Weekly Bulletin – February 18 – 21, 2014


Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 18 – 21, 2014





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.




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:


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



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.



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.



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.