Weekly Bulletin – April 27 – May 1, 2015


Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 27 – May 1, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TIRADE: a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a long, vehement speech.

**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.


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 1st in the Auditorium during a double 4th period.


SENIOR BREAKFAST: is Friday, May 22 in the cafeteria at 8:30 AM.


CAPS AND GOWNS; will be delivered on Thursday, May 21 in the auditorium at 10:00 AM.


GRADUATION: at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wed., May 27 at 1:00 PM.




For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

5/1 12:20pm-1pm @ RM 154         UC Riverside                        Come learn about the admission requirements, programs and campus life at UC Riverside.

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

5/2 10am-2:30pm @ the California Academy of Sciences       3D Design for Outer Space            Use technology skills to explore ways of combining technology & the natural world.  $35 for members & $40 for non-member


5/3 5pm-7pm @ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP on 1 Market St., Spear St. Tower in SF

Discover St. John’s College          This is a famous college that teaches the Great Books.  They have campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, MD.  To RSVP: call 800-331-5232 or go to www.sjc.edu and go to “visit”.

5/3 7pm-8pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center       Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford         These 5 universities will share updates on their admission and financial aid with parents & students.  To RSVP: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

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:

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

For 12th:

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:

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.

Lift a Sista Up scholarship ($750) : Identify as a female, Graduating high school senior, 2.8 minimum GPA, Overcame adversity, Passionate about female equality.  Apply by 5/1/2015.  https://lasuscholarship.weebly.com/  (415)206-9995

Vietnamese Academic Excellence Awards ($1,000): Vietnamese descent/heritage, Graduating senior who will begin their first year of college in fall of 2015, 3.5 GPA or higher, Attend a school within the acrea codes, Submit parents’ tax return for financial need scholarship, The other scholarship is will only look at academic achievement.  Apply by 5/1/2015.  https://www.aucocenter.org/home/index.php or auco@aucocenter.org


Please be sure to check the Scholarship List for more scholarships and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  Check out the list on the College & Career website or on School Loop, or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling 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