Weekly Bulletin – February 2 – 6, 2015


Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 2 – 6, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. PHILANTHROPIST:  A person who has altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.

**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


SUMMERFUNd has information about many programs including

  • for 10th graders, PITCH, a program at UCSF to learn about health careers

  • for all grades, COSMOS, the state science and math program at UCSD, UCI, UCSC & UCD where students can study subjects as varied as

                      Intro to Engineering Mechanics

                       Video Games:  The Design of Fun from Concept to Code

                       Number theory and Discrete Math

                       Biodiesel from Renewable Sources

                       When Disaster Strikes:  Earthquake Engineering

  • for all grades, private summer school at Northfield Mt. Hermon in Massachusetts

  • for 10th but primarily 11th graders, Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a free 4-week residential med program for 24 low-income students (Gal has had five boys selected over the years but NO girls)


All of these programs have full scholarships or are free.  SUMMERFUNd knows the ins and outs of applications and has contacts at each of these programs.

Please urge your students to fill out SUMMERFUNd’s orange interest form and then frequently visit 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for help finding a program and completing paperwork.


Also, current students, alums and Ms. Kornblith are available to make short presentations in your classes!


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.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.


Petition for ASB & Class Office 2015-2016:

Do you wish to become a student officer, participate in various student activities, community services and gain leadership skills? The Student Government welcomes all Galileo Student to become active and contributive to the Galileo Community. Election information is posted outside the ASB Store 150 where you could also pick up a petition. Deadline to turn in ASB Petitions to ASB Office 150 is 4pm, March 2 and 4pm March 16 for class petitions. Get involved and we will see you soon!



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


SUMMERFUNd: Does summer seem far in the future?  Well, applications for many summer programs are now available…and for some, deadlines are approaching.  Fill out the orange SUMMERFUNd interest form that’s in the plastic folder

outside the office, 458A.  Learn about COSMOS that offers science and math programs at four UC campuses.  The topics go way beyond your high school courses.  There are even full scholarships.  Deadline:  February 20.  Learn about the 4-week Stanford Medical Youth Science Program that is FREE but selective.  Deadline:  February 15.   Other opportunities include outdoor wilderness, writing, art, filmmaking, music, business, screenwriting, marine science, nanotechnology and language immersion programs!  Stop in at SUMMERFUNd office, Room 458A, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons!


NOMINATIONS FOR TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR: will this Thursday, Feb. 5 during period 4.


BOAT DANCE: is Saturday night, March 14. Tickets will begin on sale for Valentine special starting Feb. 9.


SENIOR PANORAMA PICTURE: is Thursday, March 12 at the end of period 4 at the football field bleachers.





For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

2/7 10am-4pm           Oakland         Youth for the Environment & Sustainability Conference                    This is a free regional forum that brings students to learn about issues like increasing healthy transportation options, addressing air pollution and encouraging youth-led climate change solutions.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.  To register: www.sparetheairyouth.org/2015yesconference/

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

Summer programs are highly valued by college.  If you’re interested in applying for fun and educational summer programs, please check out the list posted on the wall outside of room 255, or on School Loop, or the list on the College & Career website.

For 10th & 11th:

Young women: if you are interested in computer science related education, Girls Who Code is a FREE 7 week course for you.  It also includes trips to top tech companies & mentorship from amazing women in the industry.  Application deadline is 2/5.  For more info., please see Ms. S. Chan or your counselor.


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.

For 11th & 12th:

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

For 12th:

2/5 @ 8:00AM  CCSF Placement Exams for seniors who have applied to CCSF

Must bring your CCSF student ID number and Galileo student ID card

English speakers please go to the Cafeteria

ELL speakers please go to the Library

If you still want to sign up please see Ms. S. Chan by 2/2.

2/5 @ 11:45AM         RM 154          The selected Uaspire students will meet with Michael; If you have been selected for this program, you would have received an email from him.

If you intend to enroll at a CSU campus, please take the placement exams ASAP.  For the CSU Math and English placement exams schedule, location, and sample questions, please check your School Loop email.

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


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F