Weekly Bulletin – May 5 – 9, 2014


Weekly Bulletin

MAY 5 – 9, 2014





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.






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


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.



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!




“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 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.


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F