Weekly Bulletin – March 23 – 27, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 23-27, 2015

SAVORY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SAVORY:  pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.

**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!

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.

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 Class Officer petitions is 4pm March 16. Get involved and we will see you soon!

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!

 

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.

 

CLASS OFFICE ELECTION: ​Class election will be Thursday, April 16 during period 4.

 

STUDENT TALENTS ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 27 during a double period 4.

 

SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

4/4 8:30-12pm @ International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto.              This is a fun and FREE event for teens.  Students get to hear inventors in the tech. world and a chance to collaborate and create new items.  To RSVP: TeenTechSF-ISTP.eventbrite.com

4/4 10am-2pm @ California Academy of Sciences         Beatmaking with Nature       Use technology skills to explore ways of combining technology & the natural world.  $35 for members & $40 for non-members.  RSVP: www.calacademy.org/playshops

4/11 10am-2pm @ Moscone Center-South on 747 Howard St., SF      If you’re a SF youth aged 16-24, you can attend this fair to help you get more job-ready, practice interviewing and review your resume.  You can also interview for a real job!  Don’t forget to bring your resume and dress to impress for the event!

To register: 2015sfsummerjobs.eventbrite.com or email sfsj@uwba.org for questions.

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 11th:

If you have minimal 3.8 GPA, fulfil a-g requirement, and is interested in applying to Fresno State University, nominate yourself for the Smittcamp Family Honors College Scholarship.  Talk to or email to Ms. S. Chan.  Nominate yourself by 3/25.

For 11th & 12th:

If you want to take classes at CCSF this summer, please either email or ask Ms. S. Chan for info.

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:

4/6 6pm-8pm @ College of San Mateo     This is a free event open to HS seniors and parents to learn about transfer programs, financial aid, career and academic programs.  It’ll be in the College Center Building 10, 2nd Fl.

If you think you still want to apply for CCSF as an alternate college choice, please check details in School Loop or talk to Ms. S. Chan as soon as possible.

If you have been accepted to a UC and plan to enroll, please look out for the Writing Placement Exam info. in your School Loop email.

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

Golden Gate Section scholarship for young women intended to major in engineering or computer science ($10,000).  Due date 3/27. For more details: https://ggs.swe.org/scholarship

HENAAC Scholarship ($500-$1,000) for Hispanic student with a minimal 3.0 or higher GPA who demonstrate leadership through community

engagement and must be science, math, technology, or engineering majors.  Apply by 3/30.  https://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship ($500): Minimal GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit answers to the essay questions.  Due date 3/30.  To apply: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9919/odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_scholarship.php

TASF (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund) ($2,500) If you’re a U.S. Citizen and direct blood descendent of a Taiwanese citizen, plan to attend a University or College, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have  a household income at or below the Federal/State/County low income level, and must show 2013 or 2014 tax return.  Due date 3/31.  To apply: https://tascholarshipfund.org/

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program ($2,000) If you plan to attend a CSU or California Community College, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have a household income at or below California State low income level, must show 2013 or 2014 tax return.  Due date 3/31. To apply: https://apcf.org/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship: you need two official high school or college transcripts sealed, two page, double spaced typed essay on “How will a college education benefit me”, three current letters of recommendation from a high school advisor and two from sources other than relatives, description of family circumstances and a recent and clear photograph.  Due date 3/31.  To apply: pick up an application from the College & Career Center.

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List for more scholarships 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.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 16 – 20, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 16 – 20, 2015

SANCTION

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SANCTION: authoritative permission or approval, as for an action;to authorize, approve, or allow.

**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!

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.

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 Class Officer petitions is 4pm March 23. Get involved and we will see you soon!

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!

 

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: 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.

 

STUDENT TALENTS ASSEMBLY is Friday, March 27 during a double period 4.

 

SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

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:

3/16 @ 12:20pm in room 154         Paid Summer Internships from Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) You can test drive a career in transportation this summer with a paid internship. The MTC is sponsoring 4 summer jobs in San Francisco for local high school youth who will be at least 16 years of age by June 18, 2015.  The purpose of the program is to:

•help students understand the role of the transportation agencies in the community, county and region;

•provide skill-building opportunities during all phases of the program; and

•provide transportation agency staff, such as transit agency planners or traffic engineers at city and county public works departments, with assistance on entry-level tasks.

The internships pay $12.25 per hour and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 22, 2015.

For more details, come to the information session or check out the work site and job descriptions on the MTC website at: https://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school/

3/18 @ 11:45am in room 154         Round Table Pizza has part time job opportunity for $11.05 per hour.

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 10th &11th:

3/21 @ 8:30am-1:00pm @  Mills College             Be Bold: Lead Your College Journey This is a special program designed for high school sophomore and junior girls to learn and gather information about navigating the college application process.  Planned activities include sessions on how to finance a college education, writing a personal statement, how to prepare for an admissions interview and preparing an extracurricular activities resume.  A campus guided tour is included.  RSVP: https://admissions.mills.edu/register/BeBold2015

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:

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

Strides for Life Scholarship           (2-$1500 each) due on 3/20. For more details: http://stridesforlife.org/

Golden Gate Section scholarship for young women intended to major in engineering or computer science ($10,000).  For more details: https://ggs.swe.org/scholarship

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.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Leadership Team/Department Head Meeting Minutes – March 10, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

3/10/15

 

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

 

I.  “For Profit” Nominations

–Lauren distributed information on an organization that she felt was not represented correctly.  These letters go home and she is concerned that students go through the process.  The organization puts one of our teacher’s names on the letter.  Please let your teachers know about these unauthorized letters.  This program costs the student $2,000 – $3,000.

 

II.  Teacher/Department Budget Priorities

–Kathleen said her department programs were cut $4,000.  Priorities are tutoring program and class sizes.  She also mentioned a possible 7th period study hall.  Parents were in favor of that.

 

–Stephen Jackson talked about improving classrooms—like smart board in Room 362—from the school budget, not spec. Ed. budget.

 

Alan—Library—keep a full time librarian.

 

Mat – Social Studies—would like status quo.

VAPA—Joseph—restore dance, drama, and band.  He wonders about the fact that we have a little more money this year but lots of items on the chopping block.

 

–Mark B.—sees his position at risk.

 

–Alicia—World Languages—full time librarian, elective in World Languages. Community building school spirit or money to have activities that will build community spirit.  Offering sign language.  They would like a functioning language lab.

 

–Math—Doug said they would like to keep the same number of sections, class sizes as they are now.  Math would like to add an additional prep for another teacher to teach AP Stats.

 

–Science—for David—retain staff school-wide; maintain current class size, larger science budget for operating labs, safety issues maintained.

 

English—Michelle–# 1 maintain class size we have and slightly lower class sizes in 10th grade regular English.  This is where they have the bulk of D’s and F’s.  #2 priority is to retain the Librarian.  #3 Add electives that are humanity based.  Maintain current budget.

–Lauren for AVID.  3 years ago the program took a 40% cut.  Slowly get back to that point.

 

–Lauren said for Counseling the EL position is necessary.

–Susan said Wellness is not part of the Galileo budget.

 

–Ethan for PE is class size.  Maintain what we have now.

 

Michelle asked why we would add a Science teacher if a current teacher could teach Biotech.  This would cost $92,000 and we only have a $70,000 surplus.  Why is this a priority?

–Michelle about AVID.

–Doug asked what was the rational for the cut list to be generated.

–Alicia said she hated to see electives gone.  These make schools attractive to both students and parents.

–Marc talked about district paying for his benefits and fundraising for his salary.  He talked about what goes on behind the scenes with the academies and pathways.  There is a need for his position.

–Joseph agrees with Doug and Michelle as to why some of these cuts are being discussed.  He mentioned Eugene Wing with Leadership, Karin Lau with the budget, Librarian is necessary, Journalism and Yearbook help to build community and we should not cut them.  He advocates the PTSA position for increased use of School Loop.  More CPT should be planned for this.

 

–Mat said we should preserve programs and not add programs.

–Alan echoed what has been said.

–Stephen J. echoed Alicia.  Electives are important to the school culture.  We need to make sure there are very good educational opportunities beyond the basics.

–Kathleen mentioned the EL Coordinator prep.  She mentioned the many ELD cuts with new ELD students coming in.  ELD class sizes are larger this year. The Newcomer Counselor should be in the Counseling Office.  This should be separate from Parent Liaison.

–Susan talked about School Loop and what the PTSA says.  It is not a budgetary issue.  She agrees with the needs of electives. She supports a full time Librarian.

–She talked about the Parent Liaison and what they do in other schools.  Now this is with a counselor.  She talked about the Intervention Specialist.

–Lauren asked about the Leadership Class.  Eugene Wing had an ASB Prep, now he has an ASB class.  To manage the students without the prep or the class, it would be hard to make all the arrangements.

 

–Ethan said we have tough decisions down the line.  We might look at alternatives, rather than eliminating programs.  We can look at these programs that have been around a long time and add to the culture.

–Lisa said she thinks the list comes from the past few years.

–Nancy said these are just possibilities and not all of the items will be cut.  She encouraged everyone to attend tomorrow’s SSC Community meeting.  It will be held in the library after school.

 

–Michelle mentioned that many feel the need to have more electives.  We should look at electives we have and what could appeal to more students.  Maybe some can be clubs or after school classes.

–Susan mentioned the importance of electives.  We need a Library and choices for students.

 

III.  Miscellaneous

–Susan mentioned the trip tomorrow to ”The Princess Project.”  Susan can take up to 70 girls.  Please let her know if you know of students who would like to go along.  Priorities should be seniors but other grades can attend.

 

–Lisa mentioned the change in the yearly calendar.  The talent show is March 27, not March 20th.  It will be a double 4th period schedule.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:05pm.

 

 

WEEKLY BULLETIN – MARCH 9 – 13, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 9 – 13, 2015

RAMPANT

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. RAMPANT:  violent in action or spirit; raging; furious; growing luxuriantly, as weeds.

**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!

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.

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 Class Officer petitions is 4pm March 16. Get involved and we will see you soon!

 

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 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.

 

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: 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.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

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 9th:

 

3/12 @ 11:45am RM 154    Minds Matter             This is a free mentorship program for 9th students.  Free support for summer college programs, PSAT/SAT preparation, writing & critical thinking seminars and college application & financial aid guidance.  Come to the short presentation for more details or visit www.mindsmattersf.org

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:

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.

to Bettie, Tina, Sandy, henry, Cathy, counselors, Vicki, Danielle, Kristopher, Michael, Jeffrey, Tachelle

For 9th,  10th, 11th & 12th:

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 9th:

3/12 @ 11:45am RM 154    Minds Matter             This is a free mentorship program for 9th students.  Free support for summer college programs, PSAT/SAT preparation, writing & critical thinking seminars and college application & financial aid guidance.  Come to the short presentation for more details or visit www.mindsmattersf.org
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:

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:

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Scholarship is due on 3/14.

The Italian Catholic Scholarship and the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund for students of Southeast Ancestry is due on 3/15.

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.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – March 3, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

3/3/15

 

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

 

I.          Debrief about today’s Emergency Evacuation Drill

–We had many subs today and they evacuated but did not know the directions.  We need to get a cheat sheet for evacuations for our daily subs.

–We may need an announcement along with the fire alarm.  Marcus said no matter what evacuate.

–Stephen Jackson asked about the evacuation routes.  Nancy said she feels that some classes have changed routes and the bottlenecks seem less for his evacuation route.

–Susan suggested a half sheet for subs to tell them what to do.  She suggested using all staff, like paras, secretaries and even the accountant on Tuesdays.

–David mentioned different class periods will have different amounts of traffic as we cross the street.

–Marcus saw 2 things—we need to make individual evacuation plans for students in wheel chairs and we need to learn how to use the evacuation chairs.  This should be for every student for every period.

–Lisa mentioned no one would have known where Tammy was and how to evacuate her.  She also suggested bright yellow vests along with the stop signs for those faculty being crossing guards.

–Lauren felt it was very messy on the field.  She said in an actual emergency it would be hard to take attendance.  The students were not getting in lines.  With online attendance it is difficulty to take attendance on the field.

–Stephen Jackson mentioned he and Nurse Kitchell are still in charge of food water and blankets.  They have no idea how much to get.  Marcus asked JROTC to put that plan together.

–Nancy asked who would pay for all these supplies.  How much water?  Portable toilets would be necessary.

–Stephen Emmi mentioned he is part of the field command center but he is not sure what he is supposed to do.  It is important for teachers to go with their students to their assigned line.

–Susan Kitchell said teachers on prep showed up at the command center and helped.  This should be handled at the first PD of the school year.

–Joseph said for attendance on the field—every teacher should have a copy of the class roster and keep it with their emergency supplies then they will have a hard copy.

 

II.         EL Students’ CELDT Scores

–Kathleen handed out all the CELDT scores for each department.  Kathleen explained the components of the form.

 

III.       EWI Students

–Marcus said the EWI stands for Early Warning Indicators—identified in middle school with 2 issues—attendance and grades.  3 principals—Balboa, Washington and Galileo are meeting to figure out what we are doing as a school and what we need to do to improve.

–GW has retained 45% of 9th graders who have made it to the 11th grade.  Gal—44% and Balboa statistic was not presented.

–We have gathered these students to talk with them about what is working for them.  They did a videotape and we will see the video at our next meeting.  He distributed a list of the students and this also indicates which students were in the interview.  These students are the success stories and we want to learn from them.  He talked about the questions they put to the students.  Marcus said it was a very good conversation.

–A unifying theme was to be a more serious student in the 9th grade.  Attendance should have been better.  Family structure is important.  They were asked if they have a positive relationship with one adult in the building and most of them said they did.

–Susan asked what are we doing about the parents and how they value/not value higher education.

–Joseph suggested we pay these students to go to class, via a raffle.  Money talks.

–All the students learned to be resiliency.

 

IV.  Budget/ School Wide Priorities

–Michelle M. asked if we are shifting priorities?  Marcus asked everyone to go back to their departments to ask how the members feel.  He distributed a list of priorities.

–Nancy said we have our SSC Summit on Saturday and we will be discussing this item.

–Marcus said we can improve on CAHSEE.  We should do more next year on this.

–Susan said she would like to do better on Free and Reduced Lunch to capture the students who need to eat.  She also suggested Grab and Go 2 around 10:00am.  She also said we need some incentive to have the students turn in the forms.  She also mentioned that often students come to her for food.

–Kathleen said “Off the Grid” does fundraisers, but this can only be for adults.

–Susan asked about the giant food machine in the hallway by 150.  It is too large for students to pass in an emergency.

 

–Michelle asked about how the forms from the district were processed and distributed this year.  Susan asked if new students could fill out the form when they enroll, but the forms are not ready at that time.

 

–Susan asked what the $80,000 extra in our budget means.  Marcus said we are in the beginning stages of planning.

–David asked about some things we lost from last year.  Marcus mentioned we lost an Attendance Office.   ELAC wanted a study skills class during a 7th period.  Marcus said we are working on that right now.

 

–Lisa talked about request from the PTSA, on Phone System, Web Site, Communication, etc.  We will have to designate some funds to someone to update our web site.

 

–Marcus asked everyone to check with their departments for their thoughts and ideas.

 

V.         Miscellaneous

–Susan said next week she is taking 70 girls to the Princess Project to shop for Prom dresses.  Each girl will have a personal shopper who helps her.  They get a free dress and one accessory.

–Joseph said next year’s Prom will be at the Intercontinental Hotel on April 23, 2016.  He also asked for chaperones for the Boat Dance on March 14, 2015.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.