Weekly Bulletin – October 31 – November 4, 2016

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

HALLOWEEN

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN.Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All HallowsEvening),[5] also known as Allhalloween,[6] All Hallows’ Eve,[7] or All Saints’ Eve,[8] is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.[

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,[20][21][22] although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.[23][24][25] Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve,[26][27] a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.

**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.

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

11/2 UC LA @ 11:45am @ RM 104: UCLA is the 2nd ranked public institution in the country and values education, research, and service. With 125 majors, 1000+ student organizations, 113 NCAA Championships, and located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for? Go Bruins!

11/3 FIDM @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: This is a private college located in downtown SF and LA and San Diego.  If you’re interested in fashion design, merchandizing, interior design, business management, digital media, or jewelry design, come check out this college.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details:jfcsonline@jfcs.org

CodeNow: This is a FREE hands-on coding experience in SF. Working closely with professional engineers, students have the opportunity to create interactive games and applications. By the end of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.  The program will even provide lunch, snacks, transportation stipend and giveaways.  For more details or to apply:https://www.codenow.org/get-involved/apply/ Application deadline is 11/16.

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or   https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

For 11th & 12th:

11/1 College Ambassador Meeting @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

11/2 & 11/3 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: If you have signed-up for this event, please bring 5 copies of the 2nd or 3rd draft of your UC Personal Insights or Common App. Personal Statements, if you want help with a new writing prompt, then bring 1 resume or activities list (this is your source for brainstorming ideas), applicable application writing prompt(s) – 1 copy, and pen and highlighter.  We will provide water and snack.  See you there!

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu: haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

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.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Back Gate along Bay Street

Effective immediately, the back gate along Bay Street, will be used as an exit only. The gate will be locked daily at 8:15 for the remainder of the day. This back area is being closed off for safety and security reasons so that the dumpster area will not be used as a common walkway, but still accessible as an exit in the event of an emergency. This will also establish the Francisco Street gate as our main entrance to our campus for security purposes. We realize this will be a change and adjustment for our school community, and your understanding is much appreciated as we continue to make Galileo a safe learning environment for all our students and staff. 

Weekly Bulletin – October 24-28, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS DAY

October 24, 2106

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: UNITED NATIONS DAY: 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year’s UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

**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.

 

STUDENT ID CARDS: Our Student ID Card software has been updated with the latest student pictures and is now up and running. If you know any current students or new/transfer students in need of an ID card, please direct them to Ms. Rivera in the Counseling office (258E), where our ID printer is located.

For any new/transfer students, first ID card is free of charge. All replacement ID cards will cost $2.

COLLEGE ACCESS DAY:

In partnership with University of San Francisco Latino Alumni Society,

the event will take place at USF in Fromm Hall from 10:00am-2:30pm (registration at 9:30am). Students are responsible for their own transportation but breakfast and lunch will be included. The flyer lists the types of workshops that will be offered. It would be great if we could get at least 20 more students to attend.

Workshops include: College Applications, Scholarship Applications, Resume Building, Networking 101 and Dress for Success. 100 students can participate.  See Ms. H. in Room 352 if you are interested.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

10/24 Royal Holloway, University of London @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is one of UK’s leading universities, with 21 academic departments.  With 9,000 located just outside of Central London.

10/24 Green Mountain College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: It is a small, coeducational private environmental liberal arts college located in Vermont.  Although this college is small, it still has 25 majors ranging from Adventure Education to Sustainable Business & Writing.

10/25 Centre College @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: A private and liberal arts college with 1,400 students, located in Kentucky.  It offers several different full-ride scholarships and fly-in opportunity.

10/26 Project WHAT! @ 11:45Am @ RM 104: WHAT! stands for We’re Here And Talking.  Led by youth who have had a parent incarcerated, Project WHAT! raises awareness about children with incarcerated parents with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.  The program employs young people who have experienced parental incarceration.

10/26 SEO Scholars @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: This is non-profit found in NY and this is their 6th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 UC Santa Barbara @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.

10/27 Dartmouth College @ 7pm @ The Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough: This is a private Ivy League small sized research university in New Hampshire.  It is competitive and well respected in the nation.

10/29 Notre Dame De Namur University Open House @ 10am-12pm @ 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont: This is a small Catholic college close to SF.  Check it out by getting a student-led campus tours, faculty meet & greet, student panel, and FAFSA-completion workshop.  Application fee will be waived when students submit the application by Dec. 1.  Please RSVP: ndnu.edu/ugevents.

10/30 Musical Theatre Audition Workshop @ 1pm-5pm @ San Mateo: For 10th-12th students who want to be prepared for college auditions.  You will learn from Jody Gelb, the Madame Morrible in Broadway Tour Wicked and Chris Andersson, the director of admission at NYU Tisch Drama.  For details & registration:www.campaniel.us/adution

If you’re interested in learning more about the Holocaust from volunteering, reading or even doing a history fellowship with scholarship and volunteer hours, please check our the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website for details: jfcsonline@jfcs.org

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or  https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk.  This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money & be an entrepreneur:Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

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For 11th & 12th:

Part-Time Job at an Accounting Company: If you’re interested in learning what’s it like to be an accountant or work in an accounting company, check out this part-time job at a small accounting company.  This job includes basic office support and you will be trained for the job.  You need to be able to pay attention to details and be able to work individually as well as in a group.  For more details, please see posting in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/26 & 10/27 College Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: Do you want editing support for your UC Personal Insight Questions?  How about the Common App. Personal Statement?  Join us for this FREE editing support.  We will have Wellesley College Alumni coaches to help you finalize all your drafted essays. Please bring 2-3 hard copies of your 2nd or 3rd essay drafts. To sign-up and must sign-up by 10/24:https://goo.gl/qqUNXX

If you were absent from homeroom on 10/20, please stop by the College & Career Center in the Counseling Center in room 258 and ask for the Cal Grant verification form.  This is free money for you to attend any college in CA.  We will help you apply for it, but we need you to verify your contact information.  This needs to be done ASAP.

Young Adult Worklink is a non-profit program that provides job readiness training, job search assistance, and paid internships for young people between the ages of 17-24.  To apply or for more info., contact Hai Chi Vu:haichv@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675.  You can also read more details on the posting in the Counseling Center.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions, please see Michael in room 209 if you have any questions.

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.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – October 17 – 21, 2016

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 17 – 21, 2016

 

 

OCTOBER

FACULTY/STAFF

WORD OF THE WEEK: OCTOBER: October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.  October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

The last two to three weeks in October is the only time of the year during which each of the “Big Four” major North American professional sports leagues schedule games; the National Basketball Association begins its preseason and about two weeks later starts the regular season, the National Hockey League is about one month into its regular season, the National Football League is about halfway through its regular season, and Major League Baseball is in its postseason with the League Championship Series and World Series.

**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.

 

HOMECOMING DANCE: is this Friday night, Oct. 21 at Holiday Inn (Van Ness & Pine). It starts at 7 PM and ends at 11 PM. Watch the homecoming coronation that night. Tickets sold at ASB office (room 150) during lunch time and after school.

COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16

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

 

 

10/17 Mills College @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is a private small women’s college in Oakland.  Students can take some classes for free at UCB and transportation will be provided between these two campuses.

10/17 University of Rochester @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a competitive medium researched based private college in upstate New York.  It’s well known for engineering and music.

10/18 Northwestern University @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: This is a large competitive private researched based university in Illinois.

10/20 University of Southern California @ 11:45am @ RM 104: The University of Southern California is a large, private research university in Los Angeles. USC offers a variety of academic programs, student organizations, and athletic opportunities and has a vibrant alumni network.

10/20 Georgetown University @ 7pm @ SF International School on 150 Oak St. SF: A free information meeting on student life, academics, admissions & financial aid opportunities at this competitive Jesuit University in DC.  To RSVP: http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/visiting/your-area/us-cities/

10/21 SEO Scholars @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is non-profit found in NY and this is their 6th year in the Bay Area. They provide free college prep support (SAT pre course, Sat. school, summer program, summer excursion and college campus visits, and mentorship in high school and in college) for first generation students (This means neither of your parents have attended college in the States) and low income (free or reduced lunch). This is only an opportunity for 9th graders and they will accept 30 students from the Bay Area. Free cookies will be available.

10/22 FREE Practice ACT Test @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: If you have signed-up for this test, please arrive on campus by 8:30am.

 

10/22 University of the Pacific Preview Day @ 9am-3:30pm @ 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA: This is a FREE open house on campus.  You can connect with students and faculty, learn how Pacific makes admission decisions, and learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Presentation will also be available in Spanish.  For more details or to register: go.pacific.edu/preview day or call 209-946-2211

10/23 Performing and Visual Arts Fair @ 12:10pm-3pm @ South SF Conference Center:This is the biggest annual FREE visual and performing arts college fair in the country.  Check it out if you are curious about any college colleges; for more details: goo.gl/eqv6L  

TeenTechSF connects 1500 teens in the Bay Area and around the world with tech leaders from Apply to Zynga through presentations & workshops on coding, app. creation, game design, global tech trends, and entrepreneurship.  Run by and for teens, all events are FREE.  There will be a Hackathonn in Nov. and Global Youth Summit & World Pitch on Dec. 3rd.  For more info. please check out: TeenTechSF.org or   https://www.facebook.com/teentechsf/  or see the flyer posted in the Counseling Center.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and need help finding a job, please check out Chalk. This is a non-profit organization that provides job searching skills such as writing resume, cover letters, job interviews etc.  They will also be able to hire undocumented students for certain positions.  For questions or details, please call 415-977-6949.  Office is located at 271 Austin St., SF, CA 94109

Thursdays @ 2:30pm-4pm @ RM 119: FREE workshops on how to save money& be an entrepreneur: Learn how to make a business plan, network with future entrepreneurs, learn about PsC and visit their offices and receive college prep support from professional.  For more details, stop by Futurama in room 119.

 

For 10th & 11th:

10/22 FREE Practice ACT Test @ 8:30-12:30pm @ Galileo Academy: this is one of the college admission required test that you can take in addition to or instead of the 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. Registration will be closed on 10/19: www.compasspre.com/GalileoACT or call 415-464-8600.  

For 11th & 12th:

San Francisco Conservation Corps: If you’re between the age of 16-25, interested in physical work such as recycling and landscaping and can commit to at least 32 hours of work per week (HS diploma is not required), then apply for this program.  You can also get your HS diploma through this program.  Information session is every Thursday at 1:30pm at 102 Fort Mason.  For more information, contact JoPierre Davis: 415-740-4830.

For 10th:

10/19 PSAT @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: Every sophomore in the district will be taking this free practice SAT test at their high school.  Please arrive on campus by 7:45amthat day so you will have enough time for this test.  If you want a practice test, please stop by the Counseling Center to pick up one.

For 11th:

10/19 PSAT @ 8am-12:35pm @ Galileo Academy: If you have signed-up for this test, please arrive on campus by 7:45am.

11/9 is the registration deadline if you want to take the low cost ACT prep class from 1/4/17-4/5/17 on Wed. from 2:30-4:30pm at Galileo.  Cost will range from $290-$490 per student depending on enrollment.  For more details or to sign-up, please see Ms. S. Chan in room 258F.

For 12th:

10/19 Making Waves Scholarship Application Workshop @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: This scholarship is awarded for $5,000 per year for 5 years in college.  In addition to money, you will get mentors and peer support throughout college.  Please bring a copy of the 2015 income tax return to work on the application.

10/20 Writing the UC Application Essays @ 2:15pm-3:15pm @ RM 104: UC Berkeley’s admission counselor will help you understand how to write the new UC Personal Insight essays.  If you already have your drafts, you may bring them with you.

10/20 College Application Workshop @ 3:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, come work on your CSU Application, Common Application, UC Application or any other college applications of your choice.  We can help answer questions along the way.  

11/5 FREE College Essay Editing @ 10am-12pm @ Galileo Cafeteria: Do you want editing support for your UC Personal Insight Questions?  How about the Common App. Personal Statement?  Join us for this FREE editing support.  We will have Wellesley College Alumni coaches to help you finalize all your drafted essays. Please bring 2-3 hard copies of your 2nd or 3rd essay drafts. To sign-up and must sign-up by 10/21: https://goo.gl/qqUNXX

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 sent via SchoolLoop.  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 to info@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.  If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.   

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

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

PSAT Exam – Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The PSAT Exam will be held at Galileo next Wednesday, 10/19 for all 10th graders and those 11th graders who signed up. Testing will be from 8:00 – approximately 12:30. Please get to school no later than 7:50 to check which testing room you need to report to. Rosters with testing locations will be posted at the front of the school, on the counseling office door and in front of the main office. You will not be allowed into the testing room once testing has started.

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