Weekly Bulletin – March 16 – 20, 2015


Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 16 – 20, 2015




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!


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.




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.


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F