM at Pier 41. Must show ID at the door. Photography by Prestige. Valentine special – 2 tickets for $50 sold at ASB store starting Feb. 12 to 14. Tickets will increase $30 with current ASB card sticker and $35 w/o from Feb. 18 – 28. Guest ticket is $45 sold at the Dean’s office. Prices will continue to go up in March. Sign up to run for Queen and King of the Sea.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR: Nomination slips will be distributed on Wed/Thurs, Feb. 26/27 during HR. Final election will be held on Wed., March 19 during HR. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Fri., April 11.

ASB & CLASS ELECTIONS: Do you wish to run for 2014 – 2015 ASB or class office? You can pick up petitions at the ASB office, room 150. Deadline to turn in petitions is Monday, March 24 by 4:00 PM to ASB office.. ASB Election Assembly is April 11. ASB election is Wed., April 16 during HR.

OUTWARD BOUND: Have you been to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains?  Want to get away??  What about an outdoor adventure: backpacking, mountain climbing and camping with Outward Bound?  Do you want to explore our own Greater Bay Area beyond city noise, traffic and smog?  Apply to be a Pinnacle Scholar! The application is due  Saturday, March 15.  SUMMERFUNd is a Pinnacle Partner.  Start your application at SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Room 458A.

YOU ARE IN LUCK!  The application deadline has been extended for YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS, an environmental, outdoor program that offers and 14 day summer outdoor trip and then meets monthly during the school year beginning next September. YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS also includes a two week backpacking adventure in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The new deadline is Friday, March 14.  Don’t procrastinate! Find out more at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Are you curious about the ocean?  What kinds of life are BELOW the ocean floor?  Here’s an opportunity to spend one week on Catalina Island, California as a marine scientist.  This program is FREE and includes airfare!  If you are in 9th or 10th grade you can apply at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

 

DOCTORS, NURSES, DENTISTS…OH MY!  Calling 10th graders who are interested in these and other healthcare careers.  SUMMERFUNd now has applications for PITCH, a FREE 3 week program at UCSF, Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 25. The application is due Monday, March 17.  Come to 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for more information and an application.

GALILEO GEAR: BASEBALL CAPS $15.00; T-SHIRTS $15.00   ROOM 263-COACH PAPA

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

2/18/14

 

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

I.          Attendance

 

–Katie asked the members to remind their teachers to take attendance.  Remind the teachers to keep a record other than the blue attendance strips.  She mentioned one of our students who is currently in jail and some of his teachers cannot verify attendance.  Synergy is not always reliable.

 

–See Bettie if you need the paper attendance books.

 

–Katie said the requirement for the courts is not the strips, but the records from the teachers.

 

–Stan asked when the attendance would be digital.  The Board of Ed and the state will have to approve this.

 

 

II.         Feedback from Last Week’s Drills

 

–Please provide Katie with feedback from your teachers.

 

–Joseph said one of our security aides mentioned a teacher walking down the hall during the lock down.  The teacher was asked to enter a classroom and refused.

 

 

III.       Master Schedule

 

–Nancy said the counselors started visiting classes today and this will go through March 4th.

 

–Jo mentioned a student who wanted to pick a class with a certain teacher and Jo told the student that she would like to have the students pick the classes, not the teachers. She encouraged everyone to tell their teachers to let students know what they are teaching, but not the periods.

 

 

IV.        Senior Activities

 

–Jo passed out a Draft Calendar for Senior Activities, Clearance and Graduation.  She discussed a change in the dates for the Senior Clearance—she moved it up one day.  The forms will be sent out prior to the clearance dates.  Teachers can sign students out prior to the 20th of May.  The Counseling Office needs the next 2 days for clearance.

 

–Graduation Rehearsals will be after school on April 30th and May 1st.  These are block days.

 

–Joseph asked if they will use the stage, as the stage will be set up for their evening concert.

 

–Lisa said the Senior Finals on May 13th conflicts with the AP Gov. Exam.

 

 

V.         WASC

 

–Lisa has been writing up the report based on the feedback she has been collecting from the group.  She asked everyone to take a few minutes and read part of the report and provide feedback.  She distributed pens.

 

Members spent the rest of the meeting time reading and providing written feedback.

 

 

Meeting adjourned by 12:15pm.

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – February 18 – 21, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 18 – 21, 2014

PROCURE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. PROCURE: To take care of; to get possession of; obtain by particular care and effort.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS PROP A PDPPlease sign up for our Wellness Prop A PD opportunities that start this month! If you didn’t receive the form to sign up please contact Jessica Colvin at x3162 or by email at colvinj@galileoweb.org

 

SUMMERFUNd is inundated with summer program information.  Please tell your students about the benefits of SUMMERFUNd and encourage them to fill out the 2013-2014 purple interest form that can be found in the plastic folder beside the door to 458A.  The office is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons…and most evenings… Knowledgeable SUMMERFUNders and Ms. K. will help find students programs and shepherd them through the application and scholarship (if applicable) processes. There are wilderness programs, writing programs, science programs, language programs, community service programs, research programs, art programs (and more!)!  SUMMERFUNders have had life changing experiences!

 

“GALILEO PTSA EdUCATION GRANG APPLICATIONS will be presented at the February 26, 2014 general PTSA meeting.

Note the change of date from March 12, 2014 to Feb. 26.  If you have not done so, please submit your applications ASAP (latest is Feb. 19) for consideration

at this meeting.  Otherwise, the next and last PTSA general meeting will be held on April  9, 2014.  Applications and instructions can be found at:

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request/

Galileo PTSA Education/Enrichment Grants Application Procedures Update:

 

Please submit your applications 3 weeks before the following General PTSA meetings:

March 12, 2014 and April 9, 2014.  This will give the Grants Committee members time to review and then make recommendations for voting at the above listed General PTSA meetings.  For complete guidelines, please go togalileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request     Questions can be directed to Jeanne at  Lattjiu@aol.com

                                        

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.                   Mrs. Grinnell

 

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

STUDENTS

 

Do you ever feel like you want to help your friends but their problems are too big or hard for you to help with? Wellness is here for you and your friends. If you are concerned about a friend come talk to Naomi or Jessica and we can help support you or your friend. Wellness services are always confidential.

ASB STORE in Room 150  is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, new drawstring day packs, hand towels, 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.

 

GIRL’S CLUB NEEDS GIRLS JUST LIKE YOU:

Find a safe place to be yourself. To meet other girls and make new friends and dance.  But don’t worry no dance experience is needed. Its Wednesdays @2:30-4:00, in the Auditorium. For more info. come see Ms krohne during lunch in 202.

 

THE BOAT DANCE is Saturday night, March 15 from 7 – 11 PM. Theme is “Dancing On Water.” Dress is semi-formal. Must board at 7 PM at Pier 41. Must show ID at the door. Photography by Prestige. Valentine special – 2 tickets for $50 sold at ASB store starting Feb. 12 to 14. Tickets will increase $30 with current ASB card sticker and $35 w/o from Feb. 18 – 28. Guest ticket is $45 sold at the Dean’s office. Prices will continue to go up in March. Sign up to run for Queen and King of the Sea.

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR: Nomination slips will be distributed on Wed/Thurs, Feb. 26/27 during HR. Final election will be held on Wed., March 19 during HR. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Fri., April 11.

ASB & CLASS ELECTIONS: Do you wish to run for 2014 – 2015 ASB or class office? You can pick up petitions at the ASB office, room 150. Deadline to turn in petitions is Monday, March 24 by 4:00 PM to ASB office.. ASB Election Assembly is April 11. ASB election is Wed., April 16 during HR.

 

SUMMERFUND knows…

It’s February but there’s lots of information available about summer programs. What about an outdoor adventure: backpacking, mountain climbing

and camping with Outward Bound? Do you want to learn about medicine? The application for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program must be

postmarked by  Saturday, February 15 . What about a writing course at Carleton College, Smith College, Lake Forest College or Denison University? Come learn about opportunities Tuesday and Friday afternoons at SUMMERFUND

in Room 458A.

 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS is a an environmental, outdoor program that offers and 14 day summer outdoor trip and then meets monthly during the school year beginning next September.  It’s FREE! The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 15.  Find out more at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

COSMOS, the science and math 4-week summer program on UC campuses, offers full scholarships to low-income students.  It’s a great way to experience college life and learn in depth about a subject of interest.  Course choices include: nanochemistry; earthquake engineering; number theory; oceanography; astrophysics; music and technology; biodiesel from renewable resources; video game design; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; genes, genomes and biocontrol and big bang theory and the subatomic world. There are fun field trips, too!

The online application is due Friday, February 21.  Two short online teacher recommendations are required as well as the student’s online application.  SUMMERFUNd has helped dozens of students with their applications.  Stop by Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Room 458A.

 

OUTWARD BOUND: Have you been to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains?  Want to get away??  What about an outdoor adventure: backpacking, mountain climbing and camping with Outward Bound?  Do you want to explore our own Greater Bay Area beyond city noise, traffic and smog?  Apply to be a Pinnacle Scholar! The application is due  Saturday, March 15.  SUMMERFUNd is a Pinnacle Partner.  Start your application at SUMMERFUNd on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Room 458A.

GALILEO GEAR: BASEBALL CAPS $15.00; T-SHIRTS $15.00   ROOM 263-COACH PAPA

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

2/11/14

 

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

I.          Senior Finals and Clearance

 

–May 28th will be graduation at Bill Graham Auditorium at 1:00pm.  Time has not been confirmed, but the date is confirmed.

 

–Senior Rehearsals and Finals will be the weeks prior.  Rehearsal at Bill Graham will be on May 27th.

 

–Due to no STAR testing this year, we will not be able to have Senior Activities at that time in April.

 

–AP Testing for Seniors runs until May 13th.

 

–David suggested using the early release times on Block Days for rehearsals.

 

–Jo mentioned that we need to plan for the Senior Breakfast.  Senior Panorama is April 24th.

 

–Joseph suggested senior finals in the morning and then rehearsals in the afternoon.

 

–Jo said they need 1 day for Senior Clearance as all the counselors are participating.

 

–Jo said she needs clearance by May 22nd with a free day on May 23rd for planning for last minute details.  May 26th is a holiday.

 

–CAHSEE is May 13th and 14th for just a few seniors.

 

–Senior Finals will be May 14 – 20th.

 

–Senior Breakfast will be May 22nd or May 23rd.

 

–Teachers have May 21st and morning of May 22nd to sign seniors out.

 

 

II.         Timely Communications About CAHSEE & Other Tests and Classroom Use After School

 

–Mat said he heard comments about teachers wanting to know room assignment for CAHSEE testing earlier than happened this year.

 

             –Mat mentioned classrooms are being used after school and the teachers in the rooms are not notified.  Many teachers feel it is OK as long as the rooms are returned to the original condition.

 

 

III.       CELDT Results

 

–Kathleen has the results by teachers.  She distributed some information on what the results look like.  She explained the documents.

 

–LTEL—Long Term English Learners is a new term (after 5 years in USA).

 

–USA Entry is an interesting entry.  Kathleen explained this entry.  She asked the members to present these to their departments.

 

–She discussed the differences in language courses and literacy for the Hispanics and the Asians.

 

–Marcus asked how long the Newcomer status lasts.  Kathleen thought one year, Katie thought 2 years. She suggested thinking about a Newcomer Pathway for next year. She mentioned a Newcomer Social Studies class.

 

–Doug said his department could probably fit in classes for Math for the Newcomers.

 

–Joe mentioned SF International as a school for Newcomers.  This school is totally full. Many of the classes are on an A – G track.

 

 

 

IV.        Master Schedule

 

–Counselors will start going to Social Studies, Health and College and Career classes next Tuesday.

 

–She mentioned they have taken over the Computer Labs.

 

–After the counselors finish, members will start working on placements within their departments.

 

–Michelle asked how this process would go.  Nancy said she will have a form for the department heads.

 

–The Counseling Office likes the information from English and Math where they indicate where students should move to.  Doug mentioned having students put down what they want after the levels have been defined.

 

–David asked about the AP guide and schedule.  Nancy said everyone will receive a packet this year.

 

–Nancy said the classroom visits will start in April.

 

–Those students who are not in an AP class can see her or Mrs. White to sign up for the exam.

 

 

V.         BCC Audit

 

–The school board has chosen EL students in Special Ed.  They will come and meet with a team and then there will be classroom visits.  They report to the School Board, who reports to the Lau group.

 

–They are looking to see that students are being served.

 

–This will be sometime in March.

 

–Lisa said that teachers should continue to teach and not have a conversation with the visitors.

 

–Marcus said this is a Board appointed audit.

 

 

VI.        WASC

 

–Lisa said she hoped everyone found the groups last week at the faculty meeting meaningful.

 

–Lisa asked for meaningful feedback on the action items.

 

 

VII.      Miscellaneous

 

–Alicia mentioned yesterday’s fire drill and the 4th floor exit.  She said her exit is totally jammed—the one in the corner.  Perhaps we can reroute several classes.

 

–Katie said common sense should prevail and teachers are free to use another staircase. Kathleen agreed.

 

 

–Michelle asked for the testing calendar.  Katie said the weeks of April 14th and April 21st will be testing.  She is hoping for a week of 4 block days.  Monday – Thursday would be block days.  Second week would be Tuesday – Friday block days.  This will be for all 11th graders in English and Math classes. 

 

–10th graders in Life Science will test and Katie would like to talk to David about the mixed classes.

 

–Wednesday/Thursdays will remain the same for attendance reporting.  Monday/Tuesday will just like Wed/Thur.

 

–Dismissal would be at 2:10pm if Transportation agrees and we have enough instructional minutes.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:10pm.

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – February 10 – 14, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 10 – 14, 2014

PARAMETER

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. PARAMETER:  Limits or boundaries; guidelines; characteristic or factor; aspect, element.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

“GALILEO PTSA EdUCATION GRANG APPLICATIONS will be presented at the February 26, 2014 general PTSA meeting.

Note the change of date from March 12, 2014 to Feb. 26.  If you have not done so, please submit your applications ASAP (latest is Feb. 19) for consideration

at this meeting.  Otherwise, the next and last PTSA general meeting will be held on April  9, 2014.  Applications and instructions can be found at:

http://galileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request/

 

THE GALILEO LOVEFEST: is on February 14th! We are offering over 45 n-class presentations about healthy relationships and sexual health. Wellness will send out an email soon announcing how to sign up. Be sure to take a look and sign up to have presenters come to present in your class on Friday, February 14th! There will also be a courtyard carnival and marriage booth at lunch- we will be sending out extra credit opportunities for students to participate in if teachers are interested.

 

Galileo PTSA Education/Enrichment Grants Application Procedures Update:

 

Please submit your applications 3 weeks before the following General PTSA meetings:

March 12, 2014 and April 9, 2014.  This will give the Grants Committee members time to review and then make recommendations for voting at the above listed General PTSA meetings.  For complete guidelines, please go togalileoweb.org/ptsa/grant-request     Questions can be directed to Jeanne at  Lattjiu@aol.com

                                        

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 questioGALILEO ACADEMY

ns 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

STUDENTS

 

ASB STORE in Room 150  is selling healthy snacks, beverages, sweatshirts, new drawstring day packs, hand towels, 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.

 

GIRL’S CLUB NEEDS GIRLS JUST LIKE YOU:

Find a safe place to be yourself. To meet other girls and make new friends.

And dance.  But don’t worry no dance experience is needed. Its Wednesdays @2:30-4:00, in the Auditorium. For more info. come see Ms krohne during lunch in 202.

 

THE BOAT DANCE is Saturday night, March 15 from 7 – 11 PM. Theme is “Dancing On Water.” Dress is semi-formal. Must board at 7 PM at Pier 41. Must show ID at the door. Photography by Prestige. Valentine special – 2 tickets for $50 sold at ASB store starting Feb. 12 to 14. Tickets will increase $30 with current ASB card sticker and $35 w/o from Feb. 18 – 28. Guest ticket is $45 sold at the Dean’s office. Prices will continue to go up in March. Sign up to run for Queen and King of the Sea.

 

THE GALILEO LOVEFEST is one week away! On Valentine’s Day join Wellness, the GSA,  and many community organizations from all over the city to learn about  healthy relationships and sexual decision making. Join us for the lunchtime carnival, games, music, and the GSA’s marriage booth!

 

TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR: Nomination slips will be distributed on Wed/Thurs, Feb. 26/27 during HR. Final election will be held on Wed., March 19 during HR. Winners will be announced at the ASB Election Assembly on Fri., April 11.

SUMMERFUND knows…
It’s February but there’s lots of information available about summer programs. What about an outdoor adventure: backpacking, mountain climbingand camping with Outward Bound? Do you want to learn about medicine? The application for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program must be postmarked by  Saturday, February 15 . What about a writing course at
Carleton College, Smith College, Lake Forest College or Denison University? Come learn about opportunities Tuesday and Friday afternoons at SUMMERFUND in Room 458A.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CORPS is a an environmental, outdoor program that offers and 14 day summer outdoor trip and then meets monthly during the school year
beginning next September.  It’s FREE! The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 15.  Find out more at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

GALILEO GEAR: BASEBALL CAPS $15.00; T-SHIRTS $15.00   ROOM 263-COACH PAPA