WEEKLY BULLETIN – NOVEMBER 24 – 25, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 24 – 25, 2014

NOTORIOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. NOTORIOUS: widely and unfavorably known: publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@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 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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

12/3  @ Lunch time RM 154          Notre Dame de Namur University

12/4 @ Lunch time RM 154           ACE Mentor Program          If you’re interested in learning more about what it is like to be an engineer, architect, or construction professional, check out this FREE mentorship program.  See attached flyer.

12/17 @ 5:30pm Cafeteria             Financial Aid Workshop for all grade level parents & students.  It will be in Cantonese, English, and Spanish translation.  See attached flyer.

 

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

For 10th, 11th and 12th

CCSF Concurrent/ Dual Enrollment        Do you want to earn both college AND high school credit at the same time, gain college experience, and be more competitive on your college applications?  If so check out the attached info.  Current juniors & seniors or sophomores who will have at least 120 credits by spring may enroll in a CCSF courses in this coming spring semester! Application deadline is 12/5.

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1For 10th  11th & 12th:

500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the

Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board

in the Counseling Center.

 

For 11th & 12th:

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check School Loop email.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

12/3 @ 2:30pm  RM 104     CCSF info. session and application support for English speakers

12/4 @ 2:30pm  RM 104     CCSF info. session and application support for ELL speakers

12/4 @ 11:25-11:45am        Auditorium    Cal Grant info. (This is one of the free grants that you can receive for attending any colleges in California.)  We can help you speed up this application process, so please be at this meeting.  There will be other important announcements for you.  Please get down to the auditorium as quickly as you can.  Thank you!

 

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!!

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

12/4 @ 10-11am       CCSF’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Orientation in the Statler Wing room 14 on 50 Phelan Ave. SF.  If you’re interested in earning an A.S. degree in a career in The Hospitality Industry, you can apply for the program: www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College &

Career Center calendar for more updates.

Leadership Team/Department Head Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

11/21/14

 

 

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

 

I.          ELAC

–Meeting on Dec. 4th at 5:30pm.  Please encourage your students and their parents to attend.

 

II.         “The Substitutes” Lyrics

–Joseph passed around some lyrics for a song he would like the group to sing at the Winter Concert.  He asked for feedback.  He described the song and then he played the song.

 

III.       Please Be Nice

–Lauren is speaking on behalf of the Counseling Office.  She mentioned persons who have been verbally yelled at.  She mentioned parents, students and teachers.  She reminded everyone about how to treat co-workers.  Some of these incidents have happened in front of large groups of students.  Please be professional.  Keep the lines of communication open and be courteous.

–Marcus mentioned this is Board Policy 4600.  Offenders can be written up.

 

IV.        College Acceptances Rescinded

–Lauren learned this at a CSU conference.  College Admission Representatives said there are changes in acceptances based on senior year grades.  Getting a D or an F in any class for the senior year can rescind their acceptance in the UC system.

–Mr. Emmi asked the Math and English Chairs about this situation.  Doug said there are some students that do not do the work to be successful, who ask to drop the hard courses.

–Michelle M. described how the English Department assigned courses.

–Joseph thought perhaps we should revisit the process for dropping classes.

 

V.         Student Teacher Logistics

–Mat wanted to know if student teachers will get Galileo web accounts.  The answer is Yes, and they should see Lisa.

–Mat asked about their personal computers—will they be able to input attendance online?  They will have to use the master teacher’s password.  They will do it on paper and the Master Teacher will input the attendance.

 

VI.        Attendance Process and Confusion

–Doug said there are confusion issues with parents, students and teachers.  What are the procedures for obtaining readmit slips, etc.?

–Mr. Emmi said Bai should have posted the process on the website.

–Some students do not get their readmits right away. Flor does the one-day absence readmit and multi-days go through Connie.

–Marcus suggested reading the process on G-House TV.  It can also be posted in each classroom.

 

 

 

VII.      Persistent Classroom Problems

–Doug talked about 353 and the phone not working, room 156 does not get cable, some rooms do not get wifi, etc.

 

VIII.     Doubling Up

–Doug mentioned next year when the math sequence goes from Algebra, Geometry, etc.  He explained the problem of getting students to the AP level classes.  30% of our students did well on the AP tests.  District wide it is only 3%.  He explained some possibilities.

–Marcus said he heard that Lowell and Washington are not going to follow the new guidelines.

–Marcus asked about teaching Geometry in the summer.  Doug responded that 36 weeks of course is hard to do well in 5 weeks and then hiring reliable teachers could be a problem.

–Mr. Emmi mentioned that students must do their PE in 9th and 10th grade.

–David suggested one class for 5 weeks that is done in both periods in summer school.

–Bai asked about 8th graders taking Algebra.  Now they are taking a different math course.  Doug said the 8th graders are taking Math 8.

–Marcus said our enrollment is 1915 and we are budgeted at 1988.  We need the 44 newcomers.

–Joseph mentioned a 7 period day within the time frame we have now.  This will work for more elective offerings.

 

IX.        GPA Discussion

–Marcus distributed some information on work on the GPA issue.  He showed a report card of a student with all A’s and 1 F.  Then he explained the data that went with the report card.  Discussion followed on the grading process

–Alan mentioned that it is important to communicate with the students about grading, points, etc.

–Marcus asked the members to continue this discussion in their departments.

–Marcus mentioned working on student strengths.

 

X.         Pot Luck 11/25/14

–Discussion on what to bring and who can come.

–Michelle M. suggested having one at the end of the semester.

–Joseph is bring fruit salad, Lauren will bring a garlic noodle dish, Doug will bring pasta salad, David will bring drinks, Marc will bring lumpia, Stephen J. will bring chips and dip, Ethan will bring an appetizer, Alicia will bring dessert, Mat will bring salad.  About 12 people will attend.

 

XI.        Miscellaneous

–Ethan mentioned that PE  is doing an ethnic dance unit and the Muslim girls cannot dance with boys.  This is a difficult situation.  Once the other students see the Muslim girls are not participating the other students come up with excuses for not dancing.

 

–Let Doug know if you have questions you want his students to survey—students, teachers, staff, etc.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.

WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 17 – 21, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 17 – 21, 2014

MUNDANE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. MUNDANE:  common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative;worldly; earthly.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@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 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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 21. Clubs must attend the Executive Student Council meetings every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM for details.

 

WINTER BALL: is Saturday, Nov.22 at Hyatt Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.There will be both dj dancing and karaoke. Free desserts and drinks. Photography by Prestige. Must bring ID with photo at the door. Doors will close at 8:30 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 3 – 7, 2014

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.  For more details, check your School Loop11/21 @ Lunch time RM 154         CSU East Bay

12/4 @ Lunch time RM 154           ACE Mentor Program          If you’re interested in learning more about what it is like to be an engineer, architect, or construction professional, check out this FREE mentorship program.  For details, check School Loop email.

12/17 @ 5:30pm Cafeteria             Financial Aid Workshop for all grade level parents & students.  It will be in Cantonese, English, and Spanish translation.

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs  email.

 

For 10th  11th & 12th:

11/14 @ Lunch time RM 154         CCSF Concurrent Enrollment       Do you want to earn both college AND high school credit at the same time, gain college experience, and be more competitive on your college applications?  If so check out the CCSF concurrent enrollment info.  Current juniors & seniors or sophomores who will have at least 120 credits by spring may enroll in a CCSF courses in this coming spring semester! To sign-up, you must attend this session in order to meet the deadlines!

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 11th & 12th:

11/20 @ lunch time RM 154          If you are looking for a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship in the Construction field or similar trades, come check out this info. session.  The construction field is highly rewarding as well as high in demand in the current economy and it is an awesome opportunity to get some hands-on training.

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check your School Loop email.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th:

11/19 @ 2:30pm RM 104    The Cal Opportunity Scholarship                         It is awarded to high-achieving incoming freshmen who have overcome challenging socio-economic circumstances.

Come work on your college application forms with us!

11/19 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

11/20 @ 2:30pm  RM 104   The last college application support.

12/3 @ 2:30pm  RM 104     CCSF info. session and application support for English speakers

12/4 @ 2:30pm  RM 104     CCSF info. session and application support for ELL speakers

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!!

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

11/14/14

 

 

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

–Marcus mentioned our relationship with Google.  The first commitment is to redo our Wi-Fi.  They will also do an after school program once a week for an hour and a half for 8 weeks.  That will happen 4 times on 4 different topics.  They will pay a teacher 3 extended hours per week.  These will be tech subjects.  Ms. DeGele is the liaison.  Ms. Su will teach the first class.  Google CS is the name.

 

–We have Williams Sonoma with the Circle the Schools program.  Marcus talked about the meeting and said this will be a long-term lasting relationship.  Many of their young associates want to work with our students.

–Our first request is teacher support and morale.  We asked for upgrades on the teacher bathrooms and 257.  We have asked for instruction for teachers in yoga, Pilates, cooking, etc.  We asked for a rooftop lounge.  They also talked about volunteer activities, student mentoring.

–They talked about their activities and some things we might attend.

 

I.          Field Trip Budget Allocations

–Marcus asked who has gone on a field trip so far.  He asked Joseph Taylor to tell about his experience.  He mentioned that he took just his own students and described the field trip process—putting in on the calendar, get parent to sign the document, make arrangements for those students not attending, and then turn in packet to Linda Wade

–Michelle talked about the Health Academy picnic just recently and talked about sub coverage for Lillian Giles afternoon classes.  This came from their funding.  There was also a permit field for use of the facility.

 

–Marcus said the UBC wanted to know about coverage.  For all day field trips a teacher should not have to use their own personal days.  Marcus said in the future department heads must put money in their budgets for field trips.  There will be some funding in the administrator’s funds.

–A sub costs $205.00 per day.

–Joseph said if   a teacher uses a personal day for a field trip and gets injured, they will not be able to collect worker’s comp.

–Michelle felt that department members must get permission for the field trip prior   to requesting funding.  She would like to have protocols and deadlines in place.

–What happens when a teacher is sponsoring club from a different department?  Does the department head have to cover for the field trip?

–Joseph suggested for club field trips the club should raise the funds for the sub.

 

II.         Internet & Social Media Training for Students

–Michelle asked for desires from the group.

–Alicia talked about an activity she had in the AP Spanish class.  Her students were on social media an average of 6 hours for a 24-hour day.

–Kathleen said they learned that employers can go right into a Face Book account, etc.

–Michelle M. asked if we want this training this school year?

–Michelle F. asked if members wanted this in a big presentation, assembly ,etc.  It was suggested to include this with the Day of Code.  G-House and posters were also suggested.  Lisa said we might do this in the bathroom stalls with posters.  There is also a component in the College & Career classes.

–Michelle F. will discuss this with her staff and bring back some ideas.

 

III.       G-House TV

–Lisa did a viewing of this week’s attendance.  3rd and 4th floors had 7 classrooms not showing the program.  1st and 2nd floor had 6 classrooms not showing.  Some needed technical support.  She also said in some classrooms instruction was going on and some students were taking tests.  Other classes do not have the extra time.  The program should be shown both days, as some students (in PE) do not see in on one of the days.

–Bai asked if all students could hear the program.  She responded that this varies.  Some TVs do not turn up to a loud volume.

 

IV.        Language Objectives & Learning Goals

–Marcus said the admin team does 5 informal walk throughs each week.  They are not seeing these objectives and goals.  Please talk to your teachers.

–Marcus asked how the group would like feedback.

 

V.         5th Year Seniors

–Marcus distributed the final document Lauren created.

–Stephen liked the wording on referrals.

 

VI.        Homeroom Discussion Next Step

–Marcus asked how much time does everyone need to get feedback from department members. We will discuss this after Thanksgiving.

 

VII.      Newcomer Pathway Cluster

–Mat mentioned the informal cluster will be the 2nd Wednesday of the month; Department meetings take precedence over this.

 

VIII.     GPAs

–Lisa mentioned what we have looked at so far.  She distributed a document that included ideas from the faculty meeting.

–Lisa referred to Science on the form.  This comes from the various columns in the BSC.  There are clear goals for grading practices and GPA.  She asked everyone to edit and revised their BSC and send it to her by the end of next week.

 

–Doug suggested information on what the data is matching and how it is matching.

Marcus will email his supervisor, Bill Sanderson about our frustrations.

–Marcus also shared this with the SSC this week.  Marcus mentioned looking at partial credit.

 

IX.        Miscellaneous

–Joseph mentioned the changeover from Galileo web and School Loop.  One of Mr. Machtay real likes is the translator function of the Galileo web. School Loop only has a few languages.  We have so many languages here at Galileo.  We need to make sure we have this translation piece with the change.

 

–Alicia wondered about the school newspaper.  She asked when it will come out if we have it?  Marcus said we are getting some support.

 

–Doug talked about his AP stats class—he wants them to do a survey project and present it to faculty.  Please give him questions that his students can use in a randomized survey of students and faculty.  He suggested Homeroom, Common Core, etc.

 

–Doug mentioned the substitute shortage and said this does not fall on the duties of the Department Heads.  Marcus suggested everyone push this with the union to hire more subs.

 

–Lisa asked for district department head extended hours.

–Lisa said we might be moving away from Outlook to Google for the district email.

 

–Bai talked about the ELAC Committee meeting.

 

–Mat asked abut the final exam schedule.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

2014/2015

FALL 2014 FINAL WEEK BELL SCHEDULES

FINAL EXAMS

Monday, December 15, 2014

1° Final Exam                      8:00am     –    10:15am

Break                                     10:15am     –     10:40am

2° Final  Exam                     10:45am    –    1:00pm

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

4° Final Exam                      8:00am     –   10:15am

Break                                     10:15am      –   10:40am

6° Final Exam                      10:45am     –   1:00pm               

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

3° Final Exam                      8:00am     –    10:15am

Break                                     10:15am      –    10:40am

5° Final Exam                      10:45am     –     1:00pm

Thursday, December 18, 2014 (Make-Up Day) & Friday, December 19, 2014 (Last Day of the Fall Semester

1°            8:00am      –      8:40am

2°            8:45am       –      9:25am

3°            9:30am       –      10:10am

4°            10:15am     –      10:55am

Lunch      10:55am    –      11:30am

5°            11:35am     –      12:15pm

6°            12:20pm    –       1:00pm

Weekly Bulletin – November 10 – 14, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 10 – 14, 2014

MORATORIUM

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. MORATORIUM:  A suspension of activity: an authorized period of delay or waiting.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@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 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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 21. Clubs must attend the Executive Student Council meetings every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM for details.

 

WINTER BALL: is Saturday, Nov.22 at Hyatt Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.There will be both dj dancing and karaoke. Free desserts and drinks. Photography by Prestige. Must bring ID with photo at the door. Doors will close at 8:30 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 3 – 7, 2014

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

11/10 @ 10:30, 11:15, & 1:05pm RM 464            The Chinese University of Hong Kong will do 3 short presentations (If you have class at this time and would like to attend this presentation, please ask Ms. S. Chan for a pass.)

11/14 @ Lunch time R11/10 @ 3:15            Library            Reed College

11/14 @ Lunch                     Room 154            Manhattan College

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.  For more details, check your School Loop email.

 

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the

Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

If you’re interested in taking a low cost SAT prep class on campus, please see Ms. S. Chan by 11/14.

For 11th & 12th:

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check your School Loop email.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th:

Come work on your college application forms with us!

11/12 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

11/13 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

The last college application support is on 11/20

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!!

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visit www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – November 4, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

11/4/14

 

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

 

Leadership Team Agenda

 

I.          G-House TV

–Marcus mentioned an anonymous letter he got from a student saying his teacher never turns on G-House TV.  Marcus and administrators will be checking to see if teachers are not letting students view it.

–Marcus suggested talking to your teachers, or at least mentioning this at department meetings.

 

II.         Parking

–Susan said the parking issue was discussed at the Principal/UBC meeting.  The result is that prior to Thanksgiving warnings will be given.  After Thanksgiving we will call DPT to ticket and then perhaps threaten towing.

–Susan said if DPT comes to ticket one car they will ticket all cars in violation.  Cars parked on the ramp would likely get ticketed as well.

–Susan said she and Marcus would put out a joint message.  Concerns or questions should be sent to Marcus.

–Doug asked if there are repeat offenders, and the answer is “Yes.”

–Discussion followed of where to park.

 

III.       Office Depot Invoices

–Mat reminded every body to forward these to Linda Wade a.s.a.p.

 

IV.        Attendance

–Nancy said the online attendance is going well and the district is saying we are doing well.  She showed a graph of how the beginning weeks are going.

–We are now at 6% of the attendance not turned in, but the substitutes could be this part.

–Security will collect the paper attendance for each period from the subs every period.

–Many of our students and their photos are not loaded correctly.  Email Nancy with any problems.

–Bai asked about the incorrect phone numbers for the autodialer, and how to correct them.

–Remind teachers to take attendance during the first 40 minutes of each class.

 

V.         BBC, Learning & Language

–All teachers who have been here 4 years or less have been trained on this and must have this displayed in their classrooms.  Marcus said he is not seeing this.

 

–All teachers must have language and learning objectives posted.

–The learning and language objectives can be combined.

 

VI.        5th Year Students

–Lauren said the district has no policy with teeth.

–She distributed a policy the counseling office has come up with.

–Susan suggested something to say “Meeting Graduation Requirements.”

–Joseph suggested being more specific on the discipline issue.

–Doug suggested that the document should prove that the 5th year will allow them to graduate.  Lauren said they will not be given this opportunity if they would not graduate after the 5th year.

–Discussion followed that they will be here only for as many classes as they need to graduate.

–Susan suggested we clear this form with the legal department for the district.  Marcus thought we should wait on that.

–David felt we should be specific and we could always back down.  Marcus mentioned a situation this year that would make this not work.  Discussion followed.

–Joseph suggested suspensions should be last on the list.  He also mentioned the term “multiple” and maybe remove this word.

 

–Lauren mentioned there are different tiers of 5th year students and she described them.

–Marcus suggested she email this for input and edits.

–Michelle expressed her concerns for raising class sizes.

–Lauren mentioned we have 8 students right now. Susan asked if there are other alternatives for these students.

 

VII.      Homeroom

–Marcus said this topic was brought up at the Union meeting last week.

–Susan said what they are asking for now is “what would it take to make homeroom successful?”

–There is now impact on the 4th period teachers, as we have no homeroom.

–Alicia mentioned an issue with Latino students not being reached for SATs, etc.  Having a homeroom that is grade related is an easy way to reach the students.  She said these types of issues make homeroom valuable.

–A vote of the group said we should continue this discussion.  David suggested having a preliminary discussion today.

–Kathleen said her students really liked homeroom and they like relating to others with limited language skills.

–Kathleen also said that her department thought that all the teachers should vote on this.

–English teachers now have school-wide distributions.

–Lisa suggested listing all the school needs for homeroom and then do an investigation of what other schools do.

–David said for those who watch G-House TV, it is sort of a break.  He thought that certain groups could be pulled out during the last minutes of 3rd and 4th periods.

–Joseph said it is difficult to build bonds and community with losing homeroom.  He mentioned the Song and Yell, class assemblies, etc.

–Doug said one problem is getting students to go to homeroom.  Some teachers do a good job with homeroom or G-House TV and others do not.  Perhaps we need to get everyone on board and train them.

–Marcus said he likes Lisa’s ideas of what we used homeroom for.

Class assemblies, Song and Yell, Graduation, surveys, elections, senior field trip forms, testing organization, grade level meetings, lunch forms, emergency cards, G-House TV, class schedule distributions, assemblies, counselor visits to classrooms, ASB visits and elections, Poles.

Negative—contractual requirements and obligations, attendance, no consequences for cutting, students going to wrong rooms (teacher accountability).

–Consequences for not attending should affect athletes, dance attendance, etc.

–Joseph felt we should talk to our department members as no department heads have had homerooms in years.

–Marcus suggested the administration and department heads could patrol the halls, but this is a contractual issue.

 

VIII.     Miscellaneous

–Next week’s meeting will be on another day as Tuesday is a holiday.

–Alicia discussed filming of teachers by students without permission.  She asked for the rules.  What is the issue of being “watched”?  What can happen to students if they misuse the information they get with filming faculty and staff?

–Susan said the district has policies about this.  She suggested everyone should read the student handbook.  Students want rules.  We need to be consistent.

 

–Kathleen said her students use their cell phones, both the ELD and the Hospitality students to learn proper communication skills.

–Joseph said no one is allowed to film an individual without their permission.

–David said students feel their phones are a part of their bodies now.  We need to educate them on how to properly use their cell phones.

–Michelle Fortunado said she might be able to provide some information.  Marcus said it would be very useful.

 

–Michelle Moffett talked about security aides listening outside the classrooms.  She felt they should just come in and let the teacher know they are there.  There is an issue of the walkie-talkies going off in the class.

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.