Weekly Bulletin – February 1 – 5, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 1 – 5, 2016, 2016

GROUNDHOG DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. GROUNDHOG DAY: The legend that the groundhog comes out and is frightened back into hibernation if he sees his shadow (1871;  February 2nd that traditionally indicates six more weeks of winter if sunny or an early spring if cloudy.

**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

 

WINTER CONCERT with Jest Jammin Celebrating 95 Years (1921 – 2016) of Galileo in the Galileo Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 30 starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets sold at door – adult $20 & student $10. Proceeds will go to Galileo extracurricular activities.

STUDENTS

 

ASB STORE: in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00

with a current ASB card sticker.

COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION

 

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

2/13/16 @ 9am-5pm @ Oakland Marriott City Center: 13th Annual Black College Expo: Scholarship opportunities for all students, seminars and one-on-one interviews with -colleges & universities, $8 entrance fee per person. www.thecollegeexpo.org or call 877-427-4100.

The Baked Bear in Fisherman’s Wharf is HIRING.  If you’re interested, please check out the posted Employment/Volunteer/Internship Program Bulletin in the Counseling Center.

The Summer Program List is now available.  Please either check it out on the wall outside of room 255 or via SchoolLoop with the weekly College & Career Center Announcements.  Programs that have a cost may provide financial aid for students in need but you should apply for these programs ASAP.

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

Project Pull Intern: this is a paid summer internship program that is sponsored by the City & County of SF.  Interns work 20 hours per week and get $13 per hour.  It will be from 6/13/16-8/5/16.  Interns will be paired with a mentor. Students need to have a min. 2.75 GPA from last semester and must commit for the whole program.  Applicationdeadline is 2/29/16.  Apply online: https://jcycworkforce.formstack.com/forms/projectpull2016application

For 9th & 10th:

2/19-2/21 @ UC Berkeley: 5th Annual Raza Overnight Host Program:  This is a free program that includes overnight stay at UCB, food and a one way BART ticket.  The program will provide different workshops on how minority students can be inspired to go to college.  They will also talk about how music can inspire self-pride.  Application deadline is 2/5.  Apply on: TINYURL.COM/ROHP2016

 

For 11th:

2/4/16 & 2/11/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104:Genesys Works: Are you interested in receiving a paid internship, support with college applications, FAFSA and scholarships during your senior year? Come to learn more about Genesys Works!

Applicants should be:

  •         On track to graduate – talk to your counselor if you are unsure
  •         Committed to 8 weeks of training from June – August
  •         Able to work in the afternoons senior year
  •         Eligible to work in the United States

The application deadline is February 26th.  Text GWBA to 313131 if you are interested and want to learn more or click the following link: http://www.genesysworks.org/bayarea

Students Rising Above (SRA): This is a free scholarship and mentorship opportunity just for juniors.  Are YOU a student who is “rising above?”  If so, submit the following application.  The application deadline is March 4, 2016. Link to the application: http://studentsrisingabove.org/students/

Qualified students will meet the following criteria:

◾High School JUNIOR (who will graduate from high school in Spring 2017)

 

◾From a low-income family

◾Demonstrated strength of character in overcoming obstacles not of his/her own making

◾Committed to earning a four-year college degree

◾Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

◾Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor, or mentor

◾Willing to share personal story

◾Live within the nine-county Bay Area

If you have registered for the ACT prep class, be sure to report to class on Wednesday @ 2:30pm in either room 153 or 154.  You can bring snacks and water since the class will last for 2 hours.

For 12th:

2/1/16 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: CCSF Application Workshop: if you want to take class this summer or next fall at CCSF, please attend this one and only CCSF info. and application workshop.  If you have a social security number, bring it with you.

2/3/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Maisin Scholarship Application Workshop: The Maisin Scholar Award gives 75 promising SFUSD high school seniors as much as $2,000 annually for up to 4 years and supports them through their college careers. We awarded our first class in 2001.This scholarship helps students of all residency statuses (including undocumented, AB540 students) continue their education whether they’re attending a 4-year institution, community college, or vocational trade school anywhere in the world.

2/11/16 deadline for The Association of Chinese Teacher (TACT) Scholarship application.  Please feel free to pick up a copy of the application from the College & Career Center or download it online.

If you need to order an official transcript for college or for scholarship reason, please complete a transcript request form.  You can pick up a copy of this form from room 209, the counseling center or the college & career center. Please allow at least two days for processing.

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

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F