Weekly Bulletin – May 27 – 30, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 27 – 30, 2014

COMMENCEMENT

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ZENITH.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  COMMENCEMENT: The ceremonies or the day for conferring degrees or diplomas; making a new beginning.

NEW ITEMS:

SUMMERFUND

 

Allison Chen will go to a writing program at Smith College, Sandy Jiang will study wolves and moose on a backpacking trip in Michigan’s upper peninsula, Candy Luo has been selected as a Student Ambassador representing San Francisco in Osaka, Japan and Juan Avila will be spending five weeks at Stanford with the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program!  That’s just a taste of what our students will be doing this summer. SUMMERFUND is about opportunity, exposure and access for Galileo students.

Please  encourage students to find out about the many summer programs that are still available.  Deadlines vary but they are approaching.  SUMMERFUND will be open THIS WEEK on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Room 458A.

                                   

**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

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

GRADUATION: is Wednesday, May 28 at Bill Graham’s Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

Are you looking for a job or summer internship? Lots of applications are up on the Wellness Center’s website,galileoweb.org/wellness and click on “Programs and Internships”. There are applications Oasis for Girls, Project WHAT!, jobs for high school students, and more.

 

TRAVEL?  To Central America? To Nicaragua? There will be a presentation after school on Tuesday, May 20  in room 458.  Hear about community service and cultural immersion trips in June and July. No Spanish required but here’s your chance to learn the language. Learn about a life-changing opportunity  on Tuesday, May 20th after school in Room 458.

 

Make Music!  Make Sounds…and maybe make some money, too! You can learn all aspects of digital music production and sound design basics for video games and digitsl video FOR FREE.  After a 4 week afternoon program at the Bay Area Video Coalition, you could hook up for a paid internship!  Get more info at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A…open after school next week on Tuesday and Thursday!  Don’t wait…this program begins Monday, June 2nd!!

 

Have you ever wanted to create and produce an original play?  Do you want to perform?  Direct? Prepare for an audition?  The Magic Theatre in nearby Fort Mason has a high school program for all grades.  SUMMERFUNd can help you with your application and fundraising.  Room 458A next week on Tuesday and Thursday..

 

GIRLS ONLY!  Why aren’t more girls interested in orthopedics?  What is the relationship between engineers and orthopedic surgeons?  Here’s your opportunity to find out in a ONE Day program at San Francisco General Hospital.  It’s not until Saturday, August 23 but you apply to the Perry Outreach Program now to reserve your spot!  This FREE program fills quickly.  Meet women doctors, women med students and women engineering students!  Do it now!  Check in with SUMMERFUND after school today, Room 458A.

 

Green Energy Camp is a free 5 day program (Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 at Skyline College) where students can create videos highlighting alternative energy.  Learn about solar solutions and energy       efficient products and services.  BART and bus to the campus in San Bruno.  SUMMERFUND can help you register, as well as assist in getting reduced price BART tickets.  Stop by SUMMERFUND in Room 458A after school Today…or next Tuesday, Thursday and Friday!

 

COSMOLOGY—defined as the branch of philosophy and science  that deals with the study of the universe!  You can learn more at the FREE Physics and Cosmology Workshop at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab at UC Berkeley from Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27.  Hear two Nobel prize winning professors and staff from Quarknet.  Explore particle physics and cosmology.  Applications are available at SUMMERFUND, Room 458A, today after school and next week—Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER

Hello 9th-11th Graders:

Summer is almost here and if you’re looking for fun things to do, check out the following fairs.  Your college options can expand by just attending one college fair!

FREE COLLEGE FAIRS:

Meet the Deans: a health care profession fair.  6/26/14 @ 1:00-5:00pm @ Hilton SF Union Square on 333 O’Farrell St. SF

You must pre register:

naahp.wufoo.com/forms/2014-meet-the-deans-registration-form/

Fine Art & Performing Arts Colleges: 10/26/14 @ South San Francisco Conference Center

www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/PVA-College-Fairs/Pages/default.aspx

Colleges that Change Lives:40 small liberal arts colleges that many colleges students like.  7/28/14 @ 7pm @ Santa Clara’s  Convention Centerwww.ctcl.org/events/san-francisco14

 

Association of Jesuit College & University

www.ajcunet.edu/institutions?Page=DTN-20130516094401

North American Coalitions for Christian Admissions Professionals

www.naccap.org/?page=Fair_Locations

—  National College Fair: this is the biggest annual national college fair that usually takes place in the spring

https://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/SpringNCF/Pages/default.aspx

—  WACAC College Fair @ CSU East Bay: this is the annual state level of college fair that usually takes place in the spring

https://wacac.org/events?eventId=709123&EventViewMode=EventDetails

WANT TO BUY A YEARBOOK?  BUT THEY ARE ALL GONE?  Go to Treering.com and use the passcode: 1013603647311717.  You can still design your custom pages.  They will ship the yearbook to your house.

 

The Salon & Spa at Skyline College

“Education and Excellence in Hair, Skin & Body Care.”

 

 

Are you creative and fashion-conscious, with a flair for style?

Do you love hair, makeup, skincare or body work?

We’d like to meet you! Come enjoy a “mocktail” at our happy hour event and learn more about certificates and degrees in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Massage Therapy.

Open House

 Thursday June 26, 2014

5pm-8pm

à Free information. Skyline College provides all students with health services, financial aid, disability resource centers, and academic advising.

à Demonstrations and Tour. See our cosmetology students at work styling or applying makeup to live models and explore our brand-new salon and spa.

3300 College Drive, Building 4 San Bruno CA 94066

Salon: (650) 738-4165        Spa (650) 738-4164

 

The Salon & Spa at Skyline College

à Questions Answered. Our staff and faculty can explain curriculum, career goals and program details. Find out if you’re a match for Cosmetology, Esthetics or Massage Therapy.

 

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

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – May 20, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

5/20/14

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:25am.

 

I. Mock Interviews for Student Teachers

–Joseph had a request from his student teacher to do mock interviews.  He asked if others in the group would be willing to do this during the first week of June.  This will be practice for the student teachers as they are going out on job interviews.  Mat said he would be interested in helping.

 

II. Bell Schedule for 2014/15

–Mat was seeking clarity for next year how students will get their class schedules without homeroom.  Marcus said they will do it by first period so we will post that.

–Question was asked about G-House.  It will be shown during one of the periods.

–Mat asked when the final bell schedule would be ready.

 

III. Assemblies

–Michelle brought the topic up at the last meeting.  She mentioned some invitational assemblies.  In February there was a Black History Assembly.  She did not see the attendance that she used to see.  Perhaps because they were invitational only assemblies.  She felt we should look at assemblies that represent the largest body of students.  Perhaps some of the assemblies could use different formats and they might be out dated.

 

–Marcus invited several ASB officers to talk about their feelings on assemblies.  Rebecca, the new ASB President, passed out some proposals.  Brandon talked about the assemblies.  He feels they are a great way to boost scho0ol spirit and as Mr. Blacksher says, “Get involved, get involved, get involved.”  He felt everyone should attend the assemblies.

 

==Rebecca proposed a multi-cultural assembly that would represent all the different ethnic groups represented at Galileo.  Another student named Kyle said he felt the assemblies need to be more organized and there should be a few more.

 

–Rebecca said the assemblies always end with a video, perhaps to fill time.  She said that the inspirational speaker we had this past year was very motivating—Arthur Dong, a Gal alumni.  She thought we should have more inspirational speakers.

 

–Mr. Blacksher said there are many students who do not attend the assemblies.

–Mr. Wing distributed a list of all the assemblies.  He said we have 6 school-wide assemblies.  Welcome, Song and Yell, Winter Assembly, Student Talent Show, ASB Election Assembly and Move-Up Awards Assembly.  He mentioned in the past the Move-Up and the Awards Assembly were separate.  Stan asked him when they stopped moving up in the Move-Up Assembly.  Eugene explained how this worked.  This ended in the early 1980’s and the seniors no longer moved up on stage.  He mentioned that we changed the procedure when 9th graders came to Galileo.

 

–Marcus asked for the names of the invitational assemblies.  Joseph mentioned 3 music ones, then others mentioned Samoan, Black History, Media Arts, 2 Health Education Assemblies, Drama Presentation.

 

–Marcus asked if there are any current assemblies we want to discuss keeping or discarding.  Michelle talked about the ASB Election Assembly.  She wondered why it should be a whole school event as the seniors are graduating.  She also mentioned the ASB is a very select group of students and many students may not care about who runs for office and who gets awards.  She wonders how these assemblies would take precedence over our cultural diversities.

 

–Alicia asked if there was a set amount of assemblies we can have?  Marcus said we are trying to determine this.  She felt Song and Yell is effective.  She thought that we need to see if student spirit is important and keep those that improve spirit and get rid of or improve those that do not improve spirit.  What is the bottom line purpose of each assembly?  She also favors the Talent Show.

 

–Kathleen said her students felt the ASB election assembly was too long.  Could we combine the motivational speaker with the ASB Election Assembly?.  She also mentioned the Samoan Assembly and how popular that was.  She also thought some of these could be on G-House with subtitles.  Many cultures at this school are not represented.

 

–Stan asked how we run the Song and Yell without homerooms.  Lisa said we tell the students where the grades sit.

 

–Rebecca agreed with what Kathleen said about the election assembly for class officers.  She said for the ASB election assembly the candidates make short speeches.  She would be fine with doing this on G-House TV.  She said she did not feel students would attend the Talent Show after school.  This assembly can excite the students about the talents of the students.

–Joseph said doing the ASB presentations on G-House TV would be good.  It is important to teach our students to be part of the electoral process.  We need to get as many people involved as possible in the school election process.  He also mentioned with no homeroom how difficult will the voting be.

 

–Mr. Wing said the purposes of the assemblies are:  motivational, educational, and cultural.  It is good for the students to see diversity. He mentioned the term of Brothers and Sisters for the cultural assemblies and all students should be present.  He favored some sort of ceremony of the closure of high school years, and recognizing the scholars.

 

–Josephine agreed with Joseph about the election assembly.  She felt many in the audience do not feel connected to the speakers for office.  She compared this to the presidential campaigns where there is a Town Hall Forum where the audience can ask questions of the candidates.  For the Move-Up and Awards Assembly—she would ask the people who are passing on the torch, do you feel the closure and the new sense of responsibility?  Is the ceremony fulfilling what it is supposed to?

She also said she likes to have those who have never been on stage before be recognized for winning scholarships.

 

–Lisa said in her few years here, not many candidates run for office and she favors using G-House TV for the speeches.  Interviews would be a possibility and the Town Hall setting would work as well.

 

–This topic was tabled until the next meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned at 112:15pm.

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – May 19 – 23, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 19 – 23, 2014

ZENITH

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ZENITH.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. Zenith: The highest or culminating point; the peak; the path overhead.

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS:

 

SUMMERFUND

 

Allison Chen will go to a writing program at Smith College, Sandy Jiang will study wolves and moose on a backpacking trip in Michigan’s upper peninsula, Candy Luo has been selected as a Student Ambassador representing San Francisco in Osaka, Japan and Juan Avila will be spending five weeks at Stanford with the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program!  That’s just a taste of what our students will be doing this summer. SUMMERFUND is about opportunity, exposure and access for Galileo students.

Please  encourage students to find out about the many summer programs that are still available.  Deadlines vary but they are approaching.  SUMMERFUND will be open THIS WEEK on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Room 458A.

**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

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

GRADUATION: is Wednesday, May 28 at Bill Graham’s Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

Are you looking for a job or summer internship? Lots of applications are up on the Wellness Center’s website, galileoweb.org/wellness and click on “Programs and Internships”. There are applications Oasis for Girls, Project WHAT!, jobs for high school students, and more.

TRAVEL?  To Central America? To Nicaragua? There will be a presentation after school on Tuesday, May 20  in room 458.  Hear about community service and cultural immersion trips in June and July. No Spanish required but here’s your chance to learn the language. Learn about a life-changing opportunity  on Tuesday, May 20th after school in Room 458.

 

Make Music!  Make Sounds…and maybe make some money, too! You can learn all aspects of digital music production and sound design basics for video games and digitsl video FOR FREE.  After a 4 week afternoon program at the Bay Area Video Coalition, you could hook up for a paid internship!  Get more info at SUMMERFUNd in Room 458A…open after school next week on Tuesday and Thursday!  Don’t wait…this program begins Monday, June 2nd!!

Have you ever wanted to create and produce an original play?  Do you want to perform?  Direct? Prepare for an audition?  The Magic Theatre in nearby Fort Mason has a high school program for all grades.  SUMMERFUNd can help you with your application and fundraising.  Room 458A next week on Tuesday and Thursday..

 

GIRLS ONLY!  Why aren’t more girls interested in orthopedics?  What is the relationship between engineers and orthopedic surgeons?  Here’s your opportunity to find out in a ONE Day program at San Francisco General Hospital.  It’s not until Saturday, August 23 but you apply to the Perry Outreach Program now to reserve your spot!  This FREE program fills quickly.  Meet women doctors, women med students and women engineering students!  Do it now!  Check in with SUMMERFUND after school today, Room 458A.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER

For 11th:

If you are interested in being nominated for a $30,000 scholarship for the University of Rochester, please let Ms. S. Chan know.  This is a competitive private university in upstate (Rochester), New York.  It has around 5,000 undergraduate students.  It is well known for liberal arts and science research.

For 11th Female Students:

Smith College in a top liberal arts women’s college in the States.  It is located in Massachusetts and it has about 2,500 students.  They offer The Women of Distinction program for high school seniors who is curious about this college.  This is a free fly in program.  Application deadline is 8/1/14.  Your transcript is required so if you’re interested in applying, be sure to get a copy of your transcript before the semester ends.  To apply:   https://www.smith.edu/admission/wod/

For 12th:

If you’re 18-24 years old and would like to make positive contributions to our communities, AmeriCorps and FEMA are great options to consider.  Both of these programs provide room and board, a living stipend, and a $5500 educational stipend for any colleges.  Application deadline is 6/1/14.  If you’re interested, please talk to Ms. S. Chan or check out: www.NationalService.gov

Please remember to complete the Senior Exit Survey on line.  The Final Transcript Request Form and Senior Clearance Form will be passed out in homeroom and you need to complete and return them to your guidance counselor.

An updated scholarship list and summer program list have been sent via School Loop and they are posted on Galileo’s website and on the designated boards in or around the Counseling Center.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

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

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – May 13, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

5/13/14

 

 

 

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

 

 

Leadership Team Agenda

 

 

 

I.          Graduation

 

–Jo wanted to update the calendar for seniors.  May 15th will be a Senior Homeroom Teacher meeting for Galileo.

 

–Graduation practice will be Friday, May 23rd after Senior Breakfast.  It will be around 11am, for an hour.

 

–Tuesday, May 27th is graduation rehearsal at Bill Graham at 10:30am.

 

–Graduation Day—1:00pm on May 28th. Students need to report at 11:30am.  Guests will be admitted at 12:15pm.  She would like homeroom teachers to arrive at that time as well.

 

–Department Heads should be present by 1:00pm.  The department awards will be presented about 1:30pm.

 

 

II.         Assemblies

 

–Marcus said we will put this off until next week as the seniors he invited to talk are taking AP tests now.

 

 

III.       Transfers of Newcomers

 

–Jo gave the following dates:

 

 

2/21- 7 before—5 credits

 

2/25-3/14 – 4 credits

 

3/17-4/14—3 credits

 

4/15=5/9—2 cr3edits

 

5/13-30—1 credit

 

 

–David asked if those coming from another school, would we get their grades.  The answer is yes.  These dates are only for the newcomers who are just enrolling in SFUSD.

 

 

–Kathleen said she has a formula for after school tutoring that could possibly help with the uneven amount of credits for the newcomers.

 

–Marcus said we are almost full of Newcomer students so we should not be getting many more.

 

 

IV.        Departmental BSC Review

 

–Lisa said part of tomorrow’s faculty meeting will be sitting in departments and reviewing this year’s BSC by department.

 

–She asked everyone to make copies of this year’s BSC for everyone in your department, as we will have a review of this by each department and reflect on how we can use this for next year.

 

–Lisa is working on a new template for review.

 

–David would like to share this with his department and Lisa said “View Only.”

 

 

–Mat asked if CPTs will be on Wednesdays or Thursdays next year.

 

This will be decided by the next meeting.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:40pm.

 

Weekly Bulletin – May 12 – 16, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 12 – 16, 2014

VICARIOUS

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: VICARIOUS.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. VICARIOUS:  Experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of of another; occurring in an unexpected or abnormal part of the body instead of the usual one.

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS:

 

SUMMERFUND is  about opportunity, exposure and access for Galileo students.

Please  encourage students to find out about the many summer programs that are still available.  SUMMERFUND has information about the San Francisco Osaka Sister City student ambassador program (alums Judy Zhu and Tracy Pa were high school participants), FACES for the FUTURE summer medical academy, Visions community service programs, outdoor leadership experiences, writing programs  and the local psychology program, Summer Bridge.  Deadlines vary but they are approaching.  SUMMERFUND is open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, Room 458A.

                                   

**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

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

 

RECYCLING ELECTRONICS FUNDRAISER: for freshmen class is Saturday, May 3 in the

CAPS & GOWNS: will delivered in the auditorium on Thursday, May 22 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

 

GRADUATION: is Wednesday, May 28 at Bill Graham’s Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

Are you looking for a job or summer internship? Lots of applications are up on the Wellness Center’s website,galileoweb.org/wellness and click on “Programs and Internships”. There are applications Oasis for Girls, Project WHAT!, jobs for high school students, and more.

For 9th-12th:

5/14/14 @ 11:45am in room 210  If you want to take any classes at CCSF this summer, please come talk to our CCSF counselor about the process.

For 12th:

Please remember to complete the Senior Exit Survey on line.  The Final Transcript Request Form and Senior Clearance Form will be passed out in homeroom and you need to complete and return them to your guidance counselor.

An updated scholarship list and summer program list have been posted on Galileo’s website and on the designated boards in or around the Counseling Center.

Thanks,   Ms. S. Chan   College & Career Counselor   Room 258F

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

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

5/6/14

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:25am.

 

 

Leadership Team Agenda

 

 

I.          School Calendar

 

–Lisa distributed this year’s school calendar.   She thought we could glance over the calendar and see what we need to add to it for next year or what we want to discuss as a team.

 

–Michelle mentioned that next year President’s Day holiday for SFUSD will be a Friday.  Lunar New Year is the Thursday before.

 

–School wide events will be on the calendar.  Michelle wanted to know if this is open for discussion.  Invitational assemblies were mentioned.

 

–Michelle brought up the Black History Invitational Assembly.  She also discussed the Move-Up/Awards Assembly where a portion of the students are honored.  She felt we should revisit some of the whole school assemblies.

 

–Kathleen felt the same that the Black History Assembly should return.

 

–David said the ASB & Election Assembly and the Move-Up Awards Assembly are painful for the students to sit through.  He thought about combining the Move-Up and the ASB Election assemblies into one.

 

–Kathleen said she and Alicia want to celebrate Latino Heritage Month.

 

–Josephine mentioned the Talent Show—it is now a school-wide assembly.  She mentioned the Black History Assembly and the Lunar New Year Assembly from the past.  She mentioned having the Talent Show as the Multi-cultural assembly.  She also said funds are gone for Frisco Day so that would give another day for activities at school.

 

–Marcus said some teachers say we have too many assemblies.  He would like to continue this discussion next week and have Mr. Wing and some students attend the meeting.

 

 

Joseph asked if the testing schedule will still take 2 weeks next year.  Katie said we are looking at Smarter Balance that will be on the computer and we cannot finish it all in one week.  Katie also mentioned the EAP, which could take 2 weeks.  Katie would like the EAP to be integrated into the Smarter Balance.

 

 

–Lisa asked Marcus who was leading Freshmen Orientation and Marcus said it has not been decided yet.

 

 

II.         Master Schedule

 

–Nancy said the work is going well and the hope to run the Master Schedule next week.  We will see what happens and how well your preferences work out.  We will continue to meet as we work on the schedule.

 

 

Department Heads Agenda

 

 

I.          CFA Development Process

 

–Marcus said Joseph and his department members have been working on this.   He said that some departments are included in the assessments, but for his department they all teach separate disciplines.  They are designing their own tests.

 

–CFA is Common Formative Assessments.

 

–Joseph asked his teachers to develop rubrics and then put them on Data Director.  He had visuals to explain their process.  They developed ways to measure student achievement and the students were informed of the process.

 

 

–Joseph said they will use this data in their planning for next year.

 

 

–Marcus said the expectations are to continue to work on the CFAs.

 

 

II.         BSC/CPT

 

–Marcus said discussions will begin with plans for next year.  He mentioned another template that will be given in parts to everyone.  The discussions will continue.  Use current information to plan for next year’s goals for the BCS.  Think about what to work on in CPT.

 

 

–Joseph asked where to find the BSC on the SFUSD website.  Lisa went through the process, step-by-step.  She said they would edit it and modify it for each department for next year.

 

 

III.       Miscellaneous

 

–Michelle asked about planning for the days we all come back before school and at the end of the year.

 

–Marcus said he could not answer anything about August until the district says what will happen.

 

–The return date will be Tuesday prior to the start of the school year.  Two days will be at the school site, one teacher workday and one district day.

 

–Department heads will work 3 days at the end of the school year.  Some may owe a day at the end of the year.

 

–Alicia asked about the dates for senior finals and senior sign-outs.  Once the seniors have finished their finals and have signed out they need to come for graduation practice, etc.

 

–Alicia asked about graduation, the time and attending.  Department Heads give out the Department Awards at graduation.

 

 

–Kathleen asked about grading the newcomers who have just arrived.  Marcus will have Nancy put some information out about this.  Kathleen suggested using the seat time document.

 

 

–Michelle mentioned missing items from her bookroom.  She asked if teachers need English books to please please see her before hand.

 

–Michelle asked about summer school and wondered if one of our teachers could be in charge of our books.

 

–David asked what rooms will be used for summer school.  Katie said it will be the Van Ness Building, the Counseling Office and some science classrooms.

 

–David mentioned damage that was done to his room several years ago.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:05pm.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – May 5 – 9, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 5 – 9, 2014

UTOPIA

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:    All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. UTOPIA: An imaginary and indefinitely remote place; a place of ideal perfection, especially in laws, government and social conditions.

 

NEW ITEMS:

 

WELLNESS:

 

SUMMERFUND is  about opportunity, exposure and access for Galileo students.

Please  encourage students to find out about the many summer programs that are still available.  SUMMERFUND has information about the San Francisco Osaka Sister City student ambassador program (alums Judy Zhu and Tracy Pa were high school participants), FACES for the FUTURE summer medical academy, Visions community service programs, outdoor leadership experiences, writing programs  and the local psychology program, Summer Bridge.  Deadlines vary but they are approaching.  SUMMERFUND is open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, Room 458A.

                                   

**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

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

 

RECYCLING ELECTRONICS FUNDRAISER: for freshmen class is Saturday, May 3 in the parking lot next to the football field from 10 AM to 2 PM.

 

MOVE-UP DANCE: & Party is Friday night, May 9 in the cafeteria from 6 PM to 10 PM. Tickets will be sold at the ASB store. Seniors will get a free slice of pizza, cake, & drink to celebrate their graduation.

 

CAPS & GOWNS: will delivered in the auditorium on Thursday, May 22 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

 

GRADUATION: is Wednesday, May 28 at Bill Graham’s Auditorium at 1 PM.

Are you looking for a job or summer internship? Lots of applications are up on the Wellness Center’s website,galileoweb.org/wellness and click on “Programs and Internships”. There are applications Oasis for Girls, Project WHAT!, jobs for high school students, and more.

 

SUMMERFUNd:

Interested in healthcare?  SUMMERFUND has applications for two local programs, open to all grades.  FACES is a two week commuter program at Samuel Merritt U. in Oakland.  The deadline is Friday, May 9 but do not wait.  Students are being accepted NOW.

 

The four-day Youth Leadership Conference on Asian-Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University gives students an opportunity to learn especially about hepatitis B and liver disease.

Besides health information, students from all over the world will work together to develop ways to educate communities and fight the disparities in healthcare delivery.  SUMMERFUND has the information you’ll need.  The office is open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  458A.  Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 2.

 

Want to get away?  This is no airline commercial!  Can you imagine yourself kayaking under the Golden Gate Bridge?  Sleeping outside on Angel Island?  Backpacking? Whitewater rafting?

It is possible!  Apply to go on a 24 or 13 day summer trip!  Visit SUMMERFUND in Room 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons to pick up  and prepare your application!

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

 

SUMMER SCHOOL:

“9th, 10th and 11th graders! Did you get a D or F in a previous class? You need to take summer school for credit recovery!

 

For those who think night school would be a better option, you are wrong! Priority is given to seniors for night school and often does not have room for all other grades.

 

For those who think Edgenuity (online class) is easier….you are also wrong! Please ask the current students who are struggling to complete and pass Edgenuity. It is a challenging program.

 

Summer school is only five weeks! Take advantage of this opportunity and make up your classes this summer!

 

Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 5th! Please see your counselor NOW! “

COLLEGE & CAREER

 

College & Career Center announcement for 5/5-5/11

For 9th-11th:

5/8 @ 11:15am and 12:30pm in room 406.  The Naval Academy will be doing a short presentation about their programs and admission eligibilities.  If you’re curious about this academy, please ask Ms. S. Chan for a pass to attend this presentation.

5/8 @ 7pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.  The big ten public universities in the nation will conduct a brief overview of their institution and the selection practices, financial aid and scholarship opportunity.  Register online:go.illinois.edu/BigTenconference

5/9 @ 9:30-12pm @ CSU East Bay.  The annual WACAC College Fair. For details:https://wacac.org/events

For 11th Graders:

Are you interested in a job working with youth in SF public schools?  Enroll in a FREE college course at CCSF this summer and you could be eligible for a job in an SFUSD after school program after you graduate from high school.  For more info., please see Ms. S. Chan or your Academic Counselor.  Application deadline is 4/30/14.

Many private colleges provide FREE fly-in program for you to visit their campus to see if it’s a good fit school for you.  For a list of these colleges, visitwww.collegegreenlight.com  Colby College is one of these colleges.  For more details, please check out Colby College’s website or talk to Ms. S. Chan.

11th Grade Girls, if you’re interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math in college, and would like to be nominated for a $10,000 merit-based scholarship for Champlain College, please let Ms. S. Chan know.

For 11th & 12th Graders:

Are you interested in cars, car shop safety, automotive design & maintenance?  If so, take advantage of the Transportation Technology Summer Program at CCSF.  You will also earn $600 while learning.  Students must have a CA ID, or Driver’s License and or a valid passport.  For more details, please talk to Ms. S. Chan or your Academic Counselor.

An updated scholarship list and summer program list have been sent via School Loop and they are posted on Galileo’s website and on the designated boards in or around the Counseling Center.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F