Weekly Bulletin – September 21 – 25, 2015



Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 21 – 25, 2015





WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ARTICULATE:using language easily and fluently; having facility with words;  and precise in relation to other parts:

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. 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 $25–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 in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00 with a current ASB card sticker.


ASB store in room 150 is open during lunch time and after school selling Galileo sweatshirts, planners, lanyards, poms poms, mugs, healthy snacks, & beverages. We sell also ASB card stickers @ $5 to be used for discounts for dances, yearbook, and store items.


For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

9/21 @ 12:20pm @ 104: California College of the Arts: this is a local private arts college with a campus in Berkeley and in SF.  They have a variety of art majors.

9/21 @ 3:15pm @ 104: New York University: a private, selective and competitive university in New York, NY with many campuses internationally.  Known for film, performing arts and many other majors.

9/22 @ 6:30pm @ De La Salle HS on 1130 Winton Dr., Concord: University of Notre Dame: This is a large Catholic research university in Indiana.  It’s a well-respected and selective university.   Information session for parents, students, and counselors.  For more details: admissions.nd.edu/ndontheroad

9/23 @ 11:45am @104: UC Riverside: Still considered as a large UC campus and known for medical school acceptance rate with many other major choices.   

9/24 @ 11:45am @104: Dominican University: A small liberal arts college just across the Golden Gate Bridge.  It’s well known for nursing and education; but it has a wide range of majors.

9/24 @ 2:30-4:30pm @104: Wishbone Application Workshop:  A non-profit program can help fund your dream summer program, whether it be studying at a particular college, traveling abroad, or backpacking with a wilderness program. Come work on the application today.

9/24 @ 7pm @ Urban School of San Francisco, 1563 Page St, San Francisco: Dartmouth College: This is a well-respected and competitive medium size college in New Hampshire.  To RSVP for this free informational session:http://dartgo.org/ontheroad

9/24 @ 7pm @ The French-American International School on 150 Oak St. SF: Georgetown University: One of the country’s top Jesuit colleges in DC.  Known for international relations and many other majors.  To RSVP:http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/visiting/your-area/us-cities

9/25 @ 12:20pm @104: SF State University: The closest CA State University you can apply to.  There is a wide range of majors.

9/25 @ 3:15pm @104: University of the Pacific: A private and small college located in Stockton, CA, known for pharmacy and pre dental majors.  If you don’t graduate in 4 years, it’s tuition free for the 5th year.

For 9th & 10th:

JCYC Upward Bound is a college access program that provides year-round programming designed to help students find and maintain success in high school while learning about college application and financial aid processes.  Some program highlights include a six-week summer program where students get to live in college dorms as well as an annual trip to southern California to visit colleges like UCLA and USC.  For any motivated 9th and 10th graders interested learning more about the program, please drop by the Advisor Hub in room 209 on Mondays and Wednesdays and talk to Jeff Smith.


For 11th:

Since SAT will have a new scoring system starting with your class, counselors recommend that you try the ACT test instead.  Therefore, we will be offering a full-length ACT practice test for $5 on 10/17 from 8:30-1pm at Galileo.  If you want to take this test, please register on www.compassprep.com/galileoACT or call 415-464-8600 for details or speak to your counselor, advisor, or college and career counselor about this one time only opportunity.  Registration deadline is 10/14.

If you want to take the PSAT on 10/14 from 8am-12:35pm on campus, please sign up with Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center in room 258.  The score for this test can help you enter the National Merritt Scholarship.   We only have 100 seats for juniors.

For 11th, 12th:

Step to College is open for registration. The class is taught by a SF State professor every Friday from 3:30-5:30pm at Galileo. Students receive elective HS credit and 3 college units for each semester.  If you’re interested, please see Mr. Harper in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

Many well-known and well respected private colleges offer fly-in programs now.  They will cover transportation cost, room and board for you to visit their campus for 2 to 3 days, so that you can decide if you like the college enough that you will apply there.    

For a detail list of the colleges offering fly-in and application deadlines, please check out the Fly-in Program list from last week’s announcement or the posting outside of room 255.

9/22 @ 12:20pm in room 104: Making Waves CAP Scholarship: If you want free mentoring during college years and up to $5,000 of scholarship per year (renewable), personalized financial aid support and professional & peer networking opportunities, don’t miss this opportunity!

9/23 @ 2:15pm- 3:15pm @104: Tips for Writing the Common App. Essays by University of San Francisco.  This is the first college in SF and it’s known for business, nursing, and education.  If you come to this workshop, USF admission counselors will also edit your Common App. Essay for free even if you don’t apply to USF.

9/23 @ 3:15pm- 4:15pm @104: College Application Workshop: Come and work on your college application and get your questions answered.

9/23 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application Presentation for 12th students & parents.  It will be presented in Chinese, English and Spanish.

9/24 @ 2:15pm- 2:30pm @104: UC Berkeley IAP Scholarship: if you’re interested in applying to UCB and want a scholarship and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 unweighted or UC GPA of 3.8 weighted, you have met part of the scholarship requirements.  Come to this info. meeting to check out the other requirements.  Thank you.

The QuestBridge National College Match is now open and will be due by 9/25/15.  This maybe a full ride scholarship for a prestige college.  If you qualify for free or reduced-price lunch program, family income is less than $60,000 and have high grades, check it out: www.questbridge.org

All seniors, please turn in your uAspire consent form to room 209 as soon as possible. Look for Michael, your Galileo uAspire advisor if you need a form. He is here to help seniors throughout the financial aid process.

Please check out the scholarship posting.  It’s posted in the Counseling Center or from last week’s announcements.  There are quite a few scholarship opportunities for you already.  Don’t miss deadlines!

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies (CAHS) at City College of SF is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016. Application deadline is 11/9/15.  To apply or for more details: www.ccsf.edu/cahs or call 415-239-3152.  There is program orientations in October, November, and December, please email cahs@ccsf.edu for exact dates.  This program helps you earn an A.S. Degree for a career in The Hospitality Industry: Culinary Arts Management, Food Service Management, and Hotel Management.


Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F