Weekly Bulletin – March 3 – 7, 2014


Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 3 – 7, 2014





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.




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



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.



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.