WEEKLY BULLETIN – MAY 2 – 6, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 2 – 6 ,2016

 

MAY DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. MAY DAY:  Originally, May Day was an ancient pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer. In Gaelic traditions, it is known as Beltaine (or the Anglicized “Beltane”). As time went on, different groups adapted the celebration to their specific cultures or beliefs. Europeans and Americans often celebrate in a more secular manner with diversions like maypole dancing and flower crowns. (That certainly lends a bit of cultural context to all the young women breezing around summer music festivals this time of year with giant daisies on their heads.)Also of note: In May, the Southern Hemisphere is getting ready for winter, so May Day as a seasonal celebration is, for the most part, a Northern Hemisphere thing.

 

May Day is also a labor holiday in many areas of the world, and that part of its history is a thornier story. May Day has shared a date with International Workers’ Day since the 1880s

**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.

 

Move-Up & Awards Assembly, Friday, May 13, double period 4

 

Senior breakfast, Friday, May 20 in cafeteria, 8:00 AM – 10:15 AM.

 

Graduation Ceremony at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Tuesday, May 24 @ 1:00 PM.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION

 

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

 

5/2/16 @ 10am-12pm WACAC College Fair: CSU, East Bay University Gymnasium: Meet with representatives from more than 100 colleges & universities.  FREE admission & FREE parking.  Pre-register: www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/

If you can speak any Asian language and are curious about law or social justice, you may volunteer as an interpreter in the Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic at the Asian Law Caucus.  This clinic provides free legal consultations for low-income workers every 1st and 3rd Thursday evening.  Your minimum volunteer commitment is at least 3 nights every 4 months.  Training will be provided for all accepted volunteers.  If you’re interested, please email your resume, language ability and availability to Victoria: victoriac@advancingjustice-alc by 4/29/16.

La Petite Swim Schools is hiring Swim Teachers to teach children how to swim.  The Pay scale is $15-$27 per hour. Must be at leave 16 years old.  For more details, please go towww.swimlpb.com or see the posting in the Counseling Center.

 

Trader Joes’ at North Beach is hiring.  If you’re interested, pick up an application from the College & Career Center.

Kumon in Marina is hiring Grading Assistant.  This is a part-time position on Mon. Tues., Thur. and Fri. from 3pm-7pm.  Please see detail job description in the Counseling Center.

Cowgirl Creamery is hiring!  This is a local company with a fun crew seeking seasonal part-time, evening and weekend help at the SF Ferry Building location.  Starting wag is $12.25/hour or DOE. If you’re interested, see job description 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 9th & 10th:

Camp Sudo’s SF 2016 Summer Code Camp will be at Galileo Academy.  This camp will cover basic computer coding, designing, building and managing your own websites & projects.  The camp will be from 8am-2pm from 6/8/16-7/13/16. The cost will be $1,000 (including a laptop for you plus all programming material, transportation and snacks); limited need-based scholarship will be available and will cover up to 75% of the tuition cost.  You can pick up a copy of the application from your counselor or from the College & Career Center in room 258F.  Application deadline is 5/13 to Dr. Reimer’s office which is next to the main office.

For 11th:

For juniors only.  Are you interested in going to the University of Puget Sound (PS) for tuition free (which is about $46,000 per year for 4 year) while getting special advising support and leadership training?  PS is known for international business, music, biology, and strong liberal arts.  This is a small independent college in Tacoma, Washington.  If you’re interested in being nominated for this scholarship, please tell Ms. G by May 6 and give her your current contact information.

 

For 12th:

Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship for $1,000 per year (renewable): applicants must be a SFSUD high school graduate & will attend SFSU, complete FAFSA or Dream Act by March 2nd, with EFC of $5000 or less, and must submit confirmation page of FAFSA or CA Dream ACT.  The application deadline is 5/16/2016. www.sfsu.academicworks.com

Chinese American Citizen Alliance Scholarship for $1,000: applicant must be Chinese ancestry, graduate from SFUSD, has a 3.0 minimum GPA, has done community service, and must meet income eligibility.  Application deadline is5/10/2016.

Contact Michael Lau at Michaell@uaspire.org if you need the application.

Lose Hermanos De Stanford Scholarship for $1,000: applicants must be graduating Latin high school senior and must be attending a 2 or 4 year university.  Application deadline is5/8/2016.http://web.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/cgi-bin/HermanosWordpress2012/wordpress/?page_id=475

Vietnamese Academic Award Foundation Scholarship for $1,000: applicant must be of Vietnamese descent who are currently in the 12th grade and graduating in 2016, live with the area code of 415, 628, or 650 and has a minimum 3.5 GPA. The application deadline is 5/7/2016. http://aucocenter.org/events/A

2016 Filipino-American HS Graduating Scholars’ Award: If you are a Filipino-American seniors and have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, please apply for this scholarship.  It’s an easy application and the deadline is May 4, 2016.  Pick up the application either in the College & Career Center or from the Advisor Hub in room 209.

If you have been awarded a scholarship either from a college or a private organization, please let Michael Lau know.  You can either email the information to him at michaell@uaspire.org  or drop it off to him in room 209.

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

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