Weekly Bulletin – October 5 – 9, 2015



Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 5 – 9, 2015




WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. CALCULATE:  To determine by by computation; arrive at by arithmetical means; to form an estimate of; to plan or design.

**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.


MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY:  Monday, October 5, 2015 all day in the Auditorium.  If you did not get your picture taken in September, Monday is the day.  You will receive your ID card once you get your picture taken.


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

10/5 @ 12:20pm @ 104: UC Santa Barbara

10/6 @ 7pm @ Nueva School on 131 E. 28th Ave. San Mateo: Tufts University: This is a large selective, private research institute near Boston.   A free program by Tufts University that includes the following topics: How do colleges evaluate a high school transcript?  Tips on successful essay writing & the impact of an application supplement.  The role of recommendations and interviews in a highly-selective admission process and how to highlight “intangible” factors.  To RSVP: http://admissions.tufts.edu/visit/in-your-area/

10/7 @ 7:00pm @ Double Tree by Hilton – Berkeley Marina at 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley: The NUUE Tour: The University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Emory University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting an informational presentation for you.  If interested, please RSVP at www.theNUUEtour.org


10/8 @ 11:45am @ 104: University of Southern California (USC): A highly competitive university in Los Angeles area and it’s known for many majors.

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 10th, 11th, & 12th:

10/7 @ lunch time @courtyard: This Way Ahead is a job-readiness program for students from age 16-18.  The program is from January –April 2016 that teaches you how to get a job and keep a job. This Way Ahead helps you build or strengthen your resume, cover letter, interviewing skills and includes a $100 stipend every month, a free monthly Muni pass, a savings account and bounces in money management. When you finish the program, you will be eligible for an exclusive paid summer internship at Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic stores. Everyone who completes This Way Ahead will become members of Enterprise and have access to our year round job bank, 3 paid summer employment programs and college and career counseling.

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 onwww.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.


For 11th:

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.  The sign-up deadline is 10/7.

For 11th, 12th:

If you have registered for Step to College class is every Friday from 3:30-5:30pm in room 107.


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.

10/7 @ 2:15pm-3:15pm in room 104: Tips for Writing the Common App. Essay by University of San Francisco (USF):This is the first university in San Francisco and it’s known for business, nursing, and education.  If you attend this workshop, you can get your college essay edited by USF admission staff for free.

10/7 @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @104: College Application Workshop:Come and work on your college application and get your questions answered.

10/8 @ 2:15pm-3:30pm in room 104: Writing the UC Personal Statements by UC Berkeley: Get tips and ideas on how to write the UC Personal Statements and learn about UC Berkeley.

10/8 @ 3:30pm-4:30pm @104: College Application Workshop:Come and work on your college application and get your questions answered.

10/9 @ 12pm @ the Auditorium: All seniors must report to the auditorium at this time to go to the mandatory SFUSD College Fair in St. Mary’s Cathedral.  You will be dismissed from the cathedral.

10/10 @ 9am-1pm @ UC San Francisco: Maps to College:Trilingual workshops: must RSVP: http://eaop.ucsf.edu

– 三藩市加大舉辦“大學地圖”: 歡迎12年級學生和家長 :用中文,西班牙語和英語提供:必須提前報名:http://eaop.ucsf.edu

– Mapa hacia la universidad. Taller para estudiantes de 12º y sus padres: en Chino, Inglés, y Español: Debe reservar su puesto en: http://eaop.ucsf.edu

10/17 & 10/18 @ 1pm-6pm @ Mission High School on 3750 18th St.: The Great SF Personal Statement Weekend: 826 Valencia & Mission HS invite all high school seniors in SF to a weekend of free essay help.  Must register in advance:826valencia.org/psw2015

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