Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 2 – 6, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. QUELL: to suppress; put an end to; extinguish; to vanquish; subdue; to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.):

**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.   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!


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.


SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL: will be Friday, March 13 in the courtyard during lunch time.


TEACHER AND STAFF OF THE YEAR election is rescheduled to Thursday, March 5 during period 4.


TEACHERS/STAFF VS SENIORS VOLLEYBALL GAME is rescheduled to Thursday, April 9 in the Van Ness gym during lunch time.


TEACHERS/STAFF VS SENIORS BASKETBALL GAME is Thursday, March 26 in the Van Ness gym during lunch time.


ASB OFFICE ELECTION PETITIONS are due Monday, March 2 in the ASB office by 4:00 PM. ASB election will be Thursday, March 19 during period 4.


CLASS OFFICE ELECTION PETITIONS are due Monday, March 16 in the ASB office by 4:00 PM. ​Class election will be Thursday, April 16 during period 4.


SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL is Friday, March 13 during lunch time.


STUDENT TALENTS ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 20 during a double period 4.


SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.




For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

3/7 @ 10am-2pm      Balboa High School                       STEM College & Career Fair: Fun science related demonstrations, activities, hands-on workshops, and a variety of other presentations.  For more details: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaTeenScience/events

If you’re interested in learning more about the architecture profession, attend the FREE lecture series in Feb. and March.  For more details: cca.edu/calendar

PAGE for Teens is a non-profit dedicated to helping high school students plan for their careers and futures. They coordinate shadow sessions where teens go to a professional’s workplace and get Professional Advice, Guidance, and Exposure (PAGE) about different careers, and also have the great experience of seeing what it is like to be in a cool work environment.  For details or to sign up: https://www.pageforteens.org/

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering or internship, check School Loop, or 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 or see Ms. K. in room 458A on Tues. & Fri. afternoon.

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:

3/5 @ 2:15pm           RM 555          Last chance to pick up your PSAT score report

Juniors: Interested in going on a SoCal College Tour during spring break? AACE is bringing 11th grade students to go on a FREE week-long trip to beautiful Southern California to visit colleges, such as: UCLA, CSUN, Cal Poly SLO, USC, and more! Pick up an application from Vicki in room 258E. Application deadline is March 5th at 5:00pm.

For 11th & 12th:

The “Doctors On Board Program” is an innovative and exciting opportunity for African American/Black students who are interested in becoming physicians or pharmacists to experience a snapshot of what it takes to become a physician or pharmacist.

Students will have an opportunity to explore various facets of medicine and receive information about medical school preparation.  This FREE event is on 3/21.  Please apply by 3/13 by 5pm:  https://pmfmd.com/doctors-on-board/

The Community Health Ambassadors Program is a new program aimed to empower African American youth by training them to serve as ambassadors of health and wellness and will be connected with a physician mentor who will assist them in preparing to apply for medical school.  This program is for 12 sessions over 6 weeks (mostly on weekends) starting in late April.  You will learn to present a health topic at a community site.  Application deadline is 3/13 @ 5pm.  For details: www.pmfmd.com

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:

3/2 is the priority deadline for FAFSA.  If you need help completing this form, please come by the College & Career Center.  It will be helpful if you bring a copy of the most recent income tax return.

3/5 @ 11:45am         RM 154          If you have applied to Sac. State, please come and learn about what the next steps are.

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  If you need support, come by the College & Career Center.

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.

If you have been awarded with any scholarship, please be sure to print or Xerox a copy of the award letter and give it to Michael in room 258F.  This information will be included in the graduation pamphlet.


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F