Weekly Bulletin – September 6 – 9, 2016


Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 6 – 9,2016



WORDS OF THE WEEK: LABOR DAY: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed.  The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.


**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


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.


PEP RALLY AND CLASS COMPETITION is Dodge Ball this Friday in the Courtyard starting at 12:30 PM.



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

9/7 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: Concordia University Irvine: A small sized Lutheran based private college.  This college offers 96+ majors, minors, and academic programs, NCAA DIV II athletics, and study abroad opportunities.

9/8 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: Dominican University: This is a small Catholic University in San Rafael.  It’s known for Nursing and Education majors.  It also provides scholarships.   


9/8 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Johns Hopkins University: This is a medium sized liberal art based and the nation’s first research college.  It’s located in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a well-known yet competitive private college.     

9/10 @ 9am-12pm @ Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) at 3650 Schriever Avenue, Mather, CA: U.S. Naval Academy: The USNA offers a full college scholarship, guaranteed job upon graduation, and is consecutively ranked the #1 Top Public School by US News & World Report.  We also have many excellent summer programs & camps, which are available to all current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th graders. To RSVP: goo.gl/rGwYma

9/11 @ 2pm-4pm @ Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St, SF: Tufts University: Who Gets in and Why: A Behind-the-Scenes look at the selective admissions process.  An interactive experience that revels the inner workings of our admissions office.  The admission team will explain the factors considered in the admissions process, look at real applications, and let you act as a member of the admissions committee and vote on who should be accepted.  This lesson applies to any highly selective admissions process.  To RSVP:http://admissions.tufts.edu/visit/in-your-area/


9/11 @ 2pm-3pm @ Carnegie Mellon University @ San Francisco Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter St, SF: A FREE info. session hosted by the Carnegie Mellon admission staff.  This is a competitive private university that is known for business and engineering.  To RSVP:admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you or call 412-268-2082.  RSVP required.   

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.  

Mission Bite: A company where high school student can earn $599 for taking a FREE coding class this semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and we will follow up with more information.  To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/16 by 5pm.

Breakthrough SF is a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college.  If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/16.  Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm.  For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC


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 11th & 12th:

9/7 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: College Research: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training.  See you there.

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 9/12 5pm.

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

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

Music of East Asia (Music 24): This is an accredited music class at City College’s Chinatown branch.  Class is on Thur. night from 6:10pm-9pm.  If you’re interested, register atwww.ccsf.edu


For 12th:

The Fly-In Program List has been sent via School Loop 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 School Loop.  A hard copy is 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