Weekly Bulletin – April 6 – 10, 2015

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 6 – 10, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SERENE: calm, peaceful or tranquil;  unruffled; clear; fair.

**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.

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.

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


SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.




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 9th:

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.  Application deadline is 4/11.  For more details or to apply, visit www.mindsmattersf.org

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.

4/9 2:15pm @ RM 555        Are you confused with how much money each college is giving you?  Bring a copy of all your financial aid award letters to this workshop and we will teach you how to understand and compare them.


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 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