Weekly Bulletin – April 13 – 17, 2015



Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 13 – 17, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TENUOUS: lacking in clarity; vague: lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak; of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial.

**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


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.


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


SENIOR vs TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME is this Thursday, April 16 in the Van Ness gym during lunch time.


CLASS ELECTION is this Thursday, April 16 during period 4. Election committee officers will distribute ballots for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.


CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is this Friday night, April 17 in the auditorium. Tickets are sold at the door.


ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, May 1 in the courtyard during lunch time. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit.

MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY: is scheduled on Friday, May 1 at the George White’s Athletic Field


SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.




For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

4/18 9am-4pm @ UC Berkeley      This is the annual open house: see labs, classrooms, libraries and research museums.  Talk to faculty and student music & dance performances, guided tours, student organizations.  Free admission to the UC Botanical Garden and Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.  Newly admitted students will receive invitations to Cal Day.  A complete schedule of activities can be found at calday.berkeley.edu

5/17 9am-5pm @ Stanford University in Palo Alto                    If you’re 15 years old, interested in veterinary school or working with animals, check out this FREE event with lunch.  Hear talks from veterinarians in various careers, talk to current veterinary students & alumni from different veterinary schools.  Learn about ways to volunteer locally and get valuable experience caring for animals.

Pre-registration is required and deadline is 5/16 (or when enrollment is maxed): www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/prevetexpo

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 & 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:

4/16 2:15pm-3pm @ RM 555         Seniors, if you still want to apply for 4 year colleges and be able to find out in 3 weeks if you’re accepted, then this is the workshop for you.

4/16 2pm – 6 pm @ CCSF/Chinatown North Beach Center on 808 Kearny, Room 104   Get Fee Waivers for CCSF Summer Classes & Plan your CCSF Class Schedule

• Bring 2013 Tax Returns to waive fees for City Bridge Classes & other summer courses

• Bring 2014 Tax Returns if you also need to apply for 2015-2016 FAFSA

• Bring your CCSF Red Folder to plan your summer or fall classes at CCSF

• Be sure you know your SSN and CCSF Student ID number

• Information available for undocumented or Dream Act students

• RSVP 415-395-8611

Parents are welcome!


4/24 FRISCO Day    This is a district wide college transitional support day.  Students who plan to attend military, work full time, attend a community college, or really haven’t decided on what to do after high school will be going to CCSF all day.  If you have not picked up a field trip permission form or returned a signed one, please pick up one from or return it to the College & Career Center ASAP.  If you plan to attend a 4 year college, you will stay on campus and we will have more details for you later.

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

SPLAWN Scholarship        $1,000 for HS senior, CA resident, Demonstrated financial need, 2.6 minimum GPA, Employment or community service.  Apply by 4/15/15 www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship

AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Program          $2,000 for High school seniors who are citizens or permanent residents, Must enroll at  a post-secondary institution, Must read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay” about automatic fire sprinklers, Take a 10 question open book multiple choice online test.  Apply by 4/15/2015.


Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship        10-$1000 for HS Senior, Chinese ancestry min. ¼, Min cumulative GPA 3.0, Community Involvement, Must meet financial criteria; 3 ppl: 65K 4:72K 5:78K etc.  Apply by 4/21/2015.  Get application from the College and Career Center.

ABC7 Top Scholars $1,000 to seven local graduating seniors           with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Each school can nominate up to 4 students, Must be a SF resident, Students will be profiled in stories featured in ABC7 Newscasts as well as a half hour program, Must be willing to be interviewed for television.  Must be nominated by Principal. If interested, talk to Ms. Chan in the College and Career Center.  Nominate by 4/22/2015. https://abc7news.com/education/abc7-top-scholars-program-information/25733/

“I Can Afford College” financial aid awareness campaign/scholarship: 30 seconds to College sweepstakes $250-$1,000 or a brand new car   , Make your own version of the “Make it Now” video/advertisement.  Apply by 4/24/2015. https://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/?dmu=1425672186176

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 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