Weekly Bulletin – October 17 – 21, 2016



Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 17 – 21, 2016





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






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.


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