Weekly Bulletin – February 29 – March 4, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 4,2016

 

LEAP YEAR

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. LEAP YEAR: The Gregorian calendar, which now serves as the standard calendar for civil use throughout the world, has both common years and leap years. A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra, or intercalary, day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about 365¼ days.

The length of the solar year, however, is slightly less than 365¼ days—by about 11 minutes. To compensate for this discrepancy, the leap year is omitted three times every four hundred years.

In other words, a century year cannot be a leap year unless it is divisible by 400. Thus 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but 1600, 2000, and 2400 are leap years.

**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

 

STUDENTS

 

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

with a current ASB card sticker.

 

BOAT DANCE: is Saturday night, March 12. Go to Pier 41 at 7:00 PM. Must bring ID Photo card. Discount tickets sold this Friday, Feb. 12 in room 403.

 

SPIRIT WEEK FOOD FESTIVAL; is Friday, March 11. Clubs must submit their food proposal at ECM by Feb. 29.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION

 

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

 

3/1/16 @ 2:30pm @ RM 102: Penn State University: This is an extra-large public university in Pennsylvania.  The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, we’re about creating intelligence. The digital age has made the world smaller, faster, more interactive and increasingly mobile. But no matter how fast and smart machines become, they still rely on the power of human creativity. It’s people that create new ways to look at and evaluate the infinite opportunities of the digital age. IST draws on a variety of knowledge disciplines to help individuals unlock the power of their own creativity and fuel the world’s most powerful problem solving machine—the human mind.  The college of IST has programs to help you prepare for jobs of the digital age from creating and managing technology tools to protecting information and other assets.  Our students find fulfilling careers in all sectors of industry and government.

 

3/3/16 @ 11:45-12:20pm @ RM 104: The Art Institute: Are you interested in any art related studies in college?  Come check out our local private art college.

3/4/16 application deadline for Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) 4 day VISION program at UC Berkeleyfrom 4/7-4/10.  Room & board and round trip BART tickets to Berkeley will be included.  This year’s theme is Acknowledge Connect & Empower (A.C.E): workshops on how to empower ourselves and the community.  Network with other high school students. Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/VISION2016mentee

3/12/16 @ 8:15am-3pm @ Skyline College: Expanding Your Horizons: Math & Science Conference: This is a free conference for 6th-12th grade young women to learn about career opportunities in the math and science fields for women. To complete the online registration:www.skylinecollege.edu/eyh

4/3/16 @ 8:30am-4:30pm @ UC Berkeley: 10th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium: This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy.  The admission fee is $16 per person.Registration deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11:59PM, so register now to secure your spot!  For more information about NCPPS please visit http://tinyurl.com/ncpps2016  Register for NCPPS at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-northern-california-pre-pharmacy-symposium-tickets-20086977691?aff=es2

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:

3/9/16 from 11am-2pm: Bloomberg Business is a large business company located at Pier 3 in SF.  The Bloomberg Women’s Community (BWC) will offer a 90 minute program to 15 Galileo high school girls with the goal of demystifying women in the work space. The program will include lunch, office tour, workshop as well as a discussion with 5 women at Bloomberg representing different parts of the company.  If you want to go on this field trip, please pick up a field trip form from Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  You must return a signed permission form to her ASAP.

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.  Application deadline is 2/29/16.  Apply online: https://jcycworkforce.formstack.com/forms/projectpull2016application

 

For 11th:      

3/2/16 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: University of Rochester offers $10,000-$20,000 per year for 4 years to 4 Galileo juniors.  This is a competitive private college in upstate New York.  If you want to learn more about this opportunity, please come to this short meeting.

3/10/16 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Quest Bridge Scholarship: This potential full scholarship is for current juniors who are first generation to college, with excellent academic achievement and low income (less than $60,000 a year for a family of 4).  If you meet the criteria or want to learn more about this opportunity, please come to the information session.  For more details, check out: http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/students-start-here

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:

3/4/16 @ 8:15am-3:15pm @ Galileo Library: If you took the CCSF placement exam on 2/10, please show up for your individual counseling appt. to pick up your placement results. You will receive a pass the day before for either one of these Fri. appt. that you have signed up.  If you don’t receive a pass from Ms. S. Chan, please talk to her directly.

3/2/16 FAFSA & CA Dream Act priority deadline: if you want to receive any type of financial aid, you have to submit either the FAFSA or CA Dream Act by this date.

3/16/16 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: Transition to College:   How do you prepare for the transition from high school to college?  This presentation will be in Chinese, Spanish and English.  It’s open to seniors and their parents.  Light dinner will be provided.

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 School Loop as part of the weekly College & Career Center announcements.  There are quite a few scholarship opportunities for you already.  Don’t miss deadlines!

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F