Weekly Bulletin – May 9 – 13, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MAY 9-13 ,2016

MOTHER’S DAY

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  MOTHER’S DAY:  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.   It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Today St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries, and it is now celebrated all over the world.

**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:

 

5/15/16 @ 7pm-9pm Exploring College Options @ Hyatt Regency SF: This is a free info. session for students & parents on admission and financial aid related info. for Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford University.  For more info.: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

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 10th & 11th:

5/12/16 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: CCSF Fall Dual Enrollment:Sophomores & Juniors, if you would like to take FREE classes at CCSF next fall, please come learn about the simple & easy process and what classes are offered.  Text books are also included.  You can earn both college & high school credits. Application deadline is May 20.

For 11th:

For juniors only.  Are you interested in going to either University of Puget Sound (PS) for tuition free (which is about $46,000 per year for 4 years) or Boston University (BU) for tuition free (which is about $49,000 per year for 4 years) 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.  BU is a large private research college in Boston, MA.  If you’re interested in being nominated for this scholarship, please tell Ms. G by May 12 and give her your current contact information.  

For 12th:

5/11/16 @ 2:15pm-3:15pm Final High School Transcript Request Workshop for Seniors @ Room 104: There is a new process for you to request your final high school transcript.  The instruction was given to you on FRISCO Day.  If you need help making the request, please come to either one of the workshops or check out the instruction via SchoolLoop.  This process will only take one minute to complete.   

5/12/16 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: SFSU Resource Connection:For seniors attending San Francisco State University in the fall. Come learn about the resources available to you and sign up early!  You can get low cost or free text books, on campus jobs, etc.  Please email Ms. S. Chan (CHANS@sfusd.edu) or stop by the College & Career Center to let her know that you’re attending this event by 5/9/16.   

5/17/16 @ 12:20pm-1pm Final High School Transcript Request Workshop for Seniors @ Room 104: There is a new process for you to request your final high school transcript.  The instruction was given to you on FRISCO Day.  If you need help making the request, please come to either one of the workshops or check out the instruction via SchoolLoop.   This process will only take one minute to complete.   

 

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 has extended to May 9, 2016. Pick up the application either in the College & Career Center or from the Advisor Hub in room 209.

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 is 5/10/2016.  

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

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

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