Weekly Bulletin – April 20 – 24, 2015


Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 20 – 24, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TRANSCEND:  to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.

**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.


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:

4/25 9am-4pm @ AT&T Park         Education Revolution 2015              Workshops for parents & educators on a range of learning differences, and strategies and technologies to support them.  There will be exhibits and student activities.

4/25 8am-4pm @ Wellesley College          Junior Open Campus           Wellesley College is a liberal arts college for women.  Attend a sample class, explore campus, meet current students, have lunch, participate in parent & student sessions on the college application process, essay writing, financial aid & more.  For more info.: www.wellesley.edu/admission/joc

4/26 9:30am-5pm @ California Academy of Sciences               Science Game Jam

A FREE event for teens ages 13-18; lunch & snacks provided.  Connect with Bay Area game developers, work with Academy scientists & other experts, explore science & game design with 50 other Bay Area teens, collaborate with gaming professionals to prototype your game, compete with your team to win first prize and no experience required.  RSVP: www.calacademy.org/youthprograms.  For questions, contact Christine Wilkinson: CWilkinson@calacademy.org


5/2 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Cow Palace in Daly City              NACAC Fair              This is the biggest annual national college fair in the country for 9th to 11th grade students & parents.  A variety of colleges from different parts of the country as well as from Europe will have tables with information.  There will also be helpful college admission related workshops in English.  Please register: www.gotomyncf.com  Print a copy of your barcode ID and bring it to the fair.  For details: www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/springncf

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:

4/22 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555             College Transition Workshop for Senior Ambassadors

Come learn about what you can do to make your colleges years more successful!

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 and have submitted a field trip form, will be going to CCSF all day.  The deadline to submit the form was on 4/14.  Please meet in the auditorium at 8:30am on 4/25.

If you plan to attend a 4 year college, you will stay on campus.  Please go to the auditorium for an assembly.  There will also be a fun fair at lunch time.  You can win fantastic prizes!

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.

Scholarships you can apply to:

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

Scholarship for SFUSD Filipino-American ($200-$500): Weighted GPA of 3.0 or above, SFUSD high school senior graduating in May 2015, Submit essay: “My Filipino Family Values My Education”, Letter of recommendation from a teacher.  Apply by 4/23/2015.

Come to the College and Career Center to pick up an application.

Richard Darrington Scholarship ($500): Official transcript: Written essay by 4/29/2015.

Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Kent Mitchell Educational Grant ($5000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Norma Mitchell Hardy Grant ($1,500): GPA between 2.2 and 2.5, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application


James E. Ballard Education Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Joan-Marie Shelley Educational Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

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 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