Weekly Bulletin – September 19 – 23, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 19-23,2016

AUTUMN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: AUTUMN:  The season between summer and winter, comprising in the northern hemisphere the months of September, October and November or recognized astronomically extending from the September equinox to the December solstice

**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 CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.

 

ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs,  poms poms, and other school spirit items.

 

CLASS RINGS:  Order your class ring/tag on Tuesday, September 20th during Lunch in the Main Office Lobby.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

9/19 @ 12:20PM-1PM @ RM 104: New York University: A competitive private university in Time Square of New York.  Well known for art & film and many different oversea study options.

9/19 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Goucher College: Located in Baltimore, MD, Goucher College prepares its students for careers that haven’t even been invented yet. Through hands-on learning, support from dedicated faculty, and the nation’s flat-out best study abroad program, we make sure you graduate with the skills to be a lifelong learner. That’s why we’re ranked one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

 

9/20 @ 9:05-10:05am @ RM 157: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC): With the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP), the Air Force can even pay up to full tuition, cover book expenses, and support students with monthly spending money for qualified applicants! In addition to their regular classes throughout the semester, ROTC cadets attend a weekly Aerospace Studies class, Leadership Laboratory, and physical training sessions. The AFROTC program is a window of opportunity to gain invaluable assets in leadership and followership, team building and teamwork, character building, command presence, accountability and responsibility, lifelong friendships, and more!  Please see Ms. S. Chan in the Counseling Center or Sgt. Hardee in room 157 for a pass.

 

9/20 @ 6pm-8:30pm @ Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel: California State University Fair: All 23 state universities will be at this FREE fair! This hotel is only 6 minutes of walking distance to the BART station.

San Francisco State campus tour and workshops on 10/5.  If you want to go, please sign-up with Jeff in room 209.  It will be a full day field trip and you will take the MUNI with us from school.  The last day to turn in the completed field trip form is 9/21.  

HealthLink is a free mentorship program that will allow you to experience different profession in the healthcare system.  It meets one Saturday a month, October to December & February to May at UCSF.  It’s run by college graduate students who will help you get on track for college. You’ll meet in groups and 1 on 1 with a mentor.  And you’ll participate in hands-on activities—examining real human organs, reading X-rays, taking vital signs and performing ultrasounds.  Breakfast and lunch are provided and

SUMMERFUNd partners with HealthLink.  Come by the SUMMERFUNd office in Room 458A—on Tuesday and Friday after school.  

Kumon in Marina is hiring Grading Assistant: Please see detail description posted in the Counseling Center.   Fill out your application, which is due Friday, September 23.  10th graders are especially encouraged to apply but all high school students are welcome.

 

Hamilton College in upstate NY hosts 9 Saturday campus information session and campus tours.  This is a small private liberal arts college. For more details, visit Hamilton.edu/Saturdays or call 800-843-2655 to schedule your interview (for seniors only) for a Hamilton Saturday.

Comcast Digital Connectors: Take this FREE 10 month program to learn all about computer information technology, gain knowledge in managing money and prepare for college, earn credit toward CISCO Professional IT certification and a free laptop after completion of the program.  This is open to all students ages 14-21 and class is located at the One Stop Center on 601 Jackson St. SF.  To register, please call 415-677-7599 (for English/Vietnamese) or 415-677-7594 (for Chinese) or email:thanhn@selfhelpelderly.or

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: Practice ACT Test: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to SAT.  Taking this full-length practice test will give you a better idea on whether you score higher on ACT or SAT.  You will receive a detailed report including an essay evaluation in 3-5 business days.  Please drop off $5 to Ms. S. Chan in room 258F after you register online.  Registration will be closed on 10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

9/22 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Drafting the Appraisal Packet: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

Burger King on 35 Powell St. SF is hiring.  You can go and apply in-store.

Business Services Network is hiring for Entry Level-Billing Clerk: Hourly pay is $13-$16 depending on experience and the average number of hours worked per week is 12-20 between 9am-6pm.  For more details on duties, please see flyer on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.  

Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF.  They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23.  For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: aie@soex.org

SF YouthWorks is hiring.  Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays and attend mandatory workshops and be committed for the program between October to April. To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/23 5pm.

Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds.  You will even earn $500 stipend!  Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm.  DACA youth are encouraged to apply!  Must be SF resident.  To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105;LSosa@medasf.org.  For more details: http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies

For 11th

10/19 @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: PSAT: If you want to take this practice SAT to see if you can qualify for the national merit scholarship, please sign-up for this test in the College & Career Center in room 258F.  It’s first come first served.  Seats are limited.

 

For 12th:

9/24 @ 9am-1pm @ UCSF: Maps to College for Senior: A FREE event for parents and seniors.  It includes trilingual workshops.  Must RSVP:http://eaop.ucsf.edu

9/28 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application: How many colleges should seniors apply to?  What type of application forms do they need to complete?  What about test scores?  This detailed and comprehensive presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, and English for senior parents and students.  A light dinner will be provided.

As you know, uAspire is here to support you for the financial aid process. In addition to having the “money man”, Michael, whom you have met in your social studies class presentation, there will be a second advisor joining him.

uAspire’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) Initiative invites students who identify as African American to participate in college affordability advising.  MBSK College Affordability Advisor, Breanna Branch, will be in room 209 every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting September 23rd.  Please stop by the College Center or room 209 to get more information.  The consent form is attached.  Consent forms for MBSK participation can be turned into the College Center/Room 209. Alternatively, you may take a clear photo of the signed form and email it toinfo@uaspire.org or text the photo to 510-575-0524.

 

uAspire is still accepting consent forms. Please turn in the green uAspire consent form to room 209 to receive financial aid help.

The Fly-In Program List is sent via SchoolLoop and posted outside of room 255:  If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply.  Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship.  If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor.  Good luck!

Scholarships:  A current list is sent via SchoolLoop.  A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center.  The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

Supporting you every step of way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F